Boys Basketball Team Earns Finalist Plaque

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Babylon’s Fernando Vasquez scored a game-high 27 points in the New York State Class B Boys Basketball Championship Game in Glens Falls, N.Y., as the Panthers wrapped up their historic season with a New York State finalist plaque for the first time in program history.
    
Despite falling just short against Watervliet in the title game, the Panthers have nothing to hang their heads about. Babylon finished 22-4 overall, including a deep playoff run that included victories over perennial contenders such as Syracuse Westhill, Marlboro and Wheatley. Vasquez led the way in the state final four tournament, notching 67 points over a two-game span. Ray Wardell was another key contributor for the Panthers come playoff time, as he scored 18 points in the championship game. Standout junior Jake Carlock added nine to the Panthers’ tally.
    
Babylon fought all the way back from a 35-19 halftime deficit in the state championship game to force an unlikely overtime period. Despite the heartbreaking loss, the Panthers showed heart and determination that will propel them to success for years to come. Congratulations on a great season to remember.

Babylon- A Class Act: http://www.newsday.com/sports/columnists/bob-herzog/babylon-a-class-act-even-after-its-tough-loss-in-state-final-1.4831126