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CBA girls drop AA semifinal thriller to Corcoran

Morgan has 29 points; Cougars stem late Brothers comeback

— But Corcoran continued to hit outside shots in the third quarter, stretching the margin to 45-31 at one point as Morgan added two more 3-pointers, giving her seven for the night and 23 points overall.

Down 52-41 with one quarter left, the Brothers nearly made it all the way back. After an exchange of baskets, Cuomo connected on a pair of 3-pointers to shrink the deficit to 61-56 with more than two minutes left.

Picking up full-court pressure, CBA forced Corcoran to turn it over. Alyssa Pitonzo’s basket made it 61-58 with 1:08 left, and a Marisa Romeo free throw with 36.3 seconds to play cut it to two.

When CBA forced another steal, it had a chance to tie or go ahead with a 3-pointer. But Morgan blocked one shot, and after taking the inbounds pass, Romeo’s jumper slid off the rim, and she promptly fouled Morgan with 12.3 seconds left.

Put in the spotlight again, Morgan made the front end of a one-and-one and missed the second shot - but chased down her own rebound, leading to another foul.

Now Morgan made both ends of the one-and-one with 8.5 seconds left, making it 64-59, and though Romeo converted again to cut it to three with 2.6 seconds left, the Cougars threw a deep pass to make sure CBA didn’t get another chance.

Cuomo paced the Brothers with 25 points, while Romeo, in her last basketball outing for the Brothers, put in 18 points. Olivia Pitonzo finished with 11 points. Morgan got help from Jasmine Davis, who had 14 points before fouling out late in the game, and Shauntesha Bryant, who got 13 points.

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