March 23, 2015

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) A New York City-area high school has apologized for taunts its students aimed at Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's daughter during the state tournament semifinals.

The principal of Albertus Magnus High School in Rockland County sent a letter Monday to Jamesville-DeWitt High School's girls' varsity basketball team, including Jamie Boeheim, apologizing for the students' ''inappropriate remarks'' on Friday.

The Post-Standard of Syracuse reports the Syracuse-area school was en route to a 56-33 win over the previously unbeaten and No. 1-ranked downstate school in the Class A semis when Jamie Boeheim, a freshman, got into the game. Some Albertus Magnus students at the game played outside Albany started chanting, ''Where's the cheater?''

The taunt was a reference to the NCAA's sanctioning of Syracuse's basketball program for academic and benefits violations.

Jamie Boeheim scored a basket, quieting the hecklers.

Jamesville-DeWitt lost the next day in the finals to the Buffalo area's Williamsville South.

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