Cobleskill-Richmondville outscored Albany Academy for Girls 18-11 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 51-43 victory Friday, Dec. 14, in a Colonial Council girls basketball game.
Ellia Dannible and Jess Meade each scored 12 points for Cobleskill-Richmondville, which held a one-point halftime lead. Aaliyah Juste netted 21 points, and Mianna Jackson added 12 points for Albany Academy for Girls.
Elsewhere in the Colonial Council, Voorheesville won a defensive battle against Cohoes by pulling away for a 44-23 victory. The Blackbirds outscored the Tigers 25-9 in the second half to take command of the game.
Olivia Barringer had 13 points, and Claudia Reilly contributed 10 points for Voorheesville. Olivia Huneau scored 12 points for Cohoes. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Cobleskill-Richmondville rallies past Albany Academy for Girls”
Academy of the Holy Names pulled away for a 69-35 victory over Mohonasen in a Colonial Council girls basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 12, in Rotterdam.
Holy Names built a 19-11 lead in the first quarter and put the game out of Mohonasen’s reach with a 24-7 run in the third quarter.
Saniyya Adams led a balanced attack for Holy Names with 13 points. Grace Field contributed 12 points, and Hailey Reyes added 11 points. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball report: Holy Names pulls away from Mohonasen; Voorheesville prevails over Academy”
In their first meeting as Colonial Council rivals, the Mohonasen girls basketball team edged crosstown rival Schalmont 50-47 Friday, Dec. 7, at Mohonasen High School.
The Mighty Warriors built a seven-point lead after three quarters and then fended off a Schalmont rally in the fourth quarter to hang on for the victory.
Shiya Hunter scored 11 points, and Kateri Vumbaco added 10 points for Mohonasen. Payton Graber paced Schalmont with 19 points, and Haley Burchhardt chipped in with 12 points.
Three players scored 10 or more points to lead Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk to a 52-41 victory over Albany Academy for Girls Thursday, Dec. 6, in a Colonial Council basketball game.
Sara Hotaling led a balanced attack with 13 points for the Indians, who jumped out to a 22-6 lead in the first quarter. Sam Baker netted 12 points, and Lauren Sanderson added 10 points for RCS.
Aaliyah Juste poured in 20 points for Albany Academy for Girls.
Albany Academy for Girls overcame Olivia Huneau’s 28-point night to defeat Cohoes 45-43 Tuesday, Dec. 4, in a Colonial Council girls basketball game.
Albany Academy’s defense limited the rest of Cohoes’ players to a combined total of 15 points to improve to 2-0 against league opponents.
Mianna Jackson scored 14 points, and Meleena Ottati added 11 points for Albany Academy.
By ROB JONAS
ROTTERDAM – The Schalmont girls basketball team fended off Catholic Central 41-31 in its Colonial Council opener Friday, Nov. 30.
The Sabres built a 20-13 lead in the first half before the Crusaders rallied to within three points by halftime. The score was still close until the the third quarter, when Schalmont freshman guard Payton Graber spearheaded a 15-6 run by scoring seven of her team-high 15 points.
“This is huge for our young team,” said Schalmont head coach Jeff VanHoesen. “Going into this season, we lost two really good seniors [to graduation]. We have a young group of girls who have just been working hard in practice. It’s a huge win to beat a [class] Double A, and [Catholic Central coach] Audra [DiBacco] runs an awesome program.” Continue reading “Scenes from Colonial Council girls basketball: Schalmont upends Catholic Central in league opener”
The Mohonasen girls basketball team made a successful Colonial Council debut by defeating Lansingburgh 62-46 Friday, Nov. 30, in Rotterdam.
Breanna Lott poured in 32 points to lead the Mighty Warriors. Patience Riley scored 12 points for Lansingburgh.
In other Colonial Council action, Albany Academy for Girls defeated Watervliet 51-38, and Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk won a defensive battle with Cohoes 34-26. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball round-up: Mohonasen wins league opener; Albany Academy for Girls defeats Watervliet”
Head coach: Doug Holden
Last year’s record: 2-19
Playoff result: Lost to Glens Falls in first round
Returning players: Breanna Lott (power forward), Kateri Vumbaco (shooting guard), Ava Fasolino (point guard), Samantha Purzycki (small forward), Jordyn Caldwell (shooting guard)
Newcomers: Zionna Perez-Tucker (shooting guard), Isabella Vanderwarker (power forward), Shyla Hunter (point guard), Gabriella Toth (shooting guard)
Coach’s comments: “We are small in numbers with nine [players], but decent in basketball skill, abilities and IQ. Moving from the Suburban Council … into the Colonial Council poses many new challenges that we are hopeful we can adjust to and overcome. This will be a season of growth for the coaches and the players.”