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Monday morning point guard:
What a weekend

In case you missed it, what a weekend it was:

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We at The News sports department concluded our 50th anniversary celebration of the All-Western New York boys basketball team by announcing our all-time All-WNY team.

Your comments are welcome on a blog post which includes a list of the team.

We also compiled a decade-by-decade retrospective of the All-WNY teams, including our all-decade teams as well as which schools dominated those eras.

The entire series, an all-time All-WNY roster and links to your feedback for all the various eras is linked at the top right-hand side of the high school home page.

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The Section VI boys basketball championship weekend was one to remember in every class.

First, check out a great photo gallery of an eventful Saturday at Buffalo State (there are a lot of great shots from throughout the week at the high school sports photo gallery page).

* AA: Niagara Falls outlasted Williamsville North (story and live blog).

* A-1: The most memorable game of the weekend came in the A-1 final as McKinley beat Williamsville South in double overtime (story and live blog). Williamsville South's Mark Coppola left quite an impression on the Macks. 

* A-2: Depew beat ECIC III rival Maryvale for its first title in 42 years (story and live blog).

* B-1: Ryan Carney's last-second three-pointer lifted Olean over East Aurora (story and live blog). 

* B-2: Akron used an unbelievable third quarter to beat Allegany-Limestone (story and live blog; as you'll see, the B-1 and B-2 games were combined in the same story).

The action at Jamestown Community College on Friday night wasn't bad either.

* C: Ashton Brown scored a school-record 47 points to lead Randolph over Westfield (story and live updates). 

* D: Chris Secky became Maple Grove's all-time leading scorer in a win over Sherman (story and live updates; the D and C games are on the same post because our connection was a little weak).

* Meanwhile, Canisius had its season end in the state Catholic semifinals.

* The All-Western New York talk about this year's team has started already -- don't worry, we'll have a post up on that subject very soon.

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In girls hoops, Lockport ended Jamestown's reign in Class AA while Amherst, Olean, Salamanca and Sherman also won sectional titles.

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In hockey, Canisius won its first state title (story, blog entry and photo gallery) ...

... while both Section VI representatives -- Niagara-Wheatfield and Kenmore East -- are off to Utica for the final four.

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We had a big roundup in Sunday's paper for a reason -- there was some serious track and field, bowling and swimming events held far and wide.

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There is no Scholastic Spotlight this week -- it will be back in the spring. The next polls of the basketball season will be the final ones and will be published in our All-Western New York and all-star editions.

---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.

@KeithMcSheaBN | kmcshea@buffnews.com

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