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Troy girls earn berth in finals

Saturday, March 16, 2013
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— Kiana Patterson scored 22 points, and Troy overcame its turnover woes to beat Pittsford Mendon, 65-53, in a state basketball tourn­ament Class A semifinal game Friday at Hudson Valley Community College.

Troy outscored Pittsford Mendon in the middle quarters, 33-20, to gain the upper hand in its first state final-four appearance since the school’s title run in 1989.

Mary Pattison scored 14 points for the Flying Horses (19-5), Courtney Avery added 10 and Patterson sank four three-point baskets. Erin Lyons paced the Vikings (Section V, 21-2) with 19 points, and Lauren D’hont netted 17.

Troy balanced out its 24 turnovers by shooting just under 50 percent from the field (22-for-45) while connecting on 15 of 16 free throws, including Pattison’s 7-for-8 performance. Troy also held a 32-28 rebounding advantage, and collected five blocks and 14 steals at the defensive end.

Troy and Maine-Endwell (Section IV, 17-4) will play for the Class A championship tonight at 7. Dan­iella Dean and Becca Dewing scored 12 points apiece in Maine-Endwell’s 53-46 semifinal win over Harborfields (Section XI, 20-3).

Fort Edward (22-0) takes on Batavia Notre Dame (Section V, 21-2) in a Class D semifinal this morning at 10:45. The Flying Forts have never played this deep into a basketball season.

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Argyle senior Joey Lufkin scored 32 points to move into sixth place on the all-time Section II list, and the Scots rallied from an early def­icit to beat New York Mills, 67-60, in a state Class D semifinal game at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Lufkin upped his career points total to 2,119 and passed Jason Mathias (Galway, Amsterdam, 2,103) on the area chart. Lufkin went 9-for-12 from the line and topped the Scots with four assists.

Del Pryce had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Brock Liddle had 11 points as Argyle (23-0) earned a spot in today’s 5:30 title game opposite Martin Luther King (Section I, 14-8). Nick Comenale had 21 points for New York Mills (Section III, 20-4).

Martin Luther King beat University Prep (Section V, 19-4) behind Peter Hargrove’s 21 points and Dashawn Johnson’s 19 rebounds and five assists, 56-53.

Super sophomore Joel Wincowski nailed four threes and went 9-for-10 from the line was part of his 29-point showing in Lake George’s 68-61 Class C overtime win against Moravia.

Wincowski, who sank three free throws in the final seconds of overtime, led four double-digit scorers and also collected 13 rebounds, five assists and three steals as Lake George (23-2) moved into tonight’s 7:15 title game opposite Pine Plains (Section IX, 21-2).

Ethan Wincowski had 10 points and 14 rebounds for Lake George, and Connor McCoy’s 12 points included a buzzer-beating putback that forced the extra session. Dylan Powers netted 22 points for Mor­avia (Section IV, 21-3).

Pine Plains advanced with a 52-49 win over Silver Creek (Section VI, 23-1). Silver Creek and Argyle entered the tournament as the state’s only unbeaten boys’ teams.

Jordan Gleason drained six three-pointers and finished with 25 points and 10 rebounds in Watervliet’s 60-53 Class B semifinal win over Batavia.

Tyler McLeod had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Cannoneers (17-8), and freshman Ty’Jon Gilmore contributed 11 points, seven boards, four assists and four steals. Jalen Smith led Batavia (Section V, 20-4) with 21 points, which included six of the game’s 18 threes.

Watervliet and Babylon (Section XI, 22-3) will tangle for the title tonight at 9. Babylon beat Westhill (Section III, 20-3) earlier Friday, 67-57. Watervliet lost in last year’s state Class B final to Bishop Ludden.

Troy (20-3) will take on Bishop Kearney (Section V, 15-7) in a Class AA semifinal today at 2:15 in its state final four debut. Troy coach Rich Hurley has been there before, though, with two Bishop Maginn teams. His 2008 edition won the Class AA championship.

GIRLS

CLASS A

TROY 65, PITTSFORD MENDON 53

PITTSFORD MENDON

Julien 1-0-3, Case 1-2-5, Powers 2-3-7, Lyons 6-6-19, Valentine 1-0-2, D’hont 5-5-17. Totals: 16-16-53.

TROY

Pattison 3-7-14, Patterson 7-4-22, Hanlon 3-0-7, Avery 4-2-10, Knockwood 2-0-4, Williams 3-2-8. Totals: 22-15-65.

PM 12  7 13 21 — 53

Troy 13 15 18 19 — 65

Three-point goals: Julien, Case, Lyons, D’hont 2, Pattison, Patterson 4, Hanlon.

BOYS

CLASS D

ARGYLE 67, NEW YORK MILLS 60

NEW YORK MILLS

Ross 1-3-5, Suprenant 1-0-2, Kirilko 3-7-14, Nichols 1-1-3, Comenale 9-1-21, Kehri 2-1-5, Marriotti 0-2-2, Vennaro 2-2-6, Bruce 1-0-2. Totals: 20-17-60.

ARGYLE

Lufkin 10-9-32, Bristol 0-2-2, Liddle 4-1-11, Rosati 1-0-2, Schmaler 3-2-8, Pryce 4-4-12. Totals: 22-18-67.

NY Mills 12 20 21 14 — 67

Argyle 14 11 17 18 — 60

Three-point goals: Kirilko, Comenale 2, Lufkin 3, Liddle 2.

CLASS C

LAKE GEORGE 68, MORAVIA 61 (OT)

LAKE GEORGE

J. Wincowski 8-9-29, Zibro 3-5-11, McCoy 5-2-12, Rosenthal 2-0-6, E. Wincowski 5-0-10. Totals: 23-16-68.

MORAVIA

Walker 1-0-2, Benson 7-2-16, Powers 8-2-22, Denman 2-0-4, Lyon 4-0-11, Allen 2-0-6. Totals: 24-4-61.

Lake George 13 14 13 11 17 — 68

Moravia 11 16 12 12 10 — 61

Three-point goals: J. Wincowski 4, Rosenthal 2, Powers 4, Lyon 3, Allen 2.

CLASS B

WATERVLIET 60, BATAVIA 53

BATAVIA

Smith 7-1-21, Powell 2-0-6, Fagan 0-0-0, Etienne 5-2-12, Washington 5-4-14. Totals: 19-7-53.

WATERVLIET

Gleason 8-3-25, Gilmore 4-1-11, McLeod 7-2-18, Ray 2-2-6, Parker 0-0-0. Totals: 21-8-60.

Batavia  8 16 18 11 — 53

Watervliet 12 16 21 11 — 60

Three-point goals: Smith 6, Powell 2, Gleason 6, Gilmore 2, McLeod 2.

 
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