GLENS FALLS – The Cool Insuring Arena was once again home to a day of Section 2 basketball, as Mekeel Christian Academy hosted the Sunmark Shootout Saturday, Feb. 2.
In one of the best match-ups of the day, Schalmont upended Troy 78-76 in a battle of the top teams from the Colonial and Suburban councils. The Sabres built a five-point lead at the end of the third quarter, and then hung on as the Flying Horses rallied in the fourth quarter.
Shane O’Dell lit up the scoreboard with a 36-point night for Schalmont that included an 11-for-11 performance at the free throw line. LJ Randle dropped a pair of three-pointers on his way to a 19-point effort.
Latyce Faison sank four three-pointers and finished with 30 points for Troy, which suffered its second non-league loss of the season. Nazaire Merritt chipped in with 28 points, including four three-pointers of his own. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys basketball: Schalmont tops Troy as part of showcase hosted by Mekeel Christian”
Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons closed the game on a 23-11 run to pull away for a 70-50 victory over Northville in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 30.
The key to the Golden Knights’ success was in the paint, as Noah Foster and Rodney Parker dominated the Falcons. Foster poured in a game-high 28 points, while Parker contributed 18 points.
Jason Ellsworth had 17 points, and T.J. Wadsworth added 16 points for Northville, which trailed ND-BG by five points at halftime. Continue reading “WAC boys basketball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons pulls away from Northville”
SCHENECTADY – After an 18-day delay due to a leaky roof, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons defeated Fort Plain 72-52 in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game Saturday, Jan. 26.
The Golden Knights built a 21-13 lead in the first quarter and broke the game open with a 21-point third quarter that put them ahead 53-36.
Rodney Parker had 22 points for ND-BG to lead three players in double digits. Noah Foster contributed 17 points, and Todd Williamson added 15 points.
Jaxson Yacowenia netted 22 points, and Dawson Nare chipped in with 16 points for Fort Plain. Continue reading “Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons defeats Fort Plain after 18-day delay”
FONDA – Fonda-Fultonville outscored Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 33-19 over the course of the second and third quarters to defeat the Golden Knights 59-46 Friday, Jan. 18, in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game.
ND-BG contained Fonda-Fultonville’s leading scorer, Jackson Atty, to seven points, but several other Braves stepped up to propel their team to victory. Andrew Georgia netted 16 points, and John Mancini added 11 points for Fonda-Fultonville.
Todd Williamson had 15 points, Noah Foster contributed 14 points and Rodney Parker chipped in with 13 points for ND-BG. Continue reading “Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Fonda-Fultonville pulls away from Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons”
Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons built a 14-5 lead in the first quarter and pulled away for a 75-61 victory over Duanesburg in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Schenectady.
Todd Williamson led four Golden Knights in double digits with 22 points. Lorenzo Marchisio scored 18 points, while Noah Foster contributed 13 points and Rodney Parker added 12 points.
Jakob Stahl drained four three-pointers on his way to an 18-point night for Duanesburg. Zack Gamache was equally proficient from beyond the three-point arc, as all 15 of his points came from five three-pointers. Brian Mallory added 12 points for the Eagles. Continue reading “Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons powers past Duanesburg”
Glens Falls quarterback Joseph Girard III was named the Class B Co-Player of the Year for the second year in a row when the New York State Sportswriters Association revealed its small school all-state football teams Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Girard threw for 3,084 yards and 36 touchdowns against six interceptions to lead the Indians to their second state Class B title in three years. He also carried the ball 107 times for 395 yards and 13 touchdowns, and he had three touchdowns on defense and special teams.
Girard split Player of the Year honors with Batavia running back Ray Leach, who set Section 5 records for rushing yards, touchdowns and points scored in leading the Blue Devils to the state final against Glens Falls.
Glens Falls kicker Sam Hogan and Hudson linebacker Spencer Goldstein were first team all-state selections in Class B. Hogan converted 57 extra point kicks and added a pair of field goals, while Goldstein was one of the top defenders for a Hudson team that finished second in the Reinfurt Division. Continue reading “Joseph Girard III named Class B football Co-Player of the Year in New York state”
Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons outscored Catholic Central 28-15 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 76-65 victory in a non-league boys basketball game Friday, Dec. 28, in Troy.
The Golden Knights opened the game on a 26-4 run to take what appeared to be an insurmountable lead. However, the Crusaders responded with a 27-10 run in the second quarter to get within striking distance and then took the lead at the end of the third quarter before falling behind again.
Rodney Parker had 25 points, and Todd Williamson contributed 22 points for Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons. Lorenzo Marchisio chipped in with 13 points, and Noah Foster added 11 points in the victory.
Jackson Brown led Catholic Central with 25 points. Continue reading “Scenes from Section 2 boys basketball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons wins wild game at Catholic Central”
SCHENECTADY – Canajoharie scored 24 points in the fourth quarter to pull out an 82-77 victory over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons Tuesday, Dec. 18.
Luke VanSlyke powered the visiting Cougars with 35 points, including three field goals from behind the three-point arc. Max Prime contributed 14 points, and Nick Shariff added 11 points for Canajoharie.
Noah Foster and Rodney Parker each scored 23 points for Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, which led 20-14 after the first quarter. Continue reading “Scenes from Western Athletic Conference boys basketball: Canajoharie gets past Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons”
SCHENECTADY – Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons outscored Oppenheim-Ephretah/St. Johnsville 20-13 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 58-46 victory Tuesday, Dec. 4, in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game.
The Golden Knights overcame a sluggish start to build a 23-19 halftime lead against the Wolfpack. OESJ remained within striking distance in the third quarter before running out of gas down the stretch.
Noah Foster had 21 points, and Todd Williamson contributed 12 points for NDBG. Travis LaFountain paced OESJ with 19 points, and Tyler Leon added 13 points. Continue reading “Western Athletic Conference boys basketball: Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons earns victory over OESJ”
NISKAYUNA – Nick Benton’s 22-point night lifted Niskayuna past Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 59-34 Thursday, Nov. 29, in a non-league boys basketball game.
Benton drained three of Niskayuna’s five three-pointers as the Silver Warriors cruised to their first win of the season. Richie Quinn contributed 12 points.
Noah Foster led Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons with 12 points, while Todd Williamson added nine points. Continue reading “Non-league boys basketball: Niskayuna eases past Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons”