GERMANTOWN – The Coxsackie Athens boys basketball team earned a 62-58 non-league road victory over Germantown on Thursday.
“It was very good; good effort by both sides,” Coxsackie-Athens coach Tyrone Coleman said. “They are a tough team, but we came and we finished it.”
Coxsackie-Athens came out aggressive in the first quarter, thanks to Killian Schrader putting up 10 of his 15 game points. Players who also contributed in the first for C-A included Gil Bell with 4, Josh Kiefer with a 3-pointer and Aiden Boehm with 2.
Bell stood out in the fourth quarter by applying quick offensive scoring, putting up eight of CA’s 14 points over the final eight minutes.
“Gil, he is just a hustler and puts it all on the floor every night,” Coleman said “We (Coxsackie Athens) can go far,”
Germantown did not lack hustle during the game and was nipping at the heels of C-A throughout the second half. Bryan Bathrick put the team on his back and scored 16 of the 19 points for Germantown in the first quarter, including four 3-pointers. Bathrick’s fifth 3-pointer would come in the third quarter.
Robbie Eaton would also be productive beyond the arc, putting up three 3-pointers, one in each of the last three quarters. Eaton played an aggressive fourth quarter by putting up 7 of 14 points.
“We just want to settle down, especially on the turnovers,” Coleman said. “We just have to slow everything down, be patient.”
COXSACKIE(62): J. Kiefer 4-0-11, A. Boehm 1-0-2,G. Bell 8-1-17; T. Oravsky 2-0-4, Killian Schrader 7-1-15, Kane Schrader 3-0-7, T. Simmons 1-0-2-2, J. Buckner 1-2-4, Total 24-2-62.
3-pointers: Kiefer (3), Killian Schrader (2), Kane Schrader (1)
GERMANTOWN(58): R. Eaton 5-0-13; J. Decker 2-3--7; B. Bathrick 15-4-29; J. Anderson 0-5-5; S. Dunn 2-0-4; Total 19-12-58.
3-pointers: R. Eaton (3), B. Bathrick (5),
Hudson 70, Rensselaer 49
RENSSELAER -- Lavon Fernandez and Dayquan Griffin combined for as many points as the entire Rensselaer team to spark Hudson to a 70-49 victory in Wednesday's Patroon Conference boys basketball game.
Fernandez finished with 25 points, including three dunks, while Griffin had 24 for the Bluehawk (2-1). Leviticus Johnson chipped in with 12.
"We played well tonight," Hudson coach Shawn Briscoe said. "We got off to a good start and were able to control the game pretty much from start to finish. I would like to see the guys play with a little more sense of urgency and more hunger at times, but I like how we are playing right now. We got big games offensively from Lavon and Dayquan. They both were able to finish really well around the basket as well as kick the ball out when we needed to our shooters.
"We still need to clean up our turnovers and do a better job of staying locked in at all times. We will continue t work hard and just be ready for our next on Tuesday at Chatham."
Amaziah Wright led Rensselaer with 12 points.
Hudson travels to Chatham on Tuesday, then plays host to Catskill in the Annual Battle of the Bridge game next Friday.
HUDSON (70): Fernandez 10-5-25, Johnson 5-0-12, Hedgepeth 2-0-5, Griffin 12-0-24, Collins 0-2-2, McCalop 1-0-2. Totals 30-7-70,
3-pointers: Johnson 2, Hedgepeth.
RENSSELAER (49): Wright 4-0-12, Wagner 2-4-8, Northrup 1-0-3, Nixon 1-0-2, Touzin 1-1-3, C. Harris 4-0-8, Alshami 1-1-4, S. Harris 3-0-6, Sousis 1-0-2. Totals 18-6-49.
3-pointers: Wright 4, Northrup, Alshami.
Chatham 76, Cairo-Durham 60
CHATHAM -- Sophomore Jayshawn Williams scored 34 points, including 14 in the final qarter, to help Chatham pull away from Cairo-Durham, 76-60, in Wednesday's Patroon Conference boys basketball action.
Chatham led 17-7 after one quarter of play and 37-14 at halftime, before Cairo-Durham made a game out of it with a 27-12 third-quarter run. But Williams caught fire in the final stanza to help Chatham sew up the victory.
Kaleb Taylor contributed 16 points to Chatham's cause.
Jacob Hall led Cairo-Durham with 18 points. Noah Justice had 16 and Louis Laregina 15.
Chatham (1-2, 2-2) goes to Rensselaer and Cairo-Durham (1-2, 1-3) hosts Catskill on Friday.
CAIRO-DURHAM (60): Hall 6-5-18, Handel 1-0-2, Justice 6-3-16, Laregina 4-4-15, Morgan 1-0-2, Murphy 1-0-2, Phillips 1-0-3, Salvatore 0-2-2. Totals 20-14-60.
3-pointers: Laregina 3, Phillips, Justice, Hall.
CHATHAM (76): Armstrong 1-2-4, Elbert 4-1-9, Fahey 1-1-3, Gregg 1-0-3, Himmel 0-2-2, Kastner 0-1-1, Taylor 5-6-16, Van Tassel 2-0-4, Williams 11-10-34. Totals 25-23-76.
3-pointers: Williams 2, Gregg.