GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Damon Cousar scored 20 points and
grabbed 20 rebounds as Newburgh Free Academy routed Niagara Falls
62-42 in the Class AA final Sunday at the New York State Boys High
School Basketball Championships.
Tournament MVP Marcus Henderson added 11 points, including three
3-pointers, for the Goldbacks (21-4), while William Bouton added 15
The Wolverines (24-1), who shot only 20 percent from the field,
got 17 points from Kelvin Agee Jr., while Devon Marshall added 12.
Henderson banked in a 3-pointer in the closing seconds of the
first half as Newburgh took a 33-21 lead into halftime. The
Goldbacks opened the third quarter with a 14-3 run. Newburgh shot
47 percent from the floor.
Cousar's 20 rebounds broke the previous record of 17.
Five-time finalist Niagara Falls, out of Section 6, reached the
championship with a 59-49 win over Syracuse Christian Brothers
Academy in Saturday's semifinal round.
First-time finalist Newburgh, in Section 9, advanced to the
title by beating Uniondale 58-51 in the semifinals Saturday.
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