The Trojans won by the same score, in a game that they never led until the 4th quarter. DiSalvo had been one of Athena's go-to scorers all season long, but in the sectional final, he couldn't get anything to fall. His teammate Deion Hamilton led all scorers with 18.
Irondequoit jumped out to a 9-1 lead after the opening quarter and it looked like the game could end in a rout. Athena didn't catch fire until the fourth. Freshman forward Anthony Lamb dropped 11 points and 7 rebounds including a 3-point play with 90 seconds remaining that got the game within one before DiSalvo's game-winning shot.
With the win, Irondequoit will play Bishop Kearney in the Class AA state qualifier on Wednesday, March 6 at Blue Cross Arena at 8:45.