High schools: Courtney, Shenendehowa boys’ basketball zip past Schenectady

Shenendehowa's Andrew Massarone puts up a 3-point shot against Schenectady during Suburban Council action at Schenectady High School Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Shenendehowa's Andrew Massarone puts up a 3-point shot against Schenectady during Suburban Council action at Schenectady High School Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

Mason Courtney scored a game-high 21 points, and Shenendehowa used hot shooting from beyond the 3-point arc to fuel a 70-45 Suburban Council boys’ basketball victory Tuesday night against Schenectady.

Shenendehowa made 11 3-pointers, with Carter Seeberger hitting five on his way to a 17-point night, in addition to a trio of 3s from Courtney.

Jah-Israel Gaines scored 10 points to lead Schenectady, which also got eight points apiece from Nino Robinson, Jakeim Edge and Kenyatu Graham.

Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake used a 20-10 first quarter and 20 points from Luke Haluska to notch a 59-48 win over Columbia. Alex Doin added 17 for Burnt Hills, while David Alaxanian scored 13 to lead Columbia.

Niskayuna’s defense allowed just nine first-half points in its 48-34 win over Shaker. Niskayuna’s Jack Allen scored 12 of his 14 points in the first half, Gabe Eldaye added 13 points and Owen Evens scored 11. Zac Matulu scored 14, and Andrew Church scored 10 to lead Shaker.

Ayden Harrison’s 23 points and Len Buddington’s 12 points fueled CBA in its 55-48 win over Colonie, which was led by Jeremy Rosario’s 12 points.

In Colonial Council action, Mohonasen defeated Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk 49-39 for its first win of the year. Kyle Cornell scored 18, and Andrew Farnsworth scored 14 for Mohonasen. Ravena got 10 points apiece from Xavier Bermudez and Noah Algozzine.

Cobleskill-Richmondville topped Schalmont 57-52, led by 17 points from Charles Foote and 16 from Nick Peterson. Paulie Brosious scored 12, and Elijah Smith scored 11 for Schalmont.

In the Foothills Council, Glens Falls beat Broadalbin-Perth 78-47, setting the tone with a 22-8 first quarter. Bennett Driscoll scored 26, and Griffin Woodell scored 20 for Glens Falls. Landon Russom and Alex DiCaterino scored nine each for Broadalbin-Perth.

Aaron Corker scored a game-high 22 points, Ben Kline scored 15 and Carson Vein scored 11 for Scotia-Glenville in its 70-42 win over Johnstown. Leading Johnstown were Braden Jones with 18 points and Bryce Mureness with 15. 

Evan Kwaskniewski’s 22 points led Hudson Falls in a 60-32 win over Queensbury, which was led by 12 points from Trevon Bailey.

Schuylerville beat South Glens Falls 52-47 behind 19 points from Owen Sherman. South Glens Falls’ Brandon Stimpson scored 12 points.

Fonda-Fultonville beat Fort Plain 55-43 in the Western Athletic Conference. Colin Kowalski hit four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points for Fonda-Fultonville, which also got 17 points and eight rebounds from Nick Hastings and 11 points from Allen Booth. Levi Thomas scored 15, and Robert Jordan scored 12 for Fort Plain.

Canajoharie charged to a 68-47 win over Berne-Knox-Westerlo behind a big all-around game from LA Fairley with 15 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks. Also for Canajoharie, Jack Montayne scored a team-high 17 points, and Aundray Fowler scored 14. Mark Edwards’ 17 points paced Berne-Knox-Westerlo.

Galway outlasted Schoharie 55-51 in overtime, with Tom Villano scoring 12 points and Myles Pleasants scoring 10 in the win. For Schoharie, Quin Barton scored 16, and Dan Bernhardt scored 11.

OESJ outscored Middleburgh 24-9 in the first quarter on the way to a 63-45 win, led by 18 points from Mason Snell and 14 from Owen Feagles. Gage Calitri collected 17 points to lead Middleburgh.

