Boys basketball: Jamesville-Dewitt's twin towers too much for Scotia to handle

Coleman, Cavanaugh each score 21 points in regional win

— "Cavanaugh is a very refined player, (but) he's 6-10 and he's doing things that most forwards can't do," Giammattei said of Coleman, who also hauled in 15 rebounds.

Scotia-Glenville tried to find open looks for its shooters, but Jamesville-Dewitt maintained its defensive form and controlled the lane. That left the Tartans passing the ball around the perimeter and forcing up long shots that didn't drop on a regular basis.

"That's where we've been very fortunate this year," said McKenney. "Many of the teams back home (around Syracuse) have been doing that this year. We've talked about maintaining our defensive composure (when opponents work the shot clock down with passes)."

Sausville and Cremo were Scotia-Glenville's most consistent shooters when they had open looks. Sausville drained four three-pointers for a team-high 12 points, while Cremo made 5-of-8 shots from inside the three-point arc to finish with 10 points.

"His four threes were big -- big for Sausville," said Giammattei of his sophomore guard. "He kept us in the game (in the first half)."

In the end, though, it's Jamesville-Dewitt that is heading to Glens Falls for next weekend's state tournament -- thanks to its dynamic duo of Coleman and Cavanaugh.

"We're looking forward to it," said McKenney. "We'll take a couple of days off and then hit them hard in practice. We've got Tappan Zee in the semifinals, and they're a great defensive team."

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