Batavia’s Best 2017-2018 High School Basketball Wrap-Up

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Alex Brasky | @BataviasBest
Thursday, March 29, 2018 | BataviasBest.org

 

The 2017-2018 High School Basketball season is officially in the books. Let’s take a look back on what went down throughout this past season:

 

 

REGULAR SEASON


LINK: Batavia’s Best 2017-2018 HS Basketball Season Preview

LINK: Boys Basketball 2017-2018 PRESEASON Power Rankings – Who’s #1?

LINK: Girls Basketball 2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON Power Rankings – Who’s #1?

LINK: Pavilion Boys Basketball buzzes past Byron-Bergen on Section V Opening Night

LINK: Alexander Boys Basketball opens season with convincing win over Barker

LINK: Stefaniak, Krolczyk propel Batavia Girls Basketball to OT win over Livonia

LINK: Pembroke Boys Basketball outscores SOTA – Miano drops 22 for Dragons

LINK: Pembroke Girls Basketball team wins Alden Tip-Off Tournament – Kohorst earns Tourney MVP

LINK: Elba Boys Basketball opens the season with victory over Barker (VI) – O’Halloran and Boyce chip in 17 a piece

LINK: Despite trailing throughout most of the game, Pembroke Boys Basketball battles – defeats Alexander

LINK: Oakfield Boys Basketball opens season with non-league win over Roy-Hart (VI) – Ohlson drops 27 for Hornets

LINK: Le Roy Boys Basketball blows out Keshequa – Knights march to 2-0

LINK: Reynolds drops 25 as Elba Girls Basketball routs Notre Dame

LINK: Attica Girls Basketball drops Pembroke – Gadd propels the Devils

LINK: Notre Dame Boys Basketball overcomes Elba in overtime of fierce GR League battle

LINK: Holley Boys Basketball defeats Rochester Prep – Hawks earn first win in over two years

LINK: Strong defensive effort propels Elba Boys Basketball to big rebound win, over Lyndonville

LINK: Batavia Boys Basketball falls behind late in the 4th, but Devils finish strong and defeat Pittsford Mendon

LINK: Alexander Boys Basketball shuts down Oakfield during the second half as Trojans win big GR League contest

LINK: Cal-Mum Girls Basketball defeats Eden (VI) – Raiders improve to 4-0

LINK: Comeback win over Alexander moves Pembroke Girls Basketball team to 4-1 to open the season

LINK: Boys Basketball 2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON Power Rankings – Who’s #1?

LINK: Byron-Bergen Girls Basketball ousts Le Roy – Fuller, Tardy, & Amesbury all in double-figures for Bees

LINK: Batavia Boys win Lions Club 2017-2018 Basketball Tournament with lopsided win over Notre Dame in Finals

LINK: Boys Basketball 2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON Power Rankings – Who’s #1?

LINK: Defense carries the day as Oakfield Girls Basketball defeats Notre Dame

LINK: Girls Basketball 2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON Power Rankings – Who’s #1?

LINK: Wednesday’s HS Sports Scoreboard (01/17/2018) – OA Boys’ Douglas drops 42 points vs W-C

LINK: Boys Basketball 2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON Power Rankings – Who’s #1?

LINK: Thursday’s HS Sports Scoreboard (01/25/2018) – Shooting For a Cure raises $23,000 for cancer research

LINK: Girls Basketball 2017-2018 REGULAR SEASON Power Rankings – Who’s #1?

LINK: Wednesday HS Sports Scoreboard (02/14/2018) – Batavia Boys extend winning streak to eight games

LINK: Thursday’s HS Sports Scoreboard (02/15/2018) – Oakfield Boys beat Alexander

 

 

SECTION V TOURNAMENT


LINK: Section V Boys Basketball – 2017-2018 Tournament Preview

LINK: Section V Girls Basketball – 2017-2018 Tournament Preview

LINK: Section V Boys Basketball – 2017-2018 Tournament Quarterfinal Update

LINK: Section V Girls Basketball Tournament Scoreboard (02/23/2018) – Batavia, Pavilion each pull off upsets

