Friday, March 28, 2008

Maginn - Lincoln Preview

MATCHUP: The No. 1 state-ranked Bishop Maginn Griffins (26-1, NYSPHSAA champions) take on the No. 2 Abraham Lincoln Railsplitters (28-4, PSAL champions) of Brooklyn in the semifinals of the Federation Tournament

TICKETS: $10, available at the door or at or by calling the Civic Center box office, 518-798-0202

GOLDEN GRIFFINS NOTES: Maginn has won 22 straight, dating back to their Dec. 8 loss to Jamesville-Dewitt of section III in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic…that game was held at the Civic Center…The Griffins defeated Mount Vernon and Niagara Falls to capture the school’s first ever state title…The last section II team to reach the Federation tournament was Schenectady in 2001, who lost in the A title game to St. Raymond’s from the Bronx…No. 24 in latest USA Today poll

RAILSPLITTERS NOTES: Lincoln won its sixth PSAL title in the past seven years with an 88-57 win over Boys & Girls at Madison Square Garden on Mar. 18…Lance Stephenson is widely regarded as the number one high school player in the nation…The junior averaged 23 points and 9.8 rebounds in four PSAL playoff games…Senior forward Justin Greene averaged a double-doubled during the season, 10.4 points and 10.9 rebounds per game…Lincoln owns Federation titles in 2007, 2003 and 1995…No. 14 in latest USA Today poll

SUNDAY’S FINAL: The winner of this game faces CHSAA champion Holy Cross in the class AA title game Sunday at 2 pm. Holy Cross’ 6-6 senior Sylven Landesburg (29.5 points, 11.4 rebounds per game) was named Gatorade’s 2007-08 New York State player of the year. Landesburg will play for the University of Virginia in the fall.



No. Name Pos Yr. Hgt. Ppg.

2 Taran Buie G So. 6-2 16.2

32 Shimeek Johnson F Sr. 6-7 15.3

31 Terron Victoria G Sr. 5-9 12.4

33 Bunduka Kargbo PG Jr. 6-1 7.1

23 Antonio Davis F Sr. 6-5 3.4


No. Name Pos Yr. Hgt. Ppg.
1 Lance Stephenson G Jr. 6-6 23.3

22 Darwin Ellis G Jr. 5-8 12.4

34 Justin Greene PF Sr. 6-7 10.4

35 James Padget C Jr. 6-8 9.1
32 Vincent Council PG Sr. 6-1 7.9

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