Not only did the Chittenango and Cazenovia girls basketball teams had to confront the strong depth of the Section III Class B playoff field, they also had to deal with the sheer number of teams in the field. In all, 19 teams qualified, which meant that the Bears, as the no. 14 seed, and the Lakers, who had to win its last game of the season to make it as the no. 18 seed, had to face opening-round tests last Thursday night. Chittenango passed that part, hosting no.
Now was the time for a quartet of area high school boys basketball teams to take their plunge into the Section III Class B playoffs. Again, Westhill was the featured attraction, defending its sectional and state titles and holding the top seed as it welcomed no. 16 seed Skaneateles for last Saturday’s sectional opener. At full strength, and primed for another title run, the Warriors handled the Lakers 81-53, a more lopsided result than the 68-49 victory it earned at Skaneateles earlier this month.
When the Section III Class B girls basketball playoff pairings were released, defending champion Bishop Ludden carried the top seed, with Westhill settling into the no. 5 seed. This meant that, if the Gaelic Knights and Warriors both won twice in the early rounds, they would get together this weekend at Onondaga Community College in a hotly-anticipated sectional semifinal. Ludden, still sitting at no. 5 in the state Class B rankings, would start out Saturday, facing no.
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