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Section 2 Class C boys basketball playoffs: Home teams sweep opening round games

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”

Indoor track: Four leagues host championship meets at University at Albany

One day. Four league championship meets. One location.

The Colonial Council, the Wasaren League, the Foothills Council and the Independent League held their league meets together Sunday, Feb. 10, at the University at Albany’s SEFCU Arena.

The Colonial Council meet was a lopsided affair, as the Mohonasen girls and Albany Academy for Boys track teams dominated the competition. Mohonasen won the girls team title with 174 points, well ahead of runner-up Academy of the Holy Names, while Albany Academy finished 50 points ahead of Mohonasen in the boys team standings, 138-88.

Emma Sinisgalli (1,000-meter race), Kate Sherman (1,500) and Anna Sherman (3,000) won the distance events for Mohonasen. The Mighty Warriors swept the top three places in the 1,500 and the top two places in the 3,000, for added measure. Mohonasen also won the 1,600- and 3,200-meter relays, and Emily Racana took first place in the pole vault, with teammate Lena Calkins placing second.

Ahmad Praileau led Albany Academy with victories in the 55-meter dash, the 55-meter hurdles and the long jump. Jack Campito contributed a win in the triple jump, while Nick Graziano (1,600) and Vishal Hada (3,200) added victories in the distance races for the Cadets. Donald Jones won the pole vault. Continue reading “Indoor track: Four leagues host championship meets at University at Albany”

Section 2 boys basketball: Bethlehem, Troy, Schalmont, Lake George and OESJ receive No. 1 seeds

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”

Boys basketball: Tamarac takes down Mechanicville on the road

Tamarac outscored Mechanicville 22-14 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 78-67 victory in a Wasaren League boys basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Anthony Ciampolillo had a big game for the Bengals, as he sank five three-pointers as part of a 30-point night. Frank Zotto contributed 23 points, and Bo Catherwood added 10 points.

Luci D’Ambro netted 17 points, and Nick Billert chipped in with 16 points for Mechanicville, which was within three points of Tamarac entering the fourth quarter. Continue reading “Boys basketball: Tamarac takes down Mechanicville on the road”

Wasaren League boys basketball: Hoosick Falls surges past Tamarac

Hoosick Falls outscored Tamarac 23-10 in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 65-52 victory Friday, Feb. 1, in a Wasaren League boys basketball game.

Jon Kempf and Max Kipp made a combined total of seven three-pointers to help the Panthers pull out the road win. Kempf finished with 22 points, and Kipp contributed 18 points, while Tristan Williams added 19 points for Hoosick Falls.

Bo Catherwood had 16 points, and Anthony Ciampolillo chipped in with 11 points for Tamarac. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Hoosick Falls surges past Tamarac”

Wasaren League boys basketball: Stillwater rallies past Greenwich

Stillwater outscored Greenwich 23-13 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 66-56 victory Friday, Jan. 25, in a Wasaren League boys basketball game.

Brian McNeil poured in 31 points and pulled down 12 rebounds for the Warriors. Scott Travis knocked down a pair of three-pointers as part of a 17-point night for Stillwater.

Greenwich used a balanced attack to push Stillwater all night. Carson Mosher had 13 points, while Luke Pemrick and John Walsh each contributed 12 points. Jesse Kuzmich added 11 points for the Witches. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Stillwater rallies past Greenwich”

Wasaren League boys basketball: A big second quarter propels Tamarac past Spa Catholic

Tamarac outscored Saratoga Central Catholic 24-10 in the second quarter to pull away for a 74-52 victory over the Saints Friday, Jan. 11, in a Wasaren League boys basketball game.

Brandon Napoli netted 18 points, and Anthony Ciampolillo contributed 12 points for Tamarac (5-2 league, 8-3 overall). Dan Honsinger was one of two players to score nine points for the Bengals, but it was his defensive work that made the difference as he limited Spa Catholic’s leading scorer, Jordan Catone, to two points.

Tim Barrett had 14 points, and Jake Welcome added 13 points for Spa Catholic. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: A big second quarter propels Tamarac past Spa Catholic”

Wasaren League boys basketball: Tamarac continues its upward trajectory with victory over Mechanicville

After winning three games in 2017-18, the Tamarac boys basketball team continued its ascent of the Wasaren League standings with a 70-63 victory over Mechanicville Friday, Jan. 4.

Jacob DeFreest led five players in double digits with 17 points for the Bengals, who improved to 4-1 in the league and 7-2 overall. Dalton Maxon had a double-double with 11 points and 18 rebounds, while Bo Catherwood and Frank Zotto each added 13 points. Anthony Ciampolillo chipped in with 11 points.

Devin Garland had 20 points, and Nick Billert registered 13 points for the Red Raiders (3-2, 5-4). Luci D’Ambro and Josh Germain each added 12 points. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Tamarac continues its upward trajectory with victory over Mechanicville”

Hoosick Falls fends off Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in non-league boys basketball game

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”

Wasaren League boys basketball: Frank Zotto’s big second half propels Tamarac past Greenwich

Frank Zotto scored 22 of his team-high 29 points in the second half to lead Tamarac to a 75-71 victory over Greenwich Friday, Dec. 14, in a Wasaren League boys basketball game.

Zotto scored 13 points in the third quarter alone to help the Bengals erase a two-point halftime deficit. Jacob DeFreest contributed seven points during the surge and finished with 17 points.

John Walsh had 27 points, and Alex Curtis added 14 points for Greenwich. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys basketball: Frank Zotto’s big second half propels Tamarac past Greenwich”