High School Basketball Regular Season Comes To An End
The final night of the high school basketball regular season is in the books. On Tuesday, Trahmier Burrell poured in 27 points to lead Troy past Albany, 70-57, and clinch the Big 10 title.
The Suburban Council saw Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake surprise Shenendehowa, 66-57, in overtime. Robert Knightes led the Spartans with 29 points. Meanwhile, Shaker got the best of Niskayuna, 60-28, and captured the Northern Division crown. Cameron Dobbs unleashed 27 points to power Guilderland over Colonie, 58-35, and Bethlehem knocked off Columbia, 60-55, to share first in the South.
The best individual performance came from Collin Stewart who collected a career-high 47 points to lead Mekeel Christian Academy past Fort Plain, 76-59, and win the Western Athletic Conference Cup.
Jordan McBride scored 30 points as Mechanicville turned away Ichabod Crane, 54-48.
In the Foothills Council, Devin Zurlo exploded for 27 points to propel champion Glens Falls past Gloversville, 74-49.
In girls action, Mary Pattison had 20 points as Troy defeated Albany, 48-45, to run a perfect regular season. Albany posted an 11-1 Big 10 record, one game in front of Catholic Central.
High-flying Watervliet remained unbeaten topping Schalmont, 57-37. The Cannoneers enter sectional play with an 18-0 record against all competition.
Steph Rice delivered 13 points as Duanesburg handed Berne-Knox-Westerlo its first loss of the season, 41-35. Liz Harvey paced the Bulldogs with 20 points.
In the Suburban Council, Shaker beat Niskayuna, 62-20. Madison Rowland led with 17 points and Mackenzie Rowland added 10.
Shenendehowa got the best of Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 54-36. Mary Kate Cusack was top scorer for the Plainsmen with 17 points. Shen and Shaker tied for the North crown.
Colonie turned back Guilderland, 41-29, to win the South title.
J'Vanay Santos put together 30 points as Albany Academy defeated Fonda-Fultonville, 62-51, in the Colonial Council.
The Section II Boys and Girls basketball meeting to determine pairings for the upcoming tournament will be held today in Saratoga.