CBA gets past Shenendehowa in OT to reach finals

Matt Miner led Shen's comeback bid. The junior guard netted 15 of his game-high 21 points in the second half including eight points during a 16-4 Plainsmen run that gave them a 35-33 lead late in the third quarter.

"He's our go-to guy," said Dzikas. "He's a guy who can drive to the hoop, and he can hit from outside."

CBA countered with a balanced attack led by Max Weaver. The sophomore guard came off the bench and scored a career-high 19 points.

"He's been there all year for us," said Doemel. "He's had a chance to shine in the playoffs, but he's done this for us all year. He gives us a lot of energy."

Kameron Ritter contributed 15 points, Galal Cancer chipped in 13 points and Andrew Stire added 12 points for CBA, which advances to its seventh consecutive appearance in the Sectional finals. The Brothers meet Albany Academy next Tuesday at the Times Union Center.

"I don't know if it says anything about this program," said Doemel of his team's streak of reaching the finals. "I know it says everything about these kids."

Shen advanced to the semif-inals with a 66-46 victory over Schenectady in last Saturday's quarterfinal at Hudson Valley Community College. Miner scored 22 points, and Ryan Murphy added 11 points for the Plainsmen, who jumped out to a 16-5 lead in the first quarter.

"I think we just played really well," said Dzikas. "The boys came out hard, and when Schenectady made its runs, we had an answer for them."

CBA defeated Colonie 57-37 in another quarterfinal game last Saturday at HVCC.""

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