Thursday, February 27, 2014

Saints Shock Wounded Warriors

GLENS FALLS - At the halftime, it looked like the Lake George Warriors were in good position to defend their state crown.

Up 32-19 to the Spa Catholic Saints, the Warriors spent halftime talking in the locker room.  But while the Warriors were talking about their game plans, Spa Catholic was working on their jump shots, having returned to the court with 6 1/2 minutes left in the break out of the customary 10 minutes.

Lufkin treys up third straight Sectional Championship appearance

GLENS FALLS - No Joey Lufkin?  No problem.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Boys Basketball Sectional Quarterfinals - Day 3

Sunday's Quarterfinal games.  Good luck, teams!


QUARTERFINALS - All games played Sunday 2/23 at Hudson Valley Community College
8-Lansingburgh vs. 1-Scotia - 5:30PM
5-Amsterdam vs. 4-Averill Park - 1PM
6-Queensbury vs. 3-Gloversville - 2:30PM
7-Mohonasen vs. 2-Troy - 4PM

SEMIFINALS - All games played Thursday 2/27 at the Glens Falls Civic Center
5:30PM winner vs. 1PM winner - 7:30PM
2:30PM winner vs. 4PM winner - 6PM

CHAMPIONSHIP - Saturday 3/1, 7:15PM at the Glens Falls Civic Center

Analysis: Lansingburgh's weapons might not be enough to withstand the offensive power of Scotia. The 1-2 punch of Joey Cremo and Alex Sausville has yielded the Tartans the #1 offense in Section 2, and with good reasons.

Amsterdam and Averill Park could be a very compelling match.  Amsterdam has the weight of their win over Troy, but also suffers from being from the conference that shined dimly during the Class AA tournament.

Queensbury needed to play a full 32 minute game in order to get past winless Bishop Gibbons in the outbracket, and need to get a full team effort if they are to have a shot at beating Gloversville.  Gloversville has two wins over Queensbury on their resume.

Mohonasen had to pull out a close one against South Glens Falls in the outbracket, a result that leads me to wonder what they have in store for the Flying Horses.  If you remember, I had pegged Mohonasen to make it to the Glens Falls Civic Center on the weight of some of their close games against Class AA Suburban teams, but the close game against the Bulldogs makes me concerned.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Boys Basketball Section 2 Tournament - Quarterfinals Day 2

Saturday's Quarterfinals Results and upcoming schedule.


QUARTERFINALS - All games at Hudson Valley Community College

S5-Saratoga Springs 51, S1-Shenendehowa 70
S3-Shaker 58, B2-Green Tech 61
B3-CBA 43, S2-Guilderland 54
S4-Columbia 67, S8-Niskayuna 56

SEMIFINALS - Both games played Wednesday 2/26 at Times Union Center
S1-Shenendehowa vs. B2-Green Tech - 7:30PM
S2-Guilderland vs. S4-Columbia - 6:00PM

CHAMPIONSHIP - Monday 3/3, 7:30PM at Times Union Center



1-Hoosic Valley 55, 8-Canajoharie 48
5-Waterford 42, 4-Greenwich 59 
3-Spa Catholic 54, 6-Rensselaer 45
10-Maple Hill 41, 2-Lake George 61

SEMIFINALS - Both games Wednesday 2/26 at Glens Falls Civic Center
1-Hoosic Valley vs. 4-Greenwich - 8PM
3-Spa Catholic vs. 2-Lake George - 6:30PM

CHAMPIONSHIP - Saturday 3/1, 3:45PM at the Glens Falls Civic Center


QUARTERFINALS - All games Saturday 2/22 at Stillwater

9-Northville 36, 1-Argyle 70
5-North Warren 60, 4-Fort Ann 58
6-St. Johnsville 60, 3-Hartford 71
10-Salem 53, 2-Germantown 69

SEMIFINALS - Both games at the Glens Falls Civic Center
5-North Warren vs. 1-Argyle - Wednesday 2/26 at 5PM
3-Hartford vs. 2-Germantown - Tuesday 2/25 at 5PM

CHAMPIONSHIP - Saturday 3/1, 2PM at the Glens Falls Civic Center

Friday, February 21, 2014

Boys Basketball Section 2 Tournament - Quarterfinals Day 1

Final results from Friday's Quarterfinals:

CLASS B QUARTERFINALS - All games played Friday 2/21
1-Voorheesville 64, 8-Catskill 53
5-Mechanicville 75, 4-Mekeel Christian Academy 62
14-Hudson 53, 6-Broadalbin-Perth 70
10-Schalmont 48, 2-Hoosick Falls 56

CLASS B SEMIFINALS - Both games Tuesday 2/25 at the Glens Falls Civic Center 
6-Broadalbin-Perth vs. 2-Hoosick Falls - 6:30PM
1-Voorheesville vs. 5-Mechanicville - 8PM

1-Hoosic Valley 55, 8-Canajoharie 48

5-Waterford 42, 4-Greenwich 59 

1-Hoosic Valley vs. 4-Greenwich - Wednesday 8PM

Monday, February 17, 2014

NYSPHSAA Section 2 Boys Basketball Sectional Preview

So the brackets are out, and teams are preparing for the fight that is ahead.  Basketball's heating up, culminating in 8 teams (A-D) playing at the Civic Center come March 1st, and two (AA) playing at the Times Union Center come March 3rd.

Below the jump is our look at the brackets, going in depth on the local teams making up the fields.  While we're at it, a reminder that we're going to be at the Class D Quarterfinals on Saturday, February 22nd.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sectional Seedings!

Today is the day the Sectional Seedings come out.

We'll have coverage of the brackets later today, but we will not be in Saratoga Springs when the pairings are released due to other office commitments.

So for the best updates when the brackets immediately are released, follow Will Springstead (Post-Star - @WSpringsteadPSV), Laura Amato (Troy Record - @LauraAmato), James Allen (Times Union - @TUSidelines), Michael Kelly (Amsterdam Recorder - @RecorderMK) and more on Twitter.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Boys Basketball: Scotia 69, Queensbury 49

Scotia keeps their perfect record intact as Joe Cremo scored 31 and Alex Sausville added 16 points in the Tartans 69-49 win over the Queensbury Spartans.

Boys Basketball: Seeding Predictions

Tonight is the final day of the Boys Basketball regular season.  Tomorrow, the committee meets in Saratoga Springs to unveil the brackets for sectionals.

For several teams, tonight's games are one last chance to get the seeding committee to find in their favor when it comes time to place them in a bracket.  For others, it's a time for one last tune-up before the playoffs.

So on this, the final day of the regular season, let's take a look at where we think Section 2's teams are going to be seeded.  The predictions begin after the jump: