Hornets clinch share of East II title

NORTH COLLINS – The Forestville Hornets clinched at least a share of the CCAA East II boys high school basketball championship Tuesday following a 61-29 victory over the North Collins Eagles.

Wayne Hartloff led the way with 21 points on 10 of 12 shooting. He also pulled down 11 rebounds and had seven blocked shots.

“It’ feels pretty good,” Forestville coach Ralph Jackson said of clinching the title. “The kids have been working hard and I am glad they are having the success they are this season.”

Though Jake Nosbisch had just one point, the point guard ran the offense admirably and had five assists and five steals.

“I tell Jake that he doesn’t need to score a ton of points,” Jackson said. “He played very unselfish and found the open guy. They all play so unselfish. Thats the thing I am most pleased with, with them.”

Forestville held just an 8-6 lead after the first quarter and a 26-18 halftime edge. In the second half, the Hornets ran away with the win as they outscored the home team, 37-11.

Ryan Forbes contributed in the win with 11 points and Sharef Corley added 10 points. Caleb Makuch pulled down 12 rebounds and Dylan Szumigala had seven points, six assists and five steals. Jackson Egan pulled down 11 rebounds in the win.

Franklinville 71, Pine Valley 53

FRANKLINVILLE – Jordan Milks led a trio of Franklinville players who scored in double-figures Tuesday, finishing the night with a game-high 19 points, as the Panthers cruised past Pine Valley, 71-53, in CCAA East II boys basketball action.

Franklinville jumped out to a 21-6 lead after the first quarter and never looked back, as they led 34-19 at halftime and 55-29 heading into the final stanza. Pine Valley outscored Franklinville 24-16 over the game’s final eight minutes, but it wasn’t enough.

Collin Seamans had 16 points and 12 rebounds in the win while Ben Erickson chipped in 15 points and Ethan Lawrence eight points and six steals.

For Pine Valley, Killion Abers had a team-high 13 points, Thomas Raiport and Michael Isula had nine points each and Russell Hayes chipped in eight points.