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The honors roll in for Western New York's boys basketball talents as the New York State Sportswriters announced its all-state teams for Classes B, C and D. Willard Anderson of East was named co-state Player of the Year in Class D along with Moriah's Dylan Trombley. Anderson led the Panthers past Moriah in the state championship game – snapping the Vikings' 45-game wi…

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Health Sciences did it again. Behind strong performances from Tennessee-bound product Davonte Gaines and Kameron Briggs, the Falcons captured their second straight Section VI Class B-2 championship with a 67-35 victory over John F. Kennedy on Saturday afternoon at the Buffalo State Sports Arena. Gaines scored 13 of his game-high 26 points during the opening eight min…

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Chad Andrews' first crack at being the coordinator of a tournament instead of merely covering it takes center stage Saturday at Williamsville South. South serves as the host site for the first Centercourt Classic, named in honor of Andrews' popular View From Centercourt website. "Some of the coolest events we go to in high school basketball are the showcase events wh…

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Alden senior Christian Snell became the seventh boys basketball player in program history to surpass the 1,000-point plateau when he scored on a drive to the basket during the second quarter of a home game against ECIC IV foe Eden. Teams normally stop play to present a ceremonial ball, but that wasn’t the case on Saturday. “The type of kid he is, he didn’t want to st…

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Brawdy’s unbelievable stats Gowanda boys basketball’s Nate Brawdy put up one of the craziest stat lines you’ll ever see ­— 43 points, 31 rebounds and eight assists against Roy-Hart. That’s with him primarily playing point guard, too. ”It blew my mind when I got the numbers after the game,” coach Andy Bobseine said. “It was incredible and it was consistent for 32 minu…

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Davonte Gaines is one of the top facilitators on the basketball court in Western New York, but even the best need an assist every now and then. The Health Sciences senior received perhaps the biggest of his young life from the hands of fate three years ago. It was on that summer day at Roosevelt Park when the then 14-year-old Gaines was doing what he's always loved d…

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While the 7-1-6 has produced its share of big-time Division I men's basketball players, it's still rare when a Western New York talent not only earns an offer from a program in a major Division I conference but also makes a commitment to such an institution two years prior to enrollment. Then again, Davonte Gaines isn't a run-of-the-mill talent. The lanky 6-foot-7 He…