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Brocton sets down Westfield in defensive struggle

January 28, 2016
Westfield Republican

BROCTON (Jan. 25) - For the second straight game, the Brocton Bulldogs (11-4, 4-4) used a strong defensive effort to propel themselves to victory.

This time, it was the Westfield Wolverines (4-10, 2-5) who struggled as Brocton prevailed, 39-33, in CCAA West 2 boys high school basketball.

Friday, Brocton slowed down Sherman's offense in a 34-27 victory.

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Photo by Joe Conti
Westfield’s David Grayson (11) drives to the basket ahead of Brocton’s Aaron Riforgiato during Monday’s CCAA West 2 boys high school basketball game.

"Overall, the two games were very similar," Brocton coach Matt Seiberg said. "We are playing excellent defense."

The Bulldogs started the game on an 8-0 run, before Westfield scored the final five points of the frame. Brocton held a 19-14 halftime lead and extended the lead, 31-22 after three quarters.

The Wolverines connected on 12 shots from the field with eight of those coming from beyond the arc.

"They definitely shot a lot of 3s," Seiberg said. "They hit some towards the end. We contested the outside shots and made sure they didn't get second chances."

Seiberg noted the play of Ryan Johnson and Aaron Riforgiato, who combined for 23 rebounds while Steven Krystofiak had eight.

"Basically, we closed out on the 3s and boxed out," he said. "We cleaned up on the boards. That's the style of play Westfield chose to play. They tried going inside, but we were solid there. They shot two foul shots. It shows you we played solid defense."

Johnson led the Bulldogs with 14 points while Krystofiak and Riforgiato combined for 17 points.

Trevor North led the Wolverines with 10 points and four rebounds while Eric Fermier had five points and four assists in defeat.

"I am proud of the kids," Seiberg said of his team. "They are giving me all they have."

Thunderbirds rout Pine Valley, 84-42

SOUTH DAYTON (Jan. 25) - The Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds (11-3) used a 37-point second quarter to set down the Pine Valley Panthers (5-8), 84-42, Monday night in a non league boys basketball game.

"They shot 15 for 17 in the field in the second quarter," Pine Valley coach Dave Pihlblad said of the visitors. "We didn't play good defense, we gave them open looks. We tried to switch up defenses and it didn't help. They were just playing very good basketball and we couldn't stop them."

The Thunderbirds expanded their 51-16 halftime lead in the third quarter, outscoring the home team, 21-12. Pine Valley battled back to outscore Chautauqua Lake in the final period, 14-12.

Chautauqua Lake's Devin Pope led all scorers with 25 points. Nate Hammond had 13 points for the Thunderbirds, while Carter Davidson contributed 12 points and seven assists.

For Pine Valley, Dylan Chase led the way with 16 points. Austin Butcher added 12 points and seven rebounds.

 
 
 

 

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