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Lady Bills record sixth straight victory

February 5, 2014
By SHAUN ANICH (sports@leaderherald.com) , The Leader Herald

BROADALBIN - After back-to-back losses to Queensbury and Glens Falls in mid-January, Johnstown Lady Bills head coach Tim Derwin challenged his team. With a 51-25 road victory over the Broadalbin-Perth Lady Patriots Tuesday, Derwin's mission was officially accomplished.

"Six games ago we had been beaten twice, and my goal was to win one game at a time, but I wanted to go 6-0 before we had our second shot at Queensbury and Glens Falls," Derwin said. "This was the last step of that 6-0."

Johnstown's sixth straight victory came in dominating fashion. The Lady Bills (12-4 overall, 9-3 Foothills) led 20-2 midway through the second quarter, holding the Lady Patriots (4-12 overall, 2-10 Foothills) without a field goal until the 4:23 mark. The Sir Bills began the game on an 11-0 run before Danielle Biggers knocked down a free throw for Broadalbin-Perth.

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Johnstown’s Alyssa Nellis looks to pass as Broadalbin-Perth’s Danielle Biggers defends during Tuesday’s Foothills Council game at Broadalbin-Perth High School. (The Leader-Herald/Shaun Anich)

Leading 13-2 after one quarter, Johnstown kept their foot on the gas while heating up from downtown. Kelsi Barnholt drained two threes as part of a 10-2 run to open the second frame, the second of which lifted Johnstown to their largest lead of the half at 23-4.

"My focus tonight, regardless of who we're playing, was to have a consistently hard effort for every minute that we played," said Derwin. "I was, for the most part, pretty happy with that tonight."

Broadalbin-Perth had their most success offensively near the end of the second quarter. The Lady Patriots scored seven points in the final four minutes, including a banked three-pointer by Zoe Simonson with just seconds remaining in the half.

The Lady Patriots turned the ball over twice as many times as Johnstown in the first half and the Lady Bills were even stingier in the final 16 minutes. They gave the ball away just three times while outscoring Broadalbin-Perth 24-14. Hope Cerasuolo had the hot hand in the third quarter, scooping in two layups and hitting once from long range. The senior added a free throw for eight of Johnstown's 10 third quarter points and went on to finish with a game-high 14.

The Lady Bills used another 10-2 run to open the final quarter. Kendra McCoy poured in two jumpers while Megan Anagnostopulos and Ellen Praught connected from beyond the arc. Broadalbin-Perth's leading scorer, Nicole Traver, hit a three-pointer in another lethargic quarter for the Lady Patriots. Erica Kordyjak got underneath for two layups in the frame and led Broadalbin-Berth with eight points.

"To me it wasn't so much whether we were going to win, but how we were going to win tonight," Derwin said. "The kids played hard and it was a good chance to get our whole bench in the game too."

The Lady Bills exhibited a balanced scoring performance, amassing points from 10 girls. Barnholt reached double-figures with 10 points while Praught splashed two threes for a season-high six.

Johnstown will travel to Queensbury for a rematch against the Lady Spartans Friday in search of their seventh straight victory. Led by last season's Foothills MVP Jill Davis, Queensbury hasn't lost since Dec. 27. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.

Johnstown 51, Broadalbin-Perth 25

Johnstown13 14 10 14 - 51

Broadalbin-Perth2 9 7 7 - 25

Johnstown

Cerasuolo 5-3-14, Barnholt 4-0-10, McCoy 3-0-6, Praught 2-0-6, Anagnostopulos 2-0-5, Catania 1-0-2, Cirillo 1-0-2, Nellis 1-0-2, O'Rourke 1-0-2, Stock 1-0-2. Totals 21-3-51.

Broadalbin-Perth

Kordyjak 4-0-8, Simonson 2-0-5, Traver 1-1-4, Westfall 1-1-3, Decker 1-0-2, Vedder 1-0-2, Biggers 0-1-1. Totals 10-3-25.

3 point-goals: Johnstown 6 (Barnholt 2, Praught 2, Anagnostopulos, Cerasuolo); Broadalbin-Perth 2 (Simonson, Traver)

Northern Basketball League

Wells 37, Johnsburg 26

WELLS - Erika Foster finished with 11 points to lead Wells to its first win of the season.

