SYRACUSE - The penultimate boys and girls basketball rankings were released by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
The only major mover from the area was the Silver Creek boys, who were ranked No. 2 for Class C in the previous poll, but fell to No. 4 following its hard-fought loss - the Black Knights' first of the season - to the Pine Plains Bombers, 52-49, during the semifinal of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association boys state basketball tournament, which was held at the Glens Falls Civic Center last week.
Silver Creek's final record was 23-1.
The Bombers (21-3), meanwhile, suffered a 10-point defeat at the hands of champion, and subsequently top-ranked, Lake George (24-2) of Section 2.
Following Silver Creek in the Class C rankings were Portville, which at 18-3 suffered all of its losses to Silver Creek, at No. 16 and Maple Grove, which finished its season with an 18-2 mark, at No. 18.
The Section 6 Class D champion Sherman Wildcats are No. 5 behind their 16-6 record while Brocton, the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Athletic Association Division 4 winner, is No. 9 at 17-2. Clymer (14-6) is an honorable mention.
State champion Argyle of Section 2 sits atop the Class D rankings at a perfect 24-0. Argyle is the lone boys basketball team in New York State to remain undefeated.
In Class B, Olean is No. 5 at 20-2 while in Class AA Jamestown (19-3) is No. 20. The Red Raiders were knocked out of the state playoffs by Section 5's Bishop Kearney in the Far West Regional. Bishop Kearney (17-7), ranked No. 4 in the state, went on to win the state title over eighth-ranked New Rochelle.
Like their male counterparts, the Lady Red Raiders are No. 20 in Class AA.
Randolph, at 19-4, held steady at No. 10 in Class C while rival Frewsburg (19-2) is close behind at No. 17 and Chautauqua Lake (19-1) at No. 19.
Bishop Kearney, which beat the Lady Cardinals in the Far West Regional, sits atop the rankings with a 19-8 record after clinching the state title.
No. 8 Sherman also lost to the eventual state champion in the Far West Regional. Top-ranked Batavia Notre Dame (21-2) handed the Lady Wildcats just their third loss, and would win its next two games in Troy for the title.
Clymer (16-3) rounds out the list at No. 15.