Get yourself ready for today's #PrepTalkLive action with everything you need to know about the day ahead in high school sports.
What to watch for Tuesday
1. Boys basketball - Section VI finals at Buffalo State
Class B: East Aurora (B-1) vs. Health Sciences (B-2), 6 p.m.
East Aurora (20-3) and Health Sciences (19-4) have been ranked Nos. 1 and 2 in The News' small schools poll for the majority of the season, and now the two teams meet to see which one's season will continue on to Saturday's Far West Regionals.
Health Sciences collected its first sectional championship by defeating Lackawanna, 63-48, in the B-2 final. Tyron Lott, Davonte Gaines and Kameron Briggs are all double-figure scorers for a team that plays an up-tempo game with full-court pressure defense.
The Blue Devils (20-3) have won their last 10, including a 75-39 drubbing of Newfane in the B-1 final. Nick Montgomery and Cal McTigue are the scoring leaders for a deep East Aurora team.
Class A: North Tonawanda (A-1) vs. Amherst (A-2), 7:45 p.m.
Amherst (20-3) and North Tonawanda (19-4) have met once already this season, a 49-45 Tigers win in the Bob Hettler Jolly Boys Tournament at Amherst on Dec. 30.
Jordan Barr was the hero with a putback at the buzzer in Amherst's win over South Park, it's second A-2 title in a row. Barr scored nine points in the 55-53 win, as did Will Alfieri, Marcellus Cooper and Da'Shawn Hines. Amherst lost to Williamsville South in this game last season.
The Lumberjacks won their first sectional title since 1961 and denied Williamsville South an A-1 three-peat as NT outscored the Billies by 11 in the second half for a 60-54 win. Trevor Book led the way with 14 points, while Vincent Tripi added 12 and Zack Woodard 11.
2. Basketball - Section VI finals at Jamestown CC
Class C girls: Chautauqua Lake (C-1) vs. Frewsburg (C-2), 6 p.m.
The lone girls game on Tuesday's schedule features the Thunderbirds (14-9) and Bears (20-3).
Frewsburg has won 19 of its last 20 games with the loss at Olean in a nonleague game. They also lost to Olean in the season opener and at Ellicottville. The Bears, who are led by Gabby Iuculano (16.7 ppg), Kaitlyn Blanchard (14.9 ppg) and Olivia Lynn (14.6), beat the Thunderbirds, 49-39, back on Dec. 17.
Chautauqua Lake started the season 2-5 but has gone 12-4 since and was second to Olean in CCAA West 1. The Thunderbirds upset Olean, 54-45, to give the Huskies their only league loss. Taylor Phelps leads the team in scoring at 10.3 ppg.
Class C boys: Chautauqua Lake (C-1) vs. Randolph (C-2), 7:45 p.m.
Randolph (19-4) defeated East in the C-2 final last Friday, 51-42, to make it to today's regional qualifier, which was moved to JCC for the convenience of both teams. Tyler Hind scored a game-high 20 points (five three-pointers), while Jake Beaver and Jarrett Lecceadone added 13 and 12, respectively.
Chautauqua Lake (20-3) heads into the game coming off of a 68-62 win over Cleveland Hill in the C-1 championship. Devin Pope, the only 600-point scorer in Western New York, had 33 points and nine rebounds against the Golden Eagles. Aaron Swan had 27 points.
Today's schedule can be found at our high school scoreboard.
#PrepTalkLive updates: While we follow ALL the high school action via our Prep Talk team, we encourage YOU to also tweet updates from the games you are attending with the hashtag #PrepTalkLive attached.
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Sunday & Monday roundup
State Catholic boys hockey championship
Story: St. Joe's title sweeter in front of home fans
Girls basketball finals at Buffalo State
Class A-1/A-2: Williamsville South, Amherst win Class A titles
Class B-1/B-2: Senior standouts lead Fredonia, Wilson to Class B titles
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- As always, we'll monitor today's action in our #PrepTalkLive post