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    Tri-State basketball Top 20: Week 8

    by MSG Varsity on
    Tue, Feb 26, 2013 4:10 PM

    Updated Tue, Feb 26, 2013 9:01 PM
    Tri-State basketball Top 20: Week 8
    Photo by Photo by Isaac Cass

    Tri-State boys basketball Top 20 - Feb. 25

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    Josh Brown, Tim Coleman and Hallice Cooke showed typical consistency  to help the Friars close their regular season with wins over Passaic Tech and Bishop Eustace. St. Anthony begins its quest for a third straight Non-Public B title Friday.

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    Jared Hall, Reggie Cameron and Nassir Barrino sparked a fourth-quarter rally that lifted Hudson Catholic past St. Peter's Prep, 56-49, last Saturday for its second straight Hudson County Tournament title. The Hawks open play Friday in North Jersey, Non-Public B.

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    23-2
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    Long Island Lutheran topped another NYC powerhouse, Bishop Loughlin in a thrilling buzzer-beater finish

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    The PSAL's top seed awaits the winner of Wadleigh and Edison.

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    23-3
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    Christ The King won the B/Q title, 80-65, over Bishop Loughlin and now awaits the winner of Xaverian and St. Pete'rs in the CHSAA quarterfinal.

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    Senior guard Joel Hernandez dropped in 28 points and Shaakir Lindsey added 13 points and nine assists last Thursday to propel the Highwaymen to a third consecutive Bergen Jamboree title, 70-55, over Hackensack. Teaneck faces Montville tonight in the first round in North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3.

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    Spencer Weisz, Temple Gibbs and Tom Lacey fueled a balanced attack that steered the Pirates to their third straight Essex County Tournament crown, 58-47, over East Side last Saturday. Seton Hall plays Thursday in the quarterfinals of the North Jersey, Non-Public A tournament.

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    The seven-time champs now must get through a veteran North Rockland squad and then either rival New Rochelle or a physical Mahopac team in the final. Veterans like Brandon Martin and Josh Doughty are poised to write their own legacy.

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    Bishop Loughlin lost in the B/Q final to Christ The King. Up next, it plays the winenr of Iona Prep and St. Francis in the CHSAA quarterfinal.

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    Senior guard DeAndre Bembry led with 24 points, but it was Chris Regus who provided the game-winning shot in a 44-42 win over Linden Saturday for the Union County Tournament title. Patrick is top seed in South Jersey, Non-Public B.

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    Wade Baldwin and Marques Townes sparkled in the second overtime as the Falcons edged East Brunswick, 66-63, Friday for the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament crown. St. Joseph faces  Immaculata tonight in the South Jersey, Non-Public A first round.

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    Dan Leung tossed in a career-high 24 points and Rob Ukawuba added 20, but  the Bears fell to St. Joseph, 66-63, Friday in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament final. East Brunswick faces Hunterdon Central Wednesday in the Central Jersey, Group 4 quarterfinals.

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    Wings Academy did not play last week. The fourth-seeded team in the PSAL playoffs faces the winner of Brooklyn Collegiate and Eagle Academy next.

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    St. Ray's defeated Cardinal Hayes, 67-56, in the Archdiocesan final. Up next, it faces the winner of Stepinac and Holy Cross.

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    Malachi Richardson and Tyler Roberson combined for 53 points Saturday to propel the Lions past Colts Neck, 84-45, in their last regular-season game. They battle Ranney Wednesday in the South Jersey, Non-Public B first round.

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    Cardinal Hayes lost in the Archdiocesan final, 67-56, to St. Raymond. Up next, it matches up with the winner of Molloy and Fordham Prep in the CHSAA quarterfinal.

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    Hakeem Rogers scored 21 points and Isaiah Davis had 11 in the Minutemen's 60-46 win over Union Monday in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 first round. They face Bayonne Wednesday in the quarterfinals.

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    Jefferson did not play last week. The PSAL playoffs' No. 2 seed takes on the winner of Wagner and Thurgood Marshall next.

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    South Shore is the No. 5 seed in the PSAL playoffs, and it will take on the winner of Monroe and Campus Magnet next.

