Watervliet Basketball Teams Capture Sectional Contests
The Section II Basketball Tournament got into full swing Tuesday night. Watervliet, which earned top seed in boys and girls, was successful.
On the boys side, Antoine Johnson scored 20 points as the Cannoneers whipped Ichabod Crane, 67-38, in a Class B encounter. Meanwhile, the girls made easy work of Corinth, 59-20. Ailayla Demand led Watervliet with 14 points.
In boys action, Teddy McCarthy collected 18 points to lead Shenendehowa past Schenectady, 65-62, in Class AA. Jallah Tarver scored 22 for the Patriots.
Demere Hannah and Aljamar Mathis tallied 27 and 25 points, respectively to propel Bishop Maginn over Columbia, 73-69. Tyler Hart paced Columbia with 24 points in AA.
Cameron Dobbs fired in 29 points and Guilderland got the best of Saratoga, 63-58. Nick Smith was the star for Saratoga with 22.
Trahmier Burrell put together 26 points as Troy knocked off Niskayuna, 70-40. CBA of Albany easily beat Ballston Spa, 72-44, as Christian Leppanen had 12 points.
David Morrison scored 18 points in Shaker’s 85-61 win over Catholic Central in AA.
In Class B, Collin Stewart exploded for 39 points to power Mekeel Christian Academy past Cobleskill-Richmondville, 70-44.
Catskill won over Fonda-Fultonville, 65-52 in Class B. Shameer Petersen had 20 points for the winners. Jarrett Ladd and Charlie Parslow each scored 20 points for the Braves.
Robert Sprague hit for 30 points to lead Fort Ann past Northville, 66-30, in Class D.
The girls ledger saw Liz Harvey unleash 33 points as Berne-Knox-Westerlo beat Mechanicville, 68-58, in Class C. Stephanie Rice had 19 points to star in Duanesburg’s 64-34 win over Fort Plain. Abby Boyer paced the Hilltoppers with 19 points.
Hoosick Falls (seeded 13th) surprised Greenwich (seeded fourth), 44-42, and Cassie Chapko had 18 points to lead Hoosic Valley over Middleburgh, 84-14, also in C.
Sam Tironi tallied 28 points as Cambridge downed Canajoharie, 59-44, in Class C.
J’Vanay Santos had a big night with 36 points to propel Albany Academy over Waterford-Halfmoon, 70-38. My’Asia Alston unloaded for 25 points to spearhead Cohoes past Schalmont, 59-43, in Class B.
Sydnie Rosales put together 23 points in Colonie’s 66-33 victory over Ballston Spa in Class AA.
Gabby Giacone and Bridget Murphy had 21 and 14 points, respectively to lead Bethlehem past Saratoga, 55-35. Kayla Miller tallied 23 points and Caitlin Hupe added 20 to help Bishop Maginn beat Guilderland, 62-53, in AA. Amanda Kernozek delivered 19 points for the Dutchmen.
Kiera Warner unleashed 32 points as North Warren defeated Sharon Springs, 52-26, in Class D.
The tournament resumes tonight.