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Eagles win double-OT thriller with Frewsburg, fall to Randolph

A three-point barrage from Randolph, led by junior Tyler Hind, proved to be too much for the Ellicottville boys basketball team Tuesday night.

The Cardinals hit 10 3-pointers, led by Hind’s five, as they beat the Eagles 67-43 in non-league play. Hind scored games highs in points (23) and assists (8). Gabe McCoy had 18 points and six rebounds for Randolph (2-0).

Clayton Rowland had a double-double (19 points 12 rebounds) and Leif Jimerson had 10 points for Ellicottville (2-3).

Randolph (67)

Steward 0 2-4 2, I. Hind 1 0-0 3, T. Hind 9 0-0 23, Morrison 3 0-0 9, Rosengren 1 1-3 3, Bosley 1 0-0 3, McCoy 9 0-2 18, Bernard 3 0-0 6. Totals: 27 3-9 67.

Ellicottville (43)

Jimerson 3 2-2 10, Logel 0 0-2 0, Rowland 7 3-7 19, Rowland 5 0-1 10, Chudy 0 0-2 0, Hutchinson 1 0-0 2, Grinols 0 2-2 2. Totals: 16 7-16 43.

Randolph 17 35 54 67

Ellicottville 8 22 32 43

Three-point goals: Randolph 10 (I. Hind, T. Hind 5, Morrison 3, Bosley); Eville 4 (Jimerson 2, C. Rowland 2). Total fouls: Randolph 14, Eville 10. Fouled out: None.

JV: Randolph won.

Ellicottville 55, Frewsburg 53, 2OT

It wasn’t the cleanest game and it wasn’t the prettiest game.

But given the mistakes his young team survived and the plays it made in not one, but two overtimes, Ellicottville coach Dave McCann will take this kind of a win any time.

Leif Jimerson pumped in 25 points and, thanks to the sophomore, Ellicottville forced a second OT in miraculous fashion before topping Frewsburg in a non-league matchup Thursday.

With the clock ticking down and the Eagles trailing by three in the first overtime, Jimerson took a pass on “a scramble play” in the corner and was fouled on his game-tying 3-point attempt. He stepped up to the line with just 1.1 ticks remaining and made all three free throws to extend the game.

“That was a pretty big moment for him,” McCann said.

The Eagles made another big play at the end of the second OT to seal it.

With 30 seconds left in a tie game, they missed a shot, but got the ball back, again on a loose ball scramble. Clayton Rowland, who finished with 15 points, six rebounds and five assists, was able to find Niklas Logel wide open under the basket, who made a layup with five seconds remaining to make it 55-53.

Frewsburg had a look from just inside half court for the win, but missed.

“Frewsburg’s a good team. For our kids being young, to pull that one out and get a win — any win we’re going to get is going to be a big win for us,” said McCann, who lost, among others, Big 30 All-Star First Teamer Elliot Bowen from last year’s group.

Jimerson added five rebounds and four assists. Ellicottville won despite going a dismal 10-for-27 at the free throw line.

“For us to stick with it and fight through some of those mistakes … it was an ugly win, but it was still a win. Both teams fought real hard. It was just one of those games where unfortunately somebody had to lose.”

Quinn Conlan, a nephew of former Buffalo Bill Shane Conlan, racked up 31 points and 15 rebounds for the Bears.

Frewsburg (53)

Carr 1 0-0 3, Nelson 3 2-5 8, Reinagel 1 0-0 2, Hayes 1 0-0 2, Hair 1 0-1 3, Pearson 2 0-0 4, Conlan 11 9-13 31. Totals: 20 11-19 53.

Ellicottville (55)

Jimerson 9 3-5 25, Logel 1 1-2 3, C. Rowland 5 5-10 15, S. Rowland 2 0-0 5, Chudy 2 0-6 4, Grinols 1 1-4 3. Totals: 20 10-27 55.

Frewsburg 8  19 34   43  49  53

Ellicottville         13 24 35   43  49   55

Three-point goals: Frewsburg 2 (Carr, Hair); Ellicottville  5 (Jimerson 4, S. Rowland). Total fouls: Frewsburg 19, Ellicottville 18. Fouled out: Hair (F), S. Rowland, Chudy (E).

JV: Ellicottville won.

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