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Late rally carries Bluehawks past Panthers

January 11, 2018 12:15 am Updated: January 11, 2018 11:47 am

HUDSON -- Hudson closed out Wednesday's Patroon Conference girls basketball game against Chatham on a 9-0 run to overcome a four-point deficit and hand the Panthers a 32-27 setback.

The game was close through out, as both teams were hampered by cold shooting and turnovers. The lead changed hands six times during the course of the contest and the biggest lead either squad could muster was seven when Chatham went up 15-8 late in the first half. The Bluehawks cut the deficit to 16-14 at halftime.

Hudson's only lead of the first half was 3-2, but the Bluehawks forged ahead 18-16 on a basket by Deja Beauford with 4:36 to go in the third quarter. Chatham regained the lead, 23-21, by the end of the stanza, and extended the margin to 27-23 in the final quarter, before Hudson rallied. Two free throws by Shayna Coppersmith and a bucket by Katie Jepsen evened the score at 27-27 with 2:40 left, then a 10-footer by Jenya Robinson with :55 remaining put Hudson on top for good. Emily Clark added a three-pointer with :27 left to seal the deal.

Chatham went ice cold over the final 4:28, not scoring a single point in that span. It didn't help matters any when the Panthers leading scorer for the game, Brooke-Lyn Doyle, fouled out with 5:27 left in the game.

"Hudson's a tough team, they go hard right to the very end," Chatham coach John Roloson said. "My girls battled, we got into a little foul trouble and I gambled a little bit and worked against us. The girls played extremely hard, they executed the game plan, we missed a couple here and there, but we did a good job against a very good team. I'm proud of my girl."

Chatham had 12 field goals on the night to Hudson's 10, but the Bluehawks held a 9-2 edge from the free throw line.

Coppersmith paced Hudson with eight points. Mykal Walters added seven.

Doyle's seven points topped Chatham.

Roloson admitted the game changed when Doyle was called for her fifth foul.

"Brooke is an essential part of our press break," Roloson said. "She's an exceptional athlete, so when she went out it hurt us."

Roloson praised the play of point guard Hannah Taylor, who finished with just two points, but played a strong defensive game. She was forced out of the game with an injury late in the first half, but returned to action in the third quarter.

"Hannah took three charges during the game and she was hurting," Roloson said. "That little run they made just before halftime when she was out hurt a little bit."

Hudson (6-1, 7-2) plays host to Cair0-Durham on Friday at 7 p.m., while Chatham (3-7, 4-8) entertains Catskill on Panther Pride Day on Saturday at 5 p.m.

CHATHAM (27): Doyle 3-0-7 (1), Allen 2-1-5, Daigle 3-0-6, Skype 2-0-4, Bradley 1-1-3, Taylor 1-0-2. Totals 12-2-27 (1).

HUDSON (32): Walters 2-1-7 (2), Clark 1-0-3 (1), K. Jepsen 1-0-2, Coppersmith 1-6-8, Robinson 2-0-4, Alert 1-2-4, Beauford 2-0-4. Totals 10-9-32 (3).

-- Tim Martin

Catskill 53, Rensselaer 41

CATSKILL -- Clinique Robinson and Janay Brantley combined for 36 points to lead Catskill past Rensselaer, 53-41, in Wednesday's Patroon Conference girls basketball game.

Catskill pulled away from an 11-11 first quarter tie to go up 21-18 at the half, then used an 18-6 scoring advantage in the third quarter to take a 39-24 edge into the final eight minutes of play.

Robinson finished with 22 points for the Cats, who have now won five straight after an 0-5 start. Brantley added 14, Lynzie Darling and Ashley Shook six apiece, Emily Darling three and Hannah Jones two.

Tiarra Dewer led the Rams with 20 points. 

Catskill (5-5) goes to Chatham on Saturday for a 5 p.m. game.

RENSSELAER (41): M. Brown 0-1-2-1; N. Bynum 5-2-3-12; M. Cancer 1-0-2; T. Dewer 7-6-9-20; C. LaPorta 0-3-6-3; D. Spence 3-1-1-10 (3); A. Vogel 1-0-3 (1); Totals: 17-13-21-41 (4).

CATSKILL (53): J. Brantley 4-4-6-14 (2); E. Darling 1-0-3 (1); L. Darling 1-4-8-6; H. Jones 6-10-15-22; A. Shook 2-0-6 (2); Totals: 15-18-29-53 (5).

