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Three Local Basketball Players Reach Magical 1,000-Point Plateau

High school basketball got back into full swing Friday night, and what a night. First, Emily Weber reached the magical 1,000 career points as unbeaten Shenendehowa beat Averill Park, 53-42, in a Suburban Council encounter.

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Mary Kate Cusack led the 11-0 Plainsmen with 20 points while Weber added 16.

Also, Jax Miller tallied 25 points to hit the 1,000th point mark as Argyle had an easy time with Salem, 85-15, in an Adirondack League game.

Molly Lauver put together 19 points as Cambridge turned away Hoosick Falls, 50-35, in Wasaren League play and that put Lauver over 1,000 career points.

Well, Joe Estramonte of Greenwich sank nine three-pointers en route to a sparkling 31-point performance, and in the process joined the 1,000th-point career list. Unfortunately, Greenwich lost to Schuylerville, 54-49, in a Wasaren contest.

Collin Stewart of Mekeel Christian Academy lit up the scoreboard with a school record 45 points as his team defeated Sharon Springs, 88-72, in a Western Athletic Conference game.

Stewart also had 13 rebounds and two blocked shots. Mekeel raised its record to 7-0 in WAC play and 12-0 overall.

Gloversville dropped its second straight Foothills Council boys game losing to Queensbury, 51-43. Just last week, the Dragons fell to league-leading Glens Falls.

Glens Falls is first with a 9-0 mark while Gloversville stands at 7-2.

In the Big 10 girls basketball circuit, Albany downed Schenectady, 58-29, to stay unbeaten. Emia Willingham-Hurst popped in 14 points and teammate Breahandra Stratton added 11. The Falcons lead the Big 10 at 9-0 and sport a 15-0 mark against all competition.

Liz Harvey collected 25 points as unbeaten Berne-Knox-Westerlo got the best of Middleburgh, 54-36, in the Western Athletic Conference. B-K-W is now 14-0 this season.

Troy beat Catholic Central, 110-39, in a Big 10 boys basketball game. The Flying Horses lead the race with a 12-0 mark while going 13-1 overall.

Mitch Vdoviak poured in 34 points to lead Johnstown past Hudson Falls, 80-52, in a Foothills Council matchup.

Albany Academy, led by Jelani Currie’s 26 points, scored an impressive 85-65 win over Burke Catholic, ranked No. 1 in the state Class B poll.

Article by Mike Collar

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