Boys Basketball


Hoosick Falls 62  Greenwich 47

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Jon Kempf 15     Guy Milliman 15     Max Kipp 13     Evan McCart 12       Witches – Ellis Pemrick 15     Joe Smith 10

Key Points:  The Panthers placed four players in doubles and won every period outscoring the Witches 26-16 after the break to notch the victory. Continue reading

Mechanicville Holds Off Tamarac


Tuesday night in Mechanicville the Red Raiders built a commanding 17 point cushion through three periods of play, but needed a clutch triple from sophomore Josh Germaine late in the fourth to put away the Bengals and post the 64-57 “W”.

The two squads played evenly through the first eight minutes with Mechanicville’s Kendrick McCann and Tamarac’s Frank Zotto each scoring five points in the period.  Continue reading

Greenwich Tops Rams, Saints Fall


Greenwich 68  Rensselaer 58

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 20     Gabby Wiss 19     Emma Brophy 11       Rams – LaPorta 26

Key Points:  Greenwich put three players in doubles and used a 22-10 second period to pave the way to the non-league victory over Rensselaer.


North Warren 53  Saratoga Catholic 47

Leading Scorers:  Cougars – Sydney Gagnon 21      Alyssa Kramer 16       Saints – Ani Crocker 18      Ryleigh Dempsey 10

Key Points:  North Warren outscored the Saints 31-24 after the break to notch the “W” in a game that was close throughout.

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week


Congratulations to Tamarac’s Renna Poulin on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

On Tuesday night in a 63-47 win over Mohonasen the junior guard poured in 26 points, the next night Poulin scored 10 points in a 66-22 defeat of Saratoga Catholic, and on Friday she dropped 26 points on Hoosick Falls in the Bengals 55-50 win over the Panthers.

On the year Poulin averages 14.6 per contest and shoots an impressive 48% from the floor.

Congratulations to Renna, this week’s Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

Cambridge Impressive in Victory Over HV


Saturday afternoon the Indians of Cambridge paid a visit to Schaghticoke to take on the Indians of Hoosic Valley in a much anticipated girls basketball run.  Cambridge brought with them an undefeated mark of 15-0, and while at times in the first half the Valley tested them, the Indians from the north led start to finish in posting a 56-36 decision over their hosts.

Cambridge senior Bridey Nolan got the scoring started drilling a triple off the left wing just 0:40 in, and that 3-0 lead stood for almost four minutes as both squads looked to find their rhythm offensively.

With 2:16 remaining in the quarter and Cambridge holding a 5-2 advantage, the Indians scored on three straight possessions using a pair of Sophie Phillips runners, and a baseline bucket by her sister Lily, to go up 11-2.

The Valley finished the period with an Alex Rifenburg putback and a Renee Serafin deuce trimming the deficit to 11-6 at quarter’s end.

With under 3:00 left in the second and trailing 20-8, the Valley used a bucket and one by Jessica Espey, and an Ashlyn Chartier jumper to stay in within reach at 20-13, but Cambridge closed the period on a 7-2 run highlighted by knockdown threes from Nolan and Sophie Phillips to take a 27-15 lead into the break.

The third started with an Espey score off the baseline that Cambridge answered with a 9-2 spurt.

A Nolan triple off a nice look from Helen Mooney, putbacks from Fiona Mooney and Sophie Phillips, and an inside bucket by Fiona off a Sophie find extended the lead to 27-13 before an Emaleigh Peckham trey at the 2:40 mark stopped the bleeding temporarily for Hoosic Valley.

But Cambridge quickly put this one away closing the period with another 9-2 run including six straight from Victoria DuPius on a pair of putbacks and a jumper as the Indians from the north cruised from there to win their 16th in as many outings.

Serafin finished with 10 points to lead Hoosic Valley and Rifenburg added nine for the Indians who go to 7-4, 9-5 with the loss, but will have a chance for payback in just a few days with a second meeting in Cambridge Friday night.

Sophie Phillips led the Cambridge attack with 16 points, while Nolan and Fiona Mooney joined in with 10 points each for an Indian squad that continues to impress.



Mechanicville Tops Stillwater


Basketball, as we all know, is a game of runs and on Friday night in Mechanicville that theme played out between the Red Raiders and Stillwater before Mechanicville finally put away their neighboring rivals with a 50-41 decision.

The Raiders owned the first run of the night, an 11-0 spurt fueled by a pair of Charli Goverski free throws, a Taylor Grayson triple, and six points from Sammy Pasinella over the final four minutes of the first period to close the quarter with a commanding 19-2 advantage. Continue reading

Friday Night Buckets


A full slate in the Wasaren on a late January Friday night, and here’s how things played out.


Hoosic Valley 44  Waterford 16

Leading Scorers:  Valley – Alex Rifenburg 22       Fordians – Annilise Rebel 9

Key Points:  Hoosic Valley held the Fordians to single numbers in every period paving the way to an easy road victory. Continue reading