Eagles fall to Bulldogs; Clymer downs N.?Collins
ANGOLA – The Lake Shore Eagles (7-11) were doomed by poor third-quarter play en route to a 56-49 loss against the Hamburg Bulldogs (9-9) Thursday in non-league boys high school basketball action.
Lake Shore went into the locker room with a 24-22 halftime advantage, but Hamburg scored 22 points in the third quarter alone and held the Eagles to nine points – a 12-point swing.
Andrew Sardinia led Hamburg with 21 points and a trio of 3-pointers. Anthony Violanti added 17 points in a victorious effort.
Clark Brueckl led Lake Shore with 12 points, while Ryan Joslyn, Connor Govenettio and Wade Bergum tallied 10 points each.
Thursday marked the final home game for seniors Brueckl, Joslyn, Govenettio, Dane Cala and Bruce Freidenberg.
Next up for the Eagles is a meeting with South Park in the first round of the Class A2 sectional.
Clymer 49, N.?Collins 30
CLYMER – The Clymer Pirates (9-3, 14-4) wrapped up their home slate with a 49-30 victory over the North Collins Eagles (5-7, 8-10) Thursday in CCAA Division 4 boys high school basketball action.
Clymer’s defense held North Collins to less than 10 points in each quarter while a balanced-scoring attack on the offensive end (12 in the first, 11 in the second, 13 in the third and fourth quarters) allowed the Pirates to extend their advantage.
“We played pretty well and we wanted to hold them under 50,” North Collins coach Rob Catalino said. “We just didn’t shoot the ball well and that’s the difference.”
Jake Lictus led the Pirates with 14 points while Mitch Einink added 13 points and a trio of 3-pointers to support the victorious effort.
For the Eagles, Jared Keppel paced the team with 16 points in a losing effort while Todd Youngman added six points.
The second round of the Class D sectionals awaits both teams. North Collins will play Panama while Clymer will play either Ellicottville or Ripley.