Section V Boys’ Basketball tipped off the 2022-23 season on November 25th. Here are the season previews for Canandaigua, Churchville-Chili, Gates-Chili, Spencerport, Webster Schroeder and Webster Thomas:
CANANDAIGUA BRAVES (Class A1)
Last season record and finish: 15-6, lost in class A1 sectional quarterfinals to Irondequoit
Coach: Jimmy Davern (Second season, 15-6 career record)
Top returners: Matt Pawlicki Sr. C; Nathan Sheridan Sr. G
Top newcomers: Nate Barone Jr. G; Joe Caito Jr. G/F; George Spinelli Jr. G
First game: December 5th vs. Waterloo at 7:15 p.m.
CHURCHVILLE-CHILI SAINTS (Class A1)
Last season record and finish: 10-12, lost in class A1 sectional quarterfinals to Pittsford Mendon
Coach: Timothy Miller (13th season)
Top returners: Jason Gibbs Sr. G (24.0 PPG, 6.0 APG: Division II Co-Player of the Year); Ricky Lagares Jr. F (6.0 PPG, 5.5 RPG); Michael Sardou Jr. SG; Joaquan Thomas Sr. F (8.0 PPG, 8.0 RPG)
First game: December 7th at Hilton at 7:15 p.m.
GATES-CHILI SPARTANS (Class A1)
Last season record and finish: 4-17, lost in first round of class A1 sectionals to Brighton
Coach: Teddy Tuggles (Second season, 4-17 career record)
Top returners: Anthony Dicesare Sr. G; Kani Mitchem Sr. G; Brandon Randolph Sr. C
Top newcomers: Jeremy Tantalo Jr. G
First game: December 2nd at Webster Thomas at 7:15 p.m.
SPENCERPORT RANGERS (Class A1)
Last season record and finish: 4-17, lost in first round of class A1 sectionals to Greece Athena
Coach: Richard Vleck (Fifth season)
Top returners: Ty Heaton Sr. G (9.0 PPG); Kyle Milburn Jr. G; Bryon Streb Sr. F (15.0 PPG)
Top newcomers: Hunter Streb So. F; Marquis Tubbs Jr. G
First game: December 2nd vs. Greece Odyssey at 7 p.m.
WEBSTER SCHROEDER WARRIORS (Class AA)
Last season record and finish: 16-7, lost in class A1 sectional final to Pittsford Mendon
Coach: Rashaad Stokelin (Fourth season, 28-29 career record)
Top returners: Jack Cannon Sr. F; Jonathan McCaffrey Sr. F (10.1 PPG, 9.4 RPG); Giovanni Schillaci Sr. G (8.7 PPG, class A1 All-Tournament Team)
Top newcomers: Anthony DeRosa Jr. G; Jake Insley Jr. G; Jack Kelly So. G/F
First game: December 2nd vs. Greece Athena at the Aquinas Institute at 5:30 p.m.
WEBSTER THOMAS TITANS (Class A1)
Last season record and finish: 16-5, lost in class A1 sectional semifinals to Webster Schroeder
Coach: Griffin Coles (10th season, 92-83 career record)
Top returners: Cory Jarvis Sr. F; Mitchell Hale Sr. G/F; Sean Linder Sr. PG (4.4 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 3.3 APG, 1.8 SPG); Shawn Mason Sr. G (15.6 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1,3 SPG)
Top newcomers: Boston Dewitte Jr. F; Levi Kulik So. G; Jackson Mulcahy Sr. G/F; Shane Talbot Jr. G
Outlook: “This team brings back the starting backcourt of Sean Linder and Shawn Mason, who will provide experience and leadership. The team will need to buy in to the defensive end of the floor and rebound at both ends if we are to have a successful season. Newcomers will need to step up and fill their role in many different ways. This group has a competitive side which makes practices intense each day.”
First game: December 2nd vs. Gates-Chili at 7:15 p.m.