S9Hoops Notebook 02/12/19

By Sean Lynch

S9Hoops.com Creator

1,000 Point Scorers this Season

So far this season, nine Section 9 players have scored 1,000 career points — including three underclassmen. 

Spackenkill senior guard Issy Herrera 

Middletown junior guard Kiki Kennedy

Fallsburg junior guard Amanda Zeno

New Paltz senior forward Hailey Osborne

S.S Seward junior guard Alexa Roach

Livingston Manor senior guard Lindsey Rau

Kingston senior guard Brian Moore

Goshen senior guard Zack Foley

New Paltz senior guard Axel Rodriguez

*Middletown senior guard Marquis Gill is at 998 career points, and will most likely reach 1,000 tomorrow evening against Pine Bush*

Record-Setting Seniors

Senior guard Bri Rozzi already broke Highland’s all-time scoring record with 1,625 points (and counting). And two others could potentially be their schools’ all-time leading scorer by the conclusion of the season.

Goshen senior guard Zack Foley: Currently at 1,183 points — Goshen record: Izett Buchanan (’90) 1,344.

Foley has had another splendid season with the Gladiators averaging 25 points per game, leading them to a 13-4 record.


Hypothetically speaking, Goshen will have to reach the Class A Final, and Foley will have to average 32 points per game to become the school’s all-time leading scorer.

Washingtonville senior guard Victoria Pecovic: Currently at 1,337 points — Washingtonville record: Shiesha McCollum (’03) 1,423.

Unfortunately, there’s no official Section 9 record book for most three-pointers in a career, but I’d venture to say Pecovic is somewhere in the top 10 with 172 makes from beyond-the-arc.

Pecovic (left)

With three regular season games, and at least one playoff game left: Pecovic will have to average 21.5 points per game in the next four games to become the school’s all-time leading scorer.

*Jim Mora Voice* … Playyoofffs? 

Yup, it’s that time of the year again — playoff time. Although most teams have anywhere between 3-5 games left in the regular season, here are some dates to know, and some information regarding how the seedings work for the Section 9 playoffs.

Dates to know: 

Thursday, February 21st: Section 9 Seeding Meeting – Playoff seeds for both boys & girls will be released by the end of the day.

Saturday, February 23rd: Games may start at the gymnasium of the higher seed.

How the seeds are determined:

Ultimately, the seeds are determined by the Section 9 Basketball Committee during the seeding meeting. But, you need to meet 1-of-3 qualifications needed to be considered for the playoffs. 

They are:

  1. .500 or better record in your class
  2. .500 or better record in your division
  3. .500 or better overall record

Class AA seeds are determined by records against Division I & II opponents. Here is an updated list of boys & girls Class AA records. Note: All teams that are crossed out have been eliminated from playoff contention

Boys basketball Class AA

1. Kingston 9-1 (Class AA)

2. Middletown 9-1 (Class AA)

3. Newburgh 8-2 (Class AA)

4. Warwick 6-3 (Class AA)

5. Washingtonville 5-4 (Class AA)

  6. Monroe-Woodbury 3-8 (Class AA)

   7. Pine Bush 3-8

   8. Burke Catholic 1-9

   9. Valley Central 0-9

Class AA Girls Basketball

1. Warwick 8-0 (Class AA)

2. Monroe-Woodbury 6-2 (Class AA)

3. Valley Central 6-2 (Class AA)

4. Washingtonville 4-4 (Class AA)

•Must win 1-of-3 regular season games left•

5. Newburgh 3-5 (Class AA)

•Qualified because of league record•

6. Kingston 3-5 (Class AA)

•Qualified because of league record•

7. Pine Bush 2-6 (Class AA)

    8. Middletown 0-9 (Class AA)


  1. Head-to-head (All games)
  2. Overall total points divided by overall games

The Best of the Rest

Playoff seedings in Classes A, B, C & D are determined by divisional records. Some teams have upwards of three league games remaining, so predictions won’t be posted until the playoff picture becomes clearer. 

S9Hoops will be producing lots of content leading up to, and during the playoffs. Stay tuned on all social media platforms (@SeanLynch845 on Twitter, @S9Hoops on Instagram, and S9 Hoops on Facebook) to keep up with all things Section 9 basketball.