Wasaren Boys Basketball All-Stars

MVP    Zach Rice    Tamarac      Sr.

First Team

Jesse Kuzmich        Greenwich     Sr.

Joey Poulin              Tamarac        Jr.

CJ McNeil                 Stillwater       Sr.

Jaxson Mueller         Stillwater            Soph.

Colin Richardson     Mechanicville      Soph.


Second Team

Logan Reilly             Hoosic Valley        Jr.

Tyler Eiseman           Mechanicville       Sr.

Jake Sparks              Hoosick Falls        Jr.

Isiah Eckler               Hoosic Valley       Jr.

Robbie Bolen           Spa Catholic         Sr.


Honorable Mention

Hoosick Falls:  Dylan Baker Sr.    Tucker Thayne Sr.  Connor Jones Sr.   Miles Smith Sr.

Waterford:  Gavin Bodah Sr.   Howard Phelan Jr.   Derrick Pontore  Soph.

Stillwater:  Thomas McDonough  Soph.   Carter Wicheins  Soph.   Lukas Lilac  Soph.   Reece Hotaling Jr.    Joe McDonough Sr.

Saratoga Catholic:  Danny Mantia Sr.   Mark Hmura Sr.

Tamarac:  James Blake Jr.   Mike D’Agostino Jr.   Rocco DiCarlo Sr.   Aiden McDonough Sr.

Mechanicville:  Joseph Devito  Soph.   Cruz Goverski Fr.

Greenwich:  Deontae Bennett Sr.   Jaylen Hughes Sr.   Joe Skiff Fr.   Jacob Ziehm Jr.

Hoosic Valley:  Tyler Eddy Jr.   Chris Jones  Soph.   Jeff Finkle Sr.   Lane Karner  Jr.

Berlin:  Jesse Francour  Soph.   Chris Shorter  Soph.

Stillwater Tops Salamanca; Will Play for the State Title

Stillwater 64   Salamanca 56

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – CJ McNeil 22     Jaxson Mueller 18     Thomas McDonough 12     Lukas Lilac 10          Salamanca – Lucas Brown 26      Andy Herrick 13

Key Stat:  Trailing 46-41 to start the fourth frame, Stillwater outscored Salamanca 23-10 over the final eight minutes.

Take Away:  In a back-and-forth Class C semifinal, Stillwater used a big fourth period, and clutch free throw shooting, converting 23 of 28, to post the victory, sending the Warriors onto the state championship game on Saturday in a 7 p.m. tip with Newfield at the Cool Insuring Arena.

The Warriors put four players in doubles and held a 23-4 advantage in made free throws with both McNeil and Lilac being perfect from the stripe.    

With the win Stillwater moves to 23-3 on the year and will face a 22-4 Newfield squad in the title run, who won their semifinal in similar fashion, using a big fourth period while putting four players in doubles, to get past Pierson 66-62.  


Stillwater Advances to the Final Four

Stillwater 55   Moriah 53  OT

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Jaxson Mueller 22     Luks Lilac 14     CJ McNeil 10

Take Away:  In a tight game throughout, that needed an extra session to decide things, Stillwater trailed 53-52 with seconds remaining when Jaxson Mueller scored on a putback with four ticks left on the clock sending the Warriors onto the state final four and a class C semifinal matchup with Salamanca on Friday at 2:45 at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls. 

While neither team was able to connect from behind the arc in the Hudson Valley Community College arena, Mueller dominated inside adding 17 rebounds to his game-high 22 points, with all his points coming from inside the paint. 

With the victory the Warriors move to 22-3 on the season, and return to the state semifinals for the first time since 2006.   

Stillwater Rallies Past Maple Hill

Stillwater 58   Maple Hill 53

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – CJ McNeil 19     Lukas Lilac 17     Jaxson Mueller 10      Wildcats – Ben Marra 17     Brady Cole 14

Key Stat:  Stillwater outscored the Wildcats 19-11 in the final frame.

Take Away:  Trailing 42-39 after three periods the Warriors used a fourth period rally to post the come-from-behind “W” in the Class C-CC playoff of the Section II boys basketball tournament on Monday in Cohoes.  Stillwater put three players in doubles, and Mueller and Thomas McDonough controlled the boards with 10 rebounds each, while McNeil handed out five assists in the Warriors victory. 

Stillwater advances to the regional final on Saturday at HVCC where they’ll face the winner of Moriah / Madrid-Waddington, in  2:30 tip.     

Hartford Tops Spa Catholic in D Finals

Hartford 73   Saratoga Catholic 63

Leading Scorers:  Tanagers – Gabrielle McFarren 21 (4 3’s)     Izzy French 15     Alawnah Dunda 14     Karlee Nims 12      Saints – Ashley Upson 25 (3 3’s)     Alison Motler 19     Danielle Gill 10

Key Stat:  Hartford took control with a 27-11 third period

Take Away:  After an evenly played first half that ended with the Tanagers holding a 34-32 advantage, Hartford hung 27 on the board in the third quarter, taking a 61-43 lead into the final frame where they closed things out to earn the Class D title. 

