Tonawanda News — “We came into the second half and showed the game that would could play,” said Pumm. “I think it was just (about) narrowing our sights and realizing hey we're in a basketball game. We need to play our regular game.”
Pumm (nine points, five rebounds) hit opened the scoring, but Brad Palmerton answered back for the Raiders as he had three 3-pointers among his team-best 17 points. Timely outside shooting helped Eden stay in the game as they sank six from three-point range.
“They had a lot of deep shots,” said Tonawanda coach Hank Hughes. “I didn't think they'd shoot that good (from outside). (Palmerton) had a nice game.”
Boling had the hot hand throughout the game for the Warriors as he sank another 10 points in the third as Tonawanda extended the lead to 38-32.
“(Tristan) did a nice job offensively,” said Hughes. “We started to go to him as part of our game plan after the halftime and he helped us out. He had some nice shots.”
Pumm sank six big points in the fourth and shored up the Warriors defense in the paint, but Eden hung on til the very end as a bucket from Feldman cut the Tonawanda lead to 50-45 with just under a minute to play.
Stich capped off the scoring by going 2 of 2 from the line.
Tonawanda came from behind to score the victory in the JV game, 44-39.