Friday Night Buckets



Voorheesville 63  Tamarac 56

Leading Scorers:  Blackbirds – Olivia Barringer 21        Claudia Reilly 12          Bengals – Emily Erickson 16        Syrita Faraj 13        Jordyn Sorel 10

Key Stat:  Voorheesville outscored the Bengals 37-24 over the middle two frames in notching the victory. Continue reading

Holiday Basketball Results


With a break in the league schedule, a number of Wasaren teams took the floor on Thursday night in nonleague contests. It proved to be a tough night for league squads with only the Lady Panthers of Hoosick Falls notching a “W”.


Hoosick Falls 63  Mount Anthony 56

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Logan Thayne 26       Lillian Hockey 22            Patriots – G. Maher 26

Key Stat:  Thayne and Hickey combine for 49 points, leading the Falls who withstood 10 made threes in the game by the visitors from Vermont.

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Girls Basketball; Blazing Five


Here’s a look at the Wasaren standings and it’s top five individuals and teams in selected categories.



Hoosic Valley           5-2, 6-3

Cambridge               2-1, 4-1

Spa Catholic            1-3, 2-7

Berlin                      0-3, 0-5



Mechanicville          4-1, 7-1

Tamarac                 3-1, 4-1

Greenwich              2-2, 5-2

Hoosick Falls          2-2, 5-2

Stillwater               0-5, 0-7 Continue reading

Boys Basketball; Blazing Five


Here’s a look at the Wasaren standings and it’s top five players and teams in selected categories.



Hoosic Valley       2-2, 3-2

Spa Catholic         2-2, 4-2

Waterford            1-3, 4-4

Cambridge           1-3, 2-3

Berlin                   0-4, 1-5



Hoosick Falls        4-0, 5-0

Tamarac              3-1, 5-1

Greenwich           3-1, 7-1

Mechanicville       3-1, 5-1

Stillwater             1-3, 1-4 Continue reading

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas


‘Twas the night before Christmas and in the North Pole

final prep for the big night was taking it’s toll.

Santa and his crew were under the gun

getting gifts ready for holiday fun.

“We need a break”, said Santa, “from the holiday toil and stress

to ensure our package delivery is done with skill and finesse.”

“A game of basketball”, thought Old St. Nick

“Surely a spirited run will do the trick.”

Yes the big man could shoot it and the elves played good “D”

the reindeer rebound and run, it was something to see.

An opponent that’s worthy was next on the list

“I’ve got it”, yelled Santa with a shake of his first.

“A team of all-stars we’ll play from the Wasaren league

their best girls and boys will test us indeed.”

Four quarters of basketball early on Christmas eve

allowed Santa enough time to deliver to those who believe.

The all-stars were stacked with players that could score

Williams, Erickson, Brophy and more.

Zotto, Walsh and Sami D

Germaine and Phillips shooting the three.

The game was intense, spirted, well played throughout

tied with 10 seconds left when Mrs. Claus called timeout.

Mrs. C and Coach Lilac had been dueling all night,

drawing up plays setting things just right.

“We’ll run a down screen for Chris, Dasher you do the honor

if you don’t have a look Dear, go corner to Donor.”

But the Kringle Man was open and he bottomed his “J”

and then he and his reindeer ran to his sleigh.

“Thanks for the game”, called Santa as he drove out of sight

“And Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.”





Jimmer’s China Stats

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It’s been more of the same for Jimmer Fredette as the Glens Falls native continues to score at a high level playing for the Shanghai Sharks in the China Basketball Association.

On the season Jimmer has played in 23 games, averaging 38.0 points per contest, good for third best in the league.

The former BYU All-American is shooting .482 from the floor, including .429 from behind the arc and .942 from the foul line.  Fredette leads the league in steals at 3.4 per and adds 5.9 rebounds and 6.0 assists nightly.

The Sharks are 14-9 on the year with the league’s regular season just past the midway point.

Jimmer in a recent interview said he will finish his contract with the Sharks and would like to be on an NBA roster for the post season.  He went on to say, ” My confidence is at an all-time high.  I’m better than I’ve ever been as a basketball player.”

Commenting on the NBA Fredette said, “They’re shooting so many three-pointers and so much of it has to do with space, movement and transition.  It’s absolutely my style. I see their offensive systems and everyone can use another shooter, another scorer.”

I couldn’t agree more.

Here’s hoping that an NBA general manager has similar thoughts and maybe one day this spring the “lonely master”, as he’s called in China, will return states side and come off a bench to get buckets for his team, somewhere in The Association.


