Section 2 Class A girls basketball playoffs: Amsterdam wins 2OT thriller against Troy

Jackie Stanavich scored 32 points to lead No. 3 Amsterdam to a 70-64 double overtime victory over No. 6 Troy in the Section 2 Class A girls basketball playoffs Thursday, Feb. 21, at Queensbury High School.

The Flying Horses rallied from a 12-point deficit in the third quarter to take a four-point lead late in the fourth quarter before the Running Rams tied the score at 52-52. The lead changed hands several times in the first overtime period before ending with the score knotted at 60-60, but Amsterdam outscored Troy 10-4 in the second extra stanza to pull out the win.

Andi Gannon contributed 16 points for Amsterdam, which advanced to Wednesday’s semifinal against No. 2 Queensbury at Hudson Valley Community College. Alaina Holmes netted 24 points for Troy.

Queensbury handled No. 10 Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 75-33 in Thursday’s quarterfinal round. Queensbury pulled away with a 20-6 run in the second quarter and sealed the victory by outscoring BH-BL 25-7 in the third period.

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Hailey Ballard led a balanced Queensbury attack with 16 points. Abby Doin chipped in with 13 points, and Hope Sullivan added 11 points in her second game back from an ankle injury. Callie Chevalier had 23 of BH-BL’s 33 points.

Wednesday’s other Class A semifinal pits No. 1 Averill Park against No. 4 Academy of the Holy Names after both teams won their quarterfinal contests Thursday. Averill Park sailed past Suburban Council rival Ballston Spa 67-36, while Holy Names defeated No. 5 Gloversville 55-44.

Anna Jankovic scored 15 points to lead Averill Park, which outscored No. 8 Ballston Spa 35-11 over the course of the second and third quarters to take control. Kelsey Wood had 13 points, and EmmaLee Morgan added 10 points for the Warriors. Halle Wright led Ballston Spa with 11 points.

Grace Field poured in 25 points to guide Holy Names to its quarterfinal win over Gloversville. Kendra Lavery paced Gloversville with 18 points, and Harmony Philo chipped in with 16 points.


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