Westhill, Ludden boys move ahead with big wins

Warriors still atop state Class B poll, now only Section III unbeaten

Ludden also smashed past Fulton 76-49 on Friday night, scoring 28 points in the first quarter alone and stretching out its lead to 44-24 by halftime.

Again, Walser led the Gaelic Knights, earning 20 points, while Kaigler had 15 points. Hackett (13 points) and Rauch (10 points) also hit double figures as Ludden, at 15-2, got set to host “Holy War” rival CBA on Tuesday in the last regular-season home appearance for Kaigler and Hackett.

Westhill, meanwhile, put its unbeaten mark on the line in a tricky game at Syracuse Academy of Science, and with the Atoms (like so many others) bent on stopping Roland, his teammates, especially Reynolds, flourished and helped the Warriors put away the Atoms 81-60.

Both teams pushed the tempo throughout the first half, but Westhill welcomed that development, getting in front of SAS and then matching baskets with the Atoms late in the half to make sure it took a 48-37 lead to the break.

A 20-11 push through the third quarter decided matters, and Reynolds was at the forefront, earning a season-best 32 points, plus four rebounds and three steals. SAS couldn’t chase him, either, because Ryan Roland was hitting four 3-pointers on his way to 16 points for the night.

Jordan Roland, despite all the attention, still managed 13 points, while Lobello had eight assists to go with his 13 points. The Atoms lost despite 24 points from Jayson Brower and 20 from Jesse Murry.

Something else happened on the weekend, too. When Carthage lost to Whitesboro 64-60 in its regular-season finale Saturday night, it left the Warriors as the only undefeated Section III boys basketball team, a title it hopes to maintain for a while.

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