Morrison?Nets 39, But Cards Fall To Knights

RANDOLPH – A spectacular performance by sophomore Bryce Morrison of Randolph wasn’t enough to prevent Silver Creek from remaining undefeated in Division 2 boys basketball Thursday night.

Morrison scored a varsity career-high 39 points on 12-of-17 from the floor to rank third in Randolph history. But it was Zeddie Williams coming through with 13 points in the final period to pull out an 86-79 decision for the Black Knights (5-0, 11-0) over Randolph (3-2, 6-4).

”Bryce had a great game,” said Randolph coach Kevin Hind, noting the sophomore connected on 9-of-11 3-point attempts and was 6-of-7 from the foul line.

The only other Cardinals to have more points in a game were Ashton Brown (47 points) and Kevin Lange (44 points).

”Bryce was making all kinds of shots,” said Hind.

Morrison was especially strong in the second period when he scored 17 points, helping the Cardinals jump to a 47-44 halftime lead. Overall, Morrison went into the locker room with 25 points.

The Cardinals held a 62-60 edge entering the final period and that is when Williams took charge with 13 of his 25 points during a 26-17 run that allowed the Black Knights to remain perfect on the season.

Randolph connected on 16 3-pointers, led by Morrison’s nine. Mitchell Maycock added five and Taylor Miller had two.

Kaine Kettle followed Williams with 20 points for Silver Creek while Steve Marcey had 16 points and Billy Brooks added 15 points.

Williams handed out eight assists and grabbed five rebounds while Brooks blocked five shots and hauled down five rebounds for the winners.

Maycock finished with 15 points and Miller 12 for the Cardinals, who received seven assists from Cody Oldro and three steals from Morrison. Nate Beaver chipped in with six rebounds.

SILVER CREEK (86)

Kettle 9 1 20, Bain 1 0 2, Brooks 5 5 15, Marcey 6 2 16, White 3 0 8, Williams 10 5 25. Totals 34 13 86.

RANDOLPH (79)

Maycock 5 0 15, McAllister 0 2 2, Miller 5 0 12, Morrison 12 6 39, Beaver 2 3 7, Oldro 2 0 4. Totals 27 9 79.

3-Point goals – Kettle, Marcey 2, White 2, Maycock 5, Miller 2, Morrison 9.

Silver Creek22 22 16 26 – 86

Randolph13 34 15 17 – 79

Jayvees: Randolph won.

WARRIORS PREVAIL

SINCLAIRVILLE – Damion Taylor had 13 points, Tanner John 12, Jared Fish and Bryce Stahlman 11 apiece and the Salamanca Warriors cruised to a 63-38 victory over host Cassadaga Valley.

It was the squad’s balanced scoring – four players reached double figures – that pushed the Warriors, now 5-4 overall and 2-2 in league, to the lopsided victory.

“We controlled the boards all game and got a bunch of fast break scoring opportunities,” Salamanca coach Brian Koscielniak said. “That helped us have good, well-balanced scoring totals, which is rare for us. It was nice to see the team’s unselfish play.”

After a close opening frame, Salamanca led 15-14, the Warriors upped the defensive pressure and outscored the Cougars (5-5, 1-4) over the next two periods, 38-14.

In addition to his 12 points, John pulled down 11 rebounds while Fish added 10 boards and Taylor eight rebounds and five assists.

For Cassadaga Valley, Mike Lancaster led with 12 points and eight rebounds and Cody Johnson, a sophomore, delivered his first career double-double behind a 10-point, 10-rebound performance.

SALAMANCA (63)

Taylor 6 1-2 13, Beattie 1 0 3, Fish 3 5-6 11, Ball 4 0 8, Hinman 1 0 3, Cooper 1 0 2, Stahlman 5 0 11, John 5 1-3 12, Crandall 0 0 0, Spruce 0 0 0, Connell 0 0 0. Totals 26 7 63.

Cassadaga Valley (38)

Bender 3 0 7, Ruge 3 0 7, Jones 1 0 2, Lancaster 4 2-4 12, Johnson 4 2-6 10, Dalaba 0 0 0, Parsons 0 0 0. Totals 15 4 38.

3-point goals: Bender, Ruge, Lancaster 2, Beattie, Hinman, Stahlman, John.

Salamanca15 20 18 10

Cassadaga Valley14 7 7 10

Jayvees: Sal 55, CV 48.

ELDERKIN SHINES

CATTARAUGUS – Behind Alex Elderkin’s 25 points, Frewsburg used its all-around balance to subdue Cattaraugus-Little Valley, 82-66.

Elderkin led a 27-12 second quarter with 11 points and Brett Johnson added eight as the Bears had a 40-20 halftime edge. The closest the Timberwolves got after that was 12 points in the second half.

Johnson finished with 17 points, Nick Munella 13, Derek Smith 11 and Josh Nelson nine for the Bears. Elderkin wound up with five rebounds and four steals while Smith had nine assists.

Sam Agnew sank 15 points, Mat Rupp 11 and Colt Agnew 10 for C-LV. Josh Forster delivered seven steals.

