Section V Basketball Hall of Fame
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Section V Basketball: Hall of Fame Class of 2018

The class features 18 people who have earned distinction through playing, coaching, officiating and leadership during the past 97 years of scholastic competition in Section V Basketball.


Shenise Johnson - Rush-Henrietta
Jason Amore - Friendship
Everett Babcock - South Seneca
Jessica Chapin - Honeoye Falls - Lima
Chris Connell - Wilson Magnet
Tony Douglas - Madison
Chuck Fowler - Mt. Morris
Jeff Gifford
Tom LaDelfa - Warsaw
Larry Lane - Cardinal Mooney
John Miranda - Newark
Rick Page - Official
Jack Purificato - Section V Committee
Megan Shoniker - Greece Arcadia
Demond Stewart - Greece Olympia
Mark Storm - Honeoye
John "Chip" Tatro - Palmyra-Macedon
Merrick Volpe - Clyde-Savannah
Hall of Fame Class of 2018

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Class of 2018:


Shenise JohnsonRush-Henrietta High School Player
A three-time all-state selection, she is seventh among Section V's all-time leading scorers in girls basketball. Rush-Henrietta won three state titles during her time, before she moved on to the University of Miami.
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Jason Amore Friendship High SchoolPlayer
The fourth-leading all-time scorer in Section V boys basketball history with 2,332 points from 1989-93. He was 13th in state history and second-team all-state after his senior year. Member of Alfred University Hall of Fame.
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Everett BabcockSouth Seneca High SchoolCoach
His 2002-03 Falcons team won the Class C girls basketball state championship. South Seneca won Section V titles five consecutive years, 1999-2003.
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Jessica ChapinHoneoye Falls-Lima High SchoolPlayer
Honeoye Falls-Lima coach Steve Willoughby holds the 2005 Class A state championship trophy up for the crowd with players Maddy Brown and Jessica Chapin, from left, after beating Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. First-team all-state in 2005 with the Class A state champion Cougars. She finished No. 2 all-time in Section V girls basketball in 3-point field goals (207). WBCA All-American at Brandeis University.
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Chris Connell
Wilson Magnet High SchoolCoach
The first varsity boys basketball coach at Wilson, a state champion in its third season as a team in 1986. Led six Section V champions with a record of 347-262, including four state Final Four appearances.
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Tony DouglasMadison High SchoolPlayer
Democrat and Chronicle All-Greater Rochester team member in basketball and football during 1971 and 1972. Played at Monroe Community College, where the Tribunes were 25-3 during one of his seasons. He later played football at West Virginia State.
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Chuck FowlerMount Morris High SchoolPlayer
Named to two all-state small schools teams during his three seasons, which included Section V titles in 1974 and 1975. He averaged 20 points and 20 rebounds in 1976. St. John Fisher Hall of Fame member.
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Jeff GiffordSection V Boys' Basketball Committee Member
Contributed as a sponsor of Section V boys basketball for decades. Coordinated the section's Southern Tier region. Assistant coach for Prattsburgh boys and girls teams for decades.
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Tom LaDelfaWarsaw High SchoolCoach
His teams won 242 games, including Section V championships in 1997 and 1998, when the Tigers reached the state final four. The 1998 Section V Coach of the Year, an award that included all classifications.
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Larry LaneCardinal Mooney High SchoolPlayer
One of the key players of the powerful Cardinal Mooney teams of the mid-1970s. Member of the 1974 AGR team. Played in Broome County at the junior college-level before going into the Nazareth Hall of Fame.
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John MirandaNewark High SchoolPlayer
Leader of Section V champion teams in 1978 and 1979. The 1978 team went to the state Final Four, and the following year, he was a sectional tournament MVP. Scored 46 points in a game before playing at LeMoyne.
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Rick PageIAABOOfficial
Member of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials for 43 years, including a role as ratings chairman. The 1992 Section V Official of the Year also worked at the collegiate level.
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Jack PurificatoSection V Boys' BasketballCommittee Member
Founded the Section V Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000. Joined Section V boys basketball committee in 1985, was chairman from 1999-2018. Also was an assistant coach at SUNY Brockport.
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Megan ShonikerGreece Arcadia High SchoolPlayer
Section V's eighth-leading all-time scorer. Class AA state champion in 2004. She was the Monroe County league's all-time leading scorer when she graduated in 2007, before playing at Rhode Island.
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Demond StewartGreece Olympia High SchoolPlayer
Second-team all-state after scoring his 1,000th point during the 1995-96 season. Then it was on to a career with accolades at Niagara University and professionally.
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Mark StormHoneoye High SchoolCoach
His girls basketball teams won 405 games, including three Section V Championships. The 2006 Bulldogs went to the state Final Four. Member of the Section V girls basketball committee for 27 years.
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John "Chip" TatroPalmyra-Macedon High SchoolCoach
The Fairport resident, who now referees girls basketball, led four Section V championship boys teams. The last, in 2005, won a state title. There were three state Final Four appearances among 399 wins in 34 seasons.
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Merrick VolpeClyde-SavannahPlayer
The 13th-leading scorer in Section V girls basketball history with 2,136 points. A two-time Section V tournament MVP after leading the Golden Eagles to championships in 2004 and 2005.
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