Lancaster Trims Red Raiders By Two

Silver Creek’s Braeden Woleben puts up a shot in the lane during CCAA Division 1 East action against Salamanca in Silver Creek on Tuesday night.
P-J photo by Lisa Monacelli

Silver Creek’s Braeden Woleben puts up a shot in the lane during CCAA Division 1 East action against Salamanca in Silver Creek on Tuesday night. P-J photo by Lisa Monacelli

LANCASTER — Jamestown came ever so close to claiming the inside track on the third seed for the upcoming Section VI Class AA basketball playoffs Tuesday night.

Instead, the Red Raiders’ 55-53 Erie County Interscholastic Conference Division 1 loss to Lancaster makes that prospect decidedly more difficult.

“This was a tough one,” Jamestown coach Ben Drake said.

Jakob Jerebko poured in five 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 21 points and Gianluca Fulciniti added 13 to lead the way for the Legends (7-10, 4-6), who rallied from a 10-point deficit late in the third quarter and survived some shaky free throw shooting down the stretch to earn a split of the season series.

Freshman Elijah Rojas led Jamestown (10-8, 6-4) with 17 points, four rebounds and three assists; junior Kameron Grant added 13 points and nine rebounds; and senior Marcus Rojas chipped in with 12 points.

The Black Knights’ Jarmani Benton dribbles the ball.
P-J photo by Lisa Monacelli

The Black Knights’ Jarmani Benton dribbles the ball. P-J photo by Lisa Monacelli

The Red Raiders led, 28-23, at halftime, thanks to limiting the Legends to seven second-quarter points and extended the lead to 40-30 late in the third quarter, but Jerebko nailed back-to-back 3-pointers to trim the deficit to 40-36 heading into the final period.

Jamestown still led 49-44 with 4:28 remaining in the game, but scored just four points the rest of the way. Lancaster took a one-point lead with 1:02 remaining on Fulciniti’s floater and extended the margin to 55-51 following a free throw by Ryan Mansell at the 48-second mark..

Grant cut the deficit to two, 55-53, with 30 seconds remaining, but despite the Legends’ struggles at the foul line in the closing seconds, Jamestown was unable to draw any closer.

“The biggest story of the game was we were 3 of 19 from the 3-point arc,” Drake said. “They were 19 good looks. We had our opportunities. We just couldn’t knock them down.”

NOTES: The Red Raiders were without the services of junior forward Shaheem Freeney, who was sidelined with the flu, Drake said.. … Jamestown returns to action Friday when they entertain West Seneca West. … In the junior varsity game, the Red Raiders suffered a 58-52 loss to Lancaster. Calvin Ricker paced Jamestown with 20 points.

JAMESTOWN (53)

Hill 3 1 8, ERojas 7 2 17, Garland 0 0 0, Grant 6 1 13, Malarkey 1 0 3, Crofoot 0 0 0, MRojas 6 0 12, Blakeslee 0 0 0. Totals 23 4 53.

LANCASTER (55)

Mansell 2 1 6, Kisker 1 0 3, Martin 1 0 2, Fulciniti 6 0 13, Sokolowski 1 3 6, Jerebko 7 2 21, Morgus 1 2 4. Totals 19 8 55.

3-point goals–Hill, ERojas, Malarkey, Jerebko 5, Mansell, Kisker, Fulciniti, Sokolowski.

Jamestown 12 16 12 13 — 53

Lancaster 16 7 13 19 — 55

Jayvees: Lancaster 58, Jamestown 52.

PANAMA PULLS AWAY

SINCLAIRVILLE — Thomas Delahoy had 8 points in the third quarter and Carter Morse added 10 in the fourth as Panama pulled away from Cassadaga Valley for a 67-49 CCAA Division 2 West win.

The Panthers (10-8, 8-3) led 19-4 after the first quarter, but the Cougars (6-11, 2-8) eventually closed to within four during the third quarter.

Morse finished with 16 points while Cameron Barmore added 13 points, 12 rebounds, six blocked shots and six assists in the win. Delahoy and Mitch Hovey each added 12 points.

