(2)Gates-Chili opened the 4th quarter on a 21-7 run to erase a seven point deficit and knock off (3)Hilton 73-68 in the Class AAA semifinals Saturday afternoon at Pittsford Sutherland High School.
Cierra Dillard led all scorers with 34 points, including 15 in the decisive final period. Kori Bayne-Walker added 20 points and eight assists.
Lauren Anten topped Hilton with 18 ponts. The Cadets were hurt when 6-2 center Amy Hasenhauer fouled out with six minutes left.
The Spartans get a rematch with top seeded Penfield in the title game on Thursday. Gates-Chili beat the Patriots in the 2011 championship game--the only team to do so all last season--and Penfield will enter this year's final 20-0.