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Cannoneers state basketball champs in OT

Sunday, March 17, 2013
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Watervliet players celebrate a 72-60 overtime victory against Babylon in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys' Basketball Championships Class B final.
Watervliet players celebrate a 72-60 overtime victory against Babylon in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Boys' Basketball Championships Class B final.

— Jordan Gleason scored seven points in overtime, and Watervliet finally latched onto that elusive second state boys’ basketball championship with a 72-60 Class B win over Babylon Saturday night at the Glens Falls Civic Center.

Gleason sank four free throws early in overtime and the senior guard’s three-point play all but sealed the Cannoneers’ first title-game victory since 1991, making it 68-59. Shane Ray had five of his six points in the 16-4 overtime run.

Gleason had 21 points, 14 rebounds and two steals in earning the Most Valuable Player award. All-tourney pick Tyler McLeod had 21 points and 11 rebounds, and Henassy McConico notched 16 points for the state’s No. 1-ranked team.

McLeod tied the game at 56-56 in the fourth quarter, but twice missed from close range in the final seconds. Watervliet never trailed in overtime after Gleason started it with a pair from the line.

Watervliet (18-8) lost to Bishop Ludden by a point in last year’s Class B final, and bowed to Sidney in the Class C final back in 1998.

Fernando Vazquez paced Babylon (Section XI, 22-4) with 27 points, and Raymond Wardwell had 18 points and 10 rebounds. Babylon trailed at the half, 35-19, and went on a 21-11 third-quarter run to get back in it.

lAKE GEORgE,

argyle win titles

Joel Wincowski knocked down seven three-point baskets, the sophomore’s last heave kick-starting a game-deciding, fourth-quarter run as Lake George defeated Pine Plains, 55-45, to secure the state Class C championship.

Wincowski finished with 33 points, six steals and four assists, and earned the Most Valuable Player award. His seven threes Saturday, and 11 for the tournament, set Class C one-game and two-game records. His 62 two-game points rank No. 2 on the Class C record list.

With the game tied at 40-40, Wincowski hit a three to begin a 15-5 spurt that clinched the first state title for Lake George (24-2). Wincowski scored on a drive, a jumper and two free throws to help the Warriors knock off the state’s No. 1-ranked team.

All-tournament pick Ethan Wincowski had seven points and six rebounds, and Greg Rosenthal had seven points, five rebounds and two of the Warriors’ 12 steals. Justin Cooper led Pine Plains (Section IX, 21-3) with 18 points, Zach Lydon netted 12, and Tyler Lydon had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Joey Lufkin collected 27 points, six assists and six rebounds, and Argyle became Section II’s first Class D state champion with a 58-33 victory over Martin Luther King.

Argyle (24-0) held a 37-27 rebounding advantage, shot over 50 percent from the field (24-for-46), and sealed the contest with a 14-1 third-quarter run. The Scots had lost in the state Class D final in 1991 and 1979.

Brock Liddle had 16 points and six rebounds for the state’s

No. 1-ranked team, Riley Schmaler added eight points and all-tournament team selection Del Pryce took down 11 rebounds to go with five points. Lufkin, the Class D MVP, ended his career with 2,146 points for the sixth-highest total in Section II history.

Rajien Griffin scored 15 points and Jermaine Shaw had nine for Martin Luther King (Section I, 14-9).

Saturday’s success gave Section II three boys’ state titles for the first time in the same year. Section II had won titles two in the same year only once, back in 1978, when Niskayuna (AA) and Schuylerville (B) prevailed.

troy out in semis

Antwoine Anderson scored six of his 25 points in overtime including a slam dunk to finish off Bishop Kearney’s 65-58 Class AA semifinal win over Troy (20-4).

Javion Ogunyemi’s hook shot pulled Troy into a 55-55 tie early in the extra session before Alvin English and Anderson dropped in layups for Bishop Kearney (Section V, 16-7), and Anderson added two free throws.

Ogunyemi had 24 points and 10 rebounds in Troy’s first state semifinal, Dyaire Holt scored 11 points, and Jerrell Reed netted 16 with with four threes.

Troy led at the half, 37-28, and Bishop Kearney answered with an 18-8 third-quarter run. Anderson’s steal and layup tied the game at 53, and neither team scored in the final two minutes of regulation.

Thomas Bryant had 21 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for Bishop Kearney. The 6-foot-9 sophomore started the overtime with a layup and two free throws.

Girls

troy state champ

TROY — Mary Pattison and Kiana Patterson combined for 21 points, and Troy captured its second state championship, but first in well over two decades, with a 46-30 Class A triumph over Maine-Endwell at Hudson Valley Community College.

The Flying Horses extended a one-point lead with an 11-2 second-quarter run, and were never headed afterward in their first title-game win since 1989. The last Big 10 school to claim a girls’ state banner was Catholic Central (Class A) in 2002.

Pattison scored 11 points and picked up three of Troy’s 12 steals, Patterson had 10 points, and Krystyn Knockwood contributed nine points and a team-high seven rebounds. Troy (20-5) was up at the half, 23-12, and extended its advantage to 38-22 with a quarter left in what would be its second double-digit win in as many days and third in the state tournament.

