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High School basketball:

Class of 2002 will welcome 17

(October 12, 2002) — In its first two induction classes, the Section V Basketball Hall of Fame enshrined 50 people.

The third time welcomes the first father-son combination.

Fairport’s Jeff Fitch and son Scott, one a successful boys basketball coach and the other a hot shooting guard, headline the 17-member Class of 2002.

“It’s very cool and I’m so psyched to be going in with my Dad. It’s great,” said Scott, who went on to star at Geneseo State before replacing his father as Fairport’s coach last year.

Induction ceremonies start at 6:15 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 120 E. Main St.. Tickets are available by calling (585) 594-5988. Individual seats cost $27, a table of 10 is $250.

Another inductee is former Rochester Zeniths coach Mauro Panaggio, the winningest coach in CBA history. Red Jacket’s Beth Record also will be inducted. She finished her career in 1997 as Section V’s career scoring leader before going to Syracuse.

Two other high-profile inductees include Clyde-Savannah’s Terry Brown (Kansas University) and McQuaid’s Greg Woodard (Villanova).

Here is the entire class:

Terry Brown (Clyde-Savannah, Class of ‘86): Shooting guard was once Section V’s all-time leading scorer (2,360 points). He produced four of the top scoring performances in Section V Tournament history before moving on to Kansas, where he helped the Jayhawks reach the NCAA Final Four.

Kate Cronin (Dundee ’93): Three-time All-Greater Roches-ter team member became a record-setter at Vermont University and played professionally in Spain. She scored 1,765 points at Dundee and led the school to its first sectional title. She is an assistant coach at Brown University.

David Doyle (Section V official): Longtime Kendall superintendent served in a variety of key positions on the Section V Basketball Committee, including president. Annually left his winter home in Florida to help run the Section V Tournament.

Gordon Enderle (Cuba ‘79): Small-school state Player of the Year after leading Cuba to the 1979 Class C state title. Played four seasons at Princeton, where he was an Academic All-American before playing pro ball in Sweden.

Jeff Fitch (Fairport): His Red Raiders teams won 406 games and a sectional title in 33 seasons. Received nine Section V Coach of the Year honors. Fairport honored him with “Jeff Fitch Court” when he announced his retirement in ‘01.

Scott Fitch (Fairport ’89): Star guard for his father’s teams before becoming the Division III College Player of the Year at Geneseo State and No. 6 career leading scorer in Division III. Replaced his father as Fairport’s coach last season and team reached the sectional final.

Amy Fowler (Sodus ’80): Won two Empire State Games gold medals as a member of the region’s open team.

Debbie Hopkins (Sodus’ ‘80): Named to two Section V all-tournament teams. Capped senior season by winning an Empire State Games gold medal with teammate Amy Fowler.

Mark Jones (East ’79): Smooth point guard helped the Orientals win back-to-back sectional titles. Played at St. Bonaventure and later in the NBA.

Al Masino (East/Eastridge): Part of the “The Miracle Kids of Basketball” at East, which won the 1946 sectional title. Played at Canisius before a pro career that included a stay with the Rochester Royals. Became an official and coach.

Charlie Miller (Pittsford): Teams won two sectional titles at Pittsford, where he was also named national athletic director of the year. Developed the current sectional tournament seeding. Helped revive the state basketball championships.

Mauro Panaggio (Madison ’46): Once the city’s top scorer, he became a three-time MVP at Brockport State. Coached winning area high school teams, before doing the same at Brockport State and with the Rochester Zeniths. He is the CBA’s all-time wins leader.

Beth Record (Red Jacket ’97): Section V all-time leading scorer for girls (2,895 points) was twice AGR Player of the Year twice. Red Jacket won three sectional titles before she rose to fifth on Syracuse’s all-time scoring list. Plays professionally in Turkey.

Courtney Romeiser (Red Jacket ’89): Averaged more than 30 points while she led Red Jacket to the 1989 state final four. Scored 1,855 points in high school before becoming one of Marquette’s top players. She has coached the Victor girls varsity since ‘96.

Tyrone Scott (Geneva ’84): A first-team All-State pick, he averaged more than 17 points and 17 rebounds his final two seasons. Earned a full scholarship to Boston College.

Doug Westcott (Section V official): A three-sport star at Brockport, he was named to several All-Star high school teams in the ‘50s. Later became athletic director at Brockport and chairman of the Section V basketball committee. The sectional tournament elevated under his watch. Died in 1999.

Greg Woodard (McQuaid ’88): Sectional MVP during McQuaid’s memorable back-to-back Section V title runs during his final two seasons, which included a state title. Three-year starter and academic All-American at Villanova; played pro ball in Europe.

Jeff Fitch won 406 games and one Section V title at Fairport High.

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