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Roland pushes boys hoops Warriors to 2-0 start

Westhill beats Skaneateles, ITC as Roland nets 38 vs. Eagles

— All told, it was 12 of Roland's eventual game-high 18 points, part of an 18-4 Westhill run from which Skaneateles could not recover, despite 15 points from Ben Eppolito, 11 points from Bobby Leslie and 10 points from Austin Gardner.

To help out Roland, Westhill saw another sophomore, Jeff Lobello, come off the bench to score 10 points, while Jake Redmond got nine points and Tyler Reynolds earned eight points.

Westhill would meet a new face to the Liberty division, Institute of Technology Central, in the home opener two nights later, and Roland would again take over, this time for an entire game, as the Warriors beat the Eagles 78-65.

The fast-paced contest began to shift in Westhill’s direction during a wild second quarter where the Warriors managed to outscore ITC 27-19.

Armed with a 41-32 halftime advantage, Westhill kept it because no one on the Eagles could stop Roland. Between 15 field goals, four of them 3-pointers, and four free throws, Roland shattered his own career mark and piled up 38 points, tops among any single player in an OHSL game so far this season.

Reynolds offered the most support, finishing with 13 points, while Redmond had nine points. Lobello and Sean Dekay each had six points. Rensey Chandler led ITC with 23 points.

Westhill hosts a much-improved Jordan-Elbridge side on Wednesday night before visiting the other league newcomer, Syracuse Academy of Science, on Friday.

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