Forestville falls to Randolph, 54-47
High School boys basketball roundup
FORESTVILLE — The Forestville Hornets boys basketball team fell behind and weren’t able to recover and dropped a CCAA Div. 2 East game to Randolph, 54-47.
After being down 12 points at halftime, the Hornets fought back and cut the Randolph lead down to one point with under two minutes to play but couldn’t muster up enough offense to complete the comeback.
“We dug ourselves a hole in the first half and you can’t do that against a good team like Randolph,” said Forestville head coach Ralph Jackson. “We just had too many turnovers and weren’t playing the way we know how to.”
Forestville was led by Luke Szumigala with 14 points and Gavin Christian with nine points. Randolph’s Leif Jimerson scored 19 points to help secure the win.
Forestville (5-4, 1-1) will be back in action Friday when they host Franklinville.
Southwestern 59, Dunkirk 53
The Dunkirk Marauders boys basketball battled back from an early deficit but were unable to use Earl Stewart’s 31 points and fell to Southwestern, 59-53 in CCAA Div. 1 West league action.
After being down 24-18 at halftime, the Marauders fought back to tie it in the fourth quarter, but fell couldn’t get enough to come back.
“We’ve been working hard this year to get the kids to realize that they have to work hard to be successful,” said Dunkirk assistant coach Joe Pucciarelli. “Tonight was a step in the right direction.”
Southwestern’s big man Cooper Pannes dropped 32 points to help the Trojans to victory while Alex Card pitched in 13 points of his own.
Dunkirk (1-9, 0-4) will travel to Olean on Friday.
Pine Valley 51,
North Collins 41
NORTH COLLINS — The Pine Valley boys basketball team used a combined seven 3-pointers from Ryan and Makiah Snyder to propel themselves to a 51-41 victory over North Collins in CCAA Div. 2 East league play.
North Collins saw themselves in front for much of this game until the fourth quarter when they went cold and couldn’t recover as Pine Valley continued to knock down shots.
“We just have to find ways to win games,” said North Collins head coach Jan Warren. “We can play with all these teams in the league, we just have to keep plugging away.”
Mitch Warsaw led the Eagles with 14 points while Tyler Robinson and Dominic Fricano each had nine points.
For Pine Valley, Ryan Snyder finished with 15 points and Makiah Snyder finished with 12 points.
North Collins (1-6, 0-3) will be back in action Friday against Catt. Little Valley while Pine Valley (3-5, 2-0) will face Ellicottville on Friday as well.