CAIRO -- The Hudson boys basketball team stretched its Patroon Conference winning streak to 42 games on Friday with a 77-39 victory over Cairo-Durham.
The Bluehawks (9-1, 8-0), whose last conference loss came to Catskill on February 7, 2015, jumped out to a 16-10 lead after one quarter and extended the margin to 37-13 and 62-25 at the next two quarter stops.
Hudson coach Shawn Briscoe felt Friday's performance was much better than Tuesday's showing against Chatham.
"We rebounded a little bit tonight effort-wise," Briscoe said. "We definitely gave a little more effort, a little more intensity and executed better, so it's nice to see the guys responded the past couple of days in practice and understand we can't flip it on and off when we feel like it. It was nice to come here and get the win. It was a total team effort. Everybody played, gave us good minutes and did their job when they were in there."
The game marked the debut of Hudson freshmen Leviticus Johnson and Noah Hedgepeth, who were both promoted from the junior varsity team earlier this week. Both responded with solid performances. Hedgepeth finished with 6 points, while Johnson had two.
"They both looked good, looked comfortable," Briscoe said. "They seemed to relish in the moment and it wasn't too big for them. They came ready to play and we knew that they were ready and capable of coming in and contributing. It's not about them carrying us, it's about them coming in and giving us quality minutes and adding depth to our bench, which they did tonight."
Perhaps no one stepped up more than junior center Spencer Goldstien, who finished with a career-high 13 points, including seven in the second quarter when Hudson started to pull away.
"Spencer was huge tonight," Briscoe said. "He had some huge rebounds and putbacks. This was probably his best game of the year. He's still learning. He's new to the game and he's getting better day in and day out and we're expecting good things from him like this tonight moving forward down the stretch. He's starting to build some confidence, so it's nice to see other guys step up that maybe we haven't always counted on in the past. That's the nice thing about our team. No one can key on just one guy and everybody does their job and contributes. That's what led to our success the last few years and everything we're continuing to do right now."
Nytrell Franklin-Hedgepeth led Hudson in scoring with 18 points. Lavon Fernandez added 15.
Ethan Handel's 10 points topped Cairo-Durham.
Hudson also took the junior varsity game, 52-33.
Neville Anderson and George DeJesus both had 10 points to spark Hudson. Marcel Robinson and James Robinson each had eight, Nate Johnson and Jayshawn Williams five apiece, Maurice Smith four and Tevon Gordon two.
Hudson visits Maple Hill on Tuesday, while Cairo-Durham goes to Coxsackie-Athens on Friday. Junior varsity action starts at 5:30 p.m.
HUDSON (77): Sweet 2-0-5 (1), Franklin-Hedgepeth 6-2-18 (4), Ramirez 3-1-7, Griffin 3-1-7, Fernandez 7-0-15 (1), Wilburn 2-0-4, Goldstien 4-5-13, No. Hedgepeth 2-1-6 (1), Johnson 1-0-2. Totals 30-10-77 (7).
CAIRO-DURHAM (39): Hall 0-1-1, Fountain 3-1-7, Handel 5-0-10, Justice 0-1-1, Minott 4-0-8, Murphy 2-0-4, Cody 3-0-6, Salvatore 1-0-2. Totals 18-3-39.
-- Tim Martin
Greenville 72, Coxsackie-Athens 68
GREENVILLE -- Greenville picked up its fifth win in a row on Friday night, beating out Coxsackie-Athens 72-68 in Patroon Conference varsity boys basketball action.
After falling behind 21-20 in the first quarter, the Spartans used a 17-9 second quarter run to secure the lead and cruise to victory.
Cole Ackerman led the way with 23 points. Ryan McAneny added 17 and Paul Mitchell 12.
Kane Schrader scored a team-high 17 points for the Indians while Gil Bell had 16, Killian Schrader 15 and Justice Middaugh 14.
COXSACKIE-ATHENS (68): G. Bell 7-2-4-16; D. Blowers 1-0-3 (1); A. Boehm 1-1-2-3; J. Middaugh 7-0-1-14; Ka. Schrader 5-3-4-17 (4); Ki. Schrader 6-0-1-15 (3); Totals: 27-6-12-68 (8).
