TRR photo by Richard A. Ross
Newburgh Free Academy (NFA) players and coaches pose with their Class AA plaque. It was the first Class AA title won by a Section Nine boys basketball team
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Newburgh wins Section Nines Class AA title with thrashing of number-one ranked Niagara Falls
By RICHARD A. ROSS
GLENS FALLS, NY - Some will call them a team of destiny. Others will attribute Newburgh Free Academys (NFA) state championship win over number-one ranked Niagara Falls as a product of immense heart and desire. But, however you choose to script it, NFAs dominating 62-42 win in the boys New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class AA tournament, the first-ever in that class by a Section Nine team and only the fourth Section Nine boys team title in the history of the tourney, capped off a magic carpet ride that began on March 14 with Will Boutons buzzer-beating 55-foot shot. That sent perennial heavyweight Mount Vernon home trying to figure out what had justhappened in the regional finals.
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