CBA took a 33-20 advantage into the locker room at half and then picked up right where it left off after the intermission. Stifling the Black Knights' offense, while pouring on a heaping dose of offense at the other end of the court CBA cruised over the final two periods. In the third quarter, the Brothers held Henninger to just three field goals while opening up a 52-29 lead.
There was much praise amongst the CBA players and their veteran coach after the lopsided victory.
"Coach (Doemel) developed a great game plan for us and we just came out and executed it,'' said the Cornell-bound 6-foot-2 Cancer. "Taylor doesn't look to score. His rebounding and his blocking really frustrated them (Henninger) today."
Cancer finished with 25 points, including two three-pointers and a 5-for-6 performance from the free-throw line. Joe Krong finished with 18 points, with four three-pointers.
"Galal is indeed special," Doemel said. "He the most focused individual I have ever met. He's fun to be watch but doesn't make a show of it. And Taylor [Mulvey] really saw the fruits of his labor pay off today. I rode him as hard as anybody last week in practice. He never got upset with me."
It would be hard to get angry with a coach who has built such a winning tradition.
Last season, Doemel led the Brother's to its first-ever basketball state championship. This is the third straight year CBA has been the Section II champion.
Doemel compares his teams to his family.
"I have five kids and they are all different,'' Doemel said. "I can try to compare five teams and they would all be different. But I love them all the same.''
Henninger was led by Spinner's 10 points " the only Black Knight to score in double figures.
CBA got to the regional round after beating Bishop Maginn 69-46 in last Tuesday's Section II Class AA championship game at the Times Union Center. The Brothers built a 44-32 lead through the first three quarters before sealing Maginn's fate with a 25-14 fourth quarter.
Cancer led CBA with 20 points and was named the Section tournament's most valuable player. Nate Robinson contributed 11 points off the bench, and Krong added 10 points.
Cammeron Womack-Buish netted 12 points, and Antoine Jordan chipped in with 11 points for Maginn.""