Boys Class C basketball

Ticonderoga won the Section VII Class C boys basketball tournament with a 58-29 win against Seton Catholic March 6 in Plattsburgh.

The victory gives Ti a 7-12 record and a berth in the state tournament. The Sentinels will play the winner of the Section II-X game today at SUNY-Potsdam.

Ti had little trouble with the 1-17 Knights. Both teams had byes into the championship game since they're the only Class C boys teams in the section. Northern Adirondack stopped play midway through the season.

The Sentinels held a 27-17 lead at the half, but closed the game on a 31-12 run.

The Sentinels forced 11 Seton turnovers in the second half and played rugged man-to-man defense. Only one Seton player - Jang Bin Park - scored in the second half until the game's final minute.

Nick Mars scored 19 points to lead the locals, who lost last year's section title game to Seton. Mars scored the first seven points of the final period to erase any Seton comeback hopes.

The victory was sweet revenge for Ticonderoga, which won the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Division II championship a year ago but was upset in the section championship game by Seton Catholic.

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