Pope Nets Career-High 41 As Thunderbirds Rally

Above, Chautauqua Lake’s Devin Pope (23) drives to the basket past a number of Westfield defenders during their non-league game Tuesday evening in Westfield.
Photo by Joe Conti

Above, Chautauqua Lake’s Devin Pope (23) drives to the basket past a number of Westfield defenders during their non-league game Tuesday evening in Westfield. Photo by Joe Conti

WESTFIELD — Chautauqua Lake senior phenom Devin Pope was at it again Tuesday, bettering his school record and career high with 41 points while missing a triple-double by three steals as the Thunderbirds (2-0) used a fourth-quarter surge to beat Westfield, 74-66, in non-league high school boys basketball.

The game was tied after a quarter, and Westfield (2-1) held narrow leads of three at halftime and one after three periods. But Wolverines coach Bob North said his team made too many errors in the final quarter to close it out.

“About four minutes to go, they had a little spurt where we turned it over a lot,” North said. “Of Pope’s seven steals he probably had five in the fourth quarter where he got out ahead of us for layups.

“I thought if we could hold (Pope) to 35 we could beat them. … I was pleased we played with him, I wasn’t sure we could,” the coach continued. “We made a lot of silly mistakes in the fourth quarter. I have a lot of young kids so that’ll happen. We go there next Thursday so I hope we give them a good game.”

Brian Anderson scored 15 for the visiting Thunderbirds. Westfield’s leading scorers of Julio Torres, Nathan Culbreth and Michael Johnson all had 10 points.

Westfield’s Shawn Horr and Chautauqua Lake’s Kyler Majka dive for a loose ball.
Photo by Joe Conti

Westfield’s Shawn Horr and Chautauqua Lake’s Kyler Majka dive for a loose ball. Photo by Joe Conti

Pope and Anderson were also the game’s top rebounders, with 16 and 10 boards, respectively. Culbreth added 10 rebounds and seven assists for the Wolverines.

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE (74)

BAnderson 4 6 15, Majka 1 2 4, Gleason 2 0 6, Pope 15 10 41, Adams 2 2 6, Sauerland 1 0 2, MAnderson 0 0 0, Wood 0 0 0. Totals 25 20 74.

WESTFIELD (66)

Torres 3 3 9, Culbreth 4 2 11, Johnson 4 0 10, Schuster 3 1 7, Bills 2 1 5, Horr 3 3 9, Jafarjian 3 1 8, Baribeau 3 1 7, Hauser 0 0 0. Totals 25 12 66.

3-point goals–BAnderson, Gleason 2, Pope, Culbreth, Johnson 2, Jafarjian.

Chautauqua Lake 18 15 17 24 — 74

Westfield 18 18 15 15 — 66

Jayvees: Chautauqua Lake won

HIND POURS IN 30

PANAMA — The guard combination of Tyler Hind and Isaac Wakefield led Randolph to a season-opening 83-46 non-league boys basketball victory over Panama on Tuesday night.

Hind had a career high of 30 points and Wakefield also had a career high 18 points in the lopsided win.

Hind sank eight 3-pointers and Wakefield made six 3-pointers.

Hind poured in 14 points in a 21-12 opening quarter for the Cardinals.

Wakefield also had 10 rebounds as did teammates Gabe McCoy and Calvin George.

Cameron Barmore led Panama with 15 points while he and Tom Delahoy each had seven rebounds to lead the Panthers.

RANDOLPH (83)

Steward 5 3 14, Hind 11 0 30, Wakefield 6 0 18, Carlson 0 0 0, Donaldson 0 1 1, Sherman 1 0 2, McCoy 2 0 4, Foster 3 0 6,, George 4 0 8. Totals 32 4 83.

PANAMA (46)

Lawson 0 0 0, Spontaneo 3 2 8, Morse 0 0 0, Harper 0 0 0, Barmore 7 0 15, Troyer 1 0 2, Hovey 3 0 9, Joslyn 1 0 2, Delahoy 1 2 4. Totals 18 3 46.

3-point goals–Steward, Hind 8, Wakefield 6, Spontaneo 2, Sperry, Barmore, Hovey 3.

Randolph 21 17 21 24 — 83

Panama 12 11 11 12 — 46

Jayvees: Panama won

NICHOLS TOPS PANTHERS

PORTVILLE — Visiting Nichols (3-1) was able to pick up a 66-39 non-league win over Portville (1-2) on Tuesday evening thanks to 18 points from Antonio Jones and 14 from Aidan Horan.

Countering for Portville was Dalton Tobola with 10 points while Jonah Watson notched seven rebounds and Caden Keim had five in the loss.

NICHOLS (66)

Goodloe 2 0 5, Freeman 2 0 4, Banaszak 5 0 13, Jones 7 4 18, Thrasher 2 0 4, Bair 3 1 8, Horan 6 2 14. Totals 27 7 66.

PORTVILLE (39)

DTobola 3 2 10, BTobola 1 2 4, Kloc 1 2 4, Nuffer 1 0 2, Pullins 1 0 2, Keim 2 0 5, KMurray 1 0 2, BMurray 3 1 7, Watson 1 0 3. Totals 14 7 39.

Nichols 28 11 13 14 — 66

Portville 8 10 12 9 — 39

Jayvees: Nichols won

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