Westfield comes back to beat Dunkirk
WESTFIELD — The Westfield Wolverines flipped the script from their most recent game for a much more favorable result on Tuesday.
Trailing for the first three quarters, Westfield (2-1) outscored the Dunkirk Marauders 25-5 in the fourth quarter to come away with a 54-43 win at Westfield Academy in a non-league boys basketball contest.
The Wolverines had big fourth quarters from their top two scorers on Tuesday night, Dylan Scriven and Ryan Jafarjian, to come out on top. Westfield cut the deficit to three in the third quarter, but waited until the fourth to finally take the lead. Once they had the lead, Westfield did not give it away for the rest of the game. Westfield made key free throws down the stretch to finish off Dunkirk.
“Dylan Scriven has been outstanding for us. He’s been a real pleasant surprise,” said Westfield coach Bob North.
Scriven led Westfield with 15 points, along with five rebounds and five steals. Jafarjian added 14 points and six steals, while Mike Johnson had 11 points, Colby Bills had eight rebounds and Nathan Culbreth had five assists.
Dunkirk had 19 points from Tywon Wright and 11 points from Earl Stewart.
Westfield now looks to avenge its loss in the championship of the Westfield Winter Classic last weekend when the Wolverines travel to Chautauqua Lake on Thursday. The Chautauqua Lake Thunderbirds are 3-0 after winning on Tuesday, as well, in their home opener over Panama, 69-61.
Cassadaga Valley 58, Pine Valley 49
SOUTH DAYTON — The Cassadaga Valley boys basketball team earn a win on Tuesday, beating Pine Valley 58-49 in non-league action.
Cassadaga Valley was led by David Peterson who drilled 5 threes while tallying 22 points for the Cougars. Connor Crabtree added 16 points while Ty Pattyson had 11 points and 9 rebounds.
Pine Valley was led by Anthony Yaskow with 16 points.
“I think Cassadaga Valley came out and worked a little bit harder and played grittier than we did,” said Pine Valley head coach Chris Buczek. “Those were the key deciding factors.”
Pine Valley (0-2) will play again Friday when they face Falconer while Cassadaga Valley (1-0) will play in the Maple Grove Tournament on Friday.