LINK: Section V Boys Basketball – 2017-2018 Tournament Semifinal Update

LINK: Section V Girls Basketball Tournament Scoreboard (02/28/2018) – Notre Dame heads back to finals

LINK: Section V Girls Basketball Tournament Scoreboard (02/27/2018) – Elba moves on to Class D2 Finals

LINK: Section V Girls Basketball Tournament Scoreboard (02/26/2018) – Wheatland-Chili and Pavilion reach finals

LINK: Section V Basketball Tournaments are over – Notre Dame, Elba, Wheatland-Chili girls all win titles

 

 

SEASON REVIEW/OUTLOOK FOR NEXT SEASON


BOYS

Alexander

Final 2017-2018 Record: 14-7 overall, 10-5 league (Lost in Class C2 First Round)

Past Season Snapshot: Alexander endured a successful campaign which ended abruptly with a tough loss in the Class C2 Semifinals. 

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior F Erik Scharlau – 10.6 ppg. 11.1 r

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior F Ryan Davis – 13.8 ppg. 11.9 rpg; Junior G Chris McClinic – 12.4 ppg, 4.5 apg; Sophomore G Tyrone Woods – 7.2 ppg; Sophomore G Dylan Busch – 5.1 ppg

Next Season Outlook: Next season, with a few key components returning to the lineup, I expect the Trojans will once again be in the thick of the Genesee Region League Title race. 

Attica

Final 2017-2018 Record: 5-15 overall, 4-10 league (Lost in first round of Class B)

Past Season Snapshot: The Blue Devils’ season was a disappointing one, which started out okay, only to finish with a bunch of bad losses to end the year. 

Key 2017-2018 Departures: None.

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior F Dawson Nelson – 10.5 ppg. 11 r; Sophomore G Frankie Bisceglie – 7.1 ppg, 4.7 rpg; Sophomore G Tyler Meyer – 6 ppg, 3.1 apg

Next Season Outlook: Next season, with their top-scorer and rebounder returning, I expect Attica to rebound with a season which Devils’ fans can be proud of. 

Batavia

Final 2017-2018 Record: 14-7 overall, 5-3 league (Lost in Class A2 Quarterfinals)

Past Season Snapshot: Batavia’s tumultuous 2017-2018 season ended with an upset loss in the Class A2 Quarterfinals. 

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior G Stephen Gilebarto – 12.1 ppg; Senior G Naz Pratt – 6 ppg, 6 apg; Senior G Tee Sean Ayala – 14.4 ppg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior G Antwan Odom – 16.2 ppg, 7.4 rpg; Junior G Mason McFollins – 13.7 ppg

Next Season Outlook: Although they will say goodbye to much of what propelled them the past few seasons, the Blue Devils should remain one of the better teams in their division, and classification. 

Byron-Bergen

Final 2017-2018 Record: 7-14 overall, 4-9 league (Lost in Class C1 First Round)

Past Season Snapshot: The Bees lost a bunch a season ago, and paid the price for their losses this year. Although they competed in the majority of their contests, the ability to win big games eluded them throughout their 2017-2018 campaign. 

Key 2017-2018 Departures: None.

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Sophomore G Chad Green  – 7.4 ppg, 4 rpg

Next Season Outlook: It’s tough to project what to expect from the Bees next year, as they will likely use an influx of talent from their jv squad to soften the blow of another year which they lose a bunch to graduation 

Cal-Mum

Final 2017-2018 Record: 19-3 overall, 6-2 league (Lost in Class C2 Quarterfinals)

Past Season Snapshot: The Red Raiders successful 2017-2018 season came to a screeching halt with an upset loss in the Class C2 Quarterfinals

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior G Jon Boilard – 12.8 ppg; Senior F Ian Lenhardt – 10.6 rpg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Sophomore G Vin Molisani – 14 ppg; Sophomore F Joe Laursen – 8.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg; Eighth Grade F Kyle Wade – 5.7 ppg, 4 rpg

Next Season Outlook: Graduation will really hurt Cal-Mum, but they will return their leading-scorer to the team next year – along with a few other pieces. 

Elba

Final 2017-2018 Record: 15-7 overall, 10-4 league (Lost in Class D2 Quarterfinals)

Past Season Snapshot: The Lancers were coming off of a Section V Title in 2016-2017 and followed that up with another respectable campaign this year. 

