Key Stat: The Jesters eld the Falls to single numbers in each of the final three periods.
Take Away: Emma Willard rides a big night from Shields and an outstanding defensive effort to notch the road win and move to 6-4 in league play.
Tamarac 47 Mechanicville 41
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Abbie Yetto 15 Myanna Faraj 11 Red Raiders – Allie Kenyon 16 Ella Zecca 13
Key Stat: Tamarac outscored the Raiders 22-13 after the break.
Take Away: Trailing 28-25 at halftime, the Bengals allowed just two third-period points, to take the lead, and hung on over the final eight minutes to post the road “W” and take control of the race in the Wasaren South.
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Joey Poulin 27 James Blake II 23 Jack Casey 19 4 3’s Witches – Joe Skiff 28 4 3’s Jacob Ziehm 13 3 3’s Ryan Ingber 12
Key Stat: Tamarc outscored the Witches 18-6 over the final eight minutes.
Take Away: The Bengals built a 41-31 halftime advantage, but Greenwich trimmed the margin to five at 63-58 entering the fourth period where Tamarac closed things out to earn their 10th Wasaren victory in as many outings. Tamarac connected eight times from beyond the arc and put three players in doubles, wrapping up a day of basketball on the Bengals Big Red Day Event.
Tamarac 51 Johnstown 10
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Abbie Yetto 14 Sir Bills – Hisert 5
Key Stat: Tamarac held the Sir Bills to just two, first-half points.
Take Away: The Bengals put 10 players in the scoring column and continue their fine season, moving to 8-1, 11-2 with the nonleague “W” on Big Red Day in Tamarac.
Waterford 75 Cambridge 46 (Friday)
Leading Scorers: Fordians – Derrick Pontore 41 Matt Soden 12 Anthony Scunziano 10 Cambridge Thomas MacDonough 16 Isaac Toleman 15
Key Stat: Waterford led 25-12 at the end of period one.
Take Away: The Fordians rode their first quarter advantage over quarters two and three and closed with a 24-9 final frame in earning the home victory on Friday night. Pontore pours in 41 on one free throw and 20 two-point goals, twice as many as the Cambridge squad managed.
Leading Scorers: Myanna Faraj 20 4 3’s Kayla Beaudoin 14 Abbie Yetto 12 Warriors – Miranda Price 17 3 3’s
Key Stat: The Bengals outscored Stillwater 37-15 over the middle two frames.
Take Away: Tied 10-10 after the first eight minutes Tamarac took control with a 23-9 second period, on their way to the road victory. The Bengals bottomed nine triples and put three players in double in running their season mark to 8-0, 10-1. Tamarac returns to action tonight when they’ll host the undefeated Witches of Greenwich.
Tamarac 81 Stillwater 61
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Joey Poulin 24 3 3’s Mikey D’Agostino 16 James Blake II 14 Jack Casey Warriuors – Lukas Lilac 31 6 3’s Jaxon Mueller 13 Thomas McDonough 12
Key Stat: Tamarac hung 53 points on the board over the middle two periods.
Take Away: Trailing 20-9 after the first, Tamarac used a 23-0 second quarter to gain the lead and a third frame advantage of 30-18 to assume control in posting the comeback win in Stillwater. Tamarac, in typical fashion, scored in the 80’s with four players reaching double figures. The 9-0, 13-2 Bengals return to the floor on Saturday for a 7:15 run with Greenwich.
Greenwich 58 Schuylerville 51
Leading Scorers: Witches – Jacob Ziehm 25 3 3’s Joe Skiff 18 Black Horses – Luke Sherman 24
Key Stat: The Witches held Schuylerville to 16 first-half points.
Take Away: Greenwich won each of the first three periods and held off a late, fourth quarter charge from the Black Horses to earn the non-league victory in Greenwich.
Cambridge 62 Salem 34
Leading Scorers: Cambridge – Isaac Toleman 16 Baxter Mattison 15 Isaac Wilkins 13 Mason MacDougal 11 Generals – Antwon Webster 14
Take Away: Cambridge picks up the nonleague “W” at home, for their first win of the season.
