Lawrence Woodmere Academy senior Holden Collick did all he could, but Friday night's state NYSAIS Class B semifinal proved to be his final high school game.
Despite a triple double from Collick, top-seed and two-time defending state Federation Class B champion Collegiate (Manhattan) had too much. The season ended for No. 4 LWA with a 70-51 loss at Trinity High School in Manhattan.
Collegiate (23-3) advanced to play Poly Prep (Brooklyn) in the final at 5 p.m. Sunday at Fieldston (Bronx).
Collick had 18 points, 10 assists and 14 rebounds. Nine of those rebounds came on the offensive glass.
"He was the hardest worker and most of our points came off his hard work," LWA coach Jeff Weiss said. "He was the only guy who could match up with their size and intensity."
LWA (26-2) was knocked out in the semifinals for the fourth consecutive season. The Tigers lost to Hackley School (Tarrytown), 51-42, last season.
James Jones added 12 points and three rebounds for LWA and Edwin Sainvil had 10 points and three rebounds. Collegiate's Connor Huff led all scorers with 20 points.
LWA kept it close against the defending champions in the first half. The Tigers trailed 17-15 after one quarter and 33-27 at the half, but Collegiate opened the second half on a 9-0 run, essentially putting the game away.