Meyer, Johnston help Fredonia past Lackawanna
LACKAWANNA – Fredonia (3-1) raced out to a 26-11 lead after the first quarter Tuesday night and never looked back as it beat Lackawanna (3-1), 72-65, in non-league boys basketball action.
“We came out gunning (Tuesday),” Fredonia head coach Greg Lauer said. “We pushed the ball really well up the floor and our defense was much better early on than it was on Sunday.
“The guys were really fired up to play a team that went to the Sectional final on their side of the bracket last year,” Lauer continued. “It was a good win for us.”
Senior Dylan Meyer, fresh off scoring his 1,000th point on Saturday in a loss to Section 5’s Greece-Athena and helping the Hillbillies to a win Sunday against Adelaide, Australia’s Prince Alfred College, scored a game-high 29 points to lead Fredonia to its third win of the young season.
“Dylan did a great job getting to the rim tonight,” Lauer said. “He was 9 of 9 at the free throw line and he really attacked the basket.”
Meyer didn’t do it all by himself however as Nick Johnston added 15 points and seven rebounds in the win.
“Nick Johnston did a much better job in terms of his scoring,” Lauer said. “He was more like the Nick Johnston we had last year. I was really pleased with how he played.”
John Piper chipped in 15 points for Fredonia while Cody Cunningham added six rebounds and four steals.
The Hillbillies were outscored 18-14 in the second quarter, but held a 40-29 advantage at the break. In the second half, Fredonia outscored Lackawanna 21-13 in the third quarter, before holding off the Steelers over the final eight minutes for the win.
Larry Fields had a team-high 20 points for the Steelers while Cam Smith added 13 points and Quinton Robinson 11 in the loss.
Catt.-LV 65, Pine Valley 56
SOUTH DAYTON – Colt Agnew led all scorers with 21 points Tuesday as Cattaraugus-Little Valley (1-2) slipped past Pine Valley (1-2), 65-56, in non-league boys basketball action Tuesday night.
Down 45-44 heading into the final eight minutes, the Timberwolves outscored the Panthers, 21-11, for the win.
“We turned the ball over way too much in the last quarter and gave them too many easy shots,” Pine Valley head coach Mark Mansfield said. “We haven’t been able to practice in four days because of the weather, but Cattaraugus-Little Valley hasn’t either, so that can’t really be an excuse.”
The home team built a 14-13 lead after the first quarter and took a 31-26 lead into halftime, before the Timberwolves began their comeback.
“I think we made a few 3-pointers in the first quarter,” Mansfield noted. “Then I think we fell into a little rut and were relying on them too much.”
Cattaraugus-Little Valley outscored Pine Valley, 18-14, in the third quarter to pull within one point of the Panthers’ lead before the deciding fourth quarter.
Darren Hadley added 14 points and seven rebounds in the win, D.J. Stevens had 11 points and nine rebounds and Justin Forster chipped in 13 points.
For Pine Valley, Thomas Raiport had a team-high 17 points while grabbing six rebounds and Jake Wilcox added nine points and a game-high 15 rebounds. Also for the Panthers, Kilian Abers had six points and 10 rebounds and Winfred Nelson had 12 points on four of his team’s 10 3-pointers.
Gowanda 72, North Collins 31
NORTH COLLINS – Gowanda big man Zach Stephens led all scorers with 12 points Tuesday night as the Panthers (3-1) rolled to a 72-31 non-league boys basketball win over North Collins (0-5).
“The Gowanda kids played a nice all-around game,” North Collins head coach Rob Catalino said. “They used their whole team. They’re big inside and we couldn’t handle their size.”
The Panthers all connected for six 3-pointers on the night.
“And they shot pretty well from the outside (Tuesday),” Catalino added.
Gowanda raced out to a 16-7 lead after the first quarter, before exploding for 26 points in the second quarter to take a commanding 42-15 lead into the break.
The second half wasn’t much better for the home team as the Panthers outscored the Eagles, 30-16, for the 72-31 final.
Carter Benton had 11 points in the win while teammate Brennan Geiger chipped in 10 points and Jordan Young nine.
For the Eagles, Zane Lloyd and Dylan Mercado had 10 points each.
Prince Alfred 63,
Chautauqua Lake 61
MAYVILLE – Prince Alfred – the team from Adelaide, Australia – wrapped up its western New York trip with a 63-61 victory over Chautauqua Lake on Tuesday in boys high school basketball action.
Prince Alfred came out aggressive, but so too did the Thunderbirds. However, the team from down under held a 24-19 lead after the first quarter and increased the cushion to 37-27 by halftime.
Chautauqua Lake outscored Prince Alfred, 34-26 in the second half.
In the final seconds, Chautauqua Lake hit a 3-pointer to cut the deficit, 62-61. Prince Alfred hit the front end of a free throw. On the second attempt, Chautauqua Lake’s Ryan Miller got the rebound and threw the ball the length of the court, and his shot came up “inches short,” according to Chautauqua Lake coach Michael Putney.
“Prince Alfred is a very well-coached team,” Putney said. “I really enjoyed playing them. They bring intensity. We were ready for it.”
Davidson finished with 20 points while Ian Clute had 18. Miller had 14 in the losing effort.
“Our team is really starting to gel and I’m pleased,” Putney said. “It was a great experience playing against them. They move the ball well and pass well. That was the biggest thing I noticed.”
Tyson Brazel led Prince Alfred with 16 points while Darcy Lord and Tom Leggatt each had 10 in the win.