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The great Seneca debate

The Seneca girls basketball team is in a tough situation. The Bobcats look like one of the better teams in Class AA but will their fourth-place finish keep them out of the playoffs? The Seneca boys had almost the same record and situation two years ago and were left out for a 12-10 Union City team. Here is a side-by-side comparison of the two teams.

2010-11 boys 2012-13 girls
Overall record 17-5 Overall record 16-6
Region record 6-4 Region record 9-5
Region place 4th Region place 4th
Record against playoff teams 8-5 Record against playoff teams 5-6
Key wins Key wins
Sharpsville 80-54 Girard 41-31
Reynolds 81-43 Saegertown 33-22
Union City 70-39 Harbor Creek 50-35
North East 60-46 Cochranton 50-42
Mercyhurst Prep 49-45 East 49-39
Note: All 5 made the AA playoffs Note: All 5 could make the playoffs
Record against 3 teams ahead Record against 3 teams ahead
of Seneca in the region standings 2-4 of Seneca in the region standings 1-5
Region representation threat Region representation threat
Union City 12-10 Cambridge Springs 11-10
Region place 2nd Region place 4th (2nd AA team)

–Tom Reisenweber

Posted in: Basketball

3 Responses to The great Seneca debate

  1. Brian says:

    Seneca deserves to be In the playoffs. At worst they deserve to have a a play in game against Cambridge Springs. They play in a very competitive league and it would be unjust for them to be held out.

  2. Tyler says:

    Seneca Deserves to be in the playoffs, the lady bobcats has been one of the best teams in the area for the past 9 years since the bobcats knocked off Girard in 2004 D-10 game and was a game from states. Its not fair the they are playing larger schools who are in the same class which should be true AAA schools like North East and General McLane, and in past years Villa. Just look at the bobcats record all of their losses are from region teams except for 1. The Seneca Lady Bobcats Deserve to have a spot in the playoffs, since playoffs are supposed to be the best of the best teams trying to make it to the state title game not fair if teams that are .500 or below make the playoffs when a 16-6 team is stuck home. Come on D-10 committee use your heads and be smart!!

  3. Tom Reisenweber says:

    Tyler,
    The bigger schools logic doesn’t make much sense. These schools might be a little bigger but not by much. The class system is set by the numbers.

    Thanks,
    Tom

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