(Glens Falls, NY)


 - The back of the Albany Academy warm-up jerseys had a message saying "All IN" signifying a team motto hoping to win the 2018-19 N.Y State Federation title after a disappointing loss at the buzzer in last year's game. Well, mission accomplished for the Cadets as they defeated Frederick Douglass Academy 75-49 for their third Federation title in four years and fourth overall.


-Albany Academy jumped out to an 11-0 lead, paced by nine points by August Mahoney on three treys, and led 44-13 at the half. The first half ended with a great sequence for Academy that showed the type of determination, hustle, and teamwork the Cadets played with on this day. August Mahoney near mid-court found Riley Mulvey, in the lane and in traffic, who then kicked it to Rob Brown for the buzzer beating corner three pointer.


- Frederick Douglass outscored Albany Academy in the second half, 36-33, but their first half deficit was too big to overcome.


- August Mahoney led the Cadets with 24 points on eight three pointers, Rob Brown had 16 points and Andre Jackson added 13 points including four crowd pleasing dunks.


-Ferderick Douglass also placed three players in double figure scoring led by Derek Mejia with 14 points, Jonathan Delacruz and Abubakar Kromah both had 10 points.


Teams End 1Q Halftime End 3Q Final
Frederick Douglass 6 13 34 49
Albany Academy 29 44 61 75


Frederick Douglass   Albany Academy
7--11 FREE THROWS 6--12
64.00% FT % 50.00%
  Top Scorers  
Frederick Douglass Derek Mejia #13 14
Frederick Douglass Jonathan Delacruz #1 & Abubakar Kromah #3 10
Albany Academy August Mahoney #1 24
Albany Academy Rob Brown #11 16


  Box Score with full play by play HERE: 



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By Ed Bemiss