Cambridge 51 Saratoga Catholic 44
Leading Scorers: Indians – Nick Murphy 16 Brian Hall 14 Jeffrey Burke 13 Saints – Jordan Catone 21
Key Stat: The Saints connected on seven 3-pointers, five by Catone, to keep things close throughout, but Cambridge used a 17-12 fourth period to close things out and post the “W” in and all-Wasaren Class C play-in game in Cambridge. The Indians move on and will face top-seeded Lake George on Tuesday.
The Saratoga Catholic bowling team, competing in the Section II tournament held this week at Boulevard Bowl, staged a second half rally to claim the Class C-D sectional championship.
In a morning/afternoon format the Saints after three games sat in third place overall, but surged to the top spot in the afternoon finishing the six game block with total pins of 5624, besting Canajoharie (5504) and third place Hoosick Falls (5483).
Lansingburgh in Class B won the overall small school championship and will compete at the State Championships next month in Syracuse.
Micaela Barbolt (1179), Tim Barrett (1175), Zac Niles (1143), Hayden Day (1079), and LJ Lafiura (1053) brought home the schools first sectional bowling championship.
Congratulations to the Saints.
Canajoharie 48 Saratoga Catholic 44
Leading Scorers: Canjo – Monica Hartlieb 13 Mackenzie Bowerman 12 Saints – Molly O’Reilly 11 Katie Cronin 10 Ashley Upson 10
Key Stat: The Saints led 25-24 at the half, but Canajoharie used a 13-6 third period advantage to gain the lead and held off Saratoga Catholic in the final frame for the “W” in a Class C play-in. The Saints complete their season with a 4-17 mark.
The Section II tournament will have no shortage of Wasaren teams this year as eight girls squads and nine boys teams will enter second season action, that for some begins tonight.
The strength of the Wasaren girls was rewarded as the top two seeds in both Class C and Class B went to conference teams with #1 Cambridge and #2 Hoosic Valley locking it down in the C’s and #1 Tamarac and #2 Mechanicville in the B’s.
Hoosick Falls is the #2 seed in Class C while all other Wasaren boys were given seeds #9 or above meaning opening round road games for all but the Panthers. Continue reading
A crossover Friday in the Wasaren offered few surprises at the end of the night as games played out as we thought they would. A nice win for the Valley boys over Tamarac highlighted the action and here’s a closer look at all the contests from a February Friday.
Greenwich 83 Berlin 22
Leading Scorers: Witches – Molly Brophy 25 Emma Brophy 11 Tess Merrill 10 Faith Hewitt 10 Mountaineers – Kaley Culbertson 4 McKenna Jansen 4 Lockett 4
Key Stat: The Witches steamrolled Berlin with 33 points in the first period, put 10 players in the scoring column and cruised to the easy victory over the Mountaineers. Continue reading
It’s crossover weekend in the Wasaren where teams from the Hudson and Battenkill divisions play opponents with the same order of finish from the opposing division culminating with Championship Monday in Mechanicville where Cambridge and Tamarac will compete for the girls title, with Hoosick Falls and Waterford vying for the boys crown.
Here’s a quick look at the crossovers matchups. Continue reading
Only two games played out in the Wasaren on an icy Wednesday night, as Tamarac and Waterford came away with victories, and with their “W” the Fordians clinch first place in the Battenkill Division.
Waterford 65 Spa Catholic 50
Leading Scorers: Fordians – Bobby Valigorski 16 Michael Talavera 16 Evan Fairclough 13 TJ Kelley 12 Saints – Ryan McCarroll 19 Nick Condry 13
Key Stat: Waterford built a 19-9 lead after one and didn’t give it back, riding that cushion and four players in double figures to the victory, that puts the Fordians in Monday night’s championship game in Mechanicville where they’ll face the Panthers of Hoosick Falls.
Tamarac 78 Mechanicville 67
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Anthony Ciampolillo 30 Frank Zotto 23 Bo Catherwood 10 Red Raiders – Luciano D’Ambro 17 Nick Billert 16
Key Stat: In a close game throughout the Bengals used a 22-14 final frame to earn the road victory over the Raiders.
A look at the Wasaren standings and the top five teams and individuals in selected categories.
Hoosick Falls 11-0, 15-1
Tamarac 8-4, 12-6
Mechanicville 8-4, 10-6
Stillwater 7-5, 8-9
Greenwich 6-6, 11-7
Waterford 6-6, 10-6
Hoosic Valley 6-6, 8-10
Cambridge 4-7, 6-11
Spa Catholic 3-9, 6-12
Berlin 0-10, 1-12
Hoosick Falls 62.3
Jon Kempf Hoosick Falls 19.4
Tristan Williams Hoosick Falls 18.1
Bobby Valigorski Waterford 17.9
John Walsh Greenwich 17.1
Michael Talavera Waterford 14.5
Hoosick Falls 45.2
Hoosic Valley 46.9
Made Threes – Individual
Jordan Catone Spa Catholic 44
Josh Germaine Mechanicville 38
John Walsh Greenwich 38
CJ Bassett Hoosic Valley 32
Devin Garland Mechanicville 27
Made Threes – Team
Spa Catholic 113
Hoosic Valley 88
A look at the top five teams and individuals in selected categories.
Cambridge 9-1, 15-1
Hoosic Valley 8-2, 13-4
Spa Catholic 2-9, 3-16
Berlin 0-10, 0-15
Tamarac 8-2, 13-3
Mechanicville 8-2, 11-4
Greenwich 4-6, 11-6
Hoosick Falls 4-6, 8-8
Stillwater 2-8, 2-13
Logan Thayne Hoosick Falls 23.7
Molly Brophy Greenwich 23.2
Emily Erickson Tamarac 20.4
Sophie Phillips Cambridge 16.3
Lily Phillips Cambridge 15.0
Hoosick Falls 48.7
Hoosic Valley 37.7
Spa Catholic 44.8
Made Threes – Individual
Sophie Phillips Cambridge 34
Emily Erickson Tamarac 29
Taylor Grayson Mechanicville 27
Lily Phillips Cambridge 25
Charli Goverski Mechanicville 23
Made Threes – Team
Hoosick Falls 69
Hoosic Valley 64
Tamarac 45 Hoosick Falls 30
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Sarita Faraj 24 Emily Erickson 14 Panthers Logan Thayne 18
Key Stat: The Bengal defense held the Falls to single numbers in each of the first three periods as they notch the win over the Panthers.
Greenwich 73 Saratoga Catholic 28
Leading Scorers: Witches – Molly Brophy 22 Isabella Cary 12 Faith Hewitt 12 Maddy Brophy 11 Saints – Lauren Maher 9
Key Stat: The Witches put 53 points on the board in the first half and cruised from there to the one-sided decision. Continue reading