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Numbers of note: Athletes from Guilderland, Saratoga, Niskayuna starring

A look at some of Section II's recent top performances
Niskayuna bowling's Dan Palmer is shown at a recent event.
Niskayuna bowling's Dan Palmer is shown at a recent event.

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


Pins knocked down by the Niskayuna boys’ bowling team in a Suburban Council match with Albany. Dan Palmer had the high triple with a 757 and four other Silver Warriors rolled over 600. That group included David Mennillo whose 688 was highlighted by a 295 single. The 4,012 pin total is the best in coach Laura Favata’s six years leading the team.


Career point total for Mayfield boys’ basketball senior Garret Delaney after he delivered 20 in a 75-53 non-league win over Saratoga Central Catholic. Delaney scored half of his points in a key 23-9 third-quarter run including his 1,000th on a late free throw. He is the third member of the Mayfield boys’ program to reach the special plateau.


The high single at Schenectady’s 11th annual New Years Bowling Tournament, rolled by Dylan Romanowski of team runner-up Schalmont. Mekhi Curry of team champion Amsterdam had the high triple with a 668. Gloversville placed third in the 20-team field at Boulevard Bowl.


Career 3-point baskets made by Gloversville girls’ basketball senior Harmony Philo after she sank five of them in a 53-39 win over Broadalbin-Perth and added one more in a 56-37 victory over Hudson Falls. Philo is No. 2 on the Section II career 3-point list behind 2015 Troy graduate Kiana Patterson (248). Philo also holds Gloversville single season (71) and single-game (8) records for made 3s.


Milestone win total achieved by Saratoga Springs junior wrestler Eric Griskowitz after he went 4-0 with a pin and three decisions to capture the 138-pound class at the Saratoga Invitational. Senior Brant Robinson was the Blue Streaks other champion in the 195-pound bracket after he went 3-0 with trio of pins. Robinson went over the 100 career win mark earlier in the season.


Points scored by Glens Falls senior Joseph Girard III in his last two boys’ basketball games. The Syracuse-bound guard and state career points leader fired in 58 in a 92-88 overtime win against Schuylerville and 53 in a 100-63 win against South Glens Falls. He has five games this season with over 50 points, and 3,769 career points.


Consecutive wins by Maple Hill senior wrestler Trent Svingala after a 132-pound semifinal pin of Arlington’s Firas Zoha at the Jamie Mormile Tournament at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. Svingala went on to beat Watervliet’s Patrick Moore by technical fall in the title bout. Svingala’s last loss came at the state tournament when he was a freshman. He won state Division II titles as a sophomore (106) and junior (120).


Combined points scored by Averill Park junior Kelsey Wood and Guilderland sophomore Valencia Fontenelle-Posson in the Warriors’ 87-72 Suburban Council girls’ basketball win. Wood delivered 33 points and Fontenelle-Posson netted 32, both season-high totals.


Individual events won by Guilderland gymnastics standout Rachel Drislane en route to all-around honors (33.65) in a Suburban Council meet with Shaker. The senior earned a 9.0 on the balance beam, the same score she tabulated while winning that event at the 2018 Section II championships. Drislane placed third all-around at the 2018 sectionals.


Sets of twins at the front of the pack in the 3,000-meter run at the Springfield Invitational, where Saratoga Springs eight-graders Mckinley Wheeler (10:39.70) and Sheridan Wheeler (10:41.68) placed first and second. Shenendehowa junior twins Jada Dennis (10:52.21) and Jade Dennis (10:52.27) placed third and fourth.

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

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