MLK Day Basketball Roundup



Hoosic Valley 53   South Glens Falls 35

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sami Dickinson 16         Mackenzie Searles 12        Sam Lanoue 10         SGF – Sydney Hart 16

The Valley held South High to single numbers in each of the first two periods, running out to a 27-11 halftime lead, and the Indians rode that cushion to the non-league road “W”.


Saratoga Catholic 38  Corinth 31

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Katie Cronin 9      Megan Cornell 9           Tomahawks – Alexa Abbatantuono 13        Maddie DeLisle 10

The Saints played from the lead the entire game and Cronin’s five points in the final frame helped to close out the victory for Spa Catholic.



Waterford 87    Ft. Edward 38

Leading Scorers:  Fordians – Michael Talavera 29      TJ Kelley 22        Jake Houle 11        Gavin Bodah 10            Forts – Will Denton 9

The Fordians hung 32 points on the board in the first and cruised to the non-league win, placing four players in doubles and ringing the bell 11 times from beyond the arc.

Cambridge Tops Xaverian in Rose Classic Super Slam


Cambridge 53   Xaverian 38

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sophie Phillips 14 points       Lilly Phillips 13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks         Fiona Mooney 13 points, 13 rebounds       Ruth Nolan 9 rebounds                Xaverian – DiBiase 8 points

Trailing 15-14 after the first period of play, Cambridge outscored Xaverian 31-9 over the middle two frames in claiming their second victory in the Rose Classic Super Slam in Brooklyn over the weekend.

The Indians and their long ball prowess accounted for more than half of their game total, bottoming 10 triples in the contest with Sophie connecting on four, Lilly three, Ruth Nolan a pair and Fiona Mooney drilling one.

Cambridge earned a trio of tournament awards with Sophie Phillips named as the tournament MVP, Fiona Mooney collecting the Sportsmanship Award, and Abby Mahar  chosen for the Scholar-Athlete Award.

Fordians Win a Pair


Waterford 110  Berlin/New Lebanon 41  (Friday)

Leading Scorers:  Fordians – Michael Talavera 26     TJ Kelley 17      Joe Panetta 15      Howard Phelan 12      Jake Houle 12      Dom Pontore 11         Mountaineers – Kasey Billert 8

Waterford scored 34 in the first period and led 60-21 at halftime, cruising to the league win over Berlin/New Lebanon.  The Fordians were able to place six players in double figures in the victory and a seventh Fordian Gavin Bodah scored nine.


Waterford 84  Greenwich 66

Leading Scorers:  Fordians – Michael Talavera 33       TJ Kelley 22       Dom Pontore 11     Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 19       Jayden Hughes 11

Waterford ran out to a 28-8 lead after the first period and went on to notch the comfortable road win over the Witches.  The Fordians converted on 31 of 35 free throws and with the win improve 2-1, 9-2 on the season.  Greenwich shot 7 of 13 from the stripe and slip to 0-3, 4-6 with the loss.

Cambridge Wins in Triple OT


Cambridge 67  Baldwin (Long Island) 63  3OT

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sophie Phillips 22 points 6 steals, 5 rebounds       Fiona Mooney 17 points, 12 rebounds         Lilly Phillips 12 points, 5 assists       Stasia Epler 11 points, 9 rebounds           Baldwin – Moreno 22        Elcock 12        Randolph 12

The Cambridge girls basketball team is spending the Martin Luther King weekend in New York City, taking advantage of an opportunity to play in a pair of games against high end competition.

On Saturday the Indians  faced Baldwin of Long Island in the Rose Classic Super Slam tournament.  The game was close throughout with each period decided by a two point margin.  The Indians held a 26-22 advantage at the half, but Baldwin claimed the final two periods, catching Cambridge and forcing overtime.

After stalemates in the first two overtime sessions the Indians outscored Baldwin 8-4 in the third overtime period to secure the win.

Cambridge bottomed seven triples in the game while Baldwin connected on just two.  The Indians also held an advantage from the free throw line converting 14 of 28 from the stripe, with Baldwin hitting on 5 of 15.

