Warrensburg remained the only undefeated Adirondack League girls basketball team with a 69-30 victory over Hadley-Luzerne Wednesday, Jan. 16.
The Eagles led the Burghers by one point after the first quarter, but Warrensburg (10-0 league, 14-0 overall) outscored Hadley-Luzerne 56-16 over the final three quarters to pull away.
Abigail Ranous poured in 23 points, and Megan Hughes contributed 20 points for Warrensburg, which entered the game ranked 10th in the New York State Sportswriters Association’s Class C poll. The Burghers are one of four Section 2 teams ranked in the top 10, with Hoosic Valley (No. 5), Cambridge (No. 6) and Maple Hill (No. 8) ahead of them.
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.
Christian Brothers Academy (Class AA), Queensbury (A), Schalmont (B), Lake George (C) and Fort Ann (D) are the No. 1 seeds in this year’s Section 2 boys soccer playoffs.
CBA earned the No. 1 seed after posting the best record in the Suburban Council (12-1-1 league, 13-1-1 overall). The Brothers – along with No. 2 Albany (11-2-1, 12-2-1), No. 3 Bethlehem (10-3-1, 12-3-1) and No. 4 Shenendehowa (10-3-1, 10-3-1) – received byes through the first round.
Queensbury (15-1-0), No. 2 Albany Academy (11-5-0), No. 3 Averill Park (6-8-2), No. 4 South Glens Falls (10-6-0) and No. 5 Mohonasen (9-5-2) all received byes in Class A.
Returning starters: Victor Hernandez (forward), Conner Monroe (forward), Shane Caunter (forward), Jay Hopper (midfield), Joe Phelps (midfield), Jack Jannings (midfield), Alfonso Hernandez (defense), Caleb Morehouse (defense), Jack Buckman (defense), John Winter (defense)
Graduated: Stephen Monroe (goalkeeper), Peter Clune (defense)
Newcomers: Ryan Hill (defense), John Conway (defense), Dominic Giordano (forward)
Outlook for season: Nelson said North Warren is hoping for a turnaround after a 2017 season that included a number of injuries and one-goal losses.
“We were very young last year, and we are returning almost every single starter,” said Nelson. “We look forward to seeing how a healthy and more experienced team plays together and continues to grow as a single unit. We feel that we have the skill level and work ethic that wil lhelp our team to be successful this coming season.”