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New York state Class A semifinals live blog: Harborfields vs. Byram Hills

Harborfields' Matt McLeod drives the ball downcourt against

Harborfields' Matt McLeod drives the ball downcourt against Manhasset during the Long Island Class A final. (Mar. 13, 2011) (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

**FINAL**: Harborfields is moving on to its first state final after a 55-48 win over Byram Hills. Fessenden led the way for the Tornadoes with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

Back-to-back three-pointers by Savaglio and Woodhouse gave Harborfields a 50-40 lead with 3:02 to play after Byram Hills closed a 12-point lead to four.

McLeod finished with 11 points, Ringen had 10 and Woodhouse chipped in six points and 10 assists.

Harborfields will play Jamesville-Dewitt at 1:30 tomorrow afternoon.

Stay tuned for the Class AA semifinal between Half Hollow Hills West (18-5) and Mount Vernon (19-5).

**UPDATE**: This game isn't over quite yet. After taking a 12-point lead, Harborfields allowed B-Hills to go on an 8-0 run, including three transition baskets off steals, to make it a 44-40 game with 4:54 to play.

**UPDATE**: After three quarter, Harborfields leads 38-30. Fessenden leads the way with 15 points, including a couple layups and a couple putbacks in the period. Ringen (10 points) had a hoop and then hit two foul shots on consecutive possessions to give the Tornadoes their largest lead.

**UPDATE**: At halftime, Harborfields leads 22-18. Nick Fessenden leads the Tornadoes with seven points, including five in the second quarter.

A 7-1 run gave Harborfields a 19-13 lead with 3:42 left in the quarter. But a three-pointer from Alex O'Brien and a short jumper from Jeff Lynch closed the lead to one for Byram Hills before McLeod hit a three from the left wing. 

Both McLeod and Ringen have two fouls for Harborfields, which committed seven in the first half.

Harborfields is shooting just 33.3 percent from the field (9-for-27), and is just 2 of 10 from downtown and 2 of 6 from the free-throw line. Lucas Woodhouse has five assists.

Ryan Golden and Andy Murphy each have five points each for B-Hills.

**UPDATE**: After the first quarter, Harborfields leads 11-8. Ringen leads the way with six points, but he picked up his second foul with 32.8 seconds left in the period.

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Good morning from sunny Glens Falls, boys hoops fans!

We're here live at the Glens Falls Civic Center, as Matt McLeod and JoJo Savaglio (pictured above) lead Harborfields (20-2) against Byram Hills (18-5) of Section I in this morning's Class A semifinal.

Here are today's starting lineups...

Harborfields: PG Lucas Woodhouse, G Matt McLeod, F JoJo Savaglio, F Justin Ringen, C Nick Fessenden

Byram Hills: Jordan Pollack, Jeff Lynch, Ryan Golden, Andrew Maloney, Andy Murphy

The winner of this game will play Jamesville-Dewitt (Sec. 3), the three-time defending champs, which defeated Rochester's Aquinas Institute 61-52 earlier this morning.

Tags: New York state Class A semifinals , Glens Falls Civic Center , Harborfields , Matt McLeod , JoJo Savaglio , Justin Ringen , Nick Fessenden , Lucas Woodhouse , Byram Hills , Jamesville Dewitt

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