The team will enjoy an off day on Sunday, and will be back in action on Monday in a noon run with Nazareth Academy.

Friday Night Hoops; Raiders Stop Panthers



Mechanicville 60  Hoosick Falls 51

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Josh Germain 21      Tyler Dion 14      Devin Garland 12     Panthers – Jon Kempf 12      Isiah Burnett 10      Max Kipp 10      Tristan Williams 16

In a game that was tied 32-32 at the break, Mechanicville held the Falls to 19 points over the final two frames to earn the road “W”, snapping the Panthers 56-game winning streak in Wasaren competition.  Germain connected six times from beyond the arc, where the Raiders held an 8-3 advantage in made threes over the Falls.  The high-scoring Kempf was limited to just one field goal in the game by the Raiders defense.


Stillwater 68  Greenwich 50

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Brian McNeil 22      Grant Baker 13      Josh Luca 12      Isaac Cutler 11        Witches – Alex Curtis 11

The Warriors out scored their hosts 39-24 after the break, and put four players in doubles, moving to 3-0 in league play with the win.


Hoosic Valley 71  Spa Catholic 67

Leading Scorers:  Indians –  Gavin Giordano 15      Nolan Rafferty 15      CJ Bassett 12    Saints – Anthony Barile 20       Jordan Catone 16      Hayden Day 16

Trailing by a point with :49 remaining Bassett drilled a go-ahead triple giving the Indians a one-point lead and the Valley hung on down the stretch, to post the home victory over the Saints.



Greenwich 56  Stillwater 34

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 17       Nora Niesz 16        Warriors – Molly Sheehan 16      Marley Mueller 10

The Witches broke open a close game with a 20-9 third period and went on the notch the road “W” over Stillwater.


Spa Catholic 42  Hoosic Valley 40

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Ashley Upson 11        Dempsey 11      Molly O’Reilly 10     Valley – Sami Dickinson 15

After scoring just eight points in the first half and trailing 21-8 at the break the Saints stormed back with a 34 point second half, earning to come-from-behind victory over the Valley.







Cambridge Edges Tamarac


Free throws in basketball, while not as sexy as 3-pointers and dunks, more times than not play an important part in determining the game’s outcome.  The foul line, 15 feet from the rim is also known as the charity stripe, implying that free points are handed out here.

On Friday night in Cambridge there were no freebies to be found for Tamarac as the Bengals took ten second half trips to the line and came away empty, in the Indians exciting 39-37 victory.

Cambridge’s Ben Epler scored the first five points of the game on a deuce and a triple, to which Bengals sophomore guard Zachary Rice answered in kind with a long three, followed by a steal and score, knotting things at 5-5 just 2:30 into the first.

Rice connected on another long ball with :45 left in the period for a 8-7 Tamarac lead, but at the buzzer the Indians Brian Hall got a floater to go off a nice spin move giving Cambridge the 9-8 edge.

Two minutes into the second frame. a bucket and one by the Bengals’ Dalton Maxon started a 11-3 Tamarac run, that included a Joey Poulin triple and three points from Rocco DiCarlo, that sent the teams to the halftime break with the Bengals holding a 21-14 advantage.

The third quarter belonged to the Indians and Jeffery Burke.  The junior forward scored 12 points in the period that started with an old fashioned three point play at the 7:00 mark, followed by a runner, a trey from the top, a put back, and a transition bucket with 1:20 remaining off a sweet find from Kaedin Ogilvie and Cambridge closed the frame with a 33-28 cushion.

Early in the fourth Burke drilled an elbow jumper giving the Indians their biggest lead of the night at 36-28, but Tamarac wouldn’t go quietly.

Midway through the period the Bengals used an inside score by Maxon, a Jacob Barbera drive and a Miles Ednie put back to close to within 36-34 at the 3:00 mark.

Down the stretch points were hard to come by for both squads.

With :18 left Brad Rowland converted on 1 of 2 from the line giving the Indians a four point cushion at 38-34.

