ALBANY -- The St. Joseph Notre Dame boys basketball team used a 19-1 run, bridging the third and fourth quarters, to take control of a close game and win the Tri-County Athletic League tournament championship Saturday at Albany High.

Temidayo Yussuf and Lamont Banks once again teamed up for a dominant performance for the Pilots, combining for 40 points, 14 rebounds and five assists. Yussuf led all scorers with 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting.

Banks scored 18 points on eight of 12 shooting. He and Yussuf each pulled down seven rebounds.

St. Joseph coach Don Lippi said he hadn't realized his team put together a 19-1 run. The Pilots (24-5) scored the final 10 points of the third quarter. The final few seconds was especially devastating for the Pride (17-13).

Esteban Lovato nailed a 3-pointer with less than 15 seconds left. Salesian pushed the ball up court and Brandon McGhee took a jumper from inside the paint that missed. Yussuf grabbed the rebound and pushed it up court to Marcus Harris, who buried a 3-pointer at the buzzer. What had been a 41-39 lead suddenly was 47-39.

Another key to the game was shooting from the floor. The Pilots made 24 of 48 shots (50 percent) on the night while Salesian hit just 27 percent (13 of 47), including just 3-of-24 (13 percent) in the second half and just 1-of-14 (7 percent) in the fourth quarter.

Marquel Johnson led the Pride with 17 points. Bernard Ward had 10 points and eight rebounds.

TCAL Playoffs Championship St. Joseph Notre Dame 62, Salesian 46

Salesian (17-13)

Johnson 5 2-2 17, Ward 3 3-3 10, Hernandez 2 0-0 6, Dunn 0 2-2 2, McGhee 1 1-2 4, Gray 1 0-0 2, Galloway 1 3-4 5, Toailoa 0 0-2 0. Totals 13 11-15 46.

St. Joseph Notre Dame (24-5)

Smith 1 0-2 3, Lovato 4 0-0 9, Harris 3 1-1 9, Banks 8 2-4 18, Yussuf 8 7-9 23. Totals 24 10-18 62.

Salesian          15          16          8          7--          46

St. Joseph Notre Dame          19          10          18          15--          62

3-point goals: Johnson 5, Hernandez 2, Ward, McGhee, Harris 2, Smith, Lovato. Technical foul: Ward. Highlights: SJND -- TCAL tournament champions; Harris 4 assists; Banks 10 rebounds; Yussuf 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals.