HERKIMER, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – It was a contentious matchup between Little Falls and Herkimer Friday night, no little part due to some smack-talk from Little Falls own mayor, Mark Blask, who happens to be one of the coaches of the Herkimer boys’ basketball team.

The Mounties, despite being down at the half and at the conclusion of the third quarter, came back to beat the Magicians for the second time this season, this time by a smaller margin than the first though, 47-45.

Coltan Frederick led all scorers with 26 of Little Fall’s 47 points, while Herkimer spread their scoring out between a pair of players, Kyle Carney with 16 and Zack Petucci with 14.

With the loss Herkimer falls to 12-5 on the season but keeps their spot as the sixth seeded team in Class C, while Little Falls moves to 16-1 and holds steady as the first seed.