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Boys basketball: Schalmont, Mekeel Christian, Shaker and Albany Academy post wins at North-South Classic

ALBANY – Schalmont, Mekeel Christian, Shaker and Albany Academy won their games at Saturday’s ZG Slam North South Classic at the Washington Avenue Armory.

Schalmont kicked off the first day of the event with a 63-40 victory over Colonial Council rival Cobleskill-Richmondville. The Bulldogs hung with the Sabres through the first quarter, but Schalmont pulled away with a 13-4 run in the second quarter and a 22-6 spurt in the third quarter.

Shane O’Dell poured in 25 points to lead Schalmont. LJ Randle contributed 11 points, and Gannon Strube added 10 points. Donovan Pacatte got into early foul trouble for Cobleskill-Richmondville and was limited to 10 points. Continue reading “Boys basketball: Schalmont, Mekeel Christian, Shaker and Albany Academy post wins at North-South Classic”

Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Fonda-Fultonville pulls away from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons

FONDA – Fonda-Fultonville outscored Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 33-19 over the course of the second and third quarters to defeat the Golden Knights 59-46 Friday, Jan. 18, in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game.

ND-BG contained Fonda-Fultonville’s leading scorer, Jackson Atty, to seven points, but several other Braves stepped up to propel their team to victory. Andrew Georgia netted 16 points, and John Mancini added 11 points for Fonda-Fultonville.

Todd Williamson had 15 points, Noah Foster contributed 14 points and Rodney Parker chipped in with 13 points for ND-BG. Continue reading “Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Fonda-Fultonville pulls away from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons”

Scenes from Wasaren League girls basketball: Tamarac tops Stillwater

STILLWATER – Tamarac went on a 9-0 run late in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 45-38 victory over Stillwater Friday, Jan. 18, in a Wasaren League girls basketball game.

The lead changed hands several times in the second half until Emily Erickson made a free throw to give the Bengals a 37-36 lead. Kate Machnick hit a three-pointer, and Syrita Faraj made a long jump shot during Tamarac’s run to put the game out of Stillwater’s reach.

Erickson finished with 25 points for the Bengals, more than half of which came from the free throw line. Machnick and Faraj each contributed seven points.

Marley Mueller had 15 points, and Molly Sheehan chipped in with 10 points for Stillwater, which had a 21-18 halftime lead after trailing 9-3 in the first quarter. Continue reading “Scenes from Wasaren League girls basketball: Tamarac tops Stillwater”

Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons powers past Duanesburg

Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons built a 14-5 lead in the first quarter and pulled away for a 75-61 victory over Duanesburg in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Schenectady.

Todd Williamson led four Golden Knights in double digits with 22 points. Lorenzo Marchisio scored 18 points, while Noah Foster contributed 13 points and Rodney Parker added 12 points.

Jakob Stahl drained four three-pointers on his way to an 18-point night for Duanesburg. Zack Gamache was equally proficient from beyond the three-point arc, as all 15 of his points came from five three-pointers. Brian Mallory added 12 points for the Eagles. Continue reading “Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons powers past Duanesburg”

Scenes from Suburban Council girls basketball: Shaker fends off Guilderland

Sole Carrington scored 15 of her game-high 22 points with one burst in the third quarter to lift Shaker to a 64-54 victory over Guilderland Friday, Jan. 11, in a Suburban Council girls basketball game.

Carrington’s personal run highlighted a 30-point third quarter for Shaker that allowed the Lady Bison to build a 54-35 lead over Guilderland. The Lady Dutch closed the gap with a 19-point fourth quarter, but it was too much for them to overcome.

Kaelah Carter made three shots from behind the three-point arc on her way to an 18-point night for Shaker, and Maddisyn Mahoney added 14 points in the paint. Continue reading “Scenes from Suburban Council girls basketball: Shaker fends off Guilderland”

Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Jakob Stahl leads Duanesburg past Berne-Knox-Westerlo

By ROB JONAS

DELANSON – Jakob Stahl had himself a game for the Duanesburg boys basketball team.

Stahl made four three-pointers on his way to a 25-point evening as he led the Eagles to a 53-43 victory over Berne-Knox-Westerlo Friday, Jan. 4, in a Western Athletic Conference contest.

“That’s a by-product of our guys moving the ball around, and Jake doing a good job of moving without the ball to get into positions where he could shoot,” said Duanesburg head coach John Johnson. “I thought Jake showed a lot of composure, as did the entire team.” Continue reading “Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Jakob Stahl leads Duanesburg past Berne-Knox-Westerlo”

Scenes from the Pep Sand Holiday Basketball Challenge: Green Tech defeats Colonie

By ROB JONAS

COLONIE – Fueled by a strong defensive effort, Green Tech defeated Colonie 64-50 on the second night of the Pep Sand Holiday Basketball Challenge at Colonie Central High School.

The Eagles (5-3) pressed and harassed the Garnet Raiders all night, forcing numerous turnovers and preventing Colonie (2-7) from getting into an offensive rhythm.

“We’ve been struggling defensively this season, so that’s what we’ve been working on in practice,” said Green Tech head coach D.J. Jones. Continue reading “Scenes from the Pep Sand Holiday Basketball Challenge: Green Tech defeats Colonie”

Scenes from the Bethlehem Holiday Classic hockey tournament

Michael Bievenue’s goal late in the second period proved to be the game winner for Bethlehem in a 7-3 victory over Cicero-North Syracuse (Section 3) in the first day of the Bethlehem Winter Classic hockey tournament Friday, Dec. 28, at the Bethlehem Area YMCA.

Bievenue and Jonathan Thibodeau tallied two goals apiece for the Eagles (8-1-0), who pulled away from the North Stars with three unanswered goals late in the third period. Connor Carroll contributed a goal and an assist, and goaltender Michael Kurdziolek made 13 saves for the victory.

Nick Sciore, Matt Crsamer and Tyler Murray tallied for Cicero-North Syracuse. Jordan Miller had 30 saves between the pipes. Continue reading “Scenes from the Bethlehem Holiday Classic hockey tournament”

Scenes from Section 2 boys basketball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons wins wild game at Catholic Central

Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons outscored Catholic Central 28-15 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 76-65 victory in a non-league boys basketball game Friday, Dec. 28, in Troy.

The Golden Knights opened the game on a 26-4 run to take what appeared to be an insurmountable lead. However, the Crusaders responded with a 27-10 run in the second quarter to get within striking distance and then took the lead at the end of the third quarter before falling behind again.

Rodney Parker had 25 points, and Todd Williamson contributed 22 points for Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons. Lorenzo Marchisio chipped in with 13 points, and Noah Foster added 11 points in the victory.

Jackson Brown led Catholic Central with 25 points. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys basketball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons wins wild game at Catholic Central”

Scenes from Amsterdam Holiday College Showcase

Girls basketball teams from five states and Quebec, Canada came to Amsterdam High School to play in the two-day Amsterdam Holiday College Showcase, which began Thursday, Dec. 27.

As the teams played, coaches from numerous Northeastern-based colleges watched to see which players they were interested in. The players, though, were more focused on helping their teams win.

“I think this is good competition for us. That’s what I’m focused on,” said Gloversville’s Harmony Philo, who has already committed to play collegiately at NCAA Division II school Queens College.

“I think if we all work together, good things will come,” added Bethlehem freshman Ava LaClair. Continue reading “Scenes from Amsterdam Holiday College Showcase”