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Lady Bluehawks too much for Albany Leadership

December 5, 2017 - 08:52 pm Updated: December 6, 2017 - 12:02 am

HUDSON -- Hudson bounced back from its first loss of the season with a 41-29 victory over Albany Leadership Charter in Tuesday's Patroon Conference girls basketball game.

The Bluehawks (2-1) led 9-6 after the first quarter of play and widened the gap to 22-13 and 32-17 at the next two stops. Coach Brice Ivery was pleased with his team's effort.

"Nice win," Ivery said. "We cleaned up a lot. A lot less turnovers than we had last Friday against Cairo-Durham. Defense was much better. We were stressing that the last couple of days.The pressure was very good. We're starting to get back to what we used to do."

Shayna Coppersmith led Hudson's balanced attack with 10 points. Mykal Walters contributed nine.

Ivery feels the Bluehawks haven't  hit their stride yet and that the best is yet to come.

"We had some very good seniors that graduated last year," Ivery said. "It might take us a couple games to get our feet under us, but I'm ready to roll now. I think we can be very good because we've got depth. We didn't have depth the last couple years. We had a good team, but we didn't have depth. I'm playing 8 or 9 players each game now, so people aren't tired. We still have good senior leadership, so I think we can still win the Patroon."

Jamira Galloway topped Albany Leadership with 11. Nierah Stratton added eight.

Hudson won the junior varsity game, 46-18.

Hudson plays host to Coxsackie-Athens on Friday. Junior varsity actions tips off at 5:30 p.m.

ALC (29): Zaman 1-0-2, Daniels 1-0-2, Stratton 3-1-8, Galloway 5-1-11, Leigh 3-0-6. Totals 13-2-29.

3-pointers: Stratton.

HUDSON (41): Walters 4-0-9, K. Jepsen 1-0-2, Clark 1-0-3, Alert 3-1-8, Robinson 1-3-6, Coppersmith 5-0-10, A. Jepsen 1-0-3. Totals 16-4-41.

3-pointers: Walters, Clark, Alert, A. Jepsen.

Greenville 71, Catskill 57

CATSKILL -- Ava Fitzmaurice poured in 43 points to spark Greenville to a 71-57 come-from-behind victory over Catskill in Tuesday's Patroon Conference girls basketball game.

Fitzmaurice had 13 field goals, including six 3-pointers, and converted 11 of 13 free throws to help the Spartans remain unbeaten through three games.

Despite Fitzmaurice's virtuoso performance, Greenville did not have an easy time of it against the scrappy Cats. 

The Spartans took a 17-15 lead after one quarter of play, but Catskill fought back to even the score at 31-31 at halftime. The Cats used a 19-9 scoring advantage in the third stanza to take a 50-40 lead into the final eight minutes, but the Spartans answered with a 31-7 push in the final stanza to pull out the victory.

Skyla Van Fleet followed Fitzmaurice in scoring for Greenville, tossing in 11 points.

The loss and Fitzmaurice's  effort overshadowed a brilliant performance by Catskill's Clinique Robinson who dropped 28. Lynzie Darling added 12.

Greenville entertains Taconic Hills, while Catskill visits Cairo-Durham on Friday. Junior varsity actions beings at 5:30 p.m.

GREENVILLE (71): Fitzmaurice 13-11-43, Kennedy 2-0-4, Krasney 2-0-4, McGuinness 2-0-4, Rauf 2-0-4, Trostle 0-1-1, Van Fleet 5-1-11. Totals 26-13-71.

3-pointers: Fitzmaurice  6.

CATSKILL (57): Brantley 2-3-8, L. Darling 5-2-12, Glass 1-0-2, Jones 1-0-3, Quick 1-0-2, Robinson 9-7-28, Shook 1-0-2. Totals 20-12-57.

3-pointers: Robinson 3, Brantley, Jones.

Cairo-Durham 46, Coxsackie-Athens 16

CAIRO -- Jolie and Jenna Poulsen combined to outscore the entire Coxsackie-Athens team as Cairo-Durham posted a 46-16 Patroon Conference girls basketball victory over the Indians on Tuesday.

