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Scanlan heads to CHSAA Class B playoffs

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Frank Iurilli has a lot to be happy about, the biggest being that the Monsignor Scanlan boys’ basketball season has been extended after a come-from-behind, 81-69 victory against Monsignor Farrell in a CHSAA Class B intersectional quarterfinal game played at Fordham Prep Friday night.

The Crusaders (7-15) rallied from a double-digit deficit in the first quarter to take a one-point lead at halftime and had a strong second half to advance to Monday’s semifinal against top-seeded and defending champion St. Agnes, which had a bye.

Steven Sholkoff had 10 of his game-high 24 points in the fourth quarter and had 16 rebounds in what Iurilli called “the game of his life.” Anthony Lomeddico had 22 points, including going 12-of-13 from the foul line, to go along with six assists, Brandon Hill and Alex Sanchez scored 12 points apiece, Sanchez going 4-for-4 from the line in the fourth quarter.

Anthony Keane led Farrell (2-22) with 19 points, while John Hood added 18.

Blessed Sacrament 58, Cathedral Prep 56: Matt Knott led Cathedral Prep (13-12) with 26 points, Mike Knott and Chris Liander had 13 points apiece and Daniel McQuail had nine points, nine rebounds and five assists and his potential game-winning 3-pointer banked off the back rim and then the front rim before falling out at the buzzer.

Salesian 75, Sacred Heart 49: Nigel Lewis had 21 points, Nick Sedia and Jason Alleyene had 14 points apiece and Kevin Punter added 13 for Salesian (11-11) in a CHSAA Class B intersectional quarterfinal game. The Eagles advance to play Blessed Sacrament in the semifinals Monday at Mount. Kevin Henry had 15 points and Andrew Vesquez added 12 for Sacred Heart, which fell to 5-20.

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