Hoosick Falls 76 Waterford 57
Leading Scorers: Panthers – Jon Kempf 24 Tristan Williams 22 Max Kipp 12 Fordians – Michael Talavera 27
The Falls held a 34-18 advantage at the half with Williams scoring 18 points to lead the way. After the break Kempf took charge hitting for 22 of his 24 points in the Panthers 55th straight Wasaren victory.
Spa Catholic 83 Greenwich 65
Leading Scorers: Saints – Anthony Barile 32 Robbie Bolen 20 Jordan Catone 19 Witches – Alex Curtis 20
A 25-9 first frame by the Saints set the tone as Spa Catholic played with a working margin throughout, in posting the “W” over Greenwich. The Saints bottomed 13 triples in the game with the high-scoring Barile connecting on six.
Stillwater 47 Cambridge 42
Leading Scorers: Warriors – CJ McNeil 15 James Galarneau 11 Indians – Jeffrey Burke 13 Soyer Matteson 12
The Warriors built a 37-26 lead after three periods and held off the Indians for the victory. Stillwater enjoyed a big advantage at the free throw line converting on 13 of 24 chances while Cambridge was just I of 2 from the stripe.
Hoosic Valley 48 Hoosick Falls 40
Leading Scorers: Indians – Sam Lanoue 13 Ashlyn Chartier 12 Panthers – Logan Thayne 24 Maddie Walker 11
The Valley held a 29-16 lead at the half and rode that cushion after the break to the victory. The Indians held the Falls to single numbers in the first and second periods and allowed just three Panthers to score on the night.
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Hoosick Falls 78 Greenwich 61
Leading Scorers: Falls – Jon Kempf 29 Tristan Williams 18 Dimitri Rose 13 Max Kipp 12 Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 30 Sam Howard 12 Christian O’Brien 11
In a game close throughout, the Panthers led by four midway through the fourth, but closed things out with a 17-4 run to notch the home victory.
Spa Catholic 89 Berlin/New Lebanon 30
Leading Scorers: Saints – Hayden Day 21 Jordan Catone 15 Anthony Barile 13 Robbie Bolen 10 Mountaineers – Brandon Rifenburg 7
The Saints held Berlin/New Lebanon to single numbers in each of the final three frames in posting the one-sided “W” over the Mountaineers.
Waterford 62 Hoosic Valley 49
Leading Scorers: Fordians – Michael Talavera 17 TJ Kelley 17 Jake Houle 10 Indians – CJ Bassett 15 Logan Reilly 13
The Valley held a 28-27 lead at the half but the Fordians outscored their hosts 35-21 over the final two periods to capture the road win.
Stillwater 61 Tamarac 44
Leading Scorers: Warriors – James Galarneau 20 Josh Luca 15 Bengals – Zachary Rice 13
Stillwater built a 40-20 first half advantage and coasted through the final two quarters to the home victory.
Greenwich 61 Corinth 39
Leading Scorers: Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 19 Sam Howard 11 Christian O’Brien 11 Alex Curtis 10 Tomahawks – Melville 8
Greenwich put four players in doubles and won every quarter in the easy non-league victory over Corinth
Voorheesville 72 Waterford 63
Leading Scorers: Blackbirds – Zaveon Little 28 Anthony Puma 15 Tanner Tedesco 13 Jack Barringer 10 Fordians – TJ Kelley 25 Michael Talavera 23
The Fordians held a two point advantage heading into the final frame but Voorheesville used a 22-11 quarter to post the “W” in the championship game of the Waterford Holiday Tournament.
Voorheesville’s Zaveon Little was named tournament MVP while both TJ Kelley and Michael Talavera of Waterford were named to the all-tournament team.
Niskayuna 67 Mechanicville 44
Leading Scorers: Nisky – Ethan St. Lucia 21 Darian Parker 15 Jaden Giammattei 11 Red Raiders 16
Niskayuna ran out to a 38-17 halftime lead in posting the non-league win over the Raiders.
Greenwich 67 Corinth 44
Leading Scorers: Witches – Adrianna Rojas 20 Molly Brophy 15 Tomahawks – Maddie DeLisle 14 Miranda Dockum 11
Greenwich won every quarter and had 10 players score in the one-sided victory over the Tomahawks.
