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What to watch for Tuesday
1. Boys swimming - Section VI Championships
The second and final day of the sectional championships at ECC's Flickinger Center begin with the diving finals at noon. Swimming finals start at 5 p.m.
The winner of each event, as well as others who meet state qualifying times, will advance to the NYSPHSAA Championships March 3 and 4 at the Nassau County Aquatic Center on Long Island.
2. Boys basketball - St. Francis at Bishop Timon-St. Jude, 6:30 p.m.
No. 1 large school St. Francis (17-4, 10-1) looks to remain at the top of the Monsignor Martin Association when they visit No. 5 large school Bishop Timon-St. Jude (15-6, 9-2) in the top basketball game on Tuesday.
The Red Raiders earned a 69-62 win against Timon on Jan. 27 for their first victory over the Tigers since 2010, a 14-game losing streak. Senior Roburt Welch led the way with 23 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in the win, which was the start of St. Franis' current seven-game winning streak. The most recent one came last Friday over Park in another overtime thriller.
The Tigers are 6-2 since their loss at St. Francis, which also includes an overtime win over Park. But Timon's dropped two of their last three with a nine-point loss at V-Aquinas, a 13-point win at Nichols and a 10-point loss at Olean from Saturday. Davion Warren, Joe Harrison and company hope the confines of their home court right the path as the Manhattan Cup playoffs near.
3. Girls basketball - Cardinal O'Hara at Sacred Heart, 6:30 p.m.
No. 1 large school Cardinal O'Hara (18-5, 8-0) heads to No. 7 large school Sacred Heart (13-6, 6-1) for a battle between the top two teams in the Monsignor Martin.
The Hawks beat the Sharks, 63-39, back on Jan. 19 in what was considered a nonleague matchup. Sacred Heart opened the game on a 10-2 run but O'Hara battled back to take a 15-13 lead after the first eight minutes. O'Hara then broke the game open with an 18-7 second quarter.
Cori Dickson led O'Hara with 14 points, 12 from beyond the arc, and four steals. Sacred Heart junior Micaela Ryan scored a game-high 15 points, including two three-pointers.
4. Girls basketball - Chautauqua Lake at Fredonia, 7:30 p.m.
No. 8 small school Fredonia (11-6, 8-3) hosts No. 10 small school Chautauqua Lake (11-7, 9-2) in a key game between teams near the top of the competitive CCAA West I division.
The Hillbillies dominated the Thunderbirds, 54-34, back on Jan. 18, but Chautauqua Lake's been on a tear lately.
The Thunderbirds are riding a six-game winning streak with two of those wins coming against Olean, its only league loss of the season, and Southwestern. Fredonia, meanwhile, went from one league loss to three last week with losses to Olean and Southwestern.
5. Girls hockey - Federation quarterfinals
A triple-header at Northtown Center gets the girls hockey Federation playoffs underway.
2-Orchard Park/Frontier/Lake Shore, the Section VI champs, play against 7-Lancaster/Iroquois/Depew in the first game at 4:30 p.m. 3-Monsignor Martin joins the Fed playoffs after sitting out the Section VI playoffs in the middle game against 6-West Seneca/Hamburg/Eden at. 6 p.m. Both higher seeds swept their lower-seeded opponents during the regular season.
4-Amherst/Sweet Home/Clarence and 5-Kenmore/Grand Island play in the nightcap at 7:30 p.m. CASH won the first two matchups in the regular season, 3-2 and 7-3, before Kenmore/GI won on Jan. 3 in overtime, 3-2. The Devil Dogs upset previously-unbeaten Williamsville, 4-2, in the Section VI semifinals last Monday but lost to FLOP in Wednesday's final, 3-2.
The Fed semifinals, where No. 1 Williamsville awaits the lowest remaining seed, are on Thursday at Northtown Center. The final is set for Sunday, Feb. 26 at HarborCenter at 8 p.m.
- Boys basketball: Walsh at St. Mary's of Lancaster, 6:30 p.m.
- Girls basketball: Albion at Wilson, 6 p.m.
- Girls basketball: Southwestern at Olean, 7:30 p.m.
Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.
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