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STAC Finals set, Patriots sweep semis

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The Southern Tier Athletic Conference basketball final matchups have been set. On the boys side, two very close games foreshadow a competitive matchup in the finals.

Binghamton needed overtime to get past Johnson City 68-65. Kyhil Pinkney and Nick Snyder led the Patriots with 18 points while JC's Dominic Nadz led all scorers with 26 points. In the other semifinal in Norwich, the home Purple Tornado eked out a one point win over visiting Horseheads, 44-43. Norwich and Binghamton will meet in the STAC Finals on Friday at 7:30 at Union-Endicott.

On the girls side, a couple of blowouts set up Friday's 5:30 finals, also at U-E. Horseheads and Binghamton both securing road victories. Horseheads beat Seton 78-58, Binghamton topping Norwich 53-37.