Woleben, West, Szumigala, Robinson earn All-State Honorable Mention

Locals earn All-State recognition

OBSERVER File Photo Silver Creek senior Brady Woleben goes up for a layup during a regular season game earlier this past season. Woleben earned All-State Honorable Mention by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

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The New York State Sportswriters Association (NYSSWA) announced the All-State boys basketball teams for the 2018-19 season. Four local standouts earned Honorable Mention selections, while many others from Section VI received high honors.

Silver Creek Black Knights basketball star Brady Woleben was named an All-State Honorable Mention for Class C boys basketball. Woleben, a senior at Silver Creek, averaged 23.4 points per game and 12.1 rebounds per game for the Black Knights, while also reaching the 1,000 point milestone in his career early this past season. Silver Creek finished 13-8 in 2018-19, while Woleben played in all 21 games.

After a successful season that saw the Forestville Hornets reach the Class D sectional final game, a pair from Forestville were named Honorable Mention for Class D — sophomore Javier West and senior Luke Szumigala. West and Szumigala each played in all 23 games for the Hornets and each averaged double digits in scoring. West averaged 11.3 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game as a guard, along with nearly four steals per game. Szumigala averaged 10 points and 9.8 rebounds per game from the post.

Tyler Robinson of North Collins was also named Honorable Mention from Class D. He averaged 15 points per game and 12.2 rebounds per game in 17 contests for North Collins.

OBSERVER File Photo Forestville sophomore Javier West attempts a shot during a Class D sectional playoff game at Jamestown Community College. West earned All-State Honorable Mention by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

Also from Section VI, Olean’s Mike Schmidt made First Team All-State from Class B, while Tyler Hind of Randolph earned First Team honors in Class C. Panama’s Cameron Barmore earned First Team All-State in Class D, while his teammates Jack Sperry made the Fifth Team and Mitch Hovey made the Seventh Team. Franklinville’s Josh Haskell made Third Team All-State in Class D, while Sherman’s John Swabik made the Sixth Team.

The NYSSWA All-State girls basketball team is expected to be released in the coming days.

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