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”
FORT PLAIN – Ethan Reese’s goal late in the second half gave Fort Plain a 3-2 victory over Schoharie in a Western Athletic Conference boys soccer game Monday, Sept. 17.
Noah Fagnani ripped home a penalty kick to tie the score at 2-2 for Schoharie, but Reese tallied off a scrum in front of the Indians’ goal with less than 10 minutes left in regulation to put the Hilltoppers in front.
Fagnani finished with a pair of goals, and goalkeeper Bailey Smart had 11 saves for Schoharie. Jaxson Yacowenia and Ethan Spaulding had first-half goals for Fort Plain, which led 2-1 at the break.
Head coach: Matthew Heiser
Last year’s record: 2-12-1
Playoff result: Did not attend
Returning starters: Jaxson Yacowenia (forward/central midfielder), Bryce Thibodeau (defender), Patrick Murphy (defender), Gabe Travis (defender), Ethan Spaulding (forward), Isaiah Norton (forward/midfielder), Zack Reid (midfielder/goalkeeper), Ethan Schoch (midfielder), Ethan Reese (midfielder), Pierre LeMoine (midfielder)
Graduated: Jason Huang (defender), Jacob Hisert (central midfielder)
Newcomers: Troy Bulter (forward), Robert Jordan (goalkeeper)
Outlook for season: Heiser said he wants to build a winning team at Fort Plain. “My outlook is to be a force within the [Western Athletic Conference]. I want to see us as a competitive, hard-working, always-improving team,” he said.