At first glance of tonight’s Wasaren schedule you might wonder if they’ll be any close games played, but we know better in this league, and as the saying goes, “On any given night.”
So let’s take a look at a pair of match-ups that may provide late game excitement on a Friday night in the Wasaren.
Girls – Cambridge @ Tamarac
Records: Cambridge 7-4, 11-5 Tamarac 8-3, 10-5
Last Meeting: Cambridge 44 Tamarac 33
Leading Scorers: Cambridge – Helen Mooney 10.2 Tamarac – Emily Erickson 12.1
Going In: Both squads are enjoying a nice season and with three league games remaining want to finish strong before heading into sectional play.
In their first meeting Cambridge trailed by eight at halftime but put together a big second half for the come from behind “W”.
While Mooney leads the Indians in scoring, Cambridge has five players averaging between 5 and 7.5 points per contest providing nice balance to the attack.
Erickson and Hannah Kreiger lead the Bengals offensively combining for 21.2 points nightly. The tandem likes to shoot it from deep with 43 makes combined from beyond the arc.
Boys – Mechanciville @ Hoosic Valley
Records: Mechanicville 9-2, 12-3 Hoosic Valley 4-7, 6-10
Last Meeting: Mechanicville 42 Hoosic Valley 41
Leading Scorers: Mechanicville Evan Dunn 15.7 Hoosic Valley Matt Espey 12.2
Going In: The Red Raiders enter tied for second place in the league standings with Hoosick Falls, one game behind first place Stillwater. Hoosic Valley is tied for fifth with Tamarac but with a strong finish could elevate the Indians to the top half of the conference.
In their first meeting the Raiders held a seven point cushion heading to the final period of play before escaping with the one point decision.
Dunn with Giovanni D’Ambro, and C.J.Tironi lead the Raider attack that can hurt you in transition, or half court sets. Defensively Mechanciville leads the league in points allowed giving up just 44.5 points per game.
Espey, Dan Joslin, and Issac Sanchez pace the Valley attack that at times has struggled to score averaging 45.4 points nightly. Sanchez has added 10.5 points per since joining the squad eight games ago.