The Section II girls basketball tournament played its Round of 16 in the B and C classifications Saturday night with seven Wasaren teams taking the floor. Yesterday we asked the question “Could the Wasaren teams sweep?”. The answer this Sunday morning is almost. The league squads posted six “W’s” in dominant fashion, with all six handling their business on their home floor.
Tamarac 45 Broadalbin-Perth 22
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Syrita Faraj 13 Emily Erickson 10 Kate Machnick B-P – Emma Goebel 10
Key Stat: Tamarac throws a shutout in the first period, and allows BP just eight points through three quarters, as the Bengals double up Perth and advance to a Wednesday night quarterfinal and a matchup in Clums Corners with Hudson.
Mechanicville 64 Glens Falls 34
Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Jada Brown 20 Amy DiSiena 10 Falls – Felicity Williams 18 Anna Bayle 10
Key Stat: The Raiders won every quarter, built a 34-18 lead at the half and saw nine players score in cruising to the victory over Glens Falls. Mechanicville stays home for their quarterfinal game, taking on Ichabod Crane in a Wednesday night run.
Cambridge 66 Canajoharie 30
Leading Scorers: Indians – Lily Phillips 27 Sophie Phillips 22 Canjo – Monica Hartleib 7
Key Stat: Cambridge hands Canjo 26 first quarter points and follows with 23 more in the second frame to lead 49-10 at the break, on their way to the one-sided decision setting up a Wednesday night quarterfinal in Cambridge with the Indians playing host to Greenwich.
Greenwich 51 Duanesburg 32
Leading Scorers: Witches – Molly Brophy 18 Tess Merrill 13 Kylee Masse 10 Duanesburg – Madison Meyer 18
Key Stat: The Witches held Canajoharie to single digits in each of the final three periods, and put three players in doubles leading Greenwich to the comfortable “W” and their Wednesday night get-together with Cambridge.
Hoosick Falls 65 Middleburgh 48
Leading Scorers: Panthers – Logan Thayne 32 Middleburgh – Kelsey Terrell 20 Halle Gasner 11
Key Stat: The Falls built a 31-8 advantage at the break and Thayne posts another monster game with 32 points, including 10 of 11 from the stripe, and 17 boards leading the Panthers to the win and a quarterfinal matchup with the Indians of Hoosic Valley, Wednesday night in Schaghticoke.
Hoosic Valley 55 Schoharie 21
Leading Scorers: Indians – Sami Dickinson 17 Alex Rifenburg 14 Schoharie – Julie Lehoe 12
Key Stat: The Valley suffocates Schoharie with their trademark “D”, holding the Indians to seven first half points, cruising to the victory and advancing to their Wednesday night meeting with Hoosick Falls.
Maple Hill 53 Stillwater 40
Leading Scorers: Wildcats – Lydia Chittenden 10 Warriors – Marley Mueller 15 Brooke Pickett 10
Key Stat: In a competitive game throughout Maple Hill converted on 12 of 25 from the line, while Stillwater shot 2 of 7, providing enough cushion for Maple Hill to hold off the upset bid by the Warriors. The Wildcats advance to play Lake George in the quarters, Wednesday night in Schaghticoke.