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State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets; *-indicates tie in voting Large Schools Team Record Points LW 1. Park [11] 25-5 110 2 2. Canisius 23-3 96 1 3. West Seneca West (A-1) 24-1 85 5 4. Niagara Falls* (AA) 19-5 72 4 4. Williamsville South* (A-1) 19-4 72 3 6. Bishop Timon-St. Jude 19-6 54 6 7. South Park (A-2) 14-10 45 NR 8. Willia…

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Noah Hutchins' buzzer-beating layup provided the perfect ending to Park School's championship quest and the perfect finish to a postseason full of memorable moments for Western New York's boys and girls basketball teams. There were three state champions: Park (Federation Class A boys), East (NYSPHSAA Class D boys) and Sacred Heart (state Catholic Class A girls). Ther…

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BINGHAMTON – If longtime baseball play-by-play-voice John Sterling had been at the mic to wrap up the conclusion of Saturday night's East Panthers triumph, the words escaping his lips might have sounded a little bit like this. New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association boys' basketball tournament: over. Moriah's 45-game winning streak: over. The East …

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BINGHAMTON – East didn't need to rely on another strong fourth quarter to pull out a victory Friday morning. The Panthers had victory in hand long before the start of the final period of the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Class D boys basketball semifinal. OK. East pretty much had the triumph wrapped up by halftime as the clash at Floyd L. Maine…

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Who: VI-East Panthers (18-6) vs. X-Harrisville Pirates (22-3). What: New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association Tournament final four. When: 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Floyd L. Maines Memorial Arena in Binghamton. NYS Sportswriters Rankings: East is ranked No. 2 in the state. Harrisville is ranked No. 4. How they got here: East, which won its first se…

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Starling Bryant has never been to Binghamton. He hears Floyd L. Maines Arena is a fine place for a boys basketball game. Of course, if one happens to be a coach of a high school team that is just two wins away from winning a New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association championship it doesn't really matter where the games are being played so long as your team…

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The fourth quarter has been East's time to shine all season. With a berth to the New York State Public High Schools Athletic Association boys basketball semifinals on the line, the Panthers did just that once again in the final eight minutes. East (18-6) turned a close game into a rout by crafting another big finish as the Section VI champions defeated Section V coun…

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It's that glorious time of the year where the teams at Far West Regionals battle for victories and the right to head to Binghamton to play for the ultimate prize in New York State public high schools boys basketball. It's also the joyous time where the Manhattan Cup champions are one win away from earning state titles and advancing to the Federation Tournament of Champi…

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Willard Anderson was a freshman role player the last time East won a Section VI boys basketball title. The Panthers secured the Class B-2 three-peat in 2015 at Buffalo State and haven’t been back to the Championship Week venue since. Due to drops in classification to C the last two years and D this season, East’s championship road has had to go through Jamestown Communit…

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The Section VI Class C and D boys basketball finals have become a victim of Mother Nature. The games originally slated to be played Friday night at Jamestown Community College will now be played Saturday at JCC following the girls Section VI championship doubleheader. The decision to reschedule the boys games was made around 11:15 p.m. Thursday night, according to La…

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JAMESTOWN – There were 8.9 seconds left, and East High School trailed Ellicottville, 61-60, in the boys basketball Section VI, Class D semifinal. Was there any doubt who would get the ball? Willard Anderson took the inbounds pass, zipped down the court, cut to his left, penetrated the lane, and laid in a shot with about three seconds left. That was the difference, as…

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Ty Parker knows there’s a learning process for players new to the varsity game, especially when it comes to his young Health Sciences boys basketball team. There are three freshmen, two sophomores, three juniors and two seniors in the Falcons’ rotation, and in Parker’s eyes, the only way they’re going to get up to speed is by playing against the best teams the area has …

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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…