Basketball Results

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Girls

Mechanicville 48  Hoosick Falls 12

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Charli Goverski 18        Jada Brown 8          Panthers – Logan Thayne 7

The Raiders held the Falls to single numbers in every period, and threw a shutout in the second frame, in posting the easy home “W” over the Panthers.

 

Ichabod Crane 52  Stillwater 42

Leading Scorers:  Crane – Madison Graham 16        Delaney Moore 14        Haley Ames 10  Warriors – Marley Mueller 25

In a tale of two halves Crane built a 36-17 advantage at the break, while the Warriors outscoring their hosts 25-16 over the final two periods, coming up short in their comeback effort.

 

Boys

Saratoga Catholic 82  Canajoharie 57

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Anthony Barile 21      Jordan Catone 18      Ryan McCarroll 14      Hayden Day 12       Robbie Bolen 10          Canjo – Rob Fairly 13        Marcus Johnson 12   R. Tamsett 10

The Saints won every quarter, led 39-26 at the half and steadily pulled away for the non-league victory over Canajoharie.

 

 

Wasaren Basketball; Witches Take Two

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Boys

Greenwich 83  Schuylerville 76  OT

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Alex Curtis 39      Jesse Kuzmich 17            Black Horses – Cayden Rutland 26      Ryan Dow 13      Alex Vallee 13      Lukas Sherman 11

Greenwich used a 25-17 fourth to send the game into an extra session and the Witches outscored their hosts 17-10 in the overtime period to complete the come-from-behind- “W”.  Greenwich drilled 16 triples in the contest with Curtis connecting of 10, a major part of his 39 point effort.

 

Cambridge 92  Doane Staurt 35

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Nick Murphy 21         Jeffrey Burke 14            Ben Epler 13         Brian Hall 11          Doane Stuart –  Danny Bologna 20

Cambridge outscored the Thunder Chicken 43-12 over the middle two frames in posting the one-sided decision over Doane Stuart.

 

Girls

Greenwich 78  Schuylerville 41

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 33        Norah Niesz 22       Adrianna Rojas 11      Black Horses – Macey Koval 11

Greenwich held Schuylerville to single numbers in the first and second periods, building a 43-10 lead at the break, on their way to an easy non-league win over the Black Horses.

 

Cobleskill 50  Mechanicville 44

Leading Scorers:  Bulldogs – Jessica Meade 17       Eleesia Comino 14       Sabrina Pressley 12        Red Raiders – Charli Goverski 20

The Bulldogs led 24-15 at the half and used that cushion to hang on for the non-league win over the Raiders.  Goverski with 20 points led the Mechanicville attack and reached the 1000 point plateau in the contest.

 

MLK Day Basketball Roundup

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Girls

Hoosic Valley 53   South Glens Falls 35

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sami Dickinson 16         Mackenzie Searles 12        Sam Lanoue 10         SGF – Sydney Hart 16

The Valley held South High to single numbers in each of the first two periods, running out to a 27-11 halftime lead, and the Indians rode that cushion to the non-league road “W”.

 

Saratoga Catholic 38  Corinth 31

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Katie Cronin 9      Megan Cornell 9           Tomahawks – Alexa Abbatantuono 13        Maddie DeLisle 10

The Saints played from the lead the entire game and Cronin’s five points in the final frame helped to close out the victory for Spa Catholic.

 

Boys

Waterford 87    Ft. Edward 38

Leading Scorers:  Fordians – Michael Talavera 29      TJ Kelley 22        Jake Houle 11        Gavin Bodah 10            Forts – Will Denton 9

The Fordians hung 32 points on the board in the first and cruised to the non-league win, placing four players in doubles and ringing the bell 11 times from beyond the arc.

Friday Night Hoops; Raiders Stop Panthers

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Boys

Mechanicville 60  Hoosick Falls 51

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Josh Germain 21      Tyler Dion 14      Devin Garland 12     Panthers – Jon Kempf 12      Isiah Burnett 10      Max Kipp 10      Tristan Williams 16

In a game that was tied 32-32 at the break, Mechanicville held the Falls to 19 points over the final two frames to earn the road “W”, snapping the Panthers 56-game winning streak in Wasaren competition.  Germain connected six times from beyond the arc, where the Raiders held an 8-3 advantage in made threes over the Falls.  The high-scoring Kempf was limited to just one field goal in the game by the Raiders defense.

 

Stillwater 68  Greenwich 50

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Brian McNeil 22      Grant Baker 13      Josh Luca 12      Isaac Cutler 11        Witches – Alex Curtis 11

The Warriors out scored their hosts 39-24 after the break, and put four players in doubles, moving to 3-0 in league play with the win.

 

Hoosic Valley 71  Spa Catholic 67

Leading Scorers:  Indians –  Gavin Giordano 15      Nolan Rafferty 15      CJ Bassett 12    Saints – Anthony Barile 20       Jordan Catone 16      Hayden Day 16

Trailing by a point with :49 remaining Bassett drilled a go-ahead triple giving the Indians a one-point lead and the Valley hung on down the stretch, to post the home victory over the Saints.

 

Girls

Greenwich 56  Stillwater 34

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 17       Nora Niesz 16        Warriors – Molly Sheehan 16      Marley Mueller 10

The Witches broke open a close game with a 20-9 third period and went on the notch the road “W” over Stillwater.

 

Spa Catholic 42  Hoosic Valley 40

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Ashley Upson 11        Dempsey 11      Molly O’Reilly 10     Valley – Sami Dickinson 15

After scoring just eight points in the first half and trailing 21-8 at the break the Saints stormed back with a 34 point second half, earning to come-from-behind victory over the Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cambridge Edges Tamarac

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Free throws in basketball, while not as sexy as 3-pointers and dunks, more times than not play an important part in determining the game’s outcome.  The foul line, 15 feet from the rim is also known as the charity stripe, implying that free points are handed out here.

