Saturday Basketball Roundup


Hoosic Valley 63 Catholic Central 62 OT

Leading Scorers: Valley – Logan Reilly 18 Mark Rowe 12 Crusaders – Matfield 16 Riley 10

Jeff Finkle scored a lay-up with :16 left in overtime to give the Valley the come-from-behind “W”.

Schuylerville 52 Waterford 51

Leading Scorers: Black Horses – Owen Sherman 18 Cayden Rutland 14 Fordians – Gavin Bodah 18 TJ Kelley 14 Jake Houle 12

In a close game throughout Schuylerville ran out to a 20-8 lead after one and used that cushion to hold of Waterford and post the narrow victory at home.

Stillwater 54 Corinth 24

Leading Scorers: Warriors – Lukas Lilac 12 Grant Baker 12 Tomahawks – Nick Sorbera 10

The Warriors held Corinth to single numbers in each of the first three periods and used a an 18-2 advantage in the third frame to take total control on their way to the one-sided decision over the Tomahawks.

Greenwich 60 Cambridge 42

Leading Scorers: Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 28 Andrew Conlin 14 Jacob Ziehm 10 Indians – Owen Foyle 18 Dillan Hughes 11

Greenwich jumped out to an 18-7 lead after the first period and continued to pull away from the Indians on Saturday in Cambridge. Kuzmich drilled four triples, part of his game-high 28 points to lead the Witches.


Cambridge 64 Greenwich 54

Leading Scorers: Sophie Phillips 28 Lilly Phillips 19 Stasia Epler 16 Witches – Molly Brophy 17 Adrianna Rojas 12 Norah Niesz 12

In a good competitive run where the teams combined for 15 made threes, Cambridge extended a six-point halftime advantage with a 15-8 third quarter and held off Greenwich to post the road win.

Albany Academy 58 Hoosick Falls 35

Leading Scorers: Academy – Mellena Otatti 14 Erin Huban 14 Falls – Olivia Estes 16

Academy led 20-16 after the first but held the Panthers scoreless in the second frame to take control. on their way to the road victory.

Mechanicville 62 Spa Catholic 33

Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Chloe Goverski 17 Amy DiSiena 13 Sara Fitzgerald 10 Saints – Ryleigh Dempsey 14

The Raiders won every quarter to complete the weekend sweep of Saratoga Catholic, and move to 7-1 on the season.

Mechanicville Moves to 8-0

The Mechanicville boys basketball team has methodically stacked wins since the condensed season of 2021 began and in a Saturday matinee in Mechanicville the Raiders added one more victory to the pile with a comfortable 66-42 “W” over Saratoga Catholic.

In the early going both squads struggled to find an offensive rhythm dealing with the second run of a back to back and an early afternoon tip.

A Hayden Day score midway through the first period gave the Saints their only lead of the contest at 4-2 and then the Raiders began to roll.

Mechanicville scored eight unanswered to close the quarter with a Kyle Johnson triple giving the home squad a 10-4 lead heading to the second frame.

Devin Garland opened the scoring with an inside bucket off a nice feed from Johnson. Then Garland turned playmaker setting up Luciano D’Ambro for a deuce off a nice pick and roll, and after a Colin Richardson floater, Garland dished to Johnson and Tyler Eiseman for scores, the latter at the 3:36 mark giving the Raiders a 20-11 advantage.

A Cam Khoury 3-pointer from the top briefly drew the Saints closer, but Mechanicville ended the half on a 10-3 run.

An inside bucket by Eiseman followed by a nice spinner from Johnson extended the lead to 20-14, then the Raider defense stepped up over the final :30 of the frame with three steals leading to four points from Egan and a pair of free throws by Garland to end the half with Mechanicville in control at 30-14.

The Saints dialed up the 3-ball in the third trying to close the sizeable Raider advantage.

Triples from Robbie Bolen and Anthony Barile, sandwiched around a D’Ambro score of another find from Garland, trimmed the deficit to 32-20.

At the 5:58 mark Bolen drilled another long ball but five unanswered points from D’Ambro quickly extended the Mechanicville lead to 39-23 midway through the quarter.

Aiden Lambert and Hayden Day joined the trifecta party for the Saints but the Raiders wouldn’t give, as Nick Salustri answered with a pair of buckets and Eiseman finished the period with a driving deuce to give Mechanicville a 15 point spread at 48-33 heading to the fourth.

Over the final eight minutes the Saints never came within striking distance as five Raiders scored in the period, led by D’Ambro and Richardson with four points each, closing out the “W” on Senior Recognition Day.

Mechanicville (8-0) put nine players in the scoring column and were led by D’Ambro’s 19 points.

Saratoga Catholic (3-5), saw Day and Barile reach doubles scoring 18 and 10 points respectively.

