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 Monday
1. Boys basketball - Jamestown at Lancaster, 7:30 p.m.
No. 9 large school Jamestown (12-5, 10-0) and honorable mention large school Lancaster (11-7, 9-1) battle it out for the ECIC I crown in Monday's top game of the day.
The Red Raiders pulled out a 56-54 overtime win when the Legends visited last Tuesday. Neither team outscored the other by more than three points in any of the five frames.
James Rojas scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Jamestown, while Marcus Rojas added 17 points. Lancaster's leading scorer, LG Castillo, was limited to seven points by the Red Raiders. Seniors Connor Duck and Vito Fulciniti picked up the slack by scoring 15 points each for Lancaster.
2. Boys swimming - Section VI Championships
The first day of the Section VI Championships in boys swimming gets underway on Monday at the ECC Flickinger Center. Swimming prelims start at 5 p.m. Click here for the Psych Sheet, which contains the entries for each event.
Tuesday's action starts with diving finals at noon. Swimming finals begin at 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per session.
3. Boys basketball - East at McKinley, 4:30 p.m.
No. 3 small school East (13-5, 11-1) visits honorable mention large school McKinley (12-6, 8-4) as the Panthers look to stay atop the Yale Cup I standings with South Park.
East defended its home court with a 63-58 win on Jan. 30. The Panthers held a 49-38 lead heading into the fourth quarter before the Mack outscored them, 20-14, over the final eight minutes.
Junior Justin Allen scored 10 of his game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter and also pulled down 16 rebounds to lead East. Classmates Jahahd Maryon and Willard Anderson also scored in double figures with 16 and 15 points, respectively. McKinley senior Davonti Wardlaw scored a team-high 14, while Nakye Booze had 13 and Emir Evans 11.
4. Boys basketball - Cheektowaga at Maryvale, 7:30 p.m.
Cheektowaga (10-7, 8-1) heads to Maryvale (13-5, 6-4) on Monday looking for the season sweep of its crosstown rival. A win for the Warriors would keep them on pace with East Aurora, which has a 10-1 ECIC III record.
Cheektowaga star Dominick Welch poured in 44 points and added 16 rebounds and six blocks to lead the Warriors to a 69-64 win on Jan. 19. After Maryvale trimmed a nine-point deficit to 67-64, Welch hit two free throws with 13.2 seconds left to seal the deal.
Mark Bailey sank six three-pointers and finished with 20 points to lead Maryvale, while Ray Blackwell added 17.
5. Boys basketball - Clymer at Sherman, 7:30 p.m.
Sherman (15-3, 8-2) hosts Clymer (13-5, 9-1) in a pivotal CCAA West II battle between division contenders. Frewsburg, with a 9-2 record and a game at Cassadaga Valley today, is also in the running.
Coming out of halftime tied, 28-28, the Pirates used a 17-12 third quarter and a 15-14 fourth to secure a 60-54 win over visiting Sherman on Jan. 17.
Dustin Neckers (18 points, 13 rebounds) and Justin Svetz (15 points, 12 rebounds) each had double-doubles to lead Clymer, while Josh VanEarden added 14 points. Sherman senior Chris Robson held game-high honors with 27 points and also had nine rebounds. Junior Jared Gleason scored nine points and grabbed 12 rebounds.
- Boys basketball: South Park at Middle College, 6 p.m.
- Boys basketball: Cardinal O'Hara at Nichols, 6:30 p.m.
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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- As always, we'll monitor today's action in our #PrepTalkLive post
- High school standings, polls and leaders in Tuesday's paper