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January 25, 2013

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GAME SPOTLIGHT WHO: Kenmore West at North Tonawanda WHEN: Tonight at 7 p.m. WHERE: North Tonawanda High School LAST MEETING: Ken West beat NT, 60-42 on Dec. 18 QUOTES FROM THE COACHES: "We look at Kenmore West as a complete team that has an inside game and an out. They push the ball very well, they defend the entire court, the rebound well and they're extremely well-coached. They're in second place in the division because of all those characteristics of their game and we're third place for a reason. We look at our team as a fine line that separates the two of us and we're hoping our preparation will put us in a position to win the game. We got behind early last game and couldn't dig out of the hole. We think if we can keep it close and possibly put ourselves in position late, we feel we can win." -- NT coach Ryan Mountain "What you're going to get when you play NT is they're very, very patient. Both teams are very athletic but they use their athleticism a little different. They play that 2-3 Syracuse zone with discipline and detail and you're going to have to earn every point you get against them. They want you to take quick shots and hard shots so they can get their transition going, where we have a contrasting style. We want to use our athleticism to turn up the tempo. Unfortunately we don't play them anymore in football, but when we did NT was one of the biggest rivals -- right up there with Kenmore East. So our kids get up for this game." -- Ken West coach Mike Meetze LIVE UPDATES WILL BE AVAILABLE ON TWITTER @tonanewssports

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