Wasaren Teams Fare Well in Sectional Play

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Fourteen Wasaren squads stepped on the floor Tuesday night as the Section II basketball tournament shifted into high gear.  Seven league teams on both the girls and boys side of things competed in the B and C classifications.

At night’s end three boys teams advanced with wins, while six of the seven Wasaren girls squads posted victories.

Girls

Cambridge 56  Cairo-Durham 23 Continue reading

Sectional Roundup; Indians, Warriors Advance

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The Section II basketball tournament kicked off Friday night with opening round action in Class C, and six Wasaren squads took the floor looking to extend their seasons with a “W”.

At night’s end only two teams, the Cambridge boys and the girls from Stillwater, were able to notch wins and advance to the next round of play.

Here’s a quick look at how things played out. Continue reading

Sectional Pairings, Who Can Make a Run

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The Section II basketball committee has spoken, yesterday releasing the pairings for the upcoming tournament in girls and boys basketball.  Eight Wasaren girls teams and nine squads on the boys side of things will compete in the open format where everyone has the opportunity to compete.

Which league team, if any, can make an extended run in the second season?  Here’s a quick look.

Boys

Class B:  #11 Mechanicville @ # 6 Hudson    #15 Tamarac @ #2 Glens Falls   Continue reading

Bengals, Panthers Earn Wasaren Titles

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The Tamarac girls and Hoosick Falls boys were crowned Wasaren champions Sunday night at Skidmore College, winners in the inaugural Wasaren League championships.

Under the new format, first place teams from the Hudson and Battenkill divisions squared off to determine a league champion and at night’s end Tamarac claimed a 61-51 decision over Cambridge, while Hoosick Falls bested Saratoga Catholic 80-41.

Tamarac 61  Cambridge 51 Continue reading

Crossover Friday

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Wasaren teams squared off with each other one last time Friday night in crossover games under the league’s new format.  Teams from the Battenkill division faced teams from the Hudson in a final run before sectional play.

Sunday at Skidmore College the championship for the girls and boys will be decided with Cambridge facing Tamarac at 6:30 in the girls game, and Hoosick Falls taking on Saratoga Catholic at 8:00 in the boys tip.

Girls

Mechanicville 56  Hoosic Valley 37 Continue reading

Red Raiders Defeat Cohoes

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Freshman Devin Garland poured in 19 points, including five triples, to lead Mechanicville past Cohoes in a nonleague matchup Thursday night.

Nick Billert scored 16 points for the Raiders who ran out to a 40-25 advantage at the break, on their way to the comfortable victory over the Tigers.

With the win Mechanicville improves to 10-7 on the season and returns to action tonight when they host Fordians of Waterford in a Wasaren crossover game.

Girls Basketball; Raiders, Witches Post Wins

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Mechanicville 60  Hoosick Falls 56

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Sammy Pasinella 19     Jada Brown 11     Taylor Grayson 10       Panthers – Logan Thayne 27     Eliza Whitman 13

Key Points:  In a game tied 30-30 at the half, the Raiders used a 17-13 third period to gain the lead and held off the Falls over the final eight minutes to post the narrow victory. Continue reading