Girls Basketball; Saints, Bengals Notch Wins

Spa Catholic 28 Hoosic Valley 22

Leading Scorers: Saints – Allison Motler 12 Valley – Sophia Squires 11

Key Stat: The Saints defensively held Hoosic Valley to single numbers in every period.

Take Away: Saratoga Catholic used a 13-8 advantage in the final frame to post the win on Senior night.

Greenwich 82 Stillwater 20

Leading Scorers: Witches – Grace Autiello 19 Brooke Kuzmich 18 Arianna Rojas 15 Norah Niesz 10 M. Smith 10

Key Stat: Greenwich outscored their hosts 35-3 in the first quarter.

Take Away: The Witches put five players in doubles, rolling to their eighth win of the year.

Tamarac 66 Waterford 15

Leading Scorers: Bengals – Myanna Faraj 21 Abbie Yetto 13 Fordians – Sophia Belonga 8

Key Stat: Tamarac allowed 15 points on the night, and shut out Waterford in the final period.

Take Away: Nine Bengals scored led by Faraj’s 21, as Tamarac notches the easy, home “W”.

Monday Roundup; Cambridge, Witches, Raiders Notch Wins

Cambridge 69   Spa Catholic 43

Leading Scorers:  Cambridge – Stasia Epler 28 ( 7 3’s)   Sammi Crandall 17      Saints – Allison Motler 15      Ahsley Upson 15

Key Stat:  Cambridge held an 11-3 advantage in made threes led by Epler’s seven hits from deep.

Take Away:  Cambridge won every quarter in pulling away from the Saints and securing the home “W”.



Mechanicville 77   Waterford 35

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders –  Tyler Eiseman 16    Joe Devito 12    James Doty 10                              Fordians – Gavin Bodah 16 

Key Stat:  Mechanicville ran out to a 23-8 lead after the first eight minutes.

Take Away:  The Raiders put 10 players in the scoring column, three in doubles, as Mechanicville posts the comfortable win, in moving to 7-1 on the season.


Greenwich 70   Hoosick Falls 44

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 33     Jacob Ziehm 13     Joe Skiff 10      Panthers – Jake Sparks 25

Key Stat:  A 21-8 advantage in the second frame gave Greenwich a 31-17 lead at halftime.  

Take Away:  Greenwich rides a big night by Kuzmich to the home “W”.

Friday Night Hoops


Mechanicville 70   Tamarac 45

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Lila Christensen 16    Chloe Goverski 14    Jill Germain 10    Hailey Phelps 12    Allie Kenyon 9        Bengals – Myanna Faraj 18

Key Stat:  A 21-6 second frame gave the Raiders control.

Take Away:  Mechanicville nearly put five players in doubles and bottomed seven triples in posting yet another convincing “W”. 


Cambridge 58   Stillwater 22

Leading Scorers:  Cambridge – Schuylar Nolan 13   Sammi Crandall 12   Stasia Epler 10    Tristan Crandall 9      Warriors – Charisma Salecker 9

Key Stat:  Cambridge held the Warriors scoreless over the middle two periods.

Take Away:  Cambridge drilled eight three balls, nearly put four players in doubles, and gave up just 22 points defensively in notching their second win of the week.



Tamarac 75   Mechanicville 60

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Joey Poulin 20   Zachary Rice 19   James Blake 19     Red Raiders – Tyler Eisman 20   Fen Egan 11   Joe Devito 10

Key Stat:  Tamarac held a 10-5 advantage in made threes.

Take Away:  The Bengals trailed 18-15 after the first quarter, but won each of the next three periods, including a 24-14 second frame, in securing their ninth win in ten outings, over a previously unbeaten Mechanicville squad.  


Stillwater 65   Cambridge 28

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Jaxson Meuller 15   Thomas McDonough 15    Joe McDonough 13   CJ McNeil 13       Cambridge – Mason MacDougall 11

Key Stat:  Stillwater opened with a 26-3 first period.

Take Away:  The Warriors put four players in doubles, exploded with 26 first quarter points, and have won seven of their last eight runs.     

Wednesday Night Buckets, Valley Tops the Falls

Hoosic Valley 57   Hoosick Falls 43

Leading Scorers:  Valley – Isaiah Eckler 15    Tyler Eddy 11   Logan Reilly 11   Lane Carner 11      Falls – Miles Smith 21   Connor Jones 10

Key Stat:  The Valley outscored their hosts 14-5 in the final period.

Take Away:  The Valley put four players in doubles and used that balanced attack and a strong fourth quarter to get past the Panthers.


Stillwater 79   Berlin/New Lebanon 43

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – Carter Wincheins 22   Jaxson Meuller 20   CJ McNeil 12     Mountaineers – Chris Short 13

Key Stat:  A 17-2 second period gave Stillwater control.

