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
The boys side of the Wasaren wrapped up it’s regular season on Thursday night with a trio of runs, highlighted by Hoosick Falls junior Jon Kempf scoring his 1000th career point.
Hoosick Falls 62 Greenwich 45
Leading Scorers: Panthers – Jon Kempf 27 Dimitri Rose 14 Tristan Williams 12 Witches – John Walsh 12 Carson Mosher 10
Key Stat: The Falls built a 37-19 lead at the half, on their way to the comfortable win, completing another undefeated season in league play and notching their 53rd straight Wasaren victory. Kempf with 27 points led the Panther attack, and became the fourth Hoosick Falls boys player to reach the 1000 point milestone.
Hoosic Valley 71 Berlin 30
Leading Scorers: Valley – Zach Ryan 14 Brandon Jesmain 11 Isaac Carlo 10 Derek Eddy 10 Mountaineers – Malichi Ritter 10
Key Stat: The Indians won every quarter and put 12 players in the scoring column, in posting the road win over the Mountaineers.
Stillwater 45 Cambridge 36
Leading Scorers: Warriors – Brian McNeil 12 Grant Baker 11 Indians – Ben Epler 11 Brian Hall 10
Key Stat: In a game tied 19-19 at the break Stillwater rode a 25-17 advantage over the final two periods to the “W” in Cambridge.
Greenwich 68 Salem 41
Leading Scorers: Witches – Molly Brophy 23 Tess Merrill 14 Marquita Gutasy 10 Generals – Riche 14 Boyark 11 Spencer 10
Key Stat: The Witches outscored Salem 48-17 over the middle two periods, cruising to the non-league victory.
Last night the final regular season action played out for the girls, with cross-overs and the league championship game awaiting for Tamarac and Cambridge.
Tamarac 56 Mechanicville 49
Leading Scorers: Bengals – Emily Erickson 21 Syrita Faraj 15 Red Raiders – Taylor Grayson 17 Charli Goverski 12 Amy DiSiena 11
Key Stat: In a close game throughout the Bengals used a 15-8 advantage in the third to gain some breathing room and held off the Raiders, to clinch first place in the Hudson Division.
Cambridge 49 Stillwater
Leading Scorers: Indians – Sophie Phillips 16 Lily Phillips 10 Warriors – Marley Mueller 14
Key Stat: Cambridge won each of the first three periods in pulling away from the Warriors and now set their sights on the league championship game with Tamarac, next Monday in Mechanicville.
Hoosic Valley 55 Berlin 10
Leading Scorers: Indians – Alex Rifenburg 9 Kaley Culberston 8
Key Stat: The Valley defense holds the Mountaineers to single digits in each of the first three quarters, and kept Berlin off the board entirely in the fourth.
Hoosick Falls 67 Greenwich 60
Leading Scorers: Panthers – Logan Thayne 25 Grace Wysocki 14 Lillian Hickey 10 Witches – Molly Brophy 27 Tess Merrill 20
Key Stat: The Panthers built a 37-20 lead over the first two periods and held off the Witches to post the road “W”.
Both the girls and boys basketball teams from Hoosick Falls took the floor on Monday night in make-up games facing Stillwater and Cambridge respectively. Different opponents but the night ended at each venue with the same result, a Panthers “W”.
Hoosick Falls 57 Stillwater 40
Leading Scorers: Panthers – Logan Thayne 23 Warriors – Marley Mueller 16
Key Stat: Stillwater jumped out to a 16-12 lead after one, but the Falls outscored their hosts 28-12 over the middle two frames to take control and post the comfortable win over the Warriors.
Hoosick Falls 70 Cambridge 28
Leading Scorers: Panthers – Jon Kempf 31 Tristan Williams 18 Isiah Burnett 12 Indians – Jeffrey Burke 9
Key Stat: The Falls won every quarter, held the Indians to single digits in three of the four, and with the victory the Panthers are two wins away from another perfect Wasaren campaign.
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
Two makeup games in the league on Monday saw the Greenwich girls and Mechanicville boys post victories.
Greenwich 64 Stillwater 55
Leading Scorers: Witches – Kylie Masse 21 Molly Brophy 15 Tess Merrill 10 Warriors – Marley Mueller 16 Brooke Pickett 12 Molly Sheehan 12
Key Stat: Greenwich outscored the Warriors 33-24 in the second half to pull away for the “W” in a game that was tied at the half.
Mechanicville 69 Greenwich 56
Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Josh Germaine 23 Luci D’Ambro 12 Devin Garland 10 Witches – Alex Curtis 13 Carson Mosher 10
Key Stat: The Raiders hung 48 on the board in the first half and led by 25 at the break. They cruised to the home win on the strength of 11 made triples, with the junior guard Germaine drilling seven.
A pair of non-league runs on Wednesday night saw the boys from Waterford roll over Heatly, while the Stillwater girls fell to Ichabod Crane.
Waterford 80 Heatly 48
Leading Scorers: Fordians – Bobby Valigorski 21/ 23 rebounds Michael Talavera 19 TJ Kelley 18 Heatly – D. Boodrow 16 D. Moore 12
Key Stat: The Fordians hung 53 points on the board in the first half, running out and away from Heatly, and with the “W”, running their season mark to 8-6.
Ichabod Crane 60 Stillwater 48
Leading Scorers: Riders – Madison Graham 24 Madison Kowalski 11 Audrey Duso 10 Warriors – Marley Mueller 23 Brooke Pickett 10
Key Stat: Stillwater held a 14-12 advantage after one, but the Riders won each of the last three quarters and slowly pulled away in notching the victory over the Warriors.