All eight home teams won their Section 2 Class C boys basketball playoff games Tuesday, Feb. 19.
Top-seeded Lake George had little trouble with No. 16 Cambridge, as the Warriors prevailed 105-53. New York’s top-ranked Class C squad jumped out to a 35-3 lead in the first quarter, and it never looked back in advancing to the quarterfinals.
Mason Flatley poured in 28 points, and Chris Becker contributed 21 points for Lake George, which extended its state-best winning streak to 49 games. Ben Epler had 20 points, and Brian Hall added 17 points for Cambridge.
Up next for Lake George is Friday’s quarterfinal game against No. 8 Schoharie at Hudson Valley Community College after Schoharie edged No. 9 Stillwater 53-51. Shane Helmstadt scored 18 points for Schoharie, which built an 18-9 lead in the first quarter and fended off a Stillwater rally in the second half.
Brian McNeil netted 20 points, and James Galarneau added 12 points for Stillwater.
No. 4 Chatham and No. 5 Mayfield also advanced with opening round wins Tuesday. Chatham defeated No. 13 Fort Plain 64-46, while Mayfield eased past No. 12 Greenwich 57-37. Continue reading “Section 2 Class C boys basketball playoffs: Home teams sweep opening round games”
No. 17 Hudson Falls went on a 23-8 run in the second quarter and held on for a 58-56 victory over No. 16 Cohoes in the opening round of the Section 2 Class B boys basketball playoffs Saturday, Feb. 15.
Riley Maddison netted 18 points, and Johnathan Beagle contributed 14 points for Hudson Falls, which led 32-23 at halftime. Troy Snyder and Jonathan LaSure each knocked down four three-pointers and finished with 18 points apiece for Cohoes. Hudson Falls advances to face No. 1 Schalmont Tuesday, Feb. 19, in Rotterdam.
In the other Class B opening-round game, No. 15 Greenville defeated No. 18 Broadalbin-Perth 71-51 to move on to the first round against No. 2 Glens Falls. Damien Fiducia netted 32 points for the Spartans, who led 22-11 after the first quarter. Keenan Mulholland sank five three-pointers to finish with 15 points.
Alexander DiCaterino scored 18 points for Broadalbin-Perth. Continue reading “Section 2 boys basketball playoffs: Hudson Falls, Cambridge among opening round winners”
By CONNOR WOOD
COXSACKIE – The Rensselaer Rams traveled to Coxsackie-Athens Tuesday, Feb. 5, for a boys basketball game. The Rams defeated the Indians 55-51 on their home court earlier in the season, but this game was different as Coxsackie-Athens won 58-43 on Military Appreciation Night.
Rensselaer came out of the gates hot with a 7-2 run, led by Amani Nixon. However, the Rams couldn’t keep the lead for long, as they had four turnovers in the first quarter. That resulted in a 12-5 run for Coxsackie-Athens that put the Indians ahead 14-12.
The second quarter was similar to the first quarter. Both teams came out flat and turned the ball over several times. Rensselaer scored the first five points in the period, but Coxsackie-Athens forced several turnovers to regain the momentum. The Indians finished the first half with an 8-4 spurt to build a 22-21 halftime lead. Continue reading “Coxsackie-Athens avenges earlier loss to Rensselaer in Patroon Conference battle”
The Maple Hill boys basketball team moved into a tie with Catskill for first place in the Patroon Conference with a 73-60 over the Cats Wednesday, Jan. 16, in Schodack.
Nate Mannion and Quinn Pratico each scored 20 points for the Wildcats (9-2 league, 12-2 overall), who put the game out of reach with a 24-point fourth quarter. Rian Jewett added 11 points.
Justice Brantley scored 17 points for Catskill (9-2, 12-3), while Bervonis Donely and Devon Haye each contributed 12 points. Continue reading “Patroon Conference boys basketball: Maple Hill handles Catskill”
Maple Hill hosted its annual Coaches vs. Cancer Day Saturday, Jan. 5, with a full day of basketball games.
After the modified and junior varsity squads played, it was time for the varsity boys and girls teams to face Patroon Conference rival Rensselaer. The boys basketball team took the court first and pulled away for a 53-37 victory over the Rams.
Maple Hill grabbed a 15-8 lead in the first quarter and padded its advantage by outscoring Rensselaer 28-16 over the next two periods. The Wildcats’ defense played a major role, as it limited the Rams to a total of 13 field goals over the full four quarters. Continue reading “Maple Hill basketball teams sweep Rensselaer at Coaches vs. Cancer Day”