Section V Playoff Preview: Boys Basketball Class A1

Sophomore Jacob Shadders (1) is one of four Pittsford Mendon Vikings averaging double digits on the season. (Photo: CHRISTOPHER CECERE/ROCHESTER CC PHOTOGRAPHY)

By JOHN LIKANJE

The Section V Class A1 boys basketball playoffs open Wednesday evening with four games. Quarterfinal games follow Saturday, February 23 at 4 PM with semifinals scheduled for Wednesday, February 27. The championship game will be held on Saturday, March 2 at the Blue Cross Arena.

The No. 1 seed PITTSFORD MENDON VIKINGS (Monroe County III)
Record: 20-0
Coach: Robert Nally
NYSSWA Rank: 3
Streak: Won 20
Scoring offense: 80.8
Scoring defense: 53.3
Finish last season: Class A1 semifinals, lost to Greece Athena 70-61
Opponent: vs. winner of Aquinas/Spencerport, 6 PM Saturday @ Pittsford Mendon

No. 2 seed GREECE ATHENA TROJANS (Monroe County III)
Record: 17-3
Coach: Mike Setzer
NYSSWA Rank: 15
Streak: Won 2
Scoring offense: 66.0
Scoring defense: 54.6
Finish last season: Class A1 finals, lost to Irondequoit 58-51
Opponent: vs. winner of Franklin/Brighton, 4 PM Saturday @ Greece Athena

No. 3 seed IRONDEQUOIT EAGLES (Monroe County II)
Record: 13-6
Coach: Chris Cardon
Streak: Lost 2 of 3
Scoring offense: 65.1
Scoring defense: 50.6
Finish last season: NYS Class A semifinals, lost to Amityville (XI) 52-42
Opponent: vs. winner of Brockport/Canandaigua, 7 PM Saturday @ West Irondequoit

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No. 4 seed EASTRIDGE LANCERS (Monroe County IV)
Record: 11-8
Coach: Dan Roser
Streak: Won 2
Scoring offense: 64.7
Scoring defense: 61.3
Finish last season: Class A1 quarterfinals, lost to Pittsford Mendon 77-56
Opponent: vs. winner of Churchville-Chili/Greece Arcadia, 5:30 PM Saturday @ Eastridge

No. 5 seed CHURCHVILLE-CHILI SAINTS (Monroe County II)
Record: 10-10
Coach: Tim Miller
Streak: Lost 2 of 3
Scoring offense: 63.9
Scoring defense: 63.0
Finish last season: Class AA First Round, lost to UPrep 64-46
Opponent: vs. Greece Arcadia, 7 PM Wednesday @ Churchville-Chili

No. 6 seed BROCKPORT BLUE DEVILS (Monroe County III)
Record: 10-10
Coach: Tom Velletri
Streak: Won 3 of 4
Scoring offense: 60.4
Scoring defense: 61.3
Finish last season: Class A1 First Round, lost to Brighton 62-53
Opponent: vs. Canandaigua, 7 PM Wednesday @ Oliver Middle School

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No. 7 seed FRANKLIN QUAKERS (RCAC Upper)
Record: 9-11
Coach: Eddie Lee
Streak: Lost 2
Scoring offense: 68.1
Scoring defense: 70.5
Finish last season: Class A1 First Round, lost to Canandaigua 84-57
Opponent: vs. Brighton, 5 PM Wednesday @ Franklin

No. 8 seed AQUINAS LI’L IRISH (Private/Parochial I)
Record: 6-12
Coach: John McCauley
Streak: Lost 4
Scoring offense: 66.7
Scoring defense: 70.3
Finish last season: Class AA First Round, lost to Gates-Chili 66-53
Opponent: vs. Spencerport, 7 PM Wednesday @ Aquinas

No. 9 seed SPENCERPORT RANGERS (Monroe County II)
Record: 5-15
Coach: Rich Vleck
Streak: Lost 8 of 9
Scoring offense: 50.9
Scoring defense: 58.7
Finish last season: Class A1 quarterfinals, lost to Irondequoit 72-37
Opponent: vs. Aquinas, 7 PM Wednesday @ Aquinas

No. 10 seed BRIGHTON BARONS (Monroe County III)
Record: 4-16
Coach: David Tisa
Streak: Lost 9
Scoring offense: 53.5
Scoring defense: 63.7
Finish last season: Class A1 quarterfinals, lost to Greece Athena 92-47
Opponent: vs. Franklin, 5 PM Wednesday @ Franklin

No. 11 seed CANANDAIGUA BRAVES (Monroe County II)
Record: 1-19
Coach: Charles De Taeye
Streak: Lost 2
Scoring offense: 51.5
Scoring defense: 70.9
Finish last season: Class A1 quarterfinals, lost to Pittsford Sutherland 60-49
Opponent: vs. Brockport, 7 PM Wednesday @ Oliver Middle School

No. 12 seed GREECE ARCADIA TITANS (Monroe County III)
Record: 1-19
Coach: Zachary Keller
Streak: Lost 6
Scoring offense: 45.9
Scoring defense: 71.2
Finish last season: Class A1 First Round, lost to Spencerport 63-55
Opponent: vs. Churchville-Chili, 7 PM Wednesday @ Churchville-Chili

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