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(Photo by Harry Scull/Buffalo News) For the last 10 seasons, Class A1 was dominated by Williamsville South and McKinley, who combined to win five titles apiece during that stretch. So predicting any other team to emerge as a sectional champion would be a stretch. The main contender coming into the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The View From Centercourt
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(Dom Welch, the 2017 CC MVP, is First Team All-State in Class A) Class AA Fifth Team: James Rojas (Jamestown) Fourteenth Team: Tyler Aquilina (Kenmore West) Honorable Memtion: Tazaun Rose (Niagara Falls) & Vito Fulciniti (Lancaster) Class A First Team: Dom Welch (Cheektowaga) Second Team: Greg Dolan (Williamsville South) Third... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Ellicottville junior Elliot Bowen is now a two-time First Team All-State selection) Class B First Team: Tavien Kemp (Walsh) & Davonte Gaines (Health Sciences) Third Team: Tyron Lott (Health Sciences) Fifth Team: Nick Montgomery (East Aurora) Sixth Team: Jalin Cooper (Medina) Eleventh Team: Max Weber (Newfane) Thirteenth Team: Chad Biersbach... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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First Team All-Centercourt Dom Welch - Cheektowaga, Senior 30.4 PPG / 12.2 RPG / 3.7 APG / 3.0 BPG / 2.0 SPG The CC MVP and a First Team All-Centercourt selection for a second consecutive season. The first four-time All-Centercourt selection. Brought a skill set to WNY high school basketball... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Photo: Harry Scull/Buffalo News) When he was just a seventh grader, Cheektowaga coach Pat Cullinan could see something special in Dom Welch, so he played him at the varsity level during his eighth grade year. By the time he was a freshman, a star had emerged at Central. Not just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Health Sciences is WNY's top small school after advancing to states this season/Photo: Buff News) Large Schools 1. Canisius (MMA) - The Crusaders made me look pretty smart for predicting their ultimate success in the preseason. Manhattan Cup champs once again, Canisius took a less dominant approach during the regular... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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The annual PAL/ACE all-star games will be played at Niagara Falls High School on Thursday, April 6th. This unique event includes two games for some of the areas top players with varsity experience from this past season. The first game at 6 pm is the Freshmen/Sophomore game, followed at at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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2017 Hilbert College Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Camps Announced Hilbert College has announced dates for its 2017 Boys and Girls Summer Basketball Camps. Now in its 38th year and still one of the only overnight basketball camps in Western, NY - this summer’s camps are again expected to be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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MONSIGNOR MARTIN ASSOCIATION Class A Player of the Year: Davion Warren - Timon, 12 All-Catholic Joe Harrison - Timon, 12 Joe Jones - Park, 11 Bo Sireika - St. Francis, 11 Julian Cunningham - St. Francis, 10 Dan Scott - Park, 10 Class B Player of the Year: Tavien Kemp... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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The time has finally come where I ask area high school hoops fans for their opinion before giving mine. Who has earned a spot on the 2017 All-Centercourt Team??? Give it shot. Five teams, with five players on each team, and another 35 players for honorable mention. In a few... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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The 14th state rankings for the 2017 the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut. ** Teams from Section V have been included in italics. Class AA Fairport #3 UPrep #12 Bishop Kearney #24 Niagara Falls #25 Class A Irondequoit #1... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Davonte Gaines & Health Sciences punched their 'Ticket' to Binghamton) Class AA: Fairport 63, Niagara Falls 32 N. Falls 12 - 6 - 5 - 9 = 32 Fairport 13 - 16 - 18 - 16 = 63 Player Stats: Fairport Red Raiders Dan Masino 16 Pts, 5 Reb, 4... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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The 13th state rankings for the 2017 the season have been released by the NYSSWA. Below are the WNY teams that made the cut. ** Released on Tuesday, prior to crossover games. This week, I've included any teams that are potential opponents of our locally ranked teams this weekend. Class... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Tyron Lott & Health Sciences are headed to the Class B Far West Regional/Photo: Harry Scull,BuffNews) North Tonawanda 58, Amherst 51 On Saturday night, North Tonawanda chased a lead against Williamsville South for most of the game, before erasing a seven-point deficit with three minutes left to win by six... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(South Park's Shakur Harris scored 54 points in his two games during Buff State Week/Photo: Harry Scull,Buff News) 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 brackets from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Amherst celebrates a 2nd straight Class A2 title /Photo: Harry Scull,Buff News) Niagara Falls 61, Lancaster 56 Four years ago, Niagara Falls rolled out a very young lineup that included three freshmen (Charles Lamar, Tyler Sanders, & Devin Sanders) with a lot of potential for the future. That season, the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Jarrett Lecceadone & Randolph won Class C2 on JCC Friday) Chautauqua Lake 68, Cleveland Hill 62 It's was 35 years ago that a school named Chautauqua won a Section VI title. Since then, that school merged with Mayville to form Chautauqua Lake and become the Thunderbirds. And for the first... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Davonte 'The Ticket' Gaines brings the #BOOM for Health) Health Sciences 55, Medina 37 With many expecting to see offense fireworks as the Falcons faced Medina, who was riding a 14-game winning streak and arrived with plenty of talent, it was defense that decided the outcome and dictated the pace... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Lancaster's Alec Tamburri scores two of 24 points in the Class AA semifinals) Lancaster 71, Kenmore West 48 Last season, the Legends found themselves on the wrong end of a lopsided Class AA semifinal against a team from the Niagara Frontier League. In its return to the arena where sectional... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(South Park's Ray Mushat secures a rebound against Cheektowaga /Photo: Harry Scull,Buff News) South Park 74, Cheektowaga 64 The Buffalo State Sports Arena was at a fever pitch during the finale of three games between the Sparks & Warriors, as herds of fans arrived to watch Cheektowaga's Dom Welch's attempt... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Devin Degree & South are back in the Class A1 Final / Photo: Harry Scull,Buff News) Williamsville South 63, McKinley 51 The two-time defending overall Class A champions shook off a sluggish start and methodically built a lead to end McKinley's season for a third straight season and advance to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Newfane's Max Weber came through with another big game & the game-winner) (3) Newfane 65, (2) MST Seneca 63 For 30 minutes, Newfane never trailed in a close battle with the Wolves. However, a three-point play converted by Dom Prince, a free throw by Earl Howard, and a rebound &... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Tyron Lott and Health Sciences are ready for a run in Class B2) Large Schools 1. Williamsville South (A1) - What would Buff State Week be without a little South vs. McKinley action? The Billies will look to end the Macks' season for a third straight time on Tuesday in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Buffalo State Sports Arena) Monday, February 27th ** Two Games ** Class B1 Semifinals East Aurora Blue Devils #1 (18-3) * Co-Champs in ECIC III vs. Dunkirk Marauders #5 (13-9) * Finished 3rd in CCAA I West East Aurora - Voted #1 Small School - Defeated Depew to get here... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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(Bo Sireika led Frannies to its first Manhattan Cup Final since '07 /Photo:Larry Sheur) Class A Semifinals (2) St. Francis 66, (3) Park 64 After two epic overtime battles during the regular season, the Red Raiders and Pioneers treated MMA fans to a spectacular encore performance at Villa Maria College... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at The View From Centercourt
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