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SYRACUSE ó In a tennis match like game, the Atoms of Syracuse Academy of Science (SAS) took a small 8-0 run late in the fourth. As the Bobcats have done all season long when trailing, Bainbridge-Guilford answered with an 8-0 run of their own.
With under two minutes left, the Atomsí pulled in an offensive rebound and finished the basket to give SAS the lead for good. Taking a few trips to the free-throw line to seal the deal, the Atoms moved onto the New York state final four with a final score of 62-57 over the Bobcats in the Class C Regional final game.
SAS, with their height advantage over B-G took the opening tip and scored immediately. The basket came from Lyrick Jackson, the Atomsí leading scorer. Their six-foot forward Erykah Pasha added a 15-footer and SAS held a 4-0 lead.
The Bobcats quickly answered with the one-two punch of Abi and Erica Selfridge. Abi finished at the rim and Erica knocked down her shot from beyond the three-point arc, giving the lead back to Bainbridge-Guilford.