High schools: Schenectady boys’ basketball defeats Guilderland


Schenectady uncorked a huge fourth-quarter rally to earn a 58-48 Suburban Council boys’ basketball win over Guilderland on Friday.

Jakeim Edge scored 16 points to lead Schenectady, which trailed 40-31 entering the fourth quarter before outscoring Guilderland 27-8 over the final eight minutes. 

Schenectady also got 11 points apiece from Quy-Maine Haggray and Jah-Israel Gaines.

Mitchell MacKissock led Guilderland with 11 points.

Niskayuna won 50-35 against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Owen Evans scored a game-high 20 points for Niskayuna, while Jack Allen and Gabe Eldaye each added eight. Myles Yannuzzi contributed 17 points for Burnt Hills and Luke Haluska added eight. Niskayuna trailed 10-7 after one quarter, but outscored its opponent 15-3 in the second quarter on its way to the win.

A trio of Saratoga Springs players combined for 45 points as the Blue Streak defeated Bethlehem 57-46. Dillon Waite scored a team-high 17 points with Zach Carpenter adding 15 and Garrett Farr scoring 13. Caden Bernardo scored a game-high 19 points for Bethlehem. The Eagles trailed 25-21 at halftime.

Isaiah Austin had 22 points and Malachi Perry offered 21 in Albany’s 76-39 win against Columbia, which received 10 points from Henry Heeps. Albany led 29-27 at halftime, then outscored Columbia 27-4 in the third quarter and 23-8 in the fourth.

CBA topped Shenendehowa 52-38. Shenendehowa led 12-8 after one quarter, but CBA took a 24-18 lead into halftime. After a 10-9 third quarter in the Plainsmen’s favor, CBA outscored Shenendehowa 19-10 in the final period. For CBA, Ayden Harrison scored 15 points and Lee Buddington added 10, while Shenendehowa’s Robby Hicks scored 17 and Mason Courtney had 15.

Ballston Spa topped Colonie 69-52. In the win, Nicholas Verdile had 25 points, Andrew Haight registered 13 and Benjamin Phillips scored a dozen.


Mechanicville boys’ basketball defeated Hoosick Falls 52-33 in the Wasaren League. Tyler Eiseman led Mechanicville with 16 points. In the win, Joseph Devito and Colin Richardson each added nine points. For Hoosick Falls, Jake Sparks had 10 points and Connor Jones added nine. Mechanicville led 29-18 at halftime.

Lukas Lilac scored 19 points and Jaxon Mueller added 17 in Stillwater’s 67-42 win against Saratoga Catholic, which received 19 points from Robbie Bolen.


Amsterdam beat Glens Falls 60-47 in the Foothills Council boys’ basketball. Ceasar Thompson scored 20 points to lead Amsterdam.

Hudson Falls topped Scotia-Glenville 65-44. Hudson Falls led 30-23 at halftime, then outscored Scotia-Glenville 15-6 in the third quarter. Peyton Smith had a game-high 25 points in the win, while Evan Kwasniewski added 14 and Ben Swartz scored 13. For Scotia-Glenville, Aaron Corker had 19 points.

Queensbury secured a 53-45 win against South Glens Falls. In defeat, Orion Delisle scored a game-high 20 points, while Trevon Bailey led Queensbury with 16 points, and each of Zion Freeman and Ryan Havern scored a dozen.

Schuylerville topped Gloversville 61-44. Owen Sherman had 20 points in the win, while Ryan Dow added 18 and Lukas Sherman scored 16. For Gloversville, Giorgio Glionna scored 11 points and Anthony Gray added 10. Schuylerville led 12-10 after one quarter, then brought a 33-23 lead into the second half.


Schalmont won 63-44 against Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk in a Colonial Council boys’ basketball matchup. Elijah Smith led the Sabres with 20 points, Sean Willis added 10, and Max Pratt and Andrew Schraa each scored seven. The teams were tied at 23 at halftime, then Schalmont outscored R-C-S 19-5 in the third quarter.


LA Fairley scored 22 points with Antonio Fairley added 19 as Canajoharie dropped Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 68-52 in Western Athletic Conference boys’ basketball action. Nathaniel Wylie led the Knights with 17 points with Esiasyn Starr adding 14 and Josh Piglavento added 12. The Cougars led 28-24 at the half. 

Robert Jordan scored a game-high 23 points as Fort Plain dropped Duanesburg 56-36. Levi Thomas added 15 for the Hilltoppers who led 30-13 at the half. Kyle Williams led the Eagles with 12 points. 


Bethlehem won 70-63 against Saratoga Springs in Suburban Council girls’ basketball. Ellie Cerf led Bethlehem with 24 points, while Caroline Davis produced 17, and each of Maren Louridas and Paige Davenport added 10. For Saratoga Springs, Natasha Chudy scored a game-high 35 points and Carly Wise added 18. Bethlehem outscored Saratoga Springs 32-15 in the first quarter, led 42-25 at halftime and 51-40 heading into the fourth.

Colonie won 54-16 against Ballston Spa. Jayla Tyler led all scorers with 23 points, Macie Trimarchi and Meg Dwire each had 10 rebounds, and Bella Franchi contributed seven points and six steals. Also for Colonie, Ava Pearson had eight points.

Kaelah Carter scored a game-high 20 points as Shaker defeated Troy 46-21. Makya Chapman led the Flying Horses with nine points. 

