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Bluehawks rebound against Mustangs; Spartans storm past Titans

December 1, 2018 12:00 am Updated: December 3, 2018 04:56 pm

CAIRO -- Hudson bounced back from a season-opening loss to Maple Hill in a big way on Friday, placing four players in double figures en route to an 81-52 Patroon Conference boys basketball victory over Cairo-Durham.

Prior to Tuesday's home setback, Hudson hadn't lost a season-opener since 2013-14 and the Bluehawks took out their frustrations on the Mustangs, jumping out to a 22-10 lead after one quarter and never looking back. They widened the gap to 41-19 by halftime and 68-31 through three quarters.

"It's good to get in the win column, obviously," Hudson coach Shawn Briscoe said. "It's the first varsity win for a lot of these guys, we were able to get a lot of guys some minutes, the bench guys got play significant minutes, which is always good moving forward. There's going to be games where guys get into foul trouble and we're needs guys to step up and play. Total team effort. We like to share the basketball and I thought we distributed the ball well tonight, had four guys in double figures and that's the way we want to play."

Dayquan Griffin was Husdon's top scorer with 19 points. Lavon Fernandez added 17, Leviticus Johnson 15 and Noah Hedgepeth 11.

Antonio McCalop saw his first action of the season and was strong off the bench for the Bluehawks, scoring nine points.

"He played a great game off the bench," Briscoe said. "He came in, gave us some good minutes, knocked down a couple of shots, played good defensively and that's what we're going to need. We only have 10 guys on the roster, so we're going to need guys to step up at times, and it's probably going to be somebody different every night."

Louis Laregina stood out for Cairo-Durham, scoring 24 points. Noah Justice contributed 12.

All in all, Briscoe was pleased with his team's ability to shake off Tuesday's loss and come back strong. The team showed perhaps its most improvement from the free throw line, hitting 15 of 17 from the charity stripe after sinking just four of 12 attempts on Tuesday.

"I think we fixed some things that we struggled with in our opener," Briscoe said. "We shot the ball from the free throw line exceptionally well, which was huge, and what we didn't do in our first game. So we're getting better. I like where we're at defensively through the first two games and offensively, we were much more effective."

Hudson won the junior varsity game, 73-31.

Hudson (1-1) visits Rensselaer, while Cairo-Durham travels to Chatham on Wednesday. Junior varsity action begins at 5 p.m.

HUDSON (81): Bernockie 1-0-2, Collins 2-0-4, Fernandez 6-4-17, Goldstien 1-2-4, Griffin 7-5-19, Hedgepeth 4-0-11, Johnson 6-2-15, McCalop 3-2-9. Totals 30-15-81.

3-pointers: Hedgepeth 3, McCalop, Fernandez, Johnson.

CAIRO-DURHAM (52): Hall 3-0-6, Handel 4-0-8, Justice 5-1-12, Laregina 9-3-24, Morgan 1-0-2. Totals 22-4-52.

3-pointers: Laregina 3, Justice.

Greenville 58, Taconic Hills 49

CRARYVILLE -- Damien Fiducia had 15 points to highlight Greenville's 58-49 Patroon Conference boys basketball victory over Taconic Hills on Friday.

Keenan Mulholland contributed 13 points to theSpratns' attack. Ryan McAneny and James Mitchell each had 10.

Devon Charron poured in 25 points for the Titans.

Greenville (1-1, 2-1) hosts Coxsackie-Athens and Taconic Hills goes to Maple Hill on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

GREENVILLE (58): Fiducia 6-0-15, McAneny 2-6-10, Mitchell 2-4-10, Lewis 1-0-2, Nicosia 3-1-8, Mulholland 4-3-13. Totals 18-14-58.

3-pointers: Fiducia 3, Mitchell 2, Mulholland 2, Nicosia.

TACONIC HILLS (49): Clegg 3-3-9, Charron 9-2-25, Colwell 3-0-6, Delamater 2-2-6, Bradway 0-1-1, Preusser 1-0-2. Totals 18-8-49.

