Randolph Comes Up Short At Tapestry

BUFFALO — A turnover late in the game took away an opportunity for Randolph to tie things up in a 65-61 nonleague loss to Tapestry.

The Cardinals were down three with 16 seconds left, but never got a shot up before giving the ball back to the Thunderhawks.

Randolph (4-1) went just 8 of 22 from the foul line while Tapestry (5-2) was just 7 of 22.

“A lot of our free throws were 1-and-1s. Free throws killed us, that’s the bottom line,” Randolph coach Kevin Hind said. “We were 16 for 17 the other night. This has been one of the best free throw shooting teams I’ve had. When you play five games in seven nights, I guess that happens.”

Ty Hind led the Cardinals with 24 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, to go along with seven assists. Gabe McCoy added 13 of his 16 points in the second half while Andrew Bernard had six rebounds and Branson Morrison added four steals.

“It was a great atmosphere and a great game. It was super intense. Gabe McCoy had a monster dunk in traffic late in the game,” said Coach Hind, whose team saw its season come to an end at the Thunderhawks’ hands last winter. “It was a good game for us and a good experience. We just have to get better and see what happens.”

Tariq Eubanks led Tapestry with 25 points, Dorian Plummer had 14, Carl Johnson had 13 and Ramel Robinson had 11.

RANDOLPH (61)

Steward 2 0 4, THind 8 5 24, Morrison 3 0 9, Bosley 2 0 5, Rosengren 0 0 0, McCoy 7 2 16, Bernard 1 1 3, IHind 0 0 0. Totals 23 8 61.

TAPESTRY (65)

Plummer 5 3 14, Eubanks 11 1 25, Robinson 4 3 11, Johnson 5 0 13, Brown 0 0 0, Cerone 1 0 2, Williams 0 0 0. Totals 26 7 65.

3-point goals–THind 3, Morrison 3, Bosley, Plummer, Eubanks 2, Johnson 3.

Randolph 8 18 18 17 — 61

Tapestry 14 21 13 17 — 65

Jayvees: Tapestry won.

BARMORE, PANAMA COAST

PANAMA — Cameron Barmore scored 20 of his game-high 22 points in the first half as Panama pulled away from Pine Valley for an easy 86-55 nonleague win.

The hosts finished the game with 21 steals and 21 assists on 31 made field goals.

“One of the things we talked about was letting our defense play into our offense,” Panama coach Ed Nelson said. “It was fun to watch tonight.”

Dominic Spontaneo had 18 points, including four 3-pointers, to go along with five rebounds and four steals; Jack Sperry had 18 points — all on 3-pointers; Gerrit Hinsdale had 14 points; Barmore grabbed six rebounds, five steals and five assists; and Mitch Hovey had 7 points and 10 assists for Panama (2-3, 0-1 CCAA Division 2 West).

Christian Ortiz led Pine Valley (1-3) with 19 points and seven rebounds while Ryan Snyder added 12 points and six rebounds. Corey Ellis also had 15 points in defeat.

PINE VALLEY (55)

Goodwill 0 0 0, Snyder 5 0 12, Ellis 6 3 15, Bentham 1 1 3, Jenkins 2 0 4, Finch 1 0 2, Ortiz 9 1 19, Andrews 0 0 0. Totals 24 5 55.

PANAMA (86)

Lawson 0 0 0, Spontaneo 6 2 18, Cook 1 0 2, Sperry 6 0 18, Harper 1 0 3, Barmore 8 4 22, Hovey 3 0 7, Joslyn 1 0 2, Hinsdale 5 3 14, Apthorpe 0 0 0. Totals 31 9 86.

3-point goals–Snyder 2, Spontaneo 4, Sperry 6, Harper, Barmore 2, Hovey, Hinsdale.

Pine Valley 13 15 14 13 — 55

Panama 25 23 26 12 — 86

Jayvees: Panama won.

WOLVERINES WIN AGAIN

WESTFIELD — Well-balanced Westfield remained perfect in Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 2 West action with a 65-52 victory over Cassadaga Valley.

Dylan Scriven led the Wolverines (5-2, 3-0) with 15 points and five rebounds while Michael Johnson had 14 points and Ryan Jafarjian had 12 in the win.

Westfield’s balanced attack was on full display in the third quarter. With a slim 33- 31 lead at halftime, the Wolverines had five different players score, led by Johnson’s 5 points.

“We just had balanced scoring,” Westfield coach Bob North said. “In the last game, we had four guys score in double figures. This game three. We are more balanced which helps us. It’s harder to defend when you’re well-balanced.”

Nathan Culbreth had five assists and Evan Hauser had six rebounds for the victors.

The Cougars (2-5, 0-2) were led by Connor Crabtree’s 13 points and 10 rebounds while Adam Goot contributed with 11 points and four steals.

ELLICOTTVILLE

WINS LEAGUE OPENER

NORTH COLLINS — Led by Wyatt Chudy’s 13 points and Leif Jimerson’s 12, Ellicottville beat North Collins, 43-29, in Division 2 East play.

North Collins (1-5, 0-1) played a little short-handed, missing players due to illness as well as injuries. The team was led by David Gullo, who scored 12 points.

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