Zero Gravity Tourney; Panthers, Indians Fall

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Hoosick Falls and Hoosic Valley played in the Zero Gravity Tournament at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls on Sunday and both Wasaren squads came away with defeats.

Lake George 55  Hoosick Falls 30

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Chris Becker 20        Mason Flatley 13        Luke Pelcher 10   Falls – Tristan Williams 15

Key Stat:  Lake George held the Panthers to single digits in every frame while outscoring the Falls 30-14 in the second half, in posting their 44th straight victory over previously unbeaten Hoosick Falls.  Just four Hoosick Falls players scored in the contest as the Panthers fell for the first time in 13 outings this season.

 

St. Johnsville 46  Hoosic Valley 35

Leading Scorers:  St. Johnsville – Tyler Leon 20       Jack Brundage 11         Indians – Zach Ryan 14           Isaac Carlo 9

Key Stat:  St. Johnsville shutout the Valley in the first period taking a 13-0 lead and nursed that cushion the rest of the way to the “W”.

Friday Night Buckets

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It was a full slate of action in the league Friday night as the regular season heads into it’s final two weeks of the year.

Girls

Cambridge 61  Spa Catholic 24

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Lily Phillips 14         Fiona Mooney 14          Sophie Philips 12     Saints – Ashley Upson 5

Key Stat:  Cambridge to a 21-3 first quarter lead and never looked back, drilling eight treys on the night in posting the easy victory over Spa Catholic. Continue reading

Boys Basketball; Blazing Five

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A look at the top five individuals and teams from the Wasaren in selected categories.

Standings

Battenkill

Waterford       4-4, 7-5

Hoosic Valley   4-5, 6-8

Spa Catholic     3-6, 6-8

Cambridge       2-6, 4-9

Berlin               0-8, 1-10

 

Hudson

Hoosick Falls      7-0, 10-0

Tamarac             7-2, 10-3

Mechanicville      6-2, 8-4

Greenwich           4-4, 8-5

Stillwater             4-4, 5-8

 

Scoring – Individual

Jon Kempf                        Hoosick Falls            19.6

Tristan Williams                Hoosick Falls            19.1

Bobby Valigorski               Waterford                17.6

John Walsh                        Greenwich               17.3

Frank Zotto                        Tamarac                  13.3

 

Scoring – Team

Hoosick Falls       65.7

Waterford            62.9

Mechanicville       61.0

Greenwich           57.8

Spa Catholic         54.1

 

Points Allowed

Hoosick Falls          43.0

Hoosic Valley          45.3

Greenwich               49.5

Stillwater                 51.3

Mechanicville           53.4

 

Made Threes – Individual

Jordan Catone           Spa Catholic                  28

John Walsh                Greenwich                     27

CJ Bassett                  Hoosic Valley                24

Devin Garland            Mechanicville                22

Josh Germaine            Mechanicville                22

 

Made Threes – Team

Spa Catholic                83

Greenwich                   77

Hoosic Valley               68

Waterford                    66

Mechanicville               64

 

Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week

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

The freshman guard scored seven points in a 58-33 win over Hoosick Falls on Tuesday but saved her best effort of the week for Friday night, pouring in 21 points, including five from behind the arc to lead the Indians to a come-from-behind 57-53 “W” over the Red Raiders of Mechanicville.

Congratulations to Stasia, this week’s  Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

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‘Twas the night before Christmas and in the North Pole

final prep for the big night was taking it’s toll.

Santa and his crew were under the gun

getting gifts ready for holiday fun.

“We need a break”, said Santa, “from the holiday toil and stress

to ensure our package delivery is done with skill and finesse.”

“A game of basketball”, thought Old St. Nick

“Surely a spirited run will do the trick.”

Yes the big man could shoot it and the elves played good “D”

the reindeer rebound and run, it was something to see.

An opponent that’s worthy was next on the list

“I’ve got it”, yelled Santa with a shake of his first.

“A team of all-stars we’ll play from the Wasaren league

their best girls and boys will test us indeed.”

Four quarters of basketball early on Christmas eve

allowed Santa enough time to deliver to those who believe.

The all-stars were stacked with players that could score

Williams, Erickson, Brophy and more.

Zotto, Walsh and Sami D

Germaine and Phillips shooting the three.

The game was intense, spirted, well played throughout

tied with 10 seconds left when Mrs. Claus called timeout.

Mrs. C and Coach Lilac had been dueling all night,

drawing up plays setting things just right.

“We’ll run a down screen for Chris, Dasher you do the honor

if you don’t have a look Dear, go corner to Donor.”

But the Kringle Man was open and he bottomed his “J”

and then he and his reindeer ran to his sleigh.

“Thanks for the game”, called Santa as he drove out of sight

“And Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.”