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.

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

cambridge pictureCongratulations to Cambridge basketball player Sophie Phillips on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

Phillips scored 10 points in a 52-27 win over Stillwater on Wednesday night with bigger things to follow.

The junior guard led the Indians to a pair of victories in the Rose Classic Super Jam which played out over the weekend in Brooklyn.

On Saturday night Phillips scored 22 points, including four triples, and added six steals and five rebounds in the Indians 67-63 triple overtime victory over Baldwin of Long Island.

On Martin Luther King Day, Sophie scored 14 points with four 3-pointers, leading Cambridge to a 53-38 win over Xaverian, and Phillips was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

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

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.

Cambridge Tops Xaverian in Rose Classic Super Slam

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Cambridge 53   Xaverian 38

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sophie Phillips 14 points       Lilly Phillips 13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks         Fiona Mooney 13 points, 13 rebounds       Ruth Nolan 9 rebounds                Xaverian – DiBiase 8 points

Trailing 15-14 after the first period of play, Cambridge outscored Xaverian 31-9 over the middle two frames in claiming their second victory in the Rose Classic Super Slam in Brooklyn over the weekend.

The Indians and their long ball prowess accounted for more than half of their game total, bottoming 10 triples in the contest with Sophie connecting on four, Lilly three, Ruth Nolan a pair and Fiona Mooney drilling one.

Cambridge earned a trio of tournament awards with Sophie Phillips named as the tournament MVP, Fiona Mooney collecting the Sportsmanship Award, and Abby Mahar  chosen for the Scholar-Athlete Award.

Cambridge Wins in Triple OT

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Cambridge 67  Baldwin (Long Island) 63  3OT

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sophie Phillips 22 points 6 steals, 5 rebounds       Fiona Mooney 17 points, 12 rebounds         Lilly Phillips 12 points, 5 assists       Stasia Epler 11 points, 9 rebounds           Baldwin – Moreno 22        Elcock 12        Randolph 12

The Cambridge girls basketball team is spending the Martin Luther King weekend in New York City, taking advantage of an opportunity to play in a pair of games against high end competition.

On Saturday the Indians  faced Baldwin of Long Island in the Rose Classic Super Slam tournament.  The game was close throughout with each period decided by a two point margin.  The Indians held a 26-22 advantage at the half, but Baldwin claimed the final two periods, catching Cambridge and forcing overtime.

After stalemates in the first two overtime sessions the Indians outscored Baldwin 8-4 in the third overtime period to secure the win.

Cambridge bottomed seven triples in the game while Baldwin connected on just two.  The Indians also held an advantage from the free throw line converting 14 of 28 from the stripe, with Baldwin hitting on 5 of 15.

The team will enjoy an off day on Sunday, and will be back in action on Monday in a noon run with Nazareth Academy.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Girls Basketball Roundup; Indians, Witches Cruise

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Cambridge 52  Stillwater 27

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Lilly Phillips 15      Stasia Epler 12      Sophie Phillips 10         Warriors – Molly Sheehan 6      Brooke Pickett 6      Trinity Cutler 6

The Indians jumped out to a 27-5 lead after the first period, and coasted to their 10th win in as many outings. Cambridge drilled six triples, and defensively shut down the Warriors holding their guests to single digits in every quarter.

 

Greenwich 70  Spa Catholic 22

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 19      Adrianna Rojas 17      Tess Merrill 10     Saints – Katie Cronin 5

Greenwich (9-2), held the Saints to single numbers in three of the four frames, and put nine players in the scoring column in posting the one-sided decision over Spa Catholic.