A Busy Tuesday in Sectional Play


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





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s