Girls Basketball


Hoosick Falls 52  Stillwater 39

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Logan Thayne 30          Warriors – Molly Sheehan 17        Marley Mueller 10

The Panthers used a 16-6 final frame to open up a game that was close throughout.  The Panther’s senior center Thayne connected on four triples as part of her 30 point night.


Mechanicville 74  Spa Catholic 60

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – AJ Joseph 21        Charli Goverski 16        Chloe Goverski 10 Amy DiSiena 10        Lyndsey Robens 9

The Raiders came within a point of having five players in doubles, in the comfortable victory over the Saints.


Tamarac 61   Hoosic Valley 29   (Monday)

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Syrita Faraj 20          Kate Machnick 14             Indians – Sami Dickinson 14

The Bengals held the Valley to single numbers in three of the four periods and converted on 19 of 26 from the free throw line in the win.


Red Raiders Turn Back Spa Catholic


It was Senior Recognition Night in Mechanicville on Tuesday, and after a nice pregame ceremony where nearly 20 senior cheerleaders and boys and girls basketball players were showered with applause as they took a walk to mid-court with their families, it was time to run.

In four quarters of up tempo basketball, Mechanicville held a comfortable lead for much of it, then needed to hold off a late Spa Catholic spurt to post an 89-81 victory over the Saints.

The two squads put on an offensive show over the first eight minutes that opened with the Saints Jordan Catone and Mechanicville’s Josh Germain trading triples setting the stage for a competitive period with plenty of points.

Germain followed his long ball with a transition bucket and a pair free throws giving Mechanicville the early 7-3 lead.

Midway through the period Spa’s Robbie Bolen buried a trey, that the Raiders Anthony Attala quickly answered with a corner triple and a 14-10 advantage for the Raider.

At the 3:50 mark Bolen connected on his second long ball of the period followed by four points from the Saints Hayden Day, giving Spa Catholic a 19-16 lead with 2:50 remaining.

But the Raiders closed the quarter on a 10-3 run highlighted by a threes from Attala and Germain, and finished the frame with a screen and roll bucket, Devin Garland finding Tyler Dion to give Mechanicville the 26-22 cushion.

In the second period the Raider offense continued to roll with six different players scoring in the quarter.

Sophomore Tyler Eiseman dropped six points in the opening three minutes, his third bucket coming off a sweet behind the back find from Attala giving Mechanicville a 35-26 lead at the 5:10 mark.

Buckets by Dion, Attala and Luciano D’Ambro, followed by a triple from the Raiders Sean Fitzgerald gave Mechanicville control at 44-30 with 3:10 left and the home squad maintained that margin taking a 52-37 advantage into the break.

In the third the Raiders extended their lead with a mixture of transition buckets and knock down 3-pointers with five players scoring in the period led by Germain’s nine and Mechanicville took a 78-56 spread into the fourth.

Midway through the final period Germain was fouled as he drilled a fadeaway jumper and after converting the free throw Mechanicville maintained their 20 point advantage at 86-66 with 4:30 remaining.

Over the next four minutes the Raiders offense went dry while the Saints suddenly caught fire, going on a 15-2 run, fueled by a pair of triples from both Catone and Aiden Lambert, trimming the Raider cushion to 88-81 with :40 left.

But that was as close as the visitors would get, as Mechanicville closed out the final seconds to post the “W” and move to 5-0 in league play.

Hayden Day with 26 points led the Saints attack, on this night, with Catone scoring 18  and Ryan McCarroll adding 14 for the Spa Catholic squad who slip to 1-4 in Wasaren play.

Germain finished with a game-high 32 points to lead Mechanicville with Attala and Dion adding 17 and 15 points respectively.



Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

redraider  Congratulations to Mechanicville girls basketball player Charli Goverski on being named the Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

On Tuesday night in a non-league loss to Cobleskill, Charli scored a game-high 20 points including her 1000th career point in front of the home crowd in Mechanicville.

One night later the senior guard dropped 18 points in the Red Raiders 48-12 league win over the visiting Panthers from Hoosick Falls.

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

A Look Around The League


After a Regents week where the basketball schedule was a bit lighter for most Wasaren schools, it’s back to a full slate for the upcoming week as teams enter the stretch run of the regular season.

On the girls side of things Cambridge (4-0), Mechanicville (3-0), Greenwich (3-1) and Hoosic Valley (2-2) make up the top half of the league standings.  With only one matchup between Wasaren teams counting towards the standings this year the girls will just play eight league contests.

The Indians of Cambridge at 14-0 overall continue to cruise.  Last night they put together a 45 point first quarter in their win over Berne Knox.  Incredible numbers that included eight triples in the period, and Knox, while not playing the stiffest competition this season, came in with a 10-1 mark.

On the defensive side of the ball, how about Mechanicville holding the Falls to 12 total points in the Raiders 48-12 victory Wednesday night.

Congrats to Mechanicville senior guard Charli Goverski on scoring her 1000th career point in a Tuesday night game against Cobleskill.

