Despite COVID, A Busy Tuesday in Capital Region High School Hoops
With NBA teams playing with playing with abbreviated rosters, juggling schedules to play in front of limited capacity arenas, Section II high school administrators, coaches and student-athletes are doing the same thing. Tuesday night was no exception in the Capital Region. There were 27 scheduled match-ups in boys hoops and another 14 for the girls. A special nod goes to our friend Eric Nedved and his Tamarac boys basketball team. Last Wednesday, they knocked off the #1 Class B team in New York State, Utica Academy of Science 64-57. Zach Rice had 30 points. Congratulations to Coach Medved and the Tamarac boys basketball team!
Let's start with boys basketball and we'll travel a little to begin. Hudson Falls shut down Queensbury 60-32, while Scotia did the same to Johnstown 70-42. Duanesburg downed Cherry Valley 73-41, as Mohonasen beat Ravena 49-39. Schuylerville held off South Glens Falls 52-47 and Lake George outscored Hadley-Luzerne 80-69. Cobleskill edged Schalmont 57-52 and Canajoharie knocked off Berne-Knox 68-47. Granville dropped 82 on Corinth in a convincing victory, while Hartford held down Salem 45-36. Whitehall outlasted Warrensburg in a defensive battle 39-29. Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville knocked off Middleburgh 63-45.
In more boys basketball action on Tuesday, Fonda shut down Fort Plain 55-43, while Galway got by Schoharie 55-51. North Warren defeated Argyle 59-51. In the battle of the Forts, Fort Ann knocked off Fort Edward 58-52, while Chatham beat Hudson 78-45. Glens Falls defeated Broadalbin-Perth 78-47, as Taconic Hills snuck by Coxsackie-Athens 59-55. Shenendehowa knocked off Schenectady 70-45, as Niskayuna shut down Shaker 48-34. Burnt Hills traveled to Columbia for a 59-48 victory.
There was plenty of action in girls basketball on Tuesday. Albany Academy for Girls got by Icabod Crane 57-42, while Voorheesville held down Cohoes 60-35. Schalmont dropped 65 on Cobleskill for a convincing victory, while Stillwater did the same to Berlin-New Lebanon 53-20. Burnt Hills defeated Columbia 47-34, while Catskill dropped 61 on Onterora for a dominating victory. There are a few more girls basketball scores...
Averill Park beat Albany 65-49 and Shaker held off Niskayuna 45-37. Ravena beat Mohonasen 60-45 while Holy Names doubled Lansingburgh 63-30. In the Hoosic(k) Challenge, Hoosick Falls downed Hoosic Valley 46-26. Cambridge edged Tamarac 45-42.
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