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Calladine’s 3-pointer lifts Andover/Whitesville over Friendship/Scio, 38-35; B-R wrestling wins


By CHRIS BROOKS, sports editor,

WHITESVILLE — Basketball is known to become a game of runs. Within them, some pretty pivotal moments during the game can also arise. On Tuesday, everyone in Whitesville was on the edge of their seat to take in what was an electric grand finale.

After both teams found the majority of their baskets from inside, the search for some additional help from outside began. With Friendship/Scio having knocked down four three-pointers, host Andover/Whitesville had yet to find the right time to dial in from downtown themselves. If there was a chance to do so, they had to act quickly. Time was of the essence.

What better time to shoot your very first three of the game, than right at the very end of it. That’s exactly what Colton Calladine did for Andover/Whitesville.

With the game all square at 35 on each side, a series of passes around the arc would ultimately wind up in his hands with three seconds remaining, as he lifted off from downtown with a three-ball that put the team ahead, using the final ticks to keep Friendship/Scio at bay to finish off a heroic 38-35 win on their home floor.

“Obviously this game could have gone either way, but all I can say is wow,” said Andover/Whitesville coach Jimmy Joyce. “To go the length of the court on the last possession of the game and execute the play exactly as we drew it up, it says a lot about our team. It was great to see CJ (Estep), Jack (Belmont) and Colton work together, and for Colton to hit that shot, it gave us a really nice win for our team and particularly, for our seniors on Senior Night. It was incredible.”

Before Calladine ended the game with one masterful finish for Andover/Whitesville (8-9), the team had to first overcome a hot start brought on by Friendship/Scio in the first quarter, as they posted their largest frame of the battle right in the first eight minutes behind an all-balanced attack led by four different scorers, recording a 16-8 lead after the first quarter.

Andover/Whitesville would respond to end the half, closing the gap to just a single point with a doubling-up of their own, as Calladine, along with Kohler Niedermaier, combined to record 10 of the team’s 14 points in the frame to dock a 14-7 run against Friendship/Scio (5-11) to narrow their lead down into the break.

“Cory (Hills) and Dillon (McFall) have their boys playing really well since the last time we played. Defensively, our boys executed a plan as good or better than I could have asked,” Joyce said. “I’m very proud of that work on that side of the ball. To keep (Brenden) Loucks and (Ethan) Davenport in check, is a huge accomplishment. Those are two of their best players. Offensively, we struggled throughout most of tonight, but credit to Friendship, they were ready to play and they weren’t giving us any easy looks.”

In the second half, Friendship/Scio would maintain their position at the front of the pack after a defensive third quarter spout, but in the fourth, a complete flip of the script by Andover/Whitesville. As the final response of the night, the hosts in white went on to post a 12-3 game-ending run highlighted by Calladine’s clutch and resilient three-pointer to give Andover/Whitesville the three-point victory at the end of the night, sending the bench into a complete frenzy.

Calladine would finish as the team’s leading scorer behind 12 team-high points. Niedermaier posted eight points, while Estep finished with seven. For Friendship/Scio, Brenden Loucks led the charge with a team-high 12 points. Ethan Davenport had eight points, while Hunter Hill sank a pair of threes, for six points.

Both teams are back on their home floors Friday evening in a pair of 7:30 p.m. tip-offs, as Andover/Whitesville heads over the hill to Andover to welcome in Genesee Valley/Belfast, while Friendship/Scio welcomes in Fillmore for a visit to Friendship.

Friendship/Scio 16 7 9 3 – 35

Andover/Whitesville 8 14 4 12 – 38
FRIENDSHIP/SCIO: Taylor Moore 1 1-2 4, Ethan Davenport 4 0-1 8, Cooper Greenman 1 0-0 3, Hunter Hill 2 0-0 6, Brenden Loucks 5 2-3 12. Totals: 13 3-6 35.
ANDOVER/WHITESVILLE: Brody Vance 2 1-3 5, Colton Calladine 4 3-3 12, CJ Estep 3 1-2 7, Will Kent 2 0-0 4, Gage Hall 1 0-0 2, Kohler Niedermaier 4 0-2 8. Totals: 16 5-10 38.

