"We got great pressure beyond the arc, and we rebounded well in the first half," said Ferrari, who was named to the all-tournament team. "We got a little shaky in the second half, but we got through it."
Despite being down by as many as 17 points in the second half, Gloversville never gave up. The Dragons pressed Scotia-Glenville's guards into several turnovers in the fourth quarter, but they couldn't take advantage of them as they didn't cut the deficit down below double digits until the final shot of the game.
"We weathered the storms and played hard," said Ferrari.
Scotia-Glenville advances to Saturday's regional final at Cicero-North Syracuse High School. The Tartans meet the winner of Friday's regional semifinal between Section X champion Franklin Academy (Malone) and Section III champ Jamesville-DeWitt, the state's No. 1 ranked Class A team and the defending state and Federation titlists.
"It's going to be tough, but we're going to play really hard," said Ferrari.
For now, Scotia-Glenville plans to bask in the glow of its first Sectional title since the President Gerald Ford administration.
"This is probably one of the greatest moments of their young lives," said Giammattei.
"It's a new experience, and it feels awesome," said Janson.""