Three players scored in double figures to lift Boys & Girls High School past Wings Academy, 59-50, in a semifinal PSAL playoff matchup held on Carnesecca Court at St. John's University.
Boys & Girls scooted out to an early lead, 16-11, after the first eight minutes of play. Kendall Cutler had eight of his 13 points in the first quarter, mainly on drives to the basket.
The lead ballooned to 33-18 at the half for Boys & Girls as Clayton Sterling and Zamal Dixon registered six points a piece in the second quarter.
The lead was sliced to four points at one time during the third quarter as Harris, a Drexel recruit, got his motor going. The lefty sprinted past Boys & Girls defenders for a good portion of the third quarter, helping Wings get within striking distance.
Harris, who finished with 18 points, did pick up a key fourth foul toward the end of the third quarter. Harris went to the bench and Boys & Girls pushed the lead up to 44-38 heading into the final frame.
Wayne Allison provided some big baskets in the fourth quarter to keep Wings from staging a big comeback. The wide-framed forward scored 10 points, all of which were clutch for Boys & Girls.
Nixon, who recently visited Fairfield and has yet to make a decision, helped out with 12 big points while Sterling had 10 points.
B.J. Warrington had a solid game for Wings Academy. He had 12 points. Wings spent much of its time tonight chasing Boys & Girls and could never get its fast guards in full gear.
Give credit to a deep Boys & Girls team that featured balanced scoring. They earned the right to play Lincoln High School this Sunday for the PSAL championship. The game will be held at Madison Square Garden in New York City.