Julio Torres' career night came in defeat as the Sherman Wildcats defeated the Westfield Wolverines, 66-52, Thursday in CCAA West 2 boys high school basketball.
Torres finished with a team-high 21 points. After being held scoreless in the first quarter, Torres scored all of his points in the final 24 minutes.
"That's good for us," Westfield coach Bob North said of Torres' production. "Him stepping up as a junior is a good sign. Some of those younger guys are getting good experience."
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Westfield’s Eric Fermier makes a pass during Thursday’s CCAA West 2 boys high school basketball game against Sherman.
It was the third time this season the Wildcats have beaten the Wolverines, but this contest was much closer than the 30-point blowout the last time they met.
"The last time we were poor in every aspect," North said. "Defensively we were pretty solid."
Haunting the Wolverines was the 27 turnovers they committed.
"We are not going to beat a team with 27 turnovers," North said. "I am surprised we kept the game as close as it was with 27 turnovers."
Sherman held a 20-13 lead after eight minutes and 38-28 at halftime. The visitors outscored the Wolverines, 28-24, in the second half.
Chris Robson led the Wildcats with 25 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Jared Gleason added 14 points, 13 rebounds and four assists while Tanner Ramsey had 12 points in the win.
Shawn Horr had 12 points while David Grayson and Eric Fermier combined for 17 rebounds.
Westfield returns to action next Tuesday when it hosts Forestville in a non-leaguer.
Clymer 75, Brocton 44
CLYMER - Four players reached double figures as Clymer pulled away from Brocton for a 75-44 CCAA?West 2 win.
Dustin Neckers led the Pirates (8-4, 5-1) with 21 points to go along with eight rebounds while Dylan Davis added 12 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Josh VanEarden added 11 points and five steals while Justin Svetz chipped in 11 points, eight rebounds and three assists.
"We're heading in the right direction. It's nice to see the boys play hard," Clymer coach Dan White said. "We had 17 assists on 28 baskets. It's very unselfish basketball right now. We are playing good team defense and rebounding well."
Johnethen Spicer led the Bulldogs (0-11, 0-6) with 13 points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots while Riley Rivera added 12 points and four steals. Tyler DeRosier grabbed six rebounds and Garrett McFadden handed out three assists.
Gullo shines in second half as Lady Billies rally for win
BEMUS POINT - Hannah Gullo's hot second half lifted Fredonia to a 47-38 win over Maple Grove in CCAA?West 1 girls basketball.
Gullo hit a 3-pointer to end the third quarter that put the Lady Hillbillies ahead, 35-32, then scored eight points with two treys in the final period.
Caitlyn Cybart had eight points and Gracie Morrison had five of her seven in the third quarter. In all, five players scored in the quarter which turned the game around. Gullo led Fredonia in the final eight minutes with eight points.
Caitlyn Cybart recorded 15 points and six rebounds for the winners while Morrison had 12 rebounds and five blocks, and Katie Price added five assists. Morgan St. George added five rebounds in the win.
"I have so many players with game experience," Fredonia coach Carol Zirkle said. "We were very cold shooting in the first half and Maple Grove outworked us in the first half. Our girls responded. We did much better communicating on defense and there were openings, we were just missing them in the first half. We did a better job moving the ball around."
Marissa Schuppenhauer and Courtney Hemminger had nine points each for Maple Grove (2-5, 7-6), which was beaten by Fredonia in the first meeting, 62-17.
Caleigh Swanson led the Lady Red Dragons with 12 rebounds while Bre Hill and Schuppenhauer added eight each.
"I thought Maple Grove was a much-improved team," Zirkle said. "Maple Grove took it right to us and played hard and aggressive. I was very impressed with how they improved from the last time we played them."