3-pointers: Charron 5.

Catskill 74, Coxsackie-Athens 63

COXSACKIE -- Justice Brantley and Devon Haye each had a double-double as Catskill defeated Coxsackie-Athens, 74-63, in Friday's Patroon Conference boys basketball game.

Brantley had 28 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, while Haye had 12 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for the Cats (2-0, 4-0). Freshman Kellen Gibbs chipped in with 11 points.

Gil Bll led Coxsackie-Athens with 21 points. Kane Schrader had 12 points and Killian Schrader 11.

Catskill led 22-10 after one quarter and 44-24 at halftime. C-A outscored the Cats, 39-30, in the second half, but it was too little, too late.

Catskill hosts Maple Hill on Tuesday, while Coxsackie-Athens (1-1) goes to Germantown on Wednesday.

CATSKILL (74): Brantley 8-9-28, Christian 2-2-6, Gibbs 5-1-11, Haye 6-0-12, Scott 4-0-8, Donely 3-3-9. Totals 28-15-74.

3-pointers: Brantley 3.

COXSACKIE-ATHENS (63): Kiefer 1-0-3, Boehm 1-0-2, Bell 9-3-21, Oravsky 3-2-8, Buckner 0-2-2, Simmons 2-0-4, Kane Schrader 5-0-12, Killian Schrader 5-1-11. Totals 26-8-63.

3-pointers: Kane Schrader 2, Kiefer.

Maple Hill 55, Chatham 38

CASTLETON -- Maple Hill outscored Chatham 14-3 in the final quarter to earn a 55-38 victory in Friday's Patroon Conference boys basketball game.

The Wildcats held a slim 13-12 lead after one quarter and were up 29-24 at halftime and 41-35 after three quarters, before pulling away in the final stanza.

Rian Jewett had 21 points to lead Maple Hill (2-0).

Jayshawn Williams was Chatham's leading scorer for the third straight game, dropping 16 points.

Maple Hill travels to Catskill on Tuesday and Chatham plays host to Cairo-Durham on Wednesday.

CHATHAM (38): Kastner 1-0-2, Elbert 0-3-3, Williams 6-3-16, Armstrong 3-1-7, Van Tassel 3-0-8, Tice 1-0-2. Totals 14-7-38.

3-pointers: Van Tassel 2, Williams.

MAPLE HILL (55): McGarvey 0-1-1, Kulpa 4-1-9, Jewett 6-6-21, Houghtaling 1-0-2, Herschoff 0-2-2, Decker 3-0-7, Pratico 2-0-5, Hanrahan 2-0-4, Mannion 2-0-4. Totals 20-10-55.

3-pointers: Jewett 3, Decker, Pratico.

COLONIAL COUNCIL

La Salle 57, Ichabod Crane 41

VALATIE — La Salle knocked down nine three-pointers to earn a 57-41 victory in Colonial Council boys basketball action.

The Cadets built quarterly leads of 13-9, 23-18 and 37-30.

Connor Cepiel scored 17 points for La Salle. Garrett Myers contributed 12.

Christian Pesano paced the Riders with 14.

Ichabod Crane visits Mohonasen  Tuesday night at 6.

LA SALLE (57): Bourgalt 2-1-7, Cepiel 5-5-17, Dasharnais 3-0-8, Dickson 2-0-5, Evans 2-0-4, Mooney 1-0-2, Myers 5-0-12, Vanroy 1-0-2. Totals 21-6-57.

3-pointers: Bougault 2, Cepiel 2, Desharanis 2, Myers 2, Dickson. 

ICHABOD CRANE (41): Boham 2-0-5, Halpin 0-2-2, Holzhauer 1-0-2, Kennedy 2-0-4, Ogden 3-2-9, Pesano 5-3-14, Walsh 2-1-5. Totals 15-8-41.

3-pointers: Ogden, Pesano.