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Wolverines start Tip-Off with a victory

OLEAN — Darien Swanson poured in 31 points and Westfield’s defense buckled down in the second half en route to a 66-57 victory over Hornell in the Olean Tip-Off Tournament at Olean High School on Friday night.

The Wolverines found themselves trailing 34-32 at halftime as Hornell connected on seven 3-pointers, but the Red Raiders were limited to just one trey after the break.

“It’s a team that can shoot it,” said first-year varsity coach Nolan Swanson. “We just covered the perimeter a little better.”

Cole Holland added 15 points and five steals, Carson Swanson chipped in 13 points, Darien Swanson collected six assists and five rebounds and Josh Barresi grabbed six boards.

Gennaro Picco led Hornell with 22 points and Hakim Tigner had 11.

Westfield will square off against Olean at 12:45 p.m. today.

WESTFIELD (66)

Weingart 1 0 2, Barresi 1 1 3, Holland 7 0 15, DSwanson 10 8 31, CSwanson 4 1 13, Schuster 1 0 2, Rotunda 0 0 0, Totals 24 10 66.

HORNELL (57)

Babcock 0 0 0, Rose 0 0 0, Picco 8 3 22, Hoyt 3 0 9, Tigner 5 1 11, Baker 0 1 1, Kraatz 2 0 6, Harwood 2 4 8, Totals 20 9 57.

3-point goals–Holland, DSwanson 3, CSwanson 4, Picco 3, Hoyt 3, Kraatz 2.

Westfield 13 19 14 20 — 66

Hornell 13 21 8 15 — 57

CORTES SHINES

FOR SILVER CREEK

SILVER CREEK — Ray Cortes is only a sophomore.

He sure didn’t play like one last night, pouring in 28 points to go along with 14 rebounds and five steals to lead Silver Creek to a 67-54 nonleague victory over Eden.

Cortes scored 10 points in the first quarter, helping the Black Knights to a 15-12 lead. In front 31-28 at intermission, the hosts outscored the Raiders 36-26 the rest of the way to improve to 2-0 on the season.

Junior Matt Woleben chipped in16 points, nine steals, six rebounds and three assists for the winners.

Brian LoTempio led Eden (0-1) with 14 points, Quinn Harrington had 13 and Taesyn Slating added 10.

The Black Knights travel to Falconer on Monday.

EDEN (54)

Lotempio 5 3 14, Healy 1 0 2, Harrington 5 3 13, Teoro 4 0 8, CSlating 3 2 7, TSlating 3 4 10, Totals 20 12 54.

SILVER CREEK (67)

Woleben 6 3 16, White 2 2 6, Jamieson 3 0 8, Millar 4 1 9, Cortes 11 6 28, Feagle 0 0 0, Kelly 0 0 0, Farley 0 0 0, Quiter 0 0 0, Steinwachs 0 0 0, Parcell 0 0 0, Totals 26 12 67.

3-point goals–Lotempio, CSlating, Woleben, Jamieson 2.

Eden 12 16 13 13 — 65

Silver Creek 15 16 18 18 — 67

Jayvees: Eden won.

MARAUDERS TOP PANTHERS

GOWANDA — Dunkirk won its first game under new head coach Sixto Rosario, defeating Gowanda 84-49.

The Marauders (1-0) led the entirety of the game, 21-10 after the first, then 47-23 at half, 63-35 after the third then finally winning 84-49.

Gowanda’s John Ondus scored 26 points including six shots from 3-point range, Tyler Smith added eight points with one bucket from beyond the arc.

GIRLS

COUGARS GRAB FIRST WIN

SINCLAIRVILLE — Cassadaga Valley earned its first win of the season, defeating Salamanca 48-40 in a nonleague girls basketball game at Cassadaga Valley Central School.

See BASKETBALL, Page C3

Emily Anderson led the Cougars for the third stright game, scoring 20 points and hitting four 3-pointers. Andrea Johnson added 14 points with three 3-pointers, Leah Hopkins had eight rebounds and Maddie Hattaway grabbed six boards.

The Cougars led 22-17 at the break and held on for the win to raise their record to 1-2.

The Warriors (0-1, 0-1) were paced by Jillian Rea with 8 points and five rebounds; Lesley McComber with 7 points, nine rebounds and six steals, and Bella Wolfe with 6 points and 12 boards.

SALAMANCA (40)

Crouse 2 1 5, Wolfe 2 2 6, Oakes 1 1 3, McComber 2 3 7, Rea 2 3 8, Hogan 1 0 2, M Crouse 1 2 4, Dowdy 2 1 5, Totals 13 13 40.

CASSADAGA VALLEY (48)

McCheseney 2 1 5, Hattaway 0 1 1, A Johnson 4 3 14, E Anderson 6 4 20, Hopkins 1 4 6, Horton 1 0 2, Totals 14 13 48.

3-point goals–Anderson 4, Johnson 3, Rea.

Cassadaga Valley 9 13 12 14 — 48

Salamanca 6 11 15 8 — 40

GOWANDA WINS

SOUTH DAYTON — Gowanda knocked off Pine Valley 39-31 in a nonleague game.

Gowanda was led to victory by Crissa Scanlan with 16 points.

Gowanda (1-0) was up at halftime 16-11 and didn’t look back from there, managing to stay in front of Pine Valley (1-1) by outscoring them 23-20 in the second half.

Pine Valley’s leading scorer was Danielle West with 13 points and Mattison Cadle added eight rebounds and five steals.

GOWANDA (39)

Scanlan 7 2 16, L Stevens 2 0 5, Rivera 0 2 2, Pupo 0 0 0, Nephew 0 0 0, A Stevens 4 0 8, Lingren 4 0 8. Totals 17 4 39.

PINE VALLEY (31)

Farnham 2 1 5, R Tunstall 0 0 0, Cadle 0 1 1, Hardy 2 0 5, West 5 0 13, Vincent 1 0 2, Ellis 0 0 0, Hayes 1 0 2, Campbell 0 0 0, A Tunstall 0 0 0, Dahl 0 1 1. Totals 12 3 31.

3-point goals — West 3, Hardy 1, L Stevens 1.

Gowanda 7 9 14 9 — 39

Pine Valley 6 5 14 6 — 31

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