Harrisville Boys Are State ChampsPosted: Updated:
The Harrisville Pirates are state champions.
Harrisville beat Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville 67-54 in the State Class D Boys' Basketball Title game Sunday at Floyd L Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton. 7 News Sports Anchor Rob Krone was court side for the game.
The Pirates made their first State Final appearance since 2002 Sunday as they looked to bring home the title.
Off the inbounds in the 1st quarter, Dalton Church drilled for 3, putting the Pirates on top 13-12 after 1 quarter. Church finished the game with 13 points of his own.
In the 2nd quarter, Peyton Schmitt pulled up and got the basket, putting Harrisville up by 1. Jadon Sullivan scored in transition, putting the Pirates up 30-26 at the half. Sullivan finished the game with 12 points of his own.
In the 3rd quarter, Schmitt drove the lane for a layin. He finished the game with 26 points. Then it was Nolan Parow for 3 of his 12 points on the night. The Pirates up 44-39 after 3 quarters.
In the 4th quarter, Sullivan buries the trifecta. The Pirates outscore Oppenheim-Ephratah 23-15 in the 4th quarter and win their first state championship in boys basketball, winning 67-54.
Peyton Schmitt was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.
Click on the picture above for highlights. In the video, you can also hear from coach Brian Coloney and players Peyton Schmitt, Jadon Sullivan, and Nate Schmitt.
Sunday's Local Scores
Boys' State Class D Basketball Championship
Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville 54
St. Joseph's 17, 3
St. Lawrence 12, 1
Farmingdale State 2
St. Lawrence 7
St. Lawrence 15
SUNY Cobleskill 1
Men's College Lacrosse