Julie Yacovoni led Maine-Endwell (Section IV, 17-5) with eight points.

forts ousted

Riley Norton scored 22 points, and Notre Dame of Batavia threw a defensive blanket over Fort Edward in a 49-35 Class D semifinal win over the state’s No. 1-ranked team.

Norton nailed four three-pointers and went 6-for-6 from the line, and Notre Dame (Section V, 22-2) held first-time final four participant Fort Edward (22-1) to single digits in three of the four quarters. Notre Dame closed the contest with a 13-4 fourth-quarter run.

Sam Godfrey and Taylor Boucher led the Flying Forts with nine and eight points, respectively.

BOYS

CLASS B

Championship

WATERVLIET 72, BABYLON 60 (OT)

BABYLON

Zamet 0-2-2, Carlock 4-1-9, Vazquez 8-8-27, Wardwell 7-4-18, Laing 2-0-4. Totals: 21-15-60.

WATERVLIET

Gleason 7-5-21, Gilmore 2-1-5, Dockstader 1-0-3, McLeod 7-7-21, Ray 2-2-6, McConico 6-2-16. Totals: 25-17-72.

Babylon 10  9 21 16  4 — 60

Watervliet 13 22 11 10 16 — 72

Three-point goals: Vazquez 3, Gleason 2, Dockstader, McConico 2.

CLASS C

Championship

LAKE GEORGE 55, PINE PLAINS 45

PINE PLAINS

Cooper 6-5-18, T. Lydon 3-5-11, Evans 1-0-2, Z. Lydon 5-2-12, Miller 0-0-0. Totals: 16-12-45.

LAKE GEORGE

J. Wincowski 11-4-33, Zibro 2-0-4, McCoy 2-0-4, Rosenthal 2-2-7, E. Wincowski 3-0-7. Totals: 20-6-55.

Pine Plains 9 13 12 11 — 45

Lake George 8 14 13 20 — 55

Three-point goals: Cooper, J. Wincowski 7, Rosenthal, E. Wincowski.

CLASS D

Championship

ARGYLE 58, MARTIN LUTHER KING 33

MARTIN LUTHER KING

Hargrove 1-2-4, Griffin 6-1-15, anchez 1-1-3, Shaw 4-1-9, Cruz 1-0-2. Totals: 13-5-33.

ARGYLE

Lufkin 11-2-27, Liddle 6-1-16, Rosati 1-0-2, Schmaler 4-0-8, Pryce 2-1-5. Totals: 24-4-58.

MLK  7 16  1  9 — 33

Argyle 12 13 14 19 — 58

Three-point goals: Griffin 2, Lufkin 3, Liddle 3.

CLASS AA

Semifinal

BISHOP KEARNEY 65, TROY 58 (OT)

TROY

Nelson 2-0-4, Radz 1-0-2, Ogunyemi 6-12-24, Holt 4-2-11, Reid 6-0-16, Testo 0-1-1. Totals: 19-15-58.

BISHOP KEARNEY

Anderson 10-4-25, Smith 2-0-4, Bryant 6-7-21, English 4-1-9, Obokoh 2-0-4, Ogide 1-0-2. Totals: 25-12-65.

Troy 21 16  8 8  5 — 58

Bishop Kearney 19  9 18 7 12 — 65

Three-point goals: Holt, Reid 4, Anderson, Bryant 2.

GIRLS

CLASS A

Championship

TROY 46, MAINE-ENDWELL 30

MAINE-ENDWELL

V. Dean 2-2-7, D. Dean 3-1-7, Bosch 1-0-2, Yacovoni 2-4-8, Makis 0-2-2, Deweing 1-0-3, Kerila 0-1-1. Totals: 9-10-30.

TROY

Driscoll 1-2-4, Pattison 4-3-11, Patterson 4-0-10, Hanlon 3-0-6, Avery 1-0-3, Knockwood 3-3-9, Williams 1-1-3. Totals: 17-9-46.

Maine-Endwell 10  2 10 8 — 30

Troy 12 11 15 8 — 46

Three-point goals: V. Dean, Dewing, Patterson 2, Avery.

CLASS D

Semifinal

BATAVIA NOTRE DAME 49, FORT EDWARD 35

NOTRE DAME

Call 2-4-8, Taylor 2-0-4, McCracken 1-4-6, Mancuso 1-0-3, Francis 2-1-6, R. Norton 6-6-22. Totals: 14-15-49.

FORT EDWARD

B. Sardina 2-0-4, A. Godfrey 1-0-2, K. Sardina 1-0-2, Godfrey 3-3-9, Boucher 3-0-8, Thomas 2-1-5, Hendricks 2-1-5. Totals: 14-5-35.

Notre Dame 10 13 13 13 — 49

Fort Edward  9  7 15  4 — 35

Three-point goals: Mancuso, Francis, R. Norton 4, Boucher 2.

 
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