The Fredonia Hillbillies (9-3, 6-0) are finding new players to score and the defense continues to improve as they kept their perfect CCAA West I league record intact with a 63-44 victory over Falconer-Frewsburg (6-6, 2-3) on Friday.
With John Piper battling illness the past week, Pat Moore has stepped up as he contributed in the win with 17 points.
"Pat is making the most of his opportunity and brings a lot of energy for us," Fredonia coach Greg Lauer said. "He has really stepped up and helped us offensively."
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Fredonia’s Cody Cunningham (20) and Falconers’ Mitch Carter wrestle for a rebound during Friday’s CCAA?West I?boys high school basketball game.
It was Fredonia's defense which truely shined in the opening half as it held the Bears to just 15 points for a 30-15 halftime cushion.
"We did a great job defensively in the first half," Lauer said. "We put lots of pressure on them in our man-to-man defense and forced them into turnovers."
A key contributor in that defense was Cam Voss as he pulled down 16 rebounds, had a career-high seven blocked shots and altered several shots throughout the game.
The visitors made things interesting in the third quarter as they cut the lead, 39-33. However, Moore sparked a 10-0 run to put the game out of reach. During the run, Moore drained a 3-pointer and followed it up with a traditional 3-point play.
Dylan Myer led all scorers with 22 points and also grabbed six rebounds while Voss added 11 points of his own
"I'm liking the way the defense is starting to pick up," Lauer concluded. "This is four straight games where we held our opponent under 50 points. We are starting to click offensively."
The Hillbillies return to action next Friday at Southwestern.