CBA Gets The Best of Troy In Big 10 Showdown
CBA of Albany had to work overtime on Tuesday night to get the best of Troy in a key Big 10 boys basketball game.
Chaz Lott connected for 18 points to help the Brothers beat the Flying Horses, 52-50, and move back into first place.
CBA is 14-1 in league play and 16-1 overall while Troy goes to 13-1, 14-2.
The remaining schedule shows CBA playing Bishop Maginn and Troy has two games left: Amsterdam and Albany.
CBA jumped out to a 14-11 lead in the first quarter and 25-20 advantage at halftime. The Flying Horses fought back and cut the deficit to 38-35 going into the fourth quarter. The teams battled and Troy tied the game in regulation, 44-44, forcing an overtime and that's when CBA flexed its muscles and prevailed.
Jarrell Reid topped the Troy scoring with 18 points while Trahmier Burrell added 11.
Entering the game, Troy was ranked sixth in the state Class AA poll and CBA 15th.
In other action, Cameron Dobbs poured in 22 points as Guilderland got past Mohonasen, 60-34, and earn a tie for the Suburban Council Southern Division.
Jake Samuels scored 17 points to propel Colonie over Bethlehem, 53-49, in overtime. Both Guilderland and Bethlehem share the South top spot with 10-4 records.
Tyler Hart poured in 29 points in Columbia's 71-61 victory over Averill Park which featured Nick Hess with 27 points.
Bishop Maginn won over Amsterdam, 65-49, as Aljamar Mathis netted 25 points in Big 10 play.
Jarrett Ladd sank 25 points as Fonda-Fultonville turned away Cobleskill-Richmondville, 60-48, in the Colonial Council.
A big scoring night from Jordan McBride wasn't enough as Mechanicville lost to Lansingburgh, 71-65. McBride exploded for 39 points.
Cam Girard popped in 28 points to lead Foothills Council champs Glens Falls past Queensbury, 51-41.
In a non-league affair, Cairo-Durham beat Mekeel Christian Academy, 55-52, despite 29 points from Collin Stewart.
In girls action, Bridget Murphy ripped the nets for 32 points, but it wasn't enough as Bethlehem fell to Colonie, 66-60 in the Suburban Council. Ashley Loggins, Sydnie Rosales and Kawandi Young each delivered 16 points for the Garnet Raiders.
Emily Weber scored 17 points as Shenendehowa beat Ballston Spa, 69-33, in another SC game. Shaker also had an easy time knocking off Saratoga, 70-39. Madison Rowland led with 18 points. Shenendehowa and Shaker meet Friday night in a big showdown.
Lashana Tolliver delivered 22 points to lead Watervliet over Albany Academy, 51-35, in a Colonial Council contest.
Rylie Smith put together 29 points as St. Johnsville/Oppenheim-Ephratah beat Schoharie in overtime, 54-51, in Western Athletic Conference play.
Quick Section II Notes:
Shenendehowa has filled two of its head coaching vacanies and will make that announcement today at a press conference.
Brian Clawson will take over the Plainsmen football program replacing the legendary Brent Steuerwald who retired after 43 years while Jonathan Bain is the new varsity boys soccer coach. He replaces Mike Campisi who also retired serving 32 years.
The seedings for the Section II Wrestling Championships became official Tuesday. The two-day event will be held Friday and Saturday at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Division I (large schools) and Division II (small schools) will start competition 11:30 a.m. on Friday and go through Saturday. The champions will earn a right to participate in the state tournament at the Times Union Center, Feb. 24-25.
Article by Mike Collar