High schools: Hudson Falls boys basketball ends Scotia-Glenville winning streak

Scotia-Glenville's Nicholas Battaglia, left, races up the court with Hudson Falls' Noah Williamson during Foothills Council action Tuesday at Scotia-Glenville High School.

Scotia-Glenville's Nicholas Battaglia, left, races up the court with Hudson Falls' Noah Williamson during Foothills Council action Tuesday at Scotia-Glenville High School.

The Scotia-Glenville boys’ basketball team could not find a way to contain both of Hudson Falls’ big men Tuesday night, falling to the Tigers 59-42 in Foothills Council action. Junior Peyton Smith dropped 30 points on the Tartans and senior Evan Kwasnieski followed-up with 18, outscoring their opponents together.

It was the first loss in 10 games for the Tartans.

Scotia-Glenville’s Ben Kline hit a 3-pointer to close out the third quarter, closing the gap to five points, 44-39, but the Tartans failed to gain any ground in the fourth quarter. Senior Aaron Corker had 10 points for Scotia-Glenville in the loss. 

Gloversville got 22 points and 10 rebounds from Gio Glionna in its 41-33 win over Schuylerville. James Collar added 12 points for Gloversville, while Owen Sherman scored 13 and grabbed nine rebounds for Schuylerville, which also got nine points from Ryan Dow. Gloversville led 23-20 at halftime, and limited Schuylerville to 13 points in the final two quarters.

Amsterdam used a big second quarter to fuel its 80-57 win over Glens Falls. Ceasar Thompson scored 19 points, Jhai Vellon scored 14, JJ Pleasant scored 12 and Victor Dueno scored 11 for the Rams, who used a 25-14 surge in the second to lead 41-25 at the half. Cooper Nadler finished with 20 points for Glens Falls.

Queensbury’s Trey Bailey finished with a game-high 21 points as the Spartans beat South Glens Falls 56-43. South Glens Falls’ Max Lilac led the Bulldogs with 10 points in the loss. 

In Suburban Council play, Niskayuna topped Schenectady 76-60. Owen Evans scored 21 points on seven 3-pointers for Niskayuna, which also got 17 points apiece from Gabe Eldaye and Jack Allen, along with 12 points from Darian Parker. For Schenectady, Quy-Maine Haggray scored 22 points and Jah-Israel Gaines scored 17. Niskayuna led 22-9 after the opening quarter and 42-22 at the half.

Ethan Straughter and Liam Dagostino each scored 13 points as Saratoga Springs defeated Colonie 54-43. Jeremy Rosario led the Garnet Raiders with 17 points and Stephen Tenney adding 10. Hutton Snyder scored 10 points for the Blue Streaks.

CJ Francini’s 3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left in regulation gave Bethlehem a 39-37 win over Averill Park. Caden Bernardo scored 13 points for Bethlehem, which outscored Averill Park 29-19 in the second half to rally for the win. Dan Coiteux’s 11 points led Averill Park.
Troy broke out in the second quarter with a 20-6 run and outpaced Columbia 59-44 with four players in double figures. The Flying Horses were led by Markous Green’s game-high 16 points with Terrance Clark adding 13 followed by a 12-point contribution by DanRaji Covington and 11-point night from Chase Peterson. Mason Smith led the Blue Devils with 10 points.

A balanced Albany team took down CBA 57-45, led by 12 points from Deavion Springsteen and 10 from Tailon Pompey. Oreo Odutayo scored 12 points to lead CBA, which also got 11 points from Matthew Sgambati.

La Salle broke out with a 22-10 first quarter run and never looked back, dropping Mohonasen 78-42 in Colonial Council action. Adam Myers led the Cadets with a game-high 16 points and teammate Jason Bradwell adding 11. Kyle Cornell led the Warriors with 10 points in the loss. 

Brett Richards led Ichabod Crane with 22 points, 20 rebounds and five blocked shots in a 68-63 win against Catholic Central.. Alex Schmidt added 18 points for Ichabod Crane. Darien Moore scored 20 points, Seimir Roberson scored 14 and Connor Gemmill scored 13 for Catholic Central.

In a non-league matchup between Western Athletic Conference rivals, Fonda-Fultonville beat Duanesburg 62-51. Nick Hastings scored a game-high 27 points and Colin Kowalski drained seven 3-pointers en route to 21 points for Fonda-Fultonville. Leading the way for Duanesburg were Kyle Williams with 14 points and Michael Leak with 12 points.


In a Suburban Council girls’ basketball game, Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake raced out to a 22-0 lead en route to a 79-37 win over Ballston Spa. The win was Burnt Hills’ 10th of the season, the most for a Spartans girls’ team since the 2005-06 season. Callie Chevalier scored 24 points and Carlie Rszeszotarski scored 19 to lead Burnt Hills, while Ballston Spa’s Madysen Thomas and Payton Messina each scored seven.

Colonie outscored Saratoga Springs 13-5 in the fourth quarter to capture a 49-41 win, led by 22 points from Gabby Martin and 16 from Jayla Tyler. Natasha Chudy scored 19 and Carly Wise scored eight to lead Saratoga Springs.

Niskayuna outscored Schenectady 25-4 in the second quarter to set the tone in a 63-28 win that was led by 16 points from Olivia O’Meally, 14 from Sophia Boler and 10 from Heather Schmidt. For Schenectady, Jalyssa Terry and A’nya Hernandez each tallied six points.

