Girls Basketball, Witches Raiders Win Big

th1Opening night in league play saw Greenwich and Mechanicville post convincing wins on a Friday where all four contests were decided by wide margins.

Greenwich 70  Waterford 25:  The Witches ran past the Fordians behind a balanced attack, placing three players in doubles.

Molly Brophy dropped 25 points to lead Greenwich, who led 20-2 after the first period on their way to the easy win.  Olivia Barnes scored 11 points for the Witches with Emma Brophy adding 1o on a night where Greenwich had no trouble putting points on the board.

Hannah Canfield led the Waterford attack with 10 points.


Mechanicville 68  Saratoga Catholic 35:  The Red Raiders started and finished strong outscoring the Saints a combined 39-12 in the first and final periods in notching the decisive victory.

Amanda Kenyon and Sammy Pasinella hit for 16 each, and Charli Goverski added 15 including a trio of 3-pointers to lead Mechanicville.  The Raiders held an 8-2 advantage from behind the arc, part of an impressive early-season showing offensively by Mechanicville.

Emma DeVanCar with 10 points led the Saints.


Tamarac 50  Hoosic Valley 37:  The Bengals eased away from the Valley after intermission, outscoring the visitors from Schaghticoke 25-15 over the final two quarters to secure the “W”.

Emily Erickson with 16 points and Hannah Kreiger with 14 led Tamarac, who led by just three heading into halftime.

Alex Rifenburg scored 10 points to pace the Valley offense that managed double digits in only one quarter on the night.


Hoosick Falls 43  Stillwater 31:  The Panthers used a 16-5 third quarter advantage to break open a game tied at the half, and rode that cushion to the win over the Warriors.

Sidney Miller scored 12 points, and Kelly Pine added 10 for the Falls who tallied 29 second half points to pull away.

Stillwater’s Danika Svendsen led all scorers with 16 points in the contest.






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