Payton Graber could not be stopped, as she poured in 40 points to lead Schalmont to a 53-42 victory over Voorheesville Friday, Jan. 11, in a Colonial Council girls basketball game.
Graber made five three-pointers for the Sabres, who used a 22-5 run in the third quarter to take control. Graber also made 11 of her 13 free throws.
Lily Zanello sank four three-pointers on her way to a 15-point night, and Olivia Barringer contributed 14 points for Voorheesville. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Payton Graber’s big night leads Schalmont past Voorheesville”
Watervliet scored the final five points of the game to defeat Lansingburgh 58-52 in a Colonial Council girls basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Raynelle Davis scored 13 points, and Makayla Milligan contributed 12 points for the Cannoneers. Autumn Anderson netted 14 points for the Lady Knights, who closed the gap to one point with less than one minute left in the fourth quarter. Patience Riley chipped in with 11 points for Lansingburgh, and Madison Teta added 10 points.
Elsewhere in the Colonial Council, Catholic Central pulled away late to defeat Voorheesville 48-42. Sarah Mattefield had 12 points, and Riqiya Harris added 11 points for the Crusaders. Olivia Barringer poured in 19 points for the Blackbirds. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Watervliet pulls away late to defeat Lansingburgh”
Albany Academy for Girls overcame a five-point halftime deficit to pull out a 44-41 victory over Ichabod Crane in a Colonial Council basketball game Friday, Jan. 4.
Aaliyah Juste poured in 28 points to lead the Bears to victory. Madison Graham paced the Riders with 18 points.
In other Colonial Council action, Academy of the Holy Names defeated Voorheesville 51-31 on the road. Grace Field scored seven of her team-high 19 points in the fourth quarter as Holy Names pulled away with an 18-5 run.
Olivia Barringer had 12 points for Voorheesville. Continue reading “Colonial Council girls basketball: Albany Academy for Girls rally past Ichabod Crane”
By ROB JONAS
ROTTERDAM – The Schalmont girls basketball team fended off Catholic Central 41-31 in its Colonial Council opener Friday, Nov. 30.
The Sabres built a 20-13 lead in the first half before the Crusaders rallied to within three points by halftime. The score was still close until the the third quarter, when Schalmont freshman guard Payton Graber spearheaded a 15-6 run by scoring seven of her team-high 15 points.
“This is huge for our young team,” said Schalmont head coach Jeff VanHoesen. “Going into this season, we lost two really good seniors [to graduation]. We have a young group of girls who have just been working hard in practice. It’s a huge win to beat a [class] Double A, and [Catholic Central coach] Audra [DiBacco] runs an awesome program.” Continue reading “Scenes from Colonial Council girls basketball: Schalmont upends Catholic Central in league opener”
Head coach: Mackenzie Pratt
Last year’s record: 15-3-0 (league), 15-6-3 overall
Playoff result: Lost in Sectional quarterfinals against Queensbury
Returning starters: Lia Casale (outside hitter), Emma Voska (middle hitter/outside hitter), Adrianna Scaringe (DS/libero)
Graduated: Megan Rumenapp (setter), Isabella Fanning (middle hitter), Donata Angrisano (DS/libero), Alexandra Ortiz (DS/libero), Maggie Helenek (RS), Abigail Kacersky (middle hitter)
Newcomers: Delaney Pratt (outside hitter/RS), Kira Angrisano (setter), Casey Dwyer (outside hitter), Riqiya Harris (middle hitter), Megan Gendron (middle hitter), Grace Moore (DS/libero), McCayla Burns (RS), Hope Wilk (outside hitter/DS)
Outlook: It’s a new year for the Crusaders, as they welcome in a group of underclassmen to fill the shoes left by the graduation of six seniors.
“We have a relatively young team – bringing in an eighth grader, two freshmen and three sophomores,” said Pratt. “Though we’re young, we’re driven and hungry for the win. We are hoping to be a threat in the Colonial Council and make it past the quarterfinals this year at Sectionals.”