Holiday Hoops; Valley Earns Title in OT

Hoosic Valley 69   Maple Hill 67  OT

Leading Scorers:  Valley – Logan Reilly 27   Isaiah Eckler 19      Maple Hill – Brady Cole 23     Ethan Harrington 17     Ben Marra 15

Key Stat: Hoosic Valey knotted things with a 16-9 fourth period, sending the game into overtime.

Take Away:  The Valley posts the come-from-behind “W”, in the championship game of the Maple Hill Holiday Tournament, with Reilly earning MVP honors, and Eckler an all-tourney team selection.



Greenwich 74   Hudson Falls 38

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Adrianna Rojas 19   Brooke Kuzmich 15      Tigers – Ashleyn Hutchinson 12

Key Stat:  A 25-10 first quarter by the Witches set the tone for the game.

Take Away:  The Witches had little trouble here, outscoring the Tigers in every period to notch the nonleague win.  


Fonda 46   Cambridge 32

Leading Scorers:  Braves – Kyla Smith 17   Marilyn Whitcavitch 12     Cambridge – Schuylar Nolan 16

Key Stat:  Fonda held Cambridge to single numbers in each quarter.

Take Away:  Fonda won every period, slowly pulling away from Cambridge in the Shen/Impact Holiday Tournament.


Albany Academy 58   Mechanicville 53

Leading Scorers:  Academy – Saige Randolph 24     Red Raiders – Jill Germain 16   Chloe Goverski 16   Allie Kenyon 10

Key Stat:  Academy outscored the Raiders 30-21 over the middle two frames to gain some breathing room.

Take Away:  In a tight game throughout Academy holds off the Raiders in the final period, at the Shen/Impact Holiday Tournament.    

Hardwood Results


Hoosic Valley 50  Ichabod Crane 38

Leading Scorers:  Valley – Isaiah Eckler 17   Logan Reilly 16   Jeff Finkle 10     IC – Dan Warner 11

Key Stat:  The Valley defense held Crane to 10 points or less in three of the four quarters.

Take Away:  Hoosic Valley moves to the championship run in the Maple Hill Holiday Tournament, facing the tourney hosts at 4:30.  


Glens Falls 45  Hoosick Falls 38

Leading Scorers:  GF – Kellen Driscoll 14   Vincent Westfall 13     Panthers – Jake Sparks 15

Key Stat:  Glens Falls held the Panthers to 13 second half points,

Take Away:  Hoosick Falls held a 25-22 lead at the break, before a tough second half offensively.  


Tamarac 64   Utica Academy of Science 57

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Zachary Rice 30   Joey Poulin 14   James Blake 11   Academy – Machteng 16   Taylor 10

Key Stat:  Tamarac converted on 18 of 26 from the line, while Academy made 10 of 21.

Take Away:  Trailing 20-17 after the first eight minutes, Tamarac outscored Academy 39-21 over the next two quarters, to take control, on their way to the “W” over the number one ranked Class B school in the state. 



Tamarac 51  Lansingburgh 36

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – M. Faraj 21   S. Phillips 16      Knights – K. Genevie 17

Key Stat:  Tamarac outscored the Burgh 18-7 in the final frame.

Take Away:  Faraj and Phillips combine to outscore Lansingburgh thanks to a solid defensive effort by the Bengals.  


Mechanicville 47  Fonda 24

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Chloe Goverski 16   Hailie Phelps 12      Fonda – Marilyn Whitcavitch 10

Key Stat:  Mechanicville held Fonda to single numbers in every period.

Takw Away:  The Raiders post the win in the Shen/Impact Holiday Tournament and move on to a second-round matchup with Albany Academy.


Albany Academy 47  Cambridge 32

Leading Scorers:  Academy – Meleena Ottati 15   Saige Randolph 13     Cambridge – Stasia Epler 15

Key Stat:  Academy used a 15-7 fourth period to close things out.

Take Away:  It was a two-possession game with under four minutes to play, before Albany Academy scored the final nine points of the contest to secure the win in the Shen/Impact Holiday Tournament.  Cambridge will face Fonda today in second round action.

Holiday Tournament Action


Hoosick Falls 72  Galway 44

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Jake Sparks 15   Jack Cavanaugh 12   Miles Smith 10     Galaway – Ryan Pudney 12   Zach Kenyon 11

Key Stat:  The Panthers outscored Galway 42-11 over the middle two frames.

Take Away:  After an even first quarter the Falls dominated the rest of the way and put nine players in the scoring column in the opening round of the Glens Falls Holiday Tournament.


Bishop Maginn 59  Spa Catholic 56

Leading Scorers:  Maginn – Shawn Martinez 15   Quanire Greene 12     Saints – Robby Bolen 20   Mark Hmura 18

Key Stat:  Maginn converted on 10 of 11 from the stripe, while Spa Catholic didn’t attempt a free throw in the game.

Take Away:  The Saints trailed 57-56 with the ball and seconds remaining, but came up just short in the championship game of the Catholic School Classic.


