Section V Hall honors Boeheim
(September 17, 2003) — Jim Boeheim, coach of the 2003 NCAA champion
Syracuse Orangemen and a 1962 graduate of Lyons High School, leads the
fourth class of inductees into the Section V Basketball Hall of Fame.
Boeheim, who has a 653-226 record in 27 seasons at Syracuse, will be
joined by 15 other inductees Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Clarion Riverside
Hotel, 120 E. Main St.
Tickets for the induction are $27, or $250 for a table of 10, and can be
purchased by phone at (585) 594-5988.
The class of 2003:
Mary Ellen Burt, Webster: An all-Monroe County selection in field hockey,
volleyball, basketball and softball at Webster Thomas, she received a
scholarship to USC in the late 1970s.
Chris Fox, McQuaid: The three-time All-Greater Rochester center used his
shooting touch to win MVP state tournament honors in 1995 and 1997.
Bettina Love, Edison: A three-time All-Greater Rochester pick, she
averaged 31.6 ppg. as a senior, scoring 49 in a 65-64 loss to Athena.
Gina Montesano, Mercy: A scoring machine, she was the AGR Player of the
Year in both soccer (41 goals) and basketball (23 ppg.) as a senior.
Andy Moore, Cuba: He teamed with Gordon Enderle to lead Cuba to the 1979
Amy Reynders, Aquinas: An all-around player who went on to Rutgers,
Reynders was AGR Player of the Year in 1992.
Rob Rose, Cardinal Mooney: After leading Mooney to its last Section V
title, the smooth Rose played at George Mason and had a long pro career
Mike Ruff, Fairport:
An outstanding playmaker for Jeff Fitch, he was MVP as Fairport won the
Section V title in 1975.
Alicia Sheeler, Pittsford Mendon: A big player with a soft shooting touch,
she led Mendon to three straight Section V titles and set school career
records for points, rebounds and blocked shots.
Claude Williams, Charlotte: A two-time All-Greater Rochester forward, he
led the Lakesiders to a state title before playing at North Carolina A&T
and in European pro ball.
Doug Farrell, Cardinal Mooney/IAABO Board 60: A member of the first
All-Greater Rochester basketball team in 1967, he played at Niagara before
becoming a top area coach and official.
John Baynes Sr., East Rochester: He helped turn ER into the Home of
Champions with a 200-106 record, Section V titles in 1959, 1961 and 1962
(a double overtime victory over Jim Boeheim’s undefeated Lyons team), four
undefeated regular seasons and 11 Monroe County titles.
Richard Blackwell, Lyons: He built a powerhouse in Wayne County during the
1950s and ’60s, winning Section V titles in 1952 and 1954 and coaching
Boeheim along the way. He was 210-80 from 1951 to 1966.
Gordon Joseph, Bloomfield: Section V coach of the year in his class five
times and All-Greater Rochester coach in 1977, he led Bloomfield teams to
three Section V titles, in 1976, 1977 and 1978. He was 421-179 in a career
from 1961 to 1991.
Bill O’Rourke Sr., Webster: He won 343 games and lost just 193 from 1950
to 1978 before handing over the reins to son Bill Jr. His 1961 Section V
championship team, with the late Jim Cripps, John Ladwig, Harvey Cain and
Winston Hatt, is considered one of the all-time best in Section V.