OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Ossining girls basketball team recovered from an early deficit Friday and held on for a 66-58 victory over Sachem-East in a New York Class AA girls basketball semifinal at Hudson Valley Community College in upstate Troy.
The Pride (20-4) advanced to the Class AA championship game and will face either Gates Chili (23-0) or Cicero-North Syracuse (18-3), the defending state and Federation champion, at 8:45 p.m. Saturday.
Saniya Chong scored 22 of her game-high 27 points in the second half after hitting just two points in the first quarter when the Pride fell behind, 16-13. Chong added eight steals and six assists.
Ossining cut the early deficit to 26-25 at halftime and outscored Sachem, 41-32, the rest of the way.
Jalay Knowles had 11 rebounds and played strong defense for the Pride.