Friday Night Hoops; Raiders Continue to Roll

A handful of boys and girls squads were in action on Friday and at night’s end once again both Mechanicville teams had secured victories.


Mechanicville 60 Spa Catholic 52

Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Tyler Eiseman 23 Devin Garland 16 Luciano D’Ambro 10 Saints – Anthony Barile 16 Hayden Day 15 Aiden Lambert 11

Mechanicville gained control with a 22-7 second period giving the visitors a 32-20 advantage at the break, and the Raiders rode that cushion to their seventh win in a row against no defeats. Three Raiders reached double figures with the junior Eiseman leading the way for Mechanicville who continue to stack “W’s”.

Stillwater 79 Corinth 33

Leading Scorers: Warriors – Grant Baker 20 CJ McNeil 12 Jacob Zecca 10 Tomahawks – Nick Sorbera 11 Dillon Dumas 10

The Warriors drilled nine triples, and put 10 players in the scoring column in the one-sided “W” at Corinth on Friday. Five Warriors rang the bell from behind the arc, in a game Stillwater blew open over the middle two frames outscoring the Tomahawks 44-17 in quarters two and three.

Mekeel Christian 83 Tamarac 60

Leading Scorers: Mekeel – Alex Barnhill 29 Zahki Fallen 20 Chris Kane 12 (4 3’s) Bengals – Zachary Rice 29 ( 6 3’s) Taylor Mainello 10

Leading 15-12 after the first, Mekeel broke things open scoring 57 points over the next two quarters and coasted to the road win over the Bengals. Both squads shot it well from deep with Mekeel connecting 13 times from beyond the arc while Tamarac bottomed 11 from deep.

Waterford 39 Schuylerville 38

Leading Scorers: Fordians – TJ Kelley 23 Black Horses – Ryan Dow 12 Owen Sherman 10

In a defensive battle, Waterford needed a 11-7 fourth period advantage to squeeze past Schuylerville and earn the home victory. Just four Fordians hit the scoring column, with the high-scoring Kelley leading the way with 23 for the 5-0 Waterford squad.


Mechanicville 62 Spa Catholic 25

Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Amy DiSiena 15 Maddie Shakow 13 Saints – Ryleigh Dempsey 10

The Raiders opened with a 20-3 first quarter blitz and coasted to the easy “W” over the Tomahawks, running their seaason mark to 6-1 with the victory.

Thursday Night Buckets


Hoosic Valley 66 Loudonville Christian 36

Leading Scorers: Valley – Jeff Finkle 24 Tyler Eddy 16 LC – Patrick Manella 16 Cameron Simon 10

Hoosic Valley won every quarter in steadily pulling away for the home victory Thursday night in Schaghticoke.

Tamarac 71 Rensselaer 63 (Wednesday)

Leading Scorers: Bengals – Zachary Rice 18 Joey Poulin 11 James Blake 10 Rams – Ramell Johnson 19 Malachi Perry 18 Xavier Baker 16

After an eight point first period the Bengals found their offensive rhythm putting 63 points on the board over the final three periods to get past the Rams of Rensselaer Wednesday night.

Greenwich 58 Hartford 53

Leading Scorers: Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 30 Jacob Ziehm 13 Tanagers – JP Lavin 23 Ray Harrington 18

Greenwich used a 25-7 third quarter advantage to break open a close contest and then weathered a late Hartford come-back for the “W”. The Witches bottomed six triples and saw Kuzmich drop 30, backing up a 32 point performance on Tuesday night in a run with Hoosick Falls.


Greenwich 85 Hartford 30

Leading Scorers: Witches – Adrianna Rojas 21 Molly Brophy 20 Dylan Skiff 10 Tanagers – Nims 9 French 9

The Witches opened with a 25-5 first period and cruised to the win over Hartford in Greenwich on Thursday night. Rojas and Brophy combined for 41 and Greenwich put nine players in the scoring column.

Valley Splits with Maple Hill

The Hoosic Valley basketball squads faced off with Maple Hill Wednesday night and came away with a split, with the margin off victory being just three points in both runs.


Maple Hill 52 Hoosic Valley 49

Leading Scorers: Maple Hill – Blake Docker 18 Ben Marra 14 Dominic Hirschoff 13 Valley – Tyler Eddy 18 ( 6 3’s) Isiah Eckler 17 Logan Reilly 12

In a close game throughout the visitors from Maple Hill used a 14-9 fourth period to sneak past the Indians in Schaghticoke Wednesday night. Both teams placed three players in doubles and while the Valley held a 10-5 advantage in made threes, including six makes by Eddy, Maple Hill converted on 15 of 18 from the charity stripe with the Valley going to the line just seven times connecting on all seven.


Hoosic Valley 40 Maple Hill 37 No other info at this time.