FREWSBURG (82)

Smith 4 3 11, Munella 6 0 13, Nelson 3 3 9, B. Johnson 8 0 17, Elderkin 8 5 25, Adelgren 0 2 2, D. Johnson 2 0 4, Caldwell 0 0 0, Stearns 0 0 0. Totals 31 13 82.

C-LV (66)

Burroughs 1 3 5, Hadley 1 1 4, Forster 3 3 9, Rupp 5 0 11, C. Agnew 3 2 10, S. Agnew 5 5 15, Stevens 2 0 5, Reynolds 0 0 0, Macakanja 3 0 7. Totals 23 14 66.

3-Point Goals – Smith, Munella, B. Johnson, Elderkin 4, Rupp, C. Agnew, Stevens , Macakanja, Burroughs, Hadley.

Frewsburg13 27 22 20 – 82

C-LV8 12 22 24 – 66

Jayvees: Frewsburg 54, C-LV 25.

DIVISION 1

FREDONIA TRIMS SWCS

Sophomore John Piper equalled his season high with 23 points, Cam Voss had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds and Fredonia jumped out to an early lead on its way to toppling Southwestern, 62-48.

Piper, who is knocking down 43 percent of his shots from beyond the arc this season, hit three triples in this one, helping the Hillbillies (8-3, 5-1) jump out to an 18-5 lead after the first period.

“Our goal was to make him drive to the basket a little more than usual,” Southwestern coach Andrew Krenzer said, “but we just lost track of him in our zone.”

Southwestern’s (6-4, 3-2) top scorer was Alek Peck, who had 17 points to go with his 12 rebounds and four assists, while teammate Kyle Radack finished with 13.

Southwestern will be looking to get back in the win column on Tuesday when it travels to Falconer for a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.

FREDONIA (62)

Thompson 0 0 0, Fletcher 1 1 4, Johnston 1 0 3, Bunge 2 0 4, Piper 8 4 23, Meyer 3 5 11, Lilly 2 0 5, Voss 5 2 12, Cunningham 0 0 0, Ray 0 0 0. Totals 22 12 62.

SOUTHWESTERN (48)

Greenlee 1 0 2, Rybicki 0 2 2, Peck 5 7 17, Moran 1 0 2, Trathen 2 2 6, Radack 6 1 13, Schrope 2 0 4, Mogenhan 1 0 2, Gustafson 0 0 0. Totals 18 12 48.

3-point goals: Fletcher, Johnston, Piper 3, Lilly.

Fredonia18 15 15 14 – 62

Southwestern5 12 16 15 – 48

Jayvees: Southwestern won.

DIVISION 3

SOFFELS LEAD WAY

The Soffel brothers combined for 34 points and Maple Grove’s defense forced 27 turnovers in an 80-39 victory over Panama.

Graham Soffel, a sophomore, netted a team-high 19 points with 10 rebounds and four steals while Will Soffel, a senior, connected for 15 points, six rebounds, six steals and six assists in the victory.

Also chipping in with a solid game was Aaron Germain, who had 13 points, nine rebounds and six steals.

Thanks to its pesky defense, Maple Grove held Panama to single digits in the first three quarters, outscoring the visiting Panthers 20-8 over the first eight minutes before expanding that advantage to a sizeable 35 points, 60-25 by the end of the third.

Panama was led by Alec Blose’s 17 points and 10 rebounds.

The Red Dragons improved to 10-1 overall and 8-0 in league following the win, and host Westfield on Monday in another Division 3 game.

PANAMA (39)

K. Eddy 0 0 0, R. Eddy 1 0 2, Odell 2 1 6, Blose 5 6 17, Kirby 3 2 8, Rensel 0 0 0, Franzen 0 0 0, Lewis 3 0 6. Totals 14 9 39.

MAPLE GROVE (80)

Tampe 1 0 3, Richardson 1 0 2, Kistner 1 0 2, W. Soffel 6 1 15, Ahlstrom 0 0 0, G. Soffel 6 6 19, Wefing 2 1 5, Germain 4 3 13, Goerke 4 0 8, Beaton 1 0 3, Swanson 3 0 6, Stack 0 0 0, Nelson 2 0 4. Totals 31 11 80.

3-point goal: Odell, Blose, Tampe, W. Soffel 2, G. Soffel, Germain 2, Beaton.

Panama8 9 8 14 – 39

Maple Grove20 17 23 20 – 80

Jayvees: Panama won.

CLUTE, DAVIDSON SHINE

MAYVILLE – Junior Ian Clute and sophomore reserve Carter Davidson combined for 41 points as Chautauqua Lake (2-2, 3-6) stopped Frankliville, 71-55.

Clute scored 21 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, handed out seven assists and had four steals while Davidson added 20 points as the Thunderbirds won easily.

Clute had 18 points in the first half as the winners grabbed a 31-15 edge. Davidson tallied 12 points in the second half and Cody Thomas had all 14 of his points in the win.