Take Away:  Stillwater ran out to a 45-16 halftime lead and cruised to the road win over the Mountaineers.


Tamarac 69   Cambridge 20

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Joey Poulin 14   Zachary Rice 11   Tyler Sears 10        Cambridge –  Dilion Hughes 5

Key Stat:  The Bengals held Cambridge to single numbers in every period.

Take Away:  Tamarac scored 26 first quarter points, more than enough to secure the “W”.


Waterford 90   Hawthorne Valley 35

Leading Scorers:  Fordians – Gavin Bodah 24   Lucas Cassin 12   Derrick Pontore 11

Key Stat:  A 32-10 first frame for Waterford set the tone for the night.

Take Away:  The Fordians hang 90 on the board in cruising to the one-sided, non-league decision.    

Raiders, Saints Post Wins

Mechanicville 45  Shaker 37

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Fen Egan 14   Colin Richardson 11     Shaker – CJ Haner 11

Key Stat:  The Raiders converted on 14 of 23 free throws, while Shaker was just 4 of 7 from the line.

Take Away:  Mechanicville, in a tight game throughout, used a 15-8 advantage in the final period to notch the “W” over the AA Blue Bison.


Spa Catholic 57   Berlin/New Lebanon 33

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Ashley Upson 24   Katie Cronin 12      Mountaineers – McKenzie Krause 12

Key Stat:  The Saints held Berlin/New Lebanon to single numbers in three of the four periods.

Take Away:  Spa Catholic won every quarter in pulling away from the Mountaineers and posting the road victory.

Holiday Hoops; Valley Earns Title in OT

Hoosic Valley 69   Maple Hill 67  OT

Leading Scorers:  Valley – Logan Reilly 27   Isaiah Eckler 19      Maple Hill – Brady Cole 23     Ethan Harrington 17     Ben Marra 15

Key Stat: Hoosic Valey knotted things with a 16-9 fourth period, sending the game into overtime.

Take Away:  The Valley posts the come-from-behind “W”, in the championship game of the Maple Hill Holiday Tournament, with Reilly earning MVP honors, and Eckler an all-tourney team selection.



Greenwich 74   Hudson Falls 38

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Adrianna Rojas 19   Brooke Kuzmich 15      Tigers – Ashleyn Hutchinson 12

Key Stat:  A 25-10 first quarter by the Witches set the tone for the game.

Take Away:  The Witches had little trouble here, outscoring the Tigers in every period to notch the nonleague win.  


Fonda 46   Cambridge 32

Leading Scorers:  Braves – Kyla Smith 17   Marilyn Whitcavitch 12     Cambridge – Schuylar Nolan 16

Key Stat:  Fonda held Cambridge to single numbers in each quarter.

Take Away:  Fonda won every period, slowly pulling away from Cambridge in the Shen/Impact Holiday Tournament.


Albany Academy 58   Mechanicville 53

Leading Scorers:  Academy – Saige Randolph 24     Red Raiders – Jill Germain 16   Chloe Goverski 16   Allie Kenyon 10

Key Stat:  Academy outscored the Raiders 30-21 over the middle two frames to gain some breathing room.

Take Away:  In a tight game throughout Academy holds off the Raiders in the final period, at the Shen/Impact Holiday Tournament.    

Hardwood Results


Hoosic Valley 50  Ichabod Crane 38

Leading Scorers:  Valley – Isaiah Eckler 17   Logan Reilly 16   Jeff Finkle 10     IC – Dan Warner 11

Key Stat:  The Valley defense held Crane to 10 points or less in three of the four quarters.

Take Away:  Hoosic Valley moves to the championship run in the Maple Hill Holiday Tournament, facing the tourney hosts at 4:30.  


Glens Falls 45  Hoosick Falls 38

Leading Scorers:  GF – Kellen Driscoll 14   Vincent Westfall 13     Panthers – Jake Sparks 15

Key Stat:  Glens Falls held the Panthers to 13 second half points,

Take Away:  Hoosick Falls held a 25-22 lead at the break, before a tough second half offensively.  


Tamarac 64   Utica Academy of Science 57

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Zachary Rice 30   Joey Poulin 14   James Blake 11   Academy – Machteng 16   Taylor 10

Key Stat:  Tamarac converted on 18 of 26 from the line, while Academy made 10 of 21.

Take Away:  Trailing 20-17 after the first eight minutes, Tamarac outscored Academy 39-21 over the next two quarters, to take control, on their way to the “W” over the number one ranked Class B school in the state. 



Tamarac 51  Lansingburgh 36

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – M. Faraj 21   S. Phillips 16      Knights – K. Genevie 17

Key Stat:  Tamarac outscored the Burgh 18-7 in the final frame.

Take Away:  Faraj and Phillips combine to outscore Lansingburgh thanks to a solid defensive effort by the Bengals.  


