The Black Knights outscored the Spartans, 22-12, over the final eight minutes, including going 10-for-12 from the free throw line during that span.
“Their size was a major problem and we were undisciplined,” Unatego coach Jim Knight said. “We decided to bomb away from the three-point line and we’re not very good when we do that. I was not pleased with our effort.”
Cady finished with a game-high 15 points.
Kellen Komenda and Phil Youngs scored 13 points apiece for Unatego (4-3), which will play Chenango Forks or Greene in the consolation at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.
Milford 60, Laurens 47
Will Ward scored all but two of his 16 points in the second half, helping Milford to a first-round victory in the Pat Grasso Tournament at Laurens.
Ward hit all three of his three-pointer in the second half, including one with 1 minute, 12 seconds left. With Milford ahead by five and one second on the shot clock, Ward received an inbound and hit a hurried three to give Milford a 55-47 lead.
“That kind of broke our back,” Laurens coach Andy Carr said of Ward’s three.
Peyton Griffiths had a game-high 17 points, with 13 coming in the first half. Carr said he switched to a box-and-one on Griffiths in the second half, with Pheonix Howard and Josiah Wenck taking turns on Griffiths.
“We did a good job shutting (Griffiths) down, but we just didn’t close out good enough on the perimeter,” Carr said.
Blake Elliot contributed 10 points for Milford, which will play South Kortright in the final at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
Mitchell Barra had 13 points, and Howard and Ryan Holmes scored 11 apiece for the Leopards (2-5, 1-3), who’ll play Hancock in the consolation game at 6 p.m.
SK 74, Hancock 54
Trevor Holdridge scored 23 points to lead South Kortright to a first-round victory over Hancock in the Pat Grasso Tournament at Laurens.