Tamarac Tops Fort Ann


Tamarac used a 23-7 second period to take control, on their way to posting a comfortable 64-51 road victory over the Cardinals of Fort Ann on Saturday.

The Bengals saw four players net double figures with Bo Catherwood scoring 18, Frank Zotto 12, and Anthony Ciampullio and Jacob DeFreest adding 10 points each.  Tamarac built a 60-34 advantage through three periods of play and cruised to their fifth win in six outings.

Luke Loso with 16 points and Ritchie Jones with 11 points paced the 8-2 Cardinals.

Friday Night Hoops


Plenty of Wasaren teams were in action Friday night with most competing in non league runs as the conference schedule breaks for the holidays.


Hoosick Falls 48  Icabod Crane 34

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Logan Thayne 39          Crane – M. Graham 16      R. Paul 13

Key Stat:  Thayne produces another double double with 39 and 18 rebounds, connecting on 16 of 26 from the floor and single-handedly outscoring Crane.


Tamarac 58  Hoosic Valley 52

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Emily Erickson 24       Syrita Faraj 15           Indians – Alex Rifenburg 23

Key Stat:  In the comeback win for the Bengals, the Valley led 31-21 at half, the free throw line was key with Tamarac converting on 19 of 27 while the Indians were 15 of 17.


Mechanicville 65  Watervliet 40

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Charlie Goverski 16      Jada Brown 13      AJ Joseph 12      Amy DiSiena 10

Key Stat:  The Raiders run out to a 21-10 advantage after one on their way to the non league “W”.  Four Raiders in doubles for a Mechanicville team that’s playing good basketball.


Greenwich 71  Canajoharie 35

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 20      Emma Brophy 14      Faith Hewitt 12       Canjo – Mackenzie Bowerman 11

Key Stat:  The Witches led 20-4 after one and 37-11 at the break in cruising to the victory over Canjo.


Whitehall 34  Saratoga Catholic 24

Leading Scorers:  Railroaders – Kylie Smith 9        Saints – Lauren Mahar 8

Key Stat:  Whitehall owned the only double digit quarter of the night outscoring the Saints 13-7 in the second and rode the cushion to the win.



Waterford 75  Northville 39

Leading Scorers:  Fordians – Michael Talavera 26      Bobby Valigorski 15      Evan Fairclough 10        Northville – Jason Ellsworth 14      John Sira 11

Key Stat:  Waterford puts three players in doubles, connects on nine 3-pointers and uses a 25 point first period to run away from Northville.


Hoosick Falls 62  Bishop Gibbons 55

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Tristan Williams 29      Jon Kempf 12      Isiah Burnett 10      Max Kipp 10         Gibbons – Rodney Parker 18      Lorenzo Marchisio 15      Noah Foster 12

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Boys Basketball; Falls Tops Tamarac


Another night with a full slate for the Wasaren boys, and with it, another Hoosick Falls victory to run their league winning streak to 44 straight and 74 of their last 76.

Hoosick Falls 58  Tamarac 46

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Jon Kempf 18       Tristan Williams 16       Max Kipp 12    Bengals – Jacob DeFreest 13

Key Stat:  The Falls trailed 41-39 entering the final period but clamped down defensively, holding the high-scoring Bengals to five points in the period, while putting 19 on the board themselves in securing the well-earned “W”. Continue reading

Girls Basketball


Greenwich 83  Berlin 12

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 37      Tess Merrill 12      Isabella Cary 10      Mountaineers – Culberston 6

Key Stat:  The Witches kept Berlin off the board in the first period while scoring 26 themselves on their way to the easy “W”.


Mechanicville 63  Stillwater 42

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Charli Goverski 15          AJ Joseph 15        Any DiSiena 13 Warriors – Kelly Moran 9

Key Stat:  The Raiders opened and closed well outscoring Stillwater 39-15 over the first and final periods.  Mechanicville bottomed seven triples in showing no letdown after their big win over Hoosic Valley last Friday night.


Tamarac 54  Hoosick Falls 53

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Emily Erickson 18       Kylie Galipeau 15            Panthers – Logan Thayne 19        Lillian Hickey 11

Key Stat:  The Bengals led 25-18 at the break and held off the Falls over the final two quarters.  Tamarac knocked down 6 of 12 from behind the arc and converted on 12 of 18 from the foul line, while the Panthers were just 1 of 2 from the stripe.