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Selection Saturday: Live from the Section VI basketball seeding meeting

Hello from Cayuga Heights Elementary in Depew, site of the Section VI basketball meetings. A happy Selection Saturday to you all. I'm at the boys meeting in the cafeteria. The tables are small but we'll survive :-)

9:25 a.m. Section VI chairman Jim Walker's opening announcement includes the fact that the first-round games will be played Tuesday instead of Monday, as was scheduled; this is due to the President's Day holiday.

Class AA

1. Jamestown; 2. Niagara Falls; 3. Williamsville North; 4. Lancaster; 5. Kenmore West, 6. McKinley, 7. Niagara-Wheatfield; 8. Clarence; 9. Lockport; 10. Frontier; 11. West Seneca West; 11. Orchard Park; 13. North Tonawanda.

First coin-flip of the day: West Seneca West is 11th; Orchard Park is 12th.

Class A-1

1. Williamsville South; 2. Williamsville East; 3. Bennett; 4. Hutch-Tech; 5. Sweet Home; 6. West Seneca East; 7. Kenmore East; 8. Iroquois; 9. Hamburg; 9. Starpoint; 11. Lafayette; 12. Grand Island; 13. Lake Shore.

Coin-flip: Hamburg is 9th; Starpoint is 10th.

Class A-2

1. Maryvale; 2. East; 3. Cheektowaga; 3. Amherst; 5. Lew-Port; 6. Olean; 7. Riverside; 7. Depew; 9. East Aurora; 10. Pioneer; 10. Burgard; 12. Albion; 13. Springville.

Coin-flip for 3/4: Amherst is 3rd; Cheektowaga is 4th.

Coin-flip for 7/8: Depew is 7th; Riverside is 8th.

Coin-flip for 10/11: Burgard is 10th; Pioneer is 11th.

Big coin flip there sets up a possible 8-Riverside at 1-Maryvale matchup. Whoa.

Class B-1

1. Dunkirk; 2. Newfane; 3. Tonawanda; 4. JFK; 5. Lackawanna; 6. Alden; 7. Roy-Hart; 8. Akron; 9. Buffalo Arts; 10. Medina; 11. Eden.

Class B-2

1. Wilson; 2. CSAT; 3. Cassadaga Valley; 4. Southwestern (CV wins tiebreaker due to more league wins); 5. Cleveland Hill; 6. Fredonia; 7. City Honors; 8. Allegany-Limestone (CH wins tiebreaker due to more league wins); 9. Emerson; 10. Gowanda. 

Class C

1. International Prep at Grover Cleveland; 2. Tapestry Charter; 3. Maple Grove; 4. OTC Middle College; 5. Salamanca; 6. Portville; 7. MST Seneca; 8. Westfield; 9. Chautauqua Lake; 10. Barker; 11. Silver Creek; 12. Randolph; 13. Holland; 14. Cattaraugus/Little Valley; 15. WNY Maritime Charter; 16. Oracle Charter; 17. Franklinville.

Note: Franklinville is playing Oracle today at Tapestry at 2 p.m.

Class D

1. Clymer; 1. Panama; 1. Sherman; 4. Pine Valley; 5. Forestville; 6. North Collins; 7. Ellicottville; 8. West Valley; 9. Olmstead.

There is a blind draw to see which the first coin flip will between. The first flip is 2/3 between Panama and Sherman. Panama is the third seed. Another flip is 1/2 between Sherman and Clymer. Sherman is the first seed, Clymer is second.

Top seeds: 1. Sherman; 2. Clymer; 3. Panama.

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Next up to be worked out are some dates and site issues. I'll have the complete schedule posted as soon as possible after it is finalized.

12:10 p.m. The boys seedings and schedule have been posted.

Mary Jo Monnin has been at the girls meeting and we'll get that information up as soon as possible.

1:42 p.m. The girls seedings and schedule have been posted.

We'll have more to come here and we'll have a story in tomorrow's paper regarding the brackets -- we'll also have full-fledged breakdowns of the tournaments in Tuesday's Scholastic Spotlight. 

---Keith McShea

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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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