GREENVILLE (72): C. Ackerman 6-6-9-23 (5); M. Edmonds 1-4-9-6; D. Fiducia 1-1-2-3; L. Krasney 2-0-2-5 (1); R. McAneny 6-2-4-17 (3); P. Mitchell 4-3-4-12 (1); K. Mulholland 3-0-6; Totals: 23-16-30-72 (10).
CHVL BOYS BASKETBALL
Germantown 52, Bishop Maginn 41
GERMANTOWN -- Daniel Kellenbenz dropped 22 points to power Germantown to a 52-41 conquest of Bishop Maginn in Friday's Central Hudson valley League boys basketball game.
The Clippers led 13-6 after one quarter, 27-21 at halftime and 39-34 through three quarters.
Isaiah Johnson was the Griffins' top point producer with 13.
Germantown (8-2, 5-0) visits Doane Stuart on Tuesday at 7 p.m.
BISHOP MAGINN (41): Davis 1-3-5, Frazier 2-1-5, Johnson 5-3-13, McMullen 3-0-6, Springsteen 1-0-2, Thompson 1-0-2, Threatt 3-1-8 (1). Totals 16-8-41 (1).
GERMANTOWN (52): Burgett 3-0-6, Gibbons 4-1-9, A. Kellenbenz 0-5-5, D. Kellenbenz 10-1-22 (1), Merian 1-0-2, Velez 3-2-8. Totals 21-9-52 (1).
-- Tim Martin
PATROON CONFERENCE GIRLS BASKETBALL
Hudson 64, Cairo-Durham 41
HUDSON -- Hudson avenged its only Patroon Conference girls basketball loss of the season in impressive fashion, handing Cairo-Durham a 64-41 setback on Friday.
The Bluehawks opened up a slim 17-15 lead after one quarter of play, then exploded for a 23-7 run in the second to widen the gap to 40-22. They were up 54-31 after three quarters.
Mykal Walters and Jenya Robinson each had 17 points for the Bluehawks.Emily Clark and Katie Jepsen both had eight, Jada Alert and Shayna Coppersmith six apiece and Deja Beauford two.
Hudson (9-2, 8-1) is slated to play at Albany Leadership at 7 p.m., while Cairo-Durham (5-5, 5-7) visits Coxsackie-Athens on Friday at 5:30 p.m.
-- Tim Martin
Greenville 65, Coxsackie-Athens 17
GREENVILLE -- Section II leading scorer Ava Fitzmaurice had 34 points, six rebounds, seven steals, two assists and two blocks to spark league-leading Greenville to a 65-17 demolition of Coxsackie-Athens in Friday's Patroon Conference girls basketball game.
Skyla Van Fleet added nine points for the Spartans, who built quarterly leads of 18-2, 36-6 and 53-14.
Greenville (10-0, 11-1) goes to Taconic Hills on Tuesday at 7 p.m. and Coxsackie-Athens (0-9, 1-9) hosts Cairo-Durham on Friday at 7 p.m.
COXSACKIE-ATHENS (17): Josberger 3-2-10 (2), Myer 1-0-2, Pascuzzi 2-1-5. Totals 6-3-17 (2).
GREENVILLE (65): Fitzmaurrice 12-6-34 (4), Kennedy 3-0-6, Krasney 2-0-4, McGuinness 2-0-4, Misuraca 2-0-4, Trostle 1-1-4 (1), Van Fleet 4-1-9. Totals 26-8- (5).
-- Tim Martin
CHVL GIRLS BASKETBALL
Germantown 44, Bishop Maginn 28
GERMANTOWN -- Germantown notched a 44-28 victory over Bishop Maginn on Friday night in CHVL varsity girls basketball action.
Kylie Pudney's 11 points paced the Lady Clippers. Riley Gibbons added 10 and Shayla Snow added seven.
Bishop Maginn's Samoye Willingham had 14 points in the losing effort.
BISHOP MAGINN (28): J. Bernardino 2-0-6 (2); C. Catalan 0-1-2-1; A. Reid 3-0-7 (1); J. Torres 0-0-4-0; S. Willingham 5-4-6-14; Totals: 10-5-12-28 (3).
GERMANTOWN (44): H. Byrnes 1-0-3 (1); T. Decker 2-0-4; K. Denninger 1-1-4-3; R. Gibbons 5-0-10; J. Ljutich 1-0-2; S> Marrish 2-0-2-4; K. Pudney 4-0-11 (3); S. Snow 1-5-12-7; Totals: 17-6-18-44 (4).