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    Hugh Morris scored a career-high 29 points and Eric Klacik added 16 as the Red Devils upended Gill St. Bernard's, 69-56, Saturday for the Somerset County Tournament crown. That also avenged Ridge's only loss this season.

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    Tri-State girls basketball Top 20 - Feb. 25

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    The Pride enter the County Center as heavy favorites after showing just how good they can be against Scarsdale. The stakes keep getting higher, but Ossining has just continued to get better.

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    Murry Bergtraum was idle this past week. Ed Grezinsky's Lady Blazers will face their next test in the PSAL outbracket vs. Lincoln on Feb. 28.

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    Staci Barrett had 15 points and five boards on senior night last Friday to lead Lutheran over Mary Louis in the team’s regular season finale. Lutheran will compete in the Class A Federation Championships starting March 22. The well-rounded Barrett also performed a beautiful rendition of the Star Spangled Banner before Friday’s win.

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    The Bulldogs made it five straight Essex County Tournament titles and 11 in the last 12 years with a definitive 61-46 victory over East Orange Campus on Saturday. Junior forward Zaire O’Neil, who makes a habit rising to the occasion in marquee games, collected 21 points and 17 rebounds and classmate De’Ashia Jones added 16 points.

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    Molloy defeated Bishop Ford, 52-49, in the B/Q first-place tiebreaker. Amani Tatum's Stanners seem posed for big things. Up next: B/Q semifinals on Feb. 28.

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    Bishop Ford fell to Molloy in the B/Q first-place tiebreaker.

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    Junior guard Taylor Rooks supplied 31 points and 10 rebounds while fellow juniors Jasmine Sina and Trevena Bennett netted 10 apiece to fuel the Knights past No. 10 Franklin for the third time this winter, 63-57, for the Somerset County Tournament championship.

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    Yet another junior, forward Grace Fallon, partially tipped a potential game-tying 3-point bid in the closing seconds to stamp a her 12-point, five-rebound, three-block effort that sent the Caseys past No. 4 Point Pleasant Boro, 50-46, for their sixth Shore Conference Tournament crown.

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    Senior guard Kelly Hughes erupted for 15 of her 28 points during a feverish fourth-quarter rally that came up just short against Red Bank Catholic in the Shore final. Hughes enters the NJSIAA state tournament 28 points shy of surpassing Patti Delehanty of Shore Regional as the all-time leading scorer in the Shore Conference.

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    The Royals were ide this past week, but their playoff journey continues.

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    Like Ossining, the playoffs are where the Bulldogs really shine. Irvington should take care of business against Dobbs Ferry, setting up a nice championship game against Blind Brook or Kennedy Catholic.

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    The Blue Eagles benefitted from the well-rounded showing by senior point guard Samantha Wilkes. The Villanova recruit was fierce defensively to go with 18 points and nine rebounds in a 44-24 victory over No. 8 Northern Highlands in the Bergen County Tournament final.

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    The Gaels completed a perfect league season in the CHSAA with a  68-42 win over Holy Trinity on Thursday. Mei-Lyn Bautista, Danielle Waithe and McKayla Hernandez all scored in double figures.

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    Charise Wilson had 17 points and Rebecca Musgrove added 11 points to lead St. Anthony's in its regular season finale, a 71-44 win over St. Dominic’s on Friday.

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    A win over New Jersey's Saddle River Day ended the regular season for the Vikings. Up next: PSAL quarterfinals on March 3.

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    Bob Daggert's girls have played great, and they have secured the No. 3 seed in the PSAL playoffs.

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    Lauralton Hall earned the two seed in the Class LL playoffs and wants to redeem its lone loss against #1 Mercy

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    Moore Catholic defeated Maria Regina, and now it is poised for bigger things.

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    The ease in which the Lady Lancers make every player on the floor a potential scoring threat is exactly why they are a serious contender for the Non-Public A state title. Freshmen Emily Uribe and Kelly Campbell, juniors Katie Beriont and Jackie Gallagher and senior Lyndsay Rowe have no problem sharing the basketball.

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    The Eagles bounced back from a semifinal loss to No. 3 Red Bank Catholic in the Shore Conference Tournament by downing crosstown rival Middletown North and now can turn its attention to Central Jersey, Group 3, where it opens as the top seed in pursuit of the program’s first sectional title since 1979.

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