Westhill tops Clinton in Class B semifinal

Roland scores 11 in fourth quarter despite foul trouble

— Meanwhile, Westhill's vaunted defense, uneven for most of the game, toughened up at the right time, holding Clinton without a point for more than four minutes in that fourth quarter.

"We were more focused on team defense," said Karleski. "We ran the floor well, and wore them (Clinton) down."

Aside from Roland and Karleski, Jeff Lobello provided a steady offensive presence, finishing with 13 points. Clinton's Malaquias Canery led his side with 21 points as Mike Hayduk added 12 points.

Westhill now gets a Skaneateles side vastly improved from the side whose 0-3 start included a 58-43 defeat to the Warriors on Dec. 5. A balanced attack, featuring Chris Knupp, Austin Gardner, Bobby Leslie, Alex Brownlee and Collin Jones, gives opponents plenty to think about, aside from the fact that they're playing on the big stage of the Carrier Dome.

"They'll be nervous," said King. "But it's better than not playing."

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