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The sixth state rankings for the 2018 the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut: Class AA No teams ranked Class A Canisius #1 Park #11 West Seneca West #13 Timon #23 Class B Health Sciences #2 Olean #8 St. Mary's... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The View From Centercourt
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(Master Radford and Timon had the win of the week over Park) Large Schools 1. Canisius (MMA) - The combination of exams and cancellations have the Crusaders playing with the frequency of an NBA-type schedule over the second half of the season. But for this week, they wait for a... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(Julian Eziukwu and the Park Pioneers host Canisius on Saturday) Monday, January 15th Park vs. Pine Ridge Secondary *at Park* - 3 pm Tuesday, January 16th Williamsville South @ Sweet Home - 6:30 pm Cardinal O'Hara @ Nichols - 6:30 pm Grand Island @ North Tonawanda - 6:30 pm South... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(Ray Blackwell races to the rim for Maryvale) Maryvale 54, Lake Shore 43 Two of the main contenders in the race for an ECIC III league crown took the court, both unbeaten in their division and each with just one loss on the season. After Lake Shore tied the game... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(Master Radford finishes for Timon in transition with a #BOOM) Timon 56, Park 55 For a second consecutive season in South Buffalo, Timon came into its game against Park as the underdog and left with an exciting one-point win. Just like last year, the Tigers saved their best for last... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(Franklinville's Isaac Kopp let's a 3-pointer fly) Franklinville 75, Ellicottville 41 In what was supposed to be the 'Game of the Week', Franklinville's Isaac Kopp had other ideas and burned the whole concept to the ground. League rival Ellicottville arrived with an undefeated record, but headed home with the bitter... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at The View From Centercourt
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The fifth state rankings for the 2018 the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut: Class AA No teams ranked Class A Canisius #1 Park #4 West Seneca West #15 Timon #25 Class B Health Sciences #3 Olean #9 St. Mary's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at The View From Centercourt
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(Trevor Book & the Jacks won the Bob Hettler Jolly Boys Tournament at Amherst) Large Schools 1. Canisius (MMA) - The Crusaders came back from an out-of-state Christmas Tournament where they finished second out of eight teams and opened their league schedule by drubbing Timon. They host rival St. Joe's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at The View From Centercourt
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(Franklinville's Sam Erickson is guarded by Elliot Bowen of Ellicottville) Here's a list of what I think are the top games to follow this week: Monday, January 8th Ellicottville @ Franklinville - 7:30 pm Silver Creek @ Allegany-Limestone - 7:30 pm Southwestern @ Dunkirk - 7:30 pm Tuesday, January 9th... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2018 at The View From Centercourt
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(Adrian Baugh drains a jumper for the Indians) West Seneca West 83, Orchard Park 72 The West Seneca West Indians will now have their name mentioned among the teams in NYS with an active 10-game winning streak after staying unbeaten with a victory over the visiting Quakers. The Indians are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at The View From Centercourt
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(Christian Szablewski uses the reverse finish for St. Mary's) St. Mary's 67, Niagara Catholic 64 The Lancers remained undefeated on the season, and more importantly, opened their Monsignor Martin schedule with a victory over a Niagara Catholic team that could be their toughest competition to repeat as Manhattan Cup champs.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at The View From Centercourt
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(Jalen Bradberry and Jaemon Turner have helped turn Niagara Catholic into a serious contender) Well, the New Year is not off to the best start with cancellations and a less-than-spectacular lineup of games this week to begin 2018. However, I always begin this post each year at this time and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at The View From Centercourt
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The fourth state rankings for the 2018 the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut: Class AA No teams ranked Class A Canisius #1 Park #10 West Seneca West #17 Timon #19 Class B Health Sciences #3 Olean #9 St. Mary's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at The View From Centercourt
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(Williamsville South's Cody Sanford was feeling it on Friday) Williamsville South 68, Amherst 40 The Battle of Main Street wasn't much of a battle, with the Billies scoring the first six points, never trailing, and never being threatened throughout the game. Greg Dolan scored a game-high 29 points as part... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(John Shields scores for Timon in the third quarter) Timon 79, Olean 64 In a nonleague game pairing a top 10 large school against a top 10 small school, it was the host Tigers who had little trouble earning the victory with a solid performance over four quarters. Timon never... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(From start to finish, Tuesday evening at Canisius was special ) Canisius 48, Irondequoit 47 The basketball game of the night in the New York State had a thrilling finish. But the tone of the evening at Canisius and moments before & after the contest were far more meaningful. I... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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The second state rankings for the 2018 the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut: Class AA No teams ranked Class A Canisius #2 Park #7 West Seneca West #20 Class B Health Sciences #7 Olean #8 St. Mary's #17 Niagara... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Dunkirk's Tyreese Kristian-Johnson defended by Chautauqua Lake's Devin Pope) Dunkirk 82, Chautauqua Lake 66 In CCAA I West action, the Marauders raced out to a 26-11 lead after one quarter and Chautauqua Lake was never able to get closer than nine points the rest of the way. Dunkirk is a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Jayce Johnson & the Canisius Crusaders are 4-0 and flying high early in the season) Large Schools 1. Canisius (MMA) - The Crusaders found themselves in a battle all game with Health Sciences at the ADPRO Challenge, but to their credit, were able to close the game out in the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Kam Briggs of Health Sciences is met by Canisius' Jayce Johnson) Canisius 67, Health Sciences 56 Canisius 16 - 14 - 14 - 23 = 67 Health Sci 12 - 19 - 10 - 15 = 56 Point Totals Canisius: Ryan Bradley 15, Austin James 15, Nick MacDonald 15, Jayce... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Eric Brown of St. Mary's goes after the shot of Lancaster's Jakob Jerebko) St. Mary's 73, Lancaster 58 St. Mary's 27 - 22 - 11 - 13 = 73 Lancaster 13 - 17 - 16 - 12 = 58 Point Totals St. Mary's: Christian Szablewski 20, Matt Ciezki 15, Brady... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Niagara Catholic's Jalen Bradberry drives against Brandon Ferris of Clarence) Niagara Catholic 70, Clarence 67 N. Catholic 21 - 16 - 20 - 13 = 70 Clarence 20 - 13 - 18 - 16 = 67 Point Totals Niagara Catholic: Avion Harris 14, Jaemon Turner 14, Quinelle Burch 14, Jalen... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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The first state rankings for the 2018 the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut: Class AA No teams ranked Class A Canisius #2 Park #8 Williamsville South #18 West Seneca West #24 Class B Health Sciences #3 Olean #9 Niagara... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Kaleb Watts and Ben Mooney converge on Devin Pope) On Monday night the defending Class D champs from Franklinville hosted Chautauqua Lake, the defending Class C champions. While the home team was back in force from the prior season with its entire roster returning, the visiting Thunderbirds were back with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Tariq Eubanks and the Tapestry Thunderhawks deserved a spot in the first poll) As a pollster for the Buffalo News, I'm asked to send in my weekly ballots ranking the top ten large and small schools. The polls are based on games played through Sunday of each week. Here's a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at The View From Centercourt