Welch, Rosales spark Colonie to “AA’ victory
Jaclyn Welch fired in 25 points and Sydnie Rosales added 15 to power Colonie past Catholic Central, 55-48, in a Section II Class AA girls basketball tournament quarterfinal round game Friday night.
Hannah Kutny paced Catholic Central with 16 points.
Shaker got the best of Bishop Maginn, 73-46, also in Class AA. Madison Rowland and Lauren Woods popped in 17 and 15 points, respectively for Shaker.
Kayla Miller was top scorer for Maginn with 17 points.
Albany flexed its muscles beating Bethlehem, 46-36. Emma Willlingham-Hurst took scoring honors for Albany with 21 points and Breahanda Stratton contributed 11.
Gabby Giacone scored 17 points and Bridget Murphy had 15 for Bethlehem.
Emily Weber put together 21 points as Shenendehowa defeated Troy, 38-28.
The Class C bracket had two interesting games. Hoosic Valley beat Cambridge, 40-25. Cassie Chapko topped the Hoosic Valley players with 15 points.
Hoosick Falls downed Berne-Knox-Westerlo, 56-51. Nicole Marmillo paced Hoosick Falls with 19 points.
Mary Salo tallied 20 points for the Bulldogs while high-scoring machine Liz Harvey was held to 13.
In the boys category, top-seeded Watervliet defeated Chatham, 76-34 in Class B. Jordan Gleason pumped in 24 points and Antoine Johnson chipped in with 17.
Brett Smith erupted for 29 points as Stillwater knocked off Catskill, 72-54, in Class B. He received help from Ryan DeCota with 19 points and John Hoin 16.
Brandon LaForest delivered 25 points to lead Cohoes over Taconic Hills, 77-60, in Class B. Elijah Newsome helped the cause with 19 points.
Collin Stewart brought home 28 points to power Mekeel Christian Academy past Schuylerville in overtime, 57-51, in a Class B encounter. Shane Lyon was high scorer for Schuylerville with 17 points.