CRARYVILLE -- Justice Brantley recorded his third triple-double in the past four games, dropping 41 points, grabbing 14 rebounds and dishing out 10 assists as Catskill wrapped up a share of its second straight Patroon Conference championship with a 96-59 victory over Taconic Hills on Friday.
Maple Hill defeated Rensselaer on Friday, 49-41, to earn a share of the title with Catskill. Both teams finish league play with 14-2 records.
"Over the years, one of the more competitive programs that I respect is the Maple Hill basketball program," Catskill coach Doug Lampman said. "They always put a quality product on the court, they are always well coached. I can honestly say its an honor to share the Patroon Conference with such a quality program.
"We are ecstatic. I lost five of my top seven players last year and the fact that we were able to get back to back championships this year. It says a lot about the overall character of this program. the guys, even the young guys, freshman and sophomores are buying into this program, it means a lot. I'm ecstatic that we can represent the Patroon Conference as champions."
Taconic Hills kept it close early, trailing just 18-16 after one quarter, but Catskill kicked it into high gear in the second stanza as Brantley poured in 14 of the team's 26 points to make it a 44-25 game at halftime.
The Cats were up 70-47 after three quarters and finished strong, outscoring the Titans, 26-12, in the final stanza.
"Tonight we played a solid game down the stretch," Lampman said. "We started out a little shaky and Taconic Hills certainly came to play, knocking down the three's. That always seems to be our Achilles Heel. We settled into a nice game, we had to make all new roles, with Logan Scott (foot injury) out, we have to give everyone a different role.
"It is back to the drawing board trying to create another team. But that is part of high school basketball when you lose people to injuries you have to make adjustments. We struggled with those adjustments early on but we were able to overcome them as the game wore on. I expected a lot of confusion with a quality player like Logan down."
Devon Haye had a double-double for the Cats (17-3 overall), with 20 points and 11 rebounds. Melik Christian added 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Bervonis Donely had 11 points and seven rebounds.
Kolby Clegg led Taconic Hills with 28 points. Trevor New had 12 and Devon Charron 11.
Catskill now awaits sectional pairings, but will move on without the services of Scott.
"Logan is going to be out for the rest of the season, so we have to build new roles around that," Lampman said. "Get them ready and comfortable with their roles on the basketball team. We have to continue to work on all facets of the basketball game. The sectional tournament is going to be a very difficult one for us, but we are going to get ready and do the very best we can. "
CATSKILL (96): Alexander 1-0-2, Brantley 16-7-41, Christian 5-0-12, Donely 5-1-11, Gibbs 0-2-2, Haye 7-5-20, Lyles 4-0-8. Totals 38-15-96.
3-pointers: Brantley 2, Christian 2, Haye.
TACONIC HILLS (59): Charron 4-0-11, Clegg 10-7-28, New 5-0-12, Preusser 1-0-2, Snyder 2-0-6. Totals 22-7-59.
3-pointers: Charron 3, New 2, Snyder 2, Clegg.
Hudson 86, Coxsackie-Athens 76
COXSACKIE -- Hudson avenged an early-season loss to Coxsackie-Athens by handing the Indians an 86-76 setback in Friday's Patroon Conference boys basketball game.
Dayquan Griffin was one of four players in double figures for Hudson (11-5, 12-7), leading the way with 23 points. Lavon Fernandez had 21, Leviticus Johnson 16 and Spencer Goldstien 11.
Gil Bell had a game-high 24 for C-A. Kane Schrader contributed 15, Tyler Oravsky had 13 and Aiden Boehm 11.
Hudson held quarterly leads of 26-20, 39-34 and 59-55.
HUDSON (86): Bernockie 0-1-1, Fernandez 8-4-21, Goldstien 5-1-11, Griffin 9-5-23, Hedgepeth 2-1-7, Johnson 6-2-16, Romano 1-1-3,Smith 1-2-4. Totals 32-17-86.
3-pointers: Hedgepeth 2, Johnson 2, Fernandez.
C-A (76): Bell 10-4-24, Boehm 5-0-11, Kiefer 2-0-4, Oravsky 5-0-13, Kane Schrader 6-0-15, Killian Schrader 3-0-7, Simmons 1-0-2. Totals 32-4-76.
