Friday Night Hoops

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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”.

Girls

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.

 

Boys

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.

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