Five Wasaren girls squads are in action tonight in Class B contests and here’s a quick breakdown of all five games.
#16 Broadalbin Perth @ #1 Hoosick Falls: Broadalbin Perth from the Foothills Council comes in with a 7-14 mark on the year. They score 38 points per game and are led in that category by Erica Kordjyak who averages 10.5 points per contest.
Hoosick Falls, winners in 17 of 18, score 51 points, and allow 35.5 on average. Kelly Pine and Megan Flynn lead the Panther attack both averaging 13.7 points per.
While the Foothills is a quality conference, it won’t matter tonight against this Panther squad.
#14 Catskill @ #3 Hoosic Valley: The Cats enter with an 11-10 record, advancing with a 47-36 victory over Ravena in the opening round. They average 40 points nightly, and Samantha Taylor, Shayna Ostrowsky, and Clinique Robinson combine for 30 of those points.
The Valley brings a 17-2 mark to the contest, scoring 44.5 per and allowing just 28 points nightly to their opponents. Kate Kennelly, Emily Norman, Cami Hren, and Becky Keasbey all score between 5.5 and 7.0 points per for the defensive-minded Indians.
The Valley has allowed just two teams all season to reach the 40 point mark, the Cats will struggle to get 30 points on the board tonight in Schaghticoke.
#11 Cobleskill @ #6 Tamarac: Catskill, (8-13) advanced with a 47-30 win over Albany Academy in the opening round, ending a seven game losing skid. Maya Nichols and Lauren Hill average 11.6 and 10.0 respectively to pace the Cobleskill attack.
Tamarac, winners in 7 of their last 8, Score just under 51 points per game, and allow 36 points defensively. Emily Erickson scores 13.1, and Hannah Kreiger adds 10.0 points to the Bengals attack. Erickson and Kreiger have combined to knock down 59 triples on the season for a Tamarac club that has made 96 three pointers on the year.
The Bengals beat Cobleskill 59-37 back in December. Tonight, while it’s mid February and a different month, the result remains the same.
#9 Stillwater @ #8 Schuylerville: Stillwater enters with a 9-11 record for the campaign. The Warriors average 30 points per, and give up 41.6. Abby Higgins leads the Stillwater offense scoring 14.7 nightly, and has made 27 3’s on the season.
Schuylerville who has also has played to a 9-11 mark this year, scores 41 points per and is led in the scoring department by Emily Valee who averages 11.1.
The Black Horses come in winners in 5 of their last 6, but the Warriors are battle tested after the Wasaren league schedule. If someone steps up to support Higgins in the scoring column Stillwater has a good chance to advance.
#21 Mechanicville @ #5 Hudson: The Red Raiders enter with a 5-15 season mark, and arrive fresh off of a 53-39 victory over Watervliet in the opening round. Julia Amedeo and Sammy Pasinella combine to score 17 points per contest to lead the Raider offense.
Hudson is a perfect 20-0 on the year and the Blue Hawks can score the ball averaging 56 points per outing. Selena Jones at 12.8 points, and Jasmyne Peck at 10.0 lead the Hudson attack.
Just twice this season have the Blue Hawks won by less than 10 points, one of those a 64 -58 decision over Stillwater. The Patroon can’t match the Wasaren in level of competition, but it will be a tall order for the Raiders to hand Hudson their first loss of the season tonight.