CATSKILL — Catskill built a sizable second-half lead, then withstood a late Greenville rally to post a 70-63 victory n Wednesday’s Patroon Conference boys basketball game.
The Cats (3-1) led 35-23, 51-38 after three quarters and were up 55-38 early in the fourth when Greenville fought it’s way back into the contest. The Spartans reeled off 11 straight points to close to within 55-49 with 3:41 remaining in the game. Catskill regrouped, though, hitting some clutch free throws down the stretch to hold on for the win.
Kellen Gibbs returned to the Cats’ lineup for the first time since suffering an injury in the season opener against Hudson and dropped 19 points.
“He’s so athletic and a big spark on the defensive end with his energy,” Catskill coach Andy Gonzalez said. “Once we get him going and everyone else at the same time, we’re going to be a tough team to beat.
“I felt like my guys let off the pedal at times tonight and let Greenville get back in the game, but in the end we made the stops we needed to make and, most importantly, we made our free throws down the stretch. That was big.”
Eddie Rogers followed Gibbs in scoring for the Cats with 12 points. Sean Haye added 10, Lucas Konsul and Jacob Devlin had nine apiece, Azar Brantley contributed seven and Patrick Darling had four.
Trey Smith and Jack Motta each scored 19 points to lead Greenville (2-2). Joe Domermuth added eight points, Cody Thompson had seven, Liam Bowden five, Nick West three and Peyton Gergen two.
Catskill hosts Maple Hill and Greenville travels to Watervliet on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Hudson 66, C-D 45
HUDSON — Hudson remained uneaten with a 66-45 victory over Cairo-Durham in Wednesday’s Patroon Conference boys basketball game.
Hudson took a 12-5 lead after onequarter of action as eighth-grader Keith Robinson scored 10 of his 16 points, including three 3-pointers.
The Bluehawks led 35-14 at halftime and 51-29 after three quarters.
Isiah Maines matched Robinson’s team-high total of 16 points for the Bluehawks (4-0). Jordan Cunningham chipped in with 10.
Sam Bruck’s 13 points led Cairo-Durham. Collin Deyo and Robert Lampman each had 10.
Hudson hosts Coxsackie-Athens and cAiro-Durham goes to Chatham on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
CAIRO-DURHAM (45): Bruck 4-2-13, Bujak 1-0-2, B. Deyo 2-1-5, C. Deyo 5-0-10, Lampman 3-4-10, Harnea 1-0-2, Mulinsky 0-1-1, Young 0-2-2. Totals 16-10-45.
3-pointers: Bruck 3.
HUDSON (66): Maines 8-0-16, Cunningham 5-0-10, Taylor 2-1-5, Robinson 5-1-16, Wallace 3-0-6, Tomaso 2-1-6, Mackey 1-2-5, Hoque 1-0-2. Totals 27-5-66.
3-pointers: Robinson 5, Tomaso, Mackey.
Chatham 64, C-A 19
CHATHAM — Chatham won its fourth game in a row on Wednesday, handing Coxsackie-Athens a 64-19 setback in Patroon Conference girls basketball action.
The Panthers (4-1) built quarterly leads of 24-4, 33-11 and 54-12.
Abby Taylor led Chatham with 29 points. Erin Madsen contributed 11.
Riley Sitcer and Baileigh Briski each had five points for C-A.
Chatham goes to Cairo-Durham and Coxsackie-Athens hosts Hudson on Friday at 6:30 p.m.
COXSACKIE-ATHENS (19): Luvera 0-2-2, Sitcer 2-1-5, Bartels 0-2-2, Briski 1-3-5, Wiley 1-1-3, Bradt 1-0-2. Totals 5-9-19.
CHATHAM (64): Perry 3-1-7, Madsen 5-0-11, Mountain 1-0-2, Morse 1-0-2, Engel 2-1-5, Taylor 14-1-29, Armstrong 4-0-8. Totals 30-3-64.
TH at Monument Mountain
Taconic Hills’ small and partially rookie team had a tough battle on Tuesday, facing powerful Monument Mountain.
The girls showed up ready to swim fast and many achieved personal bests.
Daisy Plaza led the team in points with a second place finish in the 100 butterfly, 100 back, 200 Medley Relay (Plaza, Imogen Drake, Jacquie Arre and Emma Avenia) and 400 free relay (Plaza, Arre, Isabelle Hamann and Avenia).
In her first swim meet ever, junior Haley Olson took second in the 200 free, 100 free and joined with Charlotte Hermance, Kasandra Hyatt and Imogen Drake for a second in the 200 free relay. Arre and Avenia each had an individual 2nd place finish(Arre, 200 IM, Avenia, 500 Free), third place finish (Arre, 100 backstroke, Avenia 100 butterfly) and two second-place relays. Hermance took third in the 50 free and 100 breaststroke, while Hamann swam to a fourth in the 200 free.
Neil Howard III took first in both the 50 free and 100 free, narrowly missing his own record for the 50.
The Titans are away on Tuesday to take on New Lebanon.
Hudson at Mt. Anthony
The Hudson Swim team traveled up to Bennington Vermont on Tuesday and swam against Mt. Anthony.
Mason Sweatt competed in his first two events and finished with solid times in both the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke.
Tessa Goldstien had strong finishes in both the 50 and 100 freestyle. She was just eight-hundredths off her personal record in the 50 freestyle.
Autumn Hopkins raced alone in the 500 freestyle and swam a personal best 1:45.03 in the 100-yard breaststroke.