Jolie Poulsen had a game-high 13 and Jenna Poulsen added 10 for the Mustangs, who rang up quarterly leads of 10-4, 32-8 and 44-10.

Olivia Bradt led C-A with nine points.

Cairo-Durham (2-1) hosts Catskill and Coxsackie-Athens goes to Hudson on Friday. Junior varsity games begin at 5:30 p.m.

COXSACKIE-ATHENS (16): Bradt 2-4-9, Josberger 2-0-4, Kiefer 0-0-0, Myer 1-0-2, Pascuzzi 0-1-1. Totals 5-5-16.

3-pointers: Bradt.

CAIRO-DURHAM (46): Kleinmeier 4-0-8, Myers 1-0-2, Phillips 3-1-7, Jenna Poulsen 4-2-10, Jolie Poulsen 6-1-13, Sharkey 1-0-2, Smith 2-0-4. Totals 21-4-46.

Rensselaer 44, Maple Hill 35

RENSSELAER — The Rensselaer Lady Rams continued their hot start to the season defeating the Maple Hill Lady Wildcats 44-35 Tuesday night to remain unbeaten on the year.

The Lady Rams carried a nine-point lead, 25-16, into halftime, however, the Lady Wildcats came out of the half and outscored Rensselaer 12-7 in the third quarter to narrow the deficit to two, 32-28.

In the fourth quarter, the Lady Rams outscored Maple Hill 12-7 to close the game out and capture the 44-35 victory. 

Navia Bynum led the offensive attack for Rensselaer with 15 points and Tiarra Dewer chipped in with 10.

For the Lady Wildcats Stacia Coyne and Lydian Chittenden had eight points.

With the win Rensselaer improves to 3-0 while Maple Hill falls to 2-1.

RENSSELAER (44): N. Bynum 7-1-4-15; M. Cancer 2-0-2-4; Tn. Dewer 3-0-2-6; Tr. Dewer 5-0-10; C. LaPorta 4-1-2-9; Total: 21-2-10-44.

MAPLE HILL (35): E. Appeldoorn 1-0-2; P. Bleau 1-0-3 (1); L. Chittenden 4-0-8; S. Coyne 3-0-8 (2); T. Gerrain 1-1-4-3; A. Houghtaling 1-3-4-5; N. Strock 1-1-2-3; A. Utter 1-0-3 (1); Total: 13-5-10-35 (4).

Colonial Council

Ichabod Crane 58, Albany Academy 37

ALBANY -- A big second quarter run helped Ichabod Crane post a 58-37 victory over Albany Academy in Tuesday's Colonial Council girls basketball game.

The Riders led 8-5 after one quarter of action, but then outscored Academy 24-4 in the the second stanza to pull away. Crane was up, 41-19, after three quarters.

Riley Paul led the Riders with 12 points. Madie Graham had nine.

Meleena Ottati scored 11 points to lead Academy. 

Ichabod Crane (2-1, 3-1) entertains Cohoes on Friday. Junior varsity actions tips off at 5 p.m.

ICHABOD CRANE (58): Duso 3-0-6, Elliott 3-0-6, Grace 2-0-4, Graham 3-1-9, Keeler 2-0-4, Kowalski 2-2-6, Paul 5-2-12, Verbraska 3-0-6, Zlomek 2-0-5. Totals 25-5-58.

3-pointers: Graham 2, Zlomek.

ALBANY ACADEMY (37): Burke 2-0-5, Marlee Ottati 3-1-7, Meleena Ottati 5-0-11, Owens 3-2-8, Richardson 1-2-4, Wilson 1-0-2. Totals 15-5-37.

3-pointers: Burke, Me. Ottati.

CHVL

Germantown 55, Doane Stuart 13

TROY -- Germantown used a 16-0 run in the second quarter to cruise to a 55-13 victory over Doane Stuart in CHVL varsity girls basketball Tuesday night.

The Lady Clippers led 10-9 after the first quarter and extended their lead to 26-9 at the half.

