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Constitution rolls past Farrell for state title

Sparked by senior Ahmad Gilbert, Constitution stormed to a 27-point lead in the first quarter and buried District 10's Farrell, 85-53, Friday afternoon at Hershey's Giant Center to claim the PIAA Class A state boys' basketball title.

With Gilbert posting 12 of his game-high 28 points, the Generals (24-8) were comfortably ahead, 31-4, going into the second quarter.

Constitution, the Public League's runner-up, earned its third state crown. It won at the Class A level last season and in 2012.

Gilbert, a George Mason commit, drilled six three-pointers. The 6-foot-7 wing added 11 rebounds (four on offense), four assists, three steals, and two blocks.

Fellow seniors Kimar Williams (eight assists, six rebounds) and Chad Andrews-Fulton (14 rebounds) chipped in 20 and 14 points, respectively. Akeem King was next in line with seven.

Farrell (24-5) committed nine turnovers in the first quarter. Malik Miller paced the outmanned Steelers with 24 points.

The Generals shot 11 for 22 from three-point distance. They collected 23 offensive rebounds compared to Farrell's four.

Constitution's Haneef Vaughn made four steals, while Gilbert and Andrew-Fulton had three apiece.