Westhill boys advance to state Class B final

Warriors rely on Reynolds, Roland, beat Ogdensburg Free Academy

Westhill stayed patient in the fourth quarter, answering each time OFA tried to catch up. Still with that one-point lead, 64-63, the Warriors secured a cushion when Reynolds hit a jumper and then, with less than a minute left, converted a lefty hook shot that made it 68-63.

From there, Reynolds and Roland secured the victory by making six consecutive free throws in the homestretch. All told, Reynolds had 27 points, while Roland had 17 points, eight rebounds and three assists.

But they didn't work alone. Daily delivered 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists, while Ryan Roland managed six points, including a key 3-pointer early in the fourth quarter. Overall, Westhil made exactly 50 percent (27-for-54) of its field goal attempts, plus 12 of 16 free throws.

OFA put four players in double figures, led by Matt Piercey, who had 20 points. But LaRose only managed 10 points as Colin Ross gained 16 points and Jack Manke finished with 12 points.

On Saturday night at 9 p.m., Westhill will face Olean (Section VI) with the state Class B title on the line. The Huskies outlasted Woodlands (Section I) 71-63 in the other state semifinal, led by Sam Eckstrom's 30 points.

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