High Schools: Niskayuna girls’ basketball cruises past Schenectady

Niskayuna's Kathleen Birmingham takes a shot while defended by Schenectady's Anya Hernandez Tuesday.

Niskayuna's Kathleen Birmingham takes a shot while defended by Schenectady's Anya Hernandez Tuesday.

Niskayuna shutout Schenectady in the first quarter and never looked back en route to a 63-22 Suburban Council victory Tuesday.

Kathleen Birmingham led the Silver Warriors with 23 points, including six field goals from distance. Eleven players scored for Niskayuna. A’nya Hernandez led the Patriots with seven points.

Averill Park overcame a first-quarter deficit to knock off Bethlehem 56-40. Taylor Holohan scored 20 points for the Lady Warriors. Caroline Davis led the Eagles with 16.

Strong through the middle two quarters, Columbia beat Troy 48-34. The Blue Devils outscored the Flying Horses 30-14 in the second and third combined. Alivia Landy led all scorers with 16 points for Columbia. Ava Mamone scored 11 for Troy.

Natasha Chudy’s 31 points were not enough for Saratoga Springs as the Blue Streaks lost to Colonie 66-53. Chudy added 13 rebounds for another double-double, but Bella Franchi led four Garnet Raiders in double figures with 17 points. Gabby Martin added 16, Jayla Tyler contributed 13 and Ava Pearson hit three 3-pointers en route to 11.

Albany Academy moved to 17-0 this season with a 70-50 Colonial Council win over Schalmont. The Sabres’ Karissa Antoine led all scorers with 22 points. Saige Randolph scored 19 to pace the Bears. Schalmont’s Gianna Cirilla knocked down four 3-pointers en route to a 15-point night.

Holy Names poured it on early and went on to rout Mohonasen 52-31. Ella DiBaccio scored 10 of her game-high 18 points in a first quarter during which Holy Names outscored Mohonasen 27-5. Isabella Petrocci scored 14 points for Mohonasen.

Ichabod Crane took down Lansingburgh 71-24 behind 19 points from Ashley Ames and 18 from Carolina Williams.

Sophia Bologna led Holy Names past Cohoes 58-42. Bologna scored 27 points, including three of her team’s nine 3-pointers on the night. Ryan Carroll knocked down two 3s en route to 12 points, and Emily Bellinger hit the last three for her nine points. Carli O’Hara led the Tigers with 12 points.

Catskill grew its lead over Hudson early and maintained control on its way to a 65-39 Patroon Conference win. Janay Brantley scored 27 points for the Cats. Malia Jackson led the Lady Bluehawks with 25.


CBA earned a hard-fought, double-overtime Suburban Council win on the road against Albany 63-61. Oreo Odutayo led the Brothers with 15 points, and Kaelan Leak added 14. Deavion Springsteen scored 24 points for the Falcons.

Ballston Spa ran past Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake for a 77-62 win. Michael Miller scored a game-high 29 points for the Scotties, including seven 3-pointers, and Nicholas Verdile added 20. Ben Kline led the Spartans with 22 points.

Bethlehem steadily overmatched Averill Park in a 55-35 win. Logan Yohe and Cam LaClair led the Eagles with 14 and 13 points, respectively. Brady Mazzeo scored 11 for the Warriors, and Charlie Rattigan added 10.

A big third quarter, led by Zach Matulu and Andrew Church, delivered Shaker a 63-42 win over Guilderland. Matulu finished with 24 points and Church added 19, finishing with a combined nine 3-pointers. Nicholas Ruf led the Dutchmen with 14 points, including four 3-pointers.

Troy more than doubled up Columbia in the first half en route to its 74-52 win. Terrence Clark and Stetson Merritt led the Flying Horses with 17 points each. The Blue Devils’ Evan Rainville scored a game-high 18 points.

Catholic Central took command early at Mohonasen and came away with a 75-47 Colonial Council win. Seimir Roberson scored 21 of his 23 points for the Crusaders in the first half as the visitors took a 40-16 lead into the half. Tyler Oleksiak and Kameron Coats scored 11 apiece for the Mighty Warriors.

La Salle edged out Cohoes 52-46. Koa Butler scored 14 points for the Cadets, while Adam Meyers added 13. The Tigers’ Marquay Tankslay scored 22 points, including two 3-pointers, and Bryce Hancock scored 20 with four threes.

Lansingburgh picked up a 59-53 road win over Ichabod Crane. The Knights’ James Oliver led all scorers with 18 points. Jack Mullins scored 15 for Ichabod Crane.

Gloversville picked up a 49-41 Foothills Council win over Johnstown on Senior Night Tuesday. James Collar led the Dragons with 18 points, and Mariano DiCaterino added 15. Johnstown’s Braden Jones scored a game-high 23 points, including five 3-pointers.

The Dragons also held a moment of silence for alumni Todd Wheaton, 43, who died early on the morning of Jan. 27 when a snowmobile he was riding fell through the ice on Peck Lake.

Amsterdam notched its eighth-straight win Tuesday defeating Scotia-Glenville 79-62 in Foothills Council action.

The Rams outscored the Tartans 26-6 in the first quarter, which proved to be insurmountable. The Tartans actually outscored the Rams over the final three periods.

Victor Dueno knocked down six of Amsterdam’s 10 3-pointers en route to 20 points. Cesar Thompson chipped in 19, Jhai Vellon had 17 and Alec Bartone contributed 13. Eddie Bradt scored 19 for Scotia-Glenville.

South Glens Falls won a back-and-forth affair against Broadalbin-Perth 52-45. Brady Smith scored 21 points for the Bulldogs. Ryan Savoie matched him with 21 to lead the Patriots.

Oscar Lilac knocked down six second-half 3-pointers to lead Glens Falls over Queensbury 75-51. Lilac scored all of his 21 points during the last 16 minutes. Trevon Bailey scored 17 points for the Spartans.

Hoosic Valley pulled away late in its 65-42 win over Saratoga Central Catholic in Wasaren League play. Isaiah Eckler scored 22 points for the Indians. Ronan Rowe and Aiden Dunne led the Saints with 11 and 10, respectively.

Tamarac knocked down crucial free throws in the final minute to pick up a 54-48 road win over Hoosick Falls. Hoosick Falls, celebrating Senior Night, lone 12th-grader Jake Sparks registered a double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds. Joe Poulin led Tamarac with 21 points.


Cameron Lehnert rolled a 300 to lead Saratoga Springs to a 17-15 Suburban Council boys’ bowling victory over Shenendehowa. Lenhart finished with a 706 series for the Blue Streaks, who won total pins 3,663-3,630.

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