We are officially in playoff mode.
There are two play-in games for Class C – Lourdes and Haldane are vying for a long bus ride to Bronxville while Dobbs Ferry and Pearl River are gunning for a date with Pleasantville. I’ve already gotten a lot of angry emails from people complaining about some of the lesser teams electing to play on despite have almost no chance of advancing. That’s silly. When you have a chance to play a game, you play a game and pick up valuable experience for the kids who are coming back.
And the heavy favorites get to play a lot of reserves for a lot of minutes, which helps keep moms and dads happy so that’s a proverbial win-win.
I’m working on a JoJo Marasco feature that’s going to run on Sunday and preparing the usual blog previews that will run before each round of the playoffs, so if you’re out watching today, leave a score, please.
Section 1 Tournament
Class C outbracket games
No. 17 Lourdes (5-11) at No. 16 Haldane (6-10), 4:30 p.m.
Prediction: Haldane 7-2
No. 18 Dobbs Ferry (1-13) at No. 15 Pearl River (6-10), 5 p.m.
Prediction: Pearl River 10-7
Wilton at Yorktown, 4:30 p.m.
Mahwah at Suffern, 4:30 p.m.
Scores from May 14
Ridgefield 11, Somers 8
New Canaan 8, Rye 5
Chaminade 14, Iona Prep 8