3-pointers: Kane Schrader 3, Oravsky 3, Killian Schrader, Boehm.
Chatham 96, Greenville 58
GREENVILLE -- Sophomore Jayshawn Williams nailed six 3-pointers and finished with 32 points to lead Chatham to a 96-58 victory over Greenville in Friday's Patroon Conference game.
The Panthers, who finish third in the Patroon with an 11-5 record, led 17-15 after one quarter, then broke the game open with a 23-11 run in the second stanza. They went on to outscore the Spartans 32-18 in the third quarter and 24-14 in the fourth.
Keon Armstrong added 23 points for the Panthers. Kaleb Taylor and Jon Elbert each had 13. The Panthers lit it up from three-point land, burying 15 treys.
Aidan O'Connor had 13 points for Greenville. Ryan McAneny added 11.
CHATHAM (96): Armstrong 9-2-23, Elbert 5-0-13, Jeralds 1-0-3, Fahey 1-1-3, Kastner 1-1-3, Taylor 5-1-13, Williams 13-0-32, Thorsen 1-2-4, Tice 1-0-2. Totals 37-7-96.
3-pointers: Williams 6, Elbert 3, Armstrong 3, Taylor 2, Jeralds.
GREENVILLE (58): Biernacki 1-3-5, Byrne 1-0-3, Corrigan 2-2-6, Criswell 1-0-2, Fiducia 3-1-9, Gergen 2-0-4, McAneny 5-0-11, Mulholland 2-0-5, O'Connor 4-2-13. Totals 21-8-58.
3-pointers: O'Connor 3, Fiducia 2, McAneny, Byrne, Mulholland.
Schalmont 54, Ichabod Crane 34
ROTTERDAM -- Shane O'Dell scored 17 points to lead Schalmont, the No. 2 ranked Class B team in the state, to a 54-34 victory over Ichabod Crane in Friday's Colonial Council boys basketball game.
The Sabres (19-1) built quarterly leads of 15-8, 31-19 and 47-26.
LJ Randle added 10 points to Schalmont's cause.
Christian Pesano was the Riders' top scorer with eight points. Ed Ogden added seven.
ICHABOD CRANE (34): Boham 1-0-3, Dolan 1-0-2, Halpin 1-1-3, Kennedy 2-0-4, Mulica 0-2-2, Ogden 3-0-7, Pesano 3-2-8, Race 0-1-1, Richards 1-0-2, Vecellio 1-0-2. Totals 13-6-34.
3-pointers: Boham, Ogden.
SCHALMONT (54): Boyd 2-2-7, Green 1-0-2, Masick 1-0-3, O'Connor 0-1-1, O'Dell 7-2-17, LJ Randle 4-0-10, T. Randle 1-0-3, Sanford 1-0-3, Strube 3-0-8. Totals 20-5-54.
3-pointers: LJ Randle 2, Strube 2, Sanford, T. Randle, O'Dell, Masick, Boyd.
Chatham 58, Ichabod Crane 47
CHATHAM -- Chatham wrapped up the regular season on a high note with a 58-47 non-league boys basketball victory over Ichabod Crane on Saturday.
The Panthers (15-5) trailed 20-16 after one quarter, but came back with a 14-5 second-quarter run to go up 30-25 at halftime and extended the gap to 45-34 after three quarters.
Jayshawn Williams led Chatham's balanced attack with 16 point. Kaleb Taylor contributed 13 and Keon Armstrong and Quinten Kastner each had 11.
Christian Pesano's 17-point effort led Ichabod Crane. Donovan Brown had 10.
ICHABOD CRANE (47): Brown 5-0-10, Kennedy 3-1-8, Ogden 3-0-7, Pesano 4-5-17, Richards 1-1-3, Vecellio 1-0-2. Totals 17-7-47.
3-pointers: Pesano 4, Kennedy, Ogden.
CHATHAM (58): Taylor 6-1-13, Armstrong 3-4-11, Kastner 5-0-11, Williams 7-0-16, Elbert 0-5-5, Fahey 1-0-2. Totals 22-10-58.
3-pointers: Williams 2, Kastner, Armstrong.