No. 5 Schalmont avenged an earlier loss to Watervliet by defeating the No. 12 Cannoneers 42-35 Saturday, Feb. 15, in the Section 2 Class B girls basketball playoffs in Rotterdam.
The Sabres outscored the Cannoneers 11-3 in the second quarter to take a 21-14 halftime lead, and they held on to advance to a quarterfinal match-up with No. 13 Fonda-Fultonville Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Tamarac High School.
Payton Graber scored 21 points, and Haley Burchhardt contributed nine points for Schalmont. Makayla Milligan had nine points for Watervliet.
Fonda-Fultonville upended No. 4 Voorheesville 58-42 in another opening round game Saturday. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class B girls basketball: Schalmont advances to quarterfinals past Watervliet”
Mohonasen built an eight-point halftime lead and held on for a 48-42 victory over Catholic Central Friday, Feb. 8, in a Colonial Council girls basketball game.
Shiya Hunter and Breanna Lott each scored 17 points to lead the Mighty Warriors, who went into the locker room with a 28-20 halftime advantage. Sarah Mattefield led the Crusaders with 21 points, and Riqiya Harris added 13 points.
Cohoes rallied from an eight-point deficit to knock off Voorheesville 53-48. The Tigers outscored the Blackbirds 32-19 in the second half to earn the victory.
Shawna Ferris netted 14 points, while Madison Huneau and Maddy Johnson each chipped in with 11 points for Cohoes. Olivia Barringer poured in 23 points for Voorheesville. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Mohonasen fends off Catholic Central”
Cohoes outscored Cobleskill-Richmondville 9-3 in overtime to pull out a 54-48 victory in a Colonial Council girls basketball game Friday, Feb. 1.
Trailing 23-19 at halftime, Cohoes pulled even by outscoring Cobleskill-Richmondville 26-22 in the second half. Olivia Huneau led the Tigers’ charge with 18 points, while Maggie Saunders contributed 12 points.
In other Colonial Council action. Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk cruised past Albany Academy for Girls 58-31 behind Lauren Sanderson’s 19 points. Aaliyah Juste scored nine points for Albany Academy. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Cohoes rallies to defeat Cobleskill-Richmondville in overtime”
Watervliet scored the final five points of the game to defeat Lansingburgh 58-52 in a Colonial Council girls basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Raynelle Davis scored 13 points, and Makayla Milligan contributed 12 points for the Cannoneers. Autumn Anderson netted 14 points for the Lady Knights, who closed the gap to one point with less than one minute left in the fourth quarter. Patience Riley chipped in with 11 points for Lansingburgh, and Madison Teta added 10 points.
Elsewhere in the Colonial Council, Catholic Central pulled away late to defeat Voorheesville 48-42. Sarah Mattefield had 12 points, and Riqiya Harris added 11 points for the Crusaders. Olivia Barringer poured in 19 points for the Blackbirds. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Watervliet pulls away late to defeat Lansingburgh”
Albany Academy for Girls overcame a five-point halftime deficit to pull out a 44-41 victory over Ichabod Crane in a Colonial Council basketball game Friday, Jan. 4.
Aaliyah Juste poured in 28 points to lead the Bears to victory. Madison Graham paced the Riders with 18 points.
In other Colonial Council action, Academy of the Holy Names defeated Voorheesville 51-31 on the road. Grace Field scored seven of her team-high 19 points in the fourth quarter as Holy Names pulled away with an 18-5 run.
Olivia Barringer had 12 points for Voorheesville. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Albany Academy for Girls rally past Ichabod Crane”
Defense was the name of the game Friday, Dec. 21, as Whitehall defeated Saratoga Central Catholic 34-24 in a non-league girls basketball contest.
After a sluggish first quarter, Whitehall outscored Saratoga Catholic 13-7 in the second quarter to grab the lead. Both teams continued to struggle getting shots to fall in the second half, but the Railroaders pulled away at the end for the 10-point victory.
Kyrie Smith led Whitehall (3-4) with a season-high nine points, while Jessica Moore contributed eight points. Lauren Mahar netted eight points for Saratoga Catholic (2-7). Continue reading “Whitehall girls basketball defeats Saratoga Central Catholic in defensive battle”
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.
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”