Boys Basketball Sectional Brackets & Schedule (Updated 2/28)

Section 2 has released the brackets for the upcoming Boys and Girls Basketball Tournaments.

ColonieNiskayunaCatholic CentralStillwater, Maple Hill and North Warren are your top teams for the boys.  ShenendehowaAverill ParkCatholic CentralAlbany AcademyGreenwich and Northville are the tops in girls. The single elimination brackets begin this Friday for the outbracket matches, with first round and quarterfinals taking place next week.

The semifinals and finals, which will be at Hudson Valley Community College for the girls, and COOL Insuring Arena for the boys, will take place the week of February 25th.


Class AAA

Colonie is your top team in Class AAA.   One of two teams to run the table and go undefeated in the regular season, The top scoring team in the Suburban Council at 67.7 points per game, Colonie has wins over other higher ranked teams including Catholic Central and Section 9's Middletown.  Shaker is the second seed, and the team who claimed the Class AA title the last two seasons, Green Tech is your #3 seed.   Shenenedehowa takes the #4 seed, CBA is the #5 seed, and last year's semifinalist Saratoga Springs is the #6 seed.  Schenectady and Albany round up the field of eight.

Quarterfinals at Hudson Valley Community College, Sunday 2/25:
5-CBA 52, 4-Shenendehowa 50
6-Saratoga Springs 52, 3-Green Tech 84
7-Schenectady 70, 2-Shaker 79
8-Albany 54, 1-Colonie 71

Semifinals at COOL Insuring Arena, Thursday 2/29:
3-Green Tech vs. 2-Shaker - 6:30pm
5-CBA vs. 1-Colonie - 8:00pm

Saturday, March 2nd - 4:15pm

Class AA

Niskayuna is the top team in Class AA.  Another Suburban Council team, the Silver Warriors have tallied only four losses this season, to Colonie, Bethlehem, Kingston and West Genesee.  Mekeel Christian Academy is back as a top contender, with losses only to Green Tech and Albany Academy this season.  They are the #2 seed, and will be the only other team to receive a bye into the quarterfinals.  Lasalle Institute is the #3 seed, and Bethlehem receiving the #4 seed.  Burnt HillsSouth Glens FallsAmsterdam and Columbia are the next four, followed by last year's top seed Ballston SpaMohonasenAverill Park and Queensbury as seeds 9-12.  Last year's A Champion, Troy, is seeded #13, and Guilderland completes the field. 

1st Round at host school, Wednesday 2/21
9-Ballston Spa 69, 8-Columbia 76
13-Troy 59, 4-Bethlehem 81
12-Queensbury 50, 5-Burnt Hills 35
10-Mohonasen 43, 7-Amsterdam 33
14-Guilderland 51, 3-Lasalle 74
11-Averill Park 70, 6-South Glens Falls 71 (2OT)

Quarterfinals at Siena College, Sunday 2/25
12-Queensbury 39, 4-Bethlehem 49
6-South Glens Falls 49, 3-Lasalle 75
10-Mohonasen 41, 2-Mekeel Christian Academy 53
8-Columbia 59, 1-Niskayuna 63

Semifinals at COOL Insuring Arena
4-Bethlehem 48, 1-Niskayuna 56
3-Lasalle vs. 2-Mekeel Christian Academy - Thursday 2/29, 5:00pm

3-Lasalle/2-Mekeel Christian Academy vs. 1-Niskayuna - Saturday, March 2nd - 2:30pm

Class A

Catholic Central takes the top spot in Class A over undefeated Glens Falls.  Catholic Central enters the postseason with a 19-1 record, with their lone loss being to Colonie.  Their resume includes wins over NYC schools Abraham Lincoln and Brooklyn Community Arts & Media, and other non-conference wins over teams like Elmira and Bishop Ludden.  Catholic Central is the defending sectional champion, having beat Glens Falls last March for the B title.   Glens Falls has the best offense in Section 2, at 82.9 points per game.  Lansingburgh is the #3 seed, with Schalmont and Gloversville taking the #4 and #5 spots.  Hudson Falls is sitting #6 after an 11-9 season, Ichabod Crane sits at #7 and Ravena is the #8 seed.   Cohoes, Scotia and Broadalbin-Perth completes the bracket.

1st Round at host school, Tuesday 2/20
9-Cohoes 29, 8-Ravena 54
10-Scotia 46, 7-Ichabod Crane 47
11-Broadalbin-Perth 42, 6-Hudson Falls 76

Quarterfinals at Siena College, Saturday 2/24
5-Gloversville 41,  4-Schalmont 48
6-Hudson Falls 49, 3-Lansingburgh 66
7-Ichabod Crane 46, 2-Glens Falls 80
8-Ravena 26, 1-Catholic Central 67

Semifinals at COOL Insuring Arena, Wednesday 2/28
3-Lansingburgh 54, 2-Glens Falls 60
4-Schalmont 36, 1-Catholic Central 72

2-Glens Falls vs. 1-Catholic Central - Saturday, March 2nd - 12:45pm

Class B

A year after losing the Sectional Championship on a buzzer beating three, Stillwater is back as the top seed.  They won't have to face the team that beat them for the championship in B, but get a new cast of threats after a regular season where the Warriors went 19-1, only losing to Lansingburgh.  Hudson improves from last season, but couldn't claim the Patroon Conference title after dropping the finals to Maple Hill last time out.  Their other loss was to Mechanicville back in December.  Schuylerville comes in with talent as the #3 seed, and Watervliet also is a team to watch out for at #4.  Fonda-FultonvilleHoosick FallsMechanicville and Greenville round up the first 8.  

