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Tri State top 25- MSG Varsity

Posted Wednesday, March 06, 2013 by Michael Odonnell
RANK TEAM REC LW COMMENTS
1 St. Anthony (NJ) 26-1 1

Josh Brown, Hallice Cooke and Tim Coleman lead the Friars against No. 3 Hudson Catholic for the North Jersey, Non-Public B crown at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rutgers Athletic Center. St. Anthony is in the hunt for a 28th state title.

2 Hudson Catholic (NJ) 29-1 2

Reggie Cameron averaged 23 points and Kavon Stewart 13.5 in the Hawks' first two North Jersey, Non-Public B tournament games. They look to avenge a sectional final loss last year to St. Anthony when they face the Friars 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Rutgers Athletic Center.

3 Long Island Lutheran (LI) 24-2 3

The Crusaders will enter the New York State Federation tournament the weekend of March 22 as the state's No. 1-ranked team in Class AA, according to the NYSSWA. In their final game before a long layoff, LuHi crushed Collegiate, 72-35. Kentan Facey had 10 rebounds and 10 blocked shots and was named the Collegiate Tournament MVP.

4 Lincoln (NYC) 24-5 4

Lincoln defeated eighth-seed Transit Tech, 56-40, to advance to the PSAL semifinals. Up next: Wings Academy on Sunday, March 10.

5 Christ the King (NYC) 24-3 5

Christ the King defeated St. Peter's, 82-66, in the CHSAA AA quarterfinals. Up next: Cardinal Hayes on Thursday.

6 Teaneck (NJ) 26-3 6

Joel Hernandez scored 24 points and Shaakir Lindsey had 15 last Saturday in an 82-56 win over Old Tappan in the North Jersey, Section 1, Group 3 semifinals. The Highwaymen seek a third straight title tonight at home against Sparta.

7 Seton Hall Prep (NJ) 26-2 7

Senior guard Spencer Weisz struck for 28 points and Temple Gibbs and Tom Lacey each had 19 Saturday in the Pirates' 76-62 win over Pope John in the North Jersey, Non-Public A semifinals. They battle St. Peter's for the crown at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Rutgers Athletic Center.

8 Bishop Loughlin (NYC) 20-7 9

Bishop Loughlin defeated Iona Prep, 72-59, in the CHSAA AA quarterfinals. Up next: Stepinac on Thursday in the semifinals.

9 The Patrick School (NJ) 24-3 10

The Celtics rallied in the second half Monday behind DeAndre Bembry and Daniel Knight to defeat Gill St. Bernard's, 70-59, in the South Jersey, Non-Public B semifinals. They look to avenge two regular season losses to Roselle Catholic in the championship Wednesday at Jackson Liberty.

10 St. Joseph (Met.) (NJ) 24-4 11

Karl Towns collected 25 points and 13 rebounds and Wade Baldwin and Marques Townes combined for 32 points Saturday to spark an 80-39 win over St. Augustine Prep in the South Jersey, Non-Public A semifinals. The Falcons battle Paul VI for the title at 6 tonight at Jackson Liberty.

11 East Brunswick (NJ) 26-3 12

Senior guard Rob Ukawuba scored 22 points and pulled down nine rebounds Monday to lead the Bears past Trenton, 59-49, for the Central Jersey, Group 4 title. They battle defending state champion Atlantic City in the semis at 5:30 Wednesday at Egg Harbor Twp.

12 Wings Academy (NYC) 27-3 13

Wings held on to defeat South Shore, 63-62, in the PSAL quarterfinal. Jaequan Brown had the game-winning putback with 20 seconds left. Up next: Lincoln in the PSAL semifinals.

13 Roselle Catholic (NJ) 21-5 15

Sophomore Malachi Richardson fueled a balanced effort with 21 points Monday in the Lions' 75-50 win over Wildwood Catholic in the South Jersey, Non-Public B semifinals. They seek a third victory this season against the Patrick School at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Jackson Liberty.

14 Cardinal Hayes (NYC) 21-7 16

Cardinal Hayes held on to defeat Molloy, 67-66, in the CHSAA AA quarterfinal. Senior Shavar Newkirk had 28 points.

15 Jefferson (NYC) 26-5 18

Jefferson came back from a 17-point deficit to knock off Cardozo, 64-60, in overtime. Jaquan Lynch scored the go-ahead bucket with 40 seconds remaining in the the extra session. Up next: Curtis in the PSAL semifinals.

16 Linden (NJ) 21-7 NR

Junior forward Quadri Moore turned in his fourth straight double-double of the tournament and Josh Carter and Juwan Jones helped spark the offense as the Tigers edged Ridge, 49-46, Monday in the North Jersey, Section 2, Group 4 semifinals. They face Hackensack in the Group 4 semis at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Elizabeth Dunn Center.

17 Stepinac (NY) 20-7 NR

The Crusaders advanced to the CHSAA AA Division semifinals after knocking off St. Raymond in the quarterfinals. Stepinac will face Bishop Loughlin in the semis.

18 New Rochelle (NY) 13-9 NR

Khalil Edney hit "The Shot" heard round the world to give New Rochellei its first Sect. I 'AA' title since 2005

19 Mount Vernon (NY) 19-2 8

Mount Vernon fell to New Rochelle and Khalil Edney in a heartbreaker, ending the Knights' seven-year run at the top of Sect I.

20 Curtis (NYC) 26-4 NR

Curtis defeated Bayside, 61-55, and advanced to its first PSAL semifinal since the early 1960s.

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