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Ticonderoga routed Seton Catholic, 56-34, to win the Section VII Class C girls basketball tournament championship March 6 at SUNY-Plattsburgh.

The Sentinels raced to a big lead and coasted to the title and a berth in the state tournament.

Ti led 9-2 after a few minutes and stretched its advantage to 29-13 by halftime. It then opened the second half with a 12-2 run to take a commanding 41-15 lead.

Sam Diehl scored 26 points, hitting five three-pointers, to pace the locals.

Julie Thompson scored 10 points for the Sentinels.

Jamie Patchett added eight points, all in the first half as Ti built its lead, and Carly Tubbs tallied six for Ticonderoga.

Ti and Seton had split a pair f close games during the regular season.

Westport wins title

Westport claimed the Section VII Class D girls basketball tournament title with a 39-30 win against Willsboro March 6 at SUNY-Plattsburgh.

The game was close most of the way. A 16-10 run by Westport in the final minutes secured the win.

The championship win was a family affair for Westport Coach Hokey McKinley.

Willa McKinley scored 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds while Martha McKinley added nine points and nine boards for the winners.

Indian/Long Lake ousted

Indian Lake/Long Lake was eliminated from the Section VII Class D girls basketball tournament, losing to Willsboro, 44-39, in the semifinals March 3.

The Orange led early, fell behind and rallied late - to no avail.

Indian Lake/Long Lake, the No. 5 seed, scored the first three points and led 7-4 after one period.

Willsboro answered with a 19-6 run to close the half and take the lead.

Trailing by eight points in the final period, the Orange ended the game with a furious rally but ran out of time.

Allison Pine scored a game-high 16 points and Carli Reynolds 11 points for Indian Lake/Long Lake.

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