Salamanca’s basketball team lost to Cheektowaga in the ECIC-CCAA Challenge at Daemen University. Salamanca had a 4-point lead at halftime, but a third-quarter scoring drought allowed Cheektowaga to take the lead. Salamanca struggled with turnovers and missed shots throughout the game, finishing with a shooting percentage of 28.9%. Cheektowaga’s Daryl Montgomery led the scoring with 27 points. Salamanca’s Avery Brown led his team with 15 points. Despite their efforts to come back in the fourth quarter, Salamanca was unable to secure a win due to missed opportunities and turnovers. The final score was 56-50 in favor of Cheektowaga. Salamanca’s coach, Adam Bennett, expressed disappointment at the team’s performance, particularly in terms of shot selection and turnovers. The game highlighted the need for improvement and hard work moving forward. The defeat prompted Bennett to reevaluate the team’s strategies and emphasize the importance of discipline and execution in upcoming games.