Seven of the nine Wasaren girls squads will compete in sectional play this year but just one team is in action tonight. The Cambridge Indians play host to the Cairo-Durham Mustangs in a Class C play-in run.
The Mustangs of the Patroon Conference finished the regular season with a 7-12 mark. They’ve struggled to score averaging just 38 points per contest with Mikaela Phillips leading the offense at 9.7 points per. Of late, Cairo-Durham was winners in 2 of their last 3 outings.
Cambridge put together a 7-13 season in the tough Wasaren. The Indians score just over 40 points nightly with Helen Mooney’s 11.5 per game leading the attack. Bridley Nolan provides a deep ball threat for Cambridge with 32 makes from beyond the arc. The Indians split their last four games of the regular season.
While some statistics look quite similar between the two squads the glaring difference is their level of competition throughout the year. The Wasaren is a much stronger conference with Cambridge facing Tamarac, Hoosick Falls, and Hoosic Valley two times each. Tamarac and the Falls are the #2 and #4 seeds respectively in Class B, while the Valley is the #2 seed in Class C.
I think that gauntlet known as the Wasaren schedule, will pay dividends for the Indians of Cambridge tonight.