Connor Crabtree had 8 of his game-high 19 points during a 20-point second quarter for Cassadaga Valley. David Peterson led the Cougars with nine assists while Crabtree added six rebounds, two blocked shots and two steals.

PANAMA (67)

Spontaneo 2 0 6, Morse 8 0 16, Sperry 1 0 3, Barmore 5 2 13, Hovey 5 0 12, Joslyn 2 1 5, Delahoy 6 0 12, Lawson 0 0 0, Harper 0 0 0. Totals 29 3 67.

CASSADAGA VALLEY (49)

Peterson 3 2 9, Sanabria 1 0 3, Goot 4 0 8, Crabtree 9 1 19, Moore 1 2 4, Pattyson 2 0 4, Barmore 1 0 2, Phillips 0 0 0, Ozga 0 0 0, Catanese 0 0 0, Southard 0 0 0. Totals 21 5 49.

3-point goals–Spontaneo 2, Sperry, Barmore, Hovey 2, Peterson, Sanbria.

Panama 19 12 17 19 — 67

Cassadaga Valley 4 20 11 14 — 49

Jayvees: Panama won, 49-32.

NECKERS TAKES OVER

CLYMER — Dustin Neckers had 17 of his game-high 21 points during the second half as Clymer beat Frewsburg, 61-54.

The Bears (8-8, 6-4) led 29-24 at halftime before the Pirates (8-11, 4-7) used a 19-3 third quarter to take control. Zavon Overton hit a pair of 3-pointers and Lucas Willink also added a 3-pointer during the period.

“We just made some adjustments in our press and took away the middle guy,” Clymer coach Dan White said of the halftime break. “We talked about attacking the basket. That was the difference in the game.”

Neckers added seven rebounds and four steals while Lucas Beckerink had four assists for Clymer.

“This is definitely what I’ve been hoping to see from Dustin,” White said of Neckers. “His teammates found him open, he took charge and went hard to the basket. It was nice to see him step up and do that consistently.”

Quinn Conlan led Frewsburg with 20 points and 11 rebounds while Brad Nelson had 16 points. Aaron Hair chipped in nine rebounds and three assists.

FREWSBURG (54)

Piazza 3 0 8, Nelson 5 4 16, Hair 1 5 7, Marchincin 1 0 3, Conlan 8 4 20, Matve 0 0 0, Brink 0 0 0, Rodgers 0 0 0. Totals 18 13 54.

CLYMER (61)

Wiggers 0 1 1, Beckerink 2 0 4, Miller 2 0 4, Hinsdale 3 1 8, DNeckers 8 5 21, Willink 3 0 7, Wade 2 1 5, ZOverton 4 1 11, TeWinkle 0 0 0, CNeckers 0 0 0. Totals 24 9 61.

3-point goals–Piazza 2, Nelson 2, Marchincin, ZOverton 2, Willink, Hinsdale.

Frewsburg 14 15 3 22 — 54

Clymer 13 11 19 18 — 61

Jayvees: Frewsburg won, 45-42.

HUSKIES COAST AGAIN

OLEAN — Matt Droney had 11 of his 16 points in the first quarter as Olean beat Maple Grove, 69-49, in CCAA Division 1 West play.

The Huskies (17-1, 10-0) led 23-13 after eight minutes and made it a 39-23 game at halftime. Olean’s lead grew to 62-33 after three quarters thanks to Mike Schmidt scoring 8 of his team-high 17 points coming out of the locker room.

Carson Crist led the Red Dragons (7-10, 2-7) with 17 points while Tyler McPherson added 10 points, including a pair of 3-pointers. Truman Purslow had seven rebounds, five assists and three blocked shots while Brian Clark grabbed five rebounds in defeat.

MAPLE GROVE (49)

Reagle 0 0 0, Crist 7 2 19, Eimiller 2 0 6, Olson 0 2 2, Purslow 2 3 7, McPherson 4 0 10, Clark 0 3 3, Fabrizio 1 0 2. Totals 16 10 49.

OLEAN (69)

MSchmidt 7 1 17, Bihler 4 1 9, Droney 6 4 16, Dwaileebe 0 0 0, Ramarge 3 0 9, Weakfall 2 2 8, Parr 0 0 0, Prizel 1 0 2, Harris 1 0 2, Kline 0 0 0, Davis 2 0 4, Chapman 1 0 2, Garey 0 0 0. Totals 27 8 69.

