Black Knights obliterate Warriors

OBSERVER Photo by Lisa Monacelli At right, Silver Creek’s Braeden Woleben puts up the baby hook shot during the Black Knights’ 94-49 win over Salamanca.

OBSERVER Staff Reports

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights dominated against Salamanca, defeating the Warriors, 94-49 in CCAA Division 1 East boys basketball.

“Coming off the Randolph loss, things kinds of fell apart after a tough loss,” Silver Creek coach Rob Genco said. ” … We needed to get back on track and we were able to win two league games in a row and I think we’re back on track. In our league that’s really tough to do, and we want to carry that momentum into Friday.”

Braeden Woleben led the Black Knights with 23 points and 17 rebounds. Tucker Gates had 20 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, Dominic Jamison had 15 points and Jarmani Benton scored 12 points in the win.

Silver Creek (13-4, 6-3) plays their next boys basketball game at Gowanda, Friday.

Hornets beat Catt-Little Valley, 72-36

FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Hornets were firing on all cylinders Tuesday nights, as they doubled up against Cattaraugus Little Valley, defeating the CCAA Division 2 East opponent, 72-36.

Lewis Markham led the way for the Hornets with 22 points, nine rebounds, six steals and six assists. Orlando Soto put up 12 point and seven rebounds; Javier West filled the stat sheet scoring 12 points as well as picking up nine rebounds, four steals and four assists.

“It was a good game,” Forestville coach Ralph Jackson stated. “This could be our last home game depending on what happens. We came out firing in the third quarter to gain some separation. We outscored them 22-2 in the quarter.”

Forestville (8-10, 4-5) plays next Friday at home against Pine Valley.

Bowen, Chudy lead Ellicottville past Pine Valley

ELLICOTTVILLE — The Ellicottville Eagles came away with another league win on Tuesday, defeating the Pine Valley Panthers, 78-61, in a CCAA Div. 2 East boys basketball game.

Ellicottville (16-2, 8-1) led early, with a 12-point lead after the first quarter. After a third quarter run by the Eagles, the game was basically out of reach.

“The offense was really moving early,” said Ellicottville assistant coach Ryan Winchip.

Elliot Bowen, the six-foot-six senior, led Ellicottville in scoring with 24 points, along with seven rebounds. Griffin Chudy added 22 points for the Eagles, while Austin Grinols had 14 points, seven rebounds, and a team-high eight assists.

Chudy “compliments Elliot Bowen so well,” said Winchip, while adding Grinols’ eight assists were key, as well.

“Austin Grinols was really good at distributing ball tonight,” said Winchip.

Pine Valley (7-10, 4-5) was led by Stephan Crisanti with 18 points. Robbie Clutter had 15 points, while Trent Mihalko had 10.