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Ticonderoga to play for championship

Moriah falls in semifinals

Michael Graney scored 14 points to help Ticonderoga reach the Section VII Class C boys basketball tournament championship game.

Michael Graney scored 14 points to help Ticonderoga reach the Section VII Class C boys basketball tournament championship game. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

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Ti reaches final

Ticonderoga will play for the Section VII Class C boys basketball tournament championship. The Sentinels advanced to the title game with a 55-32 dismantling of Lake Placid in the semifinal round Feb. 28.

Ti, the top seed with a 9-8 record, will face Seton Catholic for the championship at 1:45 p.m. March 3 at the SUNY-Plattsburgh fieldhouse. It will be the seventh straight year Ti has played Seton for the section crown.

Seton, 7-12 on the season, edged Moriah, 55-54, to advance.

Ticonderoga never trailed against Lake Placid, running to a 12-3 lead and extending its advantage to 26-12 at the intermission.

Michael Graney and Nate Lenhart led Ticonderoga with 14 points each. Joe Gonyeau added eight.

Nine players scored for Ticonderoga, which used its bench liberally in the second half.

Moriah eliminated

Moriah dropped a heartbreaker to Seton Catholic, 55-54, in Section VII Class C boys

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Landon Cross scored 17 points, but Moriah's season ended with a 55-54 loss to Seton Catholic.

basketball tournament semifinal action Feb. 28.

Trailing by as many as 12 points in the second half, Moriah rallied to lead late in the game and had a chance to win at buzzer before coming up short.

Seton Catholic held a four-point lead at the intermission, but started the second half with a 15-7 run to grab a 45-33 advantage.

Moriah rallied in the final quarter, holding Seton scoreless for four minutes. A Landon Cross bucket gave the Vikings a 48-47 lead with 3:28 remaining in the game.

Seton came back for a 55-52 lead before Carlo Calabrese tallied for Moriah to make it a one-point game, 55-54.

The Vikings then had two chances to win, missing a pair of shots as time expired.

Calabrese and Cross each scored 17 points to top Moriah. Tim Breeyear had 12 markers.

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