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Manhattan Cup playoff seedings & schedule

By Keith McShea

Here's a look at the Monsignor Martin Association boys basketball playoff picture -- standings and schedule -- heading into Monday's season finales. The playoff matchups are set.


Tuesday's play-in game
8-St. Francis vs. 9-Cardinal O'Hara, 5 p.m. at St. Joe's
Thursday's quarterfinals
at St. Joe's
7-Archbishop Walsh at 2-St. Joe's, 5 p.m.
6-Niagara Catholic vs. 3-Bishop Timon/St. Jude, 6:30 p.m.
at Canisius
St. Francis/O'Hara at 1-Canisius, 5 p.m.
Nichols vs. St. Mary's, 6:30 p.m. (seedings to be determined)
Sunday's semifinals at Canisius College
Winners of games at Canisius HS, 6 p.m.
Winners of games at St. Joe's, 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Feb. 27 at Canisius College, 7 p.m.
(Note: If a Class B team beats St. Joe's or Timon to advance to the semifinals; a separate Class B playoff will be held, with the final at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 and the Manhattan Cup final following at 7:45)

Standings (with current seedings, overall record, league record and remaining schedule; seedings which are set are in bold)

1-Canisius (19-4, 11-0)  
2-St. Joe's (19-5, 9-2) 
3-Bishop Timon-St. Jude* (11-13, 7-4)
4-St. Mary's (18-6, 8-4)
5-Nichols (17-6, 8-4, Tuesday vs. Lew-Port)
6-Niagara Catholic (10-13, 5-7)
7-Archbishop Walsh (7-17, 2-10)
8-St. Francis (7-17, 1-10) 
9-Cardinal O'Hara (3-21, 1-11)

Notes: Traditional "small" schools play 12 total games; traditional "large" schools play 11 total games. ... Bishop Timon-St. Jude is placed ahead of St. Mary's and Nichols in the standings because it beat both of them in their only head-to-head league meetings. ... If St. Mary's and Nichols are tied, a coin flip will determine the higher seed, although with that being for the 4-5 spot and the quarterfinal being held on a neutral site, there isn't much difference between being No. 4 or 5).


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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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