Mustangs earn top seed for B2 playoffs

By Mike Wertman, Sports Writer Posted 20 March 2021 at 6:05 pm

Photo by Cheryl Wertman – Medina’s Christian Drisdom and his Mustang teammates have earned the top seed for the Section VI Class B2 playoffs and will host Alden in the quarterfinals on Monday.

If ever there was ever a season to gain the full advantage from being a No. 1 seed in the Section VI basketball playoffs this is it.

Because of the Covid-19 situation only the top eight teams in each classification qualify and there will be no neutral sites for games. Therefore, the higher seeded team will have the home court advantage for each round including the championship game.

Locally, Medina has earned that coveted No. 1 seed for the Class B2 playoffs and home court advantage as the result of the Mustangs going 11-1 in capturing the Niagara-Orleans League championship.

Medina will host No. 8 Alden in the quarterfinal round at 7 p.m. Monday. The victor will then face the winner of the No. 5 Depew at No. 4 Newfane game in the semifinals on Wednesday. The championship game is scheduled for Friday.

The other half of the B2 bracket on Monday will have No. 6 Akron at No. 3 Springville and  No. 7 Burgard at. No. 2 Lackawanna.

In the Class B1 quarterfinals No. 8 Albion will visit No. 1 Buffalo East at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Matchups in the Class B3 quarterfinals on Tuesday involving N-O teams will have No. 6 Roy-Hart at No. 3 Allegany-Limestone and No. 8 Wilson at No. 1 JFK.

In the Section VI girls Class B2 quarterfinal contests on Tuesday involving N-O teams it will be No. 8 Cleveland Hill at No. 1 Wilson, No. 6 Roy-Hart at No. 3 Southwestern and No. 5 Olmsted at No. 4 Akron.

In a Class B1 quarterfinal on Monday No. 8 Newfane will visit No. 1 City Honors.

Just as was the case during the regular season attendance at sectional games will be limited to just two spectators per player for the home team only.