Upson’s game-high 25 points led Saratoga Catholic who finish the year at 8-15 but played well in a sectional run that took the Saints to the Class D title game.  



Greenwich Falls to Duanesburg in C Final

Duanesburg 64   Greenwich 47

Leading Scorers:  Eagles – Alison O’Hanlon 26     Madison Meyer 19      Witches – Brooke Kuzmich 16     Norah Niesz 14     Cate Abate 10

Key Stat:  Duanesburg held an explosive Greenwich squad to 16 first-half points.

Take Away:  Greenwich fell behind 15-2 early before losing sophomore Adrianna Rojas late in the first period with an injury.  The Eagles led 17-7 after the first frame and 32-16 at the break. Trailing 44-23 late in the third, Greenwich put together a 12-4 run fueled by the eighth grader Kuzmich’s 10 points, to trim the deficit, but could pull no closer than 12 points the rest of the way.  

The young Witches with just one senior on the roster, finish a remarkable 23-1 on the year with a Wasaren championship and a sectional run to the C finals.  


Stillwater Wear’s The CC Crown

Stillwater 73   Greenwich 61

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – CJ McNeil 31     Jaxson Mueller 24       Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 19     Joe Skiff 14     Jayden Hughes 13

Key Stat:  Stillwater ran out to a 10-0 lead to start the game.

Take Away:  The Warriors quickly built a double-digit cushion and maintained that advantage for most of the night.  Stillwater led 36-25 at the break and increased the margin to 41-26 after the third frame.  Tournament MVP McNeil was 14 of 16 from the free throw line, and drilled three first quarter triples, fueling the Warriors fast start.  Mueller scored 10 of his 24 points in the third period and controlled the paint throughout for the Warriors. 

Greenwich finishes an excellent season with an extended sectional run and a 16-8 mark.  

With the win Stillwater advances to face the Class C champion Maple Hill on Monday in Cohoes, in a 6 p.m. tip.

CCHS Tops Tamarac in B Semi’s

Catholic Central 74   Tamarac 71

Leading Scorers:  Crusaders – Danny Bologna Jr. 21 (7 3’s)     Darien Moore 17     Seimir Roberson 17      Bengals – Zachary Rice 26 (4 3’s)     Joey Poulin 21

Key Stat:  A 21-10 second period gave the Crusaders a double-digit cushion.

Take Away:  CCHS held a 42-30 halftime advantage and pushed the lead to 56-37 midway thru the third, before Tamarac made it’s run.  The Bengals scored 17 unanswered and eventually pulled even with the Crusaders at the 3:11 mark of the final frame before CCHS closed things out, to earn the Class B semifinal victory.  Tamarac finishes an excellent year with a 20-3 mark and the Wasaren championship.  

Greenwich, Stillwater Advance to Finals

Greenwich 58   Berne-Knox 31

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Adrianna Rojas 18       Norah Niesz 15     Grace Autiello 12

Key Stat:  Greenwich held an 8-1 advantage in made threes.

Take Away:  The Witches jumped out to a 21-6 lead after the first eight minutes and won going away in their Class C semifinal game in Colonie. With the win Greenwich moves to 23-0 on the year and will face #1 Duanesburg, Saturday at HVCC in an 11:00 run.  


Stillwater 57   Hoosic Valley 35

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Jaxson Mueller 14     Carter Wincheins 13     Thomas McDonough 11     CJ McNeil 11             Valley – Logan Reilly 10

Key Stat:  Leading 27-21 at the break, Stillwater used a 19-7 third period to take control.  

Take Away:  The Warriors put four players in doubles and won every quarter to post the semifinal “W” in Class CC.  Next up for Stillwater is a meeting in the finals with Greenwich, on Friday at 6:45 at the Cool Insuring Arena.  


Fonda 46   Mechanicville 39

Leading Scorers:  Fonda –  Kienna Christmas 14     Marilyn Whitcavitch 11         Red Raiders – Lila Christensen 8

Key Stat:  Fonda built a 17-9 lead after the first period.

Take Away:  Trailing 17-9 after the first, the Raiders cut the deficit to 37-33 entering the final eight minutes, where Fonda prevailed in the Class B girls’ semifinal.   

Greenwich 58 Hoosick Falls 55 (Monday)

Leading Scorers: Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 21 Jayden Hughes 13 Falls – Jake Sparks 19 Connor Jones 12

Key Stat: With the game ties at 55-55 with :45 remaining, freshman Joe Skiff drilled a game-winning triple.

Take Away: In a close game throughout the Panthers Dylan Baker tied the game with 1:00 left, before Skiff bottomed the difference-make, sending Greenwich to the Class CC championship game and a meeting with Stillwater on Friday at the Cool Insuring arena.

Saratoga Catholic 58 North Warren 40 (Monday)

Leading Scorers: Saints – Alison Motler 23 Ashley Upson 17 Katie Cronin 16 North Warren – Nicole Buckman 17 Megan Bruno 16

Key Stat: The Saints won every quarter.

Take Away: Spa Catholic led 22-12 at the half, and pulled away after the break, notching the Class D semifinal victory, sending the Saints into a final’s matchup with Hartford at 4:15 on Saturday at HVCC.