Bishop Gibbons 58 Saratoga Catholic 19
Leading Scorers: Gibbons – K. Aleron 20 M. Wylie 18 Saints – Danielle Villaro 8
Key Stat: Bishop Gibbons held the Saints to single numbers in every quarter.
Take Away: Gibbons won every period in notching the one-sided decision in Saratoga.
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Joey Poulin 35 James Blake II 23 Gibbons – Jaquare Jones 17 Zackari Archie 16 Esiasyn Starr 12
Key Stat: Tamarac won each of the first three periods.
Take Away: The Bengals started with a 24-16 first quarter and slowly pulled away for the nonleague win over Gibbons on a night where Joey Poulin reached the 1000 career point milestone, becoming Tamarac’s all-time leading scorer. Poulin, a starter since his freshman year, reaches the scoring mark in his 70th varsity game. The senior guard added nine rebounds and seven assists in the game as well.
Hoosic Valley 63 Hoosick Falls 57
Leading Scorers: Valley – Isaiah Eckler 21 5 3’s Chris Jones 12 Logan Reilly 11 Tyler Eddy 10 Panthers – Jake Sparks 18 Andrew Sparks 13 Aiden Fleming 11 3 3’s
Key Stat: An 18-12 first period for the Valley was the widest margin of any quarter for either squad.
Take Away: In a close game throughout, the Indians held a slim 29-27 lead at halftime and hung on for the narrow, home “W”. The Valley put four players in doubles in moving to 13-1, 8-1 on the season, while the Falls, who saw three players post doubles, goes to 9-6, 6-3 with the loss.
Mechanicville 55 Voorheesville 48
Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Fen Egan 22 Cruz Goverski 11 Carson Carrow 18 Brady Eitleman 14 4 3’s Seth Wilson 10
Key Stat: The Raiders held a big advantage from the free throw line converting on 15 of 23 while the Blackbirds managed just 4 of 9 from the stripe.
Take Away: In a game tied at 38-38 after three quarters of play, the visiting Raiders used a 17-10 final frame to claim the well-earned road “W”.
Stillwater 88 Waterford 48
Leading Scorers: Warriors – Jaxon Mueller 27 James Cocozzo 15 Lukas Lilac 14 Mattias Lemerande 11 Fordians – Derrick Pontore 17 Matt Soden 10
Key Stat: Stillwater ran out to a 31-6 lead in the first eight minutes.
Take Away: The Warriors put four players in doubles and cruised to the home victory as the #8 Class C team in the state improved to 13-2 overall on the season.
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Joey Poulin 33 4 3’s James Blake II 14 Red Raiders – Cruz Goverski 15 Joey Devito 13
Key Stat: Tamarac jumped out to a 21-13 lead after eight minutes of play.
Take Away: The Bengals won each of the first three quarters building a 61-37 advantage heading into the final frame. Poulin’s 33 points puts the senior guard just 25 points away from the 1000 career points milestone. With the win Tamarac moves to 11-2, 8-0 on the season and extends their Wasaren winning streak to 27.
Leading Scorers: Valley – Logan Reilly 23 Isaiah Eckler 23 3 3’s BK – AJ Wright 25 Dayne Coates 14
Key Stat: Leading 39-29 at the break the Valley put this one away with a 27-9 third period.
Take Away: Hoosic Valley stacks their second win in two nights at their Schaghticoke venue, taking control with a big third frame, on a night highlighted by senior guard Logan Reilly scoring his 1000th career point. Reilly becomes the fourth boy’s player in Hoosic Valley history to reach the milestone. With the victory the Valley improves to 12-1, 7-1 on the year and returns to action on Tuesday night hosting the Panthers of Hoosick Falls in a 7:30 run.
Leading Scorers: Valley – Isaiah Eckler 31 5 3’s Logan Reilly 21 Gabe Coffin 15 3 3’s Lane Carner 12 Cambridge – Isaac Toleman 15 Mason MacDougal 12
Key Stat: The Valley ran out to a 36-8 lead after the first period.
Take Away: The 8th ranked Class C team in the state cruised on their home floor, drilling 10 triples and winning every quarter with 11 players scoring and four reaching doubles. With the win the Indians move to 11-1, 7-1 on the season.