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Warriors top Marcellus in B-1 final

All night long, the Warriors' defense focused on keeping Marcellus from open 3-point looks. To a great degree, they succeeded, as McMullen clamped down on Dan Heil, holding him to six points, and Nate Nigolian kept close tabs on Will Nolan, who got just nine points. Neither Heil nor Nolan made a 3-pointer all night.

The Mustangs had just one field goal in the last five-plus minutes of the third quarter, allowing Westhill to pull ahead for good. Mascari's 3-pointer just before the buzzer made it 39-33 and ignited an 8-0 run that built the margin to 44-33. Marcellus never got closer than eight points again.

Whether it was drives to the basket or a trio of 3-pointers, McMullen proved tough to stop, earning 21 points. Inside, Dan Ross worked his way to 15 points, and Tom Fisher got most of his 10 points in the second half. Fiacchi, despite the pain of his injury, led Marcellus with 18 points.

This leads Westhill to Tuesday's overall Class B final against two-time defending champion Hannibal at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, with the survivor advancing to Saturday's regional final at Onondaga Community College against Section IV champion Binghamton Seton Catholic. Hannibal ripped Mount Markham 83-48 to win the sectional B-2 title.

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