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
Leading Scorers: Indians – Sophie Phillips 21 Helen Mooney 12 Lily Phillips 11 Hilltoppers – Callie Haller 7 Stacia Coyne 7
Key Points: Cambridge wasted no time in taking control, rolling out to a 19-7 lead after one, and a 31-10 cushion at the break. The Indians held Maple Hill to single numbers in each of the first three periods in posting a dominating quarterfinal victory.
Next Up: #1 Cambridge will face #5 Hoosick Falls in Cohoes on Tuesday.
Hoosick Falls 50 Stillwater 29
Leading Scorers: Panthers – Logan Thayne 21 Eliza Whitman 12 Warriors – Marley Mueller 10
Key Points: The Panthers converted on 22 of 31 free throws and shut down Stillwater defensively holding the Warriors to single digits in every period. With the win the Falls will take on the top-seeded Indians from Cambridge in a Tuesday night semifinal.
Meekel Christian 59 Hoosic Valley 27
Leading Scorers: Mekeel – M. Biscotti 23 Rebekka Dean 16 Valley – Jessica Espey 7 Renee Serafin 6 / 18 rebounds
Key Points: The #2 Mekeel squad won every quarter in slowly pulling away from the Indians of Schaghticoke. Biscotti enjoying a nearly perfect night offensively connecting on 9 of 10 from the floor including 3 of 3 from deep.
Next Up: #2 Mekeel will face # 6 Greenville at Cohoes on Tuesday.
Saratoga Catholic 44 Granville 42
Leading Scorers: Saints – Aiden Dagostino 13 Golden Horde – Nick Summer 8
Key Points: The Saints led 19-17 after the first, and then defense became the theme of the contest. Both teams scored just 14 points after intermission including a 5-4 final frame in favor of Granville, with Spa having just enough to post the narrow “W”.
Next Up: #4 Saratoga Catholic will face #1 Lake George at Cool Insuring Arena on Thursday.
Lake George 69 Stillwater 37
Leading Scorers: Lake George – Mason Flatley 15 Alex Jones 14 Chris Becker 13 Warriors – Brian McNeil 11
Key Points: In a game tied 14-14 after the first eight minutes, the undefeated Warriors from the north outscored Stillwater 35-10 over the middle two periods, on their way to notching the quarterfinal victory. Lake George knocked down 11 triples on the night in posting yet another dominant win in a season filled with them.
Next Up: #1 Lake George faces #4 Spa Catholic at Cool Insuring Arena on Thursday.