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SYRACUSE – The powerful and always dangerous Westhill Warriors hailing from Syracuse have punched their ticket to yet another final-four appearance in the New York State boys basketball state playoffs – following their 73-54 dismantling of the Norwich Purple Tornado.
“We came up short last year, so we have some unfinished business to finish up. We're going to work hard this week and get ready to play next weekend,” said Westhill junior Sean Dadey. “Last season was tough, we had some injuries so we came up short. But this year's team is special and anybody is capable of having a big game so that is why we are going to go far.”
And that is exactly what the Warriors did in the quarterfinals of the NYS Class B playoffs on Saturday, March 11, when Norwich came to town – spread the ball around while playing solid defense. Through this process Westhill managed to have five players hit double-digit figures in scoring for the game – with Dadey leading the way at 16 points.
“Four or five guys today were in double figures so we are really more of an unselfish team that anybody is capable of scoring in the high numbers, so it's special,” said Dadey following his team leading performance in the win.