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NYS FINAL FOUR
At Glens Falls Civic Center
Sunday, March 18
Class A championship: Harborfields 67, Tappan Zee 58
Harborfields scored the game's final seven points behind MVP Lucas Woodhouse, who had 15 points, 10 assists and four rebounds. Pat Peterson had 20 points, including four 3-pointers, for teh Dutchmen. Joe Letizia added 14 points and five assists, and Billy O'Shea added 10 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. Tappan Zee finishes the season 25-1. Harborfields shot 74-percent from the field and made 8 of 15 from 3-point range.
Class AA championship: Mount Vernon 61, Aquinas 57
Isaiah Cousins had 22 points, nine rebounds, five steals and four assists as the Knights repeated as NYS champions and captured their 10th in school history. Jarrel Marshall had 13 points and six rebounds and Qwadere Lovell had 10 points in the victory.
Saturday, March 17
Class A semifinal: Tappan Zee 55, Jamesville-DeWitt 46
Undefeated Tappan Zee (25-0) pulled off the upset of the year in Saturday's NYS Class A semifinal at the Glens Falls Civic Center. The Dutchmen downed four-time defending NYS Class A champ Jamesville-DeWitt (21-3), 55-46, to advance to Sunday's championship game against Long Island champ Harborfields (22-2). The two will square off at 1:30 p.m. at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Senior sharpshooter Pat Peterson turned in a once-in-a-lifetime performance for Tappan Zee, burying 29 of his game-high 31 points in the second half. He also became Tappan Zee's all-time leading scorer in the process. The Dutchmen, who trailed 20-15 at the half, outscored Jamesville-DeWitt 40-26 over the final two quarters to seal the upset.
Class AA semifinal: Mount Vernon 68, CBA-Albany 42
Randy Stephens scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Mount Vernon outscored CBA 30-12 in the fourth quarter to blow the game open. The defending Class AA Federation champs advanced to the Sunday's state final against Aquinas at 2:45 p.m. Jarrel Marshall had 18 points and eight rebounds, and Qwadere Lovell had 11 points for Mount Vernon. Isaiah Cousins had six points, seven assists and four rebounds for the Knights (21-2), who forced 23 turnovers in the win.
Class D championship: Sackets Harbor 49, Madrid-Wallington 35
Class C championship: Tuckahoe 77, OTC Middle College 66
Sky Williams had a game-high 37 points and eight rebounds as the Tigers captured their first state basketball championship since 1981. Williams had 16 of his points in the fourth quarter.
Class B championship: Bishop Ludden 47, Watervilet 46
Friday, March 16
Class C semifinal: Tuckahoe 80, Mechanicville 73
Sky Williams scored 17 of his 28 points in the second half as the Tigers earned a spot in Saturday's title game. Unbeaten Tuckahoe will face OTC Middle College for the state championship at 7:15 p.n.
Class D semifinal: Madrid-Waddington 67, Livingston Manor 55
Class B semifinal: Watervilet 48, Burke Catholic 47
At Hudson Valley Community College, Troy
Saturday, March 17
Class D semifinal: Argyle 53, Livingston Manor 26
Class C semifinal: Hoosic Valley 37, Coleman Catholic 32
Class B championship: Irvington 69, South Jefferson 42
Brittni Lai had 25 points on 10 of 11 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds to earn MVP honors and deliver Irvington its third straight Class B state championship. Marley Giddins had 18 points, six rebounds, four blocks and three steals, and Lexi Martins had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Class A championship: Averill Park vs. East, 7 p.m.
Class AA championship: Cicero-North Syracuse vs. Penfield, 8:45 p.m.
Friday, March 16
Class B semifinal: Irvington 64, Saranac Central 31
Irvington scored the first 21 points of the game and blew past the Section 7 champion in a Class B semifinal matchup. Lexi Martins had 17 points, 14 rebounds, four steals and three blocks, and Marley Giddins and Brittni Lai each had 14 points in the victory. Giddins shot 7 for 12 from the floor and grabbed eight rebounds. Lai had seven rebounds. Irvington, the two-time defending Class B state champ, will take on South Jefferson in the title game on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Class A semifinal: Averill Park 55, Pearl River 48
Pearl River couldn't overcome a rough shooting day and stingy defense from Averill Park and dropped a tough loss in the Class A state semifinal. Down 51-48 with less than 30 seconds left, Allison Cook and Christa Scognamiglio couldn't get a pair of 3-pointers to fall. Pearl River shot 3-for-20 from behind the arc in the loss. Fairfield-bound Christa Scognamiglio scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Pearl River. Missy Scognamiglio added 13 points and six rebounds. Pearl River took the lead in the third quarter for the first time in the game, but Averill Park finished the quarter on a 10-2 run to take a five-point lead. The two battle-tested squads traded the lead four times late in the fourth quarter, but Averill Park hit its free throws down the stretch to hang on. Averill Park will play in its third consecutive state championship game against East High from Rochester.
Cicero-North Syracuse 79, Ossining 51
Ossining (23-1) suffered its first lost of the season as Section 3 powerhouse Cicero-North Syracuse (20-3) jumped out to a commanding 38-17 first-quarter lead. UConn-bound senior superstar Breanna Stewart paced the Northstars with 42 points, 29 rebounds, four assists and two blocks. Junior standout Saniya Chong led Ossining with 21 points, four rebounds and four assists. As a team, the Pride went 6-of-29 on 3-pointers. Cicero-North Syracuse will square off against Section 5's Penfield in the state finals tomorrow evening at 8:45 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy.