Boys Basketball

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Mechanicville 47  Cambridge 41

Leading corers:  Red Raiders – Devin Garland 12           Indians – Brian Hall 13         Ben Epler 11

In a low scoring affair the Indians held Mechanicville to 16 points in the first half and led 26-16 at the break. But used a 16-5 third frame to take the lead and closed Cambridge out over the final eight minutes to run their regular season mark to 18-1.

 

Stillwater 48  Tamarac 47 OT

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – CJ McNeil 17           Bengals – Joey Poulin 17 (5 3’s)

The Warriors used a 14-10 fourth quarter to send the game into the extra session where Stillwater prevailed, posting the road win over Tamarac.

 

Waterford 54  Hoosic Valley 41

Leading Scorers:  Fordians – TJ Kelley 22        Indians – Logan Reilly 14

The Fordians built a 19-12 advantage after the first and slowly pulled away from the Valley to notch the home victory.

 

Hoosick Falls 63  Greenwich 57

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Tristan Williams 20        Max Kipp 18        Jon Kempf 15      Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 16        Alex Curtis 15        Luke Pemrick 13        Christian O’Brien 10

Leading 30-29 at the break the Panthers gained some breathing room with a 15-10 third period, and held off Greenwich over the final eight minutes to earn the road “W”. and move to 16-2 in the regular season.

Wasaren Basketball

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Mechanicville 70   Schuylerville 57 OT  (Sunday)

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Anthony Attala 14        Luciano D’Ambro 13        Devin Garland 13             Black Horses – Owen Sherman 18        Cayden Rutland 14       Alex Vallee 12        Jacob Vanderhoof 11

In a wild one played at Albany Academy on Sunday the Raiders trailed by as many as 20 points in the third period but stormed back to post the overtime “W” over Schuylerville.

 

Tamarac 65  Spa Catholic 63

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Dalton Maxon 14        Joey Poulin 13        Jonas Rescott 11      Saints – Hayden Day 17         Jordan Catone 16          Robbie Bolen 14

Tamarac led 51-48 heading to the final period and held off the Saints to post the road victory.

 

Girls

Hoosick Falls 53   Berlin/New Lebanon 37

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Marley McLellan 13          Maddy Walker 11        Amber McNeil 10            Mountaineers – Aaliyah Stalker 15        Emily Schafer 16

The Panthers. playing without an injured Logan Thayne, trailed 18-12 at the break but scored 41 second half points to notch the comeback win.

Wasaren Hoops

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Girls

Greenwich 50  Hoosic Valley 48

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Adrianna Rojas 25          Indians – Sam Lanoue 18

With the score tied at 34 -34 entering the fourth period the Witches won the final eight minutes to claim the home victory over the Valley.

 

Cambridge 68  Berne-Knox 36

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Fiona Mooney 15        Lilly Phillips 14        Sophie Phillips 13     Knox – Alexis Wright 19

Cambridge outscored their hosts 39-12 over the middle two frames and coasted to the easy “W” in game that saw the Indians drill 12 triples and put nine players in the scoring column.

 

Hoosick Falls 72  Mt. Anthony 53

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Logan Thayne 41            Patriots – Grace Maher 30

A 20-3 first period gave the Panthers control, and Thayne posts her second straight 40 point effort.

 

Boys

Stillwater 71   Waterford 56

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Brian McNeil 23       Josh Luca 19        CJ McNeil 14        James Galarneau 10               Fordians – TJ Kelley 20        Jake Houle 12

The Warriors used a 41-27 advantage after the break and put four players in doubles in notching the home win.

 

Hoosick Falls 66 Mt. Anthony 45

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Tristan Williams 25         Jon Kempf 19        Max Kipp 13        Patriots – Braeden Billert 12         Quintin McIntire 11

The Falls won each of the first three periods building a 54-32 lead heading to the final frame where they closed things out, securing the non-league win over the Patriots from Vermont.

 

Hoosic Valley 75  Maple Hill 74

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Logan Reilly 24        CJ Bassett 18        Tyler Eddy 15       Wildcats – Rian Jewett 26      Dom Hirshoff 20      Blake Decker 20

The Valley bottomed 13 triples and needed every one to post the non-league “W” over the Wildcats of Maple Hill.

