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New York state Class A final live blog: Harborfields vs. Jamesville-Dewitt

Harborfields' Matt McLeod brings the ball up the

Harborfields' Matt McLeod brings the ball up the court against Byram Hills during a Class A state semifinal in Glens Falls, N.Y. (Mar. 19, 2010) Credit: Pat Orr

**FINAL**: Harborfields fought valiantly in the second half, but couldn't overcome Jamesville-Dewitt, losing a 66-51 decision.

The Tornadoes cut it to a 13-point game with back-to-back baskets by McLeod and Fessenden to open the fourth quarter, but J-D went on a 14-0 run in a 2:54 stretch to extend the lead to 64-37.

Fessenden led Harborfields with 18 points, McLeod added 17, JoJo Savaglio had nine and Lucas Woodhouse seven. The Tornadoes finish the season 21-3.

J-D won its fourth straight Class A title, tying Amityville, coached by Chris Agostiono's brother, Jack, for the longest streak in state history.

Coleman and Cavanaugh each finished with 22 points.

Thanks to everyone for joining us for our live blogs from Glens Falls this weekend.

Have a great evening everyone!

**UPDATE**: Harborfields won that quarter 13-9, but still trails in the game, 50-33, after three quarters. A 7-2 run to open the half brought them within 43-27 before three straight free throws for J-D made it 46-27.

Fessenden has 14 points for the Tornadoes, and McLeod has 10. Cavanaugh leads the Red Rams with 17 and Coleman has 15.

**UPDATE**: Harborfields is continuing to takes its lumps, trailing Jamesville-Dewitt 41-20 at the half. Cavanaugh leads J-D with 14 points, while Coleman has 10.

Fessenden leads the Tornadoes with 10 points.

By the way, the winner of this game, which appears as if it'll be Jamesville-Dewitt, will play Long Island Lutheran in the Federation semifinals on Friday in Albany.

Just as a point of reference, Lutheran defeated Harborfields 63-46 on Dec. 21 using a 16-3 fourth-quarter run.

**UPDATE**: Well, things aren't going according to plan for the Tornadoes, as they trail 25-9 after the first quarter.

McLeod has four points to lead Harborfields.

For J-D, Tyler Cavanaugh and Coleman each have 10 points -- but Coleman's came with much more style. He had two two-handed putback stuffs that rattled the rim Shaquille O'Neal-style and then banked in a three, in addition to hitting a free throw. He's as good as advertised.

J-D opened the game on an 11-0 run in the first 3:29 of the game.


Good afternoon from sunny Glens Falls, boys hoops fans!

We're here live at the Glens Falls Civic Center, as Matt McLeod (pictured above) leads Harborfields (21-2) against Jamesville-Dewitt (21-3) of Section III in the Class A final.

Harborfields got here with a 55-48 win over Byram Hills yesterday morning, in which Nick Fessenden had 19 points and 13 rebounds.

According to coach Chris Agostino, starting forward Justin Ringen is battling the flu today. He will start, however

J-D is led by 6-10 junior center Dejuan Coleman. How good is he? Well, Kentucky coach John Calipari is here on press row checking him out. So there's that...

Here are today's starting lineups...

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

Jamesville-Dewitt: Pete Drescher, Davi Sacco, Demetrius Mitchell, Dajuan Coleman, Tyler Cavanaugh 

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