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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations 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.