Albany Academy boys’ basketball falls just short in Federation championship game

A basketball player with the ball against a defender

Albany Academy's Bobby Chandler handles the ball against Tappan Zee in the Cadets' win in Federation Class A semifinals at Guilderland High on Saturday. Academy lost to Monsignor Farrell in the title game on Sunday.

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GUILDERLAND CENTER — The Albany Academy boys’ basketball team played catchup all afternoon on Sunday and never quite got there, losing 55-51 to Monsignor Farrell in the championship game of the Federation Tournament of Champions at Guilderland High School.

The Cadets (15-7) got within two points of the Lions with 14 seconds left, but Monsignor Farrell (23-6) was able to close out the victory with two free throws with 10 seconds left.

Monsignor Farrell led at halftime 27-24 and extended it to 41-34 through three quarters.

Albany Academy, representing the Association of Independent Schools, reached the championship game with a 59-55 victory over NYSPHSAA champ Tappan Zee on Saturday.

The Cadets were seeking their fifth Federation championship.

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