Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Moshier: NY Mills boys basketball No. 1 in the state

Defending Section III Class D boys basketball champion New York Mills (11-0) is the new No. 1 in the New York State Sports Writers Association’s weekly state rankings.


Coach Mike Adey’s Marauders had been ranked second behind defending state champion South Kortright of Section IV, but the Rams’ 33-game winning streak was snapped last week when Davenport beat them 55-52.


Davenport (8-0) is ranked second this week, followed by South Kortright and Maple Grove. Watertown’s Immaculate Heart Central (9-1) of Section III is No. 7 and Sackets Harbor is No. 12.


Thomas R. Proctor High School’s boys, meanwhile, haves cracked the Class AA state rankings for the first time this season. Coach Norm Stamboly’s Raiders, 9-1 and riding a nine-game winning streak, and ranked No. 24 in this week’s Top 25 poll. Proctor is the only Section III team ranked in Class AA. Cicero-North Syracuse, Fayetteville-Manlius, Liverpool, Syracuse’s Christian Brothers Academy, and Corcoran are honorable mentions.


Proctor, a 64-34 winner over visiting Rome Free Academy on Tuesday, has three tough road games coming up, including Friday’s trip to Liverpool and visits to Henninger and Cicero-North Syracuse next week.


Two-time defending state champion Jamesville-DeWitt remains No. 1 in the Class A poll, with Utica’s Notre Dame High School moving up three spots to No. 10. Westhill is No. 10 and Bishop Grimes is No. 13 in Class B.


Unbeaten West Canada Valley has climbed to No. 3 in the Class C rankings, behind Marion of Section V and Buffalo Middle College of Section VI. Tully is ranked 14th in Class C.



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