Eyes On Section 2 Hoops Divisions Start to Take Focus
As high school basketball heads into the last weekend of January, coaches, players and fans begin to focus in on who may be in their school's way of a championship. This is the time of year when coaches try to make sure their best players aren't getting too worn down, while winning every game possible. Let's check out the top teams in each division in Section 2.
Today we will start with boys basketball in the Suburban Council where CBA sits on top with a 12-1 record. However, Niskayuna coming off of their 62-44 win on Monday against Bethlehem, is in second with one loss, while Ballston Spa, Albany, who just got edged by New York State powerhouse Newburgh Free Academy 62-60 on Tuesday, Troy and Shenendehowa sit certainly within striking distance.
It is a battle in the Wasaren League between #1 ranked in New York State Tamarac, Mechanicville and Stillwater, who nipped Maple Hill 45-42 in a defensive battle on Tuesday. Mechanicville's only loss came to Tamarac, whose only loss came to Class AA Albany Academy. Greenwich, coming off of their 58-55 win over Schuylerville on Monday, at 8-4 remains in striking distance.
In the Colonial Council, Cohoes is the team with the target on their back. Coming off of Monday's 81-44 win over Cobleskill, own a two game lead in the loss column over Catholic Central and LaSalle. Lansingburgh, who lost a heartbreaker to Voorheesville 51-50 on Monday and Icabod Crane, who stomped Watervliet 86-56 on Tuesday, are still hanging tough.
The Patroon Conference is going to be very interesting. Chatham and Watervliet are tied with two losses. While Maple Hill and Catskill are making noise right on their footsteps.
The Adirondack League got more interesting on Tuesday, as top team Granville picked up their first loss to fourth place Warrensburg 57-51. Lake George and Argyle, who knocked off Heatly 65-39 on Tuesday, sit in second and third place respectively. This one should go down to the wire.
In the Foothills Council, top team Amsterdam picked up their first loss of the season on Tuesday at Gloversville 63-59. Scotia, who beat Gloversville 62-45 on Monday, and Hudson Falls, who beat Glens Falls on Monday 57-44 on Monday, sit one game back. This will be a fun few weeks with these teams.
Canajoharie, who beat Schoharie on Monday 57-54, Fonda and Fort Plain are battling it out for the top spot in the Western Athletic Conference. While Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville sits close behind.
Green Tech at 11-0 and ranked 10th in Class AA in New York, tops the Independents with 3-1 Albany Academy right behind. Loudonville Christian and Heatly are battling it out in the Central Hudson Valley League. Heatly knocked off Loudonville Christian on Monday 55-50. The weather is getting colder but the high school basketball is only heating up in Section 2.