Kyle Mayer contributed nine points for Chautauqua Lake while Nathan Lawrence and Ben Erickson delivered 16 points each and Collin Seamans 13 for Franklinville (1-7).

A.J. Hulton and Mayer also had three assists in the victory.

FRANKLINVILLE (55)

Lawrence 7 1 16, Milks 3 2 8, Seamans 6 0 13, Erickson 6 16, Dingman 1 0 2, Finch 0 0 0, Blecha 0 0 0, Terwilliger 0 0 0. Totals 23 3 55.

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE (71)

Davidson 8 0 20, Clute 9 3 21, Mayer 4 0 9, Briggs 1 0 2, Thomas 5 4 14, Miller 3 0 6, Saunders 0 0 0, Applegarth 0 0 0, Hulton 0 0 0, Latimer 0 0 0. Totals 29 8 71.

3-Point Goals – Lawrence, Erickson 3, Seamans, Davidson 4, Mayer.

Franklinville7 8 20 20 – 55

Chautauqua Lake 13 18 20 20 – 71

Jayvees: Franklinville won.

WOLVERINES BREEZE

WESTFIELD – The Westfield Wolverines (6-4, 3-0) rolled over the Pine Valley Panthers (2-7, 1-3), 61-41.

The Wolverines were able to take a 28-16 lead into halftime, and then Jon Coe started the third quarter with a bang as he scored 11 straight points for the Wolverines to give the home team a commanding lead.

“Dan Tofil distributed the ball really well during the run we had,” Westfield coach Bob North said. “Jon Coe may have had the points, but Tofil did all the little things for us today.”

Coe led all scorers with 26 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Spencer Sticek led the Panthers with 18 points on six 3-pointers while Lucas Trombley had six points, 10 rebounds and six assists.

Dan DeMarco and Jordan Ihm each had eight points for the Wolverines.

DIVISION 4

PIRATES ROLL

ELLICOTTVILLE -”Clymer is a good solid team that can hurt you inside and outside,” said Ellicottville coach Dave McCann following the Pirates’ 62-35 victory.

The Pirates, who allowed only four offensive rebounds, were led by Dan Lictus with eight boards, and Jake Wiggers and Mitch Einink with seven apiece.

Einink scored nine points and Lictus six in the 16-5 run during the second quarter as the Pirates took a 31-14 halftime lead. Reserve Austin Crosby also hit two 3-pointers during that stretch.

The leading scorer was Einink with 18 points followed by Lictus with 14 and Crosby with 13 in the victory. Lictus also rejected four shots

Clymer, which had a terrible time at the foul line in a 52-50 overtime loss to Brocton, got back on track and hit a strong 80 percent from the foul line.

Phalla Musall had six steals for Ellicottville.

CLYMER (62)

Wiggers 2 2 6, McAfoose 1 0 2, Crosby 4 2 13, DeStevens 3 2 9, Einink 7 4 18, Lictus 4 6 14, Heiser 0 0 0, Holthouse 0 0 0, Holmstrom 0 0 0. Totals 21 16 62.

ELLICOTTVILLE (35)

Musall 2 2 6, C. Wilson 2 0 4, S. Wilson 1 1 3, Morton 3 1 7, Easton 3 0 6, Watt 2 2 6, Steinbroner 1 1 3, Macomb 0 0 0, Grinnols 0 0 0. Totals 14 7 35.

3-Point Goals- Crosby 3, DeStevens.

Clymer15 16 17 14 – 62

Ellicottville9 5 12 9 – 35

Jayvees: Clymer won.

ROBSON NETS 25

SHERMAN – Ryan Robson poured in a career-high 25 points, including four treys, to go along with nine rebounds and three steals when Sherman rolled visiting North Collins, 64-39.

Sherman, the state’s 11th-ranked team for Class D thanks to an 8-3 record overall and a perfect 5-0 mark in league play, built a 16-7 lead by the end of the first quarter and led 29-16 at the break. Then they extinguished any hopes amongst the North Collins squad of a comeback with a 22-point third quarter that ballooned the advantage to 21 points, 51-30.

Along with Robson, Andrew Graham finished with 13 points and six assists, Ryan Myers had 11 points and seven rebounds, and Jake Card chipped in with 10 points and seven rebounds.

For North Collins, Jared Keppel had a big game, netting 27 of the team’s 39 points while hauling in a game-high 16 boards.

NORTH COLLINS (39)

Lloyd 0 0 0, Ja. Keough 0 0 0, Jor. Keough 1 1 3, Keppel 10 6 27, Bauerlein 2 0 5, Youngman 1 2 4, Ferg 0 0 0. Totals 14 9 39.

SHERMAN (64)

Graham 6 0 13, Robson 10 1 25, Moorhead 0 0 0, Myers 5 0 11, Boland 0 0 0, Card 4 2 10, Greiner 1 0 2, Ames 0 1 1, Ottaway 1 0 2. Totals 27 4 64.

3-point goals: Graham, Robson 4, Meyers, Keppel, Bauerlein.

North Collins7 9 14 9 – 39

Sherman16 13 22 14 – 64

Jayvees: Sherman won.