Hudson Valley

Live updates: NYS basketball final four

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Thu, Feb 28, 2013 4:16 PM

Updated Sun, Mar 17, 2013 6:08 PM
Live updates: NYS basketball final four
Photo by Lonnie Webb

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New York State Basketball Tournament Schedule



At Glens Falls Civic Center

Sunday, March 17
Class A championship

Buffalo McKinley 76, Burke Catholic 73 (OT)

Class AA championship

Bishop Kearney 45, New Rochelle 39

New Rochelle's incredible run through the section and state tournament came to an end in the state championship game. As usual, Joe Clarke put the Huguenots on his back scoring 26 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, but it wasn't enough against the uber-tall and ultra-talented Kings.

6-foot-9 sophomore Thomas Bryant won the MVP with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and four blocks. 6-foot-10 Syracuse-bound center Chinoso Obokoh added 13 rebounds and eight blocks.

Saturday, March 16
Class A semifinal

Burke Catholic 68, Amityville 50

Michael Coffey scored 21 points and Jack Dwyer added 18 points and six assists to lead Burke Catholic to a convincing victory in the Class A state semifinals over Long Island-power Amityville. The Eagles led wire to wire and the Warriors were never really in the game. Pat Joyner chipped in with 12 for the Eagles. Stan Buczek had 8 points and 10 rebounds in the win.

Amityville was led by Andy Laurent's 11 points, and Kavione Green added 10 points and nine boards for the Warriors. Zach Tannis had six blocks.

Burke Catholic will face the winner of Buffalo McKinley and Bishop Ludden in the state championship game on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

Class AA semifinal

New Rochelle 60, Northport 46

Joe Clarke posted a near triple-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 steals in another victory for the Huguenots. After a 9-9 regular season, New Rochelle has rattled off seven straight wins and is just one more victory away from a state championship.

Khalil Edney scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds, Terrance Holden added 9 points, and Derek Dorn and Sean Fener each added 7 points in the win.

New Rochelle will face Bishop Kearney of Rochester in the state championship game on Sunday at 3:15 p.m.

Class D championship

Argyle 58, MLK 33

Rajien Griffin scored 15 points for MLK but the Tigers couldn't overcome the unbeaten and number one state ranked Argyle Scots. Jermaine Shaw had nine points and five rebounds. Dashawn Johnson had four points and nine boards in the loss.

Joey Lufkin had 27 points, six rebounds, and six assists to lead Argyle.

Class C championship

Lake George 55, Pine Plains 45

Lake George scored 15 of the final 20 points of the game to pull away from Pine Plains in the Class C title game. Sophomore guard Joel Winkowski put the Warriors on his back and scored 33 points, grabbed six rebounds, and had five steals. He also added four assists.

Justin Cooper scored 18 points all in the first half to lead Pine Plains. Tyler Lydon finished with 11 points and nine rebounds and Zach Lydon added 10 points for the Bombers. Pine Plains shot just 1-for-13 from behind the arc. Lake George was 9-for-26 including 7 of 16 by WInkowski.

The state title is Lake George's first. Along with Class D champion, Argyle, won state titles from the same basketball league for the first time in state history.

Friday, March 15
Class D semifinal

Martin Luther King 56, University Prep 53

MLK came from nine points down in the second half during an 18-2 run and led by 14 points with just five minutes left before hanging on to win in the final minute. 

Peter Hargrove scored 17 points in the second half to lead MLK to the Class D final. He finished with 21 points and six rebounds. Jermaine Shaw added 13 points and Rajien Griffin chipped in with 11 points and six assists.

Dashawn Johnson added 7 points, 19 rebounds, and five assists in the victory.

MLK will face Argyle on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. in the Class D state championship game.

Class C semifinal

Pine Plains 52, Silver Creek 49

The Bombers closed the game out on an 11-1 run to secure a comeback victory in the Class C state semifinals. Pine Plains led 29-22 at the half, but Silver Creek, which was previously unbeaten, roared back in the third quarter to take an 8-point lead. 

Pine Plains finished Silver Creek off at the free throw line late in the fourth quarter for the victory after a big steal by Tyler Lydon.

