It’s Steuben County versus Finger Lakes West in one semifinal. Genesee Region meets Allegany County in the other. Here’s the breakdown:
No. 1 PRATTSBURGH (18-3/Steuben County) vs. No. 5 ROMULUS (8-13/Finger Lakes West) Feb. 25, 6 p.m. at Haverling
Scoring offense: Prattsburgh (70.90 PPG), Romulus (48.45 PPG)
Scoring defense: Prattsburgh (53.65 PPG), Romulus (56.65 PPG)
Streak: Prattsburgh has won three of its last four. Romulus has won two of its last seven.
How they got here: Prattsburgh got going quickly thanks to 18 first quarter points for Mason Putnam, leading 26-6 after one, and rolled through No. 8 seed Destiny Christian 99-68 in the quarterfinals.
Romulus upset No. 4 seed Andover 59-46 in the quarterfinals.
Last time they met: This will be the first matchup between Prattsburgh and Romulus this season.
Players to Watch for Prattsburgh: Mason Putnam Jr. 31.5 PPG, 4.6 RPG, 4.8 steals, 3.8 APG, 1,640 career points (seventh on active scoring leader list); Kris Johnson So. 11.9 PPG, 6.3 RPG; James Crowder So. 8.7 PPG, 10.0 RPG, 5.0 APG.
Romulus: Camden Derby Jr., Spencer John Sr., Max Mapstone Sr. and Daryl Morrell Jr.
No. 2 ELBA (16-5/Genesee Region Division II) vs. No. 3 BELFAST (15-6/Allegany County Division II) Feb. 25 7 p.m. at Warsaw
Scoring offense: Elba (59.25 PPG), Belfast (62.00 PPG)
Scoring defense: Elba (52.10 PPG), Belfast (53.85 PPG)
Streak: Elba has won two of its last three. Belfast has won five straight.
How they got here: Colton Dillon knocked down 10 shots for 31 points to lead Elba past No. 7 seed Bradford 70-30 in the quarterfinals.
Belfast drubbed No. 6 seed Houghton 71-43 in the quarterfinals.
Last time they met: This will be the teams’ first meeting this season.
Players to Watch for Elba: Jon Boyce Sr. 17 double-doubles (tied for third-most in Section V); Colton Dillon Jr. 13 double-doubles (tied for seventh-most in Section V).
Belfast: Adam Enders Sr. 27.7 PPG, 2,442 career points (second among active scoring leaders); Kevin McCumiskey Sr. 13.7 PPG.