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Who's going to win the Manhattan Cup?

In a topsy-turvy season, no league has been as competitive as the Monsignor Martin Association.

How much? The four teams seeded third through sixth all finished 7-7. One of those is St. Joe's, which handed Nichols its only loss of the regular season on Wednesday then were upended by fellow 7-7 Bishop Timon-St. Jude two nights later.

The Manhattan Cup tips off the postseason on Monday with quarterfinals, then holds its version of the final four Saturday and Sunday in what should be an electric Koessler Athletic Center at Canisius College.

So who's going to win? Break down the schedule, vote in the poll and tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Monday's quarterfinals -- 6:30 p.m.
8-Niagara Catholic (4-18) at 1-Nichols (22-2)
5-St. Francis (11-13) at 4-St. Mary's (15-7)
6-Bishop Timon-St. Jude (12-12) at 3-St. Joe's (13-11)
7-Cardinal O'Hara (4-18) at 2-Canisius (15-9)

Semifinals -- Sat. Feb. 28 at Canisius College
Timon/St. J vs. O'H/Can, 6:30 p.m.
NC/Nich vs. St. F/St. M, 8 p.m.

Finals -- Sun. March 1 at Canisius College
The Manhattan Cup final will be played at 6:30 p.m. (Unless a Class B playoff is needed between St. Mary's, O'Hara or Niagara Catholic at 6:30 p.m., then the Manhattan Cup final will follow at 8 p.m.)

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Update (Feb. 23: 11:30 p.m.) -- We have an updated Manhattan Cup post here which includes the semifinal pairings.

---Keith McShea


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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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