RANDOLPH — Randolph coach Kevin Hind got his 300th career win Thursday night as the Cardinals held off Salamanca in CCAA East I boys basketball action.
The Warriors had their hands full on the defensive end with Randolph’s potent offense led by junior guard Tyler Hind (24 ppg).
“They’re one of the best offensive teams in Western New York,” said Salamanca coach Adam Bennett. “I couldn’t be more proud of our defensive effort tonight.”
The Cardinals (14-3) led by four at halftime (19-15) before heating up from the field in the second half to pull away and win 49-35.
“They used their length to shoot from the outside and it proved to be too much,” said Bennett, “but we really battled on that end of the floor.”
Hind finished with 11 points to lead Randolph.
For Salamanca (10-8), Isaac Brown led the offensive effort with 13 points.
Bennett said his team can learn from playing against tough opponents such as Salamanca.
“We’ve shown ourselves that we can play with some good teams,” he said. “But the story in the second half was that they forced us to take tough shots and we struggled.”
Forestville 65, Cattaraugus-Little Valley 31
CATTARAUGUS — Javier West had a big all-around game for Forestville as they built a 17-point half time lead and blew out Cattaraugus-Little Valley.
West had 20 points, eight steals, seven rebounds and four assists in the win.
The Timberwolves (2-15) were paced by Mike Perkins, who scored 14 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked three shots.