By Scott Kindberg
Three Chautauqua County boys teams and two girls squads will be in action today in Far West Regional basketball games.
A win by any of them will mean a trip to the New York State Public High School Athletic Association final four next weekend.
The first game of the day among area boys teams will pit the fourth-ranked Sherman Wildcats (16-5), against No. 2 University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men (18-3). Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester.
Meanwhile, at 2:45 p.m., the second-ranked Silver Creek Black Knights (22-0) will take on No. 15 Mynderse (18-5) in Class C, while at 8:45 p.m., No. 16 Jamestown (19-2) will square off against No. 14 Bishop Kearney (14-7) in Class AA.
The winners advance to the final four in Glens Falls March 15-17.
See GAMES, Page B2
In girls action, the Jamestown Lady Red Raiders (18-3), ranked 18th, will take on unbeaten and third-ranked Gates-Chili (22-0) at 3 p.m. in the Class AA regional at the Buffalo State Sports Arena. That game will be followed by No. 7 Sherman (18-2) meeting No. 6 Batavia-Notre Dame (20-2) at 5 p.m.
The winners at Buffalo State move on to the final four at Hudson Valley Community College next weekend.