Here are 10 cool numbers from the past week in Section II high school sports.
Career point total reached by Glens Falls senior basketball star Joseph Girard III when he fired in 52 as part of a 78-74 win against Amsterdam at ZG SLAM North South Classic. Girard III got to 4,000 on a three-point play, set up by his cousin Trent Girard, with 2:39 left in the third quarter, his 27th, 28th and 29th points that night. Girard III was the first New York schoolboy player to get to 3,000 points last season as a prelude to his latest milestone.
Career basketball point total reached by Averill Park junior Kelsey Wood, Hoosick Falls junior Logan Thayne, Fort Ann senior Amanda Godfrey and Greenwich sophomore Molly Brophy. Wood notched 17 points in a 67-39 win over Bethlehem to become Averill Park’s third girl to achieve the milestone. Thayne scored 24 in a loss to Mechanicville, Godfrey scored 23 in a setback against Warrensburg, and Brophy netted 15 in a win over Stillwater.
Career points for CBA hockey player Hunter Pemrick — a school record — after the senior forward from Schuylerville scored a goal in a 5-1 loss to Bethlehem. Pemrick scored another goal in a follow-up 3-2 win over the GMSVS Storm, giving him 21 points this season in 13 games.
Varsity wrestling wins for Shenendehowa senior Cody Deuel when he recorded the first of his two 152-pound pins at the Division 1 New York State Dual Meet Championships at Onadaga Community College. Brock Delsignore at 145 (forfeit, pin) and Harry Gould at 182 (decision, pin) were the only other Plainsmen to go 2-0. Shenendehowa lost its pool matches against Hilton and Horseheads.
Three-point baskets made by Fonda-Fultonville boys’ basketball junior Jackson Atty — a school one-season record — after he dropped three and amassed 31 points in a 59-32 win over Berne-Knox-Westerlo that clinched the Western Athletic Conference Hudson Division title. Jackson passed 2012 graduate Jarrett Ladd (58) on the school list for 3s in a season. Jackson also owns school records for 3s in a game (7) and career (153).
State-leading win streak owned by the Lake George boys’ basketball team after it shut down Hoosick Falls 55-30 at the ZG SLAM North South Classic. Hoosick Falls, like Lake George, entered the game undefeated. Lake George also topped Hoosick Falls in last season’s Section II Class C title game as a stepping stone toward the state championship when it went 28-0.
Points the Watervliet wrestling team trailed Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk by with three bouts to go before rallying for a 40-38 win to clinch the Colonial Council dual championship. Watervliet (8-0) was down 38-24 when Anthony Delmonico won by a major decision at 160 and Kendryek Flynn and Owen Lyons recorded pins afterward. Ravena had won three straight bouts before Watervliet’s comeback.
Putback baskets dropped in by 6-foot-2 Niskayuna sophomore basketball player Olivia Olsen in a 57-47 win at Schenectady. Olsen pulled down 15 rebounds in all and finished with a season-high 31 points, her last five coming in a key 11-0, fourth-quarter run that sealed the Silver Warriors victory. Her stat line included three blocked shots and three steals.
Invitations received by Saratoga Springs indoor track senior Kelsey Chmiel to run the girls’ mile at the Millrose Games. The entry list of 15 girls and 13 boys that came out Tuesday included Chmiel, who placed second in the race last year and third in 2017, and Saratoga Springs senior Shea Weilbaker, who was 13th in the race last year. As a freshman, Chmiel was part of a first-place 4×800 Saratoga relay at the Millrose Games. The Feb. 9 event will take place at The Armory’s Track & Field Center.
Guilderland brothers at No. 1 on the New York indoor track leader board after their performances at the Liberty Kickoff at Liberty University, where senior Noah Tindale and freshman Micah Tindale competed against college athletes. Noah placed third in the 800 with a 1:54.53, and Micah placed 18th in the 5-kilometer run with a 16:49.17. Noah Tindale committed to Liberty earlier this school year.