Boys’ basketball roundup

Montrose’s Colby Major puts the ball up during the Meteors’ 39-38 win over Riverside at home on Saturday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN WOODRUFF

Meteors edge Riverside

The Montrose Area boys’ basketball team opened up its season to a win at home on Saturday as the Meteors edged Riverside 39-38.

Montrose was paced 13-10 by the Vikes in the first quarter before outscoring Riverside 10-8 in the second to trail 21-20 at halftime.

In the second half, Riverside paced the Meteors 11-6 in the third to hold a 32-26 lead going into the fourth where Montrose pushed ahead with a 13-6 rally to take the one-point victory.

Bill Stranburg led the Meteors with 18 points while Colby Major knocked in six and Cole Wheaton had five.

Elk Lake 

Elk Lake’s boys’ basketball team was defeated 52-48 at Carbondale on Friday in the Mike “Red” Wallace scholarship game.

Meteor Dan Simonds throws up a jumpshot for Montrose at home on Saturday in a 39-38 win over Riverside. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN WOODRUFF

The first quarter saw the Chargers take a 16-10 lead over Elk Lake before the Warriors would outscore Carbondale in the second to make it a 29-24 Charger game at the half.

In second half action, Carbondale paced Elk Lake 10-9 in the third, and despite a 15-13 Warrior run in the fourth, the Chargers picked up the four-point win.

Elk Lake was led by Mark Bush and Ryan Wilson who each chipped in 13 points while Joe Woolcock knocked in 10 and Matt Cuomo dropped in four points.

Blue Ridge

The Blue Ridge Raider boys’ basketball team took a 71-68 loss in the consolation game of the Sayre Tournament after it was handed a 50-42 loss from Frederick Douglass Academy of West Harlem, N.Y, in the opening game on Friday.

Against Sayre, Blue Ridge outscored the host 19-18 in the first quarter, before being outscored 15-14 in the second

Jordan Smith brings the ball up court for Montrose in the team’s home opener on Saturday. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN WOODRUFF

to see the game tied at 33 at the half.

In the third quarter, Sayre gained a lead outscoring the Raiders 19-14, however, a buzzer-beater shot from Alex Cardoza just rimmed out and Blue Ridge took fourth in the tournament.

Raider Matt Principe was chosen as Blue Ridge’s outstanding player and scored 14 in the loss.

Cardoza finished with 12 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and four steals.  

On Friday, Blue Ridge tied it up with Frederick Douglass in the first as both teams scored 13, before the team from New York would outscore the Raiders 19-12 in the second to make it 32-25 game at the half.

After the break, Blue Ridge took a 9-4 advantage in the third, but Douglass would finish the Raiders off with a 14-8 fourth quarter.

Blue Ridge was paced by Dylan Pruitt with 11 points while Sawyer Dearborn dropped in eight, Alex Cardoza had six and Jesse Pruitt had five.

Mountain View

Mountain View’s boys’ basketball team took a 42-40 win in the consolation game of the Hawley Rotary Tournament on Saturday after it faced Monticello on Friday night, taking a 43-39 loss.

Against Western Wayne, Mountain View was down 8-7 going into the second and trailed 20-12 at halftime.

However, the Eagles put together a 14-3 run in the third quarter to take the 26-23 lead going into the fourth where Western Wayne outscored the Eagles 17-16 to fall short.

Mountain View was paced by Julian Williams with 14 points and Chris Herman with 13 while Jon Chipelo, who was named to the all-tournament team, scored 3. 

On Friday in the first quarter, Mountain View outscored the team from Monticello 13-7, before Monticello took a 16-11 advantage in the second to trail Mountain View 24-23.

After halftime, Monticello paced Mountain View 14-9 in the third and each team scored six in the fourth as Mountain View took the loss.

The Eagles were led by Chipelo with a double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds while Wakalowski dropped in 12 points.

Forest City

Forest City’s boys’ basketball team faced a 53-19 loss to Carbondale at the Jerry Finan Memorial Tournament on Sunday.

Forest City was paced 19-1 in the first quarter and 15-5 in the second to trail 34-6 at halftime.

In the second half, Carbondale outscored the Foresters 11-6 in the third and 8-7 in the fourth to take the victory over Forest City.

The Foresters were led by Joe Caruso with six points and Zach Mendoza with four. Dylan Walsh and Kevin Swartz each dropped in three points.

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