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Rockland Teams Learn Playoff Seeds, Pairings

The Section 1 boys and girls basketball playoff seeds and pairings were set Monday night.

The Pearl River girls became the only top seed from Rockland County when the Section 1 boys and girls basketball playoff pairings were set Monday night.

Pearl River is the defending champion and top seed in Class A. The other top seeds for the girls are Ossining in Class AA, Irvington in Class B and Hamilton in Class C.

The boys basketball top seeds are Spring Valley in Class AA, Byram Hills in Class A, Briarcliff in Class B and Palisade Prep in Class C.

Albertus Magnus won the last two Class B championships in boys basketball, but were moved up to Class A this season. The Falcons will play at home Friday against the winner of a preliminary roun game between Panas and Hendrick Hudson.

Defending Class A champion Tappan Zee earned the No. 6 seed and will play at home friday against Riverside or John Jay-Cross River. No. 7 Nyack also earned a first round home game in Class A and will play Friday against No. 10 Pelham.

Two more local teams will play in Wednesday's Class A prelims. No. 12 Pearl River will play at home against No. 22 Roosevelt and No. 19 Nanuet will travel to No. 14 Harrison.  

In Class AA, Clarkstown South earned the No. 8 seed and a home game Friday against No. 9 New Rochelle. No. 10 Clarkstown North opens Friday at No. 7 Scarsdale. 

Clarkstown South also opens at home Friday in the Class AA girls basketball tournament. The Vikings are the No. 7 seed and they will open with No. 10 Horace Greeley. Clarkstown North, the No 18 seed, plays at No. 15 Suffern Wednesday. 

Albertus Magnus will also be hosting a boys-girls double-header Friday. The Falcons girls earned the No. 4 seed in Class A and will play Somers or Eastchester. No. 7 Nanuet also gets a Friday home game, taking on Pelham or Yonkers.

No. 12 Tappan Zee, which made the championship game last season, will play at home in the prelims Wednesday against No. 21 Poughkeepsie. No. 22 Nyack goes on the road Wednesday to play No. 11 Peekskill.

The full brackets from MSG Varsity are as follows. 

Section 1 Basketball Tournaments

Boys Basketball 
Class AA
Preliminary games
No. 20 Lincoln at No. 13 Carmel
No. 19 Yorktown at No. 14 White Plains
No. 18 Suffern at No. 15 Ketcham
No. 17 Horace Greeley at No. 16 Kennedy

First round
Kennedy-Greeley winner at No. 1 Spring Valley
No. 9 New Rochelle at No. 8 Clarkstown South
Carmel-Lincoln winner at No. 4 Arlington
No. 12 Mamaroneck at No. 5 Mahopac
White Plains-Yorktown winner at No. 3 Mount Vernon
No. 11 Ossining at No. 6 Fox Lane
No. 10 Clarkstown North at No. 7 Scarsdale
Ketcham-Suffern winner at No. 2 North Rockland

Class A
Preliminary Round

No. 22 John Jay-Cross River at No. 11 Riverside
No. 21 Roosevelt at No. 12 Pearl River
No. 20 Hen Hud at No. 13 Panas
No. 19 Nanuet at No. 14 Harrison
No. 18 Sleepy Hollow at No. 15 Rye
No. 17 Beacon at No. 16 Saunders

First round
Saunders-Beacon winner at No. 1 Byram Hills
No. 9 Gorton at No. 8 Somers
Panas-Hen Hud winner at No. 4 Albertus Magnus
Pearl River-Roosevelt  winner at No. 5 Peekskill
Riverside-John Jay-CR winner at No. 6 Tappan Zee
Harrison-Nanuet winner at No. 3 Poughkeepsie
No. 10 Pelham at No. 7 Nyack
Rye-Sleepy Hollow winner at No. 2 Eastchester

Class B
Preliminary round

No. 17 Ardsley at No. 16 Irvington, 5 p.m.

First round
Irvington-Ardsley winner at No. 1 Briarcliff
No. 9 North Salem at No. 8 Pawling
No. 12 Rye Neck at No. 5 Woodlands
No. 13 Pleasantville at No. 4 Dobbs Ferry
No. 14 Bronxville at No. 3 Lourdes
No. 11 Blind Brook at No. 6 Valhalla
No. 10 Edgemont at No. 7 Croton-Harmon
No. 15 Hastings at No. 2 Putnam Valley

Class C
Quarterfinals

No. 1 Palisade Prep, bye
No. 5 Haldane at No. 4 Tuckahoe
No. 6 Hamilton at No. 3 Keio
No. 7 Hawthorne-CK at No. 2 Solomon Schechter

Class D
Quarterfinal

No. 5 Clark Acamedy at No. 4 Greenburgh

Semifinals
at Westchester County Center

Greenburgh-Clark Academy winner at No. 1 Children's Village
No. 3 Biondi at No. 2 Martin Luther King

Girls Basketball Tournament

Class AA
Preliminary round
No. 18 Clarkstown North at No. 15 Suffern
No. 17 Mamaroneck at No. 16 Yorktown

First round
Yorktown-Mamaroneck winner at No. 1 Ossining
No. 9 North Rockland at No. 8 Scarsdale
No. 12 Mahopac at No. 5 Arlington
No. 13 Fox Lane at No. 4 Ursuline
No. 11 Mount Vernon at No. 6 New Rochelle
No. 14 East Ramapo at No. 3 John Jay-EF
No. 10 Horace Greeley at No. 7 Clarkstown South
Suffern-Clarkstown North winner at No. 2 Lourdes

Class A
Preliminary round

No. 24 Gorton at No. 9 Hen Hud
No. 23 Byram HIlls at No. 10 Saunders
No. 22 Nyack at No. 11 Peekskill
No. 21 Poughkeepsie at No. 12 Tappan Zee
No. 20 Eastchester at No. 13 Somers
No. 19 Riverside at No. 14 Rye
No. 18 Yonkers at No. 15 Pelham
No. 17 Panas at No. 16 Brewster

First round
Brewster-Panas winner at No. 1 Pearl River
Hen Hud-Gorton winner vs. No. 8 Harrison
Tappan Zee-Poughkeepsie winner at No. 5 John Jay-CR
Somers-Eastchester winner at No. 4 Albertus Magnus
Peekskill-Nyack winner at No. 6 Beacon
Rye-Riverside winner at No. 3 Lakeland
Peekskill-Byram Hills winner at No. 7 Nanuet
Pelham-Yonkers winner at No. 2 Sleepy Hollow

Class B
First round
No. 16 Bronxville at No. 1 Irvington
No. 9 Westlake at No. 8 Valhalla
No. 13 Edgemont at No. 4 Pleasantville
No. 12 Croton-Harmon at No. 5 Dobbs Ferry
No. 11 Rye Neck at No. 6 Ardsley
No. 14 North Salem at No. 3 Kennedy Catholic
No. 10 Woodlands at No. 7 Briarcliff
No. 15 Hastings at No. 2 Blind Brook

Class C
Quarterfinals
No. 1 Hamilton, bye
No. 5 Solomon Schechter at No. 4 Keio
No. 6 Tuckahoe at No. 3 Palisade Prep
No. 7 Yonkers Montessori at No. 2 Haldane

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