Key 2017-2018 Departures: None.

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Sophomore G Colton Dillon – 17 ppg, 9 rpg; Junior F Jon Boyce – 13 ppg, 10 rpg; Sophomore G Collin O’Halloran – 8 ppg, 6 apg

Next Season Outlook: Despite their success this year, they should be even better next season – as the Lancers return almost everybody. 

Holley

Final 2017-2018 Record: 4-17 overall, 2-12 league (Lost in Class C1 First Round)

Past Season Snapshot:  This past season Holley picked up their first wins in multiple years. 

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior F Pat Bower – 18 ppg, 10.5 rpg; Senior G Andrew Moseman – 12 ppg, 5.5 apg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: None.

Next Season Outlook: Next year, the Hawks might have to go back to the drawing board as they lose much of what drove them this season. 

Le Roy

Final 2017-2018 Record: 17-5 overall, 6-3 league (Lost in Class C1 Quarterfinals)

Past Season Snapshot: The Knights suffered a disappointing loss in the Class C1 Quarterfinals to end the year, but overall their season was a success.

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior G Canyon Roster – 18.5 ppg; Senior G Cole Biggins – 4.3 apg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior F Reece Tresco – 10.5 ppg, 8.8 r

Next Season Outlook: Although they will lose a bit to graduation, Le Roy should be able to maintain the success which they’ve found over the past few seasons. 

Lyndonville

Final 2017-2018 Record: 7-15 overall, 5-9 league (Lost in Class D1 Quarterfinals)

Past Season Snapshot: The Tigers were a young squad this season and suffered some growing pains. 

Key 2017-2018 Departures: None.

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior G Zach Johnson – 11.6 ppg, 8.5 r, 4.6 apg; Junior G Nathan Poler – 13 ppg, 7.6 r; Freshman G Nathan Dillenbeck – 5.4 ppg, 3 apg; Junior F Matt Hess – 10 ppg

Next Season Outlook: Lyndonville should be better next year, as they return a whole bunch. 

Notre Dame

Final 2017-2018 Record: 17-5 overall, 14-1 league (Lost in Class D1 Quarterfinals)

Past Season Snapshot: The Irish suffered a convincing defeat at the hands of Naples in the Section V Class D1 Quarterfinals, but finished as the GR League Division II champ.

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior G Ryan Moffat – 15.9 ppg; Senior G Nico Zambito – 11.8 ppg, 8.6 r 

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior F Andrew Moore – 6.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg; Sophomore F Keith Szczepanski – 8.2 ppg, 4.4 rpg; Sophomore G Gabe Macdonald – 6.8 ppg; Sophomore G Spencer Misiti – 6.8 ppg, 4 apg

Next Season Outlook: Losing their top-two contributors, it will be tough for the Irish to stay atop the league. 

Oakfield

Final 2017-2018 Record: 14-7 overall, 10-5 league (Lost in Class C2 First Round)

Past Season Snapshot: The Hornets performed well this season before being upset in the Class C2 Quarterfinals. 

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior G Ryan Douglas – 22 ppg; Senior G Tylor Ohlson – 17 pp; Senior G Tayvon Boyd – 10 ppg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Sophomore G Joe Burdick – 6 ppg

Next Season Outlook: Oakfield will be without their top-two scorers next season and will likely find it difficult to repeat their 2017-2018 success. 

Pavilion

Final 2017-2018 Record: 6-15 overall, 2-8 league (Lost in Class D1 First Round)

Past Season Snapshot: The Gophers suffered a big loss midway through the year due to injury and after that they were a different team. 

Key 2017-2018 Departures: None.

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior G Zach Wiedrich – 14.1 ppg; Junior F Ryley Elliott – 10.9 ppg; Junior G Luke Milligan – 7.2 rpg

Next Season Outlook: If they can stay healthy, it should be a good year for Pavilion in 2018-2019. 

Pembroke

Final 2017-2018 Record: 23-1 overall, 15-0 league (Lost in Class C1 Finals)

Past Season Snapshot: Pembroke’s advancement to the Section V Title game this year, and their ability to compete with Class C1 #1 Northstar Christian in that game is what put them over the top – in my mind – as the top-team in the area this past season. Despite their loss in the sectional final game, they did win the GR League Division I Title, and overall GR League Title following an undefeated regular season.