3-point goals–Crist 3, Eimiller 2, McPherson 2, Schmidt 2, Ramarge 3, Weakfall 2.

Maple Grove 13 10 10 16 — 49

Olean 23 16 23 7 — 69

Jayvees: Olean won, 62-50.

POPE POURS IN 42

FALCONER — Another high-scoring performance was turned in by Chautauqua Lake senior Devin Pope in CCAA Division 1 West action.

Pope scored 42 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and had five steals as Chautauqua Lake turned back Falconer (1-18, 1-11), 74-36.

Pope had 15 points in the first quarter and by halftime had 25 points as the Thunderbirds (12-6, 6-4) led, 35-19.

Pope added 10 points in the third stanza and 7 more in the fourth to wind up with 42.

Falconer didn’t have anyone reach double digits with the best being 7 points by Andrew Young. Tylar Olson grabbed 11 rebounds and Cody Dallas had six assists.

CHAUTAUQUA LAKE (74)

Sauerland 0 0 0, Gleason 0 0 0, MAnderson 1 0 2, McCroskey 0 0 0, RAnderson 0 0 0, Fischer 1 0 2, Putney 1 0 2, Majka 3 1 8, CWood 1 0 2, Adams 4 1 9, Martin 3 0 7, Pope 20 2 42. Totals 34 4 73.

FALCONER (36)

Dallas 0 2 2, Crick 2 0 5, Schrader 1 0 2, Samuelson 1 0 2, Olson 3 1 9, Young 2 3 7, Buffone 0 1 1, Troutman 1 1 3, TWood 2 1 5, Norton 0 0 0, Seaholm 0 0 0. Totals 12 9 13 38.

3-point goals–Crick, Olson 2, Majka, Martin.

Chautauqua Lake 20 15 20 19 — 74

Falconer 14 5 5 12 — 36

Jayvees: Chautauqua Lake 48, Falconer 38.

WOLFGANG GETS HOT

PORTVILLE — Mike Wolfgang had seven 3-pointers in Allegany-Limestone’s 61-48 CCAA Division 1 East victory over Portville.

Wolfgang wound up with 19 points but gave up scoring honors to Sam Flanders with 23 points for the Gators (13-4, 7-2).

Jonah Watson had 18 points and Caden Keim added 16 points in defeat.

ALLEGANY-LIMESTONE (61)

McAfee 2 0 4, Flanders 6 8 23, Davis 0 0 0, Napoleon 1 0 3, Golley 0 1 1, Curran 4 3 11, Wolfgang 7 2 19. Totals 29 14 61.

PORTVILLE (48)

DTobola 2 0 4, Kloc 2 1 5, Keim 7 2 16, BMurray 1 0 2, Mathes 1 0 3, Watson 5 5 18. Totals 18 8 48.

3-point goals–Flanders 3, Wolfgang 7, Napoleon, Watson 3, Mathes.

Allegany-Limestone 18 14 16 13 — 61

Portville 11 9 10 18 — 48

Jayvees: Allegany-Limestone won.

KNIGHTS DOMINATE

SILVER CREEK — Silver Creek dominated Salamanca in a 94-49 CCAA Division 1 East victory.

Braeden Woleben led the Black Knights (13-4, 6-3) with 23 points and 17 rebounds. Tucker Gates had 20 points, 10 rebounds and five steals , Dominic Jamison had 15 points and Jarmani Benton scored 12 points in the win.

JAFARJIAN, HAUSER SHINE

WESTFIELD — Ryan Jafarjian and Evan Hauser took turns in the scoring department to help Westfield to a 61-43 Division 2 West win over Brocton.

Jafarjian scored 11 of his 15 points in the first half and Hauser had 11 of 14 points after intermission for Westfield (10-7, 6-4).

Westfield had 46 rebounds with Sean Horr having nine while and Kolby Bills and Jafarjian each had eight.

Riley Rivera had 20 points and Hunter Rizzo contributed 13 points for the Bulldogs (1-16, 0-10).

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