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Fiducia stars in Greenville victory; Hudson falls

Hudson coach Shawn Briscoe talks to his team during a timeout in Saturday’s non-league game against Albany High at the Washington Avenue Armory.
December 2, 2019 12:38 pm

MIDDLEBURGH — Damien Fiducia torched Middleburgh for 43 points, including eight 3-pointers, as Greenville earned a 98-65 season-opening victory over the Knights on Saturday.

Fiducia’s eight treys tied a school record set by Cole Ackerman. The junior sharpshooter dropped 16 points in the first quarter and had 21 in the third.

Joe Nicosia contributed 20 points to Greenvile’s cause. Tim Bernacki had 10.

Andrew Johnson led Middleburgh with 19 points. Brendan Henry had 12, Taylor Olsen and Cameron Kenney 11 each Jacob wod 10.

The Spartans built quarterly leads of 30-12, 53-22 and 81-52.

“It was a great way to start the season,” Greenville coach Dane Carpenter said. “Everyone contributed.”

Greenville (1-0) goes to Rensselaer on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

GREENVILLE (98): Fiducia 17-1-43, Weiss 1-0-3, Nicosia 7-4-20, Mithcell 2-0-4, Benning 2-0-5, Smith 2-0-6, Biernacki 3-4-10, Lewis 3-1-7. Totals 37-10-98.

3-pointers: Fiducia 8, Nicosia 2, Smith 2, Weiss, Benning.

MIDDLEBURGH (65): Wood 3-4-10, Johns 5-6-19, Henry 5-1-12, Olsen 3-5-11, Kenney 3-5-11. Totals 19-21-65.

3-pointers: Johns 3, Henry.

Albany High 83, Hudson 68

ALBANY — Albany High used its size and athleticism to post an 83-68 victory over Hudson in Saturday non-league boys basketball game at the Washington Avenue Armory.

The Falcons jumped out to a 19-15 lead after one quarter of play and extended the gap to 40-31 at halftime and 57-35 after three.

Kevin Seel II topped Albany High with 22 points. Shamar Mercharles, the Falcons’ 6-9 center, added 21.

“We played well just missed some easy ones around the basket and couldn’t get enough stops down the stretch,” Hudson coach Shawn Briscoe said. “I liked what I saw tonight from the guys, though, against a very athletic and long Albany team.”

Dayquan Griffin poured in 31 points for Hudson. Noah Hedgepeth drained five 3-pointers, en route to a 21-point performance.

“Dayquan was a beast down low and the guards did a nice job finding him and Noah shot the ball very well,” Briscoe said. “We will get back to the lab and work out the kinks a and be ready for Taconic Hills at home.”

The Bluehawks (0-1) host the Titans on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

HUDSON (68): Hedgepeth 8-0-21, Maines 2-0-4, Anderson 2-0-4, Griffin 11-9-31, Moore 1-0-2, Gorman 1-0-2, DeJesus 1-0-3, Johnson 0-1-1. Totals 26-10-68.

3-pointers: Hedgepeth 5, DeJesus.

ALBANY HIGH (83): Harrison 4-0-8, Seel 9-0-22, Chandler 3-0-6, Mercharles 10-2-21, Austin 6-1-14, Penn 1-2-4, Zarzuela 1-0-2. Danzy 1-0-2, Addison 2-0-4. Totals 37-4-83.

3-pointers: Seel 4, Austin.