Justin Cooper led Pine Plains with 18 points and 13 rebounds. He was 9-of-15 from the line. Tyler Lydon had 10 points, 16 rebounds, and five steals. Zach Lydon added 10 points and eight rebounds, and Adam Miller had 10 points and nine rebounds.

Steve Marcey led Silver Creek with 18 points. 


At Hudson Valley Community College, Troy

Saturday, March 16

Class C semifinal

Harpursville 61, Alexander Hamilton 53

Tiffany Corselli scored 34 points to lead Hamilton, but the Red Raiders couldn't overcome a significant rebounding disadvantage in the game. 

Jasmine Robison added 15 points and three steals for Hamilton, who achieved great things in the state tournament despite missing superstar Maia Hood who tore her ACL near the end of the regular season.

Class B championship

Irvington 78, Waterloo 40

Senior Ryan McMahon scored a career-high 26 points to lead Irvington in a rout for its fourth straight state championship. Star forward Lexi Martins finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds, and six blocks in the win. Point guard Brittni Lai took home MVP honors with 18 points, nine steals, and seven assists.

Irvington will play for the federation championship on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Class AA championship

Ossining 86, Gates-Chili 69

Saniya Chong scored 34 points to lead Ossining to its first-ever state championship. Jalay Knowles posted another double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds and eighth-grader Andra Espinosa-Hunter also scored 14 points in the victory.

Chong also broke the single-season NYS scoring record with a spectacular play in the third quarter. She currently has 901 points this season and 2,962 points for her career.

Ossining will play for the Federation championship against the winner of Murray Bergtaum (PSAL) and Bishop Ford (CHSAA) on Saturday at 6:45 p.m.

Friday, March 15

Class B semifinals

Irvington 55, Oneonta 53

Irvington hit 5-of-10 free throws in the final forty seconds and survived a comeback from Oneonta to advance to its fourth straight Class B state championship game. 

Oneonta had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds but a pair of layups rolled off the rim to give Irvington the victory. 

Lexi Martins finished with 18 points and more than 20 rebounds. Brittni Lai finished with 20 points to lead Irvington despite fouling out with two minutes to go. Irvington led by six at the time, but Oneonta hit a pair of 3-pointers to tie the game. Oneonta hit 7-of-9 from behind the arc in the second half. Mariah Ruff led all scorers with 26.

Irvington will face Waterloo in the state title game tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Class AA semifinals

Ossining 66, Sachem East 58

Saniya Chong shook off a slow start and scored 14 of her 27 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Pride into the state title game. Chong, a senior headed to UConn, had eight rebounds, six assists and seven steals for Ossining, which will play Gates Chili in the final at 8:45 p.m. on Saturday night. Jalay Knowles had 14 points in the win.

New York State Federation Tournament

Friday, March 22-Sunday, March 24

At Times-Union Center, Albany


Regional finals

Friday, March 8

Class D boys

Martin Luther King 44, Bridgehampton 42

Class B girls

Irvington 62, Southampton 41


Saturday, March 9

Class A boys

Burke Catholic 78, Maine-Endwell 68

Class B boys

Babylon 56, Marlboro 49 (OT)

Class C boys

Pine Plains 44, Stony Brook 39

Class A girls

Maine-Endwell 62, Wallkill 58

Class C girls

Hamilton 59, Friends Academy 25


Sunday, March 10

Class AA boys

New Rochelle 63, Kingston 60

Class AA girls

Ossining 79, Monroe-Woodbury 50


Regional semifinals

Tuesday, March 5

Class AA boys

New Rochelle 67, Binghamton 48

Class B boys

Marlboro 46, Lourdes 44 (OT)

Class C boys

Pine Plains 63, Palisade Prep 40

Class AA girls

Ossining 69, Horseheads 49

Class A girls

Wallkill 64, Peekskill 62

Class B girls

Irvington 86, Coleman Catholic 49


Wednesday, March 6

Class A boys

Burke Catholic 67, Poughkeepsie 58

Class C girls

Hamilton 27, Tuxedo 14