High-SchoolNew-York: Mount St. Michael

New York Week 13 hoops rankings: Christ the King goes down

March, 6, 2012
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After games on Sunday, March 4.

A roller-coaster season for Christ the King ended much earlier than most expected, as the Royals fell to Mount St. Michael in the CHSAA Class AA quarterfinals. The loss ended a run of six straight trips to the intersectional final as well as the storied career of all-time leading scorer Omar Calhoun.

Mount St. Michael, which was led by 30 points from Malik Gill, will look to continue its run against Holy Cross in the semifinals, with the winner facing either Cardinal Hayes or St. Raymond.

The final four in the PSAL Class AA bracket is just as intriguing, with the favorite Jefferson going up against a streaking Wings Academy, while Lincoln and Boys & Girls will once again renew their rivalry.

Here are this week's rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Mount Vernon 20-2 (1)
Knights won their seventh straight Section 1 Class AA championship with a rout of Mahopac. After a bye, the Knights will face either Binghamton or Middletown in Friday's regional finals.

2. Jefferson (Brooklyn) 24-6 (2)
Thaddeus Hall dropped 25 points to lead the Orange Wave past Wadleigh. Next up: Wings Academy in the PSAL Class AA semifinals on Saturday.

3. Boys & Girls (Brooklyn) 22-6 (3)
Thaddeus Hall dropped 25 points to lead the Orange Wave past Wadleigh. Next up: Wings Academy in the PSAL Class AA semifinals on Saturday.

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St. Raymond vaults to No. 3 in NY hoops rankings with two huge wins

January, 10, 2012
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Lost in in St. Raymond's defeat at the hands of Garner (N.C.) in North Carolina's HighSchoolOT.com Holiday Invitational final was that star forward Daniel Dingle missed the game with a shoulder injury. So it's no coincidence that with the senior's return, the Ravens scored two big wins against national powers Paul VI (Va.), in which he had 21 points and 15 boards, and Trinity (Ky.). A similar effort will be needed come Friday, when St. Raymond faces an in-state foe in Cardinal Hayes, which has won three straight.

Don't be surprised to see many of the state's stars come out this week, as an intriguing set of games is on slate.

On Wednesday, undefeated rivals Bishop Kearney and Aquinas Institute will face off in front of a packed house at Aquinas. On Saturday, Lincoln and Boys & Girls will meet up in a battle that could shake up the rankings. And on Monday, Christ the King stands to move up the rankings should it be able to down Mater Dei (Calif.), ranked No. 22 in the POWERADE FAB 50, at the HoopHall Classic in Massachusetts. The 5 p.m. contest will be televised on ESPNU.

Here are this week rankings (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. Mount Vernon 4-1 (2)
Knights sit at No. 30 in the POWERADE FAB 50 and are undefeated in the state of New York.

2. Lincoln (Brooklyn) 11-2 (1)
Railsplitters were outplayed by Lone Park (Utah) in 90-63 loss at the Brandon Jennings Invitational in Milwaukee. A big local matchup looms Saturday against No. 5 Boys & Girls.

3. St. Raymond 9-4 (10)
With star senior Daniel Dingle back, the Ravens notched two big victories against out-of-state powers Paul VI (Va.) and Trinity (Ky.). Next up: Mount St. Michael on Tuesday.

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The jury is no longer out: Lincoln is the real deal -- again.

In a season that was slated by some as a rebuilding one, Lincoln has gone 9-0 to secure the top seed in the PSAL playoffs and avenged last year's loss to Fort Hamilton in the state championship with a 22-0 win this past weekend. Kareem Folkes continued his big year with 123 rushing yards and one score.

Fort Hamilton was without QB Marvin Centeno, who is out for the year with a shoulder injury, but the Railsplitters still deserve their due for the shutout win -- hence, their No. 5 spot in the rankings.

Tottenville played its first game without its star QB, Brandon Barnes, but Alvin Cornelius made sure to pick up the slack. The two-way starter totaled two touchdowns while intercepting two passes to lead the Pirates to a 44-13 win against Campus Magnet and earn the second seed in the PSAL playoffs.

With the start of the postseason, that'll do it for our weekly rankings until we release our final list following what should be an intriguing playoffs. In the meantime, stay tuned for postseason updates.

Here are how the final regular season rankings shake out (last week's rankings in parentheses):

1. St. Anthony's (Melville) 8-0 (1)
The Friars began their march to a repeat CHSFL AAA title with a 21-0, first-round win against Mount St. Michael. Next up: Iona Prep.

2. Orchard Park 10-0 (2)
The Quakers beat Jamestown in the first round of the playoffs Next up: Rush-Henrietta.

3. Aquinas Institute (Rochester) 9-1 (3)
The Little Irish beat McQuaid Jesuit, 40-3. Next up: Sweet Home.

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Injuries, upsets shake up Week 8 New York football rankings

October, 31, 2011
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At this point in the season, most top teams are hoping to run damage control and ease into the playoffs. Not so for some New York squads.

No. 1 St. Anthony's survived yet another upset bid with a goal-line stand on a two-point conversion, this time stuffing Iona Prep for a 21-20 win. The outcome gives the Friars the top seed and momentum going into this week's CHSFL Class AAA playoffs.

No. 4 Tottenville had the best team on paper in the state – that is, until QB Brandon Barnes went down with a torn ACL during last week's 20-6 win against Susan Wagner. The Pirates will find out how they can fare without Barnes when they face a big test in Campus Magnet this week.

No. 5 Fort Hamilton won in its first game without QB Marvin Centeno, who is out for the year with a shoulder injury, but the Tigers take on No. 7 Lincoln in their next contest.

Meanwhile, Freeport and William Floyd both lost, sending one of out of the top 10.

Without further ado, here are this week's state rankings (last week's rankings are in parentheses):

1. St. Anthony's (Mehlville) 7-0 (1)
The Friars escaped another upset bid by stopping Iona Prep's two-point conversion try in a 21-20 win. Next up: Mount St. Michael in the first round of the CHSFL AAA playoffs.

2. Orchard Park 9-0 (2)
The Quakers beat Niagara Falls, 49-14. Next up: Jamestown.

3. Aquinas Institute (Rochester) 8-1 (3)
Little Irish beat Honoeye Falls-Lima, 21-0. Next up: McQuaid Jesuit.

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