CRARYVILLE — Hudson broke open a tie game with a strong third quarter and went on to defeat Taconic Hills, 63-55, in Friday’s Patroon Conference boys basketball action.
Hudson raced out to a 17-7 lead after one quarter, but a 24-14 second-quarter run by Taconic Hills evened the score at halftime, 31-31. The Bluehawks got back on track in the third stanza, outscoring the Titans, 21-8, to take the lead for good.
Hudson coach Shawn Briscoe was proud of his young team’s effort.
“This is definitely, by far, the youngest varsity team since I’ve been here,” Briscoe said. “We really have zero varsity expereience except for Keith (Robinson) from last year, so it’s a process. The guys are really buying in in practice, they’re executing the gameplan that we’re putting forward, they’re buying in on the defensive end for the most part and they’re accepting their new roles. Some guys are taking on bigger roles than they had at the beginning of the year. We have a couple of guys we brought up from JV and we’re asking them to play decent minutes a lot of the games. Everyone is coming into their own and I think the guys are really working hard.
“A lot of credit goes to the coaching staff here, between Tyrone (Hedgepeth), Coach (Isiah) Heard, Coach (Derrick) Conte. I think we are having the success we are because I have the best coaching staff in the league. They help make my job easier on a daily basis.”
Keith Robinson scored 19 points for Hudson. Malaky Payton added 12 and Khalil Wilson had 10.
Troy Super was Taconic Hills’ top scorer with 18 points. Kobe Van Alstyne had 17 and Zach Rowe 15.
Hudson (9-3 Patroon, 10-5 overall) plays at Catskill on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and Taconic Hills travels to Germantown on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
HUDSON (63): Robinson 8-2-19, Wilson 4-2-10, Logue 3-0-8, Payton 4-2-12, J. Morrison 4-0-9, W. Morrison 1-0-2, Conte 1-0-3. Totals 25-6-63.
3-pointers: Payton 2, Logue 2, Conte, J. Morrison, Robinson.
TACONIC HILLS (55): Rowe 6-3-15, Van Alstyne 6-0-17, Super 3-12-18, Doty 0-3-3, Russo 1-0-2. Totals 16-18-55.
3-pointers: Van Alstyne 5.
Chatham 64, OT
WATERVLIET — Watervliet dealt Chatham its first Patroon Conference loss of the season on Friday with a 67-64 overtime victory over the Panthers.
Watervliet led 15-11 after one quarter, 30-26 at halftime and 43-41 through three quarters, before Chatham drew even at 60-60 by the end of regulation. The Cannoneers went on to outscore the Panthers, 7-4, in the extra period to pull out the win.
Jay Chaplin topped watervliet with 23 points. Daheem Wilson had 12 and Matthew Wistuk and Ryan Wroblewski 10 apiece.
Jacob Baccaro led all scorers with 25 for Chatham. Matt Thorsen added 21.
Chatham travels to Maple Hill and Watervliet visits Rensselaer on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
CHATHAM (64): Thorsen 9-0-21, Kneller 3-1-7, Van Alstyne 2-2-7, O’Dell 2-0-4, Baccaro 10-2-25. Totals 26-5-64.
3-pointers: Thorsen 3, Baccaro 3, Van Alstyne.
WATERVLIET (67): Burke 1-0-3, Chaplin 8-3-23, Tr. Holloway 1-0-2, Ty. Holloway 3-0-7, Wilson 5-1-12, Wistuk 4-0-10, Wroblewski 5-0-10. Totals 26-4-67.
3-pointers: Chaplin 4, Wistuk 2, Burke, Ty. Holloway, Wilson.
CATSKILL — The Greenville Spartans notched a road win in the Patroon Conference Friday night 64-51 over the Catskill Cats.
Brett Larson and Cody Thompson led the scoring for Greenville with 20 points apiece, with Jack Giarrusso adding ten for the Spartan offense. Chase Allen led Catskill and the rest of the field with 23 points for the Cats, Travis Bulich and Will Cummings combined for 15, and Makhai Henry added nine.
Catskill was in control early and led Greenville 14-11 after the first period, but it was all Spartans from there. Larson had a big second quarter for the Spartans with eight points, and he combined with Thompson for 16 out of Greenville’s 20 in the fourth to take it home and secure the win.
GREENVILLE (64): Britton 0-1-1, Carey 1-0-2, Giarusso 5-0-10, Larson 8-3-20, Miller 1-0-2, Rochler 2-0-6, Thompson 9-2-20, Weiss 1-0-3. Totals 27-6-64.
3-pointers: Rochler 2, Larson, Weiss.
CATSKILL (51): Allen 8-7-25, Bulich 3-0-7, Cummings 3-0-8, Henry 4-1-9, Rose-Bernard 0-2-2. Totals 18-10-51.
3-pointers: Allen 2, Cummings 2, Bulich.
CHATHAM — Watervliet built a 17-point lead by halftime en rote to a 48-24 victory over Chatham in FRiday’s Patroon Conference girls basketball game.
The Cannoneers led 14-7 after one quarter 28-11 at halftime and 36-15 through three.
Zoie Wass topped Watervliet with 17 points.
Kendall Hayes had eight points for Chatham. Addi Perry added seven.
Chatham hosts Maple Hill on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
WATERVIET (48): Grimmick 1-2-5, King 2-0-6, Leslie 0-3-3, Sentmier 2-0-4, George 2-0-4, Sierra 3-0-6, Smart 1-1-3, Wass 8-1-17. Totals 19-7-48.
3-pointers: King 2, Grimmick.
CHATHAM (24): Barden 0-1-1, Perry 3-1-7, Chudy 0-1-1, Hayes 4-0-8, Armstrong 1-0-2, Brennan 2-1-5. Totals 10-4-24.
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