Cambridge 51 Saratoga Catholic 44
Leading Scorers: Indians – Nick Murphy 16 Brian Hall 14 Jeffrey Burke 13 Saints – Jordan Catone 21
Key Stat: The Saints connected on seven 3-pointers, five by Catone, to keep things close throughout, but Cambridge used a 17-12 fourth period to close things out and post the “W” in and all-Wasaren Class C play-in game in Cambridge. The Indians move on and will face top-seeded Lake George on Tuesday.
The Saratoga Catholic bowling team, competing in the Section II tournament held this week at Boulevard Bowl, staged a second half rally to claim the Class C-D sectional championship.
In a morning/afternoon format the Saints after three games sat in third place overall, but surged to the top spot in the afternoon finishing the six game block with total pins of 5624, besting Canajoharie (5504) and third place Hoosick Falls (5483).
Lansingburgh in Class B won the overall small school championship and will compete at the State Championships next month in Syracuse.
Micaela Barbolt (1179), Tim Barrett (1175), Zac Niles (1143), Hayden Day (1079), and LJ Lafiura (1053) brought home the schools first sectional bowling championship.
Congratulations to the Saints.
Congratulations to Hoosic Valley bowler Leigha Henkel on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week,
At the girls bowling sectionals on February 7th, Leigha, competing as an individual, qualified for the Section II composite team that will compete at the state championship in Syracuse on March 9th.
Competing against girls from across Section II and needing a top six finish, Henkel rolled the high triple of 631, the high single of 233, and most importantly a six game total of 1180, second overall, to earn a spot on the squad of six.
Congratulations to Leigha our newest Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.
The Section II tournament will have no shortage of Wasaren teams this year as eight girls squads and nine boys teams will enter second season action, that for some begins tonight.
The strength of the Wasaren girls was rewarded as the top two seeds in both Class C and Class B went to conference teams with #1 Cambridge and #2 Hoosic Valley locking it down in the C’s and #1 Tamarac and #2 Mechanicville in the B’s.
Hoosick Falls is the #2 seed in Class C while all other Wasaren boys were given seeds #9 or above meaning opening round road games for all but the Panthers. Continue reading
On the day that sectional bids came out the Waterford boys and Hoosick Falls girls squeezed in one more game before entering the Section II tournament.
Waterford 68 Hawthorne Valley 44
Leading Scorers: Fordians – Bobby Valigorski 17 Michael Talavera 14 Mike Castracani 11 HV – Chris Davis 26
Key Stat: The Fordians blew things wide open with a 31 point third period, and cruised to the non-league “W” on Senior Night in Waterford.
Lake George 58 Hoosick Falls 53 OT
Leading Scorers: Warriors – Graceann Bennett 36 Panthers Logan Thayne 23 Lillian Hickey 11
Key Stat: The Panthers won each of the first three quarters, but a 17-7 fourth period by the Warriors forced overtime where Bennett scored all seven Lake George points leading the Warriors to the win.
Monday night in Mechanicville the Wasaren League crowned it boys and girls basketball champions with the gentlemen from Hoosick Falls and the ladies of Cambridge earning titles. The present format has only been in play for a couple years after the realignment of the league and it provides for a special night of basketball which everyone in attendance enjoyed on Monday. Continue reading
The Wasaren basketball championships played out Monday in Mechanicville and both the boys and girls contests gave the packed house it’s monies worth with each game being decided late. At night’s end Hoosick Falls came away with a 55-52 decision over Waterford in the boys title run and the Cambridge girls held off Tamarac and posted the 56-48 “W” in the nightcap. Continue reading
HERE IS THE LINK TOTHE ARCHIVED CALL OF BOTH WASAREN CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES FROM MINDAY NIGHT IN MECHANICVILLE.
HERE IS THE LINK TO THE LIVE CALL TONIGHT’S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES IN THE WASAREN STARTING WITH THE HOOSICK FALLS / WATERFORD BOYS GAME AT 6 P.M. FOLLOWED BY THE TAMARAC / CAMBRIDGE GIRLS AT 7:30.
Tonight in Mechanicville Wasaren basketball titles will be decided in double-header action with league champions being crowned by night’s end. The boys title game with Hoosick Falls facing Waterford get’s things started with a 6 p.m. tip and the girls run featuring Cambridge and Tamarac will follow at 7:30.
On the boys side of things the question remains, “Can anybody stop Hoosick Falls?” The Panthers have won 53 straight Wasaren contests and are 83-2 in their last 85 league outings. Continue reading