High schools: Stanavich, Gannon lead Amsterdam girls’ basketball past Fonda-Fultonville

Amsterdam'€™s Rosie Sculco with the ball against Fonda-Fultonville's Lyndsay Lombardoni during their high school basketball game at AHS in Amsterdam on Friday, February 12, 2021.
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Amsterdam'€™s Rosie Sculco with the ball against Fonda-Fultonville's Lyndsay Lombardoni during their high school basketball game at AHS in Amsterdam on Friday, February 12, 2021.

As long as his team is limited to playing competition within Montgomery County, Amsterdam girls’ basketball coach Eric Duemler wants the Lady Rams to go up against Fonda-Fultonville as many times as possible.

When Amsterdam’s scheduled game for Friday against OESJ was postponed due to injuries leaving OESJ without enough players to compete, Duemler reached out to Fonda-Fultonville coach Flip Boshart to see if Fonda-Fultonville — which had a bye scheduled for Friday — wanted to come to Amsterdam.

“The kids are always motivated to play Fonda,” Duemler said in a phone interview Friday night. “The girls know each other, they know the Fonda coach, and he’s a great guy. I mentioned it to [Boshart] yesterday, and he took it, which is great because if we stay in our county, we know we want to play each other at least one or two extra times. . . . Our kids were motivated to play well.”

Fonda-Fultonville came on short notice, and Amsterdam flexed its muscles as Jackie Stanavich scored 24 points and Andie Gannon scored 16 to lead the way in a 70-22 victory.

Stanavich added seven rebounds and four steals, while Gannon grabbed nine boards and had four steals of her own.

“Jackie’s starting to look like herself,” Duemler said of Stanavich, whose 2019-20 season was cut short by a torn left anterior cruciate ligament. “Her and Andie just carried us. . . . It was really Jackie and Andie, going back and forth.”

Coming off a career-high 35 points and a school-record-tying seven 3-pointers in Wednesday’s 78-16 win over Fort Plain, Antonia May fought through foul trouble to chip in 13 points for Amsterdam (2-0). Rosie Sculco contributed nine points.

Kieonna Christmas led Fonda-Fultonville (1-1) with five points.

Amsterdam led 16-6 after the first quarter, then blew the game wide open with a 17-5 margin in the second quarter and an 18-6 burst in the third.

Amsterdam has two more games scheduled against Fonda-Fultonville this season, and Duemler said he and Boshart are planning for at least one more matchup beyond that while Montgomery County teams are limited to in-county competition.

However, that restriction could soon change as Montgomery County’s COVID-19 positivity rate continues to drop. The county’s seven-day rolling average of positive tests fell Friday to 5.1%, and should it fall to 4% or less, Montgomery County teams will be allowed to compete against teams from other counties in the region that are also competing in “high” risk winter sports.

“Our county’s doing good, number-wise,” Duemler said. “Hopefully, soon we can get out. We’ve been in communication with a number of teams.”

Elizabeth Prime scored 13 points and Caitlyn Baker scored 12 for Canajoharie in a 55-32 win over Fort Plain. Tiffany Hazzard scored a game-high 15 points for Fort Plain.

Chloe Goverski scored 26 points and Amy DiSiena chipped in with 14 to lift Mechanicville over Schuylerville 60-29.

In Suburban Council action, Natasha Chudy produced 26 points to spark Saratoga Springs’ 58-26 win over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Grace O’Connor led the Spartans with 14.

Meghan Huerter had 19 points and Sam Lee scored 14 as part of Shenendehowa’s 85-35 win over Ballston Spa.

In boys’ basketball, Ceasar Thompson had his second straight 20-point outing in Amsterdam’s 71-50 win over OESJ. Amsterdam (2-0) also got 19 points from Yandeel Vazquez and 12 from Jhai Vellon. Owen Feagles scored a game-high 27 for OESJ (0-1).

Robert Jordan scored 23 of his game-high 31 points in the second half, including 16 in the fourth quarter, and grabbed 14 rebounds in Fort Plain’s 77-67 win over Canajoharie. Levi Thomas chipped in 20 points for Fort Plain (1-1), while Zach Suits led four Canajoharie (0-2) players in double figures with 16.

Hayden Day led a trio of double-digit Saratoga Catholic scorers with 19 points, and the Saints opened their season with a 48-35 victory at Stillwater.

