Maple Hill hosted its annual Coaches vs. Cancer Day Saturday, Jan. 5, with a full day of basketball games.
After the modified and junior varsity squads played, it was time for the varsity boys and girls teams to face Patroon Conference rival Rensselaer. The boys basketball team took the court first and pulled away for a 53-37 victory over the Rams.
Maple Hill’s defense limited Greenville to less than seven points in each quarter as the Wildcats pulled away for a 40-15 victory over the Spartans Wednesday, Dec. 12, in a Patroon Conference girls basketball game.
Maple Hill had a difficult time pulling away from Greenville in the first half, but the Wildcats broke the game open with a 16-6 run in the third quarter that gave them a 28-13 lead.
Natasha Strock had seven points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocked shots to lead a balanced attack for Maple Hill, which remained undefeated after five league games. Paige Bleau and Lydia Chittenden each contributed six points.
Coxsackie-Athens got the better of Rensselaer 66-18 Thursday, Dec. 6, in a Patroon Conference wrestling match.
Andrew Riley (170 pounds), Colby Lord (182) and Marc Martinez (285) earned pins for the Indians. Riley recorded his pin against Angel Garcia in the final second of their match, while Martinez provided the fastest fall of the evening when he pinned Floyd O’Brien 46 seconds into their bout.