Johnson, Lancaster Lead Cougars Past Panama

SINCLAIRVILLE – Junior Cody Johnson and senior Mike Lancaster combined talents as Cassadaga Valley (7-4, 11-6) tied Panama for second place in Division 2 West boys basketball on Tuesday night.

Johnson, coming off a 34-point effort at Clymer, drilled home 21 points and Lancaster had 17, including nine from the foul line, as the Cougars defeated Westfield (6-5, 9-8), 58-49.

Lancaster brought down 13 rebounds and had four assists, Johnson had nine rebounds and Kyle Ruge finished with 11 points, five steals and two assists.

Foul shooting was a key factor for the Cougars as they made 17-of-25 while Westfield could make only 7-of-13.

Cassadaga Valley held a 28-24 halftime lead as Johnson had 15 points, and then went on a 13-7 run in the third quarter to take a 41-31 edge entering the final quarter.

Tanner Dahl led Westfield with 23 points and Stephen DeMarco added 10 points.

Cassadaga Valley plays at Panama on Thursday night in the windup of the regular-season with second place on the line.

WESTFIELD (49)

Mangine 0 1 1, Dahl 8 4 23, Bentham 1 0 3, Hunt 0 0 0, North 0 0 0, Gray 3 1 7, Tennies 2 1 5, DeMarco 5 0 10. Totals 19 7 49.

CASSADAGA VALLEY (58)

C. Jones 0 0 0, Ruge 2 6 11, Parsons 1 0 2, Mangine 0 0 0, Dalaba 1 1 3, Watts 0 0 0, Lancaster 4 9 17, C. Johnson 12 1 25. Totals 20 17 58.

3-Point Goals: Dahl 3, Bentham, Ruge.

Westfield15 9 7 18 – 4 9

Cassadaga Valley 14 14 13 17 – 58

Jayvees: Westfield won.

PANAMA TOPS BROCTON

BROCTON – David Odell had 12 points and six rebounds to help Panama past Brocton (1-15, 0-12), 58-48.

The Panthers jumped out to a 18-10 lead after the first quarter and held a 35-24 lead at the break. Brocton bounced back in the second half, outscoring Panama, 24-23, but the Bulldogs were unable to close the gap and pick up their first league win of the year.

Chris Blose added 10 points for the Panthers in the win while Dillon Mescall had nine points and Dan Odell seven points.

Macalum Buchanan had a game-high 16 points for the Bulldogs while Aaron Riforgiato had nine points and Bryen Graves a game-high 10 rebounds to go with four points.

PANAMA (58)

Delahoy 3 1 7, Eddy 1 0 3, D. Odell 3 1 7, Mescall 4 0 9, Kirby 1 1 3, Blose 3 4 10, Payne 1 1 3, Rensel 1 0 2, Dav. Odell 5 2 12, Odell 1 0 2. Totals: 23 9 58. 3-Point Field Goals: Eddy 1, Mescall 1.

BROCTON (48)

Siragusa 0 1 1, Walter 1 0 2, Graves 1 2 4, Aa. Riforgiato 3 3 9, Remington 1 0 2, Delcamp 1 0 2, Dolce 1 0 3, Buchanan 6 2 15, Whitmer 1 0 2, An. Riforgiato 3 2 8. Totals: 18 10 48. 3-Pointers: Dolce 1, Buchanan 1.

Panama 18 17 13 10 – 58

Brocton 10 14 13 11 – 48

SHERMAN ROLLS

SHERMAN -The Sherman Wildcats moved within one win of a perfect season in Division 2 West with an easy decision over Clymer.

Sherman, using a stifling 2-3 zone, allowed Clymer only 11 field goals en route to a 65-32 verdict for its 11th win in the league and 16th in 17 games.

The Wildcats took a 35-15 lead at halftime as Andrew Graham had all 11 points. Ryan Robson chipped in with six points in a 22-11 edge in the second quarter and followed that with eight points in the final quarter.

Jake Card had nine points and six rebounds for the Wildcats while Graham added five steals while Robson and Ryan Myers had four each.

Mitch Einink paced Clymer (5-6, 9-8) with 14 points and five rebounds while teammate Jared Dunnewold chipped in with five rebounds.

CLYMER (32)

DeStevens 3 1 9, Wiggers 2 0 4, A. Einink 0 0 0, Svetz 0 0 0, Dunnewold 1 0 2, M. Einink 4 2 14, Legters 0 0 0, Woods 1 1 3, Heiser 0 0 0. Totals 11 4 32.

SHERMAN (65)

Gleason 1 1 3, Graham 4 0 11, Robson 6 0 14, Cole 0 0 0, Moorhead 3 0 7, Myers 4 0 9, Reed 0 0 0, Boland 0 0 0, Card 2 5 9, Greiner 0 0 0, Ames 0 0 0, Walczak 2 1 5, Ottaway 3 1 7, Lyon 0 0 0, Finch 0 0 0, Alger 0 0 0. Totals 25 8 65.

3-point goals: DeStevens 2, M. Einink 4, Graham 3, Robson 2, Moorhead, Myers.

Clymer4 11 9 8 – 32

Sherman 13 22 15 15 – 65

Jayvees: Sherman 69, Clymer 44.