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Wildcats complete season sweep of Bluehawks

January 8, 2019 10:00 pm Updated: January 9, 2019 11:55 am

CASTLETON -- Maple Hill became the first Patroon Conference team to sweep a season series from Hudson since Catskill did it in the 2014-15 campaign as the Wildcats handed the Bluehawks a 72-61 setback on Tuesday at Maple Hill High School.

Maple Hill (8-1, 10-1), which defeated Hudson 62-61 in the season opener on Nov. 27, has now beaten the Bluehawks three straight times dating back to last season.

Hudson (6-3) started fast in Tuesday's game, going up 7-2 in the opening minutes, but Maple Hill caught fire and took a 24-13 lead by the end of the first quarter and widened the gap to 42-27 at halftime. The Bluehawks matched the Wildcats' 14-point output in the third quarter, then enjoyed a 20-16 scoring edge in the fourth, but it wasn't enough.

Nate Mannion was a tower of strength for the Wildcats, especially in the first half when he scored 22 of his game-high 27 points. Rian Jewett also hurt the Bluehawks time and time again, scoring 18 points. The Maple Hill defense also played a key role in the victory.

"I think our defensive effort is what really stood out," Maple Hill coach Scott Hanarahan said. "We did a very good job offensively, being patient and Nate (Mannion) in the first half just kind of taking everything over. Then we got other guys chipping in in the second half when they started taking him away a little bit more. Defensively, that is how we won that game. We were able to shut down a couple of very good players in Lavon (Fernandez) and Dayquan (Griffin) and come out with a nice win tonight, so that was a big one."

Fernandez did finish with 25, five below his per game average, while Griffin was limited to two baskets and four points. Noah Hedgepeth hit a season-high 16 points and Leviticus Johnson had 11.

Maple Hill goes to Chatham, while Hudson hosts Cairo-Durham on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

"We got Chatham coming up on Friday, that's going to be a tough out, they are playing teams really well," Hanrahan said. "They are long, they're fast, they create a lot of problems. They played hard when they played here , and going down there and playing in the Panther Pit gives us a little bit of trouble every time. It will be a good one."

HUDSON (61): Fernandez 10-5-25, Johnson 4-2-11, Hedgepeth 7-1-16, Smith 1-0-2, Griffin 2-0-4, Bernockie 1-0-2, Goldstien 0-1-1. Totals 25-9-61.

3-pointers: Johnson, Hedgepeth.

MAPLE HILL (72): Kulpa 2-1-5, Jewett 8-0-18, Haran 1-0-2, Houghtaling 0-1-, Decker 3-1-7, Pratico 3-0-6, Hanrahan 3-0-6, Mannion 10-6-27.

3-pointers: Jewett 2, Mannion.

Catskill 76, Greenville 45

GREENVILLE -- Devon Haye and Justice Brantley combined for 47 points to lead Catskill to a 76-45 victory over Greenville in Tuesday's Patroon Conference boys basketball game.

The victory keeps Catskill tied with Maple Hill atop the Patroon standings, both with 8-1 records.

Haye finished wth 26 points and Brantley added 21 for the Cats, who built quarterly leads of 19-9, 40-16 and 62-29. Melik Christian had 11.

Keenan Mulholland and Ryan McAneny each had nine points for Greenville.

Catskill hosts Coxsackie-Athens and Greenville entertains Taconic Hills on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

CATSKILL (76): Alexander 1-0-2, Brantley 8-3-21, Christian 5-0-11, Donely 4-0-8, Gibbs 3-0-6, Haye 11-3-26, Scott 1-0-2. Totals 33-6-76.

3-pointers: Brantley 2, Christian, Haye.

GREENVILLE (45): Biernacki 1-0-3, Criswell 1-0-2, Fiducia 3-0-7, Gergen 1-0-2, Lewis 1-0-2, McAneny 4-1-9, Mitchell 3-0-6, Mulholland 3-2-9, Nicosia 0-5-5. Totals 17-8-45.

3-pointers: Muholland, Biernacki, Fiducia.

Chatham 78, Coxsackie-Athens 55

COXSACKIE --Keon Armstrong and Jayshawn Williams combined for 49 points to spark Chatham to a 78-55 conquest of Coxsackie-Athens in Tuesday's Patroon Conference boys basketball game.

Armstrong had 25 points and Williams contributed 24 as Chatham avenged a 61-51 loss to C-A earlier this season. Jon Elbert added 14 points to the Panthers' attack.

