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Steinberg helps Grimes get double-OT victory

Cobras rally against Marcellus, avenge earlier defeat

— Then, after A.C. Ater and Johnny Wike combined to make three of four foul shots, Steinberg, fouled with 1.5 seconds left, made both free throws to clinch it, giving him 27 points for the night.

On this senior night, another player making his last regular-season home appearance, Akol Ater, had a big night. Ater's 22 points kept Marcellus from focusing all of its defensive attention on Steinberg, while Arrigo picked up 13 points and Wike had all six of his points in that second OT.

For the Mustangs, Hastings and Bandera both were sensational, picking up 27 points apiece and carrying the Marcellus offense throughout the second half and OT periods, responding every time Grimes threatened to take control. Mike Dillon and Cole Walsh had seven points apiece.

And now Grimes (8-7), who officially wrapped up a Section III Class B playoff berth with that win, has to go face unbeaten, state Class B no. 1-ranked Westhill on Tuesday as the starting point of a three-game road swing that would visit Syracuse Academy of Science and Phoenix before the regular season concluded.

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