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SIDELINES

2001 NEWS BASKETBALL POLLS
BOYS
LARGE SCHOOLS
1. Timon/St. Jude (8) 18-1 80
2. Niagara Falls 16-0 72
3. Jamestown 15-1 63
4. Seneca 14-2 54
5. Williamsville East 14-3 51
6. St. Joe's 12-5 34
7. Grover Cleveland 12-4 26
8. St. Francis 12-7 23
9. Orchard Park 11-5 10
10. Bennett * 8-7 7
10. Kenmore East * 12-3 7
*-Indicates tie in point totals.

Also receiving votes (with points): Iroquois 3, Lockport 3, McKinley 3, Grand Island 2, Hutch-Tech 2.
SMALL SCHOOLS
1. Traditional (8) 14-2 80
2. Turner/Carroll 12-6 70
3. East Aurora 13-3 66
4. Lackawanna 12-4 51
5. Fredonia 11-5 47
6. Salamanca 15-1 43
7. Medina 11-5 20
8. Ellicottville 15-2 16
9. City Honors 10-6 14
10. Sherman 14-1 11
Also receiving votes (with points): Portville 9, Southwestern 7, Nia. Catholic 5, Olean 1.
GIRLS
LARGE SCHOOLS
1. Kenmore East (7) 16-079
2. Iroquois (1) 13-171
3. Williamsville East 14-166
4. Pioneer 12-453
5. Jamestown 13-346
6. Grand Island 14-239
7 West Seneca West 11-434
8. Hamburg 12-425
9. Clarence 11-417
10. North Tonawanda 10-5 7
SMALL SCHOOLS
1. Holy Angels (8) 16-080
2. Nardin 14-471
3. Nichols* 12-258
3. Traditional* 15-158
5. Sacred Heart 15-444
6. Olean 12-434
8. East Aurora 14-226
7. Mt. Mercy 12-723
9. Cassadaga Valley 13-222
10. Sherman 14-213
*-Indicates tie in point totals.

Also receiving votes: Large schools: Amherst 1, Sweet Home 1. Small schools: Gowanda 8, Allegany-Limestone 1, Ellicottville 1, Wilson 1.

Coming attractions

Grover Cleveland hosts two of the Yale Cup's top teams this week, Traditional today and Bennett on Thursday, both at 3:30 p.m. Two ECIC divisional battles tipping off at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday are Orchard Park at Jamestown in ECIC I and Lackawanna at East Aurora in ECIC IV. At 7:30 Friday, Timon/St. Jude heads to Turner/Carroll after beating the Chargers, 85-70, last week.
Hamburg travels to Jamestown on Thursday in a ECIC I battle of 8-1 girls basketball teams. Also Thursday, Nardin hosts Sacred Heart at 6 p.m. in the Msgr. Martin Association. . . . With four points on Thursday against Amherst Christian, Tawan Slaughter of Christian Central Academy will become the fourth girl in WNY to score 2,000 career points.
Fellow undefeated boys swimming teams Clarence and Orchard Park will battle at 7 p.m. Friday at Clarence.

Honor roll

Nominations are being accepted for the third annual All-Academic WNY boys and girls basketball teams. Nominees must be a senior with a minimum 90 GPA. Each player on the 10-person teams will receive a jacket, commemorative trophy and be recognized at a post-season banquet. Send resume, transcript and nominee qualifications to: Dick Gallagher, WNY High School Sports, P.O. Box 153, Williamsville, N.Y. 14231. Deadline is Feb. 25.

Bulletin board

Depew is looking for assistant coaches in boys and girls varsity track. Call Dan McGrath, athletic director, at 686-2432.
Clarence is looking for assistant coaches in girls and boys varsity track. Call Greg Kaszubski, athletic director, at 759-0155.
Buffalo Seminary is seeking a girls varsity soccer coach for fall 2001. Call Kathy Hartrick, athletic director, at 885-6780.
St. Joe's has openings for assistant JV and freshman baseball coaches. Send resume to Rick Mariano, St. Joe's, 845 Kenmore Ave., Buffalo, 14223 or fax to: 824-7576.
(Send items of interest to: Scholastic Spotlight, Sports Department, The Buffalo News, One News Plaza, P.O. Box 100, Buffalo, N.Y., 14240.) Or e-mail: mmonnin@buffnews.com or kmcshea@buffnews.com.

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