Thinking back to my time as a player and coach, it always seemed to me that basketball season ramped up once we had snow in the air. I know, it makes little sense but in my mind that first snowfall meant the season that I so enjoyed was on. With the white stuff blanketing our area overnight it means it’s on indeed.
High school teams move into the second phase of their basketball year over the next few days when they take the floor for scrimmages.
As player I used to love scrimmages as they gave you opportunity to go against teams and players from others leagues. At the Valley back in the day we’d travel to Hudson Falls, Glens Falls, Lansingburgh and always cross the river for a run with the Red Raiders of Mechanicville in their old gym which was a great venue. Continue reading