TROY – Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons turned in a strong defensive performance to defeat Section 7’s Westport 49-25 in the Class D girls basketball regionals Saturday, March 9, at Hudson Valley Community College.
The Lady Knights built a 23-10 halftime lead on Westport and closed the game on a 17-7 run to advance to next weekend’s state tournament at HVCC.
Abby Kienzle and Ava Megyari each scored 12 points to lead Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons. Megyeri sank a pair of three-pointers and made all four of her free throws. Abbey Schwoebel had 13 points for Westport.
Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons will play either Section 5’s Elba or Section 6’s Franklinville in the state semifinals Friday, March 15, at 11:45 a.m.
In Class C, Cambridge defeated Section 7 champion Moriah 60-47 in the Class C regional at Beekmantown High School. Lilly Phillips netted 22 points, and Sophie Phillips added 18 points for the Lady Indians. Cambridge meets the winner of the regional between Oakfield-Alabama (Section 5) and Maple Grove (Section 6) Friday, March 15, at 3:15 p.m. at HVCC.
Canton (Section 10) edged Mechanicville 58-57 in the Class B regional final, while West Genesee (Section 3) defeated Shenendehowa 57-50 in the Class AA regional final.
Photos by Juliana Johnston. Copyright 2019 by Capital Region HS Sports.