On Wednesday night the top four league squads earned wins over the bottom four conference teams, but Friday night the schedule-maker had the front running quartet square off with each other. Hoosick Falls hosted Tamarac, while the Indians of Hoosic Valley paid a visit to Cambridge.
Hoosick Falls 52 Tamarac 44
Leading Scorers: Falls – Megan Flynn 20 Bengals – Hannah Kreiger 12 Cassidy Medved 11
Key Stat: Tamarac held a one-point lead at 37-36 after three periods, but a 16-7 fourth quarter for the Falls decided this one.
Take Away: Hoosick Falls completes the first half of league runs at a perfect 7-0, while the Bengals at 5-2 after this tough loss, are still in the hunt.
Hoosic Valley 36 Cambridge 32
Leading Scorers: Valley – Kate Kennelly 10 Indians – Lynn Brownell 12
Key Stat: Yet another game decided in the final eight minutes as the two squads were tied entering the fourth where a 10-6 advantage for the Valley was enough to give them the “W”.
Take Away: The Valley and Cambridge both sit at 5-2, both can play with anyone, and both will be in the race the rest of the way.
Greenwich 63 Granville 52
Leading Scorers: Witches – Olivia Barnes 23 Sabrina Whitehouse 17 Isabelle Kuzmich 10 Horde – Alexis Smith 21 Gabby Hunt 16
Key Stat: Greenwich won every quarter to post their first league win of the year.
Take Away: Both teams put points on the board Friday night, but will need to improve defensively over the second half of the schedule to earn more victories.
Stillwater 45 Mechanicville 42
Leading Scorers: Warriors – Danika Svendsen 17 Red Raiders – Amanda Kenyon 14
Key Stat: Stillwater converted 10 of 17 free throws while the Raiders attempted just two on the night.
Take Away: With the win the Warriors improve to 3-4 on the season, while Mechanciville drops to 2-5 with the loss.