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”
SCHENECTADY – Schoharie outscored Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 28-8 in the fourth quarter to edge the Golden Knights 70-67 Tuesday, Feb. 5, in a Western Athletic Conference boys basketball game.
Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons outscored Schoharie 20-9 in the third quarter to build a 59-42 advantage, but the Indians saved their best quarter for last to win for the seventh time in their last eight games.
Shane Helmstadt led four Schoharie players in double figures with 24 points. Josh Scheuer made four three-pointers and finished with 14 points, while Fletcher Griffin contributed 13 points and Skyler Jankowski added 10 points. Continue reading “Scenes from WAC boys basketball: Schoharie goes on major run to upend Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons”
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”