As anyone who has followed the Wasaren over the years knows, it’s a battle every night out, and that held true Tuesday night as the Valley tested front-running Stillwater, while Hoosick Falls handed Mechanicville their second straight loss.
Hoosick Falls 64 Mechanicville 55
Leading Scorers: Falls – Remington Hickey 17 Guy Milliman 14 Connor McCart 12 Raiders – Giovanni D’Ambro 18 Evan Dunn 16 C.J. Tironi 10
Key Stat: The Red Raiders out scored the Panthers 32-30 in the second half but the Falls had built and 11 point cushion by halftime. The lines were a big factor with the Falls converting on 17 free throws to the Raiders 9, and from beyond the arc Hoosick Falls held and 11-8 advantage in makes with six different Panthers finding the range from deep.
Take Away: Both team are now 6-2 in league play, and both can still claim the Wasaren title.
Stillwater 50 Hoosic Valley 45
Leading Scorers: Warriors – Mitchel Wayand 21 Jared D’Aloia 14 Indians – Matt Espey 14 Jeff Carrozza 11
Key Stat: Stillwater held a 33-20 edge over the middle two periods to capture the well earned victory over the Indians who trailed by just two at the half, 24-22.
Take Away: The Warriors improve to 8-0 while the Valley absorbs the tough loss and drops to 3-5 in the league.
Greenwich 68 Tamarac 51
Leading Scorers: Witches – George Ostrowski 28 Brenden Stout 11 Lukas Whitehouse 10 Bengals – Dillon Maxon 17 Mike Morrow 11
Key Stat: A 21-10 first period for the Witches set the tone, for a comfortable win, a game in which Greenwich buried nine 3’s with five different players joining in.
Take Away: Greenwich get’s their second league “W” putting 68 on the board, and with their ability to score the ball, should be a tough out over the remainder of the schedule.