Cambridge Rolls Past New Hartford


Cambridge 79  New Hartford (Utica) 62

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Lily Phillips 28      Sophie Phillips 22             New Hartford – Kaia Henderson

On the second night of the Amsterdam Holiday Showcase the Indians of Cambridge showed out, using a 38-26 advantage over the middle two periods to gain control, and post the comfortable victory over New Hartford on Saturday.

The Indians long range shooting provided half of their total points, as Cambridge connected 13 times from beyond the arc, with Lily Phillip bottoming six to lead the assault.

With the win Cambridge improves to 6-0 on the season and will return to action a week from tonight when the Indians will travel to Bennington Vermont for a run with the Patriots of Mt. Anthony.

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

73_greenwichCongratulations to Greenwich basketball player Molly Brophy on being named the Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

On December 18th Molly poured in 23 points in a 76-11 win over Poultney Vermont and followed that up two nights later, scoring 29 points, including four triples, leading Greenwich to a 59-47 victory over Hoosic Valley.

Congratulations to Molly, our newest Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

Maple Hill Tops Valley in OT


Maple Hill 70  Hoosic Valley 61

Leading Scorers:  Wildcats – Rian Jewett 22       Blake Decker 18      Dominic Hirschoff 13  Indians – Logan Reilly 20      CJ Bassett 15      Tyler Eddy 10

In a game befitting a tournament championship run, the homestanding Wildcats needed overtime to secure the title over Hoosic Valley in the Maple Hill Holiday Tournament on Sunday.

As you would expect the numbers were nearly identical in many categories as both squads placed three players in doubles, the Valley connected of six 3-pointers to the Wildcats five, and the Indians made 17 of 31 from the stripe, while Maple Hill converted on 17 of 30.

Hoosic Valley trailed by 12, at 31-19 in the second frame before eventually running down the Wildcats in the fourth.  Tyler Eddy hit on 1 of 2 free throws with :30 left in regulation, sending the game into the extra session where Maple Hill used a 12-3 advantage to capture the tourney championship.

With the win the Wildcats go to 7-1 on the year, while Hoosic Valley heads into January with a 4-1 mark.

Holiday Basketball Results



Saratoga Catholic 64  Corinth 41

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Hayden Day 12      Anthony Barile 10      Robbie Bolen 10      Jordan Catone 10       Tomahawks – Watkins 12

The Saints placed four players in doubles and used a 25-2 second period to take control, on their way to posting the victory in the consolation game of the Spa Catholic Christmas Tournament.


Greenwich 64  Johnstown 56

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 22      Adam Newell 15      Luke Pemrick 10   Alex Curtis 10           Sir Bills – Jay Hoyt 23          Keegan Feinaur 10       Abe Miller 10

The Witches used balanced scoring, four players in doubles, and a 32-19 advantage over the middle two quarters, to notch the win in the Fonda-Fultonville Holiday Classic.


Glens Falls 61  Hoosick Falls 52

Leading Scorers:  Glens Falls – Noah Girard 24        David Barclay 18           Panthers – Jon Kempf 23      Tristan Williams 13        Max Kipp 11

The Panthers held a 15-9 lead after the first period, but Glens Falls outscored their guests 39-21 over the next two frames to gain control and earn the win in the Glens Falls Grandstanders Holiday Tournament title game.


Hoosic Valley 63  Lee 50

Leading Scorers:  Indians – CJ Bassett 18      Logan Reilly 15      Tyler Eddy 11      Matt Rowe 10         Lee – Collin O’Brien 18

The Valley ran out to a 33-19 halftime advantage and rode that cushion to the “W” in first round action at the Maple Hill Holiday Tournament.  The Indians drilled nine 3-pointers and four players reached double figures in the win.


Tamarac 57  Cairo-Durham 26

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Zachary Rice 17           Cairo-Durham – Ethan Handel 13

The Bengals held Cairo-Durham to single numbers in three of the four periods in posting their first win of the season.



Hoosic Valley 53  Watervliet 32

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sami Dickinson 23      Ashlyn Chartier 11      Emaleigh Peckham 9         Cannoneers – Morgan Tambolleo 13

The Valley held Watervliet to 19 points through three periods and posted the comfortable win over the Cannoneers.