The Lady Indians outscored Johnsburg 12-5 in the final quarter to seal the victory.

Chelsea Kennedy scored eight points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Wells (1-12 overall, 1-12 NBL), while Sarah Darling had five points, seven rebounds and six steals. Chelsea Simons added seven points, five rebounds and five steals for the Lady Indians.

Paige Guy scored 11 points to lead Johnsburg.

Wells 37, Johnsburg 26

Johnsburg8 4 9 5 - 26

Wells10 9 6 12 - 37

Johnsburg

Guy 2-6-11, Persons 1-1-3, Millington 3-0-6, Ordway 2-0-4, DeThomas 1-0-2. Totals 9-7-23.

Wells

Darling 2-0-5, Brown 0-1-1, Brenan 2-1-5, Simons 2-2-7, Kennedy 3-2-8, Foster 5-1-11. Totals 14-7-37.

3-point goals: Johnsburg 1 (Guy); Wells 2 (Simons, Darling).

Colonial Council

Schalmont 53,

Fonda-Fultonville 44

ROTTERDAM - Hailee Metzold scored 17 points, leading Schalmont to a win over Fonda-Fultonville.

Ryanne Olson and Tralyn Randle each finished with 15 points for the Sabres, who outscored the Lady Braves 19-8 in the second quarter.

Emily Parslow scored 16 points to lead Fonda-Fultonville (11-4 overall, 9-4 Colonial).

Schalmont 53, Fonda-Fultonville 44

Fonda10 8 14 12 - 44

Schalmont12 19 19 4 - 53

Fonda-Fultonville

Parslow 6-4-16, Taylor 3-0-7, Egelston 3-0-7, Nethaway 2-0-4, Derby 3-0-6, Warner 2-0-4. Totals 19-4-44.

Schalmont

Metzold 8-0-17, Olsen 5-2-15, Strijek 1-0-2, Randle 5-0-14, Saccocio 1-0-2, Barnett 1-0-2. Totals 21-2-53.

3-point goals: Fonda-Fultonville 2 (Taylor, Egelston); Schalmont 8 (Randle 4, Olsen 3, Metzold).

WAC

Mayfield 48, Schoharie 45

SCHOHARIE - Alex Sheldon scored 15 points, leading Mayfield to a WAC crossover win over Schoharie.

Kaylee Bumpus and Julie Hampton each finished with 12 points for the Lady Panthers, who improved to 9-8 overall.

Lauren Archer scored 15 points to lead Schoharie, while Desiree Palmatier added 10 points.

Mayfield 48, Schoharie 45

Mayfield11 11 11 15 - 48

Schoharie11 15 6 13 - 45

Mayfield

Bumpus 5-2-12, Hampton 3-1-10, Manoogian 2-0-4, Meca 3-0-7, Sheldon 6-3-15. Totals: 18-6-48.

Schoharie

Archer 6-3-15, Palmatier 4-2-10, Sackett 2-2-6, Simone 3-0-8, Kai. VanGasbeck 2-0-5, Welsch 0-1-1. Totals 17-8-45.

3-point goals: Mayfield 4 (Hampton 3, Meca); Schoharie 3 (Simone 2, Kai.VanGasbeck).

Northville 38,

Duanesburg 34

DUANESBURG - Lyndsey Wadsworth and Jessica VanNostrand each scored 12 points, leading Northville to a WAC crossover win over Duanesburg.

Charlotte Kalkbrenner added six points for the Lady Falcons, who improved to 6-11 overall.

Rachel Gamache scored 11 points to lead Duanesburg.

Northville 38, Duanesburg 34

Northville7 12 0 19 - 38

Duanesburg9 2 16 7 - 34

Northville

Wadsworth 3-4-12, Kalkbrenner 3-0-6, VanNostrand 5-1-12, Ryan 1-1-4, Laport 1-0-2, Wilson 1-0-2. Totals 14-6-38.

Duanesburg

Antillon 2-2-7, Powers 2-0-4, Gamache 5-1-11, Barnes 1-3-5, Gaige 1-2-5, Adams 1-0-2. Totals 12-8-34.

