Bethpage completed what longtime coach Tom Gargiulo called “one of the best comebacks in my 25 years,” when the Golden Eagles came from behind to knock off Friends Academy 39-34, in a Conference ABC-V game tonight.

Bethpage trailed 30-18 at the start of the fourth quarter, and a quick score pushed that deficit to 32-18  before the Eagles rattled off a 21-2 run to close out the game.

Brianna Black (15 points, five assists) hit a three-pointer late in the fourth to finally put Bethpage ahead, at 35-34. Nicole Gallagher, who scored all 10 of her points in the final frame, and Black followed with a pair of free throws each to ice the game.

Gargiulo attributed the turnaround to a switch to man-to-man defense. It worked. Friends scored 11 points in the first quarter and 12 in the second, but managed just four in the fourth.

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The win also puts Gargiulo at 245 wins for his career, putting 250 in reach.