Sophia Bissailloon scored 14 points to lead Columbia past a rallying Albany squad, 46-44. The Blue Devils led the Falcons 30-22 at the half. Albany was led by Azera Gates’ 14 points and McChalle Cancer with 12.


In Colonial Council girls’ basketball, Sophia Bologna scored a game-high 25 points, teaming up with Ryan Carroll for 21 as Holy Names raced past Mohonasen 63-28. Mohonasen’s Payton Whipple and Caitlyn Richmond each scored eight points. Holy Names led 42-8 at the half.

Isabelle Carmody scored a game-high 27 points as Voorheesville raced out to a 38-19 halftime lead, cruising to a 68-41 win. Cobleskill-Richmondville was led by Meghan Ellis’ and Ashley Crandall’s 14 point nights. 

A late fourth-quarter rally couldn’t propel Ichabod Crane past Catholic Central, falling 43-41. Delaney More led the Riders with 14 points and Carolina Williams added 12. Catholic Central was paced by Angelena Giuliano and Navi Turpin’s 12 point nights, respectively. The two squads were tied at 23 each at the half.

Albany Academy raced to a 76-26 win over Cohoes, led by 19 points from Saige Randolph and 17 from Meleena Ottati. Quincy Hytko’s 11 points led Cohoes.



In Western Athletic Conference girls’ basketball action, Northville received 18 points and 11 rebounds from Madalyn Biche in its 48-27 win against Middleburgh. Hailey Monroe added nine points and seven steals in the win, while Kaelin Thompson scored eight points. Alyssa Wayman scored 13 points for Middleburgh, which trailed 12-2 after one quarter and 26-11 at halftime.

A trio of Canajoharie players each scored 13 points rolling past Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 62-40. Soren Veit-Scott, Felise Fowler and Charlotte Nare dropped in 13 for the Cougars with Elizabeth Prime adding 12. Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons was led by Angelina Deitz’s 17 point night. Canajoharie led 37-17 at the half.

Duanesburg cruised to a 63-20 win against Fort Plain. Alex Moses scored 19 of her game-high 21 points in the first half, while Hannah Mulhern added a dozen along with five assists and Lauren Capron scored 10. Moses finished with seven steals on the night. Erin Crouse scored 14 points for Fort Plain. Duanesburg led 40-8 at halftime.

Fonda-Fultonville received 13 points, seven rebounds and five steals from Kyla Smith in its 56-34 win against Mayfield. Carly Atty and Marilyn Whitcavitch each added 10 points in the win, while Lyndsay Lombardoni had 10 rebounds. Kieonna Christmad produced eight points, six rebounds and five assists for Fonda-Fultonville. Mayfield’s Cloey Dopp and Kelsey Meca each scored 11 points. Fonda-Fultonville led 29-17 at halftime and outscored Mayfield in each quarter.


Keyshaun Tillery scored a game-high 25 points with Bobby Chandler adding 20 as Albany Academy defeated Tamarac 78-55 in non-league boys basketball action. Tamrac was led by Zachary Rice’s 21-point night. Albany Academy led 41-28 at the half.


Fonda-Fultonville won 4-0 against Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in Western Athletic Conference boys’ bowling. Tomek Kowalczyk had a 226-550 to lead Fonda-Fultonville, which also received a 192-537 from Anthony Cannizzaro. For ND-BG, Sam Perry registered a 184-466.


Queensbury captured the girls’ and boys’ Nordic races at the Johnsburg Invitational at Gore Mountain Nordic Center.. 

The Spartans boys’ squad totaled 17 points for the win followed by Scotia-Glenville with 31, Shenendehowa with 36, Lake George with 56 and Mayfield fifth with 56. Queensbury’s girls’ squad scored 17 points followed by Shenendehowa with 37, Glens Falls with 40, Guilderland 44 and Saratoga fifth with 55.

Queensbury’s Ben Jenkin covered the 5k course in 11 minutes, 36.9 seconds followed by Shenendehowa’s Matthew Phillips in 12:06 and Glens Falls’ Forest Slingerland at 13:05. Hadley’s Katrin Schreiner captured the girls’ event in 13:57 followed by Queensbury’s Raina Guay at 14:04 and Mayfield’s Fianna Halloran in 14:12.


The Capital District Jets topped Christian Brothers Academy 7-2 in Capital District High School Hockey League play behind two goals apiece from Cole Davidson and Colin Wilson, and a goal and two assists each from Colin Fish, Joshua McKinney and Kyle Millington. Scoring goals for CBA were Jake Hammond and Mike Zeoli.

William Lenkowitz scored two goals and added an assist as Albany Academy defeated the Mohawks 5-1. Albany Academy opened the night with a three-goal first period, while goalie Jackson Bissell turned back 25 of 26 shots he faced in the contest. Ryan Wilber scored the lone goal for the Mohawks, assisted by Gabe Laporta and Tyler Carroll. Mohawk goalie Alex Doehla had 28 saves.


Albany Academy beat Canajoharie/Fort Plain 131-43 in an Aqua League boys’ swimming meet, winning 11 of 12 events. Josh Kaufman won both the 200 and 500 freestyle, and Will Vartuli won the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke for Albany Academy, which also got individual wins from Brayden Henkel (200 IM), Nabil Shinaishin (50 free), Andrew Cataldo (Diving), Charles Belway (100 fly) and Ethan Rafferty (100 back). Canajoharie/Fort Plain’s lone win came from Kurt Sunderland, Giana Murphy, Samantha Barlow and Sam Robinson in the 400 free relay.

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