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Glens Falls boys' basketball wins state title in overtime thriller


Glens Falls' Joseph Girard III gestures toward the student fan section after winning the Class B final at the NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships in Binghamton, N.Y., Saturday, March 16, 2019.


Glens Falls' Joseph Girard III gestures toward the student fan section after winning the Class B final at the NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships in Binghamton, N.Y., Saturday, March 16, 2019.


Glens Falls' Joseph Girard III gestures toward the student fan section after winning the Class B final at the NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships in Binghamton, N.Y., Saturday, March 16, 2019.


Glens Falls' Joseph Girard III gestures toward the student fan section after winning the Class B final at the NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Championships in Binghamton, N.Y., Saturday, March 16, 2019.


The mind-numbing chain of events turned a potentially gut-wrenching defeat into a joyous crescendo of emotion for the Indians after Girard capped a 50-point effort to secure a championship to match the state title the football team captured in November.


As joyous as the Indians' postgame celebration was, along with the subsequent afterglow 30 minutes later, across the arena stood shocked Lowville players — many with tears in their eyes trying to come to grips with a painful conclusion — as they emerged from the locker room to be consoled by family and friends.






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