Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (2/28)

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Tue, Feb 28, 2017 1:14 PM — @News12Varsity

Updated Tue, Feb 28, 2017 5:55 PM

Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll as of Feb. 27

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1
22-4
2

The Celtics defeated top-seeded Linden, 58-44, for their second straight Union County Tournament crown behind a 24-point, 15-rebound, four-block performance by Kentucky-bound forward Nick Richards. Jordan Walker helped with 15 points and six assists. Next: St. Joseph (Hamm.), South Jersey, Non-Public B first round (March 1, 7 p.m.)
 

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2
21-4
1

Khalief Crawford connected for 22 points, Tavon Jones had 21 and Mikey Watkins 10 as the Tigers launched the defense of their state Group 4 title with a 78-32 victory Monday over Perth Amboy. That came two days after Linden's loss to Patrick School in the Union County Tournament final. Next: Columbia, North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 quarterfinals (March 1, 7 p.m.)
 

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LW
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3
24-1
4

Junior forward Marcellus Earlington was the late-game hero on both ends of the floor with a free throw with 6.1 seconds left and a block that lifted the Ironmen past Bergen Catholic, 53-52, for the Bergen County Jamboree title. Ronald Harper helped with 11 points. Next: Oratory/DePaul, North Jersey, Non-Public A quarterfinals (March 2, 7 p.m.)
 

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4
23-3
5

Alex Schachne dropped in 24 points, Paul Mulcahy had 18 points and eight rebound and Mike Morreale scored 15 points as the Knights claimed a third consecutive Somerset County Tournament title Saturday with a 71-61 victory over Rutgers Prep. Next: Immaculata, South Jersey, Non-Public B first round (March 1, 7 p.m.)
 

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5
22-3
7

Chris Coalmon had 18 points, Essam Mostafa had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Brandon Jacobs had 15 points and seven assists and Harrison Warnock added 10 points in a 68-57 win over Albany Academy in the LuHi Postseason Invitational. Next: TBD, NYS Federation Class AA semifinals @ Glens Falls Civic Center (March 24, TBD)
 

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Team
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6
Lincoln (NYC)
25-3
8

Michael Reid scored 20 points and the Railsplitters displayed a stingy defense to repeat as PSAL Brooklyn borough champions in a 74-46 victory over South Shore on February 11. Lincoln, who earned the top seed in the PSAL Class AA playoffs, will try to earn its first title since beating Jefferson, 65-52, on March 16, 2013. Next: Manhattan Center/Monroe, PSAL Class AA second round (Mar 2, 5 p.m.)
 

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Team
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7
19-7
9

Cole Anthony had a game-high 32 points to help the Stanners earn the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Class AA diocesan championship in a 80-67 victory over Bishop Loughlin. Moses Brown had 16 points and junior forward Khalid Moore added 15 points. Next: St. Peter’s/All Hallows, CHSAA Class AA quarterfinals @ Fordham University (Mar. 5, TBD)

 

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Team
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8
19-8
12

Elijah Buchanan powered the Mountaineers with 24 points and Jacob Rodriguez scored 13 of his 19 points in the second half in a 73-69 victory over Stepinac to earn the CHSAA Archdiocesan championship. Joseph Bull had 13 points and 13 rebounds. Next: Cardinal Hayes/Holy Cross, CHSAA Class AA quarterfinals @ Fordham University (Mar. 5, TBD)
 

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9
19-6
10

The Lions fell short in an attempt to repeat as CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens diocesan champions as Archbishop Molloy recorded an 80-67 title victory. Keith Williams had 18 points and junior guard Markquis Nowell added 17 points. Next: Iona Prep/Monsignor Scanlan, CHSAA Class AA quarterfinals @ Fordham University (Mar. 5, TBD)
 

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Team
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LW
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10
22-3
14

Jahvon Quinerly maintained his hot hand with 20 points and Louis King chipped in with 16 to guide the Hawks past St. Peter's Prep for their sixth consecutive Hudson County Tournament crown. Quinerly has 113 points in his last four games. Next: Morris Catholic/QP, North Jersey, Non-Public B quarterfinals (March 3, 7 p.m.)
 