After a Tamarac timeout Rice buried a triple from the top with :05 remaining, and the Bengals gave the foul sending Roland back to the line with three ticks left.  The senior guard hit the first, missed the second but Tamarac was unable to get a shot off and the Indians walked away with the well-earned “W”.

Just two players reached double figures in scoring on the night with the Bengals’ Rice scoring 11 points pacing Tamarac (1-2, 2-10),  while Burke led all scorers with 16 points to lead Cambridge (2-1, 3-6).

Girls Basketball Roundup; Indians, Witches Cruise


Cambridge 52  Stillwater 27

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Lilly Phillips 15      Stasia Epler 12      Sophie Phillips 10         Warriors – Molly Sheehan 6      Brooke Pickett 6      Trinity Cutler 6

The Indians jumped out to a 27-5 lead after the first period, and coasted to their 10th win in as many outings. Cambridge drilled six triples, and defensively shut down the Warriors holding their guests to single digits in every quarter.


Greenwich 70  Spa Catholic 22

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 19      Adrianna Rojas 17      Tess Merrill 10     Saints – Katie Cronin 5

Greenwich (9-2), held the Saints to single numbers in three of the four frames, and put nine players in the scoring column in posting the one-sided decision over Spa Catholic.



Mechanicville Wins Close Over the Valley


On Wednesday night in Schaghticoke, all in attendance watched a competitive, back and forth run between a pair of teams in Hoosic Valley and Mechanicville who both showed  high levels of compete.  While at time there seemed to be as many turnovers as points, that was a direct result of the “want to” on the defensive end by both squads.

The game produced six ties and seven lead changes, and in the end the visiting Raiders came away with a well earned 42-39 victory over the Indians.

Midway through the first with the game tied at 7-7 Mechanicville put together a 7-0 run to finish the quarter.  Charli Goverski connected on a drive to the cup, followed by a Jada Brown steal and score, and Goverski finished the period, drilling a corner three off an in bounds play as time expired with Mechanicville holding a 14-7 cushion.

Midway through the second quarter, the Valley took their first lead of the night on a Casey Bugbee triple giving the Indians an 18-16 advantage.

The two teams exchanged the lead three time before quarter’s end, when the Indians senior point guard Sam Lanoue used a double kiss off the glass, to get her deep three-ball to go with the clock showing all zeroes, sending the teams to the break, the Valley holding a 23-21 edge.

Mechanicville scored the first points of the third at the 6:00 mark on a Goverski drive to the bucket, tying things at 23-23.

A Lanoue triple pushed the Indians back in front, before the Raiders took the lead on an AJ Joseph score and a Goverski steal and lay-in.

Mechanicville extended their cushion to 33-26 by the end of the period with Chloe Goverski ending the frame, on deep triple in front of the Raider bench.

Hoosic Valley trimmed the lead to 34-29 on a bucket and one by Sami Dickinson with 6:30 remaining, but on the ensuing possession Charli Goverski buried a trey as Mechanicville maintained the eight point spread at 37-29.

With 2:40 left and the Indians trailing 40-31 Anna Jensen scored on a drive to the rack, followed by a pair of Lanoue free throws at the 2:04 mark, cutting the Raider lead to 40-35.

An inside bucket with half a minute to play by Dickinson drew the Valley to within five at 42-37, and as the Raiders attempted to play keep away, Indians freshman guard Lili Czub jumped the passing lane for a steal and score with ten ticks left.

The Valley fouled on the Mechanicville in bounds pass sending Amy DiSiena to the line for two and when both shots were off the mark, the Indians used their final timeout with :09 left looking for a game-tying three.

But it was not to be as a Jensen jumper caromed the iron and Brown secured the rebound to close things out for the Raider “W”.

Dickinson finished with 13 points on the night with Lanoue adding a dozen for the Indians who with the loss slip to 6-5 on the season.

Mechanicville was led by Charli Goverski with a game-high 18 points as the Red Raiders  improve to 8-3 with the victory.