Going one-and-done in last year's Section III boys basketball tournament — as a No. 1 seed, no less — did not sit too well with Notre Dame High School's Jugglers.

Oh yeah, and it just happened to be Tri Valley League rival Whitesboro — a team they had beaten twice — that ended their season with a 63-61 upset in the Class A quarterfinals.

"I think how last year ended has motivated the boys," Notre Dame coach Ryan Goux said Wednesday, after learning that his Jugglers — for the second straight year — are the No. 1 seed in the Class A tournament.

Notre Dame (17-3), the area's only top-seeded boys team, hosts East Syracuse-Minoa or Carthage in a quarterfinal game Tuesday night, and a win could lead to a playoff rematch with fifth-seeded Whitesboro (14-6) — this time, in a Class A semifinal game at a neutral site. The Warriors travel to Indian River (16-4) for their quarterfinal round game.

Notre Dame, ranked No. 18 in the state, has lost to two Class AA teams — Bishop Ludden outlasted the Jugglers 98-81 in overtime and Rome Free Academy beat Notre Dame twice, 86-78 and 95-91 in double-overtime.

Five of Whitesboro's losses were to state-ranked teams — Notre Dame beat the Warriors twice and Whitesboro also lost to TVL rivals RFA and Vernon-Verona-Sherrill and defending Class D state champion Moriah, still unbeaten and ranked No. 1 in the state. Whitesboro, however, did avenge that loss to RFA, the Warriors getting 29 points from junior Tommy Morreale and rallying from a 20-point deficit to win 76-73 — ending the Romans' 16-game winning streak.

"You couldn't ask for a better scenario," Goux said. "You've got (defending Class A champion) Jamesville-DeWitt, Bishop Grimes and Fowler battling it out in the other half of the bracket, and with Whitesboro on our side, that makes for a good storyline. ... We might get to face our demons."

Notre Dame enters the postseason with the same starting five as last year — seniors Dante Griffin (15.4 ppg, 29 3s) and Nick Courto (8.7 ppg) and juniors Jaylen Warmack (16.2 ppg, 21 3s), Treijen Garrett (14.2 ppg, 40 3s) and Derek Lindsay (6.5 ppg).

Unbeaten Liverpool (AA), defending champion Westhill (B), Weedsport (C) and Lyme (D) are the other No. 1 seeds in the boys tournament. RFA (17-3), the No. 2 seed in Class AA, hosts Corcoran or Nottingham in next Tuesday's quarterfinals.

In Class B, Vernon-Verona-Sherrill is the No. 2 seed and Holland Patent is the No. 4 seed. In Class C, two-time defending champion Cooperstown is seeded second, West Canada Valley is third, and Westmoreland is fourth.

Top-seeded Lyme, No. 5 in the Class D state rankings, is 19-1 and has won 18 straight games. State-ranked No. 20 Oriskany (18-2) is seeded second and defending section champion Madison (17-3), ranked No. 12 in the state, is seeded third.

The boys and girls semifinals will be held at neutral sites, and the Section III championships will be played at the Carrier Dome.

Cicero-North Syracuse (AA), Jamesville-DeWitt (A), Bishop Ludden (B), Thousand Islands (C) and 18-0 Brookfield (D) are the No. 1 seeds in the girls tournament.

Two local teams are seeded second — unbeaten Adirondack (16-0) in Class B and Little Falls (16-4) in Class C. Center State Conference Division I champion Adirondack's Wildcats won their first league title since 2012.

TVL Colonial Division champion New Hartford (14-6) is the No. 3 seed in Class A, and the Spartans host archrival Whitesboro (11-9) in Tuesday's quarterfinals.

In Class B, TVL Pioneer Division powerhouse Oneida (17-3), whose Indians won their first league title in 10 years, is the fourth seeded and TVL rival Notre Dame (17-3) is seeded sixth.

In Class C, CSC Division III champion Cooperstown (14-5) — led by 1,000-point scorer Julie Ford — is seeded sixth.

Waterville (16-4) is seeded third in Class D and the Indians, led by 1,000-point scorer Sophie Wittenbeck, host Watertown's Immaculate Heart Central in a first-round game Friday.