 

Ft. Plain 61   Cambridge 46

Leading Scorers:  Ft. Plain – Troy Butler 16       Ethan Reese 12       Indians – Brian Hall 16    Ben Epler 11

Ft. Plain broke open a close game at the half, with a 21-4 third period on their way to the victory over the Indians.  Fort Plain enjoyed a big advantage from the free throw line converting on 18 of 30, while Cambridge was just one of four in the contest.

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Mechanicville 69   Tamarac 42

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders –  Tyler Dion 20        Devin Garland 11        Anthony Attala 11         Bengals – Miles Ednie 8          Joey Poulin 8

The Raiders jumped out to a 36-16 halftime lead and cruised to the easy “W” over the Bengals.

 

Waterford 62  Greenwich 55

Leading Scorers:  Fordians – TJ Kelley 26      Ethan Fairclough 14         Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 26        Alex Curtis 15         Jayden Hughes  12

In a close game throughout, Waterford used a 21 of 27 night from the free throw line to get past the visitors from Greenwich.

 

Hoosick Falls 78  Berlin/New Lebanon 43

Leading Scorers:  Panthers – Jon Kempf 37            Max Kipp 9              Mountaineers – Malachi Ritter 8         Dan Rouoff 8

A 20-4 first frame by the Panthers set the tone as the Falls notched the one-sided decision over Berlin/New Lebanon.

 

Saratoga Catholic 58  Stillwater 49

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Jordan Catone 20        Anthony Barile 14        Hayden Day 13     Warriors – Brian McNeil 15

The Saints led 26-24 at the break and closed things out with a 16-12 final period in posting the victory over the visiting Warriors.

 

Cambridge 43  Hoosic Valley 35

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Nick Murphy 11          Valley – Ethan Caiazza 9

Hoosic Valley took a 32-28 lead into the fourth quarter but Cambridge shut down the Valley attack over the final eight minutes allowing the Indians just three points in the frame, and Cambridge secured the come-from-behind win at home.

 

Saints Win, Indians Fall in Non-league Runs

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Saratoga Catholic 65   Canajoharie 54  (Saturday)

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Hayden Day 19       Jordan Catone 19           Canjo – Marcus Johnson 18       Derek Hyney 15

The Saints trailed 28-27 at the break but gained the lead in the third period and used a 21-14 advantage in the fourth to close out the “W” over Canjo.

 

Berne-Knox 74   Hoosic Valley 55

Leading Scorers:  BK – Zeke Pulliam 26        Zack Brink 20        Mark Edwards 17      Valley – CJ Bassett 19       Logan Reilly 10

Berne-Knox outscored the Indians 37-26 after the break to pull away and record the non-league win in a game played Saturday night at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls.

 

 

Friday Night Hoops

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Girls

Cambridge 64  Greenwich 51

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Fiona Mooney 18      Sophie Phillips 13       Stasia Epler 13        Lilly Phillips 10        McKayla McLenithan 10        Witches – Molly Brophy 24

Cambridge doubled up the Witches 34-17 over the middle two periods and saw five players score double figures in the victory.

 

Mechanicville 72  Stillwater 35

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Charli Goverski 17        Chloe Goverski 17         AJ Joseph 16         Warriors – Molly Sheehan 13        Marley Mueller 13

A 19-3 first quarter by the Raiders set the tone in a game where nine Mechanicville players scored and the visitors cruised to the “W”.

 

Tamarac 55   Hoosick Falls 43

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Syrita Faraj 20       Jordyn Sorel 11          G. Cellucci 10         Falls – Logan Thayne 23

Tamarac built a 27-18 lead by halftime and closed things out for the win, using a productive night at the line where the Bengals converted on 19 of 31 attempts.

 

Boys

Hoosick Falls 66  Tamarac 56

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Tristan Williams 25       Jon Kempf 24       Max Kipp 13       Bengals – Joey Poulin 16       Jonah Rescott 10

The Panthers held Tamarac to single numbers in each of the first two frames and led 34-18 at the break.  Williams and Kempf combine for 49 points on a night where just four Panthers scored.

