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    Tri-State basketball Top 20: Week 5

    by MSG Varsity on
    Tue, Feb 5, 2013 11:14 AM

    Updated Tue, Feb 5, 2013 9:19 PM
    Tri-State basketball Top 20: Week 5
    Photo by Photo by Denis Gostev

    Tri-State boys basketball Top 20 - Feb. 4

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    The state's modern-day record for consecutive wins came to a halt at 83 last Friday, 47-38, at the hands of St. Benedict's. Be on alert fellow NJSIAA teams: The Friars streak of two straight NJSSIAA titles remains very much intact.

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    20-1
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    Robert Morris-bound guard Kavon Stewart has sparkled of late as both a facilitator (38 assists last five games) and a timely scorer. The Hawks put their 15-game win streak on the line Thursday against 15-2 Marist in Bayonne.

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    18-3
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    In the rugged PSAL Brooklyn AA, the Railsplitters remain unscathed after beatingTransit Tech and Boys & Girls last week. Next:Jefferson (Tuesday, 5 p.m.)

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    18-2
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    The Royals continue to roll along, beating Archbishop Molloy, Holy Cross and Fordham Prep last week. Next: Archbishop Stepinac (Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.)

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    Mical-Ryan Boyd scored nine of his 18 points in the fourth quarter and added six rebounds as LuHi beat St. Anthony's, 63-45. Chris Atkinson had 13 points and five assists and Kentan Facey scored seven points with 10 rebounds and four blocks.

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    17-2
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    The Highwaymen's offense is clicking with Shaakir Lindsey's dribble penetration and passing, Joel Hernandez' shooting and the steady play of Marcus Fulmore and others. Teaneck has won nine straight since a loss to St. Benedict's.

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    Chris Robinson hit the shot of the year to end the game of the year as Hayes defeated St. Raymond 91-89 in overtime Friday night. Next: Iona Prep (Tuesday, 4:15 p.m.)

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    The Lions will look to avenge league losses this week when they take on Molloy and Christ the King this week. Next:  Archbishop Molloy (Tuesday, 4 p.m.)

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    Princeton-bound guard Spencer Weisz has averaged 18.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists during the Pirates' nine-game winning streak. They look to avenge a December loss to Newark Tech Tuesday night in West Orange.

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    After being stopped by St. Anthony, 48-37, the Bears continued their own brand of defensive excellence by yielding just 57 total points in the next two games. Rob Ukawuba and Gary Baumer paced the offense against Colonia and Bishop Ahr.

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    The Vikings twice went to overtime last week, beating Boys & Girls in Bed-Stuy and losing to Jefferson at home. Next: @ Robeson (Tuesday, 5 p.m.)

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    The Lions fell to Gill St. Bernard's, 63-59, last Friday despite a 21-point, 17-rebound outing from Syracuse-bound forward Tyler Roberson. Roselle Catholic visits No. 12 Linden Tuesday night and faces South Jersey power Atlantic City Saturday at the PrimeTime Shootout in Roselle.

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    13-1
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    The Knights will almost certainly miss out on the No. 1 seed in AA but can lock down a 2 or 3 seed with wins this week against White Plains and New Rochelle. The matchup with the Huguenots on Wednesday will be a good pre-playoff test for the eight-time champs.

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    Hakeem Rogers turned in consecutive 18-point games and Isaiah Davis averaged 12 in victories last week over Plainfield and North Bergen. Jahad Thomas and Kason Campbell continue to provide tough defense for the Minutemen.

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    The Celtics fashioned a fourth-quarter rally to edge Linden, 58-55, and held off a late surge to defeat St. Joseph of Metuchen, 72-65, last week. DeAndre Bembry, Jason Boswell and Darrian Collins were standouts in both games.

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    Billy Turnage’s squad picked up three more league wins last week, beating Monroe, Lehman and Mott Haven. Next: @ Gompers (Tuesday, 5 p.m.)

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    Wade Baldwin showcased his scoring skills with 30 points and the Falcons were resilient in a 72-65 loss to the Patrick School last Saturday without star forward Karl Towns, who rested with knee tendinitis. Jimbo Long netted 16 points two days earlier in a win over Irvington.

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    The Ghosts have spun off six straight wins behind Thomas Rivera, Jetor Brown and Asim Johnson. They face a tough test at home Thursday against Don Bosco Prep.

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    The Ravens couldn’t hold on to a five-point lead with 30 seconds left in overtime and fell to Cardinal Hayes in a thriller Friday night. Next: @ Holy Cross (Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.)

