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A mix of stats from the fall and winter seasons
Numbers of note
Schalmont junior Shane O'Dell opened the season with a pair of impressive scoring games.
Photographer: ERICA MILLER

Here are 10 interesting numbers from the past week in Section II high school sports.


Combined rushing and passing yards by the Glens Falls and Batavia football teams in the Indians' 55-32 state Class B championship-game win at the Carrier Dome. Glens Falls had 464 yards (on 56 plays) including 314 passing from Joseph Girard III. Batavia's 538 yards (on 54 plays) included 410 rushing by Ray Leach. Girard III had a hand in four touchdowns, and Leach accounted for five TDs.


Pins knocked down by Mohonasen teammates Josh Ross and David Memoli in a Colonial Council bowling match with Lansingburgh. The Mighty Warriors completed their perfect games within minutes of each other.


Points accumulated by Shenendehowa when it defeated Bethlehem in a boys' swimming and diving meet that matched last season's top two Division 1 teams. Shenendehowa, the reigning Section II champ, won seven events in its 107-77 home-pool triumph. Kaleb Hotaling placed first in the 200 individual medley and 100 freestyle and also helped the Plainsmen take the 200 medley relay.


Shane O'Dell's scoring average after the Schalmont junior helped his basketball team beat Vestal 86-63 and host Oneonta 57-56 at the 60th annual Anthony C. Drago Tournament. The tourney most valuable player scored 38 points against Vestal and 34 against Oneonta, including eight in the final quarter when the Sabres rallied from a 45-41 deficit. O'Dell averaged 24 points last season and was named to the Daily Gazette's All-Area first team.


Points scored by Argyle junior Peyton Lufkin when he reached 1,000 for his career in a 53-51 title-game loss to Saratoga Central Catholic at the Mike Beson Tournament. Lufkin's older brothers, Joey and Kobe, both scored over 2,000 career points for the Scots.


Number of Section II schools that had students participate when the GMSVS Storm defeated the Capital District Jets 7-1 in a Capital District High School Hockey League game. The Storm has players from Guilderland, Mohonasen, Schalmont, Voorheesville and Scotia-Glenville. The Jets have players from Shaker, Colonie, Averill Park, Columbia and Tamarac.


Three-point baskets Bryan Bathrick of Germantown knocked down in a 68-51 first-round loss to Ichabod Crane at the Rensselaer Tip-Off Tournament. Bathrick, who averaged 9.2 points last season as a sophomore for the Central Hudson Valley League champs, finished with 30.


Number of Section II football teams with multiple state championships after Glens Falls knocked off Batavia 55-32 for its second Class B title in three years. Troy has earned four state titles (1996, 1998, 2016, 2017), Cambridge has earned three (1999, 2016, 2017), and Amsterdam has two (1995, 2005). Aalijah Sampson helped Glens Falls join the select club with four touchdown runs, in what was the program's third state title-game appearance since 2012.


Shea Weilbaker's fractions-of-a-second finish in the boys' championship race at the Nike Cross New York Regional at Bowdoin Park. The Saratoga Springs senior and member of Racing City RC finished the 5,000 meters in 15:51.6 for second behind Parker Stokes of Maine-Endwell (15:51.0), and earned an invite to Saturday's nationals in Portland, Ore.


Team finish for Saratoga Springs' Kinetic Running Club in the girls' championship race at the Nike Cross New York Regional at Bowdoin Park. Kelsey Chmiel placed third, and Kinetic also got scoring from Ella Kurto, McKinley Wheeler, Emily Bush and Sheridan Wheeler, in a 63-point effort to beat Manlius XC (65) and earn an invite to Saturday's nationals in Portland, Ore..  

Reach Gazette Sportswriter Jim Schiltz at 518-395-3143, [email protected] or @jim_schiltz on Twitter.

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