Tonawanda News — A few crucial plays also occurred for other players in the fourth quarter to swing the game in the Blue Devils’ favor. Senior Noah Whalen hit a go-ahead two-point shot with 25 seconds left to give the team the lead and senior Tyler Grandits sank a free throw to increase the lead to three a few seconds later.
A last-gasp three point attempt by Hawks senior Zack Glowacki fell short with 0.4 seconds remaining.
“When you play against a good team like Ken West, who has a lot of talent, and you play against them tough, you can tell that your team is heading in the right direction,” Pfohman said. “We’re coming together, and I’m still pleased with how we’ve done overall this year. Hopefully the type of effort we gave tonight will still be there the rest of the season.”
Sweet Home 68, Kenmore East 42
TONAWANDA – The Sweet Home Panthers boys’ basketball team survived an early scare from the Kenmore East Bulldogs on Friday and won, 68-42, at the Ken-Ton Holiday Classic.
After seeing a 20-7 lead after one quarter turn into just a nine point lead by halftime, the Panthers (2-3) used the second half to their advantage by outscoring the Bulldogs (2-4) 37-20.
“It was a good outcome for us, for sure,” Panthers head coach Scott Martin said. “A big point of emphasis for our team is to hold our opponents to 40 points or less, because if you do that, you have a good shot at winning. I think our defense played pretty well today, and it was a big factor in the win.”
The effectiveness of the Panthers’ defense was evident on the score sheet, as not a single player on the Bulldogs’ roster was able to crack double digits. The Bulldog’s leading scorer for the day, sophomore Adam Tucker, was only able to muster nine points.