Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (3/14)

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Mon, Mar 13, 2017 8:48 PM — @News12Varsity

Updated Tue, Mar 14, 2017 3:10 PM

Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll as of March 13

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1
27-4
1

Jamir Harris found his range with seven 3-pointers and a game-high 23 points and Jordan Walker struck for15 points and 12 assists to lead the Celtics past Hudson Catholic Saturday in the Non-Public B championship. Nick Richards added 12 points for Pat's, which claimed its first title since 2009. Next: Teaneck/West Side, TOC semifinals @ Pine Belt Arena (March 17, 7:30 p.m.)
 

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2
26-4
2

The Tigers used a strong second half led by Khalief Crawford, Tavon Jones and Mikey Watkins Sunday to pull away from a tie game and defeat Shawnee, 57-41, for their second straight Group 4 state title. Linden now seeks a second straight appearance in the T of C final. Next: Don Bosco Prep/Verona winner, TOC semifinals @ Pine Belt Arena (March 17, 5:30 p.m.)
 

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3
28-1
3

The Ironmen built a 17-point lead at the half, but had to withstand a late rush by St. Augustine Saturday in the Non-Public A championship game. Charlie Bagin scored a team-high 19 points and hit the deciding free throws to help the program claim its first title since 1970. Next: Verona, TOC quarterfinals @ Pine Belt Arena (March 15, 5:30 p.m.)
 

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4
22-3
4

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, 7 p.m.)
 

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5
Lincoln (NYC)
29-3
5

The Railsplitters scored 18 consecutive points in the second quarter to take control against Jefferson and went on to capture the PSAL Class AA city championship in a 82-64 victory at Madison Square Garden. Klay Brown scored 22 points and 10 rebounds to win the game’s MVP and Curtis Gordon came off the bench to add 21 points. Next: No. 6 Cardinal Hayes, NYS Federation Class AA semifinals @ Glens Falls Civic Center (March 24, 9 p.m.)
 

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6
21-8
14

The Cardinals executed some critical plays in the final minutes to win the CHSAA Class AA Intersectional title for the first time since 1990 by defeating Archbishop Molloy, 64-62, at Fordham University. Tyrese Williams had 15 points and four of his teammates recorded in double figures. Next: No. 5 Lincoln, NYS Federation Class AA semifinals @ Glens Falls Civic Center (March 24, 9 p.m.)
 

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7
21-8
6

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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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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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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10
20-7
7

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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11
18-11
10

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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12
25-4
11

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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13
23-6
12

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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LW
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14
21-4
15

The Knights rolled to a pair of NYSPHSAA tournament victories this week, defeating Section 9 champion Pine Bush and Section 4’s Corning-Painted Post. Noah Morgan has been terrific throughout the postseason. Next: No. 20 Westbury, NYS Class AA semifinals @ NYS Class AA state semifinals @ Floyd L. Maines Arena (March 18, 2:30 p.m.)
 

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15
18-12
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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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16
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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17
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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18
25-6
NR

West Side received 13 points each from Quayon Williams-King and Yasim Hooker and 12 from Quaion Taylor as the Roughriders defended their Group 2 state title with a 51-49 win over Camden. Next: Teaneck, TOC quarterfinals @ Pine Belt Arena (March 15, 7:30 p.m.)

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19
18-10
19

The Royals had a 10-point lead to slip away in the third quarter as Archbishop Stepinac rallied to earn a 78-67 victory in the CHSAA Class AA Intersectional quarterfinals Sunday Fordham University. Kofi Cockburn had 22 points and Georgia Tech bound Jose Alvarado scored 20 in his final game. Next: Season complete
 

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20
20-4
NR

Jalyn Dunlap had 24 points and 10 rebounds, including the winning putback with 10 seconds left and Jonathan Dean had 16 points and 11 rebounds as Westbury rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Hills East, 61-60, to win a first-ever Long Island Class AA title. Next: No. 14 Mount Vernon, NYS Class AA state semifinals @ Floyd L. Maines Arena (March 18, 2:30 p.m.)

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