BROADALBIN — Powered by Ryan Savoie’s 25-point performance, the Broadalbin-Perth Patriots ended an 11-game losing streak with a 59-53 victory over Scotia-Glenville in boys’ Foothills Council action Tuesday night at the Robert C. Munn Gymnasium at Broadalbin-Perth High School.
“This was probably our best defensive game,” Savoie said. “We got a lot of steals and our press really bothered them. We got that 14-0 [third quarter] run because of our defense.”
The Patriots held a slim 12-11 lead at the end of the opening quarter before Scotia-Glenville went on a 5-0 run at the start the second quarter.
Broadalbin-Perth’s Kenneth Carey connected for a 3-pointer to turn the momentum in the Patriots’ direction and spark a 15-0 run to build a 27-16 advantage.
The Tartans rallied back with Furman Fabian connecting for five points in the final two minutes to cut the Patriots’ lead to 31-23 at the half.
Broadalbin-Perth showed no letting up as it opened the third quarter with a 14-0 run, with most of the points coming off Tartan turnovers, to build a 45-23 advantage.
Scotia-Glenville coach Mark Sausville swapped out his second-half starters with just over four minutes left in the third period.
Fabian delivered six more points for Scotia, while Savoie added nine points and Sam Hotaling hit for four in the final four minutes to extend the Patriots’ lead to 52-29 heading into the final eight minutes of play.
The Tartans put together their best quarter of the game, putting up 24 points against the Broadalbin-Perth reserves, to close the final score to 59-53.
Fabian came off the bench to lead the Scotia-Glenville scoring with 18 points, 11 of which came in the second half. Eddie Bradt hit for 13 points, while Bryce Geniti finished with 10 points, including three 3-pointers.
Savoie connected for 11 third-quarter points in his game-high 25-point performance, while Hotaling had 10 of his 17 points in the third quarter and Landon Russom chipped in with eight points.
“I think we finally put together 29 to 30 minutes of playing good, hard basketball,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Jonathan Randolph said. “I am proud of the guys. They could have easily given up on the season; they haven’t. They continue to show up for practice and continue to work hard. I couldn’t ask more from any team.”
Broadalbin-Perth (2-11 overall, 1-8 Foothills) will face Scotia-Glenville again Friday night on the Tartans’ home court.
Scotia-Glenville 11 12 6 24 — 53
Broadalbin-Perth 12 19 21 7 — 59
Scotia-Glenville scoring: Bradt 6-1-13, Battaglia 1-0-2, Ossenfort 1-0-2, McLaughlin 2-2-7, Fabian 7-4-18, Geniti 3-1-10, Corker 0-1-1. Broadalbin-Perth scoring: Savoie 10-3-25, Hotaling 8-1-17, Russom 2-3-8, Tambasco 1-0-2, Carey 3-0-7. Team scoring totals: Scotia-Glenville 20-9-53. Broadalbin-Perth: 24-7-59.