Irondequoit boys are state champs

Sizer comes up huge in final

Binghamton, NY - Tysean Sizer made five three's and scored 21 points as Irondequoit pulled away late to beat Our Lady of Lourdes in the Class A state final. 

It's the school's first basketball state championship. 

"This is the best feeling I'll probably ever have in my entire life," senior Zach Stenglein said. "It was amazing to do it with these guys, the best guys I've ever played with in my life. They're my best friends and its great to be here with them."

Sizer was the only Eagle who answered the bell early. He scored 11 of Irondequoit's first 18 points and kept the Eagles in touch while Lourdes was making lots of shots in the first half. 

Irondequoit scored five of the final seven in the second quarter to reach the break down only 25-23. They swung the two point deficit in their favor, closing the third quarter up 37-35. 

Sizer drilled a three to cap a 7-1 spurt that covered the first three minutes of the fourth quarter and made the lead 44-36. 

Irondequoit held serve from there and were in front by no less than six points until it was celebration time. 

"I thank our team, I thank our family as well, the Irondequoit community," Sizer said. "We worked hard every practice we put in 100% and we got to where we wanted."

Stenglein was Irondequoit's second leading scorer with nine points. Gerald Drumgoole did a little of everything and finished with seven points, eight rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block. 

"I know I told them the other day this is gravy and I poured it and said 'they said this was gravy after the sectionals'," head coach Chris Cardon said. "Does that look important to you? No, gravy's not important. We're going for this and I'm really proud of the guys."

The Eagles finished the season at 25-1. Victor was their only defeat. 

 


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