Seven years ago Health Sciences Charter School didn't exist. After opening its doors in 2010 they added a basketball program a few years later, but plenty doubted the upstart program.
Five years later the Health Sciences boys basketball proved those people wrong, winning their first Section VI Class B title, knocking off perennial contender East Aurora 51-43.
"They faced a lot of criticism over the years," head coach Tyree Parker said. "[People said] we couldn't win the big games, and I'm just happy for the kids, happy for the school, happy for the program."
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Guard Kameron Briggs led the way with 22 points, including a clutch three-pointer in the final minutes to seal the win.
"It was a huge shot," Briggs said with a grin on his face. "Coach was screaming at me so you know I took the shot and it went in."
After the shot went in, Briggs' teammate Tyron Lott fell to his knees as he realized what his team had accomplished.
"I just got on my knees. It was just joy, that's all that was going through my head."
The win comes just a year after the Falcons lost in heartbreaking fashion to Fredonia -- a loss they used as motivation.
"We turned this program into a brotherhood," Briggs added. "We all got closer and closer throughout the season, we got a lot of beatdowns but we fought through it."
The Falcons state championship dreams remain alive after a win against Section V's Mynderse Academy on Saturday 50-47.