Glens Falls superstar Joseph Girard III was named the Class B Player of the Year when the New York State Sportswriters Association revealed its boys basketball all-state teams in Class B, Class C and Class D this week.
The Syracuse University-bound senior guard capped his record-breaking career by averaging 48.7 points per game and guiding the Indians to the state and Federation championships. Girard scored more than 4,000 points in his career, easily eclipsing the previous state record by more than 1,300 points.
Twenty-eight Section 2 players received All-State team honors. They are as follows:
Second team – Shane O’Dell (Schalmont)
10th team – Justice Brantley (Catskill)
12th team – Trent Girard (Glens Falls)
13th team – Messiah Mallory (Watervliet)
14th team – Jackson Atty (Fonda-Fultonville)
16th team – LJ Randle (Schalmont)
Honorable mention – Matthew Boyle (Johnstown), Nick Budesheim (Schuylerville) and Lavon Fernandez (Hudson)
First team – Mason Flatley (Lake George)
Second team – Chris Becker (Lake George)
Fifth team – Jon Kempf (Hoosick Falls)
Sixth team – Garrett Delaney (Mayfield)
Seventh team – Nate Mannion (Maple Hill)
Ninth team – Trevon Gifford (Mayfield)
Honorable mention – Danny McMahon (Hadley-Luzerne), Zeke Pulliam (Berne-Knox-Westerlo), Luke VanSlyke (Canajoharie). Tristan Williams (Hoosick Falls) and Jarrett Williams (Granville)
First team – Tyler Leon (OESJ)
Third team – Jack Brundage (OESJ)
Fourth team – Peyton Lufkin (Argyle)
Honorable mention – Bryan Bathrick (Germantown), Gavin Darfler (Hartford), Anthony Girard (North Warren), Luke Loso (Fort Ann) and Nate Reidell (Northville)
The Class AA and A all-state teams will be revealed next week.
By ROB JONAS
TROY – Two Girards were more than enough for No. 2 Glens Falls to advance into the Section 2 Class B boys basketball semifinals.
Joseph Girard III poured in 48 points, and cousin Trent Girard sank six three-pointers to finish with 18 points in the Indians’ 93-66 victory over No. 7 Johnstown in a quarterfinal contest Friday, Feb. 22, at Hudson Valley Community College,
“That was fun,” said Joseph. “That makes it a lot easier on myself and a lot easier on my team.”
“When he’s going, I get going, and when I’m going, he gets going,” said Trent of the on-court synergy between him and Joseph. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 Class B boys basketball: Girard cousins lead Glens Falls in rout over Johnstown”
Glens Falls jumped out to a two-goal lead and hung on for a 3-2 victory over Johnstown in a Foothills Council boys soccer game Wednesday. Aug. 29.
Seth Davis scored off a Cyrus Guillet assist in the 11th minute of the first half, and Guillet tallied 25 minutes later to put the Indians (1-0) ahead 2-0. Charlie Brown got Johnstown on the board less than eight minutes into the second half to trim Glens Falls’ lead to 2-1, but Guillet struck for his second goal of the afternoon less than four minutes later to put the Indians ahead by two again.
Brown scored his second goal on a throw-in with less than eight minutes left in regulation to make things close for the Sir Bills (0-1), but they got no closer.
Glens Falls goalkeeper Ben Difiore made four saves, while Johnstown netminder Matthew Boyle stopped three shots.
In other Foothills Council action on Wednesday, Queensbury shut out Broadalbin-Perth 3-0, and Schuylerville pulled away for a 5-0 victory at Amsterdam.
Teddy Borgos scored twice, and Brendan Duffy added the other goal for Queensbury (3-1). Lucas McCane and Ray Jones provided the assists. Goalkeeper John Marsden made 15 saves for Broadalbin-Perth (0-1).
Ian Winchell, Christian Petralia, Jared Everleth and Matt McCarthy tallied for Schuylerville (2-0) in its victory over Amsterdam (0-1). Goalkeeper Ian Healy made five saves for the Rugged Rams in the loss.