Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (1/24)

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Tue, Jan 24, 2017 11:45 AM — @News12Varsity

Updated Tue, Jan 24, 2017 5:15 PM

Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll as of Jan. 24

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1
10-2
4

The Tigers' reputation as a difficult matchup was broadened last Tuesday with their 71-67 victory over top-ranked Patrick School. Khalief Crawford pumped in 18 points and Tavon Jones had 16 to help Linden avenge a loss to Pat's two weeks earlier at Kean University. Next: @ No. 7 Roselle Catholic (Jan. 24, 7 p.m.)
 

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2
10-3
1

Jordan Walker scored 22 points and Nick Richards and Marcus McClary contributed 14 and 13, respectively, to power the Celtics past then-No. 3 Roselle Catholic on Friday at the Investors Games at Kean. That came three nights after a 71-67 loss to Linden, despite a 21-point outing for the steady McClary. Next: @ Westfield (Jan. 24, 4 p.m.)
 

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LW
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3
10-2
2

Following back-to-back losses to the Patrick School and Jemison (Ala.), the Friars rebounded behind R.J. Cole and Alexander Rice Sunday to post a 70-46 victory against Peddie. That was St. Anthony's first two-game losing streak since the 2004-05 season. Next: @ Newark West Side (Jan. 24, 7 p.m.)
 

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LW
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4
Lincoln (NYC)
18-2
5

The Railsplitters earned a 70-55 victory over George Westinghouse to win its fifth consecutive game in a PSAL Class AA Brooklyn division matchup.  Lincoln, who currently leads the division with an 11-0 record, have tough non-league matchups against Queens High School of Teaching and St. Anthony (N.J.) in the next few weeks. Next: @ Bedford Academy at M.S. 113 (Jan. 27, 5:45 p.m.)
 

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5
12-5
9

Cole Anthony connected on 17 out of 17 free throws attempts and finished with 29 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the hosts claimed a 97-76 victory in a CHSAA Class AA Brooklyn/Queens division game Sunday. Moses Brown scored 25 points along with grabbing 19 rebounds and three other players recorded in double figures. Next: No. 15 St. Raymond (Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m.)
 

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6
11-2
10

Junior guard Luther Muhammad has averaged 25.6 points in his last three games to spur victories over St. Anthony (Tx.), Kearny and St. Mary (Eliz.). Fellow junior Jahvon Quinerly struck for 20 points to help the Hawks avenge an earlier loss to St. Mary, 62-53, on Friday at Kean. Next: Union City (Jan. 24, 7 p.m.)
 

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7
8-4
3

Nate Pierre-Louis connected for 25 points and Naz Reid had 13 points and nine rebounds, but the rest of his team came up a bit flat Friday as the Lions dropped an 83-68 decision to No. 1 Patrick School at the Investors Games at Kean. That was their first loss this season to a New Jersey opponent. Next: No. 2 Linden (Jan. 24, 7 p.m.)
 

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8
12-2
11

The Crusaders almost knocked off undefeated Notre Dame (Conn.) Saturday in Hackensack, but the Green Knights prevailed on a late 3-pointer from Georgetown-bound Tremont Waters. Gabe Stefanini scored 17 points and Taj Benning had 16 to lead Bergen Catholic. Next: DePaul (Jan. 24, 7 p.m.)
 

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LW
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9
12-4
7

The Lions fell behind late in the second quarter and couldn’t recover from a double-digit deficit on Sunday in a 97-76 Archbishop Molloy win. Keith Williams scored a team-high 24 points; Tyrese Gaffney added 22 points and Adrian Nunez contributed with 15 points in the defeat. Next: Holy Cross (Jan 20, 7:30 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
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10
11-4
14

The Crusaders are playing arguably their best extended stretch of basketball in five years. They’ve won five straight, highlighted by a comeback victory over Iona Prep and a home win against Long Island Lutheran. They’ve done it of late without an injured Jorden Means as Alan Griffin, Ed Minaya, R.J. Davis and Payton Hudson have picked up the slack. Next: @ Mount St. Michael (Jan. 24, 4 p.m.)
 

