A big January Friday for Wasaren basketball as teams approach the midway point of the regular season.
Hoosic Valley 47 Hoosick Falls 36
Leading Scorers: Indians – Emaleigh Peckham 18 (6 – 3-pointers) Renee Serafin 12 Panthers – Logan Thayne 17
Key Stat: The Valley extended their 25-22 halftime lead with a 15-6 third period, and rode the long ball prowess of Peckham who drilled 6 of 8 from deep.
Records: Hoosic Valley 6-2, 9-3 Hoosick Falls 3-4, 6-5
Tamarac 52 Spa Catholic 19
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Emily Erickson 12 Syrita Faraj 10 Jordyn Sorel 10 Saints – Ryleigh O’Connell 7 Ashley Upson 7
Key Stat: A 16-0 second period gave Tamarac control on their way to posting the comfortable win over the Saints
Records: Tamarac 6-1, 7-2 Saratoga Catholic 1-5, 2-11
Cambridge 57 Mechanicville 53
Leading Scorers: Indians – Stasia Epler 21 Sophie Phillips 12 Red Raiders – Taylor Grayson 14 Amy DiSiena 10
Key Stat: Trailing 36-29 at the half, and 41-39 entering the final period, the Indians post the come-from-behind “W” led by the freshman Epler who bottomed five triples on the night.
Records: Cambridge 5-1, 7-1 Mechanicville 5-3, 8-5
Greenwich 72 Loudonville Christian 28
Leading Scorers: Witches – Molly Brophy 26 Marquita Gutasy 13 Kylie Massee 10 Loudonville Christian – Genny Swanson 14
Key Stat: The Witches hang 30 on the board in the first eight minutes, cruising to the non league victory.
Records: Greenwich 2-4, 7-3
Hoosick Falls 54 Hoosic Valley 33
Leading Scorers: Panthers – Jon Kempf 16 Tristan Williams 14 Indians – Derek Eddy 8
Key Stat: How about 46 straight Wasaren wins for the Falls and Mike Lilac Jr., this one coming against a Valley squad coached by his son Alex. The Panther defense held the Indians to single digits in each of the first three quarters as the Falls posts the comfortable victory.
Waterford 39 Greenwich 34
Leading Scorers: Fordians – Michael Talavera 20 Bobby Valigorski 15 Witches – Howard 10
Key Stat: With the teams heading to the fourth tied at 25-25, Talavera scored eight points in the final frame to lead Waterford to the “W”. Just four players scored for the Fordians but Talavera and Valigorski provided enough offense for Waterford who won twice this week as well as suffering a tough 69-68 loss to Mechanicville.
Tamarac 74 Spa Catholic 52
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Brian Napoli 18 Anthony Ciampolillo 12 Saints – Tim Barrett 14 Jake Welcome 13 Nick Condry 10
Key Stat: Tamarac led 43-25 at the break and coasted to the win with 10 players in the scoring column for the Bengals.
Mechanicville 73 Cambridge 58
Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Devin Garland 12 Tyler Dion 12 Anthony Attala 11 Peter Enzien 11 Luciano D’Ambro 10 Indians- Jeffrey Burke 21 Brian Hall 19 Nick Murphy 11
Key Stat: The Raiders ran out to a 26-2 lead after one fueled by defensive pressure that turned the Indians over repeatedly. Mechanicville played deep into their bench all night with five players in doubles and 10 Raiders scoring points.