Two years ago, Pittsford Mendon fell one bucket short of a state championship.
Not this time.
The Vikings came back from a four point halftime deficit to win the Class A state final 59-50 over Seton Catholic (Binghamton) at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy Sunday morning.
It’s the first state championship in program history.
“It’s surreal right now,” head Todd Julien said. “I feel like our program has been very good for a very long time, but we’ve been chasing this thing for a very long. Just to help these kids in a little bit of the way you do as a coach to get there, I’m so happy for our kids.”
Mendon took control of the game with a 17-2 run to open the second half. They led by just two after three quarters, but built enough of a fourth quarter lead to finish their championship stress free.
Alana Fursman led the Vikings with 20 points. Lexi Green had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Ellie Mooney also scored 10.
Marina Maerkl led all scorers with 22 points for Seton Catholic.
Neither team shot the ball all that well. Seton made only three of 15 three point attempts. Mendon was 4 for 20.
The Vikings finished their season 25-1 with the one loss in midseason against Penfield.