The Tamarac boys basketball team locked up its first winning season since 2009 with a 64-44 non-league victory against New Lebanon Tuesday, Jan. 22.
Anthony Ciampolillo and Frank Zotto each scored 17 points to lead the Bengals (11-3), who pulled away from the Tigers with a 21-9 run in the second quarter. Cole Erickson had 14 points, and Clayton Erickson contributed 13 points for New Lebanon.
Elsewhere, Duncan Tallman became Mohonasen’s all-time scoring leader as the Mighty Warriors defeated Schenectady 71-63. Tallman scored 13 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter lead Mohonasen to victory and surpass Phil DeCarlo atop the school’s leaderboard with 1,274 points.
Voorheesville went on a 27-11 run over the course of the second and third quarters to defeat Cohoes 51-35 Friday, Dec. 14, in a Colonial Council boys basketball game.
Ian Owens had 15 points, and Luke Palmer contributed 12 points for the Blackbirds, who did not allow a Cohoes player to break double digits in the scoring column. Ivan Brajac scored six points for the Tigers.
In another defensive battle, Lansingburgh fended off LaSalle 44-34. The Knights outscored the Cadets 10-6 in the fourth quarter to pull away for the 10-point win.
Graduated: Jesse O’Dell (center), Mike Tommasone (guard), Chris Miller (guard)
Newcomers: Ryan Brown, Nick O’Connor
Outlook for the season: The Sabres return 11 players from last year’s team, which will come in handy as they face a tough schedule that includes more Class A and AA teams than teams within their own classification (B).
“With Mohonasen added to our division [of the Colonial Council], we play the last two teams to win the A title [Mohonasen and Lansingburgh] four times, plus LaSalle and Ichabod [Crane] twice,” said Loiacono. “The goal is to continue to get better every day, get a high seed and get back to Glens Falls.”