High schools: Albany Academy boys’ basketball wins Federation semifinal

Basketball player moves past opponent in game

Albany Academy's Bobby Chandler handles the ball against Tappan Zee at Guilderland High School Saturday, March 25, 2023.

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Bobby Chandler led the way with 15 points, helping Albany Academy boys’ basketball pick up a 59-55 win over Tappan Zee on Saturday in the Class A semifinals of the NYS Federation Tournament of Champions at Guilderland High School.

Gianni DiCerbo and Cyrus Matia added 11 points apiece for the Cadets, who entered the tournament as the Association of Independent Schools representative. Arthur Foster chipped in nine points and Elijah Godbolt scored eight to help Albany Academy take down NYSPHSAA Class A champion Tappan Zee.

Albany Academy will face CHSAA champion Monsignor Farrell in the Class A Federation championship game on Sunday at noon at Guilderland. Monsignor Farrell defeated PSAL champion Transit Tech 55-47 in Saturday’s other Class A boys’ semifinal.

Albany Academy has captured four previous Federation titles, the most recent coming in 2019, the last year the event was held. Those championships were won under the guidance of head coach Brian Fruscio, who departed following the 2022 season to become the boys’ basketball head coach at Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut. Jim Driggs took over the program this season.

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