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The Manhattan Cup Finals are set: Wednesday, March 4th - 7 & 8:45 pm Class B Final: (1) Park vs. (2) St. Mary's Class A Final: (1) Canisius vs. (2) Nichols Click here to see the Manhattan Cup Playoff Bracket Below are recaps of each semifinal game: Nichols 66, Timon... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The View From Centercourt
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Monday, March 2nd Class A1 Semifinals at 6 pm & 7:45 pm #1 North Tonawanda (15-4) vs. #4 Sweet Home (10-9) - The Jacks finished as co-champs of the NFL with Niagara Falls, the Panthers tied for 3rd in ECIC II - NT is led by Chris Woodard & Ryan... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The View From Centercourt
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Midway through the opening stanza of the Class A2 quarterfinal between Lew-Port and Cheektowaga, the Warriors had raced out to a 13-point lead. It would ultimately be the margin of victory that would send the defending sectional champs back to where they claimed last year's prize, Buff State. But before... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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Below are links to each bracket, along with some other postseason-related content: Manhattan Cup Playoffs Class AA Bracket Class A1 Bracket Class A2 Bracket Class B1 Bracket Class B2 Bracket Class C1 Bracket Class C2 Bracket Class D Bracket Buff State Week Viewing Guide Manhattan Cup Semifinals Recap Sectional Preview... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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Last night at City Honors, I was asked prior to tip if that was City Honors or Maryvale in the white shirts? I pointed to City Honors and said they're wearing white. Then the person pointed to the crowd and said he was referring to them. I looked up and... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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The eleventh state rankings of the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut: Class AA Jamestown #22 Class A Canisius #5 McKinley #7 Amherst #12 Williamsville South #16 Class B Park #9 Fredonia #11 Cleveland Hill #24 Class C Middle College... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(It's that time of year again - High School basketball sectionals / Photo by Dave DeLuca) The Section VI postseason begins tonight with first round games, and the winners move on to participate in the pre-quarterfinal games played on Wednesday. Friday night is when the action really kicks up, as... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(#1 Canisius vs. #1 Park was a treat for WNY fans / Photo by Dave DeLuca) 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 Saturday of each... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(Mark Simon is now the all-time winningest coach at St. Joe's) After years of a Manhattan Cup playoff format that saw all the varsity basketball teams competing in the Monsignor Martin Athletic Association play in one big, winner-take-all postseason tournament, a change was made prior to the start of this... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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Play-in Games - Sunday, February 22nd AT St. Mary's HS - 1 pm & 2:45 pm Class B - Niagara Catholic 65, Cardinal O'Hara 59 Class A - St. Joe's 74, St. Francis 48 Semifinals - Sunday, March 1st AT CANISIUS COLLEGE KOESSLER CENTER Class B (1) Park 57, (4)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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Pre-Quarterfinals - Wednesday, February 25th (8) Clarence 65, (9) Niagara Wheatfield 52 (7) Kenmore West 68, (10) Orchard Park 54 (6) Frontier 75, (11) West Seneca West 72 Quarterfinals - Friday, February 27th (1) Jamestown 76, (8) Clarence 49 (4) Lancaster 64, (5) Lockport 58 (2) Williamsville North 64, (7)... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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Class A1 Pre-Quarterfinals - Wednesday, February 25th (9) South Park 63, (8) Hutch-Tech 61 (7) Grand Island 56, (10) Kenmore East 45 Quarterfinals - Friday, February 27th (1) North Tonawanda 64, (9) South Park 49 (4) Sweet Home 70, (5) Williamsville East 55 (2) Williamsville South 63, (7) Grand Island... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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Class B1 First Round - Tuesday, February 24th (12) Alden 75, (13) Springville 57 (10) Maryvale 69, (15) Lafayette 44 (11) Newfane 64, (14) Eden 42 Pre-Quarterfinals - Wednesday, February 25th (9) Bennett 46, (8) Buffalo Arts 44 (5) East Aurora 62, (12) Alden 40 (10) Maryvale 71, (7) City... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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Class C1 Pre-Quarterfinal - Wednesday, February 25th (8) Gowanda 56, (9) Cassadaga Valley 46 Quarterfinals - Friday, February 27th (1) Silver Creek 60, (8) Gowanda 44 (4) Chautauqua Lake 48, (5) Allegany-Limestone 38 (2) Tapestry 81, (7) Barker 39 (3) Salamanca 73, (6) Maritime 38 Semifinals - Monday, March 2nd... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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Pre-Quarterfinals - Wednesday, February 25th (8) Pine Valley 85, (9) West Valley 63 (5) Ellicottville 73, (12) North Collins 31 (7) Maple Grove 40, (10) Brocton 30 (6) Westfield 40, (11) Clymer 34 Quarterfinals - Friday, February 27th (1) I-Prep 64, (8) Pine Valley 33 (4) Panama 72, (5) Ellicottville... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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Coming into last night's game, Jamestown was 11-0 in ECIC I and looking to claim the league championship outright. But the task of beating Williamsville North a second time still loomed, something the Red Raiders hadn't done twice in a season since 2012. The Spartans entered the game having scored... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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The tenth state rankings of the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut: Class AA Jamestown #24 Class A Canisius #7 McKinley #8 Williamsville South #10 Amherst #13 Class B Park #5 Fredonia #11 Class C Middle College #5 Silver Creek... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(Photo by Dave DeLuca / Follow @ByDaveDeLuca) When I got home last night, I was asked if the game went how I thought it would go. After hesitating for a moment, I had my response. Maybe not exactly how I thought it would go, I said, but it went exactly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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Student sections like to let you know when a young underclassmen has made an impact on a game. Often times, when a sophomore or freshman hits a 3-pointer or makes a big play in a game, the crowd will start a chant to let you know - "he's a sophomore".... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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On December 11, 2014, Health Sciences went into Tapestry for the first of two battles with the Thunderhawks. The night belonged to Tapestry, particularly the later stages, as the Thunderhawks broke open a tight game to pull away late. Since then, Tapestry has been a staple of the small school... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(John Piper & #2 small school Fredonia host Olean & East this week /Photo: Dunkirk Observer) 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 Saturday of each... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(Kyle Harris and the Pioneers will finally get their date with Canisius / Photo by Buffalo News) Here's a list of what I think are the top games to follow this week: Monday, February 16th Tapestry @ Health Sciences - 2:30 pm Lancaster @ Williamsville North - 2:30 pm East... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(Justin Jones finishes an open look under the basket for Canisius) To modify a quote from the great Marv Levy, and apply it to high school basketball in WNY last night - when it's too cold for everyone else, it's just right for Canisius & Timon. On a typically cold... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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(Bill Brooks of Silver Creek shoots over Jared Fish of Salamanca in the 'Game of the Week') All season long, Silver Creek and Salamanca have been right there with each other. They've been positioned right next to each other in the small school poll. The same thing goes for the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at The View From Centercourt
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You can't hide passion or enthusiasm, and good coaches stand out. Starling Bryant stands out. And after his Panthers' 78-67 victory at Hutch-Tech on Thursday night, the 19-year veteran coach now stands alone as well. The win for Bryant was the 304th of his coaching career, which surpasses the longtime... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at The View From Centercourt