High schools: Haight, Phillips, Verdile lead Ballston Spa to boys’ basketball win


Ballston Spa secured an 82-66 Suburban Council boys’ basketball win Tuesday against Schenectady. 

For the Scotties, Andrew Haight scored 24 points, Benjamin Phillips contributed 20 and Nicholas Verdile added 17 in a win that saw Ballston Spa lead 50-25 at halftime. 

Schenectady outscored Ballston Spa 30-15 in the third quarter. Jah-Israel Gaines had 23 points to lead the Patriots, and Nino Robinson scored 21. 

Averill Park topped Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake 50-41 behind 20 points from Nicholas Galuski. Luke Haluska scored 12 points for Burnt Hills.

CBA picked up a 58-44 win against Guilderland. In the victory, Len Buddington produced 17 points, Dave Clement scored 14 and Ayden Harrison had 13. CBA outscored Guilderland in each quarter, but only took a five-point lead into the fourth. For Guilderland, Mitch MacKissock scored 15 points and Liam Teague had 14.

Isaiah Austin scored 29 points in Albany’s 76-68 win against Bethlehem, which received 22 points from Caden Bernardo. Albany outscored Bethlehem 28-14 in the fourth quarter.

Jacob Paolino hit four 3-points and scored 18 points, and Kyle Cornell scored 17 points as Mohonasen defeated Cobleskill-Richmondville 54-42 in the Colonial Council. Paul Clark led Cobleskill with 14 points, and Charles Foote scored 13. Mohonasen led 27-20 at halftime and kept Cobleskill at arm’s length with a 16-11 advantage in the third quarter.

Brett Richards and Alex Schmidt each scored 24 points in Ichabod Crane’s 67-59 win against Voorheesville.

In the Foothills Council, Broadalbin-Perth outscored South Glens Falls 10-4 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 48-47 victory. Alex DiCaterino scored 24 points for the Patriots, and Sam Rogers scored 12. Brandon Stimpson led the Bulldogs with 16 points, and Max Lilac scored 13.

Amsterdam won 75-46 against Johnstown. Off the bench, Nomi Azam scored a game-high 17 points for Amsterdam, while Ceasar Thompson added 14 points. Johnstown was led by Ryan Hoyt’s 11-point night with reserve Elijah Jones adding 10 points off the bench. Amsterdam improved to 7-0 with the win.

Mayfield secured a 58-50 win against Duanesburg in Western Athletic Conference play. Britain Goodemote registered a game-high 31 points in the win, including 12 of Mayfield’s points in a 16-13 fourth quarter in its favor. Also for Mayfield, Cameron Abdella had 12 points. For Duanesburg, Kyle Williams had 14 points, and Bryce Burkhardt and Michael Leak each produced 10.

Fonda-Fultonville won 61-23 against Middleburgh. Ten Braves scored in the win, led by Nick Hastings’ 21 points. Troy Cammer scored 10 points for Middleburgh.


In Colonial Council girls’ basketball, Schalmont picked up a 66-14 win against Cohoes. The Sabres led 29-2 at halftime, and Karissa Antoine’s 25 points led all scorers. Also for Schalmont, Payton Graber scored 14 points.

Ichabod Crane won 44-29 against Voorheesville. Carolina Williams had 13 points in the victory, which saw Ichabod Crane lead 20-5 at halftime.

Averill Park led 51-36 after three quarters before hanging on for a 61-53 win against Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. In the victory, Amelia Wood scored 22 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and dished nine assists, and Michelina Lombardi added 19 points. Tatiana Tune scored 10 points and collected 10 rebounds for the Warriors. For BH-BL, Callie Chevalier registered 14 points, Carlie Rzeszotarski scored 11, and MK Lescault and Ella Blesi each had 10.

Shaker won 47-33 against Columbia. Kris Foglia had a game-high 14 points in the win, which saw Shaker take a 39-29 lead into the fourth quarter. In the victory, Sierra Carter scored 13 points and Emily Satterday contributed 11. For Columbia, Alivia Landy had 13 points.

Albany received 26 points from Shonyae Edmonds in its 53-38 win against Bethlehem. Albany led 26-18 at halftime and 42-27 heading to the fourth quarter. For Bethlehem, Maren Louridas scored 17 points.

Tamarac won 66-15 against Waterford-Halfmoon in Wasaren League action. Myanna Faraj scored 21 points in the victory, while Abbie Yetto added 13.

Saratoga Catholic won 28-22 against Hoosic Valley. Allison Motler registered a dozen points in the win.


Julien Hansen (235-579) and Austin Haight (217-571) led a balanced attack as Niskayuna defeated CBA 21-11 in Suburban Council boys’ bowling. Gavin Otty rolled a 546 for Niskayuna, and Jared Wachenhein had a 204-542. Angelo Galofaro led the Brothers with a 219-641, and Tom Scholz bowled a 212-588.

Michael McNeil rolled a 616 to lead Albany to a 30-2 victory over Schenectady. The Falcons had a 3,091-2,79 edge in total pins. Demetrious Manwaring topped Schenectady with a 209-568.

Shaker piled up 3,427 in total pins and defeated Saratoga Springs 20-12, led by a 230-638 from Brady Schilling and a 225-619 from Logan Cox. At 3,419, Saratoga totaled just eight pins fewer than Shaker, bolstered by a 245-638 from MaCallen Gagne and a 225-624 from Brady Jennings.

Columbia (3,236) topped Ballston Spa (3,012) 23-9, as Aidan Goodwin bowled a 215-613 for the Blue Devils. Bryan Antinore led the Scotties with a 210-576.

Colonie won 26-6 against Bethlehem. Tim Knowles’ 247-670 and Aiden Deitz’ 247-639 led Colonie, while Gavin Martin had a 221-620 for Bethlehem.

Tyler Drexel (236-669) led Duanesburg to a 3-1 win over Berne-Knox-Westerlo in Western Athletic Conference action. Ryan Feliciano led B-K-W with a 489.

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk topped Mechanicville 23-9, as Khloe Kramer bowled a 555 for Ravena.

Julia Bub and Taylor Mastorson each had a 503 for Mechanicville in a girls’ bowling matchup.


Liam Marshall swept the 50 freestyle (23.60) and 100 free (53.29), and Andrew Capella doubled up in the 200 individual medley (2:12.73) and 500 free (5:28.44) to help Burnt Hills/Scotia edge Ballston Spa 86-73. Also winning individual events for BH/S were Ryan Karaca in the 200 free (1:52.34) and Keegan Stafford in the 100 butterfly (56.79)

The Scotties got individual wins from Gabriel Wettig in the 100 backstroke (1:05.47) and Owen Kearney in the 100 breaststroke (1:26.09).

Conner Rudd was a double winner in the 500 free (5:05.15) and 50 free (24.09), Xavier Silaika swept the 100 backstroke (59.95) and the 200 IM (2:06.91) and Jaden Homan won the 200 free (1:49.68) and the 100 free (50.94) as Shenendehowa defeated Guilderland/Voorheesville 103-72.

Ya’ir Sasson won the 200 IM (2:20.69) and the 100 butterfly (1:05.26), Carson Engstrom finished first in the 50 free (24.19) and 500 free (6:00.80) and Louie Cassella swept the 100 freestyle (53.28) and the 100 backstroke (1:04.60) as Albany rolled past Schenectady 107-53.


Luke Pryor (215), Masen Cooper (285), Dominic Scolaro (132), Luke Yorke (138), Michael Kauffmann (145) and Kyber Henry (152) recorded pins as Cobleskill-Richmondville rolled past Lansingburgh 54-9 in Colonial Council wrestling.

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