Pope powers Thunderbirds to blowout of Southwestern...Silver Creek goes on late run to edge Springville...and the Fredonia girls get their first win. Greg Larson has a rundown of Friday's high school basketball action and more on this Saturday Sports Update...
Saturday Sports Update
Top: Rasmus Ristolainen and the Buffalo Sabres celebrate his game-winning goal against the New York Islanders on Friday at the KeyBank Center. It was only Ristolainen's second goal of the season, but it gave the Sabres a 3-2 overtime victory over the Isles. The Sabres travel south tonight to take on the Carolina Hurricanes. Photo by the Buffalo News
Bottom left: Chautauqua Lake's Devin Pope goes up for a layup during the Thunderbirds' league opener against Southwestern. Pope's play has been a big reason for Chautauqua Lake's 3rd-place rankings by the New York State Sportswriters' Association for all Class C teams in the state. On Friday, Pope scored a career-high 33 points in an 83-50 win. Photo by the Post-Journal
Bottom right: Brady Woleben looks for room underneath the basket in Silver Creek's contest against Springville on Friday. Woleben led the Black Knights with 16 points and 12 rebounds as they came from behind to defeat the Griffins 54-52 to improve to 5-0 on the season. Photo by the Observer