As holiday shoppers were navigating for that perfect parking space, local boys and girls high school hoops teams were on the hardwood courts Tuesday. It is certainly an unsettling time for these young student-athletes, as they observe major league sports pausing games. Many of these high school players remember their older classmates competing in empty gyms, while others didn't play at all. Memories that we'd all like to forget. On Tuesday, it was great opportunity to get out there and enjoy some holiday season hoops.

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Ok, let's start with boys basketball. There were 28 scheduled games for Tuesday. Let's look at some of the winners. Ballston Spa went to Shaker and won 62-56. Saratoga shut down Guilderland 59-44, Niskayuna did the same to Columbia in their 63-35 victory. Shenendehowa battled Albany for a 59-60 win, as CBA downed Burt Hills 57-42. Bethlehem beat Schenectady 56-52 and Amsterdam downed South Glens Falls 69-60. Scotia went to Schuylerville and dropped 71 for the victory, while Glens Falls held off Johnstown 69-40.

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There are still plenty of boys basketball scores. Hudson Falls knocked off Broadalbin-Perth 66-42, while Queensbury snuck by Gloversville 41-37. Whitehall battled Hartford for a 58-51 victory. Argyle went to Fort Ann and won 65-53, while Granville got by Lake George in a thriller 55-54. LaSalle and Icabod Crane loaded up the points in LaSalle's 85-71 victory. Fonda defeated Galway 71-32 and Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons beat Middleburgh 87-46. Duanesburg battled Northville for a 66-58 victory. North Warren held down Fort Edward 68-48 and Hadley-Luzerne defeated Corinth 54-32.

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There were 26 games scheduled for girls basketball in the 518. Shenendehowa got by Albany in a close one 49-45, while Averill Park sank 63 to beat Troy. Bethlehem continued to roll, dropping 80 points for the victory over Schenectady. Saratoga held down Guilderland for the 73-46 win, while Columbia beat Niskayuna 55-36. Albany Academy beat Mohonasen, while Icabod Crane defeated Holy Names 53-33. Greenwich put 77 on Hoosic Valley for the win. Catskill beat Rensselaer 65-38 and Granville defeated Lake George. Maple Hill held down Taconic Hills for the win, Chatham beat Greenville in a thriller 45-44. Hartford downed Whitehall 55-46 and North Warren held off Fort Edward 46-30.

Photographer Sasha Jo
Photographer Sasha Jo
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Once again, a giant congratulations to Tamarac boys basketball coach, Eric Medved for raising over $10,000 for the American Cancer Society with the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament played at Hudson Valley this past weekend. That is an amazing accomplishment and a huge credit to the 518 high school basketball community. If you have additional scores or pictures you would like to share with us of 518 high school basketball you can message me @charlievoelker on Instagram or Twitter or charles.voelker@townsquaremedia.com via e-mail. Again, thank you to Sasha Jo at Bethlehem and Coach Medved for the photos were are using. Happy Holidays!

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