Colonial Council girls basketball: Big third quarter run propels Catholic Central past Albany Academy for Girls

Catholic Central used a 23-4 run in the third quarter to break open a close game and defeat Albany Academy for Girls 48-30 Friday, Jan. 18, in a Colonial Council girls basketball game.

Sarah Mattefield netted 17 points, and Riqiya Harris contributed 11 points for the Crusaders, who clung to a 19-16 halftime lead. Aaliyah Juste had 15 points for Albany Academy.

Elsewhere in the Colonial Council, Cobleskill-Richmondville defeated Schalmont 44-32 at home. The Bulldogs outscored the Sabres 11-2 in the third quarter to take control.

Sabrina Pressley scored 15 points for Cobleskill-Richmondville. Payton Graber led Schalmont with 16 points, and Emily Lenehan added 10 points.

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Mohonasen held on for a 53-47 victory over Watervliet, as Shiya Hunter led the Mighty Warriors with 17 points. Breanna Lott chipped in with 16 points for Mohonasen, which pulled away late in the fourth quarter to earn the victory.

Brianna Joyner poured in 21 points for Watervliet.

Voorheesville jumped out to a 15-4 lead in the first quarter on its way to a 53-39 victory over Lansingburgh. Olivia Barringer paced the Blackbirds with 19 points, while Maya Rhoden’s nine points led Lansingburgh.

Academy of the Holy Names built an 11-point lead in the first quarter and cruised past Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 55-38. Saniyya Adams had 15 points, and Mackenzie Ward added 12 points for Holy Names. Sara Hotaling led RCS with nine points.

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