For a while, it was starting to look like this day would never come.
The Section 1 tournament is scheduled to begin Saturday at 11 a.m., with No. 10 Lakeland hosting No. 23 Nyack in what was my upset special of the Class A bracket. I guess that worked out pretty well. I’ll try to swing by the Hornets Nest to see this game firsthand, but I honestly have no idea what my plans will be until I’m actually in the car.
I’m not scheduled to “cover” anything, per say, but since I’m doing the girls basketball “Game of the Day” article, I might as well go to an actual game. Ideally, I would love to go to Nyack-Lakeland at 11 a.m., then try to get to Edgemont-Byram Hills at 1 p.m., write my story (assuming one of these is good enough to be a GOTD), then hit Nanuet-Eastchester at 6 p.m.
Again, we’ll see what happens. Nancy Haggerty is already scheduled to cover No. 9 North Rockland at No. 8 New Rochelle on Sunday. I’m off on Sunday, but if I completely bail on my weekend plans (which is more than likely the case), I’ll definitely want to swing by Tappan Zee at Pearl River if both win their outbracket games. Depending on the time of the games, I would love to go to both.
Game times are changing all the time, but here’s what I have now (as of 9 p.m. on Friday). I’m leaving the office soon, so if you see anything wrong, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP and I’ll change. Don’t comment, because I don’t get notifications for comments, so I may not see it in time.
You already know my predictions. If you want to get into my bracketology contest, submit your predictions for every game (all classes) by 11 a.m. on Sunday. I’ll post everyone’s brackets (who submitted entries) as soon as I can.
Best of luck to all teams out there. Let the games begin!
Saturday, February 15
No. 18 Mount Vernon at No. 15 East Ramapo, 12 p.m.
No. 17 John Jay-EF at No. 16 Carmel, 12 p.m.
No. 19 Clarkstown North at No. 14 Yorktown, 3 p.m.
No. 23 Nyack at No. 10 Lakeland, 11 a.m.
No. 19 Gorton at No. 14 Pelham, 11 a.m.
No. 24 Lincoln at No. 9 Tappan Zee, 12 p.m.
No. 21 Saunders at No. 12 Harrison, 12 p.m.
No. 25 Panas at No. 8 Pearl River, 12 p.m.
No. 22 Brewster at No. 11 Hen Hud, 1 p.m.
No. 17 Edgemont at No. 16 Byram Hills, 1 p.m.
No. 18 Nanuet at No. 15 Eastchester, 1:30 p.m.
No. 20 Yonkers at No. 13 John Jay, 5 p.m.
Sunday, February 16
Carmel-John Jay-EF winner at No. 1 Ossining, 12 p.m.
No. 13 Mamaroneck at No. 4 Horace Greeley, 12 p.m.
Yorktown-Clarkstown North winner at No. 3 Clarkstown South, 1 p.m.
No. 12 Fox Lane at No. 5 Ursuline, 1 p.m.
No. 10 Scarsdale at No. 7 Mahopac, 1 p.m.
No. 11 Suffern at No. 6 Arlington, 1:30 p.m.
No. 9 North Rockland at No. 8 New Rochelle, 2 p.m.
East Ramapo-Mount Vernon winner at No. 2 Lourdes, 2:30 p.m.
Byram Hills-Edgemont winner at No. 1 Beacon, 12 p.m.
Eastchester-Nanuet winner at No. 2 Albertus Magnus, 1 p.m.
John Jay-Yonkers winner at No. 4 Peekskill, 1 p.m.
Harrison-Saunders winner at No. 5 Ardsley, 1 p.m.
Lakeland-Nyack winner at No. 7 Somers, 1 p.m.
Hen Hud-Brewster winner at No. 6 Sleepy Hollow, 2 p.m.
Pelham-Gorton winner at No. 3 Rye, 2 p.m.
Tappan Zee-Lincoln winner at Pearl River-Panas winner, TBA
No. 14 Rye Neck at No. 3 Briarcliff, 12 p.m.
No. 11 Bronxville at No. 6 Valhalla, 12 p.m.
No. 13 Yonkers Montessori at No. 4 Dobbs Ferry, 1 p.m.
No. 10 Blind Brook at No. 7 Woodlands, 1 p.m.
No. 9 Hastings at No. 8 Pleasantville, 1 p.m.
No. 15 Palisade Prep at No. 2 Westlake, 1 p.m.
No. 12 Croton-Harmon at No. 5 North Salem, 2 p.m.