First Posted: 3/4/2012

7TH/8TH GRADE PLAYOFFS

Lakers 65

Sixers 37

Ray Ostroski poured in 30 points to lead the Lakers over the Sixers in the first round of the playoffs while Joey Thompson scored 12 and Daniel Mingy added 10 for the winners.

Kyle Archer led the Sixers with 13 while Ethan Scieyzinski added nine. Zack Charlton, Alex Charlton and Charles Giacometti also played well in a losing effort.

Raptors 40

Hornets 32

Jimmy Powell led the Hornets with 14 points while Tanner Gattuso added 12. Dalton Gattuso also played well for the winners.

Matt Harrison led the Hornets with 15 points.

Magic 51

Knicks 45

Lee Eckert led the Magic to victory with 19 points while Conner McCarty added 10 for the winners.

Chad Phillips scored 21 for the Knicks and Aaron Yurko played well in a losing effort.

Celtics 36

Bulls 35

Michael Farrell led the Celtics to a hard-fought victory over the Bulls with 16 points while Jason Anderson added 10 points. Peter Capitano also played well for the winners.

Adam Niznik poured in 25 for the Bulls in a losing effort.

Spurs 53

Lakers 25

Sukmail Mathon exploded for 32 points to lead the Spurs past the Lakers while Spencer Bowanko added 10 for the winners.

Ray Ostroski tossed in 19 points for the Lakers in a losing effort.

5TH/6TH GRADE PLAYOFFS

Raptors 34

Suns 26

The Raptors got a balanced scoring effort from Michael Luksic (13), Michael Anderson (9), Josh Lupole (6), Zach Bloom (5) and Zack Palfey (2).

The Suns were led by Nick Kocher with 14 points and Matt Maransky who scored six in a losing effort.

Raptors 30

Cavs 28

The Raptors edged the Cavs, 30-28, in a hard-fought semi-final match up with Michael Anderson and Josh Lupole each scoring nine points for the winners. Zach Palfey and Zack Hill played excellent defense for the Raptors.

David Schuster poured in 23 points for the Cavs in a losing effort.

3RD/4TH GRADE PLAYOFFS

Hornets 33

Cavs 27

Eric Berley scored 18 points to lead the Hornets to victory over the Cavs. Sam Zondlo and Jake Shaver both had excellent all-around games for the winners.

Brett Ostroski led the Cavs with 15 points while Johnny Cantando added 10 in a losing effort.

Magic 25

Spurs 17

Lenny Kelley led the Magic over the Spurs with 12 points while Matt Whitesell added seven points while playing excellent defense for the winners.

The Spurs got balanced scoring from Sam Nocito, John Toussant, Tanner Saracino and Zak Luksic while Brayden Saracino and Josh Balara also played well in a losing effort.

Suns 48

Magic 15

Todd Phillips led the Suns with 31 points while Michael Starbuck added eight for the winners. Ethan Capitano and Cooper Kelly played excellent defense for the Suns.

The Magic were led by Lenny Kelley with nine points while Matt Whitesell scored six in a losing effort.

Knicks 44

Celtics 39

Jack Farrell exploded for 44 points to lead the Knicks over the Celtics in semi-final action. Drew Lojewski also played well for the winners.

Dylan Schuster led the Celtics with 15 points while Freddie Lombardo added 12 and Jack Zehyer scored eight in a losing effort.

Suns 35

Sixers 23

Todd Phillips scored 29 points to lead the Suns to a win over the Sixers in the other semi-final game. Michael Starbuck and Nathaniel Spare both played excellent defense for the winners.

The Sixers were led by Jack Gallis’ 15 points and Bryce Chopik chipped in with four for the Sixers.

Playoffs today

The Suns will play the Knicks at 1:15 p.m. today, March 4 at the Dallas High School gymnasium in the championship game.

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