Girls Class A
Friday's semifinal games
VI-Grand Island (23-0) vs. I-Peekskill (22-1), 1:30 p.m
II-Averill Park (21-1) vs. VIII-Garden City (19-3), 3:15 p.m.
Final: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Vikings starters: G/F Danielle Wegrzyn (12) 5-9, PG Kallie Banker (11) 5-9, G/F Brooke DeMarco (12) 5-9, F Cassie Oursler (10) 6-3, G Megan Karpie (11) 5-6.
Coach: Jenepher Banker, 13th season.
Red Devils starters: F Sheridan Taylor (12) 5-10, F Tasia Nolan (12) 5-10, F/G Jazmin Garcia (12) 5-9, G Samantha Jackson (11) 5-5, PG Asia Jackson (11) 5-6.
Coach: Rodney Headley, 2nd season.
State ranking (as of March 6): 1, Grand Island, 3, Peekskill, 7, Garden City, 17, Averill Park.
Around the rim: Each team is making its first trip to the state final four. In fact, Peekskill's Section I title was its first ever. Peekskill makes up for lack of size with its speed and ability to press. The Red Devils average 15.6 steals per game. They are a veteran team with fifth-year player Tasia Nolan and fourth-year player Jazmin Garcia (14.5 ppg.), both team captains. Peekskill's boys team is also in the state final four.