All eight home teams won their Section 2 Class C boys basketball playoff games Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Top-seeded Lake George had little trouble with No. 16 Cambridge, as the Warriors prevailed 105-53. New York’s top-ranked Class C squad jumped out to a 35-3 lead in the first quarter, and it never looked back in advancing to the quarterfinals.
Mason Flatley poured in 28 points, and Chris Becker contributed 21 points for Lake George, which extended its state-best winning streak to 49 games. Ben Epler had 20 points, and Brian Hall added 17 points for Cambridge.
Up next for Lake George is Friday’s quarterfinal game against No. 8 Schoharie at Hudson Valley Community College after Schoharie edged No. 9 Stillwater 53-51. Shane Helmstadt scored 18 points for Schoharie, which built an 18-9 lead in the first quarter and fended off a Stillwater rally in the second half.
Brian McNeil netted 20 points, and James Galarneau added 12 points for Stillwater.
No. 4 Chatham and No. 5 Mayfield also advanced with opening round wins Tuesday. Chatham defeated No. 13 Fort Plain 64-46, while Mayfield eased past No. 12 Greenwich 57-37. Continue reading “Section 2 Class C boys basketball playoffs: Home teams sweep opening round games”
By ROB JONAS
CLIFTON PARK – Albany Academy had the elite swimmers. Glens Falls had the determined swimmers. In the end, the elite swimmers did enough to fend off the determined swimmers.
The Cadets built a big lead midway through Saturday’s Section 2 Division 2 Boys Swimming and Diving Championships and then held off a furious rally by the Indians to take the team title by 3.5 points. Albany Academy finished with 399 points, while Glens Falls finished second with 395.5 points.
“We knew it was going to be a battle,” said Albany Academy coach Scott Young. “I have great respect for Glens Falls. They have a great group of kids.”
“We weren’t supposed to [challenge], so we’re pretty psyched about how close we came,” said Glens Falls coach Kevin Crossman. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys swimming: Albany Academy hangs on to win Division 2 title; Shen cruises to Division 1 crown”
No. 17 Hudson Falls went on a 23-8 run in the second quarter and held on for a 58-56 victory over No. 16 Cohoes in the opening round of the Section 2 Class B boys basketball playoffs Saturday, Feb. 15.
Riley Maddison netted 18 points, and Johnathan Beagle contributed 14 points for Hudson Falls, which led 32-23 at halftime. Troy Snyder and Jonathan LaSure each knocked down four three-pointers and finished with 18 points apiece for Cohoes. Hudson Falls advances to face No. 1 Schalmont Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Rotterdam.
In the other Class B opening-round game, No. 15 Greenville defeated No. 18 Broadalbin-Perth 71-51 to move on to the first round against No. 2 Glens Falls. Damien Fiducia netted 32 points for the Spartans, who led 22-11 after the first quarter. Keenan Mulholland sank five three-pointers to finish with 15 points.
Alexander DiCaterino scored 18 points for Broadalbin-Perth. Continue reading “Section 2 boys basketball playoffs: Hudson Falls, Cambridge among opening round winners”
By ROB JONAS
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Brackets for the Section 2 boys basketball playoffs were revealed Wednesday, Feb. 13, and there were not many surprises.
Bethlehem (Class AA), Troy (Class A), Schalmont (Class B), Lake George (Class C) and Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville (Class D) were named the top seeds by the Section 2 committee. Of the five No. 1 seeds, only Schalmont (19-1) was a mild surprise, as the Sabres were chosen over Foothills Council champion Glens Falls (19-1), which has only an out-of-state loss this season. Schalmont suffered an 80-69 loss to Colonial Council rival LaSalle Thursday, Feb. 7, for its only setback of the season, but grabbed the top seed due to a better strength of schedule, according to boys basketball chairman Will Ferguson.
