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Hornets defeat Panthers 79-55

OBSERVER Staff Reports

FORESTVILLE — Everyone scored on the Forestville Hornets (7-7, 3-2) boys basketball team in its 79-55 nonleague win over Gowanda (3-9, 2-5), at Forestville High School, on Tuesday night.

“It was a great game,” stated Forestville head coach Jon Feniello. “We played well as a team offensively and defensively. We were able to get everyone on the team on the scoreboard tonight, which shows how effective and supportive they were.”

The Hornets completely dominated the visiting Panthers in the first half, outscoring them 48-18. The Panthers got the bulk of their points in the fourth quarter once the Forestville starters had subbed out. Forestville’s offensive effort was Gavin Christian with 28 points, Javier West had 16 points, eight steals and six assists and Gage Davis 10 points, nine steals and six assists.

Gowanda’s effort was led by Adam Colden with 12 points.

Forestville is back in action on Thursday at Pine Valley and Gowanda plays at Falconer on the same day.

Chautauqua Lake 73, Silver Creek 64

MAYVILLE — Luke Waters scored 14 of his game-high 23 points in the second half and Nate Engdahl made 3 of 4 free throws in the final minute as Chautauqua Lake held off Silver Creek, 73-64, in nonleague action.

The Black Knights led, 35-32, at halftime before the Thunderbirds took the lead with a 15-8 third quarter. Waters hit three 3-pointers in the period, including one at the final buzzer to give his team a four-point lead.

Nate Adams added 21 points and eight rebounds; Alex Godfrey had 11 points and five rebounds; Michael Anderson had four rebounds and three steals; and Waters had three steals for Chautauqua Lake (3-11, 1-5 CCAA D1 West), which went 22 for 28 at the free throw line.

Samuel Braidich, Spencer Harford and Dominic Jamison each had 14 points for Silver Creek (7-6, 4-1 CCAA D1 East) with Harford grabbing eight rebounds and Jeremy Wilcox pulling down six.

The Thunderbirds now have back-to-back wins after losing 11 of their first 12 games.

“Two of our three wins have come since Thursday,” Chautauqua Lake coach Alex Reyda said. “We are starting to come around a little bit.”

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