Glens Falls superstar Joseph Girard III was named the Class B Player of the Year when the New York State Sportswriters Association revealed its boys basketball all-state teams in Class B, Class C and Class D this week.
The Syracuse University-bound senior guard capped his record-breaking career by averaging 48.7 points per game and guiding the Indians to the state and Federation championships. Girard scored more than 4,000 points in his career, easily eclipsing the previous state record by more than 1,300 points.
Twenty-eight Section 2 players received All-State team honors. They are as follows:
Second team – Shane O’Dell (Schalmont)
10th team – Justice Brantley (Catskill)
12th team – Trent Girard (Glens Falls)
13th team – Messiah Mallory (Watervliet)
14th team – Jackson Atty (Fonda-Fultonville)
16th team – LJ Randle (Schalmont)
Honorable mention – Matthew Boyle (Johnstown), Nick Budesheim (Schuylerville) and Lavon Fernandez (Hudson)
First team – Mason Flatley (Lake George)
Second team – Chris Becker (Lake George)
Fifth team – Jon Kempf (Hoosick Falls)
Sixth team – Garrett Delaney (Mayfield)
Seventh team – Nate Mannion (Maple Hill)
Ninth team – Trevon Gifford (Mayfield)
Honorable mention – Danny McMahon (Hadley-Luzerne), Zeke Pulliam (Berne-Knox-Westerlo), Luke VanSlyke (Canajoharie). Tristan Williams (Hoosick Falls) and Jarrett Williams (Granville)
First team – Tyler Leon (OESJ)
Third team – Jack Brundage (OESJ)
Fourth team – Peyton Lufkin (Argyle)
Honorable mention – Bryan Bathrick (Germantown), Gavin Darfler (Hartford), Anthony Girard (North Warren), Luke Loso (Fort Ann) and Nate Reidell (Northville)
The Class AA and A all-state teams will be revealed next week.
No. 7 Northville used a 14-2 run in the second quarter to break open a close game and pull away for a 53-34 victory over No. 10 Fort Edward in the opening round of the Section 2 Class D boys basketball playoffs Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Nate Reidell hit three shots from behind the three-point line on his way to a 20-point night for Northville, which advances to a quarterfinal match-up against No. 2 Germantown Saturday, Feb. 23, at Stillwater High School. T.J. Wadsworth contributed 16 points, and Jason Ellsworth added 10 points for the Falcons.
James Bombard had 11 points, and Cameron Sullivan chipped in with 10 points for Fort Edward. Continue reading “Section 2 Class D boys basketball playoffs: Northville, New Lebanon 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”
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”
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”
Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons closed the game on a 23-11 run to pull away for a 70-50 victory over Northville in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30.
The key to the Golden Knights’ success was in the paint, as Noah Foster and Rodney Parker dominated the Falcons. Foster poured in a game-high 28 points, while Parker contributed 18 points.
Jason Ellsworth had 17 points, and T.J. Wadsworth added 16 points for Northville, which trailed ND-BG by five points at halftime. Continue reading “WAC boys basketball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons pulls away from Northville”
The Tamarac boys basketball team locked up its first winning season since 2009 with a 64-44 non-league victory against New Lebanon Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Anthony Ciampolillo and Frank Zotto each scored 17 points to lead the Bengals (11-3), who pulled away from the Tigers with a 21-9 run in the second quarter. Cole Erickson had 14 points, and Clayton Erickson contributed 13 points for New Lebanon.
Elsewhere, Duncan Tallman became Mohonasen’s all-time scoring leader as the Mighty Warriors defeated Schenectady 71-63. Tallman scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter lead Mohonasen to victory and surpass Phil DeCarlo atop the school’s leaderboard with 1,274 points.
Shawn Gillisslee chipped in with 16 points, and Chase Monroe added 15 points for Mohonasen, which overcame a slow start to build a 33-30 halftime lead. Elijah Johnsen had 15 points for Schenectady. Continue reading “Boys basketball: Tamarac defeats New Lebanon to clinch first winning season in 10 years”
Juliana Paddock hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to give Loudonville Christian a 51-50 victory over Northville in a non-league girls basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Loudonville.
The Eagles built a 28-15 halftime lead, but the Falcons stormed back with a 23-9 run in the third quarter to grab a 38-37 advantage. The fourth quarter was a back-and-forth battle before Paddock’s three-pointer gave Loudonville Christian the victory.
Paddock finished with eight points, while Genevieve Swanson netted 16 points for the Eagles. Victoria Ralston contributed 11 points, and Abbey Woods added 10 points.
Kerrigan Groff had 19 points, and Jessica Miller chipped in with 14 points for Northvillle. Continue reading “Section 2 girls basketball: Juliana Paddock’s three-pointer lifts Loudonville Christian 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”
Northville outscored Salem 38-16 over the course of the second and third quarters on its way to a 58-44 victory over the Generals Monday, Jan. 7, in a non-league boys basketball game.
Nate Reidell led the Falcons with 19 points, including four three-pointers. Jason Ellsworth had a double-double with 16 points and 18 rebounds, and T.J. Wadsworth chipped in with 13 points as Northville (5-7) collected its fifth win of the season. Continue reading “Non-league boys basketball: Northville surges past Salem”