“They were so close that Schalmont’s [seeding] points were only slightly ahead on the sheet,” said Fergsuon. “Then, there was the schedule … the number of AA’s and A;s played vs. the B’ and C’s they played against each other. One of the other key factors was Schalmont knocked off Troy, which was the No. 1 seed for the A’s.” Continue reading “Section 2 boys basketball: Bethlehem, Troy, Schalmont, Lake George and OESJ receive No. 1 seeds”
The Western Athletic Conference held crossover boys basketball games Saturday, Feb. 9, at Fulton Montgomery Community College.
In the first game of the triple header, Northville cruised past Middleburgh 62-37. The Falcons raced out to a 15-6 lead in the first quarter and pulled away by outscoring the Knights 17-7 in the third quarter.
T.J. Wadsworth drained six three-pointers and finished with 21 points to lead Northville’s offense. Nate Reidell knocked down an additional four three-pointers on his way to a 17-point afternoon, and Jason Ellsworth added 14 points for the Falcons.
Taylor Olsen had 10 points, and Brandon Henry chipped in with eight points for Middleburgh. Continue reading “WAC boys basketball: Northville, Fort Plain and Berne-Knox-Westerlo win crossover games”
Saturday, Feb. 2, was championship day for the five classes in Section 2 wrestling.
The Class A, B, C, CC and D tournaments took place around the region. The results help determine the majority of the field for this weekend’s Section 2 Division 1 (large school) and Division 2 (small school) championships, which take place at the Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls.
Here is a recap of what transpired. Continue reading “Section 2 wrestling championships: A look back at the class tournaments”
Tamarac fended off Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George to win the Wasaren League Wrestling Tournament Saturday, Jan. 26, at Salem-Cambridge.
The Bengals had two individual champions – Riley Retell (120 pounds) and Bobby Treshock (138) – to help them take the team title with 159.5 points. The War Eagles placed second with 143.5 points, and Averill Park finished third with 133 points.
Hadley-Luzerne/Lake George and Maple Hill also had a pair of individual champions apiece – Logan Duers (152 pounds) and Cody York (182) for the War Eagles, and Caleb (106) and Trent Svingala (132) for the Wildcats. Continue reading “Weekend wrestling wrap-up: Tamarac wins Wasaren League Tournament”
SCHENECTADY – After an 18-day delay due to a leaky roof, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons defeated Fort Plain 72-52 in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26.
The Golden Knights built a 21-13 lead in the first quarter and broke the game open with a 21-point third quarter that put them ahead 53-36.
Rodney Parker had 22 points for ND-BG to lead three players in double digits. Noah Foster contributed 17 points, and Todd Williamson added 15 points.
Jaxson Yacowenia netted 22 points, and Dawson Nare chipped in with 16 points for Fort Plain. Continue reading “Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons defeats Fort Plain after 18-day delay”
Hoosick Falls started strong and then fended off a Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons rally to pull out a 62-55 victory Friday, Dec. 21, in a non-league boys basketball game.
The Panthers raced out to a 24-2 lead in the first quarter, only to see the Golden Knights respond with a 21-8 run in the second quarter to trim the deficit to nine points at halftime. Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons continued to hang around in the second half, but Hoosick Falls held on for the seven-point win.
Tristan Williams poured in 29 points, while Max Kipp and Jon Kempf each contributed 11 points for Hoosick Falls. Rodney Parker had 18 points, and Lorenzo Marchisio added 15 points for Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons. Continue reading “Hoosick Falls fends off Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in non-league boys basketball game”
Middleburgh edged Northville 54-52 in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Andrew Johns drained four three-pointers on his way to a 24-point performance for Middleburgh. Brendan Henry contributed 12 points, and Will Bankston added eight points for the Knights.
Nate Reidell had five three-pointers as part of a 21-point night for Northville. T.J, Wadsworth and Jason Ellsworth each chipped in with 11points. Continue reading “Western Athletic Conference boys basketball: Middleburgh edges Northville; Fonda-Fultonville wins on the road”