High schools: Calitri scores 29 for Middleburgh boys’ basketball loss

Middleburgh's Gage Calitri puts up a shot as he is challenged by Madrid Waddington's Drew Harmer during the first day of the WAC Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic at Fulton Montgomery Community College on Saturday.

Middleburgh's Gage Calitri puts up a shot as he is challenged by Madrid Waddington's Drew Harmer during the first day of the WAC Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic at Fulton Montgomery Community College on Saturday.

Middleburgh’s Gage Calitri scored a game-high 29 points but it wasn’t enough to hold off Madrid Waddington in a 70-47 loss in the first day of the Western Athletic Conference Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic at Fulton Montgomery Community College in Johnstown on Saturday.

Madrid Waddington held the Knights to nine points in the second and fourth quarters, cruising to the non-league win.

Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons created a nine-point first-half cushion and held off Bishop Maginn 74-66 at FMCC. Nathaniel Wylie scored a game-high 28 points for Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, going 12-of-16 from the free throw line. Josh Pigliavento added 20 points, with Esiasyn Starr dropped in 18. Bishop Maginn was led by Qua’nire Greene’s 17 points.

Fonda-Fultonville held Schalmont to single digits in the first and second quarter, cruising to a 70-35 non-league win at FMCC. Jackson Cusack scored a game-high 18 points and Nick Hastings added 14 for the Braves. Isaiah Smith and Maxwell Pratt each scored seven points for the Sabres.

Galway rallied from a disappointing first quarter against Richfield Springs, earning a 43-42 non-league win at Fulton Montgomery Community College. Casey Clark led the Eagles with 13 points in the win.

The WAC Coaches vs. Cancer tournament continues today with three contests scheduled beginning at 11 a.m.

Oliver Niedzielski scored an eye-popping 37 points as Mekeel Christian Academy rolled past Whitesboro 81-50 in non-league action. Niedzielski hit five three-pointers and was 12-of-14 from the free throw line for the Lions. Thomas Clarks added 14 for Mekeel.

Schenectady’s Damari Holder scored a game-high 22 points and Nino Robinson added 16, but the Patriots were unable to hold off Guilderland in 63-60 loss in Suburban Council action. Mitchell Mackissock led Guilderland with 19 points with Liam Teague and Ben Fiori added 15 points each.

Duanesburg’s Madison Meyer scored 16 points and had six steals to lead the Eagles over Delhi 62-24 to capture the Coach Dick Alwine Tip-Off Tournament. Alex Moses scored 11 points, pulled down seven rebounds and had six assists with Allison O’Hanlon adding 11 points in the win. Meyer, Moses and Hannah Mulhern were all-tournament selections.

Anderson Eggleston led OESJ with 15 points as the Wolfpack defeated Charlotte Valley, 41-26 in non-league action.

Amelia Wood scored a game-high 18 points as Averill Park defeated Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 60-52 in the Averill Park Tip-Off Classic. Taylor Holohan added 15 with Kayleigh Ahern dropping in 12 for the Warriors.
MK Lescault led the Spartans with 15 points, Callie Chevalier added 14 and Grace O’Connor dropped in 12.

Makya Chapman led Troy with 13 points as the Flying Horses defeated South Glens Falls 39-37 in the consolation final of the Averill Park girls’ basketball tournament. Chapman was named to the all-tournament team.

Sydney Hart scored a game-high 18 points for South Glens Falls, including three 3-pointers in the loss.

Fort Plain’s Erin Crouse led the Hilltoppers with 18 points at the Richfield Springs Tip-Off tournament, falling to Section IV opponent Morris, 58-38. Sarah Florian added 11 points for Fort Plain. Florian and Crouse were both all-tournament selections.

The Saratoga Springs ice hockey team fell to visiting St. Mary’s 5-2 at Weibel Avenue Rink in the opener of the annual Don Kauth Tournament. Jake Badar and Huck Patton each scored for the Blue Streaks. Goalie Ryan McNeil turned back 24 shots for Saratoga.

Adirondack goalie Andy Buser turned back 32 shots as the Rivermen held off the Storm, 3-2 at Schenectady County Recreational Facility. John Attardo, Logan Dobert and Dalton Hogan each scored in the win.

The Mohonasen wrestling team edged Saratoga Springs to capture the Mohonasen Varsity Invitational and give Warriors coach Mark Hitchcock a win in his debut.

