Schenectady’s boys’ basketball defeats Guilderland – the daily gazette


Schenectady sparked a huge rally in the fourth quarter to claim a 58-48 victory in Suburban Council boys’ basketball over Guilderland on Friday.

Jakeim Edge scored 16 points to lead Schenectady, who trailed 40-31 early in the fourth quarter before edging Guilderland 27-8 in the final eight minutes.

Schenectady also got 11 points each from Quy-Maine Haggray and Jah-Israel Gaines.

Mitchell MacKissock led Guilderland with 11 points.

Niskayuna won 50-35 over Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake. Owen Evans scored a high 20 points for Niskayuna, while Jack Allen and Gabe Eldaye each added eight. Myles Yannuzzi contributed 17 points for Burnt Hills and Luke Haluska added eight. Niskayuna trailed 10-7 after a quarter but outscored his opponent 15-3 in the second quarter en route to victory.

A trio of Saratoga Springs players totaled 45 points as Blue Streak beat Bethlehem 57-46. Dillon Waite scored 17 points, the team’s top, Zach Carpenter adding 15 and Garrett Farr scoring 13. Caden Bernardo scored a high 19 points for Bethlehem. The Eagles were leading 25-21 at halftime.

Isaiah Austin had 22 points and Malachi Perry offered 21 in Albany’s 76-39 win over Columbia, who received 10 points from Henry Heeps. Albany led 29-27 at the half, then topped Columbia 27-4 in the third quarter and 23-8 in the fourth.

CBA dominated Shenendehowa 52-38. Shenendehowa led 12-8 after a quarter, but CBA took a 24-18 lead at halftime. After a 10-9 third quarter in favor of the Plainsmen, CBA led Shenendehowa 19-10 in the final period. For CBA, Ayden Harrison scored 15 points and Lee Buddington added 10, while Shenendehowa’s Robby Hicks scored 17 and Mason Courtney had 15.

Ballston Spa dominated Colonie 69-52. In victory, Nicholas Verdile had 25 points, Andrew Haight scored 13 and Benjamin Phillips scored a dozen.


The Mechanicville men’s basketball defeated Hoosick Falls 52-33 in the Wasaren League. Tyler Eiseman led Mechanicville with 16 points. In the win, Joseph Devito and Colin Richardson each added nine points. For Hoosick Falls, Jake Sparks had 10 points and Connor Jones added nine. Mechanicville was leading 29-18 at halftime.

Lukas Lilac scored 19 points and Jaxon Mueller added 17 in Stillwater’s 67-42 win over Saratoga Catholic, who received 19 points from Robbie Bolen.


Amsterdam defeated Glens Falls 60-47 in Foothills Council men’s basketball. Ceasar Thompson scored 20 points to lead Amsterdam.

Hudson Falls dominated Scotia-Glenville 65-44. Hudson Falls led 30-23 at halftime, then outscored Scotia-Glenville 15-6 in the third quarter. Peyton Smith scored a high 25 points in the win, while Evan Kwasniewski added 14 and Ben Swartz scored 13. For Scotia-Glenville, Aaron Corker had 19 points.

Queensbury won a 53-45 victory over South Glens Falls. In the loss, Orion Delisle scored a high 20 points, while Trevon Bailey led Queensbury with 16 points, and Zion Freeman and Ryan Havern each scored a dozen.

Schuylerville dominated Gloversville 61-44. Owen Sherman scored 20 points in the win, while Ryan Dow added 18 and Lukas Sherman scored 16. For Gloversville, Giorgio Glionna scored 11 and Anthony Gray added 10. Schuylerville led 12-10 after a quarterback then took a 33-23 lead in the second half.


Schalmont won 63-44 over Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk in a Colonial Council men’s basketball game. Elijah Smith led the Sabers with 20 points, Sean Willis added 10, and Max Pratt and Andrew Schraa each scored seven. The teams were tied at 23 at halftime, then Schalmont outscored RCS 19-5 in the third quarter.


LA Fairley scored 22 and Antonio Fairley added 19 as Canajoharie dropped Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 68-52 in Western Athletic Conference boys’ basketball action. Nathaniel Wylie led the Knights with 17 points, Esiasyn Starr added 14 and Josh Piglavento added 12. The Cougars led 28-24 at halftime.

Robert Jordan scored 23 points, a game-high, as Fort Plain lost Duanesburg 56-36. Levi Thomas added 15 for the Hilltoppers who led 30-13 at halftime. Kyle Williams led the Eagles with 12 points.


Bethlehem won 70-63 over Saratoga Springs in the Suburban Council women’s basketball. Ellie Cerf led Bethlehem with 24 points, while Caroline Davis produced 17, and each of Maren Louridas and Paige Davenport added 10. For Saratoga Springs, Natasha Chudy scored a high of 35 points and Carly Wise added. 18. Bethlehem edged Saratoga Springs 32-15 in the first quarter, leading 42-25 at halftime and 51-40 before the fourth.

Colony won 54-16 against Ballston Spa. Jayla Tyler led all scorers with 23 points, Macie Trimarchi and Meg Dwire each have 10 rebounds and Bella Franchi contributed seven points and six steals. Also for Colony, Ava Pearson had eight points.

Kaelah Carter scored a high 20 points as Shaker beat Troy 46-21. Makya Chapman led the Flying Horses with nine points.

Sophia Bissailloon scored 14 points to lead Columbia past a rally team from Albany, 46-44. The Blue Devils led the Falcons 30-22 at the half. Albany was led by Azera Gates with 14 points and McChalle Cancer with 12.