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LW
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11
13-2
5

Pietro Giovanardi had 14 points, Brandon Jacobs had 11 points, Harrison Warnock had 10 points and Donatas Kupsas had 10 points and 10 rebounds as the Crusaders outscored Wings Academy 32-14 in the second half en route to a 59-36 win. Next: @ Iona Prep (Jan. 24, 5:30 p.m.)
 

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LW
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12
Ranney (NJ)
11-2
16

Bryan Antoine has averaged 21.7 point in the last four games to spark successive victories since the Bulldogs' 51-48 loss to St. Anthony Jan. 10. Guard Ahmadu Sarnor reached double figures in three of those four outings. Next: Henry Hudson (Jan. 25, 5:45 p.m.)
 

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13
11-6
20

Jose Alvarado had an impressive performance Friday night by scoring 20 points in the first half and finished with a game-high 32 points to help the Royals earn a 75-63 victory over visiting Cardinal Hayes. Sophomore center Kofi Cockburn added 14 points along with Tyson Walker and Jared Harrison-Hunter each scoring 11 points. Next: Holy Cross (Jan. 24, 7:30 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
14
Queens HS of Teaching (NYC)
18-2
17

C.J. Kelly scored 23 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and connected on 13 out of 15 free throws attempts to power the Tigers to a 76-71 overtime victory over Springfield Gardens in a PSAL Class AA Queens division game on Thursday. William Ellis had 17 points along with Jamie Nurse adding 12 points and 7 rebounds. Next: Construction (Jan. 31, 5 p.m.)
 

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Team
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LW
Comments
15
10-6
6

Omar Silverio lead the scoring with 21 points and 6 assists as the Ravens had four players in double figures in a 63-51 victory at St. Francis Prep on Sunday. St. Ray’s had rebounded from a 92-85 defeat to Thomas Jefferson in the finale of New Heights Hoops Fest on Saturday night. Next: @ No. 5 Archbishop Molloy (Jan 25, 7:30 p.m.)
 

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Team
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LW
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16
12-2
8

The Red Raiders got 18 points and eight rebounds from steady senior Elijah Olaniyi, but came up short against an improving Seton Hall Prep squad, 57-54, last Tuesday. They bounced back against West Orange, 66-42, Saturday with the help of 18 points from Hassan Ceesay. Next: @ East Orange (Jan. 26, 7 p.m.)
 

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Team
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LW
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17
11-2
18

The Knights continued to storm through the Section 1 portion of its schedule. They romped New Rochelle on the road on Saturday, 71-46, as Greg Calixte posted 18 points and eight rebounds. Mount Vernon has won six in a row and is 8-0 against Section 1. Next: @ White Plains (Jan. 26, 4:15 p.m.)
 

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LW
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18
12-2
19

The Ironmen posted convincing wins over Paramus Catholic, Ridgewood and Randolph thanks to the balanced play of Marcellus Earlington, Charlie Bagin, Ronald Harper and Chris Lovisolo. Lovisolo netted a season-high 18 points in the victory over PC. Next: Hackensack (Jan. 24, 7 p.m.)
 

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19
14-5
13

The Cardinals struggled from the field in the first half and could not recover on Friday night as Christ the King earned a 75-63 victory in Middle Village. Tyrese Williams scored 18 points and Terry Dawkins added 16 points for Cardinal Hayes, who came back on Saturday to win 97-37 over St. Mary’s. Next: @ No. 20 Iona Prep (Jan 28, 3 p.m.)
 

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LW
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20
10-6
NR

The Gaels ended an agonizing four-game losing streak by knocking off Mount St. Michael 58-50 in overtime on Saturday. Their previous four losses were to teams ranked in the Tri-State poll and were all by nine points or less. The schedule doesn’t lighten up with Long Island Lutheran, Hayes and All Hallows in the next week. Next: No. 11 Long Island Lutheran (Jan. 24, 5 p.m.)

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