Tonight the Cambridge Indians will travel to Clum’s Corners to face the Bengals of Tamarac in what looks to be a quality girls run between the Wasaren divisional leaders.
In the new league format with two five team divisions, Cambridge leads the Battenkill with a 5-0 league mark, while Tamarac shows the way in the Hudson division sporting a 6-0 record.
Cambridge enters with league “W’s over Waterford, Berlin, Mechanicville, Spa Catholic, and Hoosick Falls and a margin of victory of 42 points in those five contests.
The Indians average 56.4 nightly and allow 30.5 on the defensive end. They’ve connected on 47 triples and shoot 62.7% from the charity stripe.
Freshman twins Lily and Sophie Phillips lead Cambridge in scoring averaging 12.8 and 12.7 respectively. Both players can shoot it from deep combining for 32 3-balls, and senior Bridey Nolan gives head coach Tony Bochette another deep threat with 13 of her 15 made goals coming from beyond the arc.
The Indians boast a talented roster that can score with six players already having enjoyed a double digit night through nine games played.
Tamarac comes in with league wins over Berlin, Hoosick Falls, Mechanicville, Stillwater, Waterford, and Greenwich besting opponents by 32 points on average.
The Bengals score 59.2 nightly and give up just 31 points on the defensive side of the ball. They’ve bottomed 41 3-pointers and shoot a gaudy 75% from the foul line.
Junior guard Emily Erickson paces the Bengals attack scoring 16.8 nightly with junior Renna Poulin adding 13 points per. Erickson has connected 19 times from deep and is nearly automatic from the foul line shooting at 88%, while Poulin can score off the bounce as well as from the stripe where she converts 85% of her attempts.
Head coach Curt Bailey has a deep bench with players that can score, guard and rebound the basketball.
A pair of deep and talented squads that should test each other tonight. Here’s hoping for a close game late, something yet to happen for either team this year in Wasaren play.