Tied after regulation on Tuesday, New Paltz High School boys basketball coach Stu Robinson reminded his team:
“We were just here.”
After an overtime win over Washingtonville on the road Monday, the Huguenots pulled out a 50-48 win in extra time over visiting Saugerties.
“I told them ‘we were just in this position. Let’s go after it again,’ ” said Robinson, whose Huguenots improved to 5-4. “I think our win (Monday) kind of gave us some momentum coming into (Tuesday). A couple of the other guys stepped up, who hadn’t really had their day. It was good.”
Michael Holohan led New Paltz with 14 points, with Axel Rodriguez behind him scoring 11. The Huguenots trailed 20-19 at halftime, but won the overtime frame, 6-4.
Robinson said he understood the challenge Saugerties, the defending Section 9 Class A champion, would present.
Corey Burke scored a career-high 16 points in New Paltz’s 59-54 overtime win Monday. Rodriguez added 12.
New Paltz will host Marlboro on Tuesday. The Iron Dukes beat the Huguenots, 53-44, on Jan. 8.
“We played a close game with them last Friday and had our opportunities,” Robinson said. “It will be a tough game down to the end.”
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