When we talked yesterday about the matchups between Hoosick Falls and Hoosic Valley one thing we didn’t discuss is how difficult it is to step on a good team’s home floor and secure a “W”. Both the Indian girls and Falls boys handled their business at home Friday night in a pair of games that highlighted a full slate of action in the Wasaren.
Hoosic Valley 55 Hoosick Falls 45: The Valley ran out to a 29-14 halftime lead, saw the Falls respond with an 18-9 third period, then played well down the stretch to post the victory.
The Indians, who have been scoring much better of late, put three players in double digits. Ashely Madigan with 13 points, and Renee Serafin and Becky Keasbey with 10 points each led the Valley offense.
Lizza Ryan scored 15 points and Kelly Pine and Logan Thayne added 14 and 10 points respectively to pace the Panthers.
Mechanicville 68 Greenwich 46: The Red Raiders hung 40 points on the board in the second half to pull away from the Witches and secure the road victory.
Julia Amedeo dropped 23 points and Taylor Grayson added 20 to lead the Raider attack that bottomed eight 3-pointers in the contest.
Olivia Barnes with 16 points and Molly Brophy with 12 points showed the way for Greenwich
Cambridge 37 Saratoga Catholic 35: In a low scoring affair where neither squad enjoyed a doubled figure quarter until the final eight minutes, Cambridge used a 14-12 edge in that final period to notch the narrow “W”.
Helen Mooney netted a game-high 18 points to lead Cambridge.
Emma VanDeCar scored 17 and Kristen Mahar added 10 points to pace the Saints.
Stillwater 50 Waterford 20: The Warriors jumped out to a 25-4 advantage after eight minutes of play and cruised to the win over the Fordians.
Danika Svendsen led Stillwater pouring in 20 points to lead all scorers on the night.
Annelise Rebel scored six points for Waterford.
Hoosick Falls 51 Hoosic Valley 35: The Panther won every quarter and gradually pulled away to earn the win and the Wasaren crown, the Falls fourth straight, and their seventh in the last nine years.
Alex Haynes with 16 points, Jon Kempf 13 points, and Evan McCart with 10 led the Panthers offensively.
Isaac Sanchez scored nine points to pace the Valley attack.
Stillwater 89 Waterford 68: The highest scoring tandem in the league was at it again Friday night as Jared D’Aloia and Zack Travis combined for 52 points leading the Warriors to the easy “W” over Waterford.
D’Aloia with 31 points, Travis 21 points, Nate Thrane 12 points, and Ezra Echeandia with 10 points fueled the high powered Stillwater attack.
Kyle Fairclough with 29 points and Bobby Valigorsky with 20 points paced the Fordians.
Saratoga Catholic 65 Cambridge 57: The Saints built a 35-22 halftime lead and hung on for the win over the Indians of Cambridge.
Another high scoring tandem in the league, Connor Farrington and Tyrel Tillman combined for 48 points and shot combined 17 of 18 from the charity stripe to lead Spa Catholic.
Shawn Lemieux with 22 points and Max Ratelle and Brenden Holcomb with 14 and 10 points led the Cambridge offense.
Mechanicville 56 Greenwich 42: The Red Raiders ran out to a 17-7 advantage after one, and went on to claim the comfortable victory over Greenwich.
Kendrick McCann scored 18 points and Robert Lemrow added 11 points for Mechanicville.
Bailey Winch with 12 points and Carson Mosher with 10 led the Witches offensively.