Silver Creek uses Woleben’s 32 to defeat rival Forestville, 62-42

High School boys basketball roundup

Photo by Scott Reagle Silver Creek’s Braeden Woleben lays the ball in during a game earlier this season. Woleben and Silver Creek defeated Forestville on Tuesday, 62-42.

OBSERVER Staff Reports

SILVER CREEK — The Silver Creek Black Knights boys basketball team came out and won their second game of the season on Tuesday, beating their rival Forestville 62-42 in a non-league contest.

For Silver Creek, Braeden Woleben, coming off a 33 point performance last weekend, dropped 32 points for the Black Knights en route to the 20-point victory over the Hornets. Woleben has been scorching hot to start the season.

“He puts the time and the work in,” said Silver Creek head coach Rob Genco. “He constantly plays. He loves basketball and it’s paying off for him.”

Dominic Jamison pitched in 13 points of his own for the Black Knights while Tucker Gates added five points.

The game was relatively close to start the contest as the score was 13-11 after one quarter of play, but a big second quarter from Silver Creek put them ahead for good to secure a win.

“Forestville is always prepared,” said Genco. “They’re one of the most prepared teams we play against and it’s hard to play against prepared teams.”

For Forestville, they were led in scoring by Javier West with ten points. Orlando Soto pitched in nine points while Travis Drozdziel added seven of his own.

Silver Creek (2-2) will host Sherman at home on Friday while Forestville (2-2) will host Gowanda on Friday.

Southwestern 64, Chautauqua Lake 41

MAYVILLE — Freshman Aiden Kennedy scored nine of his 11 points, including a 3-pointer, in a 24-4 fourth quarter as Southwestern put away Chautauqua Lake for a 64-41 Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 1 West win Tuesday night.

The Trojans (4-1, 1-0) led 40-37 entering the final eight minutes before Kennedy scored nearly all of his 11 points and Southwestern held the Thunderbirds to just four points in the quarter.

Alex Card led the Trojans with 14 points and six assists while Jake Hnatyszyn had 9 points and 12 rebounds. Cooper Pannes grabbed six rebounds while Mayson Mathews had six rebounds and four assists.

Luke Waters scored all 12 of his team-high in the middle two quarters for Chautauqua Lake (4-1, 0-1). Bryan Anderson and Nate Adams each had seven rebounds for the hosts, who shot 16 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 29 percent overall.

“We stopped playing team basketball,” Chautauqua Lake coach Mike Putney said. “You name it and we did it in the fourth quarter. It just wasn’t pretty.”

Maple Grove 80, Dunkirk 59

Carson Crist scored 27 points and grabbed 10 rebounds while Peter Auer had 24 points and eight assists to lead Maple Grove to an 80-59 Division 1 West victory over Dunkirk.

Crist had nine points, including a 3-pointer, in a 24-13 first quarter before Auer added 10 during a 19-12 third quarter for the Red Dragons (3-1, 1-0).

Earl Stewart led the Marauders (1-3, 0-1) with 20 points while Tywon Wright added 11 points and 10 rebounds.