Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (1/17)

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Tue, Jan 17, 2017 2:37 PM — @News12Varsity

Updated Tue, Jan 17, 2017 8:08 PM

Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll as of Jan. 16

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
Rank
Team
Rec
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1
9-2
1

Jordan Walker scored 13 points and Nick Richards made clutch plays down the stretch to lead the Celtics past No. 2 St. Anthony, 51-47, Saturday at the Dan Finn Classic. The Celtics topped Pace Academy (Ga.) in double OT two days later with balanced play from Jamir Harris, Walker and Marcus McClary. Next: @ No. 4 Linden (Jan. 17, 7 p.m.)
 

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Team
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LW
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2
9-2
2

R.J. Cole displayed strong senior leadership for his young squad in back-to-back losses, with 19 in a 51-47 setback to No. 1 Patrick School Saturday and 19 again Monday in a 58-52 final against Jemison (Ala.) at the HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Ma. The Friars have not lost two straight since 2004-05. Next: Colts Neck @ Lakewood HS (Jan. 21, 3 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
3
7-3
3

The Lions edged St. Mary (Eliz.) in double overtime last Tuesday, 663-60, behind the offensive spark of Nate Pierre-Louis and Kahlil Whitney, and then overpowered Weaver (Conn.) four days later, 96-76, with a more balanced assault. Next: Plainfield (Jan. 17, 7 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
4
8-2
5

The Tigers received consistent leadership from Khalief Crawford, Marcellus Livingston and Tavon Jones as they posted convincing victories over Union and Elizabeth. Linden looks to avenge an earlier loss Tuesday night at home against the Patrick School. Next: No. 1 Patrick School (Jan 17, 7 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
5
Lincoln (NYC)
15-2
6

The Railsplitters displayed a strong defensive effort on Sunday at home in a 53-44 victory over Iona Prep in a non-league matchup held at the Martin Luther King Classic in Cone Island. Mike Reid had a game-high 21 points along with Donald Cannon-Flores adding 9 points with 11 assists. Next: @ George Westinghouse (Jan. 19, 5 p.m.)
 

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Team
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LW
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6
9-5
6

Isaiah Washington had 26 points, 7 rebounds along with 7 assists as the Ravens rallied to defeat Monsignor Scanlan, 69-67, on Sunday to win its sixth consecutive game. Washington and Omar Silverio had each scored 29 points to help St. Ray’s record a 85-84 victory over Bishop Loughlin Friday night. Next: Thomas Jefferson, New Heights Hoops Fest Tournament @ South Shore H.S. (Jan 21, 6 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
7
11-3
10

Markquis Nowell and Keith Williams combined to score all 12 points in overtime to help the Lions earn a 66-62 victory at Christ the King on Sunday afternoon. Williams had 25 points and Nowell added 22 points as Bishop Loughlin rebounded from a one-point loss on the road Friday night at St. Raymond. Next: Holy Cross (Jan 20, 7:30 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
8
11-0
9

Elijah Olaniyi, Hassan Ceesay and Jahid Jenkins all had bright offensive moments during the week, though defense, as usual, played the starring role for the Roughriders as they picked up impressive wins over West Side, Mater Dei and Immaculate Conception. Next: @ Seton Hall Prep (Jan. 17, 7 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
9
9-5
4

Cole Anthony led the Stanners in scoring with 29 points but the Stanners were unable to hold off Notre Dame-West Haven (CT) from earning a 74-66 victory at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Massachusetts on Saturday night. Next: @ St. Francis Prep (Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
10
11-2
11

Louis King struck for a season-high 23 points Thursday in a 55-38 win over Marist and Jahvon Quinerly and Luther Muhammad led a balanced attack two days later in a 62-53 victory against St. Anthony (Tx.) at the HoopHall Classic in Springfield, Ma. Next: @ Kearny (Jan. 19, 7 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
11
11-1
13

Freshman Matt Zona played an important role down the stretch of a 67-62 win over Don Bosco Prep Friday, and seniors Gabe Stefanini and Thomas Binelli led the way the following night in a 69-55 victory against Wayne Hills. The Crusaders have won 10 straight games. Next: @ Old Tappan (Jan. 19, 7 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
12
11-4
NR

Jacob Rodriguez and Elijah Buchanan powered the Mountaineers offensewith 17 points each on Friday night in a 71-63 win over hosts All Hallows in a CHSAA class AA Archdiocesan division game.  Next: No. 13 Cardinal Hayes (Jan. 17, 4 p.m.)

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
13
12-4
17

Terry Dawkins scored 11 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter for the Cardinals as they upended Iona Prep, 60-56, in a CHSAA Class AA Archdiocesan division game held in the Bronx Monday afternoon. The Cardinals will face off against long time rivals Mount St. Michael on the road Tuesday afternoon. Next: @ No. 12 Mount St. Michael (Jan 17, 4 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
14
8-5
19

The Crusaders had a memorable 24 hours this past weekend. They rallied back to beat Iona Prep in the continuation of their game that started on Jan. 6 as Jorden Means scored 12 points and made seven steals. They followed that up by beating another ranked team, Long Island Lutheran, at home on Saturday. Next: Scanlan (Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
15
12-2
8

After losing at Archbishop Stepinac Saturday, the Crusaders bounced back to beat Queens HS of Teaching, 70-51, Sunday at Lincoln. Chris Coalmon had 19 points and six assists, Essam Mostafa had 16 points and 16 rebounds, Harry Warnock had 12 points and four assists and Brandon Jacobs had eight steals, seven assists and five rebounds. Next: Wings Academy @ Terminal 23 (Jan. 21, 2 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
16
Ranney (NJ)
9-2
NR

The Panthers dropped a well-played battle against No. 2 St. Anthony, 51-48, last Tuesday, but rebounded with victories over Mater Dei, 58-56, and Immaculate Conception, 66-57. Sophomore guard Bryan Antoine averaged 22.6 ppg. over that stretch. Next: St. Rose (Jan. 18, 5:45 p.m.) 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
17
Queens HS of Teaching (NYC)
17-2
16

The Tigers went on a furious 18-4 run in the third quarter on Sunday, but the team’s comeback attempt fell short as Long Island Lutheran recorded a 70-51 victory at the MLK Classic at Lincoln High School Sunday afternoon. C.J. Kelly had 14 points and William Ennis added 10 points for the Tigers. Next: Springfield Gardens (Jan. 18, 5 p.m.)
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
18
9-2
20

The Knights are on a roll as Jason Douglas-Stanley continues to come into his own as a shooter, winning four straight and all in convincing fashion. He made five 3-pointers in the first quarter of a win over White Plains. Noah Morgan had 22 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds in a win over WHEELS on Friday. Next: Scarsdale (Jan. 18, 4:30 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
19
9-1
15

The Ironmen suffered their first defeat Friday, 67-62, to Bergen Catholic, despite a gut-busting 23-point, 12-rebound outing from Marcellus Earlington and a 16-point showing from Ronald Harper. Next: @ Paramus Catholic (Jan. 17, 7 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
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20
8-6
14

The Royals forced an overtime session on Sunday afternoon at home, but visiting Bishop Loughlin pulled off a 66-62 CHSAA Class AA Brooklyn/Queens division victory. Jose Alvarado had 23 points and junior guard Tyson Walker added 18 points. Next: No. 13 Cardinal Hayes (Jan. 20, 7:30 p.m.)
 

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