It wasn't a high-scoring affair, but Clymer took advantage of early foul trouble by host Southwestern and the Pirates opened their season on a winning note with a 49-33 non-league victory in boys basketball on Monday night.
Clymer jumped out to a 29-16 lead by halftime, paced by a trio of shooters led by Jake Wiggers with 12 points while Garret McAfoose and Matt DeStevens both had 10 points.
Dan Lictus led the Pirates in rebounding with nine and Mitch Einink had six boards.
Above, Clymer’s Tom Heiser puts up a shot in front of Southwestern’s Jake Pilling during Monday night’s non-league boys basketball game at Southwestern. Below, Tim Bender of Cassadaga Valley drives past Pine Valley’s Dan Weaver in non-league action at Pine Valley. See additional photos at cu.post-journal.com.
P-J photos by Valory S. Isaacson (above) and Lisa Monacelli (below)
For the Trojans, Alek Peck produced 12 points and Kyle Radack added 10 points. Pete Trathen was the leader in rebounds with 11 and Peck added six.
Southwestern was just 13-of-52 from the field.
Heiser 2 0 4, Jake Wiggers 5 2 12, Garret McAfoose 4 2 10, Crosby 1 0 2, Matt DeStevens 4 2 10, Einink 2 1 5, Lictus 3 0 6. Totals: 21 7 49.
Baglia 1 0 2, Alek Peck 4 4 12, Moran 2 0 4, Trathen 2 1 5, Kyle Radack 5 0 10. Totals: 14 5 33.
3-point goals: None
Clymer 13 16 6 8 - 49
Southwestern 8 8 8 9 - 33
CV TOPS PV AGAIN
SOUTH DAYTON - For the second time in a week, Cassadaga Valley defeated Pine Valley (0-2).
On Monday, the Cougars (2-0) won a defensive battle, 54-24.
"We were a lot more competitive this time," Pine Valley coach Mark Mansfield said. "The effort was a lot better on defense."
Randy Dalaba paced the Cassadaga Valley offense with 17 points and eight rebounds. Mike Lancaster also put together a nice game with 15 points and eight rebounds. Cody Johnson added 10 points.
The Panthers were only down 26-17 at halftime, but just couldn't put the ball in the basket in the second half.
"We only shot 28 percent from the field," Mansfield added. "They just kind of wore us out. It was a very good defensive ballgame."
Lucas Trombley fought for 12 points and seven rebounds while teammate Bryce Jay added four points and eight rebounds.
SC DOWNS DUNKIRK
DUNKIRK - The first game in Dunkirk's new gymnasium couldn't have gone much worse for the home team.
The Marauders were embarrassed to the tune of 90-70 to Silver Creek in front of a packed house.
Steve Marcey led Silver Creek 31 points while Zed Williams had 28 and Kaine Kettle was good for 14.
Manny Maisonet led the Marauders with 14 points while fellow guard Marquel Buchanon-Ruiz added 13.