Syracuse Commit, Joe Girard III Leads Glens Falls To First Ever State Title
Binghamton, N.Y. - Syracuse Commit Joe Girard III continued to put on a show in the New York boys basketball state tournament, this time he did it in front of a completely sold out crowd. A familiar face in that crowd was Syracuse basketball head coach Jim Boeheim, who was there to watch the Glens Falls senior look to lead his team to the programs first state title in school history.
JG3 was forced into tough shots by Lowville scoring only 5 points in the first quarter. But, once the second half came rolling around, the senior played lights out. With three seconds remaining in overtime, New York's Mr. Basketball scored the game-winning basket to give the Indians a 75-74 win over Lowville. The buzzer went off and Girard went crazy, sprinting across the court to celebrate with Glens Falls students and fans.
Girard finished with 50 points, which is the second-highest point total in state tournament history behind Jack Lambert's 53 points.