Granville 74  Cambridge 34

Leading Scorers:  Golden Horde – Cody Nelson 17   Caleb Nelson 15   Matt Barlow 14    Cambridge – Jackson Thomas 13

Key Stat:  Leading 31-19 at the half, a 27-8 third period gave the Horde control.

Take Away:  Cambridge managed just one double digit quarter in the first round of the Granville Holiday Tournament.  

Wednesday Night Hoops

Tamarac 77  Hoosick Falls 35

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Zach Rice 27    Joey Poulin 18     James Blake 13     Falls – Jake Sparks 11

Key Stat:  Tamarac, leading 37-21 at the break, put the game away with a 29-6 third period.

Take Away:  The Bengals put three players in doubles and held the Panthers to single numbers in three of the quarters. 


Greenwich 71  Hoosic Valley 56

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 22    Jayden Hughes 15    Joe Skiff 11   Deon Tae Bennett 11   Valley – Logan Reilly 17    Jeff Finkle 13

Key Stat:  Greenwich outscored the Valley 45-26 over the middle two periods.

Take Away:  Four players reached double figures for the Witches. and as a team Greenwich converted on 17 of 21 from the line.


Stillwater 47  North Warren 34

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – CJ MacNeil 23   Thomas McDonough 11     NW – Morehouse 10

Key Stat:  Stillwater used a 17-6 final frame to pull away from visitors.

Take Away:  In a low scoring affair, MacNeil accounts for half of the Warriors offense, for a hot Stillwater squad that has won five of their last six.


Spa Catholic 37  Cambridge 26

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Mark Hmura 14   Justin Duscher 11    Cambridge – Mason MacDougall 10   Jackson Thomas 10

Key Stat:  The Saints held Cambridge to single numbers in three of the four periods.  

Take Away:  Spa Catholic prevails in a game that saw both teams, put just four players in the scoring column.

Girls Basketball; Raiders, Witches, Bengals Roll

Mechanicville 78  Waterford 15

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Allie Kenyon 16   Hailey Phelps 14   Jill Germain 11   Chloe Goverski 10   Fordians – Maddy Atwood 10

Key Stat:  Mechanicville held the Fordians to single numbers in each period.

Take Away:  The Raiders put four players in doubles and notch their fourth straight win to start the season.


Greenwich 77  Hoosic Valley 22

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Brooke Kuzmich 25   Norah Niesz 23   Adrianna Rojas 15    Valley – Salisbury 12

Key Stat:  Just three Valley players reached the scoring column

Take Away:  Greenwich bottomed 10 triples and hung 30 on the board in the first frame.  


Tamarac 48  Hoosick Falls 27


Leading Scorers:  Bengals – M. Faraj 19   K. Beaudoin 10    Falls – M. Roberson 9

Key Stat:  Tamarac took control with a 20-6 first period.

Take Away:  The Bengal’s built a 32-18 advantage by halftime and closed things out in a low-scoring second half where neither squad had a double figure quarter.  

Boys Basketball Results

Waterford 90   Berlin/New Lebanon 48

Leading Scorers:  Fordians – Gavin Bodah 30   Derek Pontore 17   Howard Phelan 16   Lucas Cassin 10    Mountaineers – Chris Shorter 11   Jesse Francouer 11

Key Stat:  Waterford ran out to a 27-9 lead after the first eight minutes.

Take Away:  The Fordians put four players in doubles and 90 points on the board in the one-sided decision.


Maple Hill 50   Stillwater 31

Leading Scorers:  Marra 23   Cole 13    Warriors – Lukas Lilac 9

Key Stat:  Maple Hill outscored Stillwater 29-14 after the break.

Take Away:  The Tigers limited a talented Warrior squad to just 31 points on the night.  

Tamarac, Greenwich Notch Wins in Coaches for Cancer Tournament

Tamarac 65  Shaker 51

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Zachary Rice 27 (5 3’s)    Joey Poulin 19     James Blake 13     Blue Bison – Motolo 13   Church 11   Haver 10

Key Stat:  Tamarac drilled nine triples with Rice and Poulin combining for eight.

Take Away:  The Bengals built a 40-26 advantage after three periods and closed out the victory over the AA Shaker squad.


Greenwich 68  Ft. Plain 55

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 33   Deontae Bennett 13   Jacob Ziehm 11    FP – Robert Jordan 19   Austin Vanguard 15   Levi Thomas 14

Key Stat:  The Witches held a 10-5 edge in made threes.

Take Away:  Greenwich led 33-20 at the break and rode that cushion to the “W”.  


Voorheesville 54  Hoosic Valley 53

Leading Scorers:  Blackbirds – Carson Carrow 15   Bryer Jones 10   Jack Barringer 10

Key Stat:  Reilly connected on 11 of 16 free throws, part of his 30-point night.

Take Away:  In a close game throughout, the Blackbirds used a 14-12 final period to squeeze past the Valley.  

