The Section II basketball tournament kicked off Friday night with opening round action in Class C, and six Wasaren squads took the floor looking to extend their seasons with a “W”.
At night’s end only two teams, the Cambridge boys and the girls from Stillwater, were able to notch wins and advance to the next round of play.
Here’s a quick look at how things played out. Continue reading
The Section II basketball committee has spoken, yesterday releasing the pairings for the upcoming tournament in girls and boys basketball. Eight Wasaren girls teams and nine squads on the boys side of things will compete in the open format where everyone has the opportunity to compete.
Which league team, if any, can make an extended run in the second season? Here’s a quick look.
Class B: #11 Mechanicville @ # 6 Hudson #15 Tamarac @ #2 Glens Falls Continue reading
Wasaren teams squared off with each other one last time Friday night in crossover games under the league’s new format. Teams from the Battenkill division faced teams from the Hudson in a final run before sectional play.
Sunday at Skidmore College the championship for the girls and boys will be decided with Cambridge facing Tamarac at 6:30 in the girls game, and Hoosick Falls taking on Saratoga Catholic at 8:00 in the boys tip.
Mechanicville 56 Hoosic Valley 37 Continue reading
Freshman Devin Garland poured in 19 points, including five triples, to lead Mechanicville past Cohoes in a nonleague matchup Thursday night.
Nick Billert scored 16 points for the Raiders who ran out to a 40-25 advantage at the break, on their way to the comfortable victory over the Tigers.
With the win Mechanicville improves to 10-7 on the season and returns to action tonight when they host Fordians of Waterford in a Wasaren crossover game.
Mechanicville 60 Hoosick Falls 56
Leading Scorers: Red Raiders – Sammy Pasinella 19 Jada Brown 11 Taylor Grayson 10 Panthers – Logan Thayne 27 Eliza Whitman 13
Key Points: In a game tied 30-30 at the half, the Raiders used a 17-13 third period to gain the lead and held off the Falls over the final eight minutes to post the narrow victory. Continue reading
A packed Tuesday night in the Wasaren with a full slate for the boys and a pair of girls runs as well with schools trying to navigate around the pending snowstorm.
Stillwater 62 Greenwich 59
Leading Scorers: Warriors – Cooper Monast 19 Brian McNeil 15 Scott Travis 10 Witches – Carson Mosher 20 John Walsh 14 Continue reading
Cambridge 60 Hoosic Valley 56
Leading Scorers: Indians – Brenden Holcomb 15 Williams 23 Valley – John Acker 25 Brandon Napoli 11 Alec Ratelle 11
Key Points: In a game tied at the break Cambridge used a 20-11 third period to jump in front and then held off the Indians over the final eight minutes to post the win.
Hoosick Falls 71 Waterford 47 Continue reading
A full slate of action on Wednesday night in girls basketball produced little drama as just one game was decided by less than double figures. Here’s how things played out on the last day in January.
Cambridge 46 Stillwater 21
Leading Scorers: Indians – Fiona Mooney 12 Helen Mooney 10 Warriors – Marley Mueller 8
Key Points: Cambridge held the Warriors to single numbers in every quarter and used a 24-5 third period to take control, on their way to their 17th victory in as many outings. Continue reading
Hoosick Falls 62 Greenwich 47
Leading Scorers: Falls – Jon Kempf 15 Guy Milliman 15 Max Kipp 13 Evan McCart 12 Witches – Ellis Pemrick 15 Joe Smith 10
Key Points: The Panthers placed four players in doubles and won every period outscoring the Witches 26-16 after the break to notch the victory. Continue reading
A full slate in the Wasaren on a late January Friday night, and here’s how things played out.
Hoosic Valley 44 Waterford 16
Leading Scorers: Valley – Alex Rifenburg 22 Fordians – Annilise Rebel 9
Key Points: Hoosic Valley held the Fordians to single numbers in every period paving the way to an easy road victory. Continue reading