continued Longo broke the postgame huddle with a reminder to his players that with this win, they were one final step away from redemption.
First there was last year’s loss to Homer in the sectional championship game, which they avenged with a 15-6 win in the quarterfinals on May 18. Then it was the 9-8 overtime loss to this Westhill team back on May 3, one of just two defeats on the season, atoned for on this night.
The last step comes in Saturday’s sectional final, when the Lakers look to avenge its only other loss this season at the hands of LaFayette, who held off CBA 14-11 in the other semifinal. Game time at Cicero-North Syracuse's Bragman Stadium is 5 p.m.