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GIRLS BASKETBALL: West Canada top seed in Class D; RFA seeded second in Class AA

Posted 2/15/23

West Canada Valley is the top-seeded team in the Section III Class D girls basketball playoff bracket and RFA earned the second seed in Class AA.

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GIRLS BASKETBALL: West Canada top seed in Class D; RFA seeded second in Class AA


West Canada Valley is the top-seeded team in the Section III Class D girls basketball playoff bracket and Rome Free Academy earned the second seed in Class AA.

Class AA

RFA (17-3) will host the winner of Friday’s opening round game where 10 seed West Genesee (4-16) will play at seven seed Thomas R. Proctor High School (11-8) at 5:30 p.m. The quarterfinal game will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at RFA.

Top seed Auburn (17-2) awaits the winner of nine seed Fayetteville-Manlius (7-13) at eight seed Baldwinsville (8-10) Friday. That quarterfinal is 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The other two quarterfinal games are five seed Henninger (14-6) at four seed Cicero-North Syracuse (14-6) Tuesday and six seed Bishop Ludden (12-6) at three seed Liverpool (17-3) Wednesday.

Class A

Whitesboro (3-17) is the 10 seed and will play at seven seed Oswego (8-11) at 6 p.m. Friday. The winner advances to a quarterfinal game at two seed Central Square (13-7) at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

New Hartford (12-7) is the three seed and will host six seed Christian Brothers Academy (11-9) at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

The other quarterfinals are top seed Indian River (18-2) against the winner of eight seed Watertown (8-12) and nine seed Fulton (7-12), who play Friday night, and Tuesday’s matchup of five seed East Syracuse-Minoa (11-9) at four seed Jamesville-DeWitt (12-8) on Tuesday.

Class B

Local teams in opening round games are 17 seed Camden (7-13) at 16 seed Holland Patent (7-13) at 5:30 Thursday night, 13 seed Adirondack (8-12) hosting 20 seed Bishop Grimes (6-14) at 6 Thursday, 15 seed Clinton (7-13) hosting 18 seed Homer (7-13) at 6 Thursday, 23 seed Vernon-Verona-Sherrill (3-17) at 10 seed Lowville (11-9) and 11 seed Central Valley Academy (10-10) hosting 22 seed Canastota (5-15) at 6 Thursday.

The lone local team to earn a bye into the quarterfinals is six seed Notre Dame (14-6), which hosts the winner of CVA and Canastota at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Class C

Six local teams are all into the quarterfinals. Four seed Herkimer (14-6) hosts 13 seed Little Falls (10-10) at 5 p.m. Saturday. Five seed Dolgeville (13-7) hosts 12 seed Cato-Meridian (10-9) at 1 p.m. Saturday. Tenth-seeded Mount Markham (11-9) visits seven seed Onondaga (12-8) at 6 p.m. Friday. Fourteen seed Waterville (10-10) travels to three seed Jordan-Elbridge (15-5) at 7:15 p.m. Friday. Six seed Westmoreland (12-8) hosts 11 seed Thousand Islands (10-9) at 7 p.m. Friday.

Class D

West Canada Valley (19-1) is the top seed and has the lone bye into the quarterfinals. The team awaits the winner of nine seed Oriskany (9-11) and eight seed Stockbridge Valley (8-10), who play at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The quarterfinal game is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Two seed Poland (18-2) hosts 15 seed Fabius-Pompey (2-18) at 6 p.m. Friday.

RFA 81, New Hartford 37

Rome Free Academy senior guard Alysa Jackson scored 31 second half points — 35 in all — as the Black Knights beat host New Hartford Tuesday in the Tri-Valley League.

The win earned the program a Colonial Division title. The Knights, who have won 14 games in a row, were 12-0 in the TVL and 6-0 in the division while going 17-3 overall.

Jackson hit on four three-pointers in the second half, including three in the team’s 30-point third quarter.

Fellow RFA senior guard Amya McLeod scored 24 points, breaking the 1,700-point barrier to give her 1,720 in her career.

Another RFA senior, Mia Mirabelli scored 12.

New Hartford’s Emily Alt had a team-high 10 points.

Notre Dame 64, Holland Patent 56

Ella Trinkaus scored 33 points as the Notre Dame girls basketball team defeated Holland Patent Tuesday in a TVL matchup. The Jugglers were the Pioneer Division regular season winners, going 10-0 in the division.

HP led 25-23 at the half but the Jugglers outscored the Golden Knights by nine in the third to take a seven-point lead.

Trinkaus had 15 rebounds for a double-double as well as eight steals, six blocks and four assists. Maggie Trinkaus scored 12 and grabbed eight boards.

For HP, Terra McLaughlin led the way with 23 points and eight steals. Jill Enk had nine points and five rebounds.

Oneida 71, VVS 30

The Oneida girls basketball team defended home court against Tri-Valley League foe Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Tuesday.

Up 27-16 at the half, Oneida outscored VVS 24 to one in the third to put the game out of reach.

Oneida’s Emma LeBlanc led the team with 14 points and had five steals. Myah Rainbow scored 12 and had four rebounds. Eleven players scored in the win.

VVS’ Anna Petersen had a game-high 15 points.

Richfield Springs 38, Waterville 31

The Waterville girls basketball team lost its regular season finale at Richfield Springs Tuesday in the Center State.

Natalee Collins led Waterville with 15 points and 11 rebounds for a double-doub. Teammate Valorie Ford had eight points and 11 rebounds

Statistics for Richfield Springs were not submitted.


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