Stillwater and Mechanicville secured easy victories on Tuesday night setting up a Friday night run in Stillwater between the two squads that will decide what team, or how many teams will claim a championship.
If Stillwater wins on Friday they alone will claim the league title, but if Mechanicville prevails they would share the championship with the Warriors. Also in the picture are the Hoosick Falls Panthers who with a win themselves on Friday coupled with a Mechanicville victory would be the third squad to finish with a 12-2 league mark creating a tri-champion scenario.
Here’s a closer look at all the games from last night.
Stillwater 74 Tamarac 28
Leading Scorers: Warriors – Mitchel Wayand 31 Jared D’Aloia 19 Indians – Dillon Maxon 9 Anthony Zotto 9
Key Stat: Stillwater bottomed 11 triples on the night including five each from Wayand and D’Aloia on their way to the easy win.
Records: Stillwater 12-1, 16-3 Tamarac 5-8, 8-10
Mechanicville 72 Cambridge 51
Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Evan Dunn 26 C.J. Tironi 13 Giovanni D’Ambro 11 Indians – Shawn Lemeiux 19
Key Stat: Dunn, Tironi and D’Ambro came within a bucket of out scoring Cambridge all by themselves. The three seniors leadership, and play has been rock solid all season for this Raider squad.
Records: Mechanicville 11-2, 15-3 Cambridge 1-12, 6-12
Hoosic Valley 44 Granville 43
Leading Scorers: Valley – Matt Espey 18 Horde – Matt Fuller
Key Stat: Granville held a 26-12 advantage at halftime, but the Valley out scored the Horde 20-5 in the third period taking a one point lead to the fourth, and hung on for the razor-thin “W”.
Records: Hoosic Valley 6-7, 8-10 Granville 5-8, 6-13
Hoosick Falls 61 Greenwich 50
Leading Scorers: Falls – Alex Mendez 18 Guy Milliman 16 Remington Hickey 14 Witches – George Ostrowski 15 Brendan Stout 15
Key Stat: The balance of the Panthers as they place three players in doubles not named Connor McCart is impressive. Opponents focus on stopping McCart who averages 21 points nightly for the Falls, but if and when that happens the rest of the Panthers are more than capable of scoring the basketball.
Records: Hoosick Falls 11-2, 12-6 Greenwich 2-11, 3-15