The last time Weedsport’s boys basketball team won a sectional championship was 1980.
Warriors coach Jon Sgarlata wasn’t born yet. CNN had just launched on television. Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was in theaters.
That changed Saturday afternoon as Weedsport (22-2) ended its 40-year title drought with a 61-52 victory over Cooperstown (18-6) in the Class C final at SRC Arena.
An emotional Jake Brown fell to his knees once the final buzzer sounded. He had just scored a game-high 21 points along with four rebounds to lead the Warriors to a victory over the same team that eliminated them from last season’s sectional semifinals.
Final: Weedsport 61, Cooperstown 52.
The Warriors claim their first sectional title in 40 years. pic.twitter.com/dMRo6OUQsx
— Mike Curtis (@MikeACurtis2) March 7, 2020
— Kate Callaway (@KateCallawayTV) March 7, 2020
Weedsport wins their first Sectional title since 1980. They will be back here for Regionals next week when they will take on the Section IV Class C champion Newfield. Jake Brown wins MVP for the Warriors. @AthleticsWport pic.twitter.com/fuep07TsEY
— Section 3 Basketball (@Section3Basket1) March 7, 2020
Weedsport 61, Cooperstown 52
Warriors defeat the defending state champ to win the Section III Class C title, their first title since 1980. pic.twitter.com/zlM7bqyCCc
— Justin Ritzel (@CitizenRitz) March 7, 2020