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Live from the Far West Regionals & your #preptalkscores (with VIDEO of buzzer-beater that beat Olean)

By Keith McShea

Hello on one of the most meaningful days on this school year's Western New York high school sports calendar.

We'll be reporting live from Rochester's Blue Cross Arena, site of the Far West Regional round that determines berths in next week's state public school final four. Meanwhile, Canisius and St. Mary's will play for Catholic state titles at Fordham University. Here's a preview of today's boys hoop action.

Also today: Girls basketball regionals at Buffalo State and state semifinal boys hockey with Niagara-Wheatfield in action in Utica. 

I'll provide play-by-play updates from the boys regionals 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.

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.

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.

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Here's my iPhone video of Jeff Redband's Batavia Buzzer-Beater to beat Olean:

The plays leading up to that play weren't too bad either -- Wil Bathurst makes a steal and a layup to give Olean a two-point lead; Pat Scholla knocks the ball away, and Jeff Redband makes a key play to save the ball so that Batavia can call a timeout:

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Be sure to catch PrepTalkTV Weekly every Wednesday at 9 p.m. as Lauren Mariacher and I will have special guests, highlights and analysis in our live video show.

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Basketball | Canisius | Jamestown | Niagara-Wheatfield | Olean | Sherman | Silver Creek | St. Mary's/Lancaster
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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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