3-point goals: F/S 4 (Hill 2, Moore, Greenman), A/W 1 (Calladine).

Total Fouls: F/S 13, A/W 10. Fouled out: None.

Fillmore 74, Genesee Valley/Belfast 59

FILLMORE — 10 three-pointers. Four double-digit scorers. Three 20-point quarters. Some quality defense.

Mix those ingredients together into the basketball cauldron and you have yourself one of the finest winning formulas a team can have. For the Eagles of Fillmore, they put it all to good use with an electric first quarter that set the tone immediately against Genesee Valley/Belfast on Tuesday in The Rock, as they strolled towards their fifth straight win behind a 74-59 decision.

“Our defense really got us off to a great start. Getting the early points in transition seems to get us in an offensive rhythm, and we feed off of that,” said Eagles coach Randy Crouch. “Zach (Sisson) and Jair (Bialek) had great nights offensively, but it’s the little details like Brent (Zubikowski), Mitchell (Ward) and Luke (Colombo) doing the dirty work on the glass, and finding the open guys that has us on a bit of a roll. Our bench has really provided some great minutes, and that has helped us. Jack (Cool) and Layton (Sanasith) in particular, were effective tonight.”

The Eagles (10-4) wasted no time in the first eight minutes making a ton of noise against Genesee Valley/Belfast. Out of the team’s 10 total three-pointers they would land from beyond the arc, six of them came raining down to help set up shop for what was a 29-point offensive barrage, while holding the visitors to a near-complete freeze on defense in the midst of a 29-6 game-opening run to set a massive tone out of the gate.

A tone that allowed the hosts to remain out front from start to finish behind another outstanding performance on offense paced by Zach Sisson, who remains red hot with a game-high 25 points, including four three-pointers and a perfect 4-for-4 outing at the charity stripe in the second quarter.

Jair Bialek added in efforts of his own behind 22 points, including three first quarter treys. Brent Zubikowski and Mitch Ward both collected 10 points to help round off the Fillmore scoring.

Genesee Valley/Belfast (5-10) was led by Jacob Borden and his team-high 13 points. Kadin Logue followed behind with 12 points, while Thai Norasethaporn concluded with 11 points. The team will look to rebound back on the road Friday night with a 7:30 p.m. visit to Andover, taking on host Andover/Whitesville — winners of four of their last six.

As for the Eagles, they hit the road themselves on Thursday for a massive clash up north, paying a visit to the Geneseo Blue Devils in a 7 p.m. tip-off.

Genesee Valley/Belfast 6 18 19 16 – 59

Fillmore 29 22 20 3 – 74

GV/BELFAST: Kadin Logue 4 3-3 12, Owen Heaney 2 0-0 4, Elden Aquila 1 0-1 2, Kyle McCumiskey 2 0-0 5, Ian McKenzie 1 0-0 2, Jacob Borden 6 1-2 13, Thai Norasethaporn 5 0-0 11, Fisher Herdman 1 0-0 2, Ryan Daciw 2 3-4 8. Totals: 24 7-10 59.
FILLMORE: Eben Schilke 1 0-0 3, Jack Cool 1 0-0 2, Brent Zubikowski 3 2-2 10, Jair Bialek 8 3-6 22, Mitch Ward 4 2-5 10, Zach Sisson 8 5-7 25, Jonah Bialek 0 2-2 2. Totals: 25 14-22 74.

3-point goals: GVB 4 (Logue, McCumiskey, Norasethaporn, Daciw), Fillmore 10 (Sisson 4, Ja. Bialek 3, Zubikowski 2, Schilke).
Total Fouls: GVB 17, Fillmore 10. Fouled out: None.


Fillmore 54, Hinsdale 12

HINSDALE — Coming off a hard-fought defensive battle with Genesee Valley/Belfast the previous night, the Lady Eagles of Fillmore performed a quick turnaround over the road on Tuesday, and came back home victorious with a rebounding victory over host Hinsdale, using the first half to their utmost advantage to build what was a 54-12 win.