Albany Leadership 41, Taconic Hills 30

ALBANY -- Albany Leadership broke open a close game with an 11-3 run in the final quarter to post a 41-30 victory over Taconic Hills in Wednesday's Patroon Conference girls basketball game.

Albany held quarterly leads of 10-5, 20-13 and 31-27, before putting the game away with its fourth quarter spurt.

Dayari Daniels had 13 points and Kierra Leigh 11 for Albany Leadership.

Marleah Perry's 10 points paced Taconic Hills.

The Titans (3-7, 3-8) host Maple Hill on Friday at 7 p.m.

TACONIC HILLS (30): C. Hoose 2-0-6 (2), M. Hoose 2-1-5, Mottoshiski 1-0-2, Perry 3-2-10 (2), Shumsky 2-1-6 (1), Snyder 0-1-1. Totals  10-5-30 (5).

ALBANY LEADERSHIP (42): Daniels 5-0-13 (3), Forney 1-2-5 (1), Johnson 1-0-2, Legrone 2-1-5, Leigh 4-3-11, Stratton 1-0-2, Zaman 1-2-4. Totals 15-8-42 (4).

Maple Hill 70, Coxsackie-Athens 20

CASTLETON -- Maple Hill used a 25-4 first-quarter run to establish a lead and never look back as the Lady Wildcats beat out Coxsackie-Athens 70-20 in Patroon Conference varsity girls basketball Wednesday.

Taylor Gerrain led a quartet of Maple Hill players that scored in the double digits with 18 points. Natasha Strock added 12 while Paige Bleau and Lydia Chittenden scored 10 apiece.

Maple Hill improves to 6-5 (2-4 Patroon) as C-A falls to 1-8 (1-7).

COXSACKIE-ATHENS (20): A. Josberger 3-1-2-7; A. Myer 2-0-4; E. Pascuzzi 3-1-2-7; J. Steinke 1-0-2; Totals: 9-2-4-20.

MAPLE HILL (70): E. Appledorn 1-0-2; P. Bleau 3-1-1-10 (3); L. Chittenden 3-2-2-10 (2); S. Coyne 2-0-5 (1); T. Gerrain 8-2-2-18; C. Haller 1-1-2-3; A. Houghtaling 1-0-3 (1); L. Smith 3-0-2-6; N. Strock 5-1-2-12 (1); A. Utter 1-0-2; Totals: 28-7-11-70 (8).

CHVL GIRLS BASKETBALL

Heatly 33, Germantown 31

GERMANTOWN -- Despite not having a single player reach double figures in scoring, Heatly pulled out a 33-31 victory over Germantown in Wednesday's Central Hudson Valley League girls basketball game.

The Hornets led 5-2 after one quarter, 15-11 at halftime and 21-20 through three quarters.

Jordan Ries had nine points and Kyra Oeffler eight for Heatly.

Kylie Pudney paced Germantown with 10 points.

The Clippers host Bishop Maginn on Friday.

HEATLY (33): Diaz 2-0-4, Hope 1-0-2, Oeffler 2-4-8, Ries 3-2-9 (1), Legault 2-0-4, Rodford 1-1-3,  Walls 1-0-3 (1). Totals 12-7-33 (2).

GERMANTOWN (31): Byrnes 2-1-6 (1), Decker 0-1-1, Gibbons 2-1-5, Ljutich 0-1-1, Marrish 1-2-4, Pudney 5-0-10, Snow 1-2-4. Totals 11-8-30 (1).

New Lebanon 59, Doane Stuart 10

TROY -- New Lebanon held Doane Stuart scoreless in the first quarter en route to taking a 59-10 CHVL varsity girls basketball victory on Wednesday night.

Antonia Jarimillo and Lexi McLaughlin each scored 16 points to lead the Lady Tigers. Emily Schafer added 10.

New Lebanon heads to Heatly next on Tuesday.

NEW LEBANON (59): O. Criscione 1-0-2; A. Jarimillo 7-1-2-16 (1); L. McLaughlin 8-0-16; E. Schafer 5-0-10; A. Shuhart 3-0-6; A. Stalker 1-1-1-3; A. Tynan 3-0-6; Totals: 28-2-3-59 (1).

DOANE STUART (10): A. Calcagano 3-2-2-8; S. Lacijan 1-0-2; Totals: 4-2-2-10.