3-point goals: Northville 4 (Wadsworth 2, VanNostrand, Ryan); Duanesburg 2 (Antillon, Gaige).

Oppenheim-Ephratah/

St. Johnsville 48, Sharon Springs 40

SHARON SPRINGS - Rylie Smith scored 21 points to lead Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to a WAC crossover win over Sharon Springs.

Merari Freeman scored 11 points for Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville (2-15 overall).

Renee Handy scored 15 points to lead Sharon Springs.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 48,

Sharon Springs 40

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville10 9 8 21 - 48

Sharon Springs14 4 9 13 - 40

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville

Hagadorn 0-1-1, Smith 8-5-21, Bradt 0-2-2, Freeman 2-7-11, Raux 4-0-9, Perry 2-0-4. Totals: 16-15-48.

Sharon Springs

Van Arsdale 2-2-6, Trigg 4-0-8, A.Cross 2-0-5, Keller 2-0-4, Handy 5-0-15, Sydow 1-0-2. Totals: 16-2-40.

Three-point goals: Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 1 (Raux); Sharon Springs 6 (Handy 5, A. Cross).

Mekeel Christian 47, Galway 32

SCOTIA - Rebekkah Dean scored 12 points, leading Mekeel Christian to a win over Galway in a WAC crossover game.

Lindsey McCarty finished with nine points for the Lady Lions.

Lindsey Naughton scored 14 points to lead Galway.

Mekeel Christian 47, Galway 32

Galway8 8 5 11 - 32

Mekeel Christian16 10 12 9 - 47

Galway

Snyder 2-2-6, Ritter 1-0-2, Chase 1-0-3, Suits 1-0-3, Pink 2-0-4, Naughton 7-0-14. Totals 14-2-32.

Mekeel Christian

Dean 6-0-12, Pigliavento 3-0-7, Taplin 1-0-2, Singleton 1-0-2, Barratiere 2-2-7, Rychick 1-1-4, Bass 1-2-4, McCarty 4-1-9. Totals 19-6-47.

3-point goals: Galway 2 (Chase, Suits); Mekeel Christian 3 (Pigliavento, Barratiere, Rychick).

Foothills Council

Queensbury 48,

South Glens Falls 26

SOUTH GLENS FALLS - Jillian Davis scored 20 points, leading Queensbury to a win over South Glens Falls.

The Spartans led 26-3 at the half on their way to the win.

Claire Carpenter scored seven points to lead South Glens Falls.

Queensbury 48, South Glens Falls 26

Queensbury14 12 13 9 - 48

South Glens Falls8 5 5 8 - 26

Queensbury

Carota 2-3-7, Davis 6-8-20, Shevlin 1-0-2, L.Rodriguez 3-0-6, McLaughlin 1-1-3, Hurley 1-0-2, McAllister 1-1-3, Nelson 2-0-5. Totals 17-13-48.

South Glens Falls

Buser 2-0-4, Curley 1-0-2, Coon 2-0-4, Carpenter 3-1-7, Park 2-0-4, Potter 2-1-5. Totals 12-2-26.

3-point goals: Queensbury 1 (Nelson); South Glens Falls -none.

Glens Falls 62,

Hudson Falls 28

GLENS FALLS - Skylar Girard finished with 18 points to lead Glens Falls to a Foothills Council win over Hudson Falls.

Lucy Tougas scored 11 points for the Indians, who led 10-0 after one quarter and 24-9 at the half.

Bri McKinney scored nine points to lead Hudson Falls.

Glens Falls 62, Hudson Falls 28

Hudson Falls0 9 9 10 - 28

Glens Falls10 14 18 20 - 62

Hudson Falls

Barton 1-2-4, Gallagher 1-0-3, Goodbred 1-1-4, Lebrun 2-2-6, McKinney 3-2-9, Scarselella 1-0-2. Totals 9-7-28.

Glens Falls

Girard 6-5-18, Haraughty 1-2-4, Harvey 3-3-9, Tougas 3-5-11, Stamatel 2-0-4, Matos 3-1-7, Borgos 3-0-8. Totals 24-16-62.

3-point goals: Hudson Falls 3 (Gallagher, Goodbred, McKinney); Glens Falls 3 (Borgos 2, Girard).

 
 

 

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