Mohonasen earned 176 team points followed closely by Saratoga Springs with 166.5, Colonie at 138 and Averill Park with 135. Canajoharie/Fort Plain was fifth with 81 points followed by Lansingburgh 78, Mechanicville/Stillwater 36 and Schenectady 29.

Mohonasen’s Vincent Graulau, Clayton O’Connor, Nico Rivera and Matt Yetto each earned invitational titles with pins.

Canajoharie/Fort Plain’s Reed Douglass earned his tournament title with a pin. Saratoga’s Taylor Beaury, Canajoharie/Fort Plain’s Haig, Mechanicville/Stillwater’s Luke Schirmacher earned titles with decisions in the championship round.

Minisink Valley earned the Ballston Spa dual meet tournament title, reeling off five wins. Ballston Spa finished second, 4-1, its only loss to the champion. Niskayuna finished in sixth place with a 2-3 record, earning a 33-18 win over Red Hook and 45-22 over Glens Falls.

Canajoharie/Fort Plain’s Cody Haig captured his fourth Mohonasen Varsity Invitational title. Mohonasen’s Clay O’Connor received lightweight most outstanding wrestler honors with Canajoharie/Fort Plain’s Reed Douglas earning most outstanding wrestling honors.

Shenendehowa’s Jenna Danforth won the 45-meter dash in 6.5 seconds and the 300-meter dash in 46.1 during a Tri-County Indoor Track League 1E meet at Union College. Shen’s Amanda Curtis captured the 600 in 1 minute, 46.9 seconds. Guilderland’s Avery Kerr won the 1,000 in 3:14.3.

Shenendehowa’s Madison Alheim won the 1,500 in 5:40.4. Shen’s Haley Lentlie won the 3,000 in 12:34.5. Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake’s Sophia Tasson captured the 50-hurdles in 8.8 seconds. Burnt Hills won the 4×200 relay in 2:05.9 along with the 3×400 in 4:46.5. Guilderland won the 4×800 in 11:58.4.

In the field events, Burnt Hills’ Alexa Belanger won the girls’ high jump with a leap of 5-feet and also captured the triple jump at 32-9. Mia Belanger won the long jump at 15-03.25. Broadalbin-Perth’s Sophia Tyler cleared 6-0 in the pole vault. Guilderland’s Cadence Brewer won the shot put with her 33-2 toss.

In the boys’ events, Shenendehowa’s Carter Cukerstein won the 45-dash in 5.4 seconds. Shen’s Jason Colindres won the 600 in 1:31.7. Broadalbin-Perth’s Connor Couperus captured the 1,600 in 5:11.2. Albany Academy’s Nicholas DeMarco won the 3,200 in 11:28.5. Shenendehowa’s Chinwuba Jon-Nwakalo won the 50-hurdles in 8.0 seconds. The Plainsmen captured the 4×200 relay in 1:46.7.

In the field events, Albany Academy’s Bashir Praileau won the high jump at 5-8. Shenendehowa’s Tate Lehman won the shot put with a throw of 42-9
Niskayuna’s Kaleigh West won the Tri-County Indoor Track League 1F meet 45-meter dash in 6.2 seconds. Saratoga Springs’ McKinley Wheeler won the 600 in 1 minute, 49.6 seconds. Saratoga’s Sadie McBain won the 1,000 in 3:30.5 with teammate Emily Bush capturing the 1,500 in 4:46.3. Saratoga’s Ella Kurto won the 3,000 in 10:28.2. Saratoga Springs won the 4×800 in 10:01.4.

Greenwich’s Kiersten Alling won the shot put with a toss of 32-6.

In the boys’ meet, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons’ Andrew Baaki won the high jump with a leap of 5-3. Niskayuna’s Adam Gathan won the long jump with a leap of 16-10.75. Saratoga Springs’ Evan Rando won the triple jump with a measurement of 36-4.25. Amsterdam’s Garrett McHeard captured the shot put with a throw of 44-9.

Dylan Becker had 17 spikes for points and six blocks as Cobleskill-Richmondville defeated Greenville 25-18, 25-14, 25-16 in Patroon Conference action. Lorenzo Harris had 16 assists with Mike Lent coming up with 16 digs for the Bulldogs.

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