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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”

Capital District High School Hockey League: Queensbury shuts out Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany

Queensbury dominated at both ends of the ice to defeat Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany 3-0 Saturday, Jan. 19, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at Union College.

Brayden Ordway, Jack Randall and Mason Wildermuth all tallied for the Spartans, who out-shot the Mohawks 42-13. Goalie Tony Cotugno kept the Mohawks in the game by stopping 39 shots.

Brendan Murphy added a pair of assists for Queensbury, which bounced back after suffering a 5-2 loss to Shenendehowa Friday. Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Queensbury shuts out Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany”

Colonial Council boys basketball: Watervliet ends Mohonasen’s seven game winning streak

Watervliet went on a 19-9 run in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 61-47 victory over Mohonasen Friday, Jan. 18, in a Colonial Council boys basketball game.

J.J. Chestnut scored 22 points to lead the Cannoneers, who handed Mohonasen its first loss in its last eight games. Derrick Beason contributed 14 points, and Messiah Mallory added 13 points for Watervliet.

Chase Monroe had 18 points, and Shawn Gillisslee chipped in with 12 points for Mohonasen.  Continue reading “Colonial Council boys basketball: Watervliet ends Mohonasen’s seven game winning streak”

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”

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”

Capital District High School Hockey League: Shenendehowa strikes three times in third period to top Queensbury

Shenendehowa scored three goals in the third period to defeat Queensbury 5-2 Friday, Jan. 18, in a Capital District High School Hockey League game at the Clifton Park Arena.

Brennan Alheim and Cole Haldane each had a pair of goals and an assist for the Plainsmen (5-2-0 league, 9-4-1 overall). Goalie Kent Leighton stopped 25 of the 27 shots he faced.

Brayden Ordway and Jack Randall tallied for Queensbury (5-3-0, 9-5-0), and goalie Owen Smith made 28 saves. Continue reading “Capital District High School Hockey League: Shenendehowa strikes three times in third period to top Queensbury”

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”

Wasaren League boys basketball: Hoosic Valley defeats Cambridge at home

Hoosic Valley went on a 13-5 run in the third quarter to take the lead and held on for a 46-38 victory over Cambridge Friday, Jan. 18, in a Wasaren League boys basketball game in Schaghticoke.

Eight players contributed points for Hoosic Valley, led by 11 points each from Isaac Carlo and Derek Eddy. Brian Hall had 12 points, and Jeffrey Burke chipped in with nine points for Cambridge. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Hoosic Valley defeats Cambridge at home”

Patroon Conference girls basketball: Strong start propels Greenville past Coxsackie-Athens

Greenville jumped out to a 15-6 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 56-34 victory over Coxsackie-Athens Friday, Jan. 18, in a Patroon Conference girls basketball game.

Natalie Krasney poured in 23 points to lead the Spartans, who extended their lead to 16 points at halftime. Isabella Trostle contributed 12 points.

Tori Brockett and Ryan Carroll each scored 10 points for Coxsackie-Athens. Continue reading “Patroon Conference girls basketball: Strong start propels Greenville past Coxsackie-Athens”

WAC boys basketball: Mayfield surges past Northville

Garrett Delaney led four Mayfield players in double figures with 18 points as the Panthers defeated Northville 64-46 Friday, Jan. 18, in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game.

The Falcons (1-7 league, 6-9 overall) led 16-14 after the first quarter, but the Panthers scored 21 points in the second quarter to grab a four-point halftime lead and pulled away by scoring the final 11 points of the game. Continue reading “WAC boys basketball: Mayfield surges past Northville”