Panthers romp to victory over Rams

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 21 December 2018 at 9:36 pm

Photos by Cheryl Wertman – Roy-Hart’s Peyton Rheinhart goes in for a layup as Zach Snow and Deuce Capen defend for Newfane during the host Rams loss to the Panthers this evening.

Scoring the game’s first 15 points, Newfane romped to a 71-35 victory over host Roy-Hart this evening in the Panthers Niagara-Orleans League opener.

All five starters contributed to the point production for Newfane during that decisive opening run including two baskets each by Duece Capen and Garrett Srock as Roy-Hart was stymied by combination of 0 for 9 field goal shooting and 6 turnovers.

Up 15-4 at the end of the first period, Newfane used a big turnover aided 18-6 run over the first five minutes of the second stanza to extend the advantage to 33-10. In all seven players contributed to the point production during that run which was ignited by a three from Sam Capen.

Roy-Hart’s Charlie Brigham puts up a shot against Newfane defender Matt DiTullio.

On top by 20, 38-18, at the half, Newfane extended its lead to 26, 52-26, at the three quarter mark as seven players again chipped in with the point production.

Sam Capen and Jarrett Gilson both finished with 11 and Deuce Capen 10 to lead Newfane’s balanced attack as Josh Everett added 9,  Srock and Matt DiTullio 8, Zach Snow, Connor MacEvoy and Jonah Wisniewski 4 and James Leibring 2.

Charlie Brigham had a game high 13 for Roy-Hart as Charlie Bruning added 9, Reed Albee 5, Blake Halstead, Gavyn Boyle and Hunter Pratt 2 and en White 1.

Roy-Hart is now 0-2 in N-O action.

Wilson 61, Grand Island 54
Trailing 37-32, Wilson rallied with a big 29 point fourth quarter scoring surge to earn a 61-54 non league win over Grand Island.

Jake Miller scored 21, Luke Bradley 11 and Steve Frerichs 10 to set the pace for the Lakemen.

Girls Basketball
Newfane 47, Roy-Hart 38
Trailing 21-20 at the half, Newfane used a big 16-4 fourth quarter scoring edge to lock up a 47-38 N-O win over visiting Roy-Hart.

Julie DuMais scored 12 and Megan Knoll 10 for Newfane while Rileigh McCabe netted 12 and Mallory Steiner 8 for Roy-Hart.