Holiday Hoops


Rick Lyons Staff Writer:  Over the holidays most high school basketball teams in an effort to stay sharp over the school break, step out of conference play and run with non league opponents.  Monday saw five Wasaren teams in action and it was rough sledding for the league squads, dropping four of the five contests.  Here’s a closer look.

Girls Basketball

Hudson 64  Stillwater 56 OT

Leading Scorers: Bluehawks – Jasmine Peck 21   Selena Jones 16   Mykal Walters 13    Warriors – Breanna Sheehan 18   Abby Higgins 17   Danika Svendsen 10

Key Stat:  The Bluehawks held a big advantage at the free throw line converting on 20 of 28, while Stillwater was just 7 of 14 from the stripe.

Take Away:  Hudson with the win improves to a perfect 7-0 on the season while the Warriors drop to 4-6 with the loss.


Hoosick Falls 66  Canton 55

Leading Scorers: Panthers – Megan Flynn 23   Kelly Pine – 18    Canton – Natalie DiSalvo 23

Key Stat:  The Falls ran out to a 20 point cushion leading 39-19 at the break, and cruised to their seventh win in eight tries.

Take Away: Pine and Flynn who combined for 41 points are the highest scoring girls tandem in the league and a nightmare for opponents.


Boys Basketball

Fort Ann 82  Granville 59

Leading Scorers:  Cardinals – Tyler Mattison 38   Nick Lehoisky 17   Jeremy Johnson 12   Horde –  Trace Bourn 22   Morgan Williams 13

Key Stat:  Trailing by one after one, the Cardinals out scored the Horde 47-28 over the next two periods to take control.

Take Away:  Fort Ann runs their record to 8-0 with the victory, while Granville falls to 2-8.


Saratoga Catholic 70  Greenwich 63

Leading Scorers: Spa – Connor Farrington 33   Colin Bradley 16   Witches – Colin Skiff 16  George Ostrowski 15  Lukas Whitehouse 14   Brandon Stout 11

Key Stat:  In a close game throughout where Greenwich held a 10-1 advantage in made 3’s and placed four players in doubles, the defensive end of the floor gave up 70 with  Farrington dropping 33.

Take Away:  Spa Catholic improved to 4-6, and the Witches drop to 2-5 with the loss.


Cohoes 53  Hoosick Falls 47

Leading Scorers: Cohoes – Marguis Alston 14  Josh Giller 12  Jah’lier Martin 10    Panthers – Connor McCart 13

Key Stat:  A 22 -8 fourth period fueled the Cohoes comeback win in a back and forth contest that was tied at halftime, and saw the Panthers lead 39-31 after three.

Take Away:  Two good squads that will enjoy fine seasons and just might see each other again come sectional time.


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