MANSFIELD, P.A. (WENY) - The North Penn-Mansfield boys basketball team bounced back in exciting fashion over the weekend to keep their season alive. After falling to Troy in the District IV Class 3A Championship, the Tigers traveled to Delone Catholic and picked up a 68-65 win in the first round of states. Now, they look to keep things rolling.

North Penn-Mansfield (25-3) will play in its first PIAA Sweet 16 since 2011 and will aim to advance to their first state quarterfinal since 2007 when they take on District 11 champion, Executive Education on Wednesday night at Shamokin High School.

Executive Education 21-4 after cruising to a 69-49 win over String Theory in the first round of the state tournament. Their roster includes two brothers who are 6'11" and 6'9". They also have talented guards including sophomore Rylan Muniz, who has hit nearly 70 threes this season.

WENY Sports caught up with North Penn-Mansfield as they discussed what it will take to tally a win against the Raptors.

"One of the tendencies when you play teams that are bigger than you, you think about people blocking your shots, you tend to overpass and when you overpass it ends up being turnovers," said Head Coach, Kipper Burleigh. "So when we're open, we want to let it fly and we don't want to fade or try to avoid. We want to go into them and at them and I think good things will happen."

"Keeping our composure will definitely help," said senior forward, Brody Burleigh. "They seem to be a team that is very fast-paced so I think if we can slow them down it'll be able to work. We see that they have some tall people so being able to blow past them and work against their height."

The team also reflected on how special it's been to have this kind of success.

"It's a cool experience for our program and everyone on the team," said junior Karson Dominick. "We've been practicing every day and we've been playing our season for this moment right here. We've been playing together, we're a family. We just need to keep going and it's an amazing experience for everybody."

"This is an easy team to coach," said Burleigh who will retire at the end of this season after 22 years of coaching the program. "They're unselfish, they want to work hard, they listen, they generally like each other and they play for one another, and it's a tight group. The word family gets used a lot. They enjoy being here and that's impressive because we've been at this since November and now we're just a few days away from the first day of spring and they're still happy to be here. A couple of games we lost, it would be nice to have those back, but we are excited about where we are and we think we've got a great chance to make it to the final eight."

Tip-off for Wednesday's Second Round matchup is set for 7 PM.