Friday Night Hoops



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.


Mechanicville 59  Greenwich 37 Continue reading

Hoosick Falls Defeats the Valley


While the three point shot has forever changed the game of basketball offensively, something tried and true still remains on the other end of the floor.  Good man-to-man defense wins.

The Hoosick Falls Panthers, and their ability to guard has been a cornerstone of their long run of success and it was on full display Friday night in Schaghticoke where they posted a 62-43 “W” over the Indians of Hoosic Valley.

That being said, both squads fully embrace every opportunity to pull from deep and the Panthers did just that to start thigs, opening the game with back-to-back triples from Jon Kempf and Dimitri Rose.

Kempf added a baseline jumper at the 4:25 mark giving the Falls an 8-0 start, before the Indians broke the ice on the next possession, with a corner three by Matt Rowe.

At the 2:00 mark of the period, Rose rang the bell again from deep giving the Falls a 13-3 lead, and on the next trip Kempf scored an old fashioned three point play on a bucket and one, before the Valley’s Logan Reilly finished the frame with, that’s right, a triple from the corner.

The Panthers 6’5″ center Tristan Williams opened the second period, hitting bottom from deep and Rose connected again from downtown, part of a Panther run that ballooned the advantage to 28-8 with 2:00 left in the quarter.

But the Indians finished the frame with an 8-2 spurt, fueled by 3-pointers from Reilly and Nolan Rafferty, closing the deficit to 30-16 at the half.

When Hoosic Valley’s CJ Bassett opened the third period with a long triple, the Valley faithful came alive anticipating their Indians could climb back into this one.

That feeling was short-lived.

Max Kipp immediately answered from downtown, starting a 12-0 Panthers run that gave the visitors complete control.

And while the Falls offense continued to roll, defensively them kept the Valley off the board, after the opening three by Bassett, until the 3:30 mark of the period when Reilly converted a pair of free throws.

Hoosick Falls ended the quarter with a 53-25 advantage and the while the Indians outscored the Panthers 18-9 in the final frame with Reilly knocking back three deep balls, the Falls closed things out for their 9th victory in ten outings.

On the night Kempf led all scorers with 26 points, with Rose adding 13 points and Kipp 10 to lead the Panthers.

Reilly with 17 points led Hoosic Valley who with the loss go to 4-3 on the season.





Girls Basketball; Witches, Bengals Notch Wins


Greenwich 53  Hoosick Falls 50

Leading Scorers:  Witches – Molly Brophy 20      Tess Merrill 11      Adrianna Rojas 11      Falls – Logan Thayne 15      Marley McLellan 14       Maddie Walker 13

The Panthers held a 33-20 lead at the break, but Greenwich stormed back over the final two frames to post the come-from-behind victory in Greenwich Wednesday night. Nearly half of the Witches points came from the charity stripe where Greenwich converted on 23 of 35 attempts, while the Falls made just seven trips to the line connecting six times.


Tamarac 71  Stillwater 36

Leading Scorers:  Bengals – Syrita Faraj 14       Sidney Phillips 14       Gabriella Cellucci 13    Warriors – Marley Mueller 12

Tamarac led 32-15 at halftime and used a 24-4 third period close the door and post the “W” over the Warriors.

Cambridge Moves to 8-0


There was a big game feel to the packed house in Cambridge Wednesday night with all in attendance anticipating a prime mid-season matchup between Mechanicville and Cambridge, arguably the top two girls teams in the Wasaren.

While the game proved to be a competitive run, the Indians never trailed and played with a comfortable cushion for most of the night, before walking off with the 70-44 decision over the Red Raiders.

Cambridge came out firing on all cylinders, with Sophie Phillips scoring off the opening tip, and McKayla McLenithan adding a pair of inside scores, forcing Mechanicville to take a quick timeout just 90 seconds in.

A McLenithan putback, followed by a Lily Phillips steal and score pushed the Indians lead to 10-0 and the Raiders used another timeout at the 5:19 mark to settle down and reset.

Mechanicville did just that responding with an 11-4 run.

An AJ Joseph inside bucket broke the ice, followed by a pair of triples from Jada Brown and Chloe Goverski, and when Charli Goverski scored on a scoop at the rim the Cambridge lead was trimmed to 14-11 with 3:00 remaining in the quarter.

But as was the case throughout the night, Cambridge quickly took back the momentum.  A Stasia Epler hit from deep, and a bucket and one by Lily, starting a 10-2 Indians spurt to close the period that ended with the hosts holding a 24-13 advantage.

Cambridge scored on the first possession of the second, on a nice find from Fiona Mooney to a cutting Lily Phillips, but the Indians offense suddenly went dry, giving the Raiders a window of opportunity to close the gap.

Mechanicville scored six straight on an inside deuce from Joseph, a floater from Chloe and dribble -drive by Charli Goverski to creep to within 10 at 29-19.

But Cambridge used a pair of Epler threes, the second coming at the 2:55 mark, to stem the tide, and the Indians took a 36-24 advantage into the break.

The two squads played evenly throughout the third, as Cambridge continued to hold a comfortable working margin.  The closest the Raiders would get, came when Brown scored on a sweet Euro-step move at the 5:27 mark, trimming the deficit to 38-30.

Both teams had five players score in the frame showing the depth of the two rosters.  The Indians bottomed three triples in the period with Ruth Nolan, Epler and Lily all connecting from deep, while the Raiders took the ball to the rim with Brown, Chloe and Charli Goverski all scoring on takes to the bucket.

Holding a 51-40 lead entering the final eight minutes, five points by Lily Phillips on a triple and a steal and score, sandwiched around six points from Mooney gave Cambridge a 62-40 advantage and the Indians closed things out over the remaining 4:30 to notch their eighth victory in as many outings.

Charli Goverski with 13 points and Jada Brown with 11 led Mechanicville (6-3), who will travel to Saratoga on Friday to face the Saints of Spa Catholic.

Cambridge placed four players in doubles with Lily Phillips scoring 19, Stasia Epler 16, Sophie Phillips 14 and Fiona Mooney adding 11 points for the Indians who will host the Witches of Greenwich on Friday night.







Tuesday Night Results


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.

Mechanicville Tops Cambridge


On a night where points are hard to come by the team that puts together a run or two typically notches the “W” and the homestanding Red Raiders of Mechanicville managed to do just that, in posting the 53-35 victory over Cambridge.

Defense was the theme of the first period to say the least, as the two squads played four minutes of scoreless basketball, before Devin Garland connected on a triple for Mechanicville. Continue reading

Cambridge Rolls Over Mt. Anthony


Cambridge 56  Mt. Anthony 27

Leading Scorers:  Indians – Sophie Phillips 18      Lily Phillips 12         Patriots – Grace Mahar 11

Cambridge ran out to a 27-6 lead after the first eight minutes, added to their cushion with a 20 point second period and cruised from there to the non-league road victory over the Patriots of Vermont.

The Indians connected on nine triples in the “W”, running their mark to a perfect 7-0 on the season with a big home matchup on Wednesday when they’ll welcome in the Red Raiders of Mechanicville.