In Colonial Council women’s basketball, Sophia Bologna scored a record 25 points, teaming with Ryan Carroll for 21 as Holy Names defeated Mohonasen 63-28. Mohonasen’s Payton Whipple and Caitlyn Richmond each scored eight points. Holy Names led 42-8 at halftime.

Isabelle Carmody scored a high 27 points as Voorheesville took a 38-19 halftime lead, leading to a 68-41 victory. Cobleskill-Richmondville was led by the 14-point nights of Meghan Ellis and Ashley Crandall.

A rally at the end of the fourth quarter failed to propel Ichabod Crane past Catholic Central, losing 43-41. Delaney More led the Riders with 14 points and Carolina Williams added 12. Catholic Central was punctuated by Angelena Giuliano and the evenings 12 points by Navi Turpin, respectively. The two teams were tied at 23 each at halftime.

Albany Academy took a 76-26 victory over Cohoes, led by 19 points from Saige Randolph and 17 from Meleena Ottati. Quincy Hytko’s 11 points led the Cohoes.


In the women’s basketball action of the Western Athletic Conference, Northville received 18 points and 11 rebounds from Madalyn Biche in her 48-27 win over Middleburgh. Hailey Monroe added nine points and seven steals in the win, while Kaelin Thompson scored eight points. Alyssa Wayman scored 13 points for Middleburgh, who trailed 12-2 after a quarter and 26-11 at halftime.

A trio of Canajoharie players each scored 13 points passing Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 62-40. Soren Veit-Scott, Felise Fowler and Charlotte Nare lost 13 points to the Cougars, Elizabeth Prime adding 12. Notre-Dame-Bishop Gibbons was led by the evening of 17 points from Angelina Deitz. Canajoharie was leading 37-17 at the half.

Duanesburg won a 63-20 victory over Fort Plain. Alex Moses scored 19 of his game-high 21 points in the first half, while Hannah Mulhern added a dozen plus five assists and Lauren Capron scored 10. Moses finished with seven interceptions In the evening. Erin Crouse scored 14 points for Fort Plain. Duanesburg was leading 40-8 at halftime.

Fonda-Fultonville received 13 points, seven rebounds and five steals from Kyla Smith in her 56-34 win over Mayfield. Carly Atty and Marilyn Whitcavitch each added 10 points in the win, while Lyndsay Lombardoni tallied 10 rebounds. Kieonna Christmad produced eight points, six rebounds and five assists for Fonda-Fultonville. Mayfield’s Cloey Dopp and Kelsey Meca each scored 11 points. Fonda-Fultonville was leading 29-17 at halftime and outscored Mayfield in every quarter.


Keyshaun Tillery scored 25 points, a game-high, while Bobby Chandler added 20 as Albany Academy beat Tamarac 78-55 in non-league men’s basketball action. Tamrac was led by Zachary Rice’s 21-point night. Albany Academy was leading 41-28 at halftime.


Fonda-Fultonville won 4-0 over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons in men’s bowling at the Western Athletic Conference. Tomek Kowalczyk had a 226-550 to lead Fonda-Fultonville, who also received a 192-537 from Anthony Cannizzaro. For ND-BG, Sam Perry recorded a 184-466.


Queensbury won the girls and boys Nordic races at the Johnsburg Invitational at the Gore Mountain Nordic Center.

The Spartans men’s team totaled 17 points for the win, followed by Scotia-Glenville with 31, Shenendehowa with 36, Lake George with 56 and Mayfield fifth with 56. The Queensbury women’s team scored 17 points followed by Shenendehowa with 37, Glens Falls with 40, Guilderland 44 and Saratoga fifth with 55.

Ben Jenkin of Queensbury completed the 5km course in 11 minutes 36.9 seconds, followed by Matthew Phillips of Shenendehowa in 12:06 and Forest Slingerland of Glens Falls in 1:05 pm Katrin Schreiner of Hadley captured the event women at 13:57, followed by Raina Guay of Queensbury at 14:04 and Fianna Halloran of Mayfield at 14:12.


The Capital District Jets topped the Christian Brothers Academy 7-2 in the Capital District High School Hockey League behind two goals each from Cole Davidson and Colin Wilson, and one goal and two assists each from Colin Fish, Joshua McKinney and Kyle Millington. Jake Hammond and Mike Zeoli have scored goals for the CBA.

William Lenkowitz scored two goals and added an assist as Albany Academy defeated the Mohawks 5-1. Albany Academy opened the night with a three-goal first period, as goaltender Jackson Bissell turned back 25 of 26 shots he faced in the game. Ryan Wilber scored the Mohawks’ lone goal, assisted by Gabe Laporta and Tyler Carroll. Mohawk goalie Alex Doehla made 28 saves.


Albany Academy defeated Canajoharie / Fort Plain 131-43 in a men’s Aqua League swimming competition, winning 11 of 12 events. Josh Kaufman won the 200 and 500 freestyle, and Will Vartuli won the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke for Albany Academy, which also won individual victories from Brayden Henkel (200 IM), Nabil Shinaishin (50 freestyle), Andrew Cataldo (diving), Charles Belway (100 fly) and Ethan Rafferty (100 backstroke). Canajoharie / Fort Plain’s only victory came from Kurt Sunderland, Giana Murphy, Samantha Barlow and Sam Robinson in the 400 freestyle relay.

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