Wednesday Night Hoops



Mechanicville 71  Tamarac 32

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Charlie Goverski 18      Jada Brown 14      Gianna Cavotta 12      AJ Joseph 9           Bengals – Madi Wagner 9

The Raider won every quarter, led 35-19 at the break and put the game away with a 22-2 third period, moving to 4-0 on the year with the “W”.


Greenwich 76  Poultney 11

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 23     Tess Merrill 16

The Witches led 31-2 after the first eight minutes and cruised to the non-league victory over the Blue Devils. Continue reading

Cambridge Runs Past Hoosic Valley


I got my first look at the Cambridge girls basketball team Wednesday night and it appears not much has changed from a year ago when the Indians earned the New York state Class C championship.

An almost identical roster, albeit a year older, playing with the familiar up tempo style that ultimately overwhelms opponents.

Last night Cambridge ran past Hoosic Valley 72-25, placing five players in doubles and they made it look easy.

The Indians from the north, ran out to a 9-0 start on six points from junior forward McKayla McLenithan and a wing three from junior guard Lily Phillips, while holding the Valley scoreless through the first four minutes.

But a baseline jumper from Sam Lanoue gave Hoosic Valley life and the Indians rattled off nine unanswered on a triple from Emaleigh Peckham and a pair of buckets from Anna Jensen and Ashlyn Chartier to draw even with 1:50 left in the period.

Cambridge closed the quarter with five straight on another 3-ball from Lily Phillips and two free throws from her sister Sophie, taking a 14-9 lead into the second.

Over the next eight minutes Cambridge was simply dominant, defensively forcing the Valley into committing more turnovers, (10), than points they would score, (9), while turning those giveaways into easy opportunities.

A Sophie longball got things started for Cambridge followed by a Fiona Mooney inside bucket off a nice find from Lily, and after a Chartier basket for the Valley, Cambridge  outscored the Indians 25-6 over the remainder of the quarter.

The run was led by Lily Phillips who scored 11, and Ruth Nolan’s seven points on a runner, and a pair of jumpers, one from downtown, with Stasia Epler adding a trey as well, as Cambridge took a 44-17 lead into the halftime break in complete control.

The Valley needed a third period run to jump back into the game, but it never came as the Cambridge defense allowed just four points in the quarter, extending their advantage to 55-21 heading to the final frame with the decision already in hand.

Lily Phillips finished with 17 points to lead the Indians followed by McLenithan with 14, Mooney and Sophie Phillips with 11 each and Epler with 10 points as all five Cambridge starters reached double digits.

Lanoue and Jensen scored six points each to lead the Valley.

With the win Cambridge moves to 3-0 on the year and will travel to Hoosick Falls on Friday to face the Panthers.

Hoosic Valley slips to 4-2 with the loss and will look to get back on track Friday night when they host the Witches of Greenwich.




Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

67_hoosickfalls2Congratulations to Hoosick Falls basketball player Jon Kempf on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

On Friday night, in the Panthers 76-52 win over Tamarac, Jon scored 33 points and became the all-time boys career scoring leader at Hoosick Falls passing Howie Dewey ’85.

On the year the senior guard is averaging 33.5 points per game for the 4-0 Hoosick Falls squad.

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

Indians Top Schuylerville


Hoosic Valley 65  Schuylerville 40

Leading Scorers:  Valley – Mackenzie Seales 16     Sami Dickinson 16     Anna Jensen 11       Black Horses – Anna Vautrin 12      Macey Koval 10

The Indians won every quarter and posted three players in doubles, notching the non-league “W” over Schuylerville.  The Valley jumped out to a 21-11 lead after the first eight minutes to take control.  The Indians look ahead to a big early season matchup on Wednesday, when they travel to Cambridge to take on the Indians from the north.

Indians, Mountaineers Post Wins


Cambridge 61  Tamarac 43

Leading Scorers: Indians – Sophie Phillips 26    Lily Phillips 12    Fiona Mooney 11    Bengals – Jordyn Sorel 11

Cambridge ran out to a 27-8 lead after the first eight minutes and rode that cushion to a season-opening “W” in Clum’s Corners on Wednesday night.  The Indians bottomed 10 triples in the contest with Sophie Phillips connecting six times and Fiona Mooney recorded a double-double, matching her point total with 11 rebounds.


Berlin/New Lebanon 42  Heatly 30

Leading Scorers:  Mountaineers – Shawn Pawlows 12       Heatly – Chaton Sagendorf 16

The Mountaineers outscored Heatly 25-11 over the middle two frames and went on the notch the comfortable non-league victory.  Malachi Ritter added seven points and 10 rebounds for the 1-1 Berlin/New Lebanon squad.

Wasaren Basketball


Hoosick Falls 85  Berlin-New Lebanon 47

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Jon Kempf 29    Tristan Williams 27      Mountaineers – Malichi Ritter 21    Shawn Pawlows 10

The Falls scored 30 points in the first eight minutes to take control, cruising to their third win in as many outings.  Kempf and Williams combine for 56 points, and Isiah Burnett adds seven points and eight assists for the potent Panther attack.


Mechanicville 65  Duanesburg 43

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Devin Garland 14    Luciano D’Ambro 13        Duanesburg – Zachary Gamache 15    Andrew Dreschek 12

Mechanicville built a 34-18 advantage by halftime in posting the “W” in their season-opener.  The Raiders won every quarter, and went deep into their bench with 11 players scoring.


Hoosick Falls 59  Albany Academy 40

Leading Scorers: Panthers – Logan Thayne 36     Maddie Walker 9     AA – Aaliyah Juste 17 Marlee Ottati 11

The Falls trailed 21-20 after the first, and the teams were tied 27 all at the break, but the Panthers outscored Academy 32-13 after intermission to earn the win behind a monster night from Thayne.


Saratoga Catholic 54  Whitehall 46

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Ashley Upton 16    Molly O’Reilly 13       Railroaders – Madison Gould 19    Kyrie Smith 14

The Saints bottomed six 3-pointers, and had nine players score in the non-league victory over the Railroaders.


Greenwich 65  Schoharie 46

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 24    Norah Niesz 14      Schoharie – Hannah Cater 29

Greenwich won every period, taking control with a 24 point second quarter in running their season mark to 2-0.





Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

waterford logoCongratulations to Waterford basketball player Michael Talavera on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

Talavera opened the season with a 34 point effort in a 105-20 victory over Heatly in the first round of the Waterford Tip-Off Tournament and poured in 27 points the next night in the Fordians 75-53 win over Salem.

This past Friday the senior guard scored 27 points including four triples, in the Fordians 64-63 win over Schoharie.

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