Here’s a look at the top five individuals and teams from the Wasaren in a few offensive categories.
Hoosick Falls 3-1
Hoosic Valley 4-3
Spa Catholic 2-3
Berlin/New Leb. 1-2
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Cambridge 47 Hoosick Falls 39
Leading Scorers: Indians – Sophie Phillips 22 (5 3’s) Lily Phillips 11 Panthers – Logan Thayne 15
In a close game throughout the Indians defense kept the Panthers in the 30’s while Phillips twins combined for 33 points themselves in notching the “W” in a battle of undefeated squads.
Greenwich 59 Hoosic Valley 47
Leading Scorers: Witches – Molly Brophy 29 Valley – Ashlyn Chartier 13 Sam Lanoue 11
Greenwich led 12-7 after one, and closed with a 15-10 fourth period to get past the Indians in Schaghticoke. Brophy’s 29 was fueled by four triples, and 7 of 10 from the free throw line.
Tamarac 70 Saratoga Catholic 40 Continue reading
HERE IS THE LINK TO THE RECAP OF FRIDAY NIGHTS WASAREN BASKETBALL
Congratulations to Waterford basketball player Michael Talavera on being named Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.
Talavera opened the season with a 34 point effort in a 105-20 victory over Heatly in the first round of the Waterford Tip-Off Tournament and poured in 27 points the next night in the Fordians 75-53 win over Salem.
This past Friday the senior guard scored 27 points including four triples, in the Fordians 64-63 win over Schoharie.
Congratulations to Michael, our newest Wasaren Sportsnet Player of the Week.
Hoosic Valley 40 Tamarac 36
Leading Scorers: Valley Sami Dickinson 16 Ashlyn Chartier 12 Bengals – Jordyn Sorel 12
Key Stat: In a defensive battle where the Bengals managed just one double digit quarter, the game was tied after three frames, but the Valley used a 12-8 fourth period to notch the “W”.
Hoosick Falls 45 Emma Willard 23
Leading Scorers: Falls – Logan Thayne 21 Jesters – Molly Zahnleuter 22
Key Stat: While Zahnleuter had a big scoring night the Panthers defense limited her Jester teammates to just one point in the contest.
Mechanicville 58 Catholic Central 32 (Thursday night)
Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Charli Goverski 18 Amy DiSiena 15 Crusaders – Sarah Mattfeld 12
Key Stat: The Raiders held Catholic Central to single numbers in each quarter, and slowly pulled away to earn the non-league victory.
Waterford 64 Schoharie 63
Leading Scorers: Fordians – Mike Talavera 27 TJ Kelley 17 Indians – Shane Helmstadt 20 John Blackwood 16
Key Stat: Trailing 20-10 after the first, the Fordians scored 42 points over the middle two quarters and took a 52-39 advantage into the final frame where they held on for the “W”.
Head Coach: Brian Eastman
2018-19 Record: 12-9
Key Returning Players: Mike Talavera Evan Fairclough TJ Kelley Gavin Bodah Dom Pontore
I saw the Fordians just once last season and that was in the Wasaren championship game against Hoosick Falls. They took the Panthers down to the wire in that one and I came away impressed with Waterford.
Well the Fordians return plenty of talent from last year’s group starting with Mike Talavera and TJ Kelley. Over the weekend in the Waterford Tip-Off Tournament, Talavera enjoyed 34 and 27 point outings with Kelley adding 16 and 20 point efforts as the Fordians cruised to the tournament championship.
Coach Eastman has liked what he’s seen in the preseason saying, “They are working hard each day.”
Eastman touts, “Quickness and work ethic,” as the Fordians main strengths of which there seem to be many.
“For us to be successful this year we must rebound and continue to get better each day,” added the head coach.
As for title contenders in the Wasaren, Eastman echoed what many have said, “Until somebody proves they can beat Hoosick Falls they are the favorites.”
“Team toughness,” is a phrase Eastman would like people to associate with his team this season.
That trait was evident watching the Fordians a season ago and if they can bring that to the floor again this year, look for Waterford to fill the win column and once again vie for a Wasaren title.