Chisholm and Kadeem Johnson both had 13 points to lead the Black Knights' attack, while Markell Stith earned seven points. F-M's Brian Zapisek, who is going to LeMoyne College next fall, had 14 points in his last high-school game as Jack Giles led with 15 points. Henninger held F-M's other star player, Mike O'Neil, to a single 3-pointer.
As the Black Knights prepared for a Class AA semifinal showdown with no. 2 seed Utica Proctor Friday at Rome Free Academy, Corcoran pondered what had gone wrong against CBA.
At first, it was the Cougars' inability to defend the perimeter. The Brothers hit three 3-pointers in the game's first 90 seconds to take a lead it would never relinquish, and eventually connected on seven of 10 shots from beyond the arc in the first half.
Trailing by as much as 16, Corcoran pulled back within 36-26 by halftime, then bolted out of the gate in the third quarter, pulling within four, 39-35, as it appeared to be finding its top form.
But the battle-tested Brothers did not get rattled. Instead, it turned to forward Greg Thomson, who got 13 of his 17 points in the second half, mostly off rebound baskets. Corcoran never got closer than six, 59-53, in the fourth quarter.
Corcoran still put four players in double figures, as Marsean Brown and Algeron Torrence each had 13 points, Riley Stroman got 12 points and Brandon Reed added 10 points. On CBA's side, Pat Wiese (19 points) and Troy Bullock (18 points) aided Thomson's efforts, with Jameel Balenton contributing 13 points before he fouled out in the fourth quarter.