Silver Creek falls short in Maple Grove Invitational

Photo by Scott Reagle Silver Creek’s Dominic Jamison (20) drives to the basket during Friday’s game against Tapestry at the Maple Grove Invitational in Bemus Point.

OBSERVER Staff Report

BEMUS POINT — The Silver Creek Black Knights boys basketball team fell to the Tapestry Thunderhawks, in a high scoring contest in the opening game of the Maple Grove Invitational, by a score of 91-78 at Maple Grove High School.

Tapestry (2-2) jumped ahead after a first quarter that had the Black Knights down 31-25 after the period. Silver Creek (0-2) answered, however, and took a one-point lead into halftime, 50-49.

Tapestry locked down on the Black Knights defensively in the third quarter, holding Silver Creek to only 11 points in the frame, while Tapestry had 21. Silver Creek trailed the entirety of the fourth quarter and was outscored 21-17 in the period.

“We turned the ball over way too much,” said Silver Creek head coach Rob Genco. “The third quarter was the difference in the game.”

Silver Creek was forced to play inexperienced guards during the third quarter because Tucker Gates was in foul trouble. As a result, Silver Creek gave Tapestry a lot of points off turnovers. Gates fouled out early in the fourth quarter and Silver Creek could not recover.

Silver Creek was led on the night by Braeden Woleben’s game-high 33 points.

“He’s a great player and we were getting him the ball in transition,” said Genco. “He did what he does inside and he hit some shots.”

Gates had 14, despite while Dominic Jamison had 12. Tapestry had a pair of scorers eclipse the 20-point mark, as Dorian Plummer had 27 and Tariq Eubanks had 22.

“That’s about their average,” said Genco. “They’re some of the better players in Western New York.”

Silver Creek will play in the consolation game of the tournament today, against Cassadaga Valley, who lost to host Maple Grove.