Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll (3/7)

by News 12 Varsity on
Tue, Mar 7, 2017 3:21 PM


Tri-State Top 20 boys basketball poll as of March 6

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1
25-4
1

Vladir Manuel matched his season high with 16 points and Jordan Walker hit for 13 to lead the Celtics past Ranney, 66-56, Monday in the sectional semifinals. Patrick School has won 16 of its last 17 games. Next: No. 10 Roselle Catholic, South Jersey, Non-Public B final @ Jackson Liberty (March 8, 7 p.m.)
 

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2
23-4
2

Khalief Crawford and Mikey Watkins each struck for 20 points and Tavon Jones added 11 to direct the Tigers past Woodbridge, 66-39, in the sectional semifinals last Friday. Crawford averages 17.3 ppg. in three tournament games. Next: No. 7 East Side, North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 final (March 7, 7 p.m.)
 

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3
26-1
3

Marcellus Earlington turned in his 16th straight double-figure scoring performance with 15 points and Charlie Bagin and Chris Paul netted 10 apiece to propel the Ironmen past St. Joseph (Mont.), 43-40, on Saturday in the semifinals. They now seek a third win over Bergen Catholic in just over a month. Next: No. 16 Bergen Catholic, North Jersey, Non-Public A final @ Rutgers University (March 8, 6 p.m.)
 

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4
22-3
5

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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5
Lincoln (NYC)
27-3
6

The Railsplitters held Springfield Gardens to just three points scored in the third quarter Saturday as the top seed recorded a 57-38 victory in the PSAL Class AA quarterfinals held Saturday at Baruch College. Donald Cannon-Flores and Michael Reid each added 12 points. Next: No. 18 Curtis, PSAL Class AA semifinals @ St. John’s University (March 7, 7 p.m.)
 

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6
20-7
7

The Brooklyn/Queens Diocesan champions fended off a strong challenge by pulling away in the fourth quarter to record a 78-59 victory over All Hallows in the CHSAA Class AA Intersectional quarterfinals. Moses Brown led the Stanners with 28 points, 14 rebounds along with Khalid Moore adding 21 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Next: No. 9 Archbishop Stepinac, CHSAA Class AA intersectional semifinals @ St. John’s University (March 8, 8 p.m.)

 

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7
20-6
10

The Lions shot 75 percent from the field and connected on 11-of-12 3-pointers in the first half for a 87-70 victory over Iona Prep in the CHSAA Class AA Intersectional quarterfinals. Markquis Nowell scored 22 points and Tyrese Gaffney added 21 points. Next: No. 14 Cardinal Hayes, CHSAA Class AA intersectional semifinals @ St. John’s University (March 8, 6 p.m.)
 

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8
25-3
14

Junior guard Jahvon Quinerly pumped in 31 points and also had 10 assists and Louis King collected 21 points and eight rebounds Monday to steer the Hawks to a 78-56 semifinal-round win over Dwight-Englewood. They carry an 11-game winning streak into the final. Next: No. 12 St. Anthony, North Jersey, Non-Public B final @ Rutgers University (March 8, 8 p.m.)
 

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9
18-10
15

The Crusaders responded from their heartbreaking defeat in the CHSAA Archdiocesan championship by knocking off Christ the King in the quarterfinals of the Intersectional tournament. Freshman point guard R.J. Davis registered 23 points and seven assists and Jorden Means added 22 for Stepinac. Next: No. 7 Archbishop Molloy, CHSAA Class AA intersectional semifinals @ St. John’s University (March 8, 8 p.m.)
 

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10
18-10
12

Barry Brown sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer to propel the Rams past Gill St. Bernard's Monday in the sectional semifinals. Alanzo Frink took charge in the paint with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Next: No. 1 Patrick School, South Jersey, Non-Public B final @ Jackson Liberty (March 8, 6 p.m.)
 

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11
25-5
4

Michael Morreale produced a season-high 21 points, but his Knights fell to Roselle Catholic, 54-51, on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer Monday in the semifinals. Teammate Paul Mulcahy finished with 12 points and seven rebounds. Season complete
 

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12
23-5
13

Senior guard R.J. Cole scored 20 points and Ithiel Horton and Alexander Rice chipped in with 10 each in the Friars' 87-47 win over Morristown-Beard Monday in the sectional semifinals. Cole had 26 points in the quarterfinals against Immaculate Conception. Next: No. 8 Hudson Catholic, North Jersey, Non-Public B final @ Rutgers University (March 8, 8 p.m.).
 

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13
Wings Academy (NYC)
24-3
18

Jose Perez scored 12 of his 17 points in the third quarter to help Wings take the lead and the No. 2 seed would hold to defeat South Shore, 55-48, in the PSAL Class AA quarterfinals. Elijah Chapman added 14 points as Wings avenged a regular season loss to South Shore. Next: Thomas Jefferson, PSAL Class AA semifinals @ St. John’s University (March 7, 5 p.m.)
 

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14
19-8
NR

The Cardinals had four players in double figures that helped eliminaterivals Mount St. Michael in a 66-54 win Sunday in the CHSAA Class AA Intersectional quarterfinals. Tyrese Williams led the scoring with 18 points and Terry Dawkins added 14 points. Next: No. 7 Bishop Loughlin, CHSAA Class AA intersectional semifinals @ St. John’s University (March 8, 6 p.m.)

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15
19-4
17

The Knights captured their 16th Section 1 championship in 19 years on Sunday, but needed overtime after blowing a 26-point second-half to Scarsdale. Noah Morgan helped rescue Mount Vernon, finishing with 13 points and 15 rebounds to earn MVP honors. Jason Douglas-Stanley scored 23. Next: Pine Bush, NYSPHAA Regional semifinals @ White Plains HS (March 7, 4 p.m.)
 

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16
22-6
19

Taj Bennings averaged 19.5 ppg. and Gabe Stefanini was at 13 to direct the Crusaders to tournament wins over Seton Hall Prep and St. Peter's Prep. Their last loss came against their next opponent. Next: No. 3 Don Bosco Prep, North Jersey, Non-Public A final @ Rutgers University (March 8 p.m.).
 

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17
25-3
NR

Shamir Johnson knocked down nine 3-pointers and averaged 21.5 ppg. to power the Red Raiders in state tournament victories against Piscataway and Bridgewater-Raritan. Jahid Jenkins had 16 points in the win over Bridgewater. Next: @ No. 2 Linden, North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 final (March 7, 7 p.m.)

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18
Curtis (NYC)
25-5
NR

The Warriors advanced to the semifinals for the second time in schoolhistory in defeating Queens High School of Teaching, 54-48, in the PSAL Class AA quarterfinals Saturday at Baruch College. Sam Majekodunmi and Ransford Agyeman each scored 14 points. Next: No. 5 Lincoln, PSAL Class AA semifinals @ St. John’s University (March 7, 7 p.m.)

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19
18-10
11

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

Savion Lewis had 19 points, Julien Crittendon had 18 points and Kendall Nero-Clark added 14 in a 64-62 win over Bay Shore to clinch a first-ever Suffolk Class AA title. The Thunderbirds followed with an 87-71 victory over Southampton to capture the overall Suffolk championship. Next: Westbury, Long Island Class AA final @ Stony Brook (March 12, 1:30 p.m.)

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