Bishop Grimes Jr./Sr. High School: 72
Syracuse Academy of Science: 60
By John Cifonelli
Bishop Grimes Athletic Director
The Bishop Grimes Cobras earned their first Section III basketball title since 2008 Feb. 27 with a 72-60 victory over Syracuse Academy of Science at the SRC Arena.
Senior AC Ater led the Cobras with a game-high 23 points; junior Shawn Gashi scored 15; and senior sharp-shooter Johnny Wike scored 11, including a pair of game-breaking three-pointers.
The Cobra defense was key to the big win. They held the high-scoring Atoms to just 38 points through the first three quarters and created turnovers that led to many fast break baskets of their own. The #13 state-ranked Cobras (21-2) advance to the Regional Championship March 5, when they face the Section IV Champion, #3-ranked Norwich, at SUNY Cortland.