Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Unless you were in the Union-Endicott locker room Saturday, you probably didn't think the Tigers could knock of second ranked Mount Vernon, but they did. U-E became the first Section IV Class AA boy's basketball team to win a state quarterfinal in more than 20 years.
Now, U-E finds itself in the state final four, and will face Jamestown from Section 6 on Saturday afternoon.
After the thrill of that dramatic overtime win over Mount Vernon, U-E has had a few days to let it sink in. While they're focused, they understand what that win means as well.
"It means a lot, you know, lately we've been getting a lot of support from the community and it's good to see people are paying attention to that," said senior CJ Krowiak. "To be the only team left for boys, it feels pretty good."
"The kids battled. They battled in that game and they know going forward that every team that we play is going to be the same caliber," said coach Joe Alger. "The final four teams are all great teams and we're going to need that same intensity and same effort come Saturday."
The Tigers face Jamestown on Saturday at the Glens Falls Civic Center at 12:30 p.m.