No. 13 Fonda-Fultonville’s playoff ride will carry into the Section 2 Class B girls basketball semifinals following a 55-39 quarterfinal victory over No. 5 Schalmont Wednesday, Feb. 20, at Tamarac High School.
After clinging to a two-point halftime lead, the Braves gradually pulled away from the Sabres to advance into Tuesday’s semifinal against top-seeded Tamarac, which fended off Hudson 52-47.
Abigail Lombardoni made four three-pointers and finished with 27 points for Fonda-Fultonville, while Lyndsay Lombardoni contributed 10 points. Payton Graber netted 26 points for Schalmont.
The Tamarac-Hudson quarterfinal game was billed as a battle between two of Class B’s top players – Tamarac’s Emily Erickson and Hudson’s Deja Beauford. However, it was Tamarac’s supporting cast that made the difference, as the Bengals had nine players enter the scoring column to Hudson’s seven players. Continue reading “Section 2 Class B girls basketball playoffs: Fonda-Fultonville continues its run with victory over Schalmont”
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”
Albany Academy for Girls used an 11-3 run in the first quarter and a 12-2 run in the fourth quarter to defeat Watervliet 39-31 Friday, Jan. 25, in a Colonial Council basketball game.
Mianna Jackson and Meleena Ottati each scored 11 points for the Bears. Amia Maldonado led the Cannoneers with nine points.
In other Colonial Council action, Voorheesville posted a 52-47 victory over Cobleskill-Richmondville. Lily Zanello had 13 points, and Olivia Barringer contributed 12 points for the Blackbirds. Sabrina Pressley paced the Bulldogs with 27 points. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: A strong start and a strong finish propel Albany Academy past Watervliet”
Key three-pointers in the fourth quarter from Madison Graham and Madison Kawalski fueled Ichabod Crane’s 60-48 victory at Stillwater in a non-league girls basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 23.
Kawalski drained a pair of threes, and Graham scored eight of her game-high 24 points in the final quarter for the Riders. Riley Paul also hit a three-pointer in the final stanza – one of six threes by Ichabod Crane in the contest. Continue reading “Girls basketball: Ichabod Crane rides past Stillwater in non-league game”
Breanna Lott converted on a traditional three-point play with two seconds left to give Mohonasen a 57-55 victory over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk in a Colonial Council girls basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 15.
Lott hit the go-ahead basket and was fouled on the play. She then converted on the ensuing free throw to give the Mighty Warriors their two-point margin of victory.
Lott finished with 16 points, while Jordyn Caldwell contributed 14 points for Mohonasen. Grace Engel had 19 points, and Sara Hotaling added 12 points for RCS. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Breanna Lott’s three-point play lifts Mohonasen past RCS”
Payton Graber could not be stopped, as she poured in 40 points to lead Schalmont to a 53-42 victory over Voorheesville Friday, Jan. 11, in a Colonial Council girls basketball game.
Graber made five three-pointers for the Sabres, who used a 22-5 run in the third quarter to take control. Graber also made 11 of her 13 free throws.
Lily Zanello sank four three-pointers on her way to a 15-point night, and Olivia Barringer contributed 14 points for Voorheesville. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Payton Graber’s big night leads Schalmont past Voorheesville”
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”