Silver Creek remains No. 2 in Class C poll

Silver Creek (15-0) remained No. 2 in the New York State Sportswriters Association Class C boys’ basketball poll, leading a quartet of top-10 Class C teams.

Maple Grove, which plays in CCAA Division 3, was right behind the Black Knights at No. 3, while Middle Early College (8-4) was No. 8 and Oracle Charter (15-1) came in at No. 10.

In Class AA, the State’s largest classification, Niagara Falls (12-3) fell from No. 4 after losing to Section V’s Webster-Schroeder (15-1), which moved from No. 25 to No. 10 after the win.

Jamestown (13-2) came in at No. 30 while Clarence (11-4) and Williamsville North (12-3) were both listed as honorable mention.

Monsignor Martin Association representative Canisius (15-3) took over as the No. 1 team in Class A, moving up two spots from No. 3, after then No. 1 Albany Academy (11-3) fell to Class AA No. 1 Long Island Lutheran, 75-46, over the weekend.

Elsewhere in Class A, Canisius MMA counterpart St. Joseph’s (15-4) came in at No. 8, Amherst (13-1) was No. 14, McKinley (11-3) was No. 22 and Sweet Home (12-2) was listed as a honorable mention.

Olean (14-1) was again the top team in Class B, with its only loss coming to the MMA’s Nichols (14-4), the No. 7 team in Class B. Cleveland Hill (13-1) was No. 12 while CSAT (11-3), Buffalo East (11-4), Lackawanna (11-3) and St. Mary’s of Lancaster (13-6) were listed as honorable mention.

In Class D, Sherman (12-3) was No. 8 while Brocton (13-1) and Clymer (9-5) were honorable mention.

In the girls’ polls, Chautauqua Lake (12-0) was ranked No. 15, up 10 spots from last week, when they were No. 25. Elsewhere in Class C, Frewsburg (15-1) was No. 13 while Randolph (11-3) was No. 25.

In Class AA, Lockport (12-1) was No. 18, while in Class A, Sacred Heart (17-1) was No. 5, and Hamburg (13-1) No. 15.

In Class B, CCAA Division 1 representative Olean (12-2) came in at No. 20, Wilson (13-1) was No. 10 and Cardinal O’Hara (18-0) was No. 13. However, the Hawks may jump up in next week’s rankings after they dispatched Sacred Heart, 57-55, Tuesday night in front of a near-capacity crowd at Villa Maria College.

In Class D, Sherman (13-1) was No. 11 and Clymer (11-2) was No. 15.

With the regular season winding down, and the playoff around the corner, area teams will be looking to shore up any problems they may have, as they look toward winning Sectional titles, and climbing up the NYSSWA weekly rankings, hoping to end up No. 1 at the end of the season.