BATH - Mason Putnam became Prattsburgh's all-time single season scoring leader, scoring 43 points to lead top-seeded Prattsburgh past No. 5 Romulus Tuesday 70-52 in the semifinals Section V Class D1 playoffs.
"He got to the rim well today, attacking the basket," Prattsburgh head coach Brian Putnam said. "It's nice when it can be at the rim and not jumpshots all the time, it makes it easier."
Putnam wasted no time, netting 18 points in the first quarter as Prattsburgh led 27-12 after eight minutes.
Romulus cut the lead to 37-29 at halftime, but the Vikings outscored the Warriors 33-23 in the final two quarters of the game to maintain the lead.
"It was really nice, to be able to score like that is good," Brian Putnam said. "When we can score at that pace, it makes things a lot easier."
Putnam broke the previous record of 698 points scored in a single season with a new record of 708 with his total of 43.
Kris Johnson added 11 points for the Vikings and James Crowder had seven points.
Spencer John led Romulus with 16 points and Daryl Morrell chipped in 10 points.
Prattsburgh will advance to the Section V Class D1 finals at 1 p.m. Saturday against third-seeded Belfast at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, NY. The Vikings advance to the finals for the second consecutive season, winning last year.
"Our first day at boot camp every year we talk about one of our goals getting back to the Blue Cross," said Brian Putnam. "It's nice to get back there, it's a great place to play with a great atmosphere."