Stillwater 51  Lake George 44

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Marley Mueller 18       Molly Sheehan 15           LG – Ava Pushor 25      Mikayla Duffy 12

Trailing 14-2 after the first quarter, the Warriors outscored Lake George in each of the final three frames to post the come-from-behind victory in the Glens Fall Holiday Tournament.


Niskayuna 84  Mechanicville 41

Leading Scorers:  Nisky – Emma Souky 24      Olivia Olsen 23      Ivian Owens 10      Red Raiders – Charli Goverski 11        Lyndsey Robens 10

Niskayuna ran out to a 44-13 halftime lead and coasted to the victory over the Raiders.


Mekeel Christian 61  Hoosick Falls 32

Leading Scorers:  MC – M. Mitchell 22      Avery Mills 16       Panthers – Logan Thayne 19

With the game tied 15-15 after the first eight minutes, Mekeel held the Falls to single digits in each of the final three periods to post the convincing win over the Panthers.



Holiday Tournament Action



Hoosick Falls 70  Galway 59

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Jon Kempf 39      Tristan Williams 22       Galway – Carson Scribner 16     Thomas Villano 16

The Panthers built a 43-26 lead by halftime and went on to post the comfortable win over Galway in the Glens Falls Grandstanders Holiday Tournament.  Kempf connected on four 3-pointers and combined with Williams to outscore Galway 61-59.


Cambridge 46  Corinth 36

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Ben Epler 17     Brian Hall 16          Tomahawks – Dillon Dumas 11

In first round action in the Saratoga Catholic Christmas Tournament, Cambridge held the Tomahawks to single digits in each of the first three periods and led 33-20 heading to the final frame.  Hall and Epler combined for 33 points and six triples for the Indians who will meet Bishop Maginn tonight in the championship game.


Bishop Maginn 90  Spa Catholic 69

Leading Scorers:  Maginn –  Ja’Nyve Smith 26      Jayden Williams 17     Q. Green 14     Massiah Gallown 12        Saints – Anthony Barile 17     Ryan McCarroll 15      Jordan Catone 13      Hayden Day 11

Both teams put four players in doubles and while Spa Catholic held a 9-4 advantage in made threes, Maginn scored 37 two-point goals to fuel the victory  in the first round of the Spa Catholic Christmas Tournament.


Mechanicville 76  Cohoes 68

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Josh Germaine 26      Anthony Attalla 19     Devin Garland 17         Tigers – Jon LaSure 14     Ivan Grajac 13     Royal Brown 12      Troy Snyder 11

The Raiders dialed up 13 makes from behind the arc and used a 45-21 advantage over the middle two periods to post the win on the second night of the Stillwater Tournament.


Stillwater 71  Ft. Edward 41

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Brian McNeil 24      CJ McNeil 18         Ft. Edward – Brody Sullivan 21

The Warriors opened up a 40-22 lead at the break and cruised to the second round “W” in their holiday tourney.


Greenville 64  Tamarac 58

Leading Scorers:  Greenville – Damien Fiducia 21      Joe Nicosia 15     James Mitchell 12       Bengals – Zachary Rice 15     Dalton Maxon 13

The Bengals led 33-30 at the half but Greenville used a 16-9 third period to take the lead and held on for the victory.



Cambridge 65  Hanover (N.H.) 58

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Lily Phillips 23       Sophie Phillips 18      Hanover Maddie McCorkie 15      Willa Parkins 10

The Indians held a slim 40-36 lead at the break but used a 19-10 third to gain some breathing room on their way to the first round “W” in the Amsterdam Holiday Showcase.  The Phillips twins combined for 41 points and six made threes, and Cambridge converted on 14 of 18 from the free throw line in the victory.


Hoosick Falls 59  Mohonasen 56

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Maddy Walker 19      Logan Thayne 18     Sophie Estes 1o      Mohon – Breanna Lott 24      Megan Hart 17

The Panthers put three players in doubles and notched the close win over Mohon in a game that was tight throughout.


Fort Edward 38  Stillwater 28

Leading Scorers:  Ft. Edward – Thomas 11       Warriors – Marley Mueller 22

The Forts held Stillwater to single numbers in three of the four periods and outscored the Warriors 27-18 after the break to post the win in action at the Glens Falls Christmas Tournament.


