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Tartans' girls lock up Foothills crown (with photo gallery)

Tartans' girls lock up Foothills crown (with photo gallery)

Scotia-Glenville girls’ basketball coach Regan Burns knows her team is capable of playing a solid 32

Scotia-Glenville girls’ basketball coach Regan Burns knows her team is capable of playing a solid 32 minutes any given game.

She’d just like to have some more of those games as the postseason approaches.

The Lady Tartans wrapped up the Foothills Council title with a 48-39 home win over Johnstown on Monday. The victory that gave

Scotia a 10-0 league record with two games left was closer than the final score would indicate, as the Lady Bills were within a point with 3:31 to play.

“Last Thursday against Glens Falls, we played great for 32 minutes,” said Burns. “I know it’s in them. Tonight, it was kind of ugly.

“But the girls hung in there, pulled together as a group and got another win.”

Johnstown led, 5-4, after the first quarter . Scotia junior Cassie Broadhead, the two-time league MVP, took it upon herself to pick up the pace in the second quarter, scoring half of her game-high 28 points as the Lady Tartans took a 20-16 lead into the half.

“The first quarter was not good,” said Broadhead, who also finished with 28 points when the teams met earlier in the season at Johnstown. “I had to do something to get myself and my teammates going. We knew they were going to play good defense.”

“It wasn’t pretty,” said Scotia’s Monica Compton. “The good thing is we got a win, and we still can finish unbeaten in the league. That’s one of our goals.”

A Broadhead three-pointer and a Compton foul shot gave Scotia a 31-22 lead midway through the third. Johnstown, now 6-4 in the league, got a three from Stacy Loucks and a basket from Brynn Hlozansky to cut the lead in half, but Broadhead put her team back up by eight, 35-27, with the final basket of the quarter.

The Lady Bills came out and scored the first seven points of the final quarter. Courtney Cirillo made two free throws, Loucks ball-faked Broadhead and drove for a three-point play, and then scored on another drive.

After Scotia’s Katelyn Dwyer made her only basket of the game, Lexi Swatt buried a three for a 37-37 tie.

Broadhead hit again to give her team the lead for good, and she and Compton attacked the basket for the remainder of Scotia’s possessions until point guard Angie DiJohn closed the scoring with two foul shots.

“We were in it. That’s where we wanted to be,” said Johnstown coach Tim Derwin. “I’m happy from that standpoint. They blew us out of our own gym five weeks ago, so we made a big improvement.”

Scotia, 14-2 overall, has won 10 straight since falling to Catholic Central and Colonie in the Lady Raiders tournament.

“Even though we lost those games, it was good to play those teams,” said Compton. “Those games were more intense, from beginning to end.”

“We still want to finish the league season unbeaten,” said Broadhead, who helped the Lady Tartans reach the Class A semifinals a year ago.

“This year, I think we’ll be more prepared, physically, emotionally and mentally. Playing in the Colonie Tournament was good for us.”

Johnstown moves up to Class A this season, and Derwin is hoping his team can get a decent draw and make a good run.

“I know that Scotia is going to be right there with Averill Park and Holy Names,” he said. “But there’s not too many Class A teams. We’ve got a lead for second place in the Foothills, and that’s what we’re shooting for.

“I’d like to think that second place in the Foothills might get us a fourth seed. It puts us ahead of the other `A’ schools in the Foothills. Then, it depends on how Burnt Hills and Mohonasen do.

“If we can get a No. 4, or even a No. 5, and get into the semis, we’ll see what happens.”

Compton added 12 points for Scotia, 14-2 overall. Loucks had 15 for the Lady Bills (6-4, 9-7 overall).

Johnstown got some help from South Glens Falls, which knocked off Hudson Falls, 39-35.

The 5-6 Lady Bulldogs used a 16-6 fourth quarter to drop the Lady Tigers (5-5) and prevent them from moving into a tie with Johnstown.

Alexis Smith had 13 points for South High, and Sydney Coon added 10. Nicole Sheloski scored 14 points for Hudson Falls.

Queensbury got to 5-5 in the Foothills with a 62-51 win at Glens Falls, as Kaila Nelson scored 17 points, Nikari Carota had 15 and Kara Tecl finished with 14.

Meresa Mason led 3-8 Glens Falls with 18 points.