Fillmore (10-5) would have to ward off a back-and-forth battle with Hinsdale through the opening sequences before their game progressed to the next level, beginning in the second quarter, where they would find a massive edge on both ends of the floor to garner all the room they needed to pull away with a double-digit lead in hand.

Hope Russell was the main driving force behind the Lady Eagles attack, as she continues to put together a remarkable season for the squad with a game-high 21-point performance. Oakley Frazier tallied 10 more big points, while Grace Russell followed with seven of her own to further the team’s cause.

Hinsdale (0-16) was led by Mikayla Miller and Sarah Tuttle, who scored five points each.

Both teams are back on the floor Thursday night, as Fillmore now gets set for a 6 p.m. visit to Jasper-Troupsburg, while the Lady Bobcats stay home to host Cuba-Rushford.

Fillmore 12 17 13 12 – 54

Hinsdale 9 1 0 2 – 12
FILLMORE: Hope Russell 8 2-4 21, Grace Russell 3 0-2 7, Rachel Hatch 1 2-2 4, Kylee Ellsworth 2 0-2 4, Mattie McCumiskey 1 2-4 4, Oakley Frazier 5 0-0 10, Madi Geertman 2 0-0 4. Totals: 22 6-14 54.
HINSDALE: Alexa Saunders 1 0-0 2, Mikayla Miller 2 1-2 5, Sarah Tuttle 2 0-0 5. Totals: 5 1-2 12.
3-point goals: Fillmore 4 (H. Russell 3, G. Russell), Hinsdale 1 (Tuttle).
Total Fouls: Fillmore 6, Hinsdale 12. Fouled out: None.

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Bolivar-Richburg 45, Avoca/Prattsburgh/Hammondsport 16

HAMMONDSPORT — The night for the Wolverines of Bolivar-Richburg began with six straight victories right out of the gate on Tuesday, setting up a lead against host Avoca/Prattsburgh/Hammondsport that they would hang onto until the end of time, as they ended their regular season on the highest of notes with a powerful 45-16 road win in Hammondsport.

After a Cameron Wilber forfeit win at 215 pounds, Bolivar-Richburg would rattle off five straight wins on the mat, beginning with Trent Sibble at 285 pounds, as he dominated with a 1:05 pin-fall win over Jeremiah Robbins. James Gleason followed with the team’s first and only win by decision at 102 pounds, outlasting Orien Davis with a 9-4 win of his own.

Teegan Sibble (110 pounds), Gary McDowell (118 pounds) and Trey Buchholz (126 pounds) all recorded pin-fall wins to keep the Wolverines spark ignited. The two squads would share a pair of double forfeits at 132 and 145 pounds in between a duo of Avoca/Prattsburgh/Hammondsport wins at 138 and 152 pounds — both via forfeit.

To close out the match, Tavyn MacDonell and Parker Worth followed with Bolivar-Richburg’s final wins, with MacDonell taking complete control with a 1:12 pin-fall win at 160 pounds, while Worth collected a 172 pound forfeit win.

The Wolverines will now get set to take the grand stage at Canisteo-Greenwood this weekend, as they begin preparations for the Class B2 Championships, which begin Saturday morning.


102 – James Gleason (B-R) def. Orien Davis (A/P/H) by dec, 9-4.

110 – Teegan Sibble (B-R) def. Hudson Cole (A/P/H) by pin, 1:45.

118 – Gary McDowell (B-R) def. Nate Young (A/P/H) by pin, 1:45.

126 – Trey Buchholz (B-R) def. Peyton Hoad (A/P/H) by pin, 3:08.

132 – Double for.

138 – Trent Lewis (A/P/H) by for.

145 – Double for.

152 – Liam Bajus (A/P/H) by for.

160 – Tavyn MacDonell (B-R) def. Dallas Brady (A/P/H) by pin, 1:12.

172 – Parker Worth (B-R) by for.

189 – Justin Palmer (A/P/H) def. Zack Mitchell (B-R) by pin, 3:31.

*215 – Cameron Wilber (B-R) by for.

285 – Trent Sibble (B-R) def. Jeremiah Robbins (A/P/H) by pin, 1:05.

-* indicates starting weight –

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