The opening round of the Section II basketball tournament Tuesday night saw a dozen Wasaren girls and boys teams take the floor in both the B and C classifications.
Tamarac 76 Ravena 31
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Emily Erickson 24 Renna Poulin 12 Ravena – Samantha Baker 12 Carly Cross 10
Take Away: The Bengals scored 20 or more in each of the first three periods cruising to the easy “W” in what they hope will be a long sectional run.
Next Up: Johnstown on Saturday @ Glens Falls @ 7:30
Hoosic Valley 69 Rensselaer 36
Leading Scorers: Valley – Alex Rifenburg 19 Rams – Tianna Dewar 12 Giovita Johnson 12
Take Away: Rifenburg adds 10 rebounds to 19 points for a double/double, and anytime the Valley scores this well with the way they guard, it goes in the win column.
Next Up: Mechanicville @ Hoosic Valley Friday 7:30
Greenwich 48 Maple Hill 38
Leading Scorers: Witches – Olivia Barnes 20 Molly Brophy 10 Hilltoppers – Mary Olsen 16
Take Away: In a close game throughout the Witches held a 35-29 advantage entering the final period and closed out the Hilltoppers to advance.
Next Up: @ Mekkel Christian Academy Friday @ 7:30
Hoosick Falls 56 Schuylerville 30
Leading Scorers: Falls – Kelly Pine 29 Eliza Whitman 12 Black Horses – Hunter VanArnum 10
Take Away: The Panthers held Schuylerville to single digits in two the of the first three periods, and coasted to the opening round victory.
Next Up: Hudson @ Glens Falls Friday @ 6 p.m.
Berne-Knox 75 Stillwater 63
Leading Scorers: Knox – Monique Britton 19 Stephanie Mason 15 Taylor Meacham 15 Kristen Norray 12 Warriors – Natalie Mennento 18 ( six 3’s) Londyn Mitchell 16 (four 3’s) Danika Svendsen 12
Take Away: The Warriors scored 25 points over the final eight minutes, but gave up 29 points in the quarter to Knox, stalling the comeback attempt.
Mekeel Christian 61 Cambridge 37
Leading Scorers: Mekeel – Jessie Show 23 Elizabeth Singleton 19 Rebekkah Dean 15 Indians – Victoria Dupius 11 Sophie Phillips 10
Take Away: Mekeel’s high powered attack fueled a 35 point first half, and they cruised from there in posting the win over the Indians.
Stillwater 80 Berne-Knox 64
Leading Scorers: Warriors – Jared D’Aloia 36 Zack Travis 22 Knox- Slade Pulliam 21 Zach Hilton 26 Ben Hilton 11
Take Away: D’Aloia and Travis nearly outscore Knox by themselves combining for 58 points leading the Warriors to the win starting what many feel will be an extended sectional run for Stillwater.
Next Up: Duanesburg Saturday @ 12:30
Mechanicville 53 Mayfield 47
Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Reggie McCann 15 Kendrick McCann 10 Zack Hansen 10 Mayfield – Trevor Gifford 11
Take Away: The Raiders doubled up Mayfield 28-14 at the half and held on for the opening round “W”.
Next Up: Maple Hill @ HVCC on Friday
Canajoharie 50 Hoosic Valley 48 OT
Leading Scorers: Canjo – Mike Hartlieb 18 Valley – Isaac Sanchez 16 Jon Colligan 11
Take Away: In a close game from the tap the Indians fall in overtime.
Next Up: Granville @ HVCC @ 6 p.m.
Schoharie 69 Spa Catholic 63
Leading Scorers: Schoharie – Steve Alescio 18 Blaine Rose 14 Mitchell Barton 12 Skyler Jankowski 10 Saints – Connor Farrington 36 Terel Tillman 15 Tyler Haradan 10
Take Away: The Braves led 48-46 heading into the final frame, and held off the Saints despite a 36 point effort from Farrington.
Next Up: Lake George @ HVCC Friday @ 8 p.m.
Lake George 65 Cambridge 39
Leading Scorers: Warriors – Caleb Scrime 20 Alex Jones 18 Mason Flatley 16 Indians – Shawn Lemieux 12 Brandan Holcomb 10
Take Away: The Warriors knocked down 11 triples in securing the opening round “W”.
Next Up: Schoharie on Friday @ HVCC 8 p.m.
Catskill 59 Hoosick Falls 52
Leading Scorers: Cats – Justice Brantley 19 Yusef Abushqeir 14 Justin Worth 13 Falls – Alex Haynes 21 Jon Kempf 12
Take Away – The Panthers held an 11 point edge 27-16 at the half, but the Cats used a 28-13 fourth quarter advantage to come all the way back and post the victory.
Next Up: Mekeel Christian Academy