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Video: Class C final: Silver Creek 67, Middle Early College 62

Silver Creek players celebrate their victory over Middle Early College.

Live from Championship Tuesday at Buffalo State, with your #preptalkscores

By Keith McShea

Hello from the finale of Championship Week (and yes, it's more than a week :-) ) at Buffalo State.

And yes, I'm glad to be back. There were so many kind words, from so many people, after I was away from the playoff action last week due to the birth of my son (you might know him as #preptalkbaby) ... that it was just overwhelming. My wife and I really appreciate it. Thanks to so many for the emails, tweets, texts and calls. 

Back at courtside tonight, I'll provide play-by-play updates in the live blog below and I'll have periodic #preptalkscores updates via Twitter which will also appear in the blog. 

Your tweets with the hashtag #preptalkscores are welcome -- as they will appear in the live blog as well. You can comment on these games or others. Every night, scoring update tweets (in any sport) are welcome to those on Twitter -- just use the #preptalkscores hashtag. Today is a super Tuesday in girls hoops as well; the overall AA, A, B and C finals are tonight. 

Check our scoreboard page for a complete schedule of tonight's games; the scoreboard will be updated as we receive game reports throughout the evening.

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Girls basketball Section VI finals from NCCC


Jamestown 97, Niagara-Wheatfield 63 FINAL

Jamestown 53, Niagara-Wheatfield 33, at halftime


Grand Island 46, Pioneer 29 FINAL

Grand Island 30, Pioneer 20 after three quarters

Grand Island 19, Pioneer 12, at halftime.


Olean 59, Wilson 36 - FINAL

Olean 45, Wilson 25 after 3 quarters.

Olean 31, Wilson 15 at halftime.

Olean 16, Wilson 12 after the first quarter.


UB all-time great hoopster in middle of another all-time moment

By Keith McShea

Rasaun Young is the all-time leading scorer for the University at Buffalo basketball program. 

But these days, he's known -- very well-known -- as the head coach of New Rochelle's boys basketball team. 

New Rochelle coach -- and UB all-time great basketball player -- Rasaun Young celebrates his team's amazing win. (Photo by

New Rochelle was thrust into the national sporting spotlight Sunday when it defeated state superpower Mount Vernon for the Section I Class AA championship on an absolutely amazing shot.

The buzzer-beater from three-quarter court, released with 0.1 seconds on the clock by senior Khalil Edney, gave New Rochelle a zany, must-be-seen-to-be-believed, 61-60 victory.

Down two points, Edney inbounded the ball from under his own basket with 2.9 remaining. His pass toward standout Joe Clarke (30 points) was tipped to Mount Vernon's Devonte Banner, who lobbed the ball into the backcourt toward teammate Traquann Scales. A streaking Edney, breaking from his spot inbounding from the baseline, leapt to intercept it and quickly heaved a two-handed shot at the buzzer.

When the shot went in, New Rochelle went into a wild celebration. The shot was intially waved off, leading Mount Vernon to start a wild celebration at the same time. After a few moments, the officials conferred and signaled that the shot was good, as New Rochelle's celebration continued and Mount Vernon was left stunned. 

Check out's highlight of the basket.

I highly recommend watching the last few minutes of the original MSGVarsity broadcast to get the full context of New Rochelle's remarkable late rally (it was down most of the game) as well as the scene at the end of the game as the events unfolded.  

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Live from Championship Saturday

Championship Week concludes with five boys basketball championships at Buffalo State.

It's also a big day with girls basketball sectional finals, state playoffs in Catholic boys basketball, state playoffs in public school and Catholic hockey, state championships out of town in swimming, bowling, track, girls gymnastics and rifle.

We will have updates in the live blog, but your tweets with the hashtag #preptalkscores are very welcome -- as they will appear in the live blog as well. Every night, scoring update tweets (in any sport) are welcome to those on Twitter -- just use the #preptalkscores hashtag. 

Check our scoreboard page for a complete schedule of today's games; the scoreboard will be updated with scores and box scores as we receive game reports throughout the evening.

Keep checking back here on the blog as well as our video page for PrepTalkTV videos of high school action. The video page has an archive of many recent videos, including several from the last few days.

Wilson vs. Buffalo Arts, girls Class B-2 final

Final: Wilson 58, Buffalo Arts 34

After 3 quarters, Wilson 45, Buffalo Arts 19.

Haltime: Wilson 31, Buffalo Arts 13.

Wilson 15, Buffalo Arts 8 after first quarter. Official Chris Durr making all the right calls.

Olean-East Aurora girls, Class B-1 final

FINAL: Olean 46, East Aurora 30

Haltime: Olean 28, East Aurora 10

Olean 14, East Aurora 6 after the first quarter.

Pioneer-Cheektowaga girls, Class A-2 final

Pioneer rallies to beat Cheektowaga, 50-49

Cheektowaga 41, Pioneer 37 after three quarters.

Cheektowaga 28, Pioneer 25 at halftime.

Grand Island-Hamburg girls Class A-1 final

Grand Island wins fifth straight in Class A-1, 49-39.

Grand Island 39, Hamburg 31 after three quarters.

Grand Island 26, Hamburg 18 at halftime.

From NCCC - Grand Island 13, Hamburg 7 after first quarter

Video: Girls MMA Championship: Sacred Heart 53, O'Hara 32

Sacred Heart avengers loss to O'Hara earlier in the season to win the Monsignor Martin Association title.

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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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