Shaker 55  Mechanicville 31

Cobleskill 54  Tamarac 53




‘Twas The Night Before Christmas



Twas the night before Christmas and in Wasarenland

Players had gathered for the basketball tournament at hand.

A two on two tourney was about to unfold

Standing room only, no tickets left unsold.

A boy and girl player from each league school

Playing as teammates on the eve of the Yule.

Make it Take it, was the rule on this day

Or “Winner’s Outs”, said another way.

First team to 11, have to win by two

Would reduce the field to a precious few.

The sound of a whistle began first round play

Games at each end in a half court fray.

Cross-overs and jumpers, blocked shots and more

It was something to see, the talent on the floor.

As the round played out it was great holiday fun

Except for good players who were one and done.

Richardson and Kenyon, Sparks and Case

Skiff and Rojas couldn’t keep pace.

Gone too, Dunne and Whitbeck, Mueller and Rice

Their defense was naughty but all their J’s were nice.

One semifinal took care of Pontore and McOmber

The other sent Toleman and Nolan to their holiday slumber.

The Valley’s Eckler and Carlo had the trophy in sight

But waiting was Poulin and Faraj on this Christmas eve night.

Just as the game started, at the far end of the gym

The door swung open with Santa and the Mrs. stepping in.

“Combine your teams,” yelled Santa, “Two in and two out.”

“While Mrs. C and I show you what the game’s all about.”

Carlo and Eckler started against the holiday pair

Quickly learning Kris’s wife could score from anywhere.

Knocking down jumpers and scoring at the rim

The hopes for the Wasaren began to look grim.

Trailing 6-2 Faraj and Poulin stepped on the floor

Each connected once from deep but would score no more.

Santa blocked a Poulin floater that opened everyone’s eyes

It had plenty of arc, but the Kringle Man can rise.

He showed athletic skill belying his diet

The man lives on cookies and milk, I think I might try it.

Santa bottomed five in a row to close the championship out

As for the tourney’s best, the north’s duo left little doubt.

And from a cheering gym Santa quickly ran to his sled

Filled with plenty of gifts for the long night ahead.

Having enjoyed his run in the gym down below

Santa’s magical sled rose through the night time snow.

And I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight,

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






Boys and Girls Basketball Blazing Five


Here’s a look at the top five individuals and teams from the Wasaren in a few offensive categories.


Standings (Overall)

Mechanicville   5-0

Cambridge    4-0

Greenwich    4-1

Hoosick Falls   3-1

Hoosic Valley   4-3

Spa Catholic    2-3

Berlin/New Leb.  1-2

Stillwater      1-5

Tamarac        1-5


Scoring / Individual Continue reading

Friday Night Hoops



Cambridge 47  Hoosick Falls 39

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sophie Phillips 22 (5 3’s)      Lily Phillips 11       Panthers – Logan Thayne 15

In a close game throughout the Indians defense kept the Panthers in the 30’s while Phillips twins combined for 33 points themselves in notching the “W” in a battle of undefeated squads.


Greenwich 59  Hoosic Valley 47

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 29         Valley – Ashlyn Chartier 13        Sam Lanoue 11

Greenwich led 12-7 after one, and closed with a 15-10 fourth period to get past the Indians in Schaghticoke.  Brophy’s 29 was fueled by four triples, and 7 of 10 from the free throw line.


Tamarac 70  Saratoga Catholic 40 Continue reading

Panthers Defeat Cambridge


It was just another Friday night at the office for the Hoosick Falls Panthers.  After suffering through a poor shooting first period that ended with Cambridge holding a 14-10 lead, the Falls did what they do, which is everything well, outscoring the Indians 45-18 over the middle two quarters in posting the 69-44 road “W”.

Both teams scored on their first possession of the night, Tristan Williams for the Falls with Nick Murphy answering for Cambridge, then the two squads went cold with the next points in the game coming at the 4:30 mark on a Ben Epler corner three, giving Cambridge a 5-2 lead.

With the game tied at 8-8 late in the quarter, the Indians used a pair of long balls from Brian Hall and Epler, to take a 14-10 advantage into the second frame. Continue reading