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Complaints are coming in on City Section seedings

February 9, 2013 |  7:42 pm

Not everyone is pleased with the work done by a committee of former coaches and administrators who put together the seedings for the City Section boys' and girls' basketball playoff brackets on Saturday.

"It's a bunch of malarkey," Maya Angelou girls' Coach Darryl Gowens said of the Division III pairings that left out his 8-10 team.

His team finished second in the Exposition League with a 6-2 record but failed to make the 16-team bracket. He said he intends to complain to the City Section office on Monday.

"It's a blunder," he said.

Another complaint is how some league champions find themselves playing road games in their playoff opener, but that is part of a change in rules this season.

There's also people complaining how El Camino Real, with a 25-2 record, was seeded No. 2 in Division I boys behind Westchester, which was 24-6. Strength of schedule is the reason given. And how did University get the No. 6 seed in Division I after losing to LACES, a small schools team, in league play?

Come Monday morning, the City Section office will have some explaining to do.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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