CRARYVILLE — The girls from Greenville were on the road at Taconic Hills on Friday night, and earned their first win of the season, 44-18.
The game started off slowly with both the Titans and the Spartans looking to maintain clean possessions. Greenville managed to pick up a loose ball and dribble quickly down the lane for a layup as the buzzer sounded, and the Spartans were up 11-4 after one.
The Titans continued to have trouble boxing out for rebounds and not following their shots on offense, missing out on potential second chance points. Taconic Hills were all but deflated after missing a three pointer as time expired in the first half and they were now down 20-9.
The Titans played more aggressively in the third period, and though they were still down by 11 as it came to a close, they were showed toughness and more willing shot attempts.
Unfortunately for the Titans, their momentum did not translate through the fourth quarter. The aggressiveness they showed previously was proving detrimental to their passing game and as they sped things up, it only slowed them in the long run due to turnovers.
When the lead seemed unreachable for the girls on the court, they now ceased most of their movement on offensive possessions, just waiting for someone else to move.
The Spartans took advantage of the Titans’ static play execution, and outscored Taconic Hills 16-1 to close out the game.
Emily Duncan led Greenville with 13 points. Natalie Krasney added nine.
Marissa Kernan, Kirsten Shumsky and Macayla Sparacino all had four points for Taconic Hills.
GREENVILLE (44): Duncan 6-0-13, Krasney 3-3-9, Misuraca 4-0-8, O’Hare 1-2-4, Rauf 3-2-8, SanEmeterio 1-0-2. Totals 18-7-44.
TACONIC HILLS (18): Cooper 1-0-2, Kernan 2-0-4, Mottoshiski 1-0-2, Perry 0-2-2, Shumsky 2-0-4, Sparacino 2-0-4. Totals 8-2-18.
Hudson 69, Chatham 30
CHATHAM — Nine players broke into the scoring column for Hudson on Friday in a 69-30 Patroon Conference girls basketball victory over Chatham.
Deja Beauford was the Bluehawks’ top scorer with 23 points. Danaya Oliver-Ragland, Danielle McDonald and Katie Jepsen all had eight.
Hannah Taylor, coming off a 28-point effort against Albany Leadership on Wednesday, led Chatham with 16 points. Hailey Cascioli chipped in with nine.
Hudson built quarterly leads of 16-3, 43-5 and 52-17.
HUDSON (69): Beauford 2-1-5, Beauford 11-1-23, K. Jepsen 4-0-8, A. Jepsen 2-1-6, Johnson 1-0-2, Jones 2-0-6, Krager 1-1-3, McDonald 2-2-8, Oliver-Ragland 3-0-8. Totals 28-6-69.
3-pointers: Jones 2, McDonald 2, Oliver-Ragland 2, A. Jepsen.
CHATHAM (30): Cascioli 3-2-9, Daigle 0-1-1, Eaton 1-1-4, Kelly 0-0-0, H. Taylor 5-3-16.
3-pointers: H. Taylor 3, Eaton, Cascioli.
Cairo-Durham 68, Albany Leadership 43
EAST DURHAM — Arianna Myers scored 21 points to spark Cairo-Durham to a 68-43 triumph over Albany Leadership in Friday’s Patroon Conference girls basketball game.
The Mustangs led 20-12 after one quarter of play and extended the gap to 33-20 at halftime and 52-32 after three quarters.
McKayla Mudge and Anna James both had 13 points for Cairo-Durham.
Jamira Galloway’s 20 points paced Albany Leadership.
ALBANY LEADERSHIP (43): Abdunafi 1-0-2, Boozer 1-0-2, DeVanish 1-0-3, Galloway 7-6-20, Jacobs 1-0-2, Jones 3-1-9, Langston 2-1-5. Totals 16-8-43.
3-pointers: Jones 2, DeVanish.
CAIRO-DURHAM (68): Bruck 3-1-7, Colorusso 2-0-4, Ivery 1-0-2, James 6-1-13, Makely 2-0-4, Mudge 5-0-13, Myers 7-5-21, Wolcott 2-0-4. Totals 28-7-68.
3-pointers: Mudge 3, Myers 2.
Maple Hill 51, Catskill 23
CASTLETON — Natasha Strock pumped in 16 points to highlight Maple Hill’s 51-23 victory over Catskill in Friday’s Patroon Conference girls basketball game.
Sophia Chevrier added 12 points to the Wildcats’ balanced attack.
Janay Brantley and Sara Leipman each had seven points for the Cats.
CATSKILL (23): Brantley 3-1-7, Konsul 0-3-3, Leipman 2-2-7, O’Connell 1-0-2, Ashley Shook 2-0-4. Totals 8-6-23.
MAPLE HILL (51): Bleau 1-0-2, Brewer 1-2-4, Chevrier 6-0-12, Haller 2-0-4, Hoggman 3-1-7, Strock 6-3-16, Tedford 3-0-6. Totals 22-6-51.
CCHS 45, Ichabod Crane 37
TROY — Catholic Central had three players reach doubles figures in scoring in Friday’s 45-37 Colonial Council girls basketball victory over Ichabod Crane.
Angelena Giuliano paced the Crusdaers with 16 points. Brenna Graber had 11 and Sarah Matfeld 10.
Madie Graham had 16 for Ichabod Crane. Ashley Ames contributed 10.
After both teams scored seven in the first quarter, CCHS surged ahead 20-13 at halftime and 32-20 through three quarters.
ICHABOD CRANE (37): A. Ames 4-1-10, Culver 1-0-2, Dolge 1-0-2, Graham 7-1-16, Knapp 1-0-2, Moore 2-1-5. Totals 16-3-37.
3-pointers: A. Ames, Graham.
CCHS (45): Giuliano 6-3-16, Graber 3-5-11, Matfeld 5-0-10, McDonald 0-1-1, McGowan 1-0-2, Pratt 1-1-3, Wilk 1-0-2. Totals 17-10-45.
Germantown 35, Heatly 28
GREEN ISLAND — Germantown overcame a slow start to defeat Heatly, 35-28, in Central Hudson Valley League girls basketball action on Friday.
Heatly pulled away from a 6-6 first quarter deadlock to take a 19-10 lead at halftime, but the Clippers outscored the Hornets 6-3 in the third quarter and 19-6 in the fourth to pull out the victory.
Riley Gibbons led Germantown with 19 points. Kaycee Hayes added 12.
GERMANTOWN (35): Anderson 1-1-3, Gibbons 7-5-19, Dunn 0-0-0, Hayes 5-0-12, Ljutich 0-1-1. Totals 13-7-35.
3-pointers: Hayes 2.
HEATLY (28): Diaz 1-0-2, Hope 2-0-4, Horton 2-2-6, Ries 3-4-10, Zakrzewski 2-1-6. Totals 10-7-28.