As most everyone knows, the Wasaren is a highly competitive league year in and year out and when sectional play rolls around the conference teams are a handful for opponents. That proved true again last night as this year’s sectional tournament got underway with five league squads taking the floor in opening round runs.
Mechanicville 53 Watervliet 39
Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Madison Harrington 12 Sammy Pasinella 11 ‘Vliet – Ali Changa 17
Key Stat: After missing their first 13 shot attempts and falling behind 22-5 midway through the second, the Raiders out scored the Canoneers 24-8 over the final eight minutes to post the come from behind “W”.
Next Up : At Hudson on Wednesday
Granville 60 Johnstown 50
Leading Scorers: Horde – Trace Bourn 20 Morgan Williams 13 Matthew Fuller 10 Sir Bills – Devin Boyle 14 Jamal Vasquez 10
Key Stat: An 18-13 fourth quarter and a 17 of 20 effort from the foul line fueled the Horde victory.
Next Up: At #4 Hudson on Tuesday
Hoosic Valley 60 Cairo-Durham 57
Leading Scorers: Valley – Dan Joslin 27 Issac Sanchez 11 BP – Kolby Phillips 16 Tom McGahanis 15 Peter Massman 11 Jacob Hall 11
Key Stat: The Indians held an 8-3 advantage from deep, with Joslin bottoming five triples on the night.
Next Up: At Broadalbin-Perth on Tuesday
Cambridge 45 Corinth 37
Leading Scorers: Indians – Shawn Lemieux 12 Daniel Genevick 10 Kordell Benson 10
Key Stat: Down 28-24 after three periods, the Indians out scored the Tomahawks 21-9 in the fourth to post the win.
Next Up: At #1 Berne-Knox on Tuesday.
Schuylerville 79 Tamarac 47
Leading Scorers: Black Horses – Will Griffen 20 Clay Patrick 12 Bengals – Anthony Zotto 17 Mike Marrow 12
Key Stat: Schuylerville put 30 points on the board in the first period, led 53-23 at the half, and cruised to the opening round “W”.
Next Up: At Voorheesville on Tuesday.