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Though the Upstate Eight Conference did not officially term Friday's matchup between River Division winner Larkin and Valley Division winner Neuqua Valley a true championship game, the players knew better. "It definitely felt like that," Wildcats senior guard Jabari Sandifer said.And Neuqua Valley definitely played like that. The Wildcats left no doubt as to which boys basketball team was tops in the UEC during the regular season. They opened the third quarter on a 20-4 run and turned a 5-point halftime lead into a 71-52 blowout. Sandifer and 6-foot-4 senior Pat Kenny each contributed 6 points during the decisive third-quarter push. Kenny, who led all scorers with 21 points, finished with 6 rebounds and 2 blocked shots. Sandifer scored 20 points to go with 4 blocks, 3 steals and 3 assists.