GIRLS BASKETBALL: Brantley’s school-record 51 power Cats

Tim Martin/Columbia-Greene Media Catskill’s Janay Brantley set a school record with 51 points in the Cats’ Patroon Conference victory over Taconic Hills on Friday.

CATSKILL — Catskill’s Janay Brantley broke a school record that had stood for 50 years on Friday, dropping 51 points in the Cats’ 97-19 Patroon Conference girls basketball victory over Taconic Hills.

Brantley was on fire from the start, scoring 15 points in the first quarter and 17 in the second. By the time the third quarter ended, the Cats’ junior star was within 10 points of breaking the school record of 50 points scored in one game set by John O’Neil in 1971.

“She had 41 points after three quarters and I decided if she gets it in the normal flow I would let her (attempt to break the record),” Catskill coach Chris Quinn said. “She’s put her heart and soul into the program and I figured she may never get the opportunity again.”

Brantley went on to score 10 more points in the final quarter to break the record. She also finished with 11 rebounds and five assists as the Cats improved to 3-0 in the Patroon Conference and 4-0 overall.

“Obviously we played extremely well and shot lights out,” Quinn said. “After half we dialed back our pressure and ran good half court offense which resulted in some great looks. All even of them played hard and gave great effort.

“Janay shot the ball extremely well and was in attack mode in the first half. Jayden Lewis was finally healthy after dealing with a bad case of food poisoning and played extremely well. You hate to see a lopsided victory, but Coach Davis had his girls playing extremely hard and never gave up. They’re going to be tough in a few years,”

Lewis had 16 points for the Cats. Hannah Konsul contributed 11 and Aaliyah Shook had 10.

Sydney Cooper led Taconic Hills with nine points.

Catskill goes to Greenville on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Taconic Hills visits Rensselaer on Friday at 6:30 p.m.

TACONIC HILLS (19): Bosko 1-1-3, Proper 2-0-5, Alvarez 1-0-2, Cooper 3-3-9, Phesay 0-0-0. Totals 7-4-19.

3-pointers: Proper.

CATSKILL (97): Shook 4-0-10, Lewis 7-2-16, Salierno 3-0-7, Konsul 4-3-11, Brantley 23-0-51, Edmond 1-0-2. Totals 42-5-97.

3-pointers: Brantley 5, Shook 2, Salierno.

Chatham 59, Watervliet 36

WATERVLIET — Chatham pulled away from a close game with a 19-3 run in the third quarter to defeat Watervliet, 59-36 in Friday’s Patroon Conference girls basketball game.

The Panthers led 9-7 after one quarter and 24-20 at halftime, before building 20-point lead after three.

Abby Taylor scored 29 points for Chatham. Grace Brennan had seven.

Chatham hosts Coxsackie-Athens on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

WATERVLIET (36): King 4-2-13, Joyner 2-0-4, Wass 1-1-3, Smart 1-2-4, Smeltzer 3-0-9, Keith-Evans 1-1-3. Totals 12-6-36.

3-pointers: King 3, Smeltzer 3.

CHATHAM (59): Perry 1-0-2, Madsen 3-0-6, Mountain 2-0-4, Brennan 3-1-7, Engel 2-2-6, Taylor 12-5-29, Armstrong 2-0-5. Totals 25-8-59.

3-pointers: Armstrong.

Maple Hill 51, Rensselaer 43

CASTLETON — Maple Hill remained unbeaten in Patroon Conference girls basketball play with a 51-45 victory over Rensselaer on Friday.

The Wildcats built quarterly leads of 14-9, 24-20 and 40-38.

Bella Seeberger led Maple Hill with 17 points. Rachel Frazier chipped in with 11 and Sydney Rogers had nine.

Maple Hill (4-0) goes to Watervliet on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

RENSSELAER (43): Matthews 3-0-7, J. Slingerland 2-1-6, A. Slingerland 2-0-4, Gier 5-2-12, Allert 5-4-14. Totals 17-7-43.

3-pointers: Matthews, J. Slingerland.

MAPLE HILL (49): Martin 2-0-6, Frazier 5-1-11, Rogers 4-0-9, Seeberger 5-5-17, Chevrier 3-1-8. Totals 19-7-51.

3-pointers: Martin 2, Seeberger 2, Rogers, Chevrier.

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