OBSERVER Staff Report
SOUTH DAYTON - For the second time in a week, Cassadaga Valley defeated Pine Valley (0-2) on the basketball court.
On Monday, the Cougars (2-0) won a defensive battle, 54-24, in non-league action.
"We were a lot more competitive this time," Pine Valley coach Mark Mansfield said. "The effort was a lot better on defense."
Randy Dalaba paced the Cassadaga Valley offense with 17 points and eight rebounds. Mike Lancaster also put together a nice game with 15 points and eight rebounds. Cody Johnson added 10 points.
The Panthers were only down 26-17 at halftime, but just couldn't put the ball in the basket in the second half.
"We only shot 28 percent from the field," Mansfield added. "They just kind of wore us out. It was a very good defensive ballgame."
Lucas Trombley fought for 12 points and seven rebounds while teammate Bryce Jay added four points and eight rebounds.
Pine Valley continues its non-league schedule with a trip to Brocton on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
North Collins 52, Forestville 42
NORTH COLLINS - The North Collins Eagles used a big first quarter and received 30 points from Jared Keppel in holding off Forestville, 52-42 in boys high school basketball action.
Keppel scored 12 of his game-high 30 points i the opening quarter as the home team opened up a 23-8 lead and never looked back.
The Hornets cut the lead, 40-36, at the end of the third quarter, but the Eagles finished the game on a 12-8 run to put the game away.
Jake Nosbisch led the way for Forestville with 21 points and Adam Pleva had 11 in a losing effort.