By ROB JONAS
RENSSELAER – The Maple Hill girls basketball team jumped out to an 18-7 lead in the first quarter and fended off several Rensselaer rallies to defeat the Rams 56-45 on Senior Night Friday, Feb. 8.
The victory capped an undefeated league season for Maple Hill. The Wildcats now await their seeding for the Section 2 Class C tournament, which will be determined next week.
“I’ve seen [the top contenders] play, and especially in girls basketball, if one team gets hot, that’s the way it goes,” said Maple Hill head coach Seth Hendrick. Continue reading “Scenes from Patroon Conference basketball: Maple Hill girls defeat Rensselaer on Senior Night”
SCHODACK – The Maple Hill boys and girls basketball teams swept Patroon Conference rival Cairo-Durham on Senior Night Tuesday, Feb. 5.
In the girls’ game, Maple Hill shrugged off a slow start to defeat Cairo-Durham 51-24. The Wildcats outscored the Mustangs 35-16 in the second half to break open a low-scoring game.
Stacia Coyne and Lydia Chittenden each scored 12 points to lead Maple Hill’s balanced attack. Arianna Myers netted 12 points for Cairo-Durham. Continue reading “Patroon Conference basketball: Maple Hill sweeps Senior Night doubleheader against Cairo-Durham”
Maple Hill jumped out to an 18-2 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 66-43 victory over Albany Leadership Academy for Girls Friday, Feb. 1, in a Patroon Conference girls basketball game.
Stacia Coyne netted 15 points, and Callie Haller chipped in with 10 points for the Wildcats, who placed 10 players in the scoring column. Dayari Daniels had 17 points, and Jamira Galloway added 16 points for Albany Leadership.
Elsewhere in the Patroon Conference, Rensselaer edged Greenville 46-44. The Rams rallied from a 16-6 deficit to pull out the two-point win. Continue reading “Patroon Conference girls basketball: Maple Hill uses hot start to defeat Albany Leadership Academy”
Greenville jumped out to a 15-6 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 56-34 victory over Coxsackie-Athens Friday, Jan. 18, in a Patroon Conference girls basketball game.
Natalie Krasney poured in 23 points to lead the Spartans, who extended their lead to 16 points at halftime. Isabella Trostle contributed 12 points.
Tori Brockett and Ryan Carroll each scored 10 points for Coxsackie-Athens. Continue reading “Patroon Conference girls basketball: Strong start propels Greenville past Coxsackie-Athens”
Maple Hill jumped out to a 20-5 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 55-41 victory over Chatham in a Patroon Conference girls basketball game Friday, Jan. 11.
Stacia Coyne netted 14 points, and Lauryn Smith contributed 12 points for the Wildcats, who remained undefeated in league play. Naveah Daigle had nine points for Chatham.
Second-place Hudson kept pace with Maple Hill by defeating Cairo-Durham 61-49. Deja Beauford and Jenaya Robinson each scored 20 points for the Blue Hawks, who pulled away by outscoring Cairo-Durham 21-12 in the fourth quarter.
Jolie Polsen led Cairo-Durham with 18 points, while Arianna Myers chipped in with 13 points. Continue reading “Patroon Conference girls basketball: Maple Hill cruises past Chatham”
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”
Notre Dame of Utica fended off a late rally to defeat Mohonasen 40-37 in the opening round of the inaugural Mohonasen Holiday Classic girls basketball tournament Friday, Dec. 28.
Notre Dame outscored Mohonasen 11-5 in the second quarter to build a 20-14 halftime lead. The Mighty Warriors closed the gap to one possession several times in the fourth quarter before running out of time.
Breanna Lott netted 16 points for Mohonasen, which meets Mekeel Christian Academy in the consolation round Saturday, Dec. 29. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake edged Mekeel Christian 43-41 in the other opening round game to advance to Saturday’s final against Notre Dame. Continue reading “Girls basketball: Notre Dame of Utica advances past Mohonasen at inaugural Mohon Holiday Classic”
Chatham outscored Catskill 17-9 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 41-33 victory over the Cats Tuesday, Dec. 18, in a Patroon Conference girls basketball game.
Naveah Daigle netted 14 points, while Hailey Cascioli and Hannah Taylor each added eight points for Chatham. Ashley Shook led Catskill with 14 points, including four three-pointers.
Elsewhere in the Patroon Conference, Maple Hill jumped out to a 22-3 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a 78-16 victory over Albany Leadership Academy for Girls. Continue reading “Patroon Conference girls basketball: Chatham rallies past Catskill; Maple Hill rolls past Albany Leadership”