Six league teams played quarterfinal games in the girls Section II basketball tournament Wednesday night with action in the B and C classifications. At the end of the night four Wasaren schools posted victories, advancing to the semifinal round.
Tamarac 52 Hudson 47
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Emily Erickson 13 Jordyn Sorel 11 Alexis D’Agostino 9 Blue Hawks – Deja Beauford 14
Key Stat: In a close game throughout the top seeded Bengals took a 39-33 lead into the fourth and hung on to notch the “”W” over a determined Hudson squad. Nine players scored for Tamarac as the Bengals paraded to the free throw line attempting 33 from the stripe converting on 14. With the win Tamarac moves to the semifinal round where they’ll face Fonda at Averill Park on Tuesday at 7:30.
Mechanicville 57 Ichabod Crane 37
Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Amy DiSiena 14 Charli Goverski 13 AJ Joseph 10 Jada Brown 10 Taylor Grayson 9 Crane – Riley Paul 14
Key Stat: Whatever Coach Goverski said to his team at halftime was just what the doctor ordered. The Raiders held a slim 20-19 advantage heading into the break, but returned to the floor and blitzed the Riders with a 27-2 third period to take control, on their way to the quarterfinal victory. Mechanicville, who nearly put all five starters in doubles, will advance and meet Mekeel Christian in Averill Park on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Class B semi’s.
Cambridge 69 Greenwich 50
Leading Scorers: Indians – Lily Phillips 23 Sophie Phillips 21 Stasia Epler 11 Witches – Tess Merrill 20 Molly Brophy 16
Key Stat: The top seeded Indians started with a 19-6 first period and led 35-17 at the break, coasting to the quarterfinal “W” over Greenwich. Cambridge moves to the semifinal round and a meeting with #4 Warrensburg at Colonie High School on Tuesday at 7:30.
Hoosick Falls 49 Hoosic Valley 36
Leading Scorers: Panthers – Logan Thayne 18 Grace Wysocki 12 Madeline Walker 12 Indians – Renee Serafin 13
Key Stat: Typically when a team fails to score a point in the first period, at night’s end they aren’t celebrating a win, but Hoosick Falls managed to do just that in Schaghticoke Wednesday night. Trailing 14-0 after the first eight minutes, the Panthers trimmed the deficit to 21-13 at the half, took a 31-28 lead after three and put things away in the final frame to post the come-from-behind- victory over the Valley in their Class C quarterfinal. The #6 seeded Panthers move on to face #3 Maple Hill on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Colonie High School.