Duanesburg scored a 73-41 non-league win over Cherry Valley-Springfield, led by 16 points from Michael Leak and 14 from Kyle Williams. Cherry Valley-Springfield’s Kyle Frame scored a game-high 23 points, including 18 of his team’s 25 points after halftime.


Schalmont dominated Cobleskill-Richmondville 65-15 in a Colonial Council girls’ basketball game. Payton Graber scored 25 points, and Karissa Antoine scored 18 for Schalmont, which outscored Cobleskill-Richmondville 42-11 in the first half. Ashley Crandall’s nine points led Cobleskill-Richmondville.

In Voorheesville’s 60-35 win over Cohoes, Mia Carmody scored 13 points and Tegan McGinn scored 12 to lead the win. Down 13-5 after the first quarter, Voorheesville took control with a 21-10 second quarter before holding Cohoes to 12 points after halftime. Cohoes’ Julia Marcil scored nine.

Ryan Carroll scored a game-high 22 points as Holy Names defeated Lansingburgh Holy Names 63-30. Riley Good added 15, with Sophia Bologna scoring 12 points. Karlie Genevive led Lansingburgh with 11 points.

Bella Vincent scored a game-high 17 points, followed by Erin Huban with 14 and teammate Morgan Vien adding 10 points and grabbing eight rebounds in Albany Academy’s 57-42 win over Ichabod Crane. Carolina Williams scored 10 points for the Riders.

Grace O’Conner scored a game-high 26 points as the Spartans defeated Columbia 47-34. Mary Kate Lescault added 10 for Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, which led 19-15 at halftime.

Shaker’s Kris Foglia and Emily Satterday each scored 10 points as the Bison rallied from an 18-17 halftime deficit to defeat Niskayuna 45-37. Olivia O’Meally led the Silver Warriors with a 12 points.

Averill Park beat Albany 65-49, paced by a 26-point game from Amelia Wood and 15 from Bailee Lange. Me’Challe Cancer scored 22 points for Albany.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo raced to a 74-25 non-league win over Mekeel Christian Academy, with Alexis Wright scoring 25 points and Grace Tymchyn scoring 19. Mekeel Christian’s Promise Mitchell tallied 14 points.


Hadley-Luzerne’s Katrin Schreiner and Queensbury’s Ben Jenkin were the girls’ and boys’ individual winners, and Queensbury won both team competitions in the Shenendehowa/Saratoga Nordic Invitational at Gore Mountain Nordic Center.

Schreiner completed the 5k course in 13 minutes, 2.7 seconds. Queensbury’s Raina Guay (13:39.5) finished second, followed by Glens Falls’ Clara Avery (13:47.3), Shenendehowa’s Raquelle Landa (14:23.7) and Mayfield’s Fianna Halloran (14:26.9).

Queensbury won the girls’ team title with 20 points, with Glens Falls, Shenendehowa, Guilderland and Saratoga Springs completing the top five.

Jenkin won the boys’ race in 11:04.2, followed in the top five by Shenendehowa’s Philip Matthews (11:38.8), Glens Falls’ Forrest Slingerland (11:55.5), Mayfield’s Braydon Jourden (12:23.6) and Scotia-Glenville’s Adam Jansen (12:28.1).

Queensbury led team scoring with 17 points, 12 points ahead of runner-up Shenendehowa, with Scotia-Glenville, Johnstown and Mayfield rounding out the top five.


Saratoga Springs notched a 23-9 victory over CBA in a Suburban Council boys’ bowling match. Leading the way for Saratoga Springs were Luke Rupp with a 255-665, Macallan Gagne’s 243-658 and Chris Youngs’ 233-658. For CBA, Marc Anson had a match-best 277-740 and Angelo Galofavo tallied a 237-675.

Troy was a 32-0 winner over Schenectady behind Olivia DeCitise’s 226-602 and Vincent Mainello’s 192-570. Demetrius Manning logged a 172-462 for Schenectady.