 

Hoosic Valley 81  Berlin/New Lebanon 39

Leading Scorers:  Indians – CJ Bassett 22        Logan Reilly 19        Nolan Rafferty 12       Mountaineers – Malachi Ritter 11        Shawn Pawlows 11

The Valley won every quarter, bottomed eight triples and coasted to the home victory over the Mountaineers.

 

Greenwich 62   Cambridge 42

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 20        Alex Cirtis 17        Sam Howard 14    Indians – Jeff Burke 13        Ben Epler 10

Greenwich connected fourteen times from beyond the arc, ran out to a 38-20 halftime advantage and posted the comfortable home “W” over the Indians.

 

Saratoga Catholic 69  Waterford 64

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Ryan McCarroll 22        Jordan Catone 20        Hayden Day 15     Fordians – Michael Talavera 23         TJ Kelley 18

The Fordians led 38-35 at the half but Spa Catholic took the lead with a 20-14 third period and held off Waterford for the victory in Saratoga.

Red Raiders Turn Back Spa Catholic

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It was Senior Recognition Night in Mechanicville on Tuesday, and after a nice pregame ceremony where nearly 20 senior cheerleaders and boys and girls basketball players were showered with applause as they took a walk to mid-court with their families, it was time to run.

In four quarters of up tempo basketball, Mechanicville held a comfortable lead for much of it, then needed to hold off a late Spa Catholic spurt to post an 89-81 victory over the Saints.

The two squads put on an offensive show over the first eight minutes that opened with the Saints Jordan Catone and Mechanicville’s Josh Germain trading triples setting the stage for a competitive period with plenty of points.

Germain followed his long ball with a transition bucket and a pair free throws giving Mechanicville the early 7-3 lead.

Midway through the period Spa’s Robbie Bolen buried a trey, that the Raiders Anthony Attala quickly answered with a corner triple and a 14-10 advantage for the Raider.

At the 3:50 mark Bolen connected on his second long ball of the period followed by four points from the Saints Hayden Day, giving Spa Catholic a 19-16 lead with 2:50 remaining.

But the Raiders closed the quarter on a 10-3 run highlighted by a threes from Attala and Germain, and finished the frame with a screen and roll bucket, Devin Garland finding Tyler Dion to give Mechanicville the 26-22 cushion.

In the second period the Raider offense continued to roll with six different players scoring in the quarter.

Sophomore Tyler Eiseman dropped six points in the opening three minutes, his third bucket coming off a sweet behind the back find from Attala giving Mechanicville a 35-26 lead at the 5:10 mark.

Buckets by Dion, Attala and Luciano D’Ambro, followed by a triple from the Raiders Sean Fitzgerald gave Mechanicville control at 44-30 with 3:10 left and the home squad maintained that margin taking a 52-37 advantage into the break.

In the third the Raiders extended their lead with a mixture of transition buckets and knock down 3-pointers with five players scoring in the period led by Germain’s nine and Mechanicville took a 78-56 spread into the fourth.

Midway through the final period Germain was fouled as he drilled a fadeaway jumper and after converting the free throw Mechanicville maintained their 20 point advantage at 86-66 with 4:30 remaining.

Over the next four minutes the Raiders offense went dry while the Saints suddenly caught fire, going on a 15-2 run, fueled by a pair of triples from both Catone and Aiden Lambert, trimming the Raider cushion to 88-81 with :40 left.

But that was as close as the visitors would get, as Mechanicville closed out the final seconds to post the “W” and move to 5-0 in league play.

Hayden Day with 26 points led the Saints attack, on this night, with Catone scoring 18  and Ryan McCarroll adding 14 for the Spa Catholic squad who slip to 1-4 in Wasaren play.

Germain finished with a game-high 32 points to lead Mechanicville with Attala and Dion adding 17 and 15 points respectively.

 

 

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

redraider  Congratulations to Mechanicville girls basketball player Charli Goverski on being named the Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

On Tuesday night in a non-league loss to Cobleskill, Charli scored a game-high 20 points including her 1000th career point in front of the home crowd in Mechanicville.

