It was a battle of survival, the truest test of wills.

In the final analysis, Riverside Academy had just a smidge more than a talented, determined Lincoln, New York squad.

Garland Robertson scored five points in the second overtime as the Rebels outlasted the Railsplitters 75-70 in the semifinals of the Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic at the Alario Center Friday night to remain unbeaten on the season.

“We knew we had to bear down on defense, get stops and turnovers,” Robertson said. “I knew I had to knock down free throws. We are a tough team and we were not going to allow ourselves to lose this one.”

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