CLYMER - The Sherman Wildcats will remain the No.1 ranked Class D boys basketball team in the state after improving to a flawless 9-0 on the year following a 64-45 Division 2 West win over Clymer (5-4) on Monday, Jan. 13.
Sherman, now 6-0 in league play, was once again led to victory by Andrew Graham. who was tops in scoring with 21 points on five treys.
Junior Jake Card also had an impressive outing with 13 points, six boards and four blocks in the paint for Sherman. Devin Moorhead managed nine points and six rebounds to go along with six assists in the win.
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Sherman’s Devin Moorhead drives for two in Monday night’s win over Clymer in Division 2 West action.
Clymer's Matt DeStevens had 11 points and six boards while Mitch Einink also notched 11 points to go along with six rebounds.
Panama tops Brocton
PANAMA, Jan.13 - Panama jumped out to an early lead and also had plenty of balanced scoring to help secure a 64-49 win over Brocton.
Panama is 2-2, 5-3 while Brocton is 0-5, 0-8.
The Panthers poured in 22 points in the first quarter and led 34-22 by halftime.
Scoring leaders for the Panthers included Dan Odell, who had 11 points and also made six assists, Ricky Eddy and Dylan Mescall both had eight points, Josh Odell had seven points and Greg Delahoy added seven points, along with nine deflections and six assists.
For Brocton (0-5, 0-8), Aaron Riforgiatos led the way with 20 points and seven boards, Anthony Riforgiato added 14 points with seven rebounds and Matt Siragusa contributed 10 points.
CV wins with balance
WESTFIELD, Jan. 13 - With Cassadaga Valley's leading scorer, Cody Johnson, not in the lineup, the Westfield Wolverines (6-3, 3-1) had a chance to remain undefeated in the division.
Instead, the Cougars (7-3, 3-1) received balanced scoring and Westfield struggled on both ends of the floor as Cassadaga Valley escaped with a 49-43 victory.
"We did not play well," Westfield coach Bob North said. "We gave them layups all night long. We were in the wrong defense and gave them wide open 3s. We did not run the offense. It was not a pretty game. Cassadaga Valley worked and played good defense."
The Cougars' balance was Chase Jones with 13 points, Kyle Ruge had 16 and Mike Lancaster 14. Lancaster also had 17 rebounds, three blocks and three steals. Shane Parsons had four assists and Ruge added three steals.
Westfield took a 17-16 lead after the first quarter and held a 30-27 lead at intermission. However, in the second half, it was all Cassadaga Valley as it outscored the home team, 22-13, for the victory.
The Wolverines' Tanner Dahl scored a game-high 22 points, with 18 coming in the first half.
Ty Bentham and Liam Tennies combined for 14 rebounds in the losing effort.