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.