Wasaren League boys basketball: Tamarac continues its upward trajectory with victory over Mechanicville

After winning three games in 2017-18, the Tamarac boys basketball team continued its ascent of the Wasaren League standings with a 70-63 victory over Mechanicville Friday, Jan. 4.

Jacob DeFreest led five players in double digits with 17 points for the Bengals, who improved to 4-1 in the league and 7-2 overall. Dalton Maxon had a double-double with 11 points and 18 rebounds, while Bo Catherwood and Frank Zotto each added 13 points. Anthony Ciampolillo chipped in with 11 points.

Devin Garland had 20 points, and Nick Billert registered 13 points for the Red Raiders (3-2, 5-4). Luci D’Ambro and Josh Germain each added 12 points.

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Elsewhere in the Wasaren League, Hoosick Falls handled Greenwich 67-45. Jon Kempf poured in 25 points, and Brennan Andrew contributed 16 points for the Panthers, who outscored the Witches 29-13 in the fourth quarter.

Carson Mosher had 13 points for Greenwich.

Cambridge jumped out to a 19-7 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 65-32 victory over Berlin. Nick Murphy had 18 points, and Matthew Romack chipped in with 15 points for the Indians. Malachi Ritter scored nine points for the Mountaineers.

Waterford-Halfmoon fended off Hoosic Valley 58-54. The Fordians led 19-8 after the first quarter and carried a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter before the Indians closed the gap.

Evan Fairclough and Michael Talavera each scored 14 points for Waterford-Halfmoon. Matt Rowe netted 15 points for Hoosic Valley, and Derek Eddy added 14 points.

Stillwater won a defensive battle with Saratoga Central Catholic 46-35. Grant Baker registered 13 points, and James Galarneau added 11 points for the Warriors, who scored 12 of the game’s last 15 points. Nick Condry had nine points for the Saints.

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