On Friday night in Cambridge there were no freebies to be found for Tamarac as the Bengals took ten second half trips to the line and came away empty, in the Indians exciting 39-37 victory.

Cambridge’s Ben Epler scored the first five points of the game on a deuce and a triple, to which Bengals sophomore guard Zachary Rice answered in kind with a long three, followed by a steal and score, knotting things at 5-5 just 2:30 into the first.

Rice connected on another long ball with :45 left in the period for a 8-7 Tamarac lead, but at the buzzer the Indians Brian Hall got a floater to go off a nice spin move giving Cambridge the 9-8 edge.

Two minutes into the second frame. a bucket and one by the Bengals’ Dalton Maxon started a 11-3 Tamarac run, that included a Joey Poulin triple and three points from Rocco DiCarlo, that sent the teams to the halftime break with the Bengals holding a 21-14 advantage.

The third quarter belonged to the Indians and Jeffery Burke.  The junior forward scored 12 points in the period that started with an old fashioned three point play at the 7:00 mark, followed by a runner, a trey from the top, a put back, and a transition bucket with 1:20 remaining off a sweet find from Kaedin Ogilvie and Cambridge closed the frame with a 33-28 cushion.

Early in the fourth Burke drilled an elbow jumper giving the Indians their biggest lead of the night at 36-28, but Tamarac wouldn’t go quietly.

Midway through the period the Bengals used an inside score by Maxon, a Jacob Barbera drive and a Miles Ednie put back to close to within 36-34 at the 3:00 mark.

Down the stretch points were hard to come by for both squads.

With :18 left Brad Rowland converted on 1 of 2 from the line giving the Indians a four point cushion at 38-34.

After a Tamarac timeout Rice buried a triple from the top with :05 remaining, and the Bengals gave the foul sending Roland back to the line with three ticks left.  The senior guard hit the first, missed the second but Tamarac was unable to get a shot off and the Indians walked away with the well-earned “W”.

Just two players reached double figures in scoring on the night with the Bengals’ Rice scoring 11 points pacing Tamarac (1-2, 2-10),  while Burke led all scorers with 16 points to lead Cambridge (2-1, 3-6).

Boys Basketball; Panthers Top Fordians

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Hoosick Falls 76  Waterford 57

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Jon Kempf 24      Tristan Williams 22      Max Kipp 12     Fordians – Michael Talavera 27

The Falls held a 34-18 advantage at the half with Williams scoring 18 points to lead the way. After the break Kempf took charge hitting for 22 of his 24 points in the Panthers 55th straight Wasaren victory.

 

Spa Catholic 83  Greenwich 65

Leading Scorers:  Saints –  Anthony Barile 32      Robbie Bolen 20      Jordan Catone 19  Witches – Alex Curtis 20

A 25-9 first frame by the Saints set the tone as Spa Catholic played with a working margin throughout, in posting the “W” over Greenwich.  The Saints bottomed 13 triples in the game with the high-scoring Barile connecting on six.

 

Stillwater 47  Cambridge 42

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – CJ McNeil 15     James Galarneau 11         Indians – Jeffrey Burke 13      Soyer Matteson 12

The Warriors built a 37-26 lead after three periods and held off the Indians for the victory.  Stillwater enjoyed a big advantage at the free throw line converting on 13 of 24 chances while Cambridge was just I of 2 from the stripe.

Mechanicville Rolls Past Indians

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After a competitive first half of play Tuesday night in Mechanicville the homestanding Red Raiders put together a dominant third period on both sides of the ball, outscoring Hoosic Valley 26-8 in the frame, and cruised from there to the 65-37 victory.

The Raiders held a 14-8 advantage after one, with senior guard Tyler Dion netting eight points to lead Mechanicville.

The two squads played evenly throughout much of the second quarter that saw the Indians Ethan Caiazza working the offensive glass to score six in the frame, while Josh Germain with five points and sophomore Tyler Eiseman with four points led the Raiders who took a 28-21 lead into the break.

The Valley started the third, finding freshman Logan Reilly on a backside lob, but the Indians would score just three points over the next 4:30 as Mechanicville took control.

Dion started things with a nice move in the paint, followed by a pair of dribble-drives from Germain that gave the Raiders their first double digit lead at 34-23.

After a Nick Santiago triple stemmed the tide briefly for Hoosic Valley, the Raiders Anthony Attala connected on two free throws, Luciano D’Ambro scored inside, and Dion followed with a deuce off a nice find from Devin Garland expanding the Mechanicville lead to 40-26.

An Attala score off an in-bounds play at the 3:30 mark finished a Raider run of 16-5 to start the period, and after three Valley free throws Mechanicville closed the stanza with 10 unanswered, the final points off a transition bucket by Garland on a good look from Kyle Johnson who had freed himself with a wrap-around dribble before dishing to his teammate.

In the fourth both squads went deep into their bench with the reserves getting plenty of run to close things out.

Caiazza with 11 points led the Hoosic Valley on the night as the Indians with the loss  slips to 4-4 on the year.

Dion with 16  points and Germain with 10 led the Raiders who improve to 9-1 on the season.

 

 

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

73_greenwichCongratulations to Greenwich boys basketball player Jesse Kuzmich on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

On Tuesday night at Hoosick Falls the sophomore guard poured in 30 points, including four 3-pointers in the Witches 78-61 loss to the Panthers.

Kuzmich followed that up at home on Friday night versus Mechanicville, with a 33 point effort, bottoming five from beyond the arc.

Congratulations to Jesse, our newest Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.