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Westfield moves up to No. 5 in rankings

Westfield’s boys moved up a spot to No. 5 in the latest Class D boys basketball rankings released by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

The Wolverines (9-1) beat Burgard 75-50 last Tuesday behind 21 points from Carson Swanson and a triple-double performance of 10 points, 10 rebounds and 14 assists from older brother Darien. Westfield defeated Falconer last night.

Clymer (7-1) is No. 10 in Class D after beating Ellicottville last Monday. The Pirates then beat No. 11 Panama 49-42 on Monday night behind 15 points and eight rebounds from Micah Willink as well as 15 points from Blake Kopta. Clymer defeated Brocton last night and will host Pine Valley on Saturday afternoon.

The Panthers (6-2) travel to Maple Grove on Saturday morning.

In Class C, Salamanca (7-1) is No. 7 after beating Fredonia 92-60 last Saturday. In that game, Andy Herrick had 23 points, Lucus Brown had 20 and RJ McLarney chipped in 19. The Warriors then beat Southwestern on Monday night defeated Dunkirk last night.

Randolph (8-1) is No. 10 after beating Portville and Allegany-Limestone last week. Against the Panthers, Gabe McCoy had 17 points and 10 rebounds while Jaiden Huntington chipped in 13 points and Carson Conley had 12. Against the Gators, Drew Hind picked up a key steal late as Randolph rallied for the victory. The Cardinals then beat Frewsburg on Monday night and will travel to Salamanca on Saturday.

Jamestown (5-1) is No. 21 in Class AA after beating Frontier 62-48 at McElrath Gymnasium last Tuesday. In that game, Andre Maple led the Red Raiders with 15 points, Trey Drake had 13 and Jaylen Butera had 12. Jamestown also beat the Falcons in a rematch Monday at Frontier.

Cardinal Hayes of New York City’s Catholic High School Athletic Association remains No. 1 in Class AA while Orchard Park is No. 15 and Niagara Falls is No. 16.

In Class A, Transit Tech of NYC’s Public Schools Athletic League is No. 1 while Canisius is No. 10, Amherst is No. 17 and St. Francis is No. 20. McKinley, Health Sciences, Niagara Wheatfield and Williamsville East are honorable-mention selections.

Section IV Binghamton Seton is No. 1 in Class B while Timon-St. Jude is No. 5, Olean is No. 7, Nichols is No. 9 and Tapestry is No. 23. Allegany-Limestone, Riverside and St. Mary’s are honorable-mention choices.

In Class C, Section VII Moriah is No. 1 while Section V Avoca-Prattsburgh is the No. 1 team in Class D.

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Frewsburg (8-2) has moved up to No. 12 in Class C after beating Southwestern 73-42 last Wednesday. In that game, Tyra Clark had 18 points and 23 rebounds, Teghan Trocki had 17 points and four steals, Elise Sposato scored 13 points and Ava Jimerson scored 12 points. The Bears lost to Portville on Tuesday night.

Randolph (6-2) slipped from No. 8 to No. 23 in Class C after losing to Panama and Nichols last week. The Cardinals also beat Westfield/Brocton. On Tuesday, Randolph beat Fredonia and the Cardinals will travel to Southwestern today.

In Class D, Clymer (8-1) moved up to No. 12 after beating Ellicottville last Tuesday. In that game, Mikala Einink had 20 points, 10 rebounds and six steals. The Pirates returned to action Tuesday and beat Silver Creek, and will visit Chautauqua Lake today.

Panama moved into the Class D rankings at No. 19 after beating Randolph last Tuesday. In that game, Mandy Brink had 22 points, six assists, seven rebounds and four steals while Maddie Lisciandro chipped in 13 points, four assists, five rebounds and three steals. The Panthers beat Chautauqua Lake on Tuesday and will host Sherman today.

South Shore of NYC’s PSAL is No. 1 in Class AA while Lancaster is No. 7, Cardinal O’Hara is No. 12 and St. Mary’s is No. 19.

In Class A, St. Joseph by the Sea of the CHSAA is No. 1, Williamsville South is No. 5, Hamburg is No. 9, Iroquois is No. 15, North Tonawanda is No. 22 and Nichols is No. 25.

Section I Hastings is the No. 1 team in Class B while Depew is No. 3 and Lewiston-Porter is No. 11.

Section IV Newark Valley is No. 1 in Class C and Section V Fillmore is No. 1 in Class D.

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