Greenwich built a working margin over the middle periods and hung on for the 52-49 victory over Bishop Gibbons on Wednesday night in Greenwich.
The Witches trailed 16-13 after the first 8:00, but outscored Gibbons 25-13 in quarters two and three on their way to the season opening “W”.
The Witches Molly Brophy led all scorers with a 20 point effort, while Emma Brophy added 10 points for Greenwich.
Bishop Gibbons placed three players in double digits with Ava Megyeri scoring 13 points, Abby Kienzie 11, and Jailene Santiago with 10 points for the 1-1 Gibbons squad.
Here is the tentative schedule of basketball webcasts that Wasaren Sportsnet will broadcast this year. Many thanks to Mechanicville and Hoosic Valley for allowing me to broadcast from their venues.
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In the fall for our football webcasts we’ve been so fortunate to have New Country Toyota of Clifton Park, The Connor’s Agency, Wiley Brothers, Bonnier’s, Legends Barbershop, Great American Opportunities. The Community Nursery School, DeVito Salvadore Funeral Home, and Val’s advertise with us for years. We’re now looking for a winter line-up of businesses for the basketball season. Continue reading
A pair of Wasaren teams have started their respective basketball campaigns on a nice roll. Both the Hoosic Valley girls and the Stillwater boys earned victories Tuesday night pushing their early season marks to 3-0.
The Waterford girls won on Tuesday as well, posting an overtime “W” in their season-opener. Continue reading
Greenwich hosted Corinth Monday night in their season-opener and came away with a 47-40 victory over the Tomahawks in a close contest throughout.
John Walsh led the Witches with 14 points and Josh James added 10 points for Greenwich who led 13-11 at the quarter and 25-20 at the half, and rode that cushion to the nonleague “W”.
While most high school basketball teams await their season-opener the Warriors of Stillwater have come out of the blocks quickly, already owning a pair of wins the second coming Saturday night in a 61-50 decision over Galway.
Saratoga Catholic also won twice over the weekend, last night besting Mayfield 64-48 in the title game of the Mike Beson Tournament. Continue reading
On the same day Cambridge earns a state championship in football the high school basketball season got underway with a handful of girls and boys squads from the Wasaren taking the floor in nonleague runs.
Mechanicville 62 Watervliet 53: Mechanicville eased out to a 36-25 halftime advantage and went on to post the comfortable victory over the Cannoneers of Watervliet.
Sammy Pasinella showed the way for the Red Raiders scoring a game-high 25 points and Jada Brown added 12 for Mechanicville who bottomed seven triples in the contest and converted on 9 of 13 from the foul line.
Madison Soroka and Sheila Caminiti both netted 12 points in the contest for V’liet.
Hoosic Valley 46 Cohoes 39: The Indians broke on top with a 15-7 first quarter lead and rode that cushion to the “W” over Cohoes.
Lauren Paul with 16 points and nine rebounds and Renee Serafin with 15 points, nine boards and six assists led the Valley attack.
The signature Hoosic Valley defense did it’s job as well holding the Tigers to single digits in each of the first three periods.
Stillwater 55 Bishop Maginn 46: The Warriors out scored the visitors from Maginn 36-23 after the break to notch the come-from-behind victory in the season opener for both teams.
Brian McNeil led all scorers with 23 points while teammate Connor Monast added 15 points to pace Stillwater offensively.
As hard as it is to win a high school state championship it’s nearly impossible to claim back to back state crowns, something heading into championship weekend that had never been done by any Section II school. Until now.
The Cambridge Indians made just enough big plays on both sides of the ball to post a 26-14 victory over Maple Grove and claim their second straight Class D state football championship on Black Friday. Continue reading
Offensive Player of the Year
Mackenzie Bowie Sr. Mechanicville
Defensive Player of the Year
Keelyn Peacock Fr. Stillwater
Tommy English and Colton Dean with two touchdowns each, led Cambridge to a 56-8 demolition of Millbrook Friday night in a Class D football state semifinal, sending the Indians back to the Dome where they’ll defend their 2016 title against Maple Grove in a rematch of last year’s state championship game where Cambridge prevailed in double overtime. Continue reading
In a back and forth game throughout Allegany-Limestone’s Alyssa Spring scored the deciding goal on a penalty kick with 12:33 left in the match, leading A-L to the Class C state soccer championship in Homer Sunday afternoon.
Stillwater jumped on top in this title match, when Kaelyn Peacock scored on a direct kick with 26:03 left in the first half giving the Warriors the 1-0 edge. Continue reading