Mechanicville 47  Fonda 24

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Chloe Goverski 16   Hailie Phelps 12      Fonda – Marilyn Whitcavitch 10

Key Stat:  Mechanicville held Fonda to single numbers in every period.

Takw Away:  The Raiders post the win in the Shen/Impact Holiday Tournament and move on to a second-round matchup with Albany Academy.


Albany Academy 47  Cambridge 32

Leading Scorers:  Academy – Meleena Ottati 15   Saige Randolph 13     Cambridge – Stasia Epler 15

Key Stat:  Academy used a 15-7 fourth period to close things out.

Take Away:  It was a two-possession game with under four minutes to play, before Albany Academy scored the final nine points of the contest to secure the win in the Shen/Impact Holiday Tournament.  Cambridge will face Fonda today in second round action.

Holiday Tournament Action


Hoosick Falls 72  Galway 44

Leading Scorers:  Falls – Jake Sparks 15   Jack Cavanaugh 12   Miles Smith 10     Galaway – Ryan Pudney 12   Zach Kenyon 11

Key Stat:  The Panthers outscored Galway 42-11 over the middle two frames.

Take Away:  After an even first quarter the Falls dominated the rest of the way and put nine players in the scoring column in the opening round of the Glens Falls Holiday Tournament.


Bishop Maginn 59  Spa Catholic 56

Leading Scorers:  Maginn – Shawn Martinez 15   Quanire Greene 12     Saints – Robby Bolen 20   Mark Hmura 18

Key Stat:  Maginn converted on 10 of 11 from the stripe, while Spa Catholic didn’t attempt a free throw in the game.

Take Away:  The Saints trailed 57-56 with the ball and seconds remaining, but came up just short in the championship game of the Catholic School Classic.


Granville 74  Cambridge 34

Leading Scorers:  Golden Horde – Cody Nelson 17   Caleb Nelson 15   Matt Barlow 14    Cambridge – Jackson Thomas 13

Key Stat:  Leading 31-19 at the half, a 27-8 third period gave the Horde control.

Take Away:  Cambridge managed just one double digit quarter in the first round of the Granville Holiday Tournament.  

Wednesday Night Hoops

Tamarac 77  Hoosick Falls 35

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Zach Rice 27    Joey Poulin 18     James Blake 13     Falls – Jake Sparks 11

Key Stat:  Tamarac, leading 37-21 at the break, put the game away with a 29-6 third period.

Take Away:  The Bengals put three players in doubles and held the Panthers to single numbers in three of the quarters. 


Greenwich 71  Hoosic Valley 56

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Jesse Kuzmich 22    Jayden Hughes 15    Joe Skiff 11   Deon Tae Bennett 11   Valley – Logan Reilly 17    Jeff Finkle 13

Key Stat:  Greenwich outscored the Valley 45-26 over the middle two periods.

Take Away:  Four players reached double figures for the Witches. and as a team Greenwich converted on 17 of 21 from the line.


Stillwater 47  North Warren 34

Leading Scorers:  Warriors – CJ MacNeil 23   Thomas McDonough 11     NW – Morehouse 10

Key Stat:  Stillwater used a 17-6 final frame to pull away from visitors.

Take Away:  In a low scoring affair, MacNeil accounts for half of the Warriors offense, for a hot Stillwater squad that has won five of their last six.


Spa Catholic 37  Cambridge 26

Leading Scorers:  Saints – Mark Hmura 14   Justin Duscher 11    Cambridge – Mason MacDougall 10   Jackson Thomas 10

Key Stat:  The Saints held Cambridge to single numbers in three of the four periods.  

Take Away:  Spa Catholic prevails in a game that saw both teams, put just four players in the scoring column.

Girls Basketball; Raiders, Witches, Bengals Roll

Mechanicville 78  Waterford 15

Leading Scorers:  Red Raiders – Allie Kenyon 16   Hailey Phelps 14   Jill Germain 11   Chloe Goverski 10   Fordians – Maddy Atwood 10

Key Stat:  Mechanicville held the Fordians to single numbers in each period.

Take Away:  The Raiders put four players in doubles and notch their fourth straight win to start the season.


Greenwich 77  Hoosic Valley 22

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Brooke Kuzmich 25   Norah Niesz 23   Adrianna Rojas 15    Valley – Salisbury 12

Key Stat:  Just three Valley players reached the scoring column

Take Away:  Greenwich bottomed 10 triples and hung 30 on the board in the first frame.  


Tamarac 48  Hoosick Falls 27


Leading Scorers:  Bengals – M. Faraj 19   K. Beaudoin 10    Falls – M. Roberson 9

Key Stat:  Tamarac took control with a 20-6 first period.

Take Away:  The Bengal’s built a 32-18 advantage by halftime and closed things out in a low-scoring second half where neither squad had a double figure quarter.