"Joey Krong did a hell of a job, as did Chaz Lott," said Doemel.
Ultimately, it was Ritter who sealed the Northstars' fate. The senior made seven of his eight free throws in the fourth quarter to give the Brothers a 13-point victory.
"I think that's the beauty of our team. A lot of different guys can get hot during a game," said Doemel.
While CBA's offense kept going, Cicero-North Syracuse was stuck in neutral in the second half thanks to an aggressive zone defense by the Brothers. The Northstars coughed up the ball several times, and their attempts to get the ball in to Falvey didn't work out.
"I think we were looking for a spark, and it never came," said Falvey.
"They switched to a 3-2 [zone defense], and we didn't handle it well," said Cicero-North Syracuse coach John Haas.
Coleman did what he could to keep the Northstars in the game, scoring nine of his team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter. But even with that, Cicero-North Syracuse found itself at the end of a season that included a Section III title.
"We needed a couple of breaks to get going because they're not a team you can come back easily on," said Haas.
Weaver scored 18 points, Ritter chipped in with 17 points and Cancer added 10 points and nine rebounds for CBA, which advances to this weekend's state tournament in Glens Falls. The Brothers meet Section IX champion Newburgh Free Academy Saturday at 12:30 p.m.""