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GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - John Rooney has scored 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Hoosic Valley to a 67-55 victory over Middle Early College in the Class C final at the New York State Boys High School Basketball Championships.

Rooney shot 12 of 17 from the field Saturday and was named most valuable player of the tournament.

Mike Pierre added 24 points for the Indians (22-3). They led 27-26 at halftime and used a 10-2 run early in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Brian Brown scored 24 points and Tarron Scott added 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Kats (19-6).

Middle Early College coach Randall Rich picked up his second technical foul late in the fourth and was ejected.

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