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 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.

Cambridge Continues To Roll

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It was a perfect storm for the visitors from Cambridge Wednesday night in Schaghticoke.  Over the first eight minutes of play the Lady Indians of the North scored on drives to the rim, jumpers from deep, converted seven of eight from the free throw line, and consistently pounded the offensive glass while defensively turning Hoosic Valley over eight times in the frame.

End result?  A 20-0 run to start things, a 22-4 lead at the end of the quarter, and little doubt the rest of the way regarding the decision that played out as a 54-22 Cambridge victory, their 16th straight to start the season.

Lilly Phillips scored the first seven points of the night for Cambridge on an up and under move, a pair of free throws and a deep triple from the top.

A Fiona Mooney bucket, a 3-ball by Stasia Epler and three free throws by Sophie Phillips stretched the Cambridge lead to 15-0 with 3:18 remianing in the first.

A driving duece by Lilly and a wing triple by Sophie made it 20-0 , before a Sam Lanoue jumper at the 1:19 mark finally got the Valley on the board.

After a two minute dry spell by both squads to start the second frame, a Ruth Nolan steal and score followed by eight points from Lilly on a pair of deep hits, and a drive to the rack, gave the visitors a 32-6 advantage with 3:05 left in the period.

Triples by Sophie and Jaylyn Prouty sandwiched around a Lanoue long ball closed out the quarter as Cambridge took a 38-9 lead into the break.

In the third, after an Ashlyn Chartier score for the Valley, Cambridge went on a 13-2 spurt with Mooney, Prouty and the Phillips twins all tallying in the run.

Hoosic Valley’s Anna Jensen drilled a three to close the frame leaving the final eight minutes for simply details.

Lilly Phillips with 22 points led all scorers on the night with Sophie adding 11 for the 16-0 Indians who continue their roll through the regular season in dominant fashion.

Jensen’s seven points led the way for the Valley who have 10 wins on the season, but on this night were put to bed early by Cambridge.

 

 

 

Boys Basketball

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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.

 

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.

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.

 

 

 

Cambridge Girls, Greenwich Boys Post Wins

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Cambridge 83  Berne-Knox 41

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sophie Phillips 24        Stasia Epler 19         Lilly Phillips 15        BK – Taylor Meacham 17        Alexis Wright 13

Cambridge overwhelmed Berne-Knox in the first eight minutes, drilling eight triples, and ending the quarter with a 45-5 lead, cruising from there to the easy non-league “W”.

The Indians finished with 15 hits from beyond the arc, and with the victory improve to 4-0, 14-0 on the season.

 

Greenwich 65  Plattsburgh 54

Leading Scorers:  Witches –  Jesse Kuzmich 25       Alex Curtis 16          Plattsburgh – Channell 14        Oulette 11

In a Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament game, the Witches ran out to a 36-23 advantage at the half and rode the working margin from there to the comfortable win.  Greenwich bottomed eight from distance in the run, with Curtis connecting five times from deep.

Friday Night Hoops

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Girls

Greenwich 65   Tamarac 43

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 19        Adrianna Rojas 18        Tess Merrill 14    Bengals – Sarita Faraj 13        Jordyn Sorel 12

A 29-4 first period gave the Witches all the cushion they would need as Greenwich cruised to the one-sided decision over the Bengals.

 

Hoosick Falls 56   Spa Catholic 32

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Logan Thayne 32          Saints – Ashley Upson 9

Hoosick Falls outscored the Saints 28-7 over the middle two frames paving the way to the easy “W” over Spa Catholic.  Thayne’s 32 point effort including three hits from beyond the arc.

 

Hoosic Valley 49  Stillwater 42

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sami Dickinson 21         Sam Lanoue 15 (5, 3’s)       Warriors – Marley Mueller 21        Molly Sheehan 15 (5, 3’s)

Stillwater held a 31-26 advantage heading into the final period but the Indians responded with a 23-11 fourth quarter to notch the come-from-behind victory over the Warriors.  Just three players scored for Stillwater in the game, with the Valley saw just four players tally points.

 

Cambridge forfeit win over Berlin/New Lebanon

 

Boys

Cambridge 64  Berlin/New Lebanon 30

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Jeffrey Burke 11         Nick Murphy 10         Brian Hall 10    Mountaineers – Dan Rouffe 6

Cambridge held the Mountaineers to single digits in each of the first three quarters in posting the easy road victory over Berlin/New Lebanon, improving to 3-1 in the Wasaren.

 

Hoosick Falls 81  Spa Catholic 58

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Jon Kempf  36        Tristan Williams 28         Dmitri Rose 10      Saints – Jordan Catone 19 (5,3’s)      Robbie Bolen 15 (5,3’s)        Ryan McCarroll 11

The Saints held a slim 20-18 lead after one, but the Panthers caught and passed their hosts in the second frame taking a 42-34 lead into the break.  A 19-6 third period gave the Falls complete control and the visitors closed things out for the road win in Saratoga.

The Saints ( 2-3, 7-6), drilled 13 3-pointers in the loss, while the Panthers (3-1, 11-2), put 81 points on the board with only four players reaching the scoring column.

 

Stillwater 45   Hoosic Valley 29

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Brian McNeil 16       CJ McNeil 11            Valley – Ethan Caiazza 8        Tyler Eddy 8

The Warriors hold the Valley under 30, allowing just eight points combined in the second and third periods as Stillwater with the win moves to 4-0 in league play.

 

Greenwich 54  Tamarac 51

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 22       Christian O’Brien 12          Bengals – Zachary Rice 18       Tristan Nemjo 12

The Witches needed a 15-8 fourth period to post the come-from-behind “W” over the Bengals.  The Witches held a 9-2 advantage from behind the arc in the road win.

 

Mechanicville 71  Waterford 56

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Josh Germain 20       Tyler Dion 14        Luciano D’Ambro 12         Devin Garland 12           Fordians – CJ Kelley 12           Dom Pontore 12

The Raiders trailed 15-13 after one but outscored Waterford 41-21 over the middle two periods and closed things out to run their mark to 4-0, 11-1 on the year.

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.