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Westfield rallies to beat Cassadaga Valley

February 4, 2016
Westfield Republican

INCLAIRVILLE (Jan. 29) - Trevor North hit a big 3-pointer and scored all seven of his points in the fourth quarter as Westfield rallied for a 46-41 win over Cassadaga Valley.

The Cougars (2-15, 0-10) led 35-27 entering the final eight minutes, but the Wolverines took command with a 19-point quarter, aided by 12 trips to the foul line.

"They'd been pressing, and I felt as though we ran out of gas in that fourth quarter," said Cassadaga Valley coach Josh Schauman. "We struggled to find points and had some turnovers."

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Brocton’s Garrett McFadden goes in for two points during Wednesday’s non-league boys high school basketball game against Forestville.

Greg Schroeder led Westfield (5-9, 3-5) with eight points as nine players found the score sheet. Schroeder also grabbed seven rebounds while North and Joey Quagliana each had five. Jonathen Wilson and North each handed out three assists in the win.

Brandon Chamberlin led Cassadaga Valley with 12 points while Tyler Simpson had 10 points and 10 rebounds. Connor Crabtree grabbed nine rebounds and Shane Parsons had three assists in the loss.

Panama upends Clymer

CLYMER (Jan. 29) - Jack Payne had an outstanding all-around game as Panama clinched the Division 2 West boys basketball title with a 77-59 win over Clymer on Friday night.

Payne scored 19 points, including three 3-pointers, grabbed 13 rebounds and added five assists as the Panthers improved to 10-0 in the league and 14-2 overall.

Payne recorded 10 points in the first quarter as Panama opened up an 18-10 margin. By halftime, the Panthers held a 36-20 lead with Josh Eddy adding eight points to the cause.

Eddy also had 13 rebounds as the winners held a 42-26 advantage and hit 29-of-69 shots (45 percent) from the field. The Pirates managed just 20 of 69 for 23 percent.

Eddy finished with 17 points, Chris Blose contributed 14 and Josh Odell had 13 in the win.

Dylan Neckers led Clymer (6-10, 4-5) with 25 points, including five 3-pointers, and Adam Honey had 11 points. Dustin Neckers had eight rebounds and Justin Svetz grabbed six while Honey handed out five assists.

Frewsburg downs Sherman, 74-58

SHERMAN (Jan. 29) - Kole Brink and Matt Hair combined for 47 points as Frewsburg downed Sherman (5-4, 8-8), 74-58, despite a career-high 36 points from Chris Robson in Division 2 West.

Brink had 24 points in the first three quarters, with 13 coming after halftime for the Bears (10-5, 5-4). Hair had nine points in the final stanza after having eight in the opening quarter of the win.

Rebounding-wise, Cordell O'Brien had 13 rebounds to go along with 15 points and Hair added 11 rebounds. Brink also chipped in with seven assists.

Twenty-one of Robson's points came in the second half. He also eight rebounds and four assists.

Kolby Parks and Jared Gleason each had nine points for the hosts. Parks had five rebounds and four assists while Gleason five rebounds and two blocked shots.

Frewsburg was stellar from the field, hitting 50 percent on 26 of 52.

CL drops close one to Dunkirk in Ripley

RIPLEY (Jan. 27) - Playing its second-straight home game in Ripley, Chautauqua Lake (11-4, 5-3) was unable to hold onto a 40-33 halftime lead, as Dunkirk (9-6, 5-3) stormed back for a 76-73 CCAA West 1 boys basketball win Wednesday night.

"It was a see-saw battle toward the end," Chautauqua Lake head coach Michael Putney said.

The Marauders, behind 20 second-half points from Isaiah Thomas and another 11 from Kobe DeJesus, outscored the Thunderbirds, 43-33, in the third and fourth quarters to pull off the win.

"It looked like it wasn't going to go our way," Dunkirk head coach Jack O'Brien said. "But Kobe and Isaiah just dominated on the offensive glass. And that got us back in the game and gave us the lead. Then, we made some free throws down the stretch, but it was definitely a big game for Isaiah."

Thomas finished with 32 points and 20 rebounds while DeJesus chipped in 16 points and eight rebounds.

"The big difference in the game was Isaiah Thomas," Putney added. "Every shot that went up was his. I think he probably had 50 rebounds. And I thought Kobe played a big role for them (Wednesday). He played well in the post and converted at the line when he had to."

For Chautauqua Lake, Aaron Swan had 18 points and 12 assists while Carter Davidson scored a team-high 26 points, including 17 in the second quarter.

"I thought Swan played an outstanding game for us," Putney said. "I felt like he really owned the court and I thought Carter shot the ball really well for us."

Devin Pope added 15 points for Chautauqua Lake in the loss while Bryce Bentley chipped in nine boards.

"It was a good atmosphere as far as a high school game goes," O'Brien said. "It was fun and the crowd was into it."

Brocton uses 2nd half to defeat Forestville

BROCTON (Jan. 27)- It took some time, but the Brocton Bulldogs (12-4, 4-4) finally woke up as they needed a strong second half to take down Forestville (2-11, 2-3), 46-36, Wednesday in non-league boys high school basketball.

The Hornets came out strong as they took an 8-6 lead after the first quarter and a 20-16 halftime edge.

"Give Forestville a lot of credit," Brocton coach Matt Seiberg said. "They have been in every game they have played. They haven't thrown in the towel on the year. It was good competition for a non-league game."

The Bulldogs turned things around in the third quarter, going on a 19-8 run and then outscoring the visitors, 11-8, in the final eight minutes.

"Overall, we woke up and got going offensively," Seiberg said. "They got themselves going from an energy standpoint and we were able to pull away."

While the Bulldogs have struggled offensively for most of the year, their defense has been stout, holding teams to just an average of 38.5 points a game, while giving up 50 points or more just three times.

"I think they have bought into what we have talked about," Seiberg said. "I have worked with this group and we know how important every position is on defense. Scoring is cool, but it's also impressive to see how many points you can hold a team to. Hopefully it continues."

The inside tandem of Steven Krystofiak and Aaron Riforgiato led the Bulldogs as Krystofiak had 13 points and seven boards while Riforgiato had 11 points and 18 rebounds. Ryan Johnson contributed in the win with seven rebounds and five steals.

Forestville's Andrew Deszcz led his team in scoring with nine points while Bret Weaver had seven rebounds. Jackson Egan had six rebounds and four blocks in a losing effort.

 
 
 

 

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