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Scenes from Section 2 girls basketball: Cambridge uses team approach to defeat Hoosick Falls in Class C final

By ROB JONAS

TROY – Cambridge reached the Section 2 Class C girls basketball final behind twin sisters Lilly and Sophie Phillips, but to win the championship, the Indians needed others to come through.

McKayla McLenithan and Ruth Nolan eah scored nine points to compliment Sophie Phillips’ 25-point performance to help Cambridge rally past Hoosick Falls 55-49 in the Class C final Friday, March 1, at Hudson Valley Community College.

The Indians trailed throughout much of the game before taking a 45-44 lead on a Nolan three-pointer midway through the fourth quarter. Cambridge increased its advantage to five points before a Grace Wysocki three-pointer and a putback by Logan Thayne tied the score at 49-49.

Hoosick Falls fouled McLenithan with less than one minute left in regulation. The sophomore forward missed the first foul shot, but she made the second to put Cambridge ahead for good.

“I just knew I had to make the shot,” said McLenithan. “If I didn’t, I knew we would still have a chance at the end.” Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 girls basketball: Cambridge uses team approach to defeat Hoosick Falls in Class C final”

Wasaren League girls basketball preview: Hoosick Falls Panthers

Team: Hoosick Falls

Head coach: Ken Facin

Last year’s record: 12-11

Playoff result: Lost in Section 2 Class C semifinals

Returning starters: Lilllian Hickey (senior point guard), Logan Thayne (junior center), Olivia Brownell (senior guard)

Graduated: Eliza Whitman (forward), Noreen McAuliffe (forward)

Other returners: Madeline Walker (junior forward), Grace Wysocki (senior guard), Skye Haynes (senior guard), Lily Abbott (senior guard), Faith Adamczenko (senior guard), Molly Walker (sophomore forward)

Outlook for the season: Hoosick Falls has its two leading scorers back this season – Thayne, who averaged 20.3 points and 13.2 rebounds per game, and Hickey, who was also one of the top defenders on the team. Brownell is also an integral part of the defense with her ability to force turnovers and fight for rebounds.

“Experience should bode well in league play with this core nucleus that compliments each other very well,” said Facin.