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Shen's last rally falls short

Once Shea went to the bench with his fourth foul, though, Bishop Maginn got in gear. The Golden Griffins went on a 13-3 run to take a 41-35 lead, capped by Hannah's layup off of a turnover at the other end of the court.

Shen regained the lead early in the fourth quarter when Shea drained a three-pointer to make the score 47-45, but it was short lived. Cammeron Womack made a pair of free throws, Jay Briceeus hit a shot in the paint and Matt Petruccione sank two foul shots to put Bishop Maginn ahead.

Free throws by Matt Pierson and Ted McCarthy got Shen within one point before Hannah's three-pointer squashed the Plainsmen's final rally. The Golden Griffins made five out of eight free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.

Maurice West scored 14 points to lead a balanced Bishop Maginn attack. Petruccione contributed 12 points, while Briceeus added nine points. Six Golden Griffins scored seven or more points.

"They had multiple guys hitting the glass [for offensive rebounds], and they put their shots back in," said Dzikas.

Shen survived a scare from Schenectady in last Saturday's quarterfinal round. Farshad Sarrafi-Nour hit a shot in the closing seconds to give the Plainsmen a 52-51 victory over the Patriots.

Schenectady took a 33-26 lead into halftime and nursed it through much of the second half until Shen made its final push late in the fourth quarter.

Pierson had 13 points, and Reyes contributed 12 points for the Plainsmen. Schenectady's Anthony Richardson had 21 points.""

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