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Numbers of note: Mekeel, Mohonasen, Scotia athletes make list

Numbers of note: Mekeel, Mohonasen, Scotia athletes make list

Section II individuals, teams shine bright
Numbers of note: Mekeel, Mohonasen, Scotia athletes make list
Mekeel Christian Academy senior Ozzy DeJesus scored 43 points in a win last Friday at Binghamton.
Photographer: Erica Miller

Several Section II individuals and teams turned in noteworthy performances this past week. Here's 10 numbers that reflect those efforts.


Career points milestone reached by Mekeel Christian Academy girls' basketball senior Mikyla Mitchell when she scored 28 in an 88-37 win over Duanesburg. Mitchell scored a season-high 29 points before that in a win over Fort Plain. Mitchell joined this season's girls' list of Western Athletic Conference 1,000-point scorers that includes Abby Lombardoni of Fonda-Fultonville, Taylor Meacham of Berne-Knox-Westerlo and Madison Meyer of Duanesburg.


Career wrestling wins for Galway senior Brandon Grupe, La Salle senior Nick Pino and Ichabod Crane senior Jerald Rhoades. Grupe reached the milestone in a match with Canajoharie/Fort Plain, Pino got there at the Marty Sherman Invitational, and Rhoades joined the elite list at the Wasaren League Tournament. Maple Hill senior Caleb Svingala notched his 200th win at the Ken Baker Classic.


Points scored by Mekeel Christian Academy boys' basketball senior Ozzy DeJesus — a career high and four shy of Collin Stewart's school record — when the Lions won at Binghamton 94-74. DeJesus earned the Kirvin Cup MVP award and reached 1,000 career points earlier this season. Also, Berne-Knox-Westerlo sophomore Zeke Pulliam amassed 42 points in a 72-46 win over Duanesburg after netting 40 last month against Schoharie.


Number of events the Mohonasen girls scored points in  — out of 16 contested — while defending their Colonial Council indoor track and field championship. Mohonasen piled up 142 points to runner-up Holy Names' 59.5, and had seven first-place efforts. Junior Kate Sherman had wins in the 1,500, 3,000 and 4x800 relay, and sophomore Natalia Sawyer had wins in the 55 hurdles, 4x200 relay and 4x400 relay.


Field goals made by Amsterdam junior basketball standout Antonia May — on 18 attempts — when she scored a career-best 34 points in a 74-35 win over Glens Falls. May scored 25 points in the first half to match her previous career high that came in Amsterdam's season-starting win over Johnstown. May was 13 of 15 on 2s, 2 of 3 on 3s, and made both of her free throws in a superb shooting display.



Consecutive games won by the Bethlehem hockey team (16-1) after the Eagles topped CBA Friday 5-1 behind junior Jackson Carroll's two goals and two assists. Carroll had multiple points in nine of those 12 games and leads the Eagles in goals (24) and assists (22). Bethlehem began its string of wins after a 3-2 loss to CBA on Dec. 13.


Wins by the Scotia-Glenville boys in 16 scoring events when they captured the Foothills Council indoor track and field championship. Scotia-Glenville finished with 137 points to runner-up Broadalbin-Perth's 128. Senior Josh Jeffes placed first in the 300 and 600, and junior Noah Greski prevailed in the 1,600 and 3,000, to pace the Tartans.


Wrestling finalists for team champion Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake at the Marty Sherman Invitational, including champions Raphael Troyan (113), Sam Lindberg (132), Alex Pedone (138) and Victor Little (220). Burnt Hills previously placed first at the Ross Kordell Rotary Tournament in Oneonta, second at its own Lee Van Slyke Memorial Duals, and third at Colonie's Linda Stewart Duals.


Combined wins by the Shenendehowa and Cobleskill-Richmondville wrestling teams at the third annual NYSPHSAA dual meet tournament at Onondaga Community College. Shenendehowa, which went 0-2 the last two years there, beat Chenango Forks (52-20) and Spencerport (35-30) in the Division 1 first round before a 47-27 semifinal loss to eventual champion Minisink Valley. Stevo Poulin (113/120), Colden Dorfman (160/170) and Brock DelSignore (195) finished 3-0 for the Plainsmen. Cobleskill-Richmondville lost to W.T. Clarke (39-33) and beat Port Jervis (42-39) in its first Division 2 appearance.


Number of Ballston Spa boys' basketball players who have eclipsed 1,000 career points after Keegan Zoller's milestone 35-point performance in a 73-56 loss to Saratoga Springs. Zoller hit seven 3-point baskets that night in boosting his varsity points total to 1,009, and added 31 in a follow-up win over Albany and 16 in a loss to Shenendehowa. The senior is in line to become the program's all-time scoring leader, with 1964 Ballston Spa graduate Bob Denis (1,071) currently at No. 1.

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

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