This is centercourt's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following centercourt's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
centercourt
Recent Activity
Image
(Park's Dan Scott delivers the #BOOM heard throughout Buffalo on Thursday night / Photo: Larry Scheur) Park 72, East 39 The question of where Dan Scott would play basketball this season was batted around Buffalo all summer. The Pioneers were delighted to be the team he chose to ball with,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The View From Centercourt
Image
(Tyron Lott of Health Sciences is defended by O'Hara's Justin Hemphill at the Pastor-Cooper Showcase) Health Sciences 78, Cardinal O'Hara 59 The Falcons improved to 4-1 on the season behind a balanced scoring effort. Kameron Briggs had a team-high 19 points, Davonte Gaines scored 18 points, and Tyron Lott finished... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The View From Centercourt
Image
(Maryvale's Brian Sullivan lets a dagger fly in overtime) This centercourt stuff comes with some tough decisions. Often I find days where I'm torn for hours about which game I want to be at when faced with multiple options that are calling me. Tuesday night's hoops schedule had several games... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The View From Centercourt
Image
Trying to make preseason predictions and figure out where teams should be ranked in a poll before games are played can be challenging. Getting out to start watching the teams I've been making projections on is a lot more fun! Two of the four teams I thought would end up... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The View From Centercourt
Image
(Jhamir Isom breaks to the basket for Falls/Photo: Paul Battson, Niagara Gazette) Niagara Falls 65, UPrep 64 In the finale of the Cataract City Classic, host Niagara Falls ignited the WolvArena by gutting out a comeback win over an extremely talented UPrep team that features a high level talent in... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The View From Centercourt
Image
(Darnell Butts of Dunkirk works inside against LG Castillo & Noah Speyer of Lancaster/Photo: John Rogowski) Dunkirk 75, Lancaster 73 After a three-year run as Lancaster Tip-Off Tournament champions, the host Legends were dethroned by a skilled and scrappy team from Dunkirk. The Marauders trailed by 14 points at halftime... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
(Ellicottville's Austin Grinols looks for space against Jarrett Lecceadone of Randolph) Last season ended in defeat at JCC for both Ellicottville and Randolph to eventual Section VI champions. For the Eagles, it was a loss to a senior laden Panama team that reached Glens Falls in Class D. The Cardinals... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
Class AA (10 Teams) Niagara Falls - NFL Jamestown - ECIC I Kenmore West - NFL Lancaster - ECIC I Frontier - ECIC I Willaimsville North - ECIC I Niagara Wheatfield - NFL Orchard Park - ECIC I Lockport - NFL Clarence - ECIC I Class A1 (10 Teams) Williamsville... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
(Cheektowaga's Dominick Welch [above] and Olean's Jeff Anastasia [right] each have a chance to break historic WNY records before the end of the 2017 season / Photos by Nick LoVerde [above] & Dave DeLuca [right]) The 2016-2017 Pre-View From Centercourt contains: - Feature on Jeff Anastasia & Dominick Welch -... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
(James Rojas of Jamestown will be a must see on this season's hoops schedule / Photo by Harry Scull, Buffalo News) Saturday, December 10th St. Joe's vs. St. John the Baptist ** at Nichols - 12 pm Holy Trinity @ Nichols - 1:30 pm Wellsville @ Olean - 2:30 pm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
The following is a press release from Villa Maria College: On Friday, the Basketball Coaches Association of New York announced the 2017 New York State Basketball Hall of Fame inductees, which included storied coach, local basketball ambassador, and current Villa Maria head coach and Athletic Director Don Silveri. Silveri becomes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
(Stafford Trueheart was named NYS Co-Player of the Year in Class A / Photo by James McCoy) Class AA Third Team: James Rojas (Jamestown) Fourth Team: Maceo Jack (Williamsville North) Fifth Team: Breon Harris (Niagara Falls) Ninth Team: Qeyion Williams (Niagara Falls) & Alex Konst (Lancaster) Tenth Team: Nathan Nielson... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
(Gary Foster was named New York State's Player of the Year in Class C / Photo by Harry Scull) Class B First Team: Elijah Ramadhan (Olean) & Takal Molson (St. Mary's) Second Team: Ben Eckstrom (Olean) Third Team: Tavien Kemp (Walsh) Fifth Team: Patrick Moore (Fredonia) Eighth Team: Jake Cavana... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
(Photo by Harry Scull) In nine seasons on the local high school hoops scene, there are some select moments that have a special place and stand out in my mind. My favorite one from the 2016 season happened late on a Saturday night in Glens Falls, after watching seven consecutive... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
First Team All-Centercourt Stafford Trueheart - Canisius, Senior 20.8 PPG / 10.5 RPG / 2.7 APG / 2.5 BPG The 2016 CC MVP and a First Team All-Centercourt selection for the second consecutive season. A dominant high school player who always delivered the biggest moments in the biggest games. The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
110
Image
(Photo by James McCoy) He was called up to the varsity squad during his freshman season in 2013 and showed some encouraging flashes. A long & energetic player, it was fascinating to wonder what his game could become years down the road. By the time his sophomore season began, the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
(Canisius & Park were WNY's top two all season / Photo by Harry Scull) 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 these ballots represent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
(Park's Kyle Harris and Falls' Qeyion Williams are two of the 20 all-stars playing on Thursday / Photo Buffalo News) The all-star games are Thursday night at Niagara Falls High School. Admission to the games is $5 with proceeds going to Niagara PAL. Below are the rosters, after over 110... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
22
Image
The final state rankings of the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the Far Western Region teams that made the cut: Class AA Aquinas #2 Fairport #15 Class A Canisius #2 Park #6 Williamsville South #15 Batavia #16 Amherst #17 Pittsford Sutherland #18 Greece Athena #20 McKinley... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
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 team, and another 35 players for honorable mention. In about three weeks, the 9th Annual All-Centercourt Team will be announced,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
144
Image
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 5th. There will be two sessions of tryouts: Freshmen & Sophomores - 5 pm - 6:30 pm Juniors & Seniors - 6:30 pm - 8 pm **... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
2016 Hilbert College Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Camps Announced Hilbert College has announced dates for its 2016 Boys Summer Basketball Camps. Now in its 37th year and still one of the only overnight basketball camps in Western, NY - this summer’s camps are again expected to be sold-out. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
The following was written and sent to me by Darren Fenn, a 14-year professional basketball player, member of the Canisius College Sports Hall of Fame, and Buffalo News 1997 Player of the Year. As basketball season ends in the coming weeks, it's time for serious and dedicated players to reflect,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
Image
MONSIGNOR MARTIN ASSOCIATION Class A Player of the Year: Stafford Trueheart - Canisius, 12 All-Catholic Jordan Nwora - Park, 12 Quinton Lamar - Timon, 12 Kyle Harris - Park, 12 Will Atkinson - Canisius, 12 William Lamar - Timon, 11 Naseer Jackson - St. Joe's, 11 Class B All-Catholic Charles... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at The View From Centercourt
24
Image
(Olean Huskies - 2016 NYSPHAA Class B State Champions) When discussing the banner high school basketball programs in WNY, one of the first names that will come up is Olean. The Huskies, under head coach Jeff Anastasia, have become one of the most storied teams in WNY, with a record... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at The View From Centercourt