Hoosic Valley Girls Capture State Basketball Title
The Hoosic Valley girls basketball team continues to enjoy a magical season. Cassidy Chapko scored 17 points to lead Hoosic Valley past Randolph (Section VI), 43-42, in a thrilling New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C championship game at Hudson Valley Community College on Sunday.
In the Class D title contest, Elba (Section V, 25-0) got the best of Argyle, 48-34. Jax Miller had nine points for 22-4 Argyle.
Mount Vernon (Section I) captured another state title beating Aquinas Institute (Section V), 61-57, in the boys Class AA championship game at Glens Falls Civic Center.
Other championship games for boys: Class A-Harborfields (Section XI) 67, Tappan Zee (Section I) 55; B-Bishop Ludden (Section III) 43, Watervliet 42; C-Tuckahoe (Section I) 77, OTC Middle College (Section VI) 66; D-Sackets Harbor (Section III) 49, Madrid-Waddington (Section X) 35.
On the girls side: AA-Cicero-N. Syracuse (Section III) 62, Penfield (Section V) 48; A-Rochester East (Section V) 43, Averill Park 35; B-Irvington (Section I) 61, South Jefferson (Section III) 42; C-Hoosic Valley 43, Randolph (Section VI) 42; D-Elba (Section V) 48, Argyle 34.
How Section II teams fared:
Class AA semifinals
Mount Vernon (Section I) 68, CBA of Albany 42
Joe Krong led 21-3 CBA with 12 points.
Class B championship
Bishop Ludden (Section III) 43, Watervliet 42
Jordan Gleason was the lone double figure scorer for Watervliet pumping in 16 points.
Class A championship
Rochester East (Section V) 43, Averill Park 35
No Averill Park player reached double figures. Bridget Carney tallied seven points for the Warriors which finished 18-6.
Class C semifinals
Hoosic Valley 37, Coleman Catholic (Section IX) 32
Cassidy Chapko led Hoosic Valley with 15 points and Whitney Kugler added 13.
Class D semifinals
Argyle 53, Livingston Manor 26
Shelby Graham took scoring honors pumping in 13 points and Jax Miller contributed 10.
Class C semifinals
Tuckahoe 80, Mechanicville 73
Sky Williams led the state’s top-ranked Tuckahoe team with 28 points as four players hit double figures.
For Mechanicville, Jordan McBride exploded for 37 points and Ryan McBride contributed 16.
Class B semifinals
Watervliet 48, Burke Catholic 47
Griffin Kelly’s layup on a feed from Jordan Gleason at the buzzer propelled the Cannoneers. Gleason ended with 24 points and Tyler McLeod had 12.
Class A semifinals
Averill Park 55, Pearl River 48
Julia Mai and Brooke O’Shea were the top scorers for the Warriors with 18 and 17 points, respectively.
The latest New York State Sportswriters Association polls (as of March 11)
In boys basketball: Class AA-4. CBA of Albany, 12. Troy; A-17. Albany Academy, 24. Scotia-Glenville; B-2. Watervliet, 23. Mekeel Christian Academy; C-9. Mechanicville, 15. Hoosick Falls, 18. Lake George; D-5. Argyle.
In girls basketball: Class AA-7. Colonie, 13. Albany, 15. Shaker, 16. Shenendehowa; A-3. Averill Park, 18. Scotia-Glenville, 19. Holy Names, 24. Mohonasen; B-5. Watervliet, 16. Tamarac; C-2. Hoosic Valley, 14. Voorheesville, 17. Maple Hill, 25. Berne-Knox-Westerlo; D-3. Argyle, 12. Fort Edward, 17. Heatly.
In ice hockey (final): Division I-4. Saratoga Springs; Division II-14. Queensbury, 15. Glens Falls.