Home court lifts Fairview past Fredonia

FAIRVIEW, Pa. – Fairview used home court to its advantage Monday in defeating Fredonia (4-2), 57-44, in non-league boys high school basketball action.

Pennsylvania does not enforce a shot clock in high school basketball and Fairview was accustomed to it.

“They will be one of top teams we play all year,” Fredonia coach Greg Lauer said. “There is no shot clock in Pennsylvania so they can their offense for a full minute.”

The Hillbillies were stymied by a tough Fairview defense as well. Fredonia averages 70 shots per game. However, Fairview limited the visitors to just 40.

Dylan Meyer led the Hillbillies with 13 points while John Piper had 11 in a losing effort. Nick Johnston added nine points, five rebounds and three assists for the Hillbillies.

The Hillbillies return to action Dec. 27 when they take on Iroquois in the Clarence Holiday Tournament.

Chautauqua Lake 48, Pine Valley 43

PINE VALLEY – Tournament host Pine Valley boys basketball (1-4) lost a close meeting with Chautauqua Lake (3-4) 48-43 on Monday evening.

The Thunderbirds will now look to earn the tournament title when they square off with Gowanda at 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 4, while Pine Valley will meet Clymer in the consolation game at 2 p.m.

David Applegarth and A.J. Hulton were double digit scorers for Chautauqua Lake, recording 11 and 13 points respectively. Applegarth added ten boards on the night for his double-double and Ian Clute recorded 12 rebounds for Chautauqua Lake also.

Dylan Granger posted 14 points for Pine Valley while Jake Wilcox managed eight boards.