Germantown's Riley Gibbons led the way offensively with 18 points while Jen Ljutich added 11.

Angela Calcagano scored a team-high seven points for the Lady Thunderchickens.

Germantown improves to 3-1 (3-0 CHVL) on the year.

GERMANTOWN (55): T. Decker 4-0-8; Dunn 5-0-10; R. Gibbons 9-0-18; J. Ljutich 5-1-2-11; S. Marrish 2-0-2-4; Meacher 1-0-2; Stagnano 1-0-2; Totals: 27-1-4-55.

DOANE STUART (13): Al. Calcagano 0-1-2-1; An. Calcagano 3-1-2-7; S. Lacijan 2-1-2-5; Totals: 5-3-6-13.

BOYS BASKETBALL

PATROON CONFERENCE

Coxsackie-Athens 59, Cairo-Durham 49

CAIRO-DURHAM -- Despite a 21-point performance from Louis LaRegina it wasn't enough for the Cairo-Durham Mustangs to pick up their first win of the season with Coxsackie-Athens Indians escaping with a 59-49 victory in Patroon Conference boys basketball action Tuesday night.

The Mustangs held a 13-10 lead after the first quarter, however, the Indians battled back in the second quarter outscoring Cairo-Durham 16-9 to take a 26-22 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter Coxsackie-Athens continued to inch away from Cairo-Durham outscoring the Mustangs 14-9 to hold a nine-point lead, 40-31.

Coxsackie-Athens proceeded to outscore Cairo-Durham 19-18 in the fourth quarter to capture the 10-point victory, 59-49.

John Ecker and Tyler Oravsky led the offensive charge for the Indians, scoring 13 apiece while Killian Schrader chipped in with 11.

For the Mustangs, LaRegina pumped in a game-high 21 points while burying five treys. Center Troy Minott added 12.

With the win Coxsackie-Athens improves to 2-1 on the year while Cairo-Durham falls to 0-3.

COXSACKIE-ATHENS (59): A. Boehem 1-4-4-6; J. Ecker 4-5-5-13; J. Middaugh 4-0-9 (1); T. Oravsky 4-5-6-13; Ka. Schrader 2-1-2-7 (2); Ki. Schrader 4-2-3-11 (1); Total: 19-17-20-59 (4).

CAIRO-DURHAM (49): S. Cody 2-0-4; R. Fountain 3-0-7 (1); J. Hall 2-0-4; L. LaRegina 7-2-2-21 (5); T. Minott 5-2-4-12; A. Salvatore 0-1-2-1; Total: 19-5-8-49 (6).

Maple Hill 59, Rensselaer 42

RENSSELAER — Behind a big offensive performance from senior guard Nick Butler, the Maple Hill Wildcats were able to end their two-game skid with a 59-42 victory over the Rensselaer Rams in Patroon Conference boys basketball action Tuesday night.

The Wildcats were in total control all game, holding a 26-13 halftime lead.

Maple Hill was able to cruise to the finish line outscoring the Rams 33-29 to capture a 17-point victory, 59-42.

Butler poured in a game-high 17 points including knocking down three treys and Connor Hall chipped in 12 points.

With the win Maple Hill improves to 3-2 on the year.

MAPLE HILL (59): N. Butler 5-4-4-17 (3); B. Decker 1-0-3 (1); C. Hall 3-4-4-12 (2); T. Hanrahan 1-0-2; M. Haran 1-0-2; R. Jewett 1-1-1-3; M. Jones 1-0-2; E. Kulpa 3-4-4-10; N. Mannion 2-3-5-7; Q. Pratico 1-0-2; Total: 19-16-18-59 (6).

RENSSELAER (42): B. Fogarty 1-0-2; C. Harris 3-2-4-8; Z. Herrin 3-3-3-9; Z. Mackey 1-0-2; Northrup 4-0-12 (4); Touzin 1-0-2; Total: 14-9-13-42 (5).

CHVL BASKETBALL

Germantown 87, Doane Stuart 25

GERMANTOWN -- Behind a combined 33 points from big men Wyatt Gibbons and Daniel Kellenbenz the Germantown Clippers ended their two-game losing streak with an 87-25 victory over Doane Stuart in CHVL boys basketball action Tuesday night.

