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.
Stillwater 54 Chatham 50
Leading Scorers: Warriors – Marley Mueller 18 Brooke Pickett 12 Chatham – Taylor 15 Doyle 14 Allen 11
Key Points: The Warriors built a 30-16 lead after two periods and held off Chatham down the stretch, to earn the first round victory.
Next Up: #13 Stillwater will play at #4 Berne-Knox on Tuesday at 6 p.m.
Warrensburg 60 Saratoga Catholic 30
Leading Scorers: Warrensburg – Megan Hughes 15 Abigail Ranous 14 Saints – Ani Crocker 7 Ryleigh Dempsey 8
Key Points: Warrensburg won every quarter including a 21-6 final frame to put away the Saints.
Cambridge 71 Canajoharie 57
Leading Scorers: Indians – Brendan Holcomb 21 Williams 18 Tommy English 13 Canjo – Yacobucci 18 Van Slyke 15 Nare 10
Key Points: The Indians placed three in doubles and played a strong second half outscoring Canjo 38-24 after the break.
Next Up: # 11 Cambridge travels to # 6 Maple Hill on Tuesday to take on the Hilltoppers in a 7 p.m. run.
Galway 50 Hoosic Valley 48
Leading Scorers: Galway – Tanner Williams 19 Thor White 14 Indians – Isaac Carlo 13 John Acker 13
Key Points: In a game close throughout Galway used a 15-6 advantage in made free throws to post the narrow victory over the Valley.
Mayfield 69 Waterford 36
Leading Scorers: Trevon Gifford 22 Garrett Delaney 15 Fordians – Bobby Valigorski 15
Key Points : Mayfield bottomed 11 triples, and won every quarter in notching the easy “W” over the Fordians.
Duanesburg 75 Berlin 44
Leading Scorers: Tyler Martin 15 Boone Lynch 12 Tyler Montgomery 12 Mountaineers – Joshua Hendricks 21 Tyler Kellar 11
Key Points: Duanesburg jumped out to a 27-10 lead after one, and cruised to the win over Berlin who played without their leading scorer Ryan Willis.