North Collins nabs 60-45 victory
High School Basketball Roundup
OBSERVER Staff Reports
NORTH COLLINS — The North Collins Eagles found themselves back in the win column on Tuesday night, with a 60-45 victory over Global Concepts in North Collins.
Though the team trailed 9-7 at the end of the first quarter, the Eagles exploded for 25 points in the second, while holding Global Concepts to 12. It’s also the quarter where North Collins star Tyler Robinson exploded, scoring 16 of his 26 in the frame. Robinson also had 11 rebounds, four blocks and two steals to go with his 26 points. Christian Loretto added 11 points for the Eagles.
Global Concepts was led by Lavardi Mance with 26 points.
North Collins (6-8, 3-2) will next be in action as they travel to Catt./Little Valley on Thursday, Jan. 30 for a 7:30 p.m. start time.
Frewsburg 73, Westfield 61
FREWSBURG — Tom Nelson admitted that the skill level within Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West allows for “any team to win on any night.”
Tuesday night was Frewsburg’s turn, upsetting previously unbeaten Westfield, 73-61, at home thanks to 26 points from senior Brad Nelson and 17 points from sophomore Zach Winters.
With Bears seniors Aaron Hair and Peyton Hayes in foul trouble for most of the game, Frewsburg received timely contributions from Winters, who came off the bench and added eight second-quarter points to help his team to a 32-24 lead at halftime.
“Zach came in and played great for us,” Coach Nelson said. “We had a little bit of a lead, but (Westfield) kept coming back. It never felt like we had control of the game.”
Up by eight heading into the fourth quarter, Frewsburg also received timely foul shooting from Caleb Carr and Brad Nelson, who each went 5 of 6 from the line down the stetch, to outscore the Wolverines 24-19 in the last period to seal the victory.
Jameson Sposato and Brad Nelson each drained four 3-pointers for Frewsburg while Winters grabbed nine rebounds.
Andrew Baribeau grabbed 13 rebounds for Westfield while Nathan Culbreth led the Wolverines with 16 points.
Pine Valley 40
PANAMA — Connor Cooper had a career-high 23 points to go along with 12 rebounds as Panama beat nonleague Pine Valley, 92-40.
Cooper hit three of his five 3-pointers in the second quarter to help Panama (13-2, 7-2 CCAA D2 West) take a 52-16 lead at halftime.
Cameron Barmore scored 14 in the first quarter and 12 in the third quarter, finishing with 37 points to go along with 15 rebounds and five blocked shots in the win.
Dawson Harrington led Pine Valley (6-8, 1-4 CCAA D2 East) with 15 points.