Glens Falls superstar Joseph Girard III was named the Class B Player of the Year when the New York State Sportswriters Association revealed its boys basketball all-state teams in Class B, Class C and Class D this week.
The Syracuse University-bound senior guard capped his record-breaking career by averaging 48.7 points per game and guiding the Indians to the state and Federation championships. Girard scored more than 4,000 points in his career, easily eclipsing the previous state record by more than 1,300 points.
Twenty-eight Section 2 players received All-State team honors. They are as follows:
Second team – Shane O’Dell (Schalmont)
10th team – Justice Brantley (Catskill)
12th team – Trent Girard (Glens Falls)
13th team – Messiah Mallory (Watervliet)
14th team – Jackson Atty (Fonda-Fultonville)
16th team – LJ Randle (Schalmont)
Honorable mention – Matthew Boyle (Johnstown), Nick Budesheim (Schuylerville) and Lavon Fernandez (Hudson)
First team – Mason Flatley (Lake George)
Second team – Chris Becker (Lake George)
Fifth team – Jon Kempf (Hoosick Falls)
Sixth team – Garrett Delaney (Mayfield)
Seventh team – Nate Mannion (Maple Hill)
Ninth team – Trevon Gifford (Mayfield)
Honorable mention – Danny McMahon (Hadley-Luzerne), Zeke Pulliam (Berne-Knox-Westerlo), Luke VanSlyke (Canajoharie). Tristan Williams (Hoosick Falls) and Jarrett Williams (Granville)
First team – Tyler Leon (OESJ)
Third team – Jack Brundage (OESJ)
Fourth team – Peyton Lufkin (Argyle)
Honorable mention – Bryan Bathrick (Germantown), Gavin Darfler (Hartford), Anthony Girard (North Warren), Luke Loso (Fort Ann) and Nate Reidell (Northville)
The Class AA and A all-state teams will be revealed next week.
No. 7 Northville used a 14-2 run in the second quarter to break open a close game and pull away for a 53-34 victory over No. 10 Fort Edward in the opening round of the Section 2 Class D boys basketball playoffs Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Nate Reidell hit three shots from behind the three-point line on his way to a 20-point night for Northville, which advances to a quarterfinal match-up against No. 2 Germantown Saturday, Feb. 23, at Stillwater High School. T.J. Wadsworth contributed 16 points, and Jason Ellsworth added 10 points for the Falcons.
James Bombard had 11 points, and Cameron Sullivan chipped in with 10 points for Fort Edward. Continue reading “Section 2 Class D boys basketball playoffs: Northville, New Lebanon among opening round winners”
The top four seeds advanced to the Section 2 Class D girls basketball playoffs with quarterfinal wins Tuesday, Feb. 19.
No. 1 seed Fort Edward survived a defensive battle against Adirondack League rival Whitehall to move on with a 38-27 victory. The Flying Forts built a 17-13 halftime lead before gradually pulling away from the eighth-seeded Railroaders.
Gabby Thomas made three shots from behind the three-point line on her way to an 18-point night for Fort Edward. Zoe Eggleston led Whitehall with 13 points. Continue reading “Section 2 girls basketball: Top four Class D seeds advance to semifinals”
By ROB JONAS
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Brackets for the Section 2 boys basketball playoffs were revealed Wednesday, Feb. 13, and there were not many surprises.
Bethlehem (Class AA), Troy (Class A), Schalmont (Class B), Lake George (Class C) and Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville (Class D) were named the top seeds by the Section 2 committee. Of the five No. 1 seeds, only Schalmont (19-1) was a mild surprise, as the Sabres were chosen over Foothills Council champion Glens Falls (19-1), which has only an out-of-state loss this season. Schalmont suffered an 80-69 loss to Colonial Council rival LaSalle Thursday, Feb. 7, for its only setback of the season, but grabbed the top seed due to a better strength of schedule, according to boys basketball chairman Will Ferguson.
“They were so close that Schalmont’s [seeding] points were only slightly ahead on the sheet,” said Fergsuon. “Then, there was the schedule … the number of AA’s and A;s played vs. the B’ and C’s they played against each other. One of the other key factors was Schalmont knocked off Troy, which was the No. 1 seed for the A’s.” Continue reading “Section 2 boys basketball: Bethlehem, Troy, Schalmont, Lake George and OESJ receive No. 1 seeds”
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Section 2 announced its brackets for this year’s girls basketball tournament Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Shenendehowa (Class AA), Averill Park (Class A), Tamarac (Class B), Cambridge (Class C) and Fort Edward (Class D) are the No. 1 seeds in their respective brackets. Shen, Averill Park and Fort Edward received byes into the quarterfinals.
Preliminary round games in Class B and C are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14. Opening round games in Class AA, Class A and Class D take place Friday, Feb. 15. Continue reading “Section 2 girls basketball playoffs: Shenendehowa, Averill Park, Tamarac, Cambridge and Fort Edward receive top seeds”
After scoring one point in the first quarter, Whitehall outscored Granville 36-10 over the final three quarters to defeat the Golden Horde 37-20 Friday, Jan. 11, in an Adirondack League girls basketball game.
Zoe Eggleston and Ashlyn Groesbeck each scored nine points for the Railroaders. Groesbeck hit three shots from behind the three-point arc.
Haley Corlew had seven points for Granville, including a pair of three-pointers. Continue reading “Adirondack League girls basketball: Whitehall rebounds from rough start to defeat Granville”
Northville outscored Salem 38-16 over the course of the second and third quarters on its way to a 58-44 victory over the Generals Monday, Jan. 7, in a non-league boys basketball game.
Nate Reidell led the Falcons with 19 points, including four three-pointers. Jason Ellsworth had a double-double with 16 points and 18 rebounds, and T.J. Wadsworth chipped in with 13 points as Northville (5-7) collected its fifth win of the season. Continue reading “Non-league boys basketball: Northville surges past Salem”
Lake George outscored Hartford 42-15 in the second half to pull away for an 80-38 victory over the Tanagers Tuesday, Dec. 4, in an Adirondack League boys basketball game.
Chris Becker and Luke Pelchar each recorded double-doubles for Lake George. Becker led the way with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Pelchar chipped in with 11 points and 12 boards. Juan Garcia contributed 10 points, and Alex Leonelli added six assists.
Gavin Darfler had 13 points and seven rebounds for Hartford, and Brandon Harrington netted nine points.
By ROB JONAS
SARATOGA SPRINGS – One race lived up to its pre-event billing, while another showdown never materialized at Friday’s Section 2 Cross Country Championships at a soggy Saratoga Spa State Park.
The Class A boys race turned into a battle royale between Shenendehowa and Saratoga Springs, with the Plainsmen pulling out a three-point victory over the Blue Streaks, 60-63. Saratoga had two of the top four runners in the race, but Shen’s pack mentality proved to be the deciding factor.
“Our sixth and seventh runners beat Saratoga’s fifth runner. That was the game right there,” said Shen boys head coach Lance Jordan. Continue reading “A look back at the Section 2 Cross Country Championships”
Shenendehowa (AA), Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake (A), Broadalbin-Perth (B), Voorheesville (C) and Galway (D) are the No. 1 seeds in their respective classes for the 2018 Section 2 girls volleyball tournament.
Brackets were released Tuesday, Oct. 23, with first round matches scheduled to begin Wednesday, Oct. 24. The match-ups are as follows: Continue reading “Section 2 girls volleyball seedings are announced”