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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
WATERFORD – Two of the better Wasaren League boys soccer teams clashed in Waterford Wednesday, Sept. 19, with Greenwich and Waterford-Halfmoon playing to a 1-1 tie.
The Fordians (3-1-2) took a 1-0 lead late in the first half on Hunter Guertin’s penalty kcik goal. The Witches (4-2-1) responded in the second half when Charlie Gartner put home his own shot from the penalty spot, and the score remained tied through the next 45 minutes of regulation and overtime.
Greenwich goalkeeper Sam Whiting stopped 10 shots, while Waterford-Halfmoon goalie Bobby Valigorsky had eight saves.
Scott Travis tapped in the winning goal four minutes into overtime to lift Stillwater to a 3-2 victory over Tamarac Monday, Sept. 17, in a Wasaren League boys soccer game.
Travis was responsible for all of the Warriors’ goals. He headed in the first one off a corner kick from Grant Baker that tied the score at 1-1. Travis repeated the process a short time later, this time heading in a crossing pass from Jake Zdonick for a 2-1 Stillwater lead. Continue reading “Wasaren League boys soccer: Stillwater edges Tamarac in OT; Waterford-Halfmoon shuts out Saratoga Central Catholic”
BERLIN – Hunter Guertin notched seven goals and added an assist in Waterford-Halfmoon’s 11-0 victory over Berlin in a Wasaren League boys soccer game Friday, Sept. 14.
Nate Powell contributed two goals and two assists for the Fordians, who led 6-0 at halftime. Jaycen Janusz and Zach Soden also tallied, and goalkeeper Bobby Valigorski stopped two shots.
Berlin goalies combined to make 19 saves against Waterford-Halfmoon.