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2013 News boys basketball polls

State classification in parentheses; first-place votes in brackets. *-tie in points.

LARGE SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW

1. Canisius (A) [10] 15-3 100 2

2. Niagara Falls (AA) 12-3 90 1

3. Jamestown (AA) 13-2 78 5

4. St. Joe’s (A) 15-4 71 4

5. Williamsville North (AA) 12-3 54 3

6. McKinley (A-1) 11-3 48 6

7. Timon-St. Jude (A) 10-9 36 7

8. Amherst (A-2) 14-1 31 8

9. Clarence (AA) 12-4 25 9

10. Sweet Home (A-1) 12-2 11 10

Also receiving votes: Kenmore West (AA) 4, Lockport (AA) 1, Williamsville South (A-1) 1.

SMALL SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW

1. Olean (B-1) [10] 14-1 100 1

2. Silver Creek (C-2) 15-0 90 2

3. East (B-2) 11-4 76 3

4. Nichols (B) 14-4 66 4

6. Cleveland Hill (B-2) 13-1 55 6

7. Oracle Charter (C-1) 15-1 52 7

5. Middle Early College (C-1) 8-5 47 5

8. Lackawanna (B-1) 11-3 22 8

9. St. Mary’s (B) 13-6 21 9

10. Maple Grove (C-2) 11-1 14 10

Also receiving votes: CSAT (B-2) 3, East Aurora (B-1) 2, Newfane (B-1) 2.

How The News voted

Keith McShea explains the News’ large and small school boys basketball ballots in the weekly “How The News voted” post at the Prep Talk blog at buffalonews.com.

PrepTalkTV Weekly

News reporters Lauren Mariacher and Keith McShea host PrepTalkTV Weekly live each Wednesday at 9 p.m. at buffalonews.com. Watch highlights, interviews, analysis and take a look ahead. Last week’s episode included a visit from coach Sal Constantino and seniors Jermaine Crumpton and Jaleo Wilkins of Niagara Falls boys basketball.

2013 News girls basketball polls

LARGE SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW

1. Sacred Heart [8] 17-0 98 1

2. Lockport (AA) [2] 12-1 82 2

3. Hamburg (A-1) 13-1 78 4

4. Jamestown (AA) 11-3 70 3

5. Lancaster (AA) 8-4 55 5

6. Iroquois (A-2) 11-4 47 6

7. Holy Angels 9-7 33 7

8. Nardin 8-6 26 10

9. Wmsv. North (AA) 8-6 25 NR

10. Lake Shore (A-2) 11-4 15 NR

Also receiving votes (listed by points): Niagara Falls (AA) 8, Niagara-Wheatfield (AA) 4, Frontier (AA) 3, Pioneer (A-2) 3, Mount St. Mary 1, Grand Island (A-1) 1, Orchard Park (AA) 1.

SMALL SCHOOLS

Team (Class) Rec. Pts. LW

1. Cardinal O’Hara [10] 18-0 100 1

2. Frewsburg (C-2) 15-1 82 2

3. Chautauqua Lake (C-2) 12-0 75 3

4. Olean (B-1) 11-2 64 4

5. Randolph (C-1) 11-3 52 5

6. Wilson (B-2) 13-1 52 6

7. Immaculata 13-4 47 7

8. Sherman (D) 13-1 29 9

9. Clymer (D) 11-2 23 8

10. Tonawanda (B-1) 11-2 12 10

Also receiving votes: (listed by points): Newfane (B-1) 8, Christian Central Academy 5, Allegany-Limestone (C-1) 2, Dunkirk (B-1) 2, Holland (C-1) 1.

Coming attractions

• This week marks the second-to-last week in the boys basketball regular season and there are several key league clashes. Tonight, East is at McKinley at 6 p.m. in Yale Cup I; Niagara Falls looks to end a two-game losing streak as it returns to Niagara Frontier League play at Kenmore West at 6:30; in the Monsignor Martin Association, new No. 1 large school Canisius heads to No. 4 small school Nichols at 7:30; Jamestown looks to stay atop ECIC I at 7:30 at Frontier. On Wednesday there are a pair of notable nonleaguers as Bishop Timon-St. Jude plays at Rochester power Bishop Kearney and East Aurora hosts another Section V power in Batavia. On Thursday a key Niagara-Orleans matchup has Newfane heading to Akron. Friday’s lineup includes Timon heading to St. Joe’s and Randolph playing at No. 2 small school and undefeated Silver Creek. Randolph has another tough on on Saturday when it hosts Maple Grove.

• In one of the most anticipated girls basketball games of the year, Sacred Heart hosts Cardinal O’Hara tonight in a Monsignor Martin Association showdown between two undefeated teams. Sacred Heart is the No. 1-ranked large school in Western New York while O’Hara holds top honors among small schools. The game tips off at 6:30 p.m. at Villa Maria College … Ciara Rosten of Maryvale looks to surpass 1,000 career points tonight when the Flyers host Depew at 7:30 p.m. Rosten needs 11 points to join Marcy Bochinski-Carruth and Olivia Gmerek as 1,000-point scorers in Maryvale’s history.

• The Section VI Wrestling Championships are Sunday at the University at Buffalo where both the Division I and Division II champions will be crowned. Alumni Arena will be the site of the event, which is also a qualifier for the New York State Championships. The winners of each weight class, along with a select number of wildcards, move on.

• The Section VI Girls Hockey title, along with the bid to the state tournament, will be decided on Wednesday when Kenmore and Williamsville meet at 8 p.m. at the Northtowns Center.

• Fredonia State will be the site of Saturday’s Versity Team Challenge in indoor track starting at 9 a.m.

• The All-Catholic Boys Bowling Championships are at Thurway Lanes starting at 3:30 p.m.

• Swimming’s annual Class meets, which will determine winners in Class A, B and C, are Saturday at Maryvale.

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