Niskayuna picked up a 28-4 win over Bethlehem, lead by Kyle Smith’s 267-720, Austin Haight’s 237-635 and Julian Hansen’s 267-617. Cody Martin’s 221-605 and Zach Harbiner’s 221-578 led Bethlehem.

Colonie won 25-7 against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, with Tim Knowles’ 256-691 leading the win. For Burnt Hills, Derek Bellamy’s 258-661 was the top score.

Guilderland picked up a 25-7 win over Albany, with Jay Capullo’s 245-692 series leading the way. Also in the win, Tim Bush added a 236-612. Albany’s Michael McNeil posted a 238-666.

Columbia beat Averill Park 19-13, with Tyler Bogholtz’s 211-602 leading the victory. Averill Park’s Hunter Willett had the top overall effort of 232-623.

In Colonial Council play, Voorheesville beat Cobleskill-Richmondville 6-2. Jack Popow’s 234-643 led Voorheesville, and RJ Terpening’s 192-540 paced Cobleskill-Richmondville.

Schuylerville won 3-1 against Gloversville in the Foothills Council behind Noah Blanchard’s 224-570. Tyler Early’s 215-581 and Devin Butcher’s 188-540 led Gloversville.

Cohoes defeated Mechanicville 28.5-3.5 in a Colonial Council girls’ bowling match. For Cohoes, Madisyn Bullock posted a 226-586 and Ellen Spence notched a 189-505. Mechanicville got a 234-556 from Taylor Masterson and a 171-447 from Julia Bub.


Shenendehowa beat Shaker 108-73 in a Suburban Council boys’ swim meet. Brian Miller won both the 50- and 100-yard freestyle for Shenendehowa, while Connor Rudd won the 200 individual medley and 100 backstroke. Individual winners for Shaker were Joseph Teson in the 200 free, Evan Fecko in the diving competition, Kevin Mieu in the 100 butterfly and Dylan Reichl in the 100 breaststroke.

Albany was a 98-75 winner against Ballston Spa, led by individual wins from Carson Engstrom in the 50 free and 100 back, Louie Cassella in the 100 free and 100 breaststroke, Devin Finn in the 200 free and Ya’ir Sasson in the 200 IM. For Ballston Spa, Joseph Vivian won the diving competition, Ryan Otten won the 100 fly and Anthony O’Leary won the 500 free.

Guilderland/Voorheesville edged Saratoga Springs 90-86, with Vincent Coppolla capturing the 100 and 200 freestyle events along with swimming the opening leg of the winning 200 freestyle relay. Eric Ryan captured the 100-butterfly, Bao Nguyen won the 100 backstroke and An Nguyen took the 100 breaststroke. Saratoga’s Connor Baird won the 200 individual medley and Calvin Baird won the 500 freestyle. Dean Kuruzovich won the diving competition for the Blue Streaks. 


Tickets are on sale for both the NYSPHSAA wrestling dual meet and individual state championships. 

The dual meet championships will be held Jan. 29 at SRC Arena in Syracuse on the campus of Onondaga Community College and are available online only at www.gofan.co/NYSPHSAA for $10 (plus fees).

The individual championships will be held Feb. 25 and 26 at Albany’s MVP Arena. Tickets can be purchased for one or multiple sessions at ticketmaster.com. Three ticket packages are available — a “premium package” for $40 (plus fees) that includes a ticket for the first two sessions and a ticket for the final session in a premium seating area within 15 rows of the floor. Also available are a one-session ticket for $10 (plus fees) and a three-session package without premium seating for $30 (plus fees). All seating is general admission, except for premium seating for the finals. Premium seating will not be sold separately.

In a non-league match, Tamarac beat Cobleskill-Richmondville 39-36 behind pins from Trevor Bishop, Torin Bishop, Ty Roadcap and Austin Fitzpatrick, forfeit wins for D’Vante Ortiz and Emily Frost, and a decision win by Dylan Grogan that sealed victory. For Cobleskill-Richmondville, Masen Cooper, Luke Yorke, Jace Rehberg, Zach Yorke and Luke Pryor won by pin and Ashten Haley won by forfeit.

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