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior F Reid Miano – 15.7 ppg, 8.4 rpg; Senior G Jamil Marable – 10.8 ppg, 5.3 apg; Senior G Lucas Kohorst – 10.8 ppg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: None.

Next Season Outlook: The Dragons will have to rebuild next year.

Wheatland-Chili

Final 2017-2018 Record: 6-15 overall, 6-8 league (Lost in Class D1 First Round)

Past Season Snapshot: The Wildcats really came on at the end of their schedule after a tough start to the year.

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior F Adam Lund – 12.3 ppg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: None.

Next Season Outlook: Wheatland loses a bit to graduation and will likely go through another tough year in 2018-2019. 

 

GIRLS

Alexander

Final 2017-2018 Record: 5-16 overall, 4-11 league (Lost in Class C2 First Round)

Past Season Snapshot: The Trojans struggled mightily this year.

Key 2017-2018 Departures: None.

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior G Macie Riggs – 8 ppg; Junior G Haley Alvord – 8 ppg

Next Season Outlook: Alexander has a bit returning next year so they should have a better chance to compete within the league. 

Attica

Final 2017-2018 Record: 12-9 overall, 10-5 league (Lost in Class B First Round)

Past Season Snapshot: The Devils competed well within the league but didn’t do much in terms of acquiring signature wins. 

Key 2017-2018 Departures: None.

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior F Taylor Gadd – 18.6 ppg, 11.2 rpg; Freshman G Makenna Jarnot – 9.2 ppg

Next Season Outlook: Attica will return plenty next year and should be one of the top-teams in the GR League. 

Batavia

Final 2017-2018 Record: 12-10 overall, 7-5 league (Lost in Class A2 Semifinals)

Past Season Snapshot: Batavia fell to Cal-Mum early-on during the regular season – their most-disappointing loss of the year. However, their ability to come on down the stretch and make it all the way to the Class A2 Semifinals was impressive.

Key 2017-2018 Departures: None.

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior G Ryann Stefaniak – 15 ppg; Sophomore G Emma Krolczyk – 11.4 ppg; Freshman G Mackenzie Reigle – 7 ppg

Next Season Outlook: Next year is the year for the Devils. 

Byron-Bergen

Final 2017-2018 Record: 11-11 overall, 7-8 league (Lost in Class C1 Quarterfinals)

Past Season Snapshot: The Bees faired well within the league this season, but were a fairly young team.

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior G Dana VanValkenburg – 12.5 ppg, 9.4 rpg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Sophomore G Kelsey Fuller – 10.5 ppg, 6.5 apg; Sophomore G Julianna Amesbury – 10.5 ppg; Sophomore C Emily Kaczmarek – 7.6 ppg, 6.8 rpg

Next Season Outlook: The Bees will welcome a long list of talented players back to the lineup next year. 

Cal-Mum

Final 2017-2018 Record: 13-9 overall, 9-5 league (Lost in Class C2 Quarterfinals)

Past Season Snapshot: The Red Raiders absorbed big time losses this year and managed to put forth a respectable record.

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior G Makenzie Wilson – 11.4 ppg, 8.3 rpg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior F Elyse Van Auken – 14 ppg, 9 rpg

Next Season Outlook: It will be another transitional year for Cal-Mum next season. 

Elba

Final 2017-2018 Record: 21-4 overall, 12-2 league (Won Class D2 Championship)

Past Season Snapshot: Elba finished their Section V season with a share of the GR Division II Title, the Section V Class D2 Championship, and a win over Wheatland-Chili in the Class D crossover game.

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior F Emily Reynolds – 14 ppg, 8.3 rpg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Freshman G Maddie Muehlig – 14 ppg, 5.4 apg; Freshman G Leah Bezon – 9.6 ppg, 6.5 rpg

Next Season Outlook: The Lancers should have another chance at a Class D2 Title next year despite the loss of their best player. 

