“It’s hard to beat a good team three times in the same season” is a well used line in the sports world, and that was the task at hand for Cambridge in their Class C semifinal matchup with Hoosick Falls at Cohoes Tuesday night. That old adage proved true as the Panthers gave Cambridge all they could handle before the Indians closed the deal with a 49-42 victory sending them to the Class C finals Friday at 6 p.m. at Hudson Valley Community College.
Holding a 16-8 lead after the first period the top seeded Indians saw the Panthers respond with a 19-5 second quarter and take a 27-21 advantage into the break.
Cambridge turned up it’s defensive intensity in the third, holding the Falls to six points, while offensively the Indians flashed their transition prowess fueling an 18 point quarter, and held a 39-33 cushion heading to the final frame.
Hoosick Falls drew as close as 43-41 late, but Cambridge knocked down clutch free throws to seal the hard fought “W” advancing to the title game and a meeting with #2 Mekeel Christian on Friday night.
Helen Mooney led Cambridge, (22-1), offensively with 19 points, while Logan Thayne scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Panthers who finish their season at 12-11.
Over the years the league known as the Wasaren has undergone a number of changes. Until the early 70’s the league was recognized as the Washington County League. Six present day schools remain in the Wasaren from that era including Cambridge, Greenwich, Hoosick Falls, Hoosic Valley, Stillwater and Tamarac. Continue reading
Three more Wasaren squads advanced to the semifinal round in their respective classes of the Section II tourney on Saturday. In Class C boys the Panthers of Hoosick Falls, and in Class B girls Mechanicville and Tamarac earned quarterfinal victories and will continue their pursuit of a sectional title this week in final four runs.
Hoosick Falls 70 Greenville 51 Continue reading
It was a quarterfinal Friday night in the Section II basketball tournament and in the C classification the Wasaren was well represented. Four girls teams and a pair of boys squads looked to post victories and advance to the semifinal round.
Cambridge 58 Maple Hill 37 Continue reading
Fourteen Wasaren squads stepped on the floor Tuesday night as the Section II basketball tournament shifted into high gear. Seven league teams on both the girls and boys side of things competed in the B and C classifications.
At night’s end three boys teams advanced with wins, while six of the seven Wasaren girls squads posted victories.
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The Section II basketball tournament kicked off Friday night with opening round action in Class C, and six Wasaren squads took the floor looking to extend their seasons with a “W”.
At night’s end only two teams, the Cambridge boys and the girls from Stillwater, were able to notch wins and advance to the next round of play.
Here’s a quick look at how things played out. Continue reading
The Section II basketball committee has spoken, yesterday releasing the pairings for the upcoming tournament in girls and boys basketball. Eight Wasaren girls teams and nine squads on the boys side of things will compete in the open format where everyone has the opportunity to compete.
Which league team, if any, can make an extended run in the second season? Here’s a quick look.
Class B: #11 Mechanicville @ # 6 Hudson #15 Tamarac @ #2 Glens Falls Continue reading
The Tamarac girls and Hoosick Falls boys were crowned Wasaren champions Sunday night at Skidmore College, winners in the inaugural Wasaren League championships.
Under the new format, first place teams from the Hudson and Battenkill divisions squared off to determine a league champion and at night’s end Tamarac claimed a 61-51 decision over Cambridge, while Hoosick Falls bested Saratoga Catholic 80-41.
Tamarac 61 Cambridge 51 Continue reading
Wasaren teams squared off with each other one last time Friday night in crossover games under the league’s new format. Teams from the Battenkill division faced teams from the Hudson in a final run before sectional play.
Sunday at Skidmore College the championship for the girls and boys will be decided with Cambridge facing Tamarac at 6:30 in the girls game, and Hoosick Falls taking on Saratoga Catholic at 8:00 in the boys tip.
Mechanicville 56 Hoosic Valley 37 Continue reading