Tuesday Night Roundup


Mechanicville 57 South Glens Falls 47

Leading Scorers: Red Raiders: Devin Garland 20 Luciano D’Ambro 15 South High C. Woodard 20

The Raiders trailed 14-8 after the first, but won each of the next three quarters in posting the “W” and running their season mark to 6-0.

Schuylerville 44 Stillwater 36

Leading Scorers: Black Horses – Ryan Dow 10 Owen Sherman 10 Warriors – Isaac Cutler 19

In a low scoring affair the Black Horses used a 19-7 fourth period to get past the Warriors and notch the road victory.

Waterford 63 Galway 42

Leading Scorers: Fordians – CJ Kelley 29 (4 3’s) Jake Houle 19 Galway – Henry Flint 18

Deadlocked at 19-19 after the first eight minutes, Waterford outscored their guests 37-16 over the middle two frames to earn the comfortable win, their fourth in as many outings to open the season.

Saratoga Catholic 52 Corinth 34

Leading Scorers: Saints – Robbie Bolen 13 Anthony Barile 11 Tomahawks – Zach Guilder 13

The Saints dominated the second half outscoring their hosts 31-9 to break open what was a close run at the break, and earn the “W”.

Hoosick Falls 60 Greenwich 57

Leading Scorers: Falls – Jake Sparks 26 Connor Jones 14 Dylan Baker 11 Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 32 (4 3’s) Jacob Blair 15

The Panthers, who faced a 22-9 deficit after the first period, outscored the Witches in each of the remaining quarters to post the come-from-behind victory over Greenwich in the season-opener for both squads.


Saratoga Catholic 50 Corinth 33

Leading Scorers: Saints – Molly O’Reilly 22 ( 5 3’s ) Ashley Upson 11 Tomahawks – Emily Dingmon 17

The Saints held Corinth to single numbers in each of the last three periods in posting the home win over the Tomahawks.

Cambridge 84 Duanesburg 49

Leading Scorers: Indians – Sophie Phillips 27 Lilly Phillips 23 Schuyler Nolan 10 Duanesburg – Allison O’Hanlon 19 Hannah Mulhern 11

In their season opener Cambridge started fast, scoring 48 first half points on their way to the easy “W” over Duanesburg. The Indians bottomed 10 triples, and placed nine players in the scoring column, led by the Phillips sisters who combined for 50.

Greenwich 80 Hoosick Falls 26

Leading Scorers: Witches – Molly Brophy 25 Adrianna Rojas 18 Mora NIesz 14 Panthers – Marley McLellan 8

The Witches won every quarter, cruising to the easy road win over the Panthers in their season-opener.

Saturday Roundball Results

Both Mechanicville squads stayed perfect over the weekend finishing off home and home sweeps over Galway in Saturday matinees. Here’s a look at how all the Wasaren teams fared.


Mechanicville 66 Galway 25

Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Luciano D’Ambro 12 Devin Garland 12 (4 3’s) Jacob McCabe 12 Tyler Eiseman 10 Galway – Henry Flint 8

The Raiders held Galway to single numbers in three of the four quarters and hung 26 points on the board in the first eight minutes in cruising to the easy home win on Saturday.

Mechanicville saw four players reach double figures as the Raiders continue to stack “W’s” earning their fifth straight to start the season.

Waterford 65 Stillwater 52 Friday

Leading Scorers: Fordians – CJ Kelley 28 Jake Houle 21 Warriors – Isaac Cutler 16 Lukas Lilac 13

Kelley and Houle combine for 49 points and the Fordians used a 20 of 25 night from the free throw line to get past the the Warriors of Stillwater Friday night.

Waterford 45 Stillwater 43

Leading Scorers: Fordians – Jake Houle 16 CJ Kelley 10 Warriors – CJ McNeil 18 Isaac Cutler 17

In a game that was knotted at 35 all heading to the final frame Waterford had just enough to get past the Warriors and complete the weekend sweep in the home and home series.

South High 77 Spa Catholic 72

Leading Scorers: South High – Van Wagoner 21 Prevost 20 Woodard 17 Saints – Anthony Barile 28 Hayden Day 23 Robbie Bolen 10

A back and forth run, where Spa Catholic trailed 43-30 at the break, used a 25-7 third period to take a 10 point advantage into the fourth, only to see South High respond with 27 fourth quarter points to capture the well earned “W” over the Saints.


Mechanicville 66 Galway 25 Friday

Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Amy DiSiena 19 Chloe Goverski 18 Hailey Phelps 12 Galway hannah French 8

The Raiders held Galway to single numbers in all four quarters, while offensively placing three players in doubles, to secure the comfortable home victory Friday night.