The Hoosic Valley girls are on a bit of a roller coaster ride lately.  In their last four league outings they had a nice win over Hoosick Falls, played well in a three point loss to Mechnaicville, then dropped a two-point decision to Spa Catholic, and on Friday night needed a big fourth quarter to post a come-from-behind win over Stillwater.

Greenwich, who’s only league loss came against Mechanicville, will face a big test this Friday night when they travel to Cambridge to take on the Indians.  The two squads met earlier in the year with Cambridge notching a 76-40 victory.

In the boys race Mechanicville (4-0), Stillwater (4-0), Hoosick Falls (3-1), Cambridge (3-1), and Waterford (2-2) make up the top five.

As always a part of those records come down to who have you played and the Red Raiders have just come off games against Hoosick Falls and Waterford with a pair of “W’s”. They’ll face Spa Catholic Tuesday night and will host Stillwater on Thursday.

Stillwater showed their defensive prowess Friday night in holding the Valley to 29 points. The Warriors at 4-0 will be tested this week with games against the Falls and Mechanicville.

Hoosick Falls bounced back after falling to the Raiders last Friday, with a comfortable win over Spa Catholic two nights ago, putting 81 points on the board with just four players hitting the scoring column.

Cambridge has played well of late and will entertain Waterford Tuesday night in what should be an interesting match up.

The Fordians with league losses to front runners Mechanicville and Hoosick Falls are a tough group that can score points in bunches on most nights.

Speaking of scoring, how about the highest scoring tandems in the Wasaren?

For boys teams it would be the Falls duo of Jon Kempf (29.8) and Tristan Williams (16.5) followed by Waterford’s Michael Talavera (23.9) and CJ Kelley (17.3).  The Witches Jesse Kuzmich (19.5) and Alex Curtis (12.7) round out the top three.

Looking for depth of scoring?

The Saints of Saratoga Catholic have five players averaging doubles.  Jordan Catone (14.1), Robbie Bolen (13.6), Anthony Barile (13.5), Ryan McCarroll (10.9), and Hayden Day (10.6) will test opponents every night at the defensive end.

As for girls scoring tandems the Phillips twins lead the way with Sophie scoring 19.0 points nightly and Lilly adding 15.2. followed by Greenwich’s Molly Brophy (21.0), and Adrianna Rojas (12.0), and the Stillwater tandem of Marley Mueller (16.7), and Molly Sheehan (10.3).

Depth of scoring is something the top two girls teams have in common.

Cambridge along with Sophie (19.0) and Lilly (15.2) adds Fiona Mooney at (9.8) and Stasia Epler at (9.5) rounding out a quartet that can put points on the board in a hurry.

Mechanicville’s deep scoring attack boasts Charli Goverski (16.1), Amy DiSiena (7.3), Jada Brown (7.3), Chloe Goverski (6.6) and AJ Joseph (6.5).

So there’s a quick look at a few things on the basketball landscape in the league with a reminder we’ll have three broadcasts this week on Wasaren Sportsnet leading off with Spa Catholic at Mechanicville in a boys run on Tuesday night.




Cambridge Girls, Greenwich Boys Post Wins


Cambridge 83  Berne-Knox 41

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sophie Phillips 24        Stasia Epler 19         Lilly Phillips 15        BK – Taylor Meacham 17        Alexis Wright 13

Cambridge overwhelmed Berne-Knox in the first eight minutes, drilling eight triples, and ending the quarter with a 45-5 lead, cruising from there to the easy non-league “W”.

The Indians finished with 15 hits from beyond the arc, and with the victory improve to 4-0, 14-0 on the season.


Greenwich 65  Plattsburgh 54

Leading Scorers:  Witches –  Jesse Kuzmich 25       Alex Curtis 16          Plattsburgh – Channell 14        Oulette 11

In a Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament game, the Witches ran out to a 36-23 advantage at the half and rode the working margin from there to the comfortable win.  Greenwich bottomed eight from distance in the run, with Curtis connecting five times from deep.

Friday Night Hoops



Greenwich 65   Tamarac 43

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 19        Adrianna Rojas 18        Tess Merrill 14    Bengals – Sarita Faraj 13        Jordyn Sorel 12

A 29-4 first period gave the Witches all the cushion they would need as Greenwich cruised to the one-sided decision over the Bengals.


Hoosick Falls 56   Spa Catholic 32

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Logan Thayne 32          Saints – Ashley Upson 9

Hoosick Falls outscored the Saints 28-7 over the middle two frames paving the way to the easy “W” over Spa Catholic.  Thayne’s 32 point effort including three hits from beyond the arc.


Hoosic Valley 49  Stillwater 42

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sami Dickinson 21         Sam Lanoue 15 (5, 3’s)       Warriors – Marley Mueller 21        Molly Sheehan 15 (5, 3’s)

Stillwater held a 31-26 advantage heading into the final period but the Indians responded with a 23-11 fourth quarter to notch the come-from-behind victory over the Warriors.  Just three players scored for Stillwater in the game, with the Valley saw just four players tally points.


