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NC Basketball misses state title in overtime

by mvolpe
Mon, Mar 12th 2018 08:00 am

Niagara Catholic's boys basketball team spent all but the first two minutes of the New York State Catholic Class B championship playing catch-up against New York City champion Regis.

When the Patriots did finally pull even on a Jalen Bradberry three-pointer with eight seconds left to send the game into overtime at 55-55, the Raiders did exactly what happened so often Sunday - kept their composure, executed on offense and regained the lead.

Regis (19-8) scored on the first possession of the extra period and ultimately outscored Niagara Catholic (17-9), 9-4, for a 64-59 win in front of a capacity crowd at Villa Maria.

"Well we have to get better at the little things," Patriots coach Giulio Colangelo said, "and that's the difference in tonight's game. Game of inches. They capitalized on their opportunities, and we need to do a better job of doing that as well. But our effort was there. We'll get better come next year."