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Seton Catholic rallies to win Section 7 Class C title

Seton Catholics Keagen Briggs drives past two Sentinels defenders

Seton Catholics Keagen Briggs drives past two Sentinels defenders Photo by Nancy Frasier.

— Seton Catholic rallied to beat Ticonderoga in the Section 7 Class C championship game Saturday at the Plattsburgh State Field House.

The Sentinels got off to a great first quarter leading 11-7.

Seton then rallied to within one point at the half.

A lot of missed buckets by the Sentinels in the second half helped Seton take the lead 29-36 after the third and eventually winning the game by ten points 51-41.

Quentin Austin had 11 points including three 3 pointers; one with 5:20 left in the 4th quarter to put the Sentinels within 3 points at 37-34.

Ticonderoga head coach Joe Defayette said his team worked hard all year long and he’s going to miss the group of seniors on this year’s team.

“It seemed like nothing was falling for us in the second half. We were in the game until Knights Adam Tedford banked a three pointer late in the fourth, that sealed the deal,” said Defayette

Tedford had 20 points in the game including four three pointers and six free throws down the stretch.

Knights coach Larry Converse said they beat a good team in the Sentinels and that his team played their hearts out.

“We’ve had a great season at 15-3 coming into this game and beaten the Sentinels twice this year, but it’s hard to beat a team three times. We had some illness early in the week so I didn’t know how it was going to play out, thankfully our guys came to play.”

Seton Catholic will move on to face Section X champion Tupper Lake in Potsdam March 4 at 7:45 p.m.

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