CATSKILL – Justice Brantley reached a career milestone and helped Catskill remain unbeaten with a convincing 67-47 victory over Maple Hill in Tuesday's Patroon Conference boys basketball game.
“We circle Maple Hill on the calender every year; they are well coached, well disciplined, hardworking basketball team.” Catskill boys’ basketball coach, Doug Lampman said. “I wasn’t going to call ourselves anything special until we were able to play against Maple Hill.”
Maple Hill played tough, but Catskill was able to contain the Wildcats' offense in the second quarter allowing Justice Brantley, Devon Haye and Logan Scott to build and maintain a lead.
Brantley finished with 29 points and eight assists and reached the 1,000-point mark for his career in the second half. After scoring just two points in the opening quarter, he put up 10 in the second, six in the third and 11 in the fourth.
“Justice is an amazing addition to this program. He has been a program player in every sense of the word, on and off the court,” Lampman said “He is a very unselfish player, a very hardworking player and was just honored by his teammates in the locker room when no crowd was watching.”
Junior Devon Haye also had an electric game, recording a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Brantley and Haye both had one 3-pointer.
“Devon continues to perform for us, he had a strong double-double again tonight,” Lampman said, “When Justice gets stalled, we start dumping to Devon inside and he has done nothing but take care of that inside game.”
When Brantley surpassed the 1,000 point mark in the third quarter, it was a spark for the Catskill team and Catskill fans. Coach Lampman called for a timeout, allowing Brantley's friends and family time to greet him. The commemorative white basketball was also brought out at that time, with teammates and opponents congratulating Brantley on his success.
Maple Hill played a solid game as well, with several standout players. Senior Quinn Pratico was a threat from the beyond the arc, connecting on four 3-pointers. Junior Rian Jewett played a solid defensive game and also draining two three’s. Senior Tyler Hanrahan contributed 10 points.
“Tonight we played against well against Maple Hill,” Lampman said “They are buying into the system, now we just have to see how far we can take the system.”
Catskill (3-0, 5-0) visits Cairo-Durham and Maple Hill (2-1) hosts Taconic Hills on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
MAPLE HILL (47): Hanrahan 4-2-10, Jewett 3-0-8, Kulpa 2-2-6, Mannion 2-4-8, Pratico 5-1-15. Totals 16-9-47.
3-pointers: Pratico 4, Jewett 2.
CATSKILL (67): Allen 1-0-2, Brantley 10-8-29, Donely 3-0-6, Gibbs 6-1-13, Haye 5-3-14, Scott 1-1-3. Totals 26-13-67.
3-pointers: Brantley, Haye.
Coxsackie-Athens 80, Taconic Hills 47
COXSACKIE — Coxsackie-Athens knocked down 10 3-pointers en route to an 80-47 victory over Coxsackie-Athens in Tuesday’s Patroon Conference boys basketball game.
Killian Schrader and Gil Bell each had 17 points for the Indians. Tyler Oravsky and Kane Schrader chipped in with 14 apiece.
Devon Charron pumped in a game-high 18 for taconic Hills. Kolby Clegg added 17.
Coxsackie-Athens (2-1) goes to Greenville and Taconic Hills (0-2, 1-2) vistis Maple Hill on Friday.
TACONIC HILLS (47): Preusser 1-0-2, Charron 7-0-18, Clegg 6-2-17, Teator 1-0-2, Colwell 2--4, New 2-0-4. Totals 19-2-47.
3-pointers: Charron 4, Clegg 3.
COXSACKIE-ATHENS (80): Kiefer 3-0-7, Bell 6-3-17, Oravsky 5-2-14, Killian Schrader 7-0-17, KAne Schrader 6-0-14, Boehm 2-1-5, Buckner 2-2-6. Totals 31-8-80.
3-pointers: Killian Schrader 3, Kane Schrader 2, Oravsky 2, Bell 2, Kiefer.
Mohonasen 71, Ichabod Crane 27
ROTTERDAM -- Duncan Tallman scored 27 points to spark Mohonasen to a 71-27 victory over Ichabod Crane in Tuesday's Colonial Council boys basketball game.
The Mighty Warriors led 19-12 after one quarter and 33-18 at halftime, before putting the game out of reach with a 23-3 run in the third stanza.
Zach Kennedy was the Riders high scorer with seven points.
Ichabod Crane (0-2, 2-2) returns home to play Lansingburgh on Friday at 6 p.m.
ICHABOD CRANE (27): Boham 1-0-3, Halpin 0-2-2, Holzhauer 2-0-5, Kennedy 2-1-7, Ogden 1-1-4, Pesano 1-2-4, Vecellio 1-0-2. Totals 8-6-27
3-pointers: Kennedy 2, Boham, Holzhauer, Ogden.
MOHONASEN (71): Calkins 3-2-8, Coelho 1-0-2, Febbie 2-0-4, Johnson 1-0-2, Gannon 1-0-3, Gillisslee 2-0-4, Monroe 4-1-9, Reinke 3-0-6, Richmond 3-0-6, Tallman 9-5-27. Totals 29-8-71.
3-pointers: Tallman 4, Gannon.