Gil Bell's 16 points led C-A (5-4). Kane Schrader had 14 and Tim Simmons 10.

Chatham led at the end of each quarter by scores of 24-9, 47-20 and 61-38.

Chatham (5-4, 7-4) hosts Maple Hill, while Coxsackie-Athens goes to Catskill on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

CHATHAM (78): Armstrong 10-1-25, Elbert 3-6-14, Fahey 1-1-3, Himmel 1-0-2, Taylor 3-2-8, Van Tassel 1-0-2, Williams 11-2-24. Totals 30-12-78.

3-pointers: Armstrong 4, Elbert 2.

COXSACKIE-ATHENS (55): Bell 7-2-16, Boehm 3-1-7, Kiefer 2-0-5, Oravsky 1-0-3, Kane Schrader 6-0-14, Simmons 5-0-10. Totals 24-3-55.

3-pointers: Kane Schrader 2, Oravsky, Kiefer.

COLONIAL COUNCIL

Ichabod Crane 63, Ravena 49

RAVENA -- Christian Pesano dropped 25 points to help Ichabod Crane defeat Ravena, 63-49, in Tuesday's Colonial Council game.

The Riders led throughout, posting quarterly advantages of 20-16, 36-20 and 43-33.

Donovan Brown followed Pesano with 11 points.

CJ Bianchino paced Ravena with 25 points.

Ichabod Crane (1-6, 4-8) visits Voorheesville on Tuesday at 6 p.m.

ICHABOD CRANE (63): Boham 0-1-1, Brown 4-3-11, Kennedy 4-0-8, Ogden 2-2-7, Pesano 7-10-25, Vecellio 2-0-4, Walsh 3-1-7. Totals 22-17-63.

3-pointers: Pesano, Ogden.

RAVENA (49): Bianchino 10-2-25, Greenwood 2-0-4, Reif 1-0-3, Ruoff 1-1-3, Scheuerman 2-0-5, Sorenson 2-0-6, Waddington 1-0-3. Totals 19-3-49.

3-pointers: Bianchino 3, Sorenson 2, Scheuerman, Waddington, Reif.

NON-LEAGUE

New Lebanon 67, Berlin 31

NEW LEBANON — Clayton Erickson’s 26-point effort led New Lebanon to a 67-31 non-league boys basketball victory over Berlin on Tuesday.

The Tigers led 27-4 after the first quarter and were never threatened. They were up 34-8 at halftime and 51-15 after three quarters of play.

Tyler Price added 13 points to New Lebanon’s cause.

Malachi Ritter had 15 points for the Mountaineers.

BERLIN (31): Ritter 5-3-15, Kane 1-1-4, Billert 1-0-3, Burdick 2-0-4, Votra 0-1-1, Rifenburg 2-0-4. Totals 11-5-31.

3-pointers: Ritter 2, Kane Billert.

NEW LEBANON (67): Price 6-0-13, Pawlows 2-1-6, Clayton Erickson 10-3-26, Cole Erickson 3-0-6, Sprague 1-2-4, Miller 1-0-2, Scolari 2-0-6, Laundry 1-0-2, Torro 1-0-2. Totals 27-6-60.

3-pointers: Clayton Erickson 3, Scolari 2, Price, Pawlows.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

COLONIAL COUNCIL

Ravena 45, Ichabod Crane 30

VALATIE — Ravena pulled away from a close game with a 16-4 run in the fourth quarter en route to a 45-30 victory over Ichabdo Crane in Tuesday’s Colonial Council girls basketball game.

ICC led 9-7 after one quarter, but Ravena went up 19-16 and 29-26 at the next two quarter stops before putting the game away with its fourth quarter spurt.

Lauren Sanderson led the Indians with 16 points. Grace Engel added 11.

Kyla Elliott was the Riders top scorer with 12 points.

Ichabod Crane goes to Watervliet on Friday at 6 p.m.

RAVENA (45): Baker 2-3-8, Engel 5-1-11, Hotaling 2-0-4, Hyer 1-0-2, Sanderson 6-2-16, VanDerzee 1-2-4. Totals 17-8-45.

3-pointers: Sanderson 2, Baker.

ICHABOD CRANE (30): Beaucage 1-0-2, Elliott 5-1-12, Graham 3-0-8, Kowalski 2-0-5, Paul 1-1-3. Totals 12-2-30.

3-pointers: Graham 2, Kowalski, Elliott.