*"It’s Gotten Ugly Up Here…" 19 – 20•March•10

Jake Palmer (#33, left) of John A. Coleman Catholic walks off the court as Maple Grove players celebrate their NYSPHSAA Class D Finals Championship win at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday, March 20, 2010. Maple Grove defeated Coleman 43 – 38. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON

Writing live from courtside along press row here at the Glens Falls Civic Center, in Glens Falls, NY (about an hour north of Albany, NY… So far three games in the can today and our schools are ‘Oh-for-Three’ in the State Tournament up here. One more game to go tonight in less than an hour, and the one I covered last night upon arriving up here. Lights, radios, tape, arena strobes, and more gizmos than I can recall right now. Some decent images I’m pretty happy with, albeit mostly dejection as favored Newburgh Free Academy and last year’s state champions got their tails handed to them earlier today in the marquee game (below).

Newburgh head coach Frank Dinnocenzio (left) consoles his players (L-R): Mike McLeod (partially hidden), Devon McMIllan, and Patrick Johnson in the closing moments of their NYSPHSAA Class AA Semi-Finals game against CBA- Albany at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday, March 20, 2010. CBA-Albany defeated Newburgh, the 2009 State Champion 60 – 41. Times Herald-Record/CHET GORDON

I’ve been in the arena since 9:30AM today, with the final game tonight at 9PM. I’ll back here tomorrow to retrieve the arena strobes as I’m sure I’ll be sitting here until nearly midnight editing and sending images from the final 9PM game. You can do the math I’m sure… Stay tuned, more to come for sure. ~cg.

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