Final Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (3/28)

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Mon, Mar 27, 2017 11:35 PM — @News12Varsity

Updated Tue, Mar 28, 2017 5:06 PM

Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll as of March 27

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Team
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1
29-4
1

Jordan Walker scored 17 points and Jamir Harris and Vladir Manuel chipped in with 12 apiece last Monday to guide the Celtics past Don Bosco Prep, 69-55, for the program's sixth NJSIAA Tournament of Champions title, but first as The Patrick School. Marcus McClary helped with 10 points and typically tough defense throughout the game. Next: Season complete
 

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Team
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LW
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2
30-2
2

The Ironmen fell to a richly talented and much bigger Patrick School squad, 69-55, last Monday in the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions final, despite double-figure outings from Chris Paul (19 points) and Marcellus Earlington and Ronald Harper (13 each) and hard-nosed efforts all-round. Don Bosco established a school mark for victories. Next: Season complete
 

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Team
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3
26-5
3

The Tigers were denied a second straight trip to the Tournament of Champions final when Don Bosco Prep rallied in the second half for a 65-58 win in the semifinals. Tavon Jones led Linden with 22 points and Joey Krempa and Marcellus Livingston each had 10. Next: Season complete.
 

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4
Lincoln (NYC)
31-3
5

The PSAL champs had four players in double figures and forced 20 turnovers to earn the New York State Federation Class AA title in a 80-63 victory over Long Island Lutheran in Glens Falls. Donald Cannon-Flores had a game-high 21 points as Lincoln won its first Federation title since 2008. PSAL Next: Season Complete
 

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5
23-4
4

After knocking off Mount Vernon in the semifinals, the Crusaders fell short of a first Class AA title, losing to Lincoln in the New York State ‘AA’ Federation final. Harrison Warnock had 13 points, Donatas Kupsas had 12 points, Andre Curbelo had 11 points and Chris Coalmon added 10 in the loss. Next: Season complete
 

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Team
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LW
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6
21-8
6

The Cardinals could not overcome a slow start offensively as Lincoln went on to earn a 53-46 victory in the New York State Federation Class AA semifinals held at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Sophomore guard Joe Toussaint scored 17 points for the CHSAA Class AA champions. Next: Season complete
 

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Team
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LW
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7
21-8
7

Cardinal Hayes dashed any championship hopes of a city championship in a 64-62 win over the Stanners in the CHSAA Class AA intersectional final at Fordham University. Moses Brown had 19 points and 17 rebounds and Cole Anthony added 17 points in the team’s first trip to the finals since 1988. Next: Season complete

 

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Team
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LW
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8
26-4
8

Jahvon Quinerly scored 21 points, Louis King had 12 and Luther Muhammad 10 in the Hawks' 65-48 loss to the Patrick School in the Non-Public B final. Next: Season complete
 

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Team
Rec
LW
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9
18-11
9

The Crusaders had their season end in heartbreaking fashion, falling to Archbishop Molloy in the CHSAA AA Intersectional semifinals on a controversial call in the final second. It was a breakthrough season nonetheless for Stepinac and second-year coach Pat Massaroni. They return four starters, led by All-CHSAA picks Alan Griffin and R.J Davis. Next: Season complete.
 

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Team
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LW
Comments
10
23-5
10

The Knights were handed a humbling 67-57 defeat to Long Island Lutheran in the Federation Class AA semifinals in Glens Falls. In their final career games, Noah Morgan and Greg Calixte carried Mount Vernon. Morgan, who was honored as Section 1's Mr. Basketball, posted 18 points and six rebounds while Calixte had 20 points and eight boards in the loss. Next: Season complete
 

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Team
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LW
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11
20-7
11

The Lions could not convert on three shot attempts in the last 10 seconds of the fourth quarter as Cardinal Hayes earned a 65-62 victory in the CHSAA Class AA Intersectional semifinals. Keith Williams had a game-high 25 points in the final game for the league MVP and University of Cincinnati bound senior. Next: Season complete
 

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Team
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LW
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12
18-11
12

Sophomore Khalil Whitney scored 16 points and senior guard Barry Brown had 14 in the Lions' 71-62 loss to No. 1 Patrick School in the South Jersey, Non-Public A final. Next: Season complete
 

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Team
Rec
LW
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13
25-4
13

The Knights battle with Roselle Catholic nose-to-nose, but lost on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in the South Jersey, Non-Public B semifinals. Michael Morreale closed out his fine career with 21 points and sophomore Paul Mulcahy had 12 for Gill. Next: Season complete
 

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Team
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LW
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14
23-6
14

The Friars’ season came to a close against Hudson Catholic in the North Jersey, Non-Public B final, 64-61, despite a 17-point showing by Ithiel Horton and also double-digit outings from R.J. Cole and Nigel Marshall. Next: Season complete
 

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Team
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LW
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15
19-9
NR

The Archdiocesan champions had their season come to an end on asrivals Cardinal Hayes recorded a 66-54 victory in the CHSAA Class AA Intersectional quarterfinals held at Fordham University. Elijah Buchanan scored a team-high 15 points and sophomore point guard Michael Green added 11 points. Next: Season complete

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Team
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LW
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16
18-12
15

Lincoln began the second quarter on an 18-0 run to dash the 2015-16 champions hopes of repeating on Saturday afternoon in an 82-64 PSAL Class AA title game victory over the Orange Wave. The No. 11 seed received 17 points from Kyle Harding and Marcus Burnett added 12 points. Next: Season complete

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Team
Rec
LW
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17
22-7
16

The Crusaders lost three games to Don Bosco Prep by a total of seven points, the last one a 60-59 heartbreaker for the North Jersey, Non-Public A title. Senior Gabe Stefanini went out in style with 27 hard-earned points in his final game for Bergen Catholic. Next: Season complete
 

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Team
Rec
LW
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18
25-4
17

The Red Raiders had pulled to within one point of Linden with 1:05 to play in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 final, but were foiled by an offensive foul and the free throw shooting of Joey Krempa in a 59-51 loss. Eliaj Olaniyi led East Side with 19 points. Next: Season complete
 

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Team
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LW
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19
27-7
18

Leondre Washington connected for 17 points and Corey Gordon had 13, but the Highwaymen lost ground in the second half against a bigger, deeper Patrick School club and fell, 64-45, in the Tournament of Champions semifinals. Next: Season complete

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Team
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LW
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20
25-7
20

The Roughriders lost their top three scorers to foul trouble, but still ventured into overtime before bowing to Teaneck, 70-62, in the Tournament of Champions quarterfinals. West Side claimed back-to-back Group 2 titles. Next: Season complete
 

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