East Rolls Past Mendon in A1 Semifinal

(1)East High took an early lead against (4)Mendon and never looked back, winning 77-53 over the Vikings in their Class A1 Semifinal from Blue Cross Arena on Wednesday night.

The Orientals led 16-5 after the opening quarter and 37-25 at halftime. East was led by Tommie Banks and his 24 points and 15 rebounds. Dontay Caruthers finished with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Angel Liraanzo was also in double-figures with 14 points.

East shot 52.9% (27-51) for the game while Mendon struggled at 30.2% (16-53).

Mendon's leading scorer was Nick Keneally with 13 points. Nick Baglieri and Zuril Hendrick each scored 12 for the Vikings.

East will take on (6)Edison in the Class A1 Final on Sunday, March 2nd at 1:00 from Blue Cross Arena.

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