Raiders Turn Back Gibbons, Albany Academy Tops Tamarac

Mechanicville 71  Bishop Gibbons 62

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Colin Richardson 21   Joe Devito 13   Fenwick Egan 12    Knights – Nate Wylie 25   Josh Pigliavento 21

Key Stat:  Trailing 16-12 at the end of one, the Raiders outscored Gibbons 39-22 over the next two periods to take control.

Take Away:  With the win Mechanicville moves to 5-0 on the season and looks ahead to a Wednesday matchup with the Fordians of Waterford, in Mechanicville.


Albany Academy 78  Tamarac 55  (Friday)

Leading Scorers:  Academy – Keyshawn Tillery 25   Bobby Chandler 20   Jarin Beaufort 15     Bengals – Zachary Rice 21

Key Stat:  Academy ran out to 19-4 advantage after the first eight minutes.

Take Away:  Trailing early, Tamarac fought back, outscoring their AA opponent 44-35 over the middle two frames, trimming the Cadet lead to 54-46 entering the fourth quarter.  

Tamarac is back in action at HVCC tonight in a 7:30 run, facing another AA squad, the Blue Bison of Shaker.  

Friday Night Hoops


Cambridge 49  Hoosic Valley 32

Leading Scorers:  Cambridge – Schuylar Nolan 18    Stasia Epler  16     Valley – Sophia Squires

Key Stat:  Cambridge dominated from the lines, holding a 5-1 advantage in made threes, and a 16-1 edge from the charity stripe.

Take Away:  Cambridge breaks through for their first win of the season in Schaghticoke.


Mechanicville 67  Hoosick Falls 35

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Hailey Phelps 17   Ella Zecca 16   Allie Kenyon 13   Chloe Goverski 10    Falls – Amber MacNeil 12

Key Stat:  The Raiders scored 20 or more in each of the first three periods.

Take Away:  Mechanicville puts four players in doubles and cruised to their third win in as many outings. 


Spa Catholic 43  Stillwater 41

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Ashley Upson 21    Katie Cronin 12    Warriors – Miranda Price 14   Charisma Salecker 11

Key Stat:  Katie Cronin sinks two free throws with 3.9 seconds remaining, lifting the Saints to the win.

Take Away:  Spa Catholic moves to 3-2 on the year with the “W”.



Mechanicville 52  Hoosick Falls 33

Leading Scorers:  Raiders – Tyler Eiseman 16     Falls – Jake Sparks 10

Key Stat:  Mechanicville held the Panthers to single numbers in three of the four quarters and outscored the Falls in every frame.

Take Away:  The Raiders go to 4-0 after the home W”.


Hoosic Valley 66  Cambridge 12

Leading Scorers: Valley – Isaiah Eckler 22    Logan Reilly 13    Chris Jones 11

Key Stat:  The Valley didn’t allow a point in the first half of play.

Take Away:  The Indians put three players in doubles and rolled to their fourth win in five outings.


Stillwater 67  Spa Catholic 42

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Lukas Lilac 19 (4 3s)   Jaxson Meuller 17    Saints – Robbie Bolen 19   Mark Hmura 12

Key Stat:  Stillwater shutout the Saints in the first period, running out to a 16-0 advantage.  

Take Away:  Stillwater continues their impressive start, moving to 4-0, 5-1 with the victory.

Wednesday Roundup

Stillwater 63  Waterford 44

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – CJ McNeil 23 (5 3’s)   Carter Wicheins 14   Joe McDonough 10   Fordians – Gavin Bodah 24

Key Stat:  Stillwater held an 8-2 advantage in made 3-pointers.

Take Away:  Waterford built a 28-26 lead at the half, but the home squad outscored the Fordinas 37-16 over the final two frames.


Saratoga Catholic 78  Berlin/New Lebanon 42

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Aiden Crowther 20   Bobby Bolen 19   Mark Hmura 16   Justin Duscher 12   Danny Mantia 10   Mountaineers – Jesse Francouer 15

Ket Stat:  The Saints put five players in doubles, a rarity that almost always results in a “W”.

Take Away:  After a high-scoring first period the Saints held a 21-19 edge but held B/NL to single digit periods the rest of the way in posting the comfortable victory in Saratoga.  


Mechanicville 49  Cambridge 18

Leading Scorers:  Raiders – Fenwick Eggan 17      Cambridge – Isaac Toleman 4

Key Stat:  Mechanicville held their hosts to single numbers in every quarter.

Take Away:  The Raiders jumped out to a 30-11 lead by halftime and cruised to the road “W”.



Emma Willard 30  Hoosic Valley 18

Leading Scorers:  Jesters – Audrey Shields 14   Valley – Sophia Squires 10

Take Away:  Just four players scored for each squad in a defensive battle that Emma Willard won, despite posting just 30 points.  


Canajoharie 58  Spa Catholic 35

Leading Scorers:  Canjo – Kaijay Fowler 20   Felise Fowler 15   Charlotte Nare 12   Elizabeth Prime 10   Saints – Ashley Upson 18

Key Stat:  Canjo puts four players in doubles.

Take Away:  Canajoharie held the Saints to single numbers in each if the first three quarters, slowly pullling away to the win.