Notre Dame tops Bishop Grimes for Section III Class A Title, Cooperstown and Madison fall short in finals

Top-seeded Notre Dame put on a show at the Carrier Dome Sunday evening as they run away with the Section III Class A Title, defeating Bishop Grimes 81-65.

Posted: Mar 5, 2018 12:37 AM
Updated: Mar 5, 2018 12:41 AM

Syracuse, N.Y. - The Carrier Dome is usually the home of the Syracuse Orange but this weekend it was all about Section III hoops.


Notre Dame fans came ready and so did the Jugglers.

From the tip-off, it was raining threes for Dante Griffin. He made his first four shots from beyond the arc in the opening minutes. That set the tone for the rest of the contest.

Griffin finished win a game high 36 points, earning him MVP honors.

Notre Dame defeated the Cobras 81-65 to earn their first Section III Class A title in over 10 years.
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Earlier in the day, the Cooperstown Hawkeyes fell one point short of a miraculous comeback in the Class C Final.

After a slow start, the Hawkeyes pulled even with Tully in the closing minutes.

It went back and forth down the stretch, Dante Cuttino gave the Black Knights a 49-48 edge with a put back shot.

Then Cooperstown had the ball with 4 seconds left, they ran the play they wanted, Jack Lambert open look, no good.

Tough break for the Hawkeyes as their season comes to an end but a still a bright future for Cooperstown.
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In the Section III Class D Championship, it was a rematch between McGraw and Madison.

The Blue Devils had the same issue as Cooperstown, they fell behind early and did everything they could to comeback but it just wasn't enough.

Spencer Haviland hit a couple of huge threes at the end, he finished with 17 points.

This one again came down to the wire but the Eagles were victorious, earning their first ever Class D Title.

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