Mohonasen’s Killian Tallman blocks Raheem Felder’s shot during Sunday’s Section II Class A quarterfinal game against Lansingburgh at Hudson Valley Community College.
“It was a good perfor-mance, and we really transitioned well out of our defense,” said Mohonasen coach Ken Dagostino.
Mohonasen kept run-ning in the second half, as it hit layup after layup to put distance between it and Lansingburgh (12-8). By the time the game ended, the Mighty Warriors had 19 layups – eight alone from Tallman, who led all scorers with 26 points.
“There was a hole in (Lansingburgh’s) zone (defense), and I just tried to take it there,” said Tallman, who set a career high for points in a game.
Massaroni contributed 18 points, and Manikas added 14 points for Mohonasen. Dante Carr’s 11 points paced Lansingburgh.
The winner of Wed-nesday’s scheduled semi-final between Mohonasen and Scotia-Glenville returns to the Glens Falls Civic Center Saturday night to play either No. 1 Glens Falls or No. 4 Bishop Gibbons in the Class A final.
In other boys basketball playoff action, Mekeel Christian Academy’s season ended with a 71-57 loss to Cohoes in Monday’s Class B semifinal at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
The sixth-seeded Tigers (15-6) scored 48 of their 71 points in the second half to pull away from the second-seeded Lions (19-2). Freshman guard Brandon LaForest led Cohoes with 22 points, including four three-pointers.
Senior forward Collin Stewart ended his high school career with a 24-point performance for MCA.