The remainder of the field includes last year's sleeper team Voorheesville as the #9 seed, Johnstown sitting at 10 and Adirondack League teams Granville and Corinth as the 11th and 12th seeds. Bishop Gibbons is seeded #13, last year's top seed Tamarac is down to #14, and Rensselaer and Taconic Hills wraps up the field of 16.

1st Round at host school, Tuesday 2/20
16-Taconic Hills 47, 1-Stillwater 93
15-Rensselaer 46, 2-Hudson 92
14-Tamarac 43, 3-Schuylerville 58 
13-Bishop Gibbons 53, 4-Watervliet 48
12-Corinth 33, 5-Fonda-Fultonville 51
11-Granville 36, 6-Hoosick Falls 74
10-Johnstown 48, 7-Mechanicville 92
9-Voorheesville 73, 8-Greenville 55

Quarterfinals at Hudson Valley Community College, Saturday 2/24
13-Bishop Gibbons 34, 5-Fonda-Fultonville 58
6-Hoosick Falls 51, 3-Schuylerville 58 
7-Mechanicville 55,  2-Hudson 54
- Colin Richardson's full court drive ends in a buzzer-beating layup for Mechanicville
9-Voorheesville 48, 1-Stillwater 82

Semifinals at COOL Insuring Arena
5-Fonda-Fultonville 33, 1-Stillwater 57
7-Mechanicville 64, 3-Schuylerville 52

7-Mechanicville vs. 1-Stillwater - Friday, March 1st - 6:45pm

Class C
A win in the Patroon Conference Championships helps propel Maple Hill to the top seed in Class C.  A Coaches vs. Cancer Bracket Buster win over Duanesburg back in December helped decide who would be #1.  Last year's undefeated C champion would love another trip to states after losing last year's C vs. CC playoff.  Berne-Knox-Westerlo is the #3 seed, and Hoosic Valley takes the #4 seed.  Warrensburg comes in as the #5 seed after making the Adirondack League championship, falling to North Warren in the title game.  Former sectional champions in the 2010's Spa Catholic and Lake George are #6 and #7 seeds, with Whitehall wrapping up the first eight.  

Last year's state qualifier Chatham sits as the #9 seed, with SchoharieMiddleburghMayfieldFort PlainGreenwichGermantownCanajoharieCambridgeHadley-LuzerneWaterfordSt. Johnsville and Salem completing the 21 team bracket.

Outbracket at host school, Friday 2/16
17-Cambridge 52, 16-Canajoharie 49
20-St. Johnsville 46, 13-Fort Plain 59
21-Salem 34, 12-Mayfield 61
18-Hadley-Luzerne 52, 15-Germantown 46
19-Waterford 59, 14-Greenwich 68

1st Round at host school, Tuesday 2/20
17-Cambridge 49, 1-Maple Hills 60
9-Chatham 56, 8-Whitehall 61
13-Fort Plain 48, 4-Hoosic Valley 69
12-Mayfield 22, 5-Warrensburg 54
18-Hadley-Luzerne 43, 2-Duanesburg 90 
10-Schoharie 57, 7-Lake George 42
14-Greenwich 47, 3-Berne-Knox-Westerlo 72
11-Middleburgh 50, 6-Spa Catholic 78

Quarterfinals at Hudson Valley Community College, Friday 2/23
5-Warrensburg 32, 4-Hoosic Valley 69
8-Whitehall 52, 1-Maple Hill 70
at Siena College, Friday 2/23
6-Spa Catholic 53, 3-Berne-Knox-Westerlo 67
10-Schoharie 43, 2-Duanesburg 82

Semifinals at COOL Insuring Arena, Monday 2/26
3-Berne-Knox-Westerlo 43, 2-Duanesburg 50
4-Hoosic Valley 47, 1-Maple Hill 54

2-Duanesburg vs. 1-Maple Hill - Friday, March 1st - 5:00pm

Class D

A season after winning the Sectional Championship, North Warren is the top seed and looking strong after going undefeated in the Adirondack League.  The team they beat in the Semifinals last year, Argyle, is the #2 seed.  Another perennial threat, Loudonville-Christian, sits as the #3 seed.  Fort Edward sits as the #4 seed just ahead of last year's top seed and finalist Northville.  Hartford is #6 and Hawthorne Valley and Fort Ann complete the eight.

Quarterfinals at Stillwater High School, Saturday 2/24
5-Northville 39, 4-Fort Edward 63
6-Hartford 49, 3-Loudonville-Christian 62 
7-Hawthorne Valley 56, 2-Argyle 76
8-Fort Ann 36, 1-North Warren 71

Semifinals at COOL Insuring Arena, Tuesday 2/27
3-Loudonville Christian 64, 2-Argyle 45
4-Fort Edward 41, 1-North Warren 55

3-Loudonville Christian vs. 1-North Warren - Saturday, March 2nd - 11:00am

For the full brackets, click here for boys, and here for girls.

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