Once upon a time, Bainbridge-Guilford and Greene seemed to square off in league championship games nearly every year. It’s been 13 seasons since the two made the Susquenango Association (now Midstate Athletic Conference) a yearly date, and that storied 1990s rivalry is renewed Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Oneonta State’s Fieldhouse in the MAC title game.
“Four years in a row we met for the league championship,” said B-G coach Bob Conway, who also remembered the results of those games well. “Yup, they got better of us in those games.”
Conway and Greene head coach Bill Case battled on opposite ends of the basketball floor during those wars, and remain on the sidelines all those years later. The duo has over 800 combined career wins, and umpteen division titles and league championships over their long careers. “It’s been a great rivalry, friendly and competitive over the years,” Conway said, whose club is the defending league champion.