Peppino’s Invitational Boys Basketball Showcase Returns to OCC this Friday and Saturday

Syracuse, N.Y. – The 15th annual Peppino’s Invitational tips off November 30th and December 1st at Onondaga Community College. A total of 16 games will be played inside the SRC Arena and Event Center on either the SRC Arena court or the floor of the Allyn Hall Gym.

The owner of Peppino’s Restaurant & Catering Company, John Vigliotti is a long-time supporter of local high school athletics. For over forty years, Peppino’s has proudly served the people of Central New York. Vigliotti has supported this huge showcase for local high school basketball for over 13 years.

The showcase has come to signal the start of the season for high school boys basketball. Each year the selection committee attempts to put together high-quality match-ups fans want to see which includes many of the best teams and players from Section III and upstate New York. Admission for the 2018 Peppino’s Invitational is $5 per day and is good for the entire day. The schedule is listed below.

Friday November 30, 2018

Allyn Hall Gym
4:30                              Jamesville-Dewitt JV     vs.        Auburn JV
6:00                              Jamesville-Dewitt          vs.        Auburn
7:30                              Liverpool                      vs.        Niagara Falls (Section VI)


SRC Arena
5:00                              PSLA at Fowler             vs.        East Syracuse Minoa
6:30                              Henninger                     vs.        Saratoga (Section II)
8:00                              Bishop Grimes              vs.        Baldwinsville


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Allyn Hall Gym
12:00                            Onondaga CC Women               vs.        North Country CC Women
2:00                              Christian Brothers Academy       vs.        Fayetteville-Manlius
3:45                              Saratoga (Section II)                  vs.        Nottingham
5:45                              Westhill                                     vs.        Canton (Section X)
7:30                              Bishop Ludden                          vs.        Cicero North Syracuse


SRC Arena
12:00                            Onondaga CC Men                    vs.        North Country CC Men
2:30                              Central Square                          vs.        Syracuse Academy of Science
4:15                              Niagara Falls (Section VI)          vs.        Henninger
6:15                              Corcoran                                   vs.        Rome Free Academy
8:00                              West Genesee                           vs.        Utica-Proctor

More information is available by contacting OCC Men’s Basketball coach Erik Saroney at