Here are some thoughts on things seen and heard around the Wasaren.
I’ve watched the Stillwater boys three times this year, and each time the Warriors defended with a different look. A 32 zone, a triangle and two, and most recently they played a box and one on the Falls Connor McCart.
Two top squads that prefer man to man and can really guard are the Hoosic Valley girls and Hoosick Falls boys. No secrets when you play either team. Here we are, in man, all night, can you beat us?
Granville boys looking for a .500 league campaign, are sitting at 5-6 with three to go. The Falls, Valley and Greenwich are left on the Horde schedule. Winning two of three is doable.
Great student sections throughout the league with Stillwater and Mechanicville at the top of the list. Vocal chants, but nothing out of line.
Hoosick Falls Alex Mendez was a flame thrower in the Panthers overtime win at Stillwater last week. The Falls guard buried four triples and 15 points in the first half, and finished with a game high 24.
Nice to see the Cambridge girls enjoying a fine season, fueled by multiple sets of sisters on the roster. The Mooneys, Nolans, and Snyder sisters along with Lynn Brownell, the youngest of three sisters in her own family, anchor the 11-5 Indians squad.
Stillwater’s Mitchel Wayand and Jared D’Aloia have combined for 98 3-pointers this year. Six of the eight league teams have totaled less makes from behind the arc.
In the girls 3-ball stats, Tamarac’s Hannah Kreiger and Emily Erickson have a similar thing going, having out scored five teams with their combined total of 44 hits from deep.
Congrats to Stillwater head coach Dave Cook for career win 200 last week.
The top teammate scoring tandems in the league are Kelly Pine and Megan Flynn of Hoosick Falls who together average 27.1 points nightly, while Stillwater’s Mitchel Wayand and Jared D’Aloia combine for 40.1 per, on the boys side of things.
How tough is it to win in the Wasaren? Just look at the Greenwich and Granville girls. Their combined league records are 2-20, but in non-league play the two squads are a combined 8-1.
The top girls free throw shooting team in the Wasaren is Tamarac at 63.6%, with the individual leader, the Bengals Emily Erickson who’s converted 44 0f 58 for 74.1 %.
For the boys, Mechanicville leads the way shooting 68.8% from the line, and the Red Raiders Evan Dunn leads not only the league, but all of Section II cashing in 64 of 71 for an impressive 90.1% from the stripe.