Stillwater 64 Salamanca 56
Leading Scorers: Warriors – CJ McNeil 22 Jaxson Mueller 18 Thomas McDonough 12 Lukas Lilac 10 Salamanca – Lucas Brown 26 Andy Herrick 13
Key Stat: Trailing 46-41 to start the fourth frame, Stillwater outscored Salamanca 23-10 over the final eight minutes.
Take Away: In a back-and-forth Class C semifinal, Stillwater used a big fourth period, and clutch free throw shooting, converting 23 of 28, to post the victory, sending the Warriors onto the state championship game on Saturday in a 7 p.m. tip with Newfield at the Cool Insuring Arena.
The Warriors put four players in doubles and held a 23-4 advantage in made free throws with both McNeil and Lilac being perfect from the stripe.
With the win Stillwater moves to 23-3 on the year and will face a 22-4 Newfield squad in the title run, who won their semifinal in similar fashion, using a big fourth period while putting four players in doubles, to get past Pierson 66-62.