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    The Orange Wave appears to be turning a corner, beating Grady and South Shore last week. But can Jefferson slay undefeated Lincoln? Next: @Lincoln (Tuesday, 5 p.m.)

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    Tri-State girls basketball Top 20 - Feb. 4

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    Junior forward Zaire O’Neil posted consecutive double-doubles, averaging 15.5 points and 11.0 rebounds, in victories over University and Bloomfield. The Bulldogs visit No. 14 East Orange Campus on Thursday.

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    On Saturday, the Pride lost at home for the first time since February 4, 2011, to Spring-Ford, one of the best teams in Pennsylvania. The Pride should get back on track this week as they face Blind Brook and end the season against Irvington. Saniya Chong will be looking to go out in style in her final regular season home game.

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    The Crusaders had big wins against Rumson-Fair Haven, and St. John the Baptist

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    Led by Aaliyah Jones, the Falcons crushed nationally-ranked Riverdale Baptist and defeated rival Nazareth in less than 24 hours. Next: @ Christ the King (Friday, 4:30 p.m.)

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    Sierra Calhoun scored 35 points to lead the Royals over Gill St. Bernard and standout junior Taylor Rooks Saturday at Bishop Ford. Next: @ Archbishop Molloy (Tuesday, 6 p.m.)

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    The Knights had their 14-game win streak snapped on Saturday in a 73-62 loss to Christ the King at the Rose Classic in New York despite 34 points and 12 rebounds from junior guard Taylor Rooks.

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    Senior swing Kerry Malleck matched her season high by depositing 25 points to go with five assists in a 80-55 triumph over Atlantic City on Saturday at the Battle by the Bay as the Panthers won their seventh straight.

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    While senior point guard Mary Kate Caverly turned up her offense last week, the defense was in lockdown mode. Caverly went for 15 in a 47-37 decision over No. 9 Holmdel and backed that with 14 to fuel the Caseys past No. 12 Rumson, 49-34.

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    Columbia-bound Carolyn Gallagher has elevated her game as the Stanners knocked off division foes St. Francis Prep and Bishop Loughlin. Next: Christ the King (Tuesday, 6 p.m.)

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    The Bulldogs put a hurting on Ardsley, a team they could face in the County Center. Irvington travels to Ossining on Friday to face Saniya Chong for the last time. Can the Bulldogs spoil Chong’s final regular season home game?

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    Brianna Fraser had 20 points and Iona-bound Aurella Cammock had 12 points to pace South Shore to a 78-22 win over Boys & Girls Thursday. Next: @ Midwood (Wednesday, 5 p.m.)

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    Ashanae McLaughlin scored 22 points and Jasmine Nwajeil added 11 in a 58-47 win over Brooklyn Collegiate. Next: @ Francis Lewis (Wednesday, 5 p.m.)

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    The balance that’s been so prominent in the Blue Eagles’ offense has also carried over to the defensive side, where IHA has limited its last five opponents to an miniscule 31.0 points per game. Senior point guard Samantha Wilkes collected 18 points, nine rebounds, five assists and five steals on Saturday in a 75-30 win over Midland Park in the first round of the Bergen County Tournament.

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    The Gaels topped Holy Trinity and St. John the Baptist in close games.

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    The Lady Friars were idle this week.

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    Curtis (NYC)
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    Shannon McGill (12 points) and Kristen Olsen (10 points) led the Warriors to a 77-52 win over Petrides, career win No. 499 for coach Bob Daggert. Next: @ Tottenville (Tuesday, 6 p.m.)

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    The Crusaders were tested for the first time in three weeks in last Friday's 61-55 road victory against Kolbe.

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    A day after a tight loss to Long Island powerhouse St. Mary’s at the Bishop Ford Coaches vs. Cancer tournament, Moore edged St. John Villa, 36-32, Sunday. Next: @ St. Joseph by the Sea (Tuesday, 7 p.m.)

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    Junior point guard Katelynn Flaherty (30.0 ppg., 5.5 rpg. 4.7 apg., 4.0 spg.) or sophomore swing Marina Mabrey (24.4 ppg., 9.4 rpg., 5.5 spg. 5.2 apg.) have each scored in double figures in all 16 contests for the Garnet Gulls.

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    The Red Raiders went through a nightmare on Monday. Both Maia Hood and Tiffany Corselli were badly injured in Hamilton’s loss to Harrison, and the Huskies took care of business down the stretch. It looks like Hood and Corselli could return for the playoffs, so we’ll see how everything shapes up.

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