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Team
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LW
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11
17-9
11

The Royals extended the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens diocesan semifinals to two overtimes but were not able to stop Bishop Loughlin from recording a 98-90 victory. Jose Alvarado had 20 points along with Kofi Cockburn and Tyson Walker each adding 18 points. Next: St. Raymond, CHSAA Class AA second round @ St. Francis Prep (Mar. 1, 7:30 p.m.)
 

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LW
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12
14-10
3

Naz Reid scored 12 points, but was the only Lion able to manage double figures last Tuesday in their 55-46 loss to the Patrick School in the Union County Tournament semifinals. Roselle Catholic could meet up a fourth time with the Celtics. Next: Holy Spirit, South Jersey, Non-Public B first round (March 1, 7 p.m.)
 

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LW
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13
21-5
6

R.J. Cole, Alexander Rice and Ithiel Horton turned in strong performances as the Friars rebounded from a loss to Gill St. Bernard's by closing out the regular season with wins over Bishop Eustace and Costal Academy. Next: Immaculate/St.Mary (Ruth), North Jersey, Non-Public B quarterfinals (March 3, 7 p.m.)
 

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Team
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LW
Comments
14
24-3
15

Kyle Cardaci scored 14 points, Elijah Mitchell 12 and Yasin Pretlow nine to lead the Seraphs' well-balanced attack in a 54-41 win over Marlboro for their second straight Shore Conference Tournament title. They carry a 15-game win streak into the state tournament. Next: Gloucester Catholic, South Jersey, Non-Public B first round (March 1, 6 p.m.)
 

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Team
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LW
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15
17-10
13

Alan Griffin, a junior guard, scored 39 points despite playing with a torn meniscus in a 73-69 loss to Mount St. Michael in the Archdiocesan final. The time off before Sunday's Intersectional quarterfinals should benefit him. Next: St. Raymond’s/Christ the King, CHSAA Class AA quarterfinals @ Fordham University (March 5, TBD)
 

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Team
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LW
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16
21-5
16

Chauncey Hawkins scored 18 points and Joseph Radi had 12 to help the Green Knights cap their regular season with an 85-48 victory against Passaic Tech. Next: Delbarton, North Jersey, Non-Public A quarterfinals (March 2, 7 p.m.)
 

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Team
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LW
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17
17-4
19

The Knights came away with resounding victories in the first rounds of the Section 1 tournament over Ossining and Ketcham and reached the Class AA semifinals on Friday at the Westchester County Center. They're in search of their 15th title in 19 years. Next: New Rochelle, Section I, Class AA semifinals @ Westchester County Center (March 3, 5 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
18
Wings Academy (NYC)
22-3
18

Elijah Chapman (10 points) knocked down the go-ahead 3-point basket with 59 seconds left in the fourth quarter to help Wings earn its fifth consecutive Bronx borough championship by defeating Eagle Academy, 59-56. Jose Perez scored 21 points for Wings. Next: McKee/Staten Island Tech/Wadleigh, PSAL Class AA second round playoffs (Mar. 2, 5 p.m.)
 

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Team
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LW
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19
20-6
19

Gabe Stefanini was his versatile self with 20 points and 13 rebounds and Taj Benning scored 14 points, but their Crusaders were unable to convert on a final possession and fell to Don Bosco Prep, 53-52, in the Bergen County Jamboree championship. Next: Seton Hall Prep/Paramus Catholic, North Jersey, Non-Public A quarterfinals (March 2, 7 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
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20
John Bowne (NYC)
22-6
20

Christian Hinckson scored 13 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists to help the Wildcats earn a 65-48 non-league victory over Frederick Douglass Academy on Saturday at the JFK Classic. Alejandro Vasquez added 19 points and Teequan Holley had 10 points for the third seed in the PSAL AA playoffs. Next: Paul Robeson/Martin Van Buren, PSAL Class AA second round playoffs (Mar. 2, 5 p.m.)
 

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