Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (3/21)

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Tue, Mar 21, 2017 5:16 PM — @News12Varsity

Updated Tue, Mar 21, 2017 5:36 PM

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

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Team
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Rank
Team
Rec
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1
29-4
1

Jordan Walker scored seven of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and Jamir Harris and Vladir Manuel each finished with 12 to help the Celtics pull away in the final 4:28 to defeat Don Bosco Prep, 69-55, for the Tournament of Champions title. That was the program's sixth overall championship and first since 2009. Next: Season complete
 

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Team
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LW
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2
30-2
3

The Ironmen got 19 points from Chris Paul and 13 apiece from Marcellus Earlington and Ronald Harper, but lost its traction in the final four minutes and fell to the Patrick School, 69-55, in the Tournament of Champions final. Bosco had topped Linden in the semis one night earlier behind the spark of Earlington and Harper. Next: Season complete
 

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Team
Rec
LW
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3
26-5
2

The Tigers were denied a second straight trip to the Tournament of Champions final when Don Bosco Prep rallied in the second half for a 65-58 win in the semifinals. Tavon Jones led Linden with 22 points and Joey Krempa and Marcellus Livingston each had 10. Next: Season complete.
 

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Team
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LW
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4
22-3
4

It’s been one month since the Crusaders knocked off Albany Academy, 68-57, in the LuHi Postseason Invitational and now they awake from hibernation to try and win a first-ever Class AA Federation title. First up, though, is a red-hot Mount Vernon squad that won its 11th NYSPHSAA championship Sunday. Next: No. 10 Mount Vernon, NYS Federation Class AA semifinals @ Glens Falls Civic Center (March 24, 7 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
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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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Team
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LW
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6
21-8
6

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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Team
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LW
Comments
7
21-8
7

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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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
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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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
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.
 

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
10
23-4
14

Noah Morgan had 14 points, nine rebounds and three assists, Jason Douglas-Stanley had 16 points, including four 3-pointers, and Demetre Roberts earned MVP honors with 11 points, five assists and four rebounds in a 59-48 win over Fairport to clinch the 11th New York State title in program history. Next: No. 4 Long Island Lutheran, NYS Federation Class AA semifinals @ Glens Falls Civic Center (March 24, 7 p.m.)
 

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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
11
20-7
10

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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Team
Rec
LW
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12
18-11
11

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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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
13
25-4
12

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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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
14
23-6
13

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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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
15
18-12
15

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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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
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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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
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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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
18
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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Team
Rec
LW
Comments
19
27-7
NR

Leondre Washington connected for 17 points and Corey Gordon had 13, but the Highwaymen lost ground in the second half against a bigger, deeper Patrick School club and fell, 64-45, in the Tournament of Champions semifinals. Next: Season complete

Rank
Team
Rec
LW
Comments
20
25-7
18

The Roughriders lost their top three scorers to foul trouble, but still ventured into overtime before bowing to Teaneck, 70-62, in the Tournament of Champions quarterfinals. West Side claimed back-to-back Group 2 titles. Next: Season complete
 

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