Columbia beat Troy 64-23, with 16 points from Leah Phillips, 14 from Olivia Landy and 10 each from Sophie Bissaillion and Kendrick Dumette leading the win. Troy’s Addie Borowsky scored nine points.

Amelia Wood put up 34 points in Averill Park’s 61-49 win over Bethlehem. Taylor Holohan added 13 points to aid the Warriors in the win. Bethlehem got 12 points from Lidia Boucher and 11 from Maren Louridas.

Emily Satterday and Kaelah Carter scored 14 points apiece for Shaker in a 60-43 win over Guilderland. Sierra Carter added 10 points in the win, while Guilderland was led by Eva Gitto’s 11 points and eight points each from Destiny Pipino and Jessica Helou-Topini.

In the Colonial Council, Isabella Petrocci’s 23 points led Mohonasen in a 52-39 win over Holy Names. Caitlyn Richmond added eight points for Mohonasen, while Holy Names got 14 points from Tanner Poissant and eight from Riley Good.

Payton Graber scored 21 points in Schalmont’s 71-24 win over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk. Haley Burchhardt added 17 points and Karissa Antoine scored 16 for Schalmont, which led 23-7 after one quarter and 37-11 at the half. Hannah Vanderzee scored 15 points for Ravena.

Voorheesville outscored Cobleskill-Richmondville 26-8 in the third quarter to pull away for a 62-38 victory. Reese Hoenig scored 11 points to lead Voorheesville, and Claire Matice led Cobleskill-Richmondville with nine points.

Albany Academy beat Cohoes 66-24 as Bella Vincent scored 19 points and Saige Randolph scored 14. Cohoes was paced by nine points from Carli O’Hara.

In the Western Athletic Conference, Northville defeated Galway 51-29. Hailey Monroe scored 16 points and Hannah Hoffman scored 14 — 10 in the second quarter — to lead Northville. Galway received 14 points from Grace O’Brien, along with 10 points from Julia Reedy.

Cambridge beat Saratoga Catholic 49-32 in Wasaren League play, led by a game-high 22 points from Stasia Epler and 13 points from Schuylar Nolan. Allison Matte’s 14 points topped the scoresheet for Saratoga Catholic.


Host Amsterdam tallied 6,084 pins to take home the championship in the Foothills Council boys’ bowling tournament at Kelly’s Imperial Lanes.

Amsterdam finished 273 pins ahead of runner-up Johnstown (5,811), which was followed by Hudson Falls (5,690), Glens Falls (5,522), Scotia-Glenville (5,241), South Glens Falls (5,175), Broadalbin-Perth (5,144), Schuylerville (5,141), Queensbury (4,896) and Gloversville (4,765).

Amsterdam had the best score in both sessions, with a 3,069 in the first three games and a 3,015 in the final three. The Rams also had the day’s top individual performers, with Kai Brennan rolling the best six-game series with a 1,320 and Mekhi Curry authoring the tournament’s top single game of 289.

The Fonda-Fultonville boys’ bowling squad finished with 2,958 pins to capture the Western Athletic Conference bowling tournament on Monday, followed by Fort Plain with 2,517 pins. Fonda-Fultonville’s Ethan Auspemyer earned high series honors with his 660 with teammate Devin Humphrey taking high singles honors with a 257.

The Middleburgh girls’ squad rolled to the WAC tournament title with 2,649 pins, followed by Schoharie with 2,356 pins. Middleburgh’s Jayden Rose earned high series honors with a 592. Fort Plain’s Shantel Kretser was awarded high single game honors with a 226.


Sam Brown won the 100-yard butterfly and swam legs on the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays for Burnt Hills/Scotia in a 91-73 non-league win over Mohonasen/Schalmont. Also picking up individual wins for Burnt Hills/Scotia were Keegan Stafford (50 free), Eli Willett Mohonasen/Schalmont’s Benedetto Fusco won the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke, and Lucas Gannon won the 200 free. Fusco and Gannon both swam on the winning 400 free relay team.

Bethlehem’s Max Kaback won the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly as the Eagles dropped Schenectady 99-61 in Suburban Council action. Ethan Rosenblum won the 200 free, Hayden Brock captured the 200 IM, Owen Ikasalo won the 100 free and Colin King captured the 500 free. Ryan Campbell won the diving honors for the Eagles.


The Queensbury boys’ squad  captured the Glens Fall/Lake George nordic invitational at the Gore Mountain Nordic Center, edging out Scotia-Glenville 20-21 in the 10k race. Mayfield finished third with 32 points, followed by Shenendehowa with 46 and Johnstown with 48.

Glens Falls’ Forrest Slingerland was the top finisher at 31 minutes, 34.2 seconds followed by Scotia-Glenville’s Adam Jansen at 32:26.2 and Mayfield’s Braydon Jourden at 33:31.3. Mayfield’s Brice Williams was fourth at 34:51.8 followed by Queensbury’s Patrick Russel at 35:24.2.

Glens Falls won the varsity girls’ 6.7k event with 22 points followed by Shenendehowa with 33. Queensbury was third with 40, Guilderland followed with 46 and Saratoga with 52.

Hadley-Luzerne’s Katrina Schreiner was the top female finisher at 22:46.9 followed by Glens Falls’ Clara Avery at 24:03.7 and Mayfield’s Fianna Halloran at 24:39.2. Shenendehowa’s Raquelle Landa was fourth at 25:44.8, followed by Julia Afsar-Keshmiri at 25:56.2.

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