Pittsford Mendon girls given hero's welcome after winning state basketball title

March 17, 2019 11:33 PM

PITTSFORD, N.Y. (WHEC)- The Pittsford Mendon girls basketball team has brought a state title to the Rochester area.

The Vikings defeated Seton Catholic in Sunday's Class A state title game 59-50 thanks to a 14-0 third quarter that helped seal the deal. The Vikings' Alana Fursman was named MVP of the tournament after scoring 24 points in the finale.

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The girls were welcomed back to Pittsford with a special fire truck escort. It is the first time in school history that the girls basketball team has won a state championship.

"It's just so emotional for everyone here, you know?" said Todd Julien, the team's head coach. 

"This thing has been building for a coupe of years and these kids... they put the time in. They really deserve this thing and I've never seen a happier bus ride in my life. It's been nonstop since we've pulled out. Just great stuff."

Congratulations to the Vikings! 


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