Section II produces numbers of note

Girard III, Cairns, Grabb among those cited
Saratoga Springs junior Dolly Cairns has been efficient from the foul line.
Saratoga Springs junior Dolly Cairns has been efficient from the foul line.

Here are 10 cool numbers from the past week in Section II high school sports.


Points amassed by the Mohonasen girls in a Tri-County Indoor Track League meet where the Mighty Warriors took the top four spots in the 3,000, the top three spots in the 1,000 and high jump, and went 1-2 in the 1,500, 600 and 300. Sophomore Kate Sherman won the 1,500 and 1,000. Mohonasen also placed first in all three relay races. Broadalbin-Perth was second among eight teams with 79 points.


Free throw percentage by Saratoga Springs junior Dolly Cairns — the Section II leader — after she went 4-for-4 from the line in a 62-52 win over Our Lady of Lourdes. Cairns is 31-for-33 from the line. She scored 16 points in the non-league victory.


Combined saves made by Allie Kelley of the GMSVS Storm and Tony Cotugno of the Niskayuna/Schenectady/Albany Mohawks in a 3-3 Capital District High School Hockey League tie. Kelley, a senior from Voorheesville, made 21 of her 45 saves in the third period. Cotugno, a senior from Niskayuna, made 17 of his 37 saves in the second period.


Points scored by Glens Falls senor Joseph Girard III in an 80-65 win over Brunswick (Ga.) at the City of Palms Classic in Florida. Girard III sank 11 3-point baskets as part of his season-best output, and the second-highest one-game total in the tournament’s history. The Syracuse commit also had seven rebounds, five steals and four assists.


Seconds it took Queensbury freshman David Walton to win the 100-meter backstroke in a swim meet with rival Glens Falls. Walton broke the school record of 54.21 that Ben Rowley had owned since 2014. He also won the 100 free and helped the Spartans take the 200 medley relay.


Consecutive Wasaren League boys’ basketball wins by Hoosick Falls after the Panthers rallied in the fourth quarter to derail Tamarac 58-46. Jon Kempf led the Panthers with 18 points. Tristan Williams netted five of his 16 points in a 19-5 fourth-quarter run that was part of the Panthers 74th league win in 76 games.


Team-leading point total for Burnt Hills/Ballston Spa’s Miles Grabb after the senior forward picked up an assist in a 3-1 Capital District High School Hockey League win over CBA. Grabb leads BH/BS with 12 goals in seven games. He scored seven goals all of last season and had 21 points.


Feet cleared by Albany Academy senior Donald Jones in winning the pole vault competition at the Jim Mitchell Invitational at The Armory Track & Field Center. Jones set a personal indoor best with his performance. Academy junior Ahmed Praileau placed second in the long jump (20-8 1/4).


Games the Amsterdam girls’ basketball team had won to start the season before a 63-47 loss to Curtis of Staten Island at the Hoops 4 Hearts showcase in Queens. Sophomore Jackie Stanavich paced the Rams with 18 points.


Section II athletes currently ranked No. 1 on the state swimming and diving lists, including Shenendehowa senior Kaleb Hotaling in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:56.00) and Niskayuna senior Matthew Chao in the 11-dive (623.05) category. Niskayuna’s 200 freestyle relay group of seniors Bryan Liu, Victor Schingo, Mark Lipkin and junior Scott Ward is also No. 1 (1:27.95).

Reach Gazette Sportswriter Jim Schiltz at 518-395-3143, [email protected] or @jim_schiltz on Twitter.

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