Trojans hand Panthers another league loss

JAMESTOWN – Southwestern made an key adjustment that proved to be the spark it needed as the Trojans (7-3, 10-5) downed Gowanda in a Division 1 boys basketball battle Monday.

The Panthers (0-10, 2-13) made things interesting early, taking an 11-7 lead in the first quarter and Southwestern coach Andy Krenzer was anything but pleased at that point.

“We are not a ‘pull-up’ team,” he said. “Stopping in the paint to shoot isn’t our game. We made a change and it really helped a lot.”

That adjustment allowed the Trojans to go on a 23-14 run in the second quarter for a 30-25 lead at the half. The Panthers kept things interesting in the third and four periods, but Southwestern had enough to get the victory.

Kyle Radack led the way for the Trojans with 25 points and added six boards and four assists, Alex Peck followed with 22 points and three blocks and Nathan Schrope added six rebounds.

For the Panthers, Brennan Geiger led the way with 19 points, Jordan Young added 15 points and Zach Stevens had 11 points and nine rebounds. Chase Williams also had seven assists.