Unatego missed four three-point shots on its final possession.
“It was back and forth. I think the lead changed on six straight possessions,” Bonczkowski said. “They would be a Class B-sized school. It was a really good game between two good teams, and I think it could have gone either way.”
Manzanero scored 11 points and Mannina scored nine points to lead Unatego.
Benjamin won the championship game by 20 points over Portsmouth, Ohio.
In the first-round game on Dec. 28, Unatego beat Erie Central Tech from Pennsylvania, 47-31.
Manzanero, Cassidy Newman and Marissa Woodard scored 10 points apiece to lead the Spartans.
Unatego (5-2, 3-0) is at Deposit today.
Brookfield 55, Edmeston 40
Linton Wainwright scored a game-high 16 points, including four three-point shots, but six days after upsetting Morris, Edmeston lost on the road in a non-league game.
“We played lights out against Morris,” Edmeston coach Darren Belden said. “It was the first time we had all our players healthy and we put it all together. Then we come back to school today and (starting guard) Logan Vibbard is home sick. Hopefully, we can get him back for the league game on Friday.
“We played hard, we just did not play smart and quick,” he continued. “(Brookfield) hustled a little bit better than we did. It seemed like they got to every loose ball.”
Austin Head scored 14 points and Jake Cowan had 11 to lead Brookfield.
Nick DeVries scored nine points for Edmeston (3-4, 2-2), which hosts Milford on Friday.
Deposit 45, Hancock 44
Matt Mills made a free throw with 6.8 seconds left to give Deposit a road win in the Midstate Athletic Conference.
Mills led Deposit with 14 points.
Hancock (0-7, 0-3) led by five points with two minute left, but Deposit scored the final six points. Tyler Philips scored 27 points, including six three-point shots, to lead the Wildcats, who host Bainbridge-Guilford on Friday.