Holley

Final 2017-2018 Record: 0-21 overall, 0-15 league (Lost in Class C1 First Round)

Past Season Snapshot: Holley went winless this year. 

Key 2017-2018 Departures: None. 

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Sophomore G Olivia Radford – 5 ppg; Junior G Abigail Williams – 5 ppg

Next Season Outlook: No where to go but up for the Hawks. 

Le Roy

Final 2017-2018 Record: 7-13 overall, 6-9 league (Lost in Class C1 First Round)

Past Season Snapshot: The Knights struggled to win big games this year, but wound up with a fair record at the end of the year. 

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior G Lydia Borrelli – 11.7 ppg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior G Libby Loftus – 7 ppg; Freshman G Bryn Luckey – 6 ppg

Next Season Outlook: It’s tough to forecast what to expect from LR next season. 

Lyndonville

Final 2017-2018 Record: 6-16 overall, 2-12 league (Lost in Class D1 Quarterfinals)

Past Season Snapshot: The Tigers were young at the top of their lineup this past year.  

Key 2017-2018 Departures: None.

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Eighth Grade G Ella Lewis – 11.5 ppg

Next Season Outlook: The future should be brighter for Lyndonville. 

Notre Dame

Final 2017-2018 Record: 18-7 overall, 10-4 league (Won Class C1 Championship)

Past Season Snapshot: Notre Dame finished as the Class C1 Champion this year despite being moved up two classifications – after winning the Class D1 Championship a season ago.

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior F Margaret Sutherland – 12.2 ppg, 8.4 rpg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior G Callie McCulley – 14.8 ppg; Sophomore G Morgan Rhodes – 5.7 ppg

Next Season Outlook: The Irish welcome back much of what made them run the past two seasons. I expect they will once again be a title favorite. 

Oakfield

Final 2017-2018 Record: 19-3 overall, 13-2 league (Lost in Class C2 Semifinals)

Past Season Snapshot: Oakfield finished the regular season as the GR Division I Champion, but failed to beat either of the Division II champs (Elba, Wheatland-Chili), and bowed out in the Section V Semifinals.

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior G Kylie Schlagenhauf – 11.1 ppg, 5.3 apg; Senior F Makayla Hilchey – 12 ppg, 6.1 rpg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Sophomore F Brianna Smith – 12.3 ppg, 7.6 rpg

Next Season Outlook: The Hornets lose a bunch to graduation so expect some sort of transitional period. 

Pavilion

Final 2017-2018 Record: 9-15 overall, 3-13 league (Lost in Class D1 Finals)

Past Season Snapshot: The Gophers made a surprise run all the way to the Section V Class D1 Finals this year.

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior F Kim Davis – 16.8 ppg, 11.8 rpg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior F Brianna Hirschman – 5 ppg; Freshman F Lindsay Lowe – 5 ppg

Next Season Outlook: Rebuilding time for Pavilion next year.

Pembroke

Final 2017-2018 Record: 12-10 overall, 8-7 league (Lost in Class C1 Quarterfinals)

Past Season Snapshot: The Dragons’ effort this year was admirable. They just struggled to win their big games. 

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior G Olivia Kohorst – 13.5 ppg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Junior G Makenzie Jurek – 14 ppg; Sophomore G Mackenna Johnson – 7.6 ppg; Sophomore F Dekari Moss – 8.8 ppg

Next Season Outlook: Pembroke should take a step forward next year.

Wheatland-Chili

Final 2017-2018 Record: 21-4 overall, 12-2 league (Won Class D1 Championship)

Past Season Snapshot: Wheatland-Chili shared the GR Division II Title with Elba, and won the Class D1 Championship – before falling to Elba in the Class D crossover game.

Key 2017-2018 Departures: Senior F Alyssa Seilheimer – 19 ppg; Senior F Hannah Callaghan – 7 ppg, 8 rpg; Senior F Abbey Callaghan – 6 ppg, 7 rpg

Most Impressive 2017-2018 Underclassmen: Sophomore G Jenna LaMere – 15 ppg; Sophomore G Lindsey Clar – 6 apg

Next Season Outlook: The Wildcats should remain as a top-tier team in Class D1 next season. 

 

 

Thanks for following along throughout the season. Until next year…

 

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