Emily Gaige had 13 points as Schoharie topped Coxsackie-Athens, 38-20, in a non-league game.

Jared Boyles scored 16 points, and three of his teammates also reached double figures, as Middleburgh stopped Coxsackie-Athens, 61-31, in a non-league boys’ game.

Brandon Richards added 12 points to the 7-9 Knights’ total. Both Ryan Betchold and Shane Hilland finished with 10 points.

Zac Lucia’s 10 points led a balanced scoring column as Corinth downed Warrensburg, 57-37, in the Adirondack League. Ben Weaver scored eight straight points in the third quarter to help the 5-9, 5-10 Tomahawks take control.





Achzet 1-0-2, Cirillo 3-3-9, Hlozansky 1-0-2, Loucks 5-3-15, Heroth 1-3-5, Swatt 2-0-6. Totals: 13-9-39.


Broadhead 12-2-28, Compton 3-5-12, Ferrari 1-0-2, DiJohn 0-2-2, Janson 1-0-2, Dwyer 1-0-2. Totals: 18-9-48.

Johnstown 5 11 11 12 — 39

Scotia-Glenville 4 16 15 13 — 48

Three-point goals: Loucks 2, Swatt 2, Broadhead 2, Compton.



Batchelder 2-0-4, Forcier 3-3-9, Morrill 2-0-4, Girard 2-0-4, Sheloski 5-4-14. Totals: 14-7-35.


O’Brien 1-3-5, Coon 3-1-10, Miller 1-1-3, Fish 1-0-2, barber 3-0-6, Smith 4-5-13. Totals: 13-9-39.

Hudson Falls 6 14 9 6 — 35

South Glens Falls 12 4 7 16 — 39

Three-point goals: O’Brien, Coon 3.



Tecl 4-6-14, Carota 5-5-15, McLaughlin 4-2-10, Rodriguez 1-0-2, Nelson 7-2-17, Shevlin 1-2-4. Totals: 21-17-61.


Agnew 3-0-6, Mason 5-6-18, Sullivan 1-0-3, Celeste 2-1-5, Girard 4-0-8, Haraughty 1-1-4, Mack 3-1-7. Totals: 19-7-51.

Queensbury 10 16 16 20 — 62

Glens Falls 10 11 15 15 — 51

Three-point goals: Nelson, Mason 2, Sullivan, Haraughty.




Archer 3-1-8, Bowersox 2-1-6, Gaige 5-1-13, Gathen 1-2-5, Thorington 1-0-2, Francis 2-0-4.


Bowman 1-0-2, Chan 2-1-5, Drake 1-1-3, Ferenczy 1-0-2, Masse 1-0-2, Watson 1-0-2, St. Denis 2-0-4. Totals: 9-2-20.

Schoharie 8 2 12 16 — 38

Coxsackie-Athens 6 8 3 3 — 20

Three-point goals: Archer, Bowersox, Gaige 2, Gathen.





McKinney 1-0-2, Baird 3-0-8, Williams 1-1-3, Wilcox 4-1-9, Maltbie 0-3-3, Werner 4-3-11. Totals: 13-8-37.


McIntosh 3-0-8, Skinner 3-2-8, Tucker 1-0-2, Lucia 4-0-10, Armstrong 0-4-4, Robarge 2-1-5, Pritchard 3-0-6, Weaver 3-0-8, Kelly 2-0-6. Totals: 21-5-57.

Warrensburg 11 8 6 11 — 37

Corinth 15 7 15 16 — 57

Three-point goals: Baird 2, McIntosh 2, Lucia 2, Weaver 2, Kelly 2.




Decker 1-0-2, Deso 2-0-4, Gervin 5-0-10, Hardy 1-1-4, McDonald 1-1-3, Meltz 2-1-6, Stupa 1-0-2. Totals: 13-3-31.


Bechtold 3-3-10, Lucas 1-0-3, Green 1-0-2, McMullen 3-0-6, Boyles 6-2-16, Wrigley 1-0-2, Hilland 4-1-10, Richards 4-0-12. Totals: 23-6-61.

Coxsackie-Athens 7 6 6 12 — 31

Middleburgh 19 13 16 13 – 61

Three-point goals: Hardy, Meltz, Lucas, Boyles 2, Hilland, Richards 4.

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