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Fairport, Irondequoit, ER top seeds in Section V

Staff report

(February 17, 2006) Three Monroe County teams that haven't won titles in decades are among the top seeds in this year's Section V boys basketball tournament.

Fairport (17-1) is the top-ranked team in Class AAA. The Red Raiders' last championship was in 1975 under coach Jeff Fitch, father of current coach Scott Fitch.

Irondequoit (15-3) is the top seed in Class AA. The Eagles haven't won a Section V title in basketball since 1945.

And East Rochester (17-3) is the top seed in Class CCC. The Bombers have won seven Section V boys championships but their last title was in 1963.

Other top seeds:

Class A: Geneva (18-2) returns to defend its title.

Class BB: Hornell (19-2)..

Class B: Sodus (17-1) returns to defend its title.

Class CC: Perry (17-3).

Class DD: C.G. Finney (17-3).

Class D: Whitesville (16-3).

The tournament begins Tuesday. The top seeds will be honored at a dinner Saturday night.