Maple Hill jumped out to a 20-5 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 55-41 victory over Chatham in a Patroon Conference girls basketball game Friday, Jan. 11.
Stacia Coyne netted 14 points, and Lauryn Smith contributed 12 points for the Wildcats, who remained undefeated in league play. Naveah Daigle had nine points for Chatham.
Second-place Hudson kept pace with Maple Hill by defeating Cairo-Durham 61-49. Deja Beauford and Jenaya Robinson each scored 20 points for the Blue Hawks, who pulled away by outscoring Cairo-Durham 21-12 in the fourth quarter.
Coxsackie-Athens closed out the December portion of its dual meet schedule with a 72-15 victory over Cairo-Durham Thursday, Dec. 20, in a Patroon Conference wrestling match.
Six wrestlers earned pins for Coxsackie-Athens – Tommy Nato (126 pounds), Noah Bartels (138), Colin Riley (152), Jake Warren (160), Dakota Antriello (220) and Marc Martinez (285). Four of the Indians’ six pins happened in the first period.
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.
Last year’s record: 22-25-1 in individual games; 5-7 in overall match play
Playoff result: Finished in the middle of the pack at Section 2 Class C championships
Phil Decker – No. 1 bowler on the roster; 202 average last year, high game of 299
Chris Morse – No. 2 bowler on the roster
Noah Warner – No. 3; up from No. 6 last year
Steven Maggio – No. 4; up from No. 7 last year
Nathaniel Woodcock – returning sophomore; ranked No. 5 on the team, up from No. 10 last year
Alexis Burnett – returning senior; earned No. 6 position this year after barely missing top six last year
Graduated: James Briody – No. 3 bowler last year; 166 average
Newcomer: Josh Matteson – Ranked just outside top six with a 105 average
Coach’s comments: “[We’re] looking to improve on a fourth-place finish in the Patroon Conference last year. Counting on experience and upperclassmen leadership, this team should compete all year with many returning bowlers.”
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.
Guillermo Menendez scored the game-winning goal with three minutes left in the second overtime period to lift Taconic Hills to a 3-2 victory over Cairo-Durham Thursday, Oct. 4, in a Patroon Conference boys soccer game.
Diego Rivera tied the score at 2-2 for Cairo-Durham with 11 minutes left in regulation. The two sides battled through the first 10-minute overtime period before Menendez received Chris Davis’ crossing pass inside the box and shot the ball into the net.
Davis and Kolby Clegg each scored within the first 10 minutes of the second half to give Taconic Hills a 2-0 lead. Richie Savoia got Cairo-Durham on the scoreboard with 29 minutes left in the half off an assist from Corbin Rivenburg.