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As I stood at the podium to present the 2015 Centercourt Coach of the Year during the Prep Talk/BCANY banquet at Ilio Diapolos, I asked the room full of the area's best players and coaches, "how many of you predicted at the beginning of the season that this Canisius team... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(Photo by Elliott Jerge) Last season, Howard Washington and Stafford Trueheart represented Canisius on the All-Centercourt team as a pair of sophomore sensations that each made Second Team. Despite the Crusaders having suffered an upset loss in the Manhattan Cup semifinals to eventual champ Nichols, the future had never looked... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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First Team All-Centercourt LaTerrance Reed - Canisius, Senior 16.7 PPG / 3.0 RPG / 3.0 APG / 2.0 SPG Moves up from the 2014 All-Centercourt Honorable Mention. Exuded passion and pride for both the game of basketball and his school. Sharp-shooter from the perimeter that heats up in a flash.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(Stafford Trueheart & LT Reed led the best Canisius team of all-time. / Photo by James McCoy) As a pollster for the Buffalo News, I'm asked to send in my weekly ballots ranking the top ten large and small schools. This is the last time I'll vote this season, so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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The 2015 All-Centercourt Team & CC MVP will be published on Thursday, April 16th ** Click here for a link to 'Who deserves a spot on All-Centercourt ** The final state rankings of the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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2015 Hilbert College Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Camps Announced (Hamburg, NY) Hilbert College has announced dates for its 2015 Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Camps. Now in its 36th year and still one of the only overnight basketball camps in Western, NY - this summer’s camps are again expected... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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Tryouts for the annual PAL/ACE high school basketball All-Star game will be held at Niagara Falls HS, 4455 Porter Road, on Tuesday, April 14th. There will be two sessions of tryouts: Freshmen & Sophomores - 5 pm - 6:30 pm Juniors & Seniors - 6:30 pm - 8 pm **... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(Park shows everybody who number 1 is) Just imagine that headline two years ago when Park played in the IAC. Following the 2013 season, head coach Michael Battaglia, who was finishing his third season as the head coach of the Pioneers, committed to making Park a winning program. Check that,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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Undefeated regular season Monsignor Martin Champions. Manhattan Cup Champions. CHSAA State Champions. And now, Federation Champions! The Canisius Crusaders have officially climbed to the top of the Class A high school basketball world and are the undisputed Kings! LaTerrance Reed opened the NYS Class A Federation Championship game by burying... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(Park celebrates its win over Westhill that put them in the Class B Federation Title game/Photo by James McCoy) Following Westhill's spectacular display in the 2014 NYSPHAA Class B state championship game, a 93-55 win over Olean, it seemed difficult to fathom a team could possibly stand in it way... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(Stafford Trueheart lowers the #BOOM on Scotia as Canisius advances to the Fed final / Photo by James McCoy) On Sunday, I watched two undefeated teams, Scotia-Glenville and Greece Athena, battle for the NYSPHAA Class A State Championship. The two entered the game 1 & 2 respectively in the NYSSWA... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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High school basketball players interested in improving their game through a quality learning experience provided by former Division I players will want to read the information below. Former UB standouts, Tony Watson and Will Regan have started Pro Training Mini Camps - a skill development program focusing on shooting, ball... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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MONSIGNOR MARTIN ASSOCIATION Class A Player of the Year: LaTerrance Reed - Canisius, 12 All-Catholic Stafford Trueheart - Canisius, 11 Chris Miner - Nichols, 12 Cam Lewis - Nichols, 12 Marcell Davis - St. Joe's, 12 Kordell Holness-Lightbody, St. Francis, 12 Derick Simpson - Timon, 12 Class B Player of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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The 14th state rankings of the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut: Class AA Aquinas #6 Jamestown #17 Niagara Falls #28 * Class A Greece Athena #2 Canisius #5 Williamsville South #10 McKinley #13 Olean #23 Amherst #28 * Nichols... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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The 2015 All-Centercourt Team & CC MVP will be published on Thursday, April 16th ** Link to Brackets Central ** You think it's easy to come up a top 60? How about about separating it into a top 25 first? Give it shot. Five teams, with five players on each... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(Jamestown's Zack Panebianco scored 65 points in his last two regional appearances / Photo by Harry Scull) Class AA: Aquinas 76, Jamestown 70 Aquinas: 17 - 20 - 16 - 23 = 76 Jamestown: 15 - 17 - 20 - 18 = 70 FG%: Jamestown 60.5, Aquinas 53.7 3-Point %:... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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Section VI All-Tournament Teams are selected based on games played during the semifinal and championship rounds of sectionals, and do not include crossover or quarterfinal rounds. Click here to see All-Tournament Teams from other sections, or to view the playoff brackets fro every section in NYS. You will also find... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(Fred Foster of Middle College with the #BOOM of the year / Photo by Harry Scull) Tuesday night at the Buff State Sports Arena, three games determined regional qualifiers for Classes A, B, & C in the final boys high school basketball games played in WNY this season. Williamsville South,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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The 13th state rankings of the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut: Class AA Jamestown #16 Niagara Falls #28 * Class A Canisius #5 Williamsville South #8 McKinley #13 Olean #21 Amherst #25 (tied w/ Chaminade) Class B Park #8... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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CHSAA State Semifinal: Canisius 74, Chaminade 67 After completing a third straight undefeated regular season in the Monsignor Martin and capping it off with a Manhattan Cup Championship on Wednesday night, Canisius kept the winning going with a victory over Chaminade in the CHSAA state semifinal. The Crusaders will now... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
Class AA Final: Jamestown 48, Niagara Falls 38 Zack Panebianco and Stephen Carlson each scored 16 points, leading the Red Raiders to a three-peat in Class AA and the fifth sectional title in six seasons. Jamestown never trailed in the defensive struggle that was tied late in the first half,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(Fred Foster helped lead Middle College to a 4th straight Section VI title) Class C1 Championship: Tapestry 64, Silver Creek 61 The most competitive game of the evening ended in a jubilant celebration for the Thunderhawks, as they pressed and attacked their way to their first Section VI title. Tapestry... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(Amherst & Cheektowaga played another epic classic at Buff State / Photo by Harry Scull) In each of the past three seasons, Amherst & Olean have reached the Section VI Final on Championship Saturday at Buff State. But they've never faced each other in that game, because the Huskies were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(Stafford Trueheart gets loose for the Manhatan Cup Champs. #BOOM / Photo by Joshua Koester) Coming into this season, two teams were viewed as the favorites to come away with the Manhattan Cup - the defending champs & the team they upset to earn the chance to win it. After... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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I was told at the start of last season that Park could win the Manhattan Cup. At the start of this season, I was nearly guaranteeing it. The Park Pioneers joined the Monsignor Martin Association at the start of last season and immediately made waves, before bowing out to eventual... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at The View From Centercourt