VESTAL (WBNG BINGHAMTON) The Union-Endicott Tigers have their eyes set on the future in the Class AA state playoffs, but forgive them if they take a little extra time living in the past.
After all, U-E pulled off a massive upset to get this far.
Coach Joe Alger said it was a game people "would talk about forever." His Tigers knocked off second-ranked and perennial powerhouse Mount Vernon in the state quarterfinals, 69-66 in overtime.
Up next is Jamestown in the semis, and U-E expects to use the same magic it used to knock off Mount Vernon.
"I expect what happened today: us to play hard, no matter who we play, or how big the team is or how fast they are, we'll come to play," said CJ Krowiak, who poured in 25 points in the quarterfinal.
"Resiliency...their backs [are] against the wall and they kept fighting. You can't ask any more from a high school student. They did their jobs," Alger said.
Union-Endicott will take on Section VI winner Jamestown Saturday March 15 at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 12:30 p.m.
Elsewhere, the Maine-Endwell girls continue their march in Class A against Sutherland from Section V. That game is scheduled for Friday, March 14, 12:30 at Hudson Valley Community College.
In Class C, the Harpursville girls play Section II champ
The Hornets tip off Saturday at 2:15 at Hudson Valley Community College.