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Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (2/7)

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Tue, Feb 7, 2017 3:22 PM — @News12Varsity

Updated Tue, Feb 7, 2017 4:13 PM

Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll as of Feb. 6

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1
15-2
1

Marcellus Livingston has averaged 18.3 points over the last three games to spur victories over Parkland (Pa.), Point Pleasant Beach and Hun. The senior guard is one of four Tigers now averaging double figures for the season. Next: No. 6 Roselle Catholic (Feb. 7, 7 p.m.)

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2
17-4
2

Kentucky-bound Nick Richards sparked the Celtics’ second win this season against Roselle Catholic with 22 points and 10 rebounds Thursday in Roselle. They were without Richards three days later in a 75-66 loss to IMG Academy (Fla.), though Vladir Manuel matched his season high that day with 12 points. Next: @ Plainfield (Feb. 8, 7 p.m.)

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3
16-5
3

Cole Anthony recorded a triple-double in front of the home crowd Friday night with 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the Stanners won 92-41 over St. Francis Prep. Moses Brown added 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field along with seven rebounds and four blocks. Next: No. 13 Archbishop Stepinac (Feb. 7, 4 p.m.)

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Team
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LW
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4
Lincoln (NYC)
21-2
4

Klay Brown lead all scorers with 24 points to help the Railsplitters record a 69-53 victory over Queens High School Teaching at the Cardozo Classic. Donald Cannon-Flores, Mike Reid along with John Wilson recorded in double digits as Lincoln bolstered its attempt to earn the top seed in the PSAL AA playoffs. Next: @ Brooklyn Collegiate (Feb. 7, 5 p.m.)

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5
17-2
5

Donatas Kupsas had 16 points and nine rebounds and Essam Mustafa added 15 points and 11 rebounds in a 64-58 win over Monsignor Scanlan. The Crusaders have won six straight heading into Tuesday’s showdown with St. Anthony. Next: @ No. 10 St. Anthony (Feb. 7, 5:30 p.m.)

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6
11-7
7

Nate Pierre-Louis and Naz Reid led four scorers in double figures with 15 and 13 points, respectively, but their balanced effort was not enough to take down the Patrick School last Thursday, 64-58. Pierre-Louis has reached double figures in all but one game this season. Next: @ No. 1 Linden (Feb. 7, 7 p.m.)

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7
18-1
13

Marcellus Earlington struck for 17 points and 14 rebounds Friday to help the Ironmen avenge an earlier loss to Bergen Catholic, 66-61, in Oradell. Steady contributions from Chris Paul and Ronald Harper have helped Bosco win nine straight games. Next: @ No. 18 St. Joseph (Mont.) (Feb. 7, 7 p.m.)

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8
14-5
14

Keith Williams powered the offense with a game-high 29 points and teammate Markquis Nowell had 20 of his 22 points in the second half as the hosts claimed an 88-72 victory over Christ the King Sunday in a CHSAA Class AA Brooklyn/Queens division game. Next: Iona Prep (Feb. 10, 6 p.m.)

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9
15-7
6

The Royals trailed by one point at halftime on Sunday, but could not keep pace with Bishop Loughlin as the hosts earned an 88-72 victory in Fort Greene. Kofi Cockburn scored 21 points with 10 rebounds and Jose Alvarado added 20 points. Next: No. 3 Archbishop Molloy (Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.)

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10
14-4
9

The Friars rebounded from a loss Thursday against Newark East Side, 48-46, by defeating Iona Prep two days later, 59-38, behind the play of R.J. Cole, Alexander Rice, Nigel Marshall and Ithiel Horton. St. Anthony's next game can be seen Live on News12Varsity.com. Next: No. 5 Long Island Lutheran (Feb. 7, 5:30 p.m.)

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Team
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LW
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11
15-6
15

The Mountaineers earned its fourth straight victory on Saturday afternoon with Mike Krause scoring 18 points and Elijah Buchanan adding 17 points in a 71-60 CHSAA Class AA league win over Xaverian in Bay Ridge. Next: @ Iona Prep (Feb. 7, 4 p.m.)

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12
14-6
18

The Crusaders are the hottest team in the Hudson Valley and you could make a case they’re on a run with any team in the Tri-State. They’ve won eight out of nine following Friday night’s win over Iona Prep at home. Freshman R.J. Davis was spectacular, scoring 17 points, including the game-clinching basket and foul in the final minute. Next: at Molloy (Feb. 7)

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13
16-4
10

The Crusaders staged a strong fourth-quarter comeback attempt Friday, but had dug itself too deep an early hole and lost, 66-61, to Don Bosco Prep. Gabe Stefanini went down swinging with 20 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Next: Fair Lawn (Feb. 7, 7 p.m.)

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14
15-6
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The Cardinals had four players in double figures to earn a 91-83 victory over St. Raymond.Sophomore guard Joe Toussaint lead with 25 points, Tyrese Williams had 21 points along with Terry Dawkings adding 17 points and senior Mark Jackson had 12. Next: All Hallows @ Gauchos Gym (Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.)

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LW
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15
18-2
16

Junior guard Alex Schachne averaged 13.6 points, 7 assists and 6.6 steals last week to trigger victories over Hillsborough, Immaculata and Franklin. Paul Mulcahy chipped in with 11.3 points, 7.3 assists and 7 rebounds. Next: TBD, Somerset County Tournament (TBD)

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LW
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16
11-10
8

Minnesota-bound senior guard Isaiah Washington scored a career-high 55 points, but the visiting Ravens was defeated by rivals Cardinal Hayes, 91-83, in a CHSAA Class AA Archdiocesan division game held on Friday afternoon. Next: All Hallows (Feb. 7, 5:45 p.m.)

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17
16-2
NR

Shamir Johnson scored 11 points, Jahid Jenkins had nine and every Red Raider on the floor made sizable contributions to the defense as they upset St. Anthony, 48-46, Thursday in Newark. Anas Amos provided the game-winner with a buzzer-beating layup. Next: University (Feb. 7 4 p.m.)

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Team
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LW
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18
17-3
19

Chauncey Hawkins erupted for 38 points in a 77-73 win over Pascack Valley and Joe Radi scored a combined 39 the next two games to spur triumphs over Paramus and Northern Highlands that stretched the Green Knights' win streak to 12 games. Next: No. 7 Don Bosco Prep (Feb. 7, 7 p.m.)

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Team
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19
18-3
17

Jahvon Quinerly averaged 22 points and Luther Muhammad 21 points and three steals to steer the Hawks to victories against Memorial and Lincoln. Hudson has claimed four straight wins since a stunning overtime loss to Snyder. Next: Dickinson (Feb. 7, 7 p.m.)

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LW
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20
17-3
NR

Elijah Barnes scored 21 points and pulled down eight rebounds and Yasim Pretlow recorded 14 points and seven assists Monday to spark a 76-72 win over Ranney in Tinton Falls. The Seraphs avenged a 58-56 loss last month and won their eighth straight game. Next:  Next: St. Rose (Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m.)

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