Friday Night Buckets

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Boys

Cambridge 55  Mechanicville 51

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Brenden Holcomb 22   Tristan Williams 11     Red Raiders – Joe Germaine 12  Phelan 11

Key Stat:  Mechanicville knocked back 10 triples to Cambridge’s three, but the Indians converted 14 of 26 from the foul line while the Raiders were 3 of 8.

Summary:  Mechanicville out scored the Indians in three of the four quarters but a 17-5 second period gave Cambridge enough cushion to come away with the win. Continue reading

Roundball Results

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A pair of league squads were in action on Thursday night with the Greenwich boys and Stillwater girls taking the floor in non-league runs.  The Warriors came away with a “W” while the Witches dropped a close decision.

Stillwater 54  North Warren 30:  After a tight first period of play, the Warriors opened things over the next two quarters outscoring North Warren 29-8 on their way to the comfortable win. Continue reading

Wasaren Sportsnet’s Basketball Webcast Schedule

Here is the tentative schedule of basketball webcasts that Wasaren Sportsnet will broadcast this year.  Many thanks to Mechanicville and Hoosic Valley for allowing me to broadcast from their venues.

I’m looking for advertising help to make this happen.

In the fall for our football webcasts we’ve been so fortunate to have New Country Toyota of Clifton Park, The Connor’s Agency,  Wiley Brothers, Bonnier’s, Legends Barbershop, Great American Opportunities. The Community Nursery School, DeVito Salvadore Funeral Home, and Val’s advertise with us for years.  We’re now looking for a winter line-up of businesses for the basketball season. Continue reading

Tuesday Hoops; Valley Girls, Stillwater Boys Move to 3-0

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A pair of Wasaren teams have started their respective basketball campaigns on a nice roll.  Both the Hoosic Valley girls and the Stillwater boys earned victories Tuesday night pushing their early season marks to 3-0.

The Waterford girls won on Tuesday as well, posting an overtime “W” in their season-opener. Continue reading

Witches Top Corinth

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Greenwich hosted Corinth Monday night in their season-opener and came away with a 47-40 victory over the Tomahawks in a close contest throughout.

John Walsh led the Witches with 14 points and Josh James added 10 points for Greenwich who led 13-11 at the quarter and 25-20 at the half, and rode that cushion to the nonleague “W”.

 

Saints, Warriors Post Wins

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While most high school basketball teams await their season-opener the Warriors of Stillwater have come out of the blocks quickly, already owning a pair of wins the second coming Saturday night in a 61-50 decision over Galway.

Saratoga Catholic also won twice over the weekend, last night besting Mayfield 64-48 in the title game of the Mike Beson Tournament.  Continue reading

Basketball Results

th1 On the same day Cambridge earns a state championship in football the high school basketball season got underway with a handful of girls and boys squads from the Wasaren taking the floor in nonleague runs.

Girls

Mechanicville 62  Watervliet 53:  Mechanicville eased out to a 36-25 halftime advantage and went on to post the comfortable victory over the Cannoneers of Watervliet.

Sammy Pasinella showed the way for the Red Raiders scoring a game-high 25 points and Jada Brown added 12 for Mechanicville who bottomed seven triples in the contest and converted on 9 of 13 from the foul line.

Madison Soroka and Sheila Caminiti both netted 12 points in the contest for V’liet.

 

Hoosic Valley 46  Cohoes 39:  The Indians broke on top with a 15-7 first quarter lead and rode that cushion to the “W” over Cohoes.

Lauren Paul with 16 points and nine rebounds and Renee Serafin with 15 points, nine boards and six assists led the Valley attack.

The signature Hoosic Valley defense did it’s job as well holding the Tigers to single digits in each of the first three periods.

 

Boys

Stillwater 55  Bishop Maginn 46:  The Warriors out scored the visitors from Maginn 36-23 after the break to notch the come-from-behind victory in the season opener for both teams.

Brian McNeil led all scorers with 23 points while teammate Connor Monast added 15 points to pace Stillwater offensively.

Cambridge Goes Back to Back

cambridge07 As hard as it is to win a high school state championship it’s nearly impossible to claim back to back state crowns, something heading into championship weekend that had never been done by any Section II school. Until now.

The Cambridge Indians made just enough big plays on both sides of the ball to post a 26-14 victory over Maple Grove and claim their second straight Class D state football championship on Black Friday.   Continue reading