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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. Continue reading “Section 2 Class A girls basketball playoffs: Amsterdam wins 2OT thriller against Troy”

Indoor track: Four leagues host championship meets at University at Albany

One day. Four league championship meets. One location.

The Colonial Council, the Wasaren League, the Foothills Council and the Independent League held their league meets together Sunday, Feb. 10, at the University at Albany’s SEFCU Arena.

The Colonial Council meet was a lopsided affair, as the Mohonasen girls and Albany Academy for Boys track teams dominated the competition. Mohonasen won the girls team title with 174 points, well ahead of runner-up Academy of the Holy Names, while Albany Academy finished 50 points ahead of Mohonasen in the boys team standings, 138-88.

Emma Sinisgalli (1,000-meter race), Kate Sherman (1,500) and Anna Sherman (3,000) won the distance events for Mohonasen. The Mighty Warriors swept the top three places in the 1,500 and the top two places in the 3,000, for added measure. Mohonasen also won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter relays, and Emily Racana took first place in the pole vault, with teammate Lena Calkins placing second.

Ahmad Praileau led Albany Academy with victories in the 55-meter dash, the 55-meter hurdles and the long jump. Jack Campito contributed a win in the triple jump, while Nick Graziano (1,600) and Vishal Hada (3,200) added victories in the distance races for the Cadets. Donald Jones won the pole vault. Continue reading “Indoor track: Four leagues host championship meets at University at Albany”

Section 2 girls basketball playoffs: Shenendehowa, Averill Park, Tamarac, Cambridge and Fort Edward receive top 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”

Colonial Council girls basketball: Mohonasen fends off Catholic Central

Mohonasen built an eight-point halftime lead and held on for a 48-42 victory over Catholic Central Friday, Feb. 8, in a Colonial Council girls basketball game.

Shiya Hunter and Breanna Lott each scored 17 points to lead the Mighty Warriors, who went into the locker room with a 28-20 halftime advantage. Sarah Mattefield led the Crusaders with 21 points, and Riqiya Harris added 13 points.

Cohoes rallied from an eight-point deficit to knock off Voorheesville 53-48. The Tigers outscored the Blackbirds 32-19 in the second half to earn the victory.

Shawna Ferris netted 14 points, while Madison Huneau and Maddy Johnson each chipped in with 11 points for Cohoes. Olivia Barringer poured in 23 points for Voorheesville. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Mohonasen fends off Catholic Central”

Colonial Council girls basketball: A strong start and a strong finish propel Albany Academy past Watervliet

Albany Academy for Girls used an 11-3 run in the first quarter and a 12-2 run in the fourth quarter to defeat Watervliet 39-31 Friday, Jan. 25, in a Colonial Council basketball game.

Mianna Jackson and Meleena Ottati each scored 11 points for the Bears. Amia Maldonado led the Cannoneers with nine points.

In other Colonial Council action, Voorheesville posted a 52-47 victory over Cobleskill-Richmondville. Lily Zanello had 13 points, and Olivia Barringer contributed 12 points for the Blackbirds. Sabrina Pressley paced the Bulldogs with 27 points. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: A strong start and a strong finish propel Albany Academy past Watervliet”

Colonial Council girls basketball: Big third quarter run propels Catholic Central past Albany Academy for Girls

Catholic Central used a 23-4 run in the third quarter to break open a close game and defeat Albany Academy for Girls 48-30 Friday, Jan. 18, in a Colonial Council girls basketball game.

Sarah Mattefield netted 17 points, and Riqiya Harris contributed 11 points for the Crusaders, who clung to a 19-16 halftime lead. Aaliyah Juste had 15 points for Albany Academy.

Elsewhere in the Colonial Council, Cobleskill-Richmondville defeated Schalmont 44-32 at home. The Bulldogs outscored the Sabres 11-2 in the third quarter to take control.

Sabrina Pressley scored 15 points for Cobleskill-Richmondville. Payton Graber led Schalmont with 16 points, and Emily Lenehan added 10 points. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Big third quarter run propels Catholic Central past Albany Academy for Girls”

Colonial Council girls basketball: Breanna Lott’s three-point play lifts Mohonasen past RCS

Breanna Lott converted on a traditional three-point play with two seconds left to give Mohonasen a 57-55 victory over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk in a Colonial Council girls basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Lott hit the go-ahead basket and was fouled on the play. She then converted on the ensuing free throw to give the Mighty Warriors their two-point margin of victory.

Lott finished with 16 points, while Jordyn Caldwell contributed 14 points for Mohonasen. Grace Engel had 19 points, and Sara Hotaling added 12 points for RCS. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Breanna Lott’s three-point play lifts Mohonasen past RCS”

Indoor track and field: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls distance medley relay team wins Yale Invitational

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake took first place in the girls distance championship medley relay at the Yale Invitational last weekend in New Haven, Conn. The Spartans finished with a time of 12:10.41 – the second-fastest national time by a high school team this season.

BH-BL also placed second in the 55-59 boys distance medley relay with a time of 10:51.61 and finished third in the championship boys 3,200-meter relay with a time of 8:07.56.

Several individual BH-BL runners excelled at the Yale Invitational. Nick Hunziker was second in the boys mile with a time of 4:23.24, while teammate Aidan Gillooley placed 10th with a time of 4:29.85. Rory Graham placed third in the girls 1,000-meter race with a time of 2:56.26, and Tyler Berg finished fourth in the boys 3,000-meter race with a time of 8:38.06. Rece Gobel took 10th place in the boys 600-meter race with a time of 1:24.63. Continue reading “Indoor track and field: Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake girls distance medley relay team wins Yale Invitational”

Colonial Council girls basketball: Payton Graber’s big night leads Schalmont past Voorheesville

Payton Graber could not be stopped, as she poured in 40 points to lead Schalmont to a 53-42 victory over Voorheesville Friday, Jan. 11, in a Colonial Council girls basketball game.

Graber made five three-pointers for the Sabres, who used a 22-5 run in the third quarter to take control. Graber also made 11 of her 13 free throws.

Lily Zanello sank four three-pointers on her way to a 15-point night, and Olivia Barringer contributed 14 points for Voorheesville. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Payton Graber’s big night leads Schalmont past Voorheesville”

Colonial Council girls basketball: Watervliet pulls away late to defeat Lansingburgh

Watervliet scored the final five points of the game to defeat Lansingburgh 58-52 in a Colonial Council girls basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Raynelle Davis scored 13 points, and Makayla Milligan contributed 12 points for the Cannoneers. Autumn Anderson netted 14 points for the Lady Knights, who closed the gap to one point with less than one minute left in the fourth quarter. Patience Riley chipped in with 11 points for Lansingburgh, and Madison Teta added 10 points.

Elsewhere in the Colonial Council, Catholic Central pulled away late to defeat Voorheesville 48-42. Sarah Mattefield had 12 points, and Riqiya Harris added 11 points for the Crusaders. Olivia Barringer poured in 19 points for the Blackbirds. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Watervliet pulls away late to defeat Lansingburgh”