Cambridge forfeit win over Berlin/New Lebanon



Cambridge 64  Berlin/New Lebanon 30

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Jeffrey Burke 11         Nick Murphy 10         Brian Hall 10    Mountaineers – Dan Rouffe 6

Cambridge held the Mountaineers to single digits in each of the first three quarters in posting the easy road victory over Berlin/New Lebanon, improving to 3-1 in the Wasaren.


Hoosick Falls 81  Spa Catholic 58

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Jon Kempf  36        Tristan Williams 28         Dmitri Rose 10      Saints – Jordan Catone 19 (5,3’s)      Robbie Bolen 15 (5,3’s)        Ryan McCarroll 11

The Saints held a slim 20-18 lead after one, but the Panthers caught and passed their hosts in the second frame taking a 42-34 lead into the break.  A 19-6 third period gave the Falls complete control and the visitors closed things out for the road win in Saratoga.

The Saints ( 2-3, 7-6), drilled 13 3-pointers in the loss, while the Panthers (3-1, 11-2), put 81 points on the board with only four players reaching the scoring column.


Stillwater 45   Hoosic Valley 29

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Brian McNeil 16       CJ McNeil 11            Valley – Ethan Caiazza 8        Tyler Eddy 8

The Warriors hold the Valley under 30, allowing just eight points combined in the second and third periods as Stillwater with the win moves to 4-0 in league play.


Greenwich 54  Tamarac 51

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 22       Christian O’Brien 12          Bengals – Zachary Rice 18       Tristan Nemjo 12

The Witches needed a 15-8 fourth period to post the come-from-behind “W” over the Bengals.  The Witches held a 9-2 advantage from behind the arc in the road win.


Mechanicville 71  Waterford 56

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Josh Germain 20       Tyler Dion 14        Luciano D’Ambro 12         Devin Garland 12           Fordians – CJ Kelley 12           Dom Pontore 12

The Raiders trailed 15-13 after one but outscored Waterford 41-21 over the middle two periods and closed things out to run their mark to 4-0, 11-1 on the year.

Basketball Results



Mechanicville 48  Hoosick Falls 12

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Charli Goverski 18        Jada Brown 8          Panthers – Logan Thayne 7

The Raiders held the Falls to single numbers in every period, and threw a shutout in the second frame, in posting the easy home “W” over the Panthers.


Ichabod Crane 52  Stillwater 42

Leading Scorers:  Crane – Madison Graham 16        Delaney Moore 14        Haley Ames 10  Warriors – Marley Mueller 25

In a tale of two halves Crane built a 36-17 advantage at the break, while the Warriors outscoring their hosts 25-16 over the final two periods, coming up short in their comeback effort.



Saratoga Catholic 82  Canajoharie 57

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Anthony Barile 21      Jordan Catone 18      Ryan McCarroll 14      Hayden Day 12       Robbie Bolen 10          Canjo – Rob Fairly 13        Marcus Johnson 12   R. Tamsett 10

The Saints won every quarter, led 39-26 at the half and steadily pulled away for the non-league victory over Canajoharie.



Wasaren Basketball; Witches Take Two



Greenwich 83  Schuylerville 76  OT

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Alex Curtis 39      Jesse Kuzmich 17            Black Horses – Cayden Rutland 26      Ryan Dow 13      Alex Vallee 13      Lukas Sherman 11

Greenwich used a 25-17 fourth to send the game into an extra session and the Witches outscored their hosts 17-10 in the overtime period to complete the come-from-behind- “W”.  Greenwich drilled 16 triples in the contest with Curtis connecting of 10, a major part of his 39 point effort.


Cambridge 92  Doane Staurt 35

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Nick Murphy 21         Jeffrey Burke 14            Ben Epler 13         Brian Hall 11          Doane Stuart –  Danny Bologna 20

Cambridge outscored the Thunder Chicken 43-12 over the middle two frames in posting the one-sided decision over Doane Stuart.



Greenwich 78  Schuylerville 41

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 33        Norah Niesz 22       Adrianna Rojas 11      Black Horses – Macey Koval 11

Greenwich held Schuylerville to single numbers in the first and second periods, building a 43-10 lead at the break, on their way to an easy non-league win over the Black Horses.


Cobleskill 50  Mechanicville 44

Leading Scorers:  Bulldogs – Jessica Meade 17       Eleesia Comino 14       Sabrina Pressley 12        Red Raiders – Charli Goverski 20

The Bulldogs led 24-15 at the half and used that cushion to hang on for the non-league win over the Raiders.  Goverski with 20 points led the Mechanicville attack and reached the 1000 point plateau in the contest.


Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

cambridge pictureCongratulations to Cambridge basketball player Sophie Phillips on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

Phillips scored 10 points in a 52-27 win over Stillwater on Wednesday night with bigger things to follow.

The junior guard led the Indians to a pair of victories in the Rose Classic Super Jam which played out over the weekend in Brooklyn.

On Saturday night Phillips scored 22 points, including four triples, and added six steals and five rebounds in the Indians 67-63 triple overtime victory over Baldwin of Long Island.

On Martin Luther King Day, Sophie scored 14 points with four 3-pointers, leading Cambridge to a 53-38 win over Xaverian, and Phillips was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

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