Kenyon Coleman and Owen Evans scored 18 and 17 points, respectively, in Niskayuna’s 53-44 Suburban Council win over Columbia. Henry Heeps paced Columbia with 16.

Columbia was the top team at the Suburban Council’s season-ending bowling event. Mason McDowell rolled a 279-757, Ryan Lemay had a 259-742 and Thomas Stein turned in a 248-720 to spark Columbia. Jedrek Arasim had a 279-276-802 for Albany.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

NON-LEAGUE

AMSTERDAM 70, FONDA-FULTONVILLE 22

Fonda-Fultonville 6 5 6 5 — 22

Amsterdam 16 17 18 19 — 70

Fonda-Fultonville scoring: Christmas 2-1-5, Lombardoni 2-0-4, Cusack 1-2-4, Smith 1-0-2, Chest 1-0-2, Whitcavitch 1-0-2, Lake 0-1-1, Slezak 0-1-1, Crahan 0-1-1. Amsterdam scoring: J. Stanavich 8-6-8, Gannon 7-2-16, May 6-1-13, Sculco 4-1-9, Flint 3-0-6, A. Stanavich 1-0-2. Scoring totals: Fonda-Fultonville 8-6-22, Amsterdam 29-10-70.

CANAJOHARIE 55, FORT PLAIN 32

Fort Plain 10 10 8 4 — 32

Canajoharie 13 14 15 13 — 55

Fort Plain scoring: Wilder 4-2-12, Hazzard 5-5-15, Vanasse 2-1-5. Canajoharie scoring: Hyney 2-1-5, Hazzard 1-0-3, F. Fowler 2-1-5, Baker 5-0-12, K. Fowler 3-0-6, Prime 5-2-13, VanSlyke 2-0-4, Hohensheldt 2-0-4, Blakeslee 1-1-3. Scoring totals: Fort Plain 11-8-32, Canajoharie 23-5-55.

SUBURBAN COUNCIL

SHENENDEHOWA 85, BALLSTON SPA 35

Shenendehowa 25 18 16 16 – 85

Ballston Spa 9 13 6 7 – 35

Shenendehowa scoring: J. Huerter 5-0-10, Jacques 2-0-4, Montanez 2-0-4, Slader 10-3, Carpenter 4-2-11, Carey 2-1-5, Wilders 1-3-5, Cholakis 1-0-2, M. Huerter 8-1-19, Lee 5-4-14, DeLisle 1-0-2, Cozzens 3-0-6. Ballston Spa scoring: LaGoy 4-0-8, McNamara 1-0-2, Robbie 0-2-2, Thomas 2-0-5, Verdile 3-1-10, Wright 2-3-8. Scoring totals: Shenendehowa 35-11-85, Ballston Spa 12-6-35.

TROY 55, SCHENECTADY 24

Troy 16 11 17 11 – 55

Schenectady 7 3 4 10 – 24

Troy scoring: Chapman 2-1-5, K. George 1-0-2, Browsky 4-0-8, J. George 1-0-2, Carbonaro 1-1-3, Alacron 4-1-9, Brown 6-1-16, Bertrand 2-0-6, Dewer 2-0-4. Schenectady scoring: Hernandez 1-0-2, Jones 3-0-7, Rodriguez 2-0-4, Washington 4-1-10, Winfield 0-1-1. Scoring totals: Troy 23-4-55, Schenectady 10-2-24.

SARATOGA SPRINGS 58, BURNT HILLS-BALLSTON LAKE 26

Saratoga Springs 14 16 14 14 – 58

Burnt Hills 6 4 5 11 – 26

Saratoga Springs scoring: Spain 1-0-3, Ray 1-3-5, Cleason 1-0-3, Carminucci 1-1-3, Chudy 11-4-26, Brooking 2-0-4, Wise 2-0-4, Patnode 2-0-4, LaFountain 2-0-6. Burnt Hills scoring: Blesi 2-0-4, Felix 0-1-1, Chevalier 3-0-7, O’Connor 6-0-14. Scoring totals: Saratoga Springs 23-8-58, Burnt Hills 11-1-26.