The Clippers got off to a hot start taking a commanding 34-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked back taking a 52-18 lead into halftime

Germantown continued to dominate in the second half outscoring the Thunderchickens 35-7 to capture the 87-25 victory.

Kellenbenz led the Clippers in scoring with a game-high 18 points and Gibbons chipped in with 15.

Bryan Bathrick also had a solid night for Germantown. The sharpshooter buried four treys for 12 points on the night.

With the win Germantown improves to 2-2 on the season.

GERMANTOWN (87): B. Bathrick 4-0-12 (4); E. Brophy 2-0-6 (2); A. Burgett 4-1-1-9; R. Eaton 2-0-6 (2); T. Flandreau 1-0-2; W. Gibbons 7-1-1-15; A. Kellenbenz 1-1-2-3; D. Kellenbenz 7-2-2-18 (2); A. Meriam 3-0-7 (1); 2-4-4-9 (1); Total: 33-9-10-87 (12).

DOANE STUART (25): S. Ali 1-0-2; A. Gordons 2-2-7-7 (1); K. Jakovic 3-2-2-11 (3); Total: 6-4-9-25 (4).

New Lebanon 74, Heatly 38

NEW LEBANON -- Clayton Erickson scored 25 points to lead New Lebanon to a 74-38 drubbing of Heatly on Tuesday night in CHVL varsity boys basketball.

Erickson was joined by Trey Orme-Ouch and Brandon Caul in reaching double digits in the scoring column as both Tigers chipped in with 14 points.

For the Hornets, Rick Boyd and Devin Lazzaro picked up 18 points apiece.

NEW LEBANON (74): T. Orme-Ouch 5-4-5-14; Q. Dengler 1-0-2; M. Sawyer 1-0-2; B. Caul 7-0-14; C. Erickson 11-2-3-25 (1); T. Darcy 1-1-1-3; J. Lambert 1-0-2; T. Price 2-0-4; F. Smith 2-0-4; C. Erickson 2-0-2-4; Totals: 33-7-11-74 (1).

HEATLY (38): J. Sedgwick 1-0-2; R. Boyd 6-3-4-18 (3); D. Lazzaro 7-3-4-18 (1); Totals: 14-6-8-38 (4).

NON-LEAGUE BASKETBALL 

Ichabod Crane 52, Chatham 44

VALATIE -- Behind Christian Pesano's 35-point performance, the Ichabod Crane Riders edged the Chatham Panthers 52-44 in non-league basketball action Tuesday night.

The Riders held a 16-10 lead after the first quarter before the Panthers rallied in the second quarter, outscoring Ichabod Crane 12-7 to enter halftime down one 23-22.

However in the third quarter the Riders started the pull away outscoring Chatham 12-3. The Panthers lone basket was a Kaleb Taylor 3-pointer at the beginning of the quarter.

The Panthers offense came alive again in the fourth quarter, outscoring Crane 19-17, however, they were unable to overcome the deficit falling on the road 52-44.

Coming off a 27-point performance against Ravena, Pesano torched Chatham for 35 points, including burying five treys.

Taylor led the Panthers in scoring with 10.

With the win Ichabod Crane improves to 4-1 on the season while Chatham falls to 1-3.

ICHABOD CRANE (52): D. Brown 1-1-2-3; R. Culver 1-0-2; Z. Kennedy 0-2-3-2; E. Ogden 2-0-5 (1); C. Pesano 9-12-16-35 (5); C. Salazar 1-3-6-5; A. Walsh 0-0-1-0; Total:  14-18-28-52 (6).

CHATHAM (44): K. Armstrong 2-0-2-5 (1); P. Devine 1-0-3-2; S. Himmel 2-0-4; J. Madsen 2-0-5 (1); H. Spock 1-1-2-4 (1); K. Stockman 3-0-9 (3); K. Taylor 4-0-2-10 (2); T. VanTassel 2-0-5 (1); Total: 17-1-9-44 (9).