Coach Stasiuk's 2002-2003 Playoff Predictions
Every season, once my own team is eliminated from the playoff picture, I offer my own predictions on upcoming playoff games.
***These predictions are intended to be in good fun and are simply my best guesses as to what I see happening. The last three years my overall record of predictions was 71-23 This year I will mainly stick to A league games. I will update the predictions after each round is played.
Overall Record 3-2.... (3-2 A) (0-0 B)
PSAL 2nd ROUND: Thursday 2/11
2/11- # 1 Cardozo over # 32 Far Rockaway- Cardozo has too much firepower. ???
2/11- # 3 Lincoln over # 30 Lehman- Lincoln has too much firepower. ???
2/11- # 4 Columbus over # 29 LIC- See above. ???
2/11- # 7 FDA over # 26 Susan Wagner- Should I repeat myself? ???
2/11- # 25 New Utrecht over # 8 Curtis - Upset special # 1. In a close one, on a gut feeling. ???
2/11- # 23 Tilden over # 10 Wings- Tilden finished strong, Wings did not. Upset special # 2 ???
2/11- # 13 Monroe over # 20 Van Buren- Last year's B champs should advance. ???
2/11- # 17 Manhattan Center over # 16 Beacon- The magic runs out for former # 49 seed Beacon. ???
PSAL 1ST ROUND (Outbracket) REMAINING GAMES
2/11- # 21 Midwood over # 44 Art & Design- My squad played them both this season. Midwood gave us alot more trouble Correct 70-63
2/11- # 18 Jamaica over # 47 Urban Peace- Urban Peace played in a division that is considered fairly weak. Jamaica plays in the tough Queens II league.Correct 94-77
2/11- # 22 Canarsie over # 43 Gompers- Don't be deceived by the 7-7 record Canarsie had, they play in Brooklyn III!Correct 58-43
2/11- # 34 JFK over # 31 Townsend Harris- Coach Howie Furman should win city coach of the year for bringing Townsend Harris to this level. Just a gut feeling that JFK will pull a small upset. Wrong 54-63 OT
2/11- # 27 Erasmus over # 38 Beach Channel- Erasmus will have their hands full as Erasmus will be missing 2 starters in this one due to PSAL suspensions. Still Erasmus is a tough place to win on the road! Wrong 48-51
***Because I saw very few 'B' teams this season, I am holding off on making any 'B' predictions until the later rounds!