One night later the senior guard dropped 18 points in the Red Raiders 48-12 league win over the visiting Panthers from Hoosick Falls.

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

A Look Around The League

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After a Regents week where the basketball schedule was a bit lighter for most Wasaren schools, it’s back to a full slate for the upcoming week as teams enter the stretch run of the regular season.

On the girls side of things Cambridge (4-0), Mechanicville (3-0), Greenwich (3-1) and Hoosic Valley (2-2) make up the top half of the league standings.  With only one matchup between Wasaren teams counting towards the standings this year the girls will just play eight league contests.

The Indians of Cambridge at 14-0 overall continue to cruise.  Last night they put together a 45 point first quarter in their win over Berne Knox.  Incredible numbers that included eight triples in the period, and Knox, while not playing the stiffest competition this season, came in with a 10-1 mark.

On the defensive side of the ball, how about Mechanicville holding the Falls to 12 total points in the Raiders 48-12 victory Wednesday night.

Congrats to Mechanicville senior guard Charli Goverski on scoring her 1000th career point in a Tuesday night game against Cobleskill.

The Hoosic Valley girls are on a bit of a roller coaster ride lately.  In their last four league outings they had a nice win over Hoosick Falls, played well in a three point loss to Mechnaicville, then dropped a two-point decision to Spa Catholic, and on Friday night needed a big fourth quarter to post a come-from-behind win over Stillwater.

Greenwich, who’s only league loss came against Mechanicville, will face a big test this Friday night when they travel to Cambridge to take on the Indians.  The two squads met earlier in the year with Cambridge notching a 76-40 victory.

In the boys race Mechanicville (4-0), Stillwater (4-0), Hoosick Falls (3-1), Cambridge (3-1), and Waterford (2-2) make up the top five.

As always a part of those records come down to who have you played and the Red Raiders have just come off games against Hoosick Falls and Waterford with a pair of “W’s”. They’ll face Spa Catholic Tuesday night and will host Stillwater on Thursday.

Stillwater showed their defensive prowess Friday night in holding the Valley to 29 points. The Warriors at 4-0 will be tested this week with games against the Falls and Mechanicville.

Hoosick Falls bounced back after falling to the Raiders last Friday, with a comfortable win over Spa Catholic two nights ago, putting 81 points on the board with just four players hitting the scoring column.

Cambridge has played well of late and will entertain Waterford Tuesday night in what should be an interesting match up.

The Fordians with league losses to front runners Mechanicville and Hoosick Falls are a tough group that can score points in bunches on most nights.

Speaking of scoring, how about the highest scoring tandems in the Wasaren?

For boys teams it would be the Falls duo of Jon Kempf (29.8) and Tristan Williams (16.5) followed by Waterford’s Michael Talavera (23.9) and CJ Kelley (17.3).  The Witches Jesse Kuzmich (19.5) and Alex Curtis (12.7) round out the top three.

Looking for depth of scoring?

The Saints of Saratoga Catholic have five players averaging doubles.  Jordan Catone (14.1), Robbie Bolen (13.6), Anthony Barile (13.5), Ryan McCarroll (10.9), and Hayden Day (10.6) will test opponents every night at the defensive end.

As for girls scoring tandems the Phillips twins lead the way with Sophie scoring 19.0 points nightly and Lilly adding 15.2. followed by Greenwich’s Molly Brophy (21.0), and Adrianna Rojas (12.0), and the Stillwater tandem of Marley Mueller (16.7), and Molly Sheehan (10.3).

Depth of scoring is something the top two girls teams have in common.

Cambridge along with Sophie (19.0) and Lilly (15.2) adds Fiona Mooney at (9.8) and Stasia Epler at (9.5) rounding out a quartet that can put points on the board in a hurry.

Mechanicville’s deep scoring attack boasts Charli Goverski (16.1), Amy DiSiena (7.3), Jada Brown (7.3), Chloe Goverski (6.6) and AJ Joseph (6.5).

So there’s a quick look at a few things on the basketball landscape in the league with a reminder we’ll have three broadcasts this week on Wasaren Sportsnet leading off with Spa Catholic at Mechanicville in a boys run on Tuesday night.