continued “Clayton and Brandon Porter have been great options on offense,” Sherman said. “We are confident that if we get them the ball in space, they are going to knock the shots down.”
“I just think that we are playing really well as a team right now,” Cross said. “These last five games have been incredible.”
The Warriors will face the Schroon Lake Wildcats in the Section VII/Class D final, a team that they beat in the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference regular season finale with the injured Bertrand. The game is scheduled to tip at noon on Saturday, March 2.
“We’re not changing anything,” Spring said. “We are going to practice the way that we do and prepare to stop Jesse Shaughnessy and Ian Williams. Since our loss to Elizabethtown-Lewis in the regular season, we have really been playing at a different level.”
“We wanted that last game against Schroon Lake, and we have played really hard to get another chance to face them,” Cross said.
“We are going to work hard on our defense and make sure we focus on Jesse and Ian,” Sherman said.
Williams had a career night for the Wildcats, scoring 27 points. Shaughnessy, meanwhile, recorded his third triple-double of the season, combining 18 points with 14 rebounds, 11 assists and five steals. Uriah Harvey and Noah Gath each scored six points, while Matt Filler scored four points. Jeff Armstrong, Robert Rose and Caleb Maisonville each scored two points.
More photos from the game will be available later in the day Thursday, March 1.