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

Friday Night Hoops

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Boys

Cambridge 60  Hoosic Valley 56

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Brenden Holcomb 15     Williams 23      Valley – John Acker 25    Brandon Napoli 11  Alec Ratelle 11

Key Points:  In a game tied at the break Cambridge used a 20-11 third period to jump in front and then held off the Indians over the final eight minutes to post the win.

 

Hoosick Falls 71  Waterford 47 Continue reading

Girls Basketball Results

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A full slate of action on Wednesday night in girls basketball produced little drama as just one game was decided by less than double figures. Here’s how things played out on the last day in January.

Cambridge 46  Stillwater 21

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Fiona Mooney 12     Helen Mooney 10       Warriors – Marley Mueller 8

Key Points:  Cambridge held the Warriors to single numbers in every quarter and used a 24-5 third period to take control, on their way to their 17th victory in as many outings.  Continue reading

Boys Basketball

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Hoosick Falls 62  Greenwich 47

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Jon Kempf 15     Guy Milliman 15     Max Kipp 13     Evan McCart 12       Witches – Ellis Pemrick 15     Joe Smith 10

Key Points:  The Panthers placed four players in doubles and won every period outscoring the Witches 26-16 after the break to notch the victory. Continue reading

Cambridge Impressive in Victory Over HV

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Saturday afternoon the Indians of Cambridge paid a visit to Schaghticoke to take on the Indians of Hoosic Valley in a much anticipated girls basketball run.  Cambridge brought with them an undefeated mark of 15-0, and while at times in the first half the Valley tested them, the Indians from the north led start to finish in posting a 56-36 decision over their hosts.

Cambridge senior Bridey Nolan got the scoring started drilling a triple off the left wing just 0:40 in, and that 3-0 lead stood for almost four minutes as both squads looked to find their rhythm offensively.

With 2:16 remaining in the quarter and Cambridge holding a 5-2 advantage, the Indians scored on three straight possessions using a pair of Sophie Phillips runners, and a baseline bucket by her sister Lily, to go up 11-2.

The Valley finished the period with an Alex Rifenburg putback and a Renee Serafin deuce trimming the deficit to 11-6 at quarter’s end.

With under 3:00 left in the second and trailing 20-8, the Valley used a bucket and one by Jessica Espey, and an Ashlyn Chartier jumper to stay in within reach at 20-13, but Cambridge closed the period on a 7-2 run highlighted by knockdown threes from Nolan and Sophie Phillips to take a 27-15 lead into the break.

The third started with an Espey score off the baseline that Cambridge answered with a 9-2 spurt.

A Nolan triple off a nice look from Helen Mooney, putbacks from Fiona Mooney and Sophie Phillips, and an inside bucket by Fiona off a Sophie find extended the lead to 27-13 before an Emaleigh Peckham trey at the 2:40 mark stopped the bleeding temporarily for Hoosic Valley.

But Cambridge quickly put this one away closing the period with another 9-2 run including six straight from Victoria DuPius on a pair of putbacks and a jumper as the Indians from the north cruised from there to win their 16th in as many outings.

Serafin finished with 10 points to lead Hoosic Valley and Rifenburg added nine for the Indians who go to 7-4, 9-5 with the loss, but will have a chance for payback in just a few days with a second meeting in Cambridge Friday night.

Sophie Phillips led the Cambridge attack with 16 points, while Nolan and Fiona Mooney joined in with 10 points each for an Indian squad that continues to impress.