SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – The New Hartford Spartans earned the chance to defend their 2021-22 Class A sectional title on Friday night, defeating the top-seeded Bishop Grimes Cobras at SRC Arena on the campus of Onondaga Community College in the Class A semifinals by a score of 81-71.

Reigning Large School Player of the Year Zach Philipkoski led the way scoring-wise for New Hartford with 37points, including a perfect 19-for-19 from the free throw line, while Jameson Stockwell followed him with 26 points on a team-high 8 field goals. For Bishop Grimes senior Deng Garang had a game high 39 points on 14 made baskets.

New Hartford advances to defend their sectional title against second-seeded Central Square on Sunday, March 5th at 5pm at SRC Arena.