Section V Class AA heads to the Blue Cross Arena for its final four. The top seed was eliminated, but the next three remain. Here is the breakdown:
No. 4 FAIRPORT (15-6/Monroe County I) vs. No. 8 UPREP (10-10/Private/Parochial I) 6 PM, Tuesday, Blue Cross Arena
Scoring offense: Fairport (63.9 PPG), UPrep (67.3 PPG)
Scoring defense: Fairport (61.8 PPG), UPrep (67.2 PPG)
Current streak: Fairport has won three of four, UPrep has won four straight
How they got here: Ryan Lucey and Andre Starks took to the air, combining for seven three-pointers as Fairport held off No. 12 Edison Tech, 53-47, in the quarterfinals.
UPrep opened with a 98-96 double overtime win over No. 9 Bishop Kearney before outlasting No. 1 Hilton, 67-64, in a game in which Jakhi Lucas scored 30 points.
Last time they met: Vanzell Johnson led with 17 points as Fairport defeated UPrep, 56-51.
Players to Watch for Fairport: Vanzell Johnson Sr. G 12.3 PPG; Andre Starks Sr. G 11.8 PPG; Stefan Milinkovic Jr. F 11.4 PPG; Ryan Lucey Jr. F 9.8 PPG.
UPrep: Jakhi Lucas Sr. G 25.6 PPG, 1,470 career varsity points; Kayshawn Ross Jr. F 11.0 PPG; Na’Zea Folks Jr. F 10.3 PPG; Christian Jefferson Jr. F 9.8 PPG
No. 2 GATES-CHILI (18-3/Monroe County II) vs. No. 3 MCQUAID (16-4/RCAC Upper) 8 PM, Tuesday, Blue Cross Arena
Scoring offense: Gates-Chili (69.1 PPG), McQuaid (75.0 PPG)
Scoring defense: Gates-Chili (61.8 PPG), McQuaid (63.7 PPG)
Current streak: Gates-Chili has won four straight, McQuaid has won five straight
How they got here: Adam Williams scored 18 of his 27 points in the first half as Gates-Chili took down No. 7 Webster Schroeder, 64-62, in the quarterfinals.
McQuaid opened with an 87-56 win over No. 11 Victor.
Players to Watch for Gates-Chili: Keith Slack Sr. G 24.2 PPG, 1,699 career varsity points; Adam Williams So. F 15.5 PPG, eight double-doubles; Devin Walton Jr. G 7.7 PPG; Traylan McCray Sr. G 6.9 PPG
McQuaid: Kobe Long Jr. G 22.3 PPG, 1,045 career varsity points; Jermaine Taggart Jr. F 22.2 PPG; Connor Zamiara Sr. F 9.8 PPG, six double-doubles; Rueben Daniel Jr. F 6.8 PPG
The winners will meet in the Class AA finals on Saturday, March 2, at the Blue Cross Arena.