A handful of Wasaren squads stepped on the floor Friday night as the new season got underway with non-league runs that saw the Mechanicville girls and the Saratoga Catholic boys post season opening “W’s”.
Mechanicville 64 Watervliet 53
Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Charli Goverski 29 Jada Brown 8 Cannoneers – Madison Soroka 15
Key Stat: The Raiders built a 47-32 lead through three quarters and closed things out over the final eight minutes to notch the comfortable victory.
Take Away: Goverski hands the Cannoneers 29 and Mechanicville hangs 64 on the board, a lot of points for the Raiders on a rare night when they didn’t connect one time from deep.
Cohoes 33 Stillwater 28
Leading Scorers: Tigers – Olivia Hundeau 12 Maggie Saunders 12 Warriors – Marley Mueller 15
Key Stat: The Tigers used a 14-4 advantage in the final frame to post the come-from-behind victory in opening round play at the Cohoes Tournament.
Take Away: The lines were good to Cohoes with six made threes and nine free throws accounting for 27 of their 33 points.
Coxsackie-Athens 63 Berlin 17
Leading Scorers: Coxsackie – Carroll Ryan 30 Tori Brockett 12
Key Stat: Ryan pours in 30 while Coxsackie holds the Mountaineers to single digits in every period.
Take Away: A tough opener for Berlin, but it’s only game one.
Warrensburg 72 Saratoga Catholic 32
Leading Scorers: Burghers – Megan Hughes 21 Abigail Ranous 14 Sara Langworth 11 Hope Boland 11 Danielle Baker 11 Saints – Lauren Mahar 8
Key Stat: In the opening round of the Mike Beson Memorial Tournament in Galway, Warrensburg ran out to a 23-2 lead after one and coasted to the easy “W”.
Take Away: Warrensburg not only scored in the 70’s on opening night but had five players in doubles, something rarely seen in high school.
Mekeel Christian Academy 38 Hoosic Valley 34
Leading Scorers: Mekeel – Jillian Ballard 20 Indians – Dixon 18
Key Stat: The Valley jumped out to an 11-3 lead after the first eight minutes, but Mekeel outscored the Indians 30-11 over the middle two periods and hung on for the win in opening round action at the Cohoes Tournament.
Take Away: There were two games within a game as Mekeel dominated in quarters two and three while Hoosic Valley held a 23-8 advantage over the first and final periods.
Saratoga Catholic 72 Fort Edward 52
Leading Scorers: Saints – Ryan McCarroll 17 Jordan Catone 14 Tim Barrett 10 Forts – Hassaun Judge 10
Key Stat: Spa Catholic scored 44 first half points and took a 44-13 lead into the break at the Mike Beson Memorial Tournament.
Take Away: The Saints with three players in doubles, and three more just short of 10 show a talented and balanced attack on opening night.