Five league squads took to the hardwood over the weekend in preseason tournament, or non-league action as the basketball season starts to gain traction.
Schuylerville 65 Stillwater 55
Leading Scorers: Black Horses – Stratton Sherman 20 Paul Hashbarger 12 Warriors – Jared D’Aloia 32 Zack Travis 12
Key Stat: A 20-6 first quarter advantage for Schuylerville proved to be the difference as the teams played evenly throughout the remainder of the contest. For the second straight night Stillwater placed just four in the scoring column led in this one by D’Aloia’s career high of 32.
Greenwich 49 Warrensburg 36
Leading Scorers: Witches – Carson Mosher 16 Bailey Winch 11 Josh James 10 Burgers – Zack Smith 8
Key Stat: The Witches started and finished well outscoring Warrensburg 28-16 over the first and last periods to notch their first win of the season.
Cohoes 54 Mechanicville 50
Leading Scorers: Cohoes – Jakob Majkut 17 Marquis Alston 12 Red Raiders – Kendrick McCann 14 Alex Ciulla 12
Key Stat: Cohoes ran out to a 34-16 halftime lead and survived a 20-9 fourth quarter run by the Raiders to post the “W”.
Fort Ann 75 Saratoga Catholic 59
Leading Scorers: Cardinals – Tyler Matteson 34 Jon Allen 16 Jeremy Johnson 12 Saints – Tyler Harden 29 Connor Farrington 18 Tyrell Tillman 10
Key Stat: The Cardinals put 44 on the board in the first half and leading by 20, rode that cushion to the victory in the championship game of the Mike Bessen Tourney.
Beekmantown 56 Hoosic Valley 44
Leading Scorers: B’Town – Ashley Guynup 22 Indians – Cami Wren 16 Becky Keasby 12
Key Stat: Beekmantown scored doubled digits in every quarter, and held a 32-15 advantage at the half, going on to claim the victory in the Rusty Grestini Tourney Final.