Plainsmen, Eagles win Class AA semis
By The Leader-Herald
GLENS FALLS – The Section II Class AA boys basketball championship game is set.
Thursday night, top-seeded Shenendehowa overpowered No. 4 Christian Brothers Academy 55-38 and No. 3 Green Tech ousted No. 2 Guilderland 57-37.
Kevin Huerter led Shenendehowa with his 26-point performance,while Luke Hicks added a 22-point effort.
CBA was paced by Sloan Seymour and Dave Kopyc who finished with nine points apiece.
Neftali Lund paced the Green Tech Eagles with his 16-point game, while Keyshaun Miller grabbed 10 rebounds to go with eight points and three steals.
Michael Win led the Guilderland scoring with 10 points, while Andrew Sischo had eight points and 11 rebounds.
Shenendehowa and Green Tech will square off for the Class AA title at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Times Union Center in Albany.
Shenendehowa 55, CBA 38
CBA2 6 22 8 – 38
Shenendehowa15 11 15 14 – 55
D. Kopyc 3-0-9, Kolbe 1-0-3, Wynn 0-3-3, DeBrino 1-0-3, Seymour 3-1-9, Schultz 4-0-8, Trobridge 1-1-3. Totals: 13-5-38.
Huerter 7-10-26, Hicks 6-7-22, Collins 0-1-1, Pizziketti 1-1-3, Bebic 1-1-3. Totals: 15-20-55.
3-point goals: CBA 7 (Dave Kopyc 3, Sloan Seymour 2, Joe Kolbe, Nick DeBrino); Shenendehowa 5 (Luke Hicks 3, Kevin Huerter 2).
Green Tech 57, Guilderland 37
Green Tech11 15 16 15 – 57
Guilderland4 12 9 12 – 37
Rodriguez 1-0-2, Murphy 0-1-1, Lund 7-2-16, Friend 3-0-7, Lukes 3-0-6, Miller 2-4-8, Davis 3-0-6, Currie 1-0-2, Ford 2-0-4, thomas 2-1-5. Totals: 24-7-57.
Wine 4-0-10, Boeri 1-0-3, Henderson 1-2-4, Greene 1-0-2, Morin 1-0-3, Marinopolus 2-1-7, Sischo 4-0-8, Totals: 14-3-37.
3-point goals: Green Tech 2 (Marcus Friend, Cameron Thomas); Guilderland 6 (George Narinopolus 2, Michael Wine 2, Andrew Boeri, Justin Morin).
Garcia, Thompson tied at Honda Classic
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) – Sergio Garcia made an eagle, avoided an alligator and wound up in a share of the lead Thursday in the Honda Classic.
Garcia holed out an 8-iron for eagle on the second hole and finished with a birdie for a 5-under 65. Michael Thompson, who won the Honda Classic in 2013, also made birdie on the 18th for a 65.
They were one shot ahead of Rickie Fowler and William McGirt.
Garcia’s big day included a bogey on No. 6 after his tee shot bounced into the water. He rolled up his pants to play the shot, but not before looking over his shoulder at a gator on the island.
Garcia and the golf ball made it out just fine.
The day didn’t end so well for Rory McIlroy. He three-putted from 10 feet for bogey on the 18th and slammed his putter on the concrete outside the scoring area before signing for a 72.
California Chrome victorious in Dubai
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) – California Chrome has easily won a race in Dubai on Thursday, a second straight victory for the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner on the comeback trail.
The 5-year-old horse opened the year with a win in the San Pasqual at Santa Anita, and then was sent to Meydan Racecourse to train up to the $10 million Dubai World Cup on March 26.
California Chrome looked in top form under Victor Espinoza. He raced third early on in the eight-horse field going about 1 1/4 miles. Around the far turn, Chrome kicked into gear and took the lead on the outside and cruised to the finish line well ahead of runner-up Storm Belt.
A year ago, California Chrome ran a close second in the World Cup and did not run again until winning the San Pasqual on Jan. 19.
The win was the 12th in 21 career starts for California Chrome, who is trained by Art Sherman.