NON-LEAGUE

MECHANICVILLE 60, SCHUYLERVILLE 29

Mechanicville 13 22 17 8 – 60

Schuylerville 0 4 12 13 – 29

Mechanicville scoring: DeSiena 5-4-14, Fitzgerald 1-0-2, Gorman 2-0-6, Goverski 8-8-26, Kenyon 2-2-6, Mastropietro 2-0-4, Phelps 1-0-2. Schuylerville scoring: Barton 2-2-6, Bodner 1-0-2, Buff 4-0-8, Kilburn 1-0-2, McShane 1-1-3, Tavares 1-0-2, Vautrin 3-0-6. Scoring totals: Mechanicville 21-14-60, Schuylerville 13-3-29.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

SUBURBAN COUNCIL

NISKAYUNA 53, COLUMBIA 44

Niskayuna 12 9 16 16 – 53

Columbia 7 10 7 20 – 44

Niskayuna scoring: Coleman 8-1-18, Allen 1-0-3, Eldaye 2-1-7, O’Brien 2-2-6, Evans 7-2-17, Parker 0-1-1. Columbia scoring: Sapienza 2-0-5, Ouimette 3-0-7, Strevell 1-3-5, Serge Zewou 1-0-2, Celustka 2-0-4, Smith 1-2-5, Heeps 7-1-16. Scoring totals: Niskayuna 21-4-53, Columbia 17-6-44.

COLONIAL COUNCIL

LA SALLE 75, SCHALMONT 51

La Salle 21 23 22 9 – 75

Schalmont 12 17 11 11 – 51

La Salle scoring: Wallace 1-2-5, Myers 6-0-13, Green 5-4-16, Wagner 1-2-4, Kane 4-0-10, Catherwood 4-0-8, Lucarelli 7-5-19. Schalmont scoring: Coom 0-1-1, Parisi 1-0-3, Pepicelli 3-0-9, Parker 5-4-15, Randle 4-1-9, Clifford 2-0-5, Willis 1-1-4, Pratt 2-0-5. Scoring totals: La Salle 29-13-75, Schalmont 18-7-51.

NON-LEAGUE

SARATOGA CATHOLIC 48, STILLWATER 35

Saratoga Catholic 11 7 14 16 – 48

Stillwater 3 9 12 11 – 35

Saratoga Catholic scoring: Barile 3-6-13, Bolen 2-1-5, Day 9-1-19, Lambert 4-0-11. Stillwater scoring: Baker 3-0-8, Cutler 3-1-7, Lilac 2-1-7, McNeil 0-1-1, Pafsen 4-0-8, Zecca 2-0-4. Scoring totals: Saratoga Catholic 18-8-48, Stillwater 14-3-35.

AMSTERDAM 71, OESJ 50

Amsterdam 22 19 17 13 — 71

OESJ 8 13 15 14 — 50

Amsterdam scoring: Vann 2-2-6, Douglas 1-1-4, Thompson 7-3-20, Vazquez 8-0-19, Vellon 5-0-12, DeRosa 1-1-4, McHeard 2-2-6. OESJ scoring: Logan-Dillenbeck 2-0-4, LaFountain 6-0-12, Snell 2-2-7, Feagles 13-1-27. Scoring totals: Amsterdam 26-9-71, OESJ 23-3-50.

FORT PLAIN 77, CANAJOHARIE 67

Canajoharie 17 17 13 20 — 67

Fort Plain 21 11 20 25 — 77

Canajoharie scoring: Greensleet 1-0-2, Suits 6-0-16, Fairley 5-2-15, Shariff 2-0-5, Tamsett 3-7-14, Montayne 5-0-15. Fort Plain scoring: Landry 1-0-2, Jordan 11-9-31, Welch 3-1-7, Thomas 6-5-20, Gray 1-2-4, VanGorder 4-0-11, Smith 1-0-2. Scoring totals: Canajoharie 22-9-67, Fort Plain 27-17-77.

BOYS’ BOWLING

SUBURBAN COUNCIL TOURNAMENT

Teams: Columbia 4,187, Saratoga Springs 3,919, Colonie 3,894, Niskayuna 3,705, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 3,704, Averill Park 3,577, Albany 3,563, Troy 3,512, Shenendehowa 3,489, Bethlehem 3,400, Shaker 3,354, Guilderland 3,300, Ballston Spa 3,205, CBA 2,975, Schenectady 2,404.

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