With sectional championship weekend in high school basketball upon us, we caught up with Mechanicville's head coach Rian Richardson Friday morning on Big Board Sports ahead of the Class B title game in Glens Falls.

A surprising season to some, Richardson has led the Red Raiders to a 22-1 mark going into the championship against Schalmont; a team that has reluctantly waited its turn for this opportunity - to claim a sectional title without a Joseph Girard III-led Glens Falls team standing in its way.

Mechanicville tips off against the Sabres at 6:45pm on Friday night at the Cool Insuring Arena preceded by the Class C championship between 3-time defending champion Lake George and Waterford-Halfmoon.

It's the start of two-day event capping off a week-long of a games in Glens Falls. The Class D, A and AA title games will be played on Saturday.