Mechanicville 57 Galway 28

Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Amy DiSiena 18 Chloe Goverski 14 Hailey Phelps 12 Galway – Ryan Repepi 10

After an even first period Mechanicville took control of the Saturday matinee, with a 20-2 second period and cruised home with the road “W” to complete their weekend sweep over Galway and move to 5-0 on the season.

Stillwater 74 Waterford 48

Leading Scorers: Warriors – Marley Mueller 16 Molly Sheehan 16 Jayce Williams 10 Fordians – Meghan Paul 17 S0phia Belogna 11 Piper Morris 10

Stillwater placed three players in doubles and won every quarter in turning back the Fordians at home on Saturday.

Phillips Twins Earn National Recognition

Cambridge’s Lilly and Sophie Phillips were nominated this week for the McDonald’s All-Star Basketball Game, the country’s premier event for high school players.

Sophie and Lilly were among the Eastern nominees for the classic with the final squads to be announced in March.

Both girls will be playing NCAA Division I basketball in the fall with Sophie playing for Rhode Island and Lilly a bit closer to home at the University of Albany.

Congratulations to Lilly and Sophie on this outstanding and well-deserved achievement.

Friday Night Hoops; Raiders Move to 4-0


Mechanicville 69 Galway 38

Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Luciano D’Ambro 18 Nick Salustri 13 Tyler Eiseman 12 Colin Richardson 10 Galway – Zach Kenyon 8

Mechanicville took control with a 29-5 first period and cruised to the easy road win over Galway. Four Red Raiders posted doubles, leading Mechanicville to their fourth straight victory to start the season.

Tamarac 65 Hoosic Valley 52

Leading Scorers: Bengals – Zachary Rice 116 Joey Poulin 12 Patrick Mainello 10 Valley – Tyler Eddy 17 (4 3’s) Matt Rowe 14 Logan Reilly 13

The two teams were knotted at 47-47 entering the final frame where the Bengals used an 18-5 period to earn the “W” over the visitors from Schaghticoke.

Both teams saw a trio of players hit for doubles, while Tamarac held a slight edge in made threes, bottoming eight with the Valley connecting on six.

Saratoga Catholic 50 South High 43

Leading Scorers: Saints – Robbie Bolen 24 Anthony Barile 17 South High – Woodward 14 VanWagoner 11

In another game decided late, the Saints outscored South High 18-12 over the final eight minutes to secure the road “W” Friday night.

Bolen and Barile combined for 41 points to lead the Sa Catholic attack, and with the win the Saints even their season mark at 2-2.


South High 60 Spa Catholic 38

Leading Scorers: South High – Hannah Breen 20 Sydney Hart 16 Kaitlin McDonough 10 Saints – Ashley Upson 16

South High built a 34-9 first half cushion and cruised to the road victory over the Saints.

Mechanicville Squads Move to 3-0


Mechanicville 47 Stillwater 22

Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Amy DiSiena 16 Chloe Goverski 13 Warriors -Trinity Cutler

The Raiders held Stillwater to single digits in every quarter and slowly pulled away for their third victory in as many outings. Stillwater with the loss moves to 1-2 on the year.

Saratoga Catholic 57 Waterford 34

Leading Scorers: Saints – Ashley Upson 15 Molly O’Reilly 13 Ryleigh Dempsey 12 Fordians – Piper Morris 8

The Saints put three players in double figures and used a 26-5 first period to pave the way to the road “W” over the Fordians of Waterford.


Hoosic Valley 60 Berne Knox 52

Leading Scorers: Indians – Logan Reilly 15 Isiah Eckler 12 Berne Knox- 21 13 of 16 from the line

The Valley, trailed 28-24 at the half but scored 36 points after the break, half of their points coming from behind the arc in posting the come-from-behind win over Berne Knox. The Valley bottomed eight triples on the night, and saw Eckler score nine of his 12 points in the decisive fourth period.

Waterford 57 Saratoga Catholic 48

Leading Scorers: Fordians – TJ Kelley 22 Jake Houle 20 Saints – Robbie Bolen 20 Hayden Day 12

Facing a 30-25 deficit at the break, Waterford took the lead with a 23-12 third period and closed things out for the “W” in their season opener. Spa Catholic, who drilled seven three-pointers in the game, falls to 1-2 on the year.

Mechanicville 62 Stillwater 54

Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Devin Garland 16 Luciano D’Ambro 13 Warrior – CJ McNeil 15 Isaac Cutler 12

After an even first period the Raiders took control, outscoring Stillwater 34-11 over the middle two frames fueling the Mechanicville victory, their third straight to start the season. Garland’s 16 points led the Raiders, 13 of them coming after the break.

Stillwater connected 10 times from beyond the arc in the contest, six coming in a 30 point fourth quarter for the Warriors who slip to 1-2 on the year.