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Lake George trumps tradition as team advanced in Sectionals

Rebounds were also important, player Matt McGowan said.

"We were rebounding well tonight - on both offense and defense, but particularly on transition," he said. "We were moving the ball up the floor and catching the Cambridge players off-guard."

The rebounding in the second quarter was crucial, with the Warriors commanding a 10-4 advantage.

Warrior rebound record-holder Jake Nelson was nearly always in the mix, grabbing loose balls with ferocity.

Nothing seemed to stand in the way of his goal to win the game, flying through the air to retrieve loose basketballs, timing his jumps with precision so he could grab rebounds.

During the night, he passed the 700-rebound mark for his career.

For the night, Miller grabbed 14 rebounds, Nelson took 13, and Matt McGowan tallied 9.

Cambridge's Kyle Parmenter was by far the high scorer for the game - which is a testimony to the depth of the Warrior offense.

Nathaniel Miller scored two three-pointers, which he routinely sank at critical points in the game.

He mixed up layups with jumpers and outside shots, keeping the Cambridge defense off-rhythm.

In the Voorheesville game, he sank three three-pointers, confirming that even if opponents are successful in keeping him away from the basket, he'll score points anyway.

Miller said his offensive versatility was due to his many hours of practice since he was 9 with his father. For three hours or more a day, Nathaniel said, he'd practice with his father Tom Miller at the local elementary school or the Glens Falls YMCA, shooting from all over the court and working on post moves.

"I always wanted to be as good as or better than my brother," Nathaniel said.

His brother, Josh Miller, graduated in 2001 as the school's third-highest scorer on record.

The fancy stuff came from watching street ball and analyzing Kobe Bryant's moves, Nathaniel said.

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