Girls Basketball Roundup: Lady Bills fall short in season opener

JohnstownÕs Abbygail VandeWalker, left, drives past Scotia-GlenvilleÕs Asia Winney during ThursdayÕs Foothills Council South Division girls basketball game at Warren Street Elementary School in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

JohnstownÕs Abbygail VandeWalker, left, drives past Scotia-GlenvilleÕs Asia Winney during ThursdayÕs Foothills Council South Division girls basketball game at Warren Street Elementary School in Johnstown. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

JOHNSTOWN — Playing its first game of the season in its temporary home, the Johnstown girls basketball team gave Scotia-Glenville all it could handle for half of Thursday’s Foothills Council South Division contest.

After leading 31-26 at the half, the Lady Tartans outscored the Lady Bills 36-18 after the half on their way to a 67-44 victory at Warren Street Elementary School.

“Johnstown is a tough, scrappy team, especially at home,” Scotia-Glenville coach Megan Bowman said. “It was tough for us. We’ll take the win.”

After falling behind 13-5 in the first five minutes of the game, Johnstown rallied to take a 15-13 lead after one quarter by scoring the final 10 points of the frame.

Anna Lee scored eight of her team-high 17 points in the Lady Bills’ outburst.

“I’m happy with the run we made in the first half,” Johnstown coach Tim Derwin said.

The Lady Bills remained within striking distance, even as Scotia-Glenville outscored them 18-11 in the second quarter to take a 31-26 halftime lead.

“We knew they were going to pressure us and we didn’t handle it well in the first half. We played rushed,” Bowman said. “We tried to slow things down in the second half.”

After the break, the Lady Tartans broke the game open, outscoring Johnstown, 21-4 in the third quarter to take a 52-30 lead.

“In the third quarter, they just went on a run and we fell apart,” Derwin said.

Guard Mikyla Mitchell, who struggled with foul trouble in the first half, scoring 11 of her 16 points in the third quarter for the Lady Tartans.

Johnstown kept things closer in the final quarter, but couldn’t overcome its deficit in a 67-44 loss.

“Scotia-Glenville is a good team. They have size, speed and experience,” Derwin said. “They don’t lack for much. That’s for sure.”

Jazmyne Corker scored 20 points to lead Scotia-Glenville (3-0 overall, 1-0 Foothills), while Mitchell had 16 points. Asia Winney added 15 points for the Lady Tartans.

Lee scored 17 points to lead Johnstown (0-1 overall, 0-1 Foothills), while Abbygail VandeWalker added 11 points.

“We’ve got a young group and we’re going to struggle at times,” Derwin said. “I’m happy with our effort against a tough team though.”

Johnstown is scheduled to travel to South Glens Falls on Monday, while Scotia-Glenville is set to host Queensbury on Monday. Both games are slated to begin at 7 p.m.

Scotia-Glenville 67, Johnstown 44

Scotia-Glenville 13 18 21 15 — 67

Johnstown 15 11 4 14 — 44

Scotia-Glenville

Mitchell 6-4-16, Corker 8-4-20, Geniti 1-0-2, Palleschi 3-0-6, Winney 6-0-15, Brown 1-0-3, Porter 1-3-5. Totals 26-11-67.

Johnstown

Sasaki 2-2-6, Pratt 1-0-2, VanNostrand 1-2-4, VandeWalker 2-7-11, Tesi 1-2-4, Lee 6-3-17. Totals 13-16-44.

3-point goals: Scotia-Glenville 4 (Winney 3, Brown); Johnstown 2 (Lee 2).

Amsterdam 65, Gloversville 59

AMSTERDAM — Guilianna Pritchard scored 19 points to lead Amsterdam to a Foothills Council victory over Gloversville at Amsterdam High School.

The Lady Rams outscored Gloversville 26-19 in the second quarter on its way to the victory.

Lucia Liverio scored 16 points for Amsterdam (1-0 overall, 1-0 Foothills), while Jackie Stanavich added 14 points.

Harmony Philo scored a game-high 27 points to lead Gloversville (0-1 overall, 0-1 Foothills), while Kerri Hauser added 15 points.

Amsterdam 65, Gloversville 59

Gloversville 10 19 16 14 — 59

Amsterdam 13 26 9 17 — 65

Gloversville

Hauser 3-9-15, Philo 9-6-29, Langley 2-1-5, Lavery 2-3-7, Benfatti 1-0-3. Totals 17-19-59.

Amsterdam

Flint 3-0-8, Stanavich 5-5-15, Liverio 5-4-16, May 0-1-1, DeRosa 1-1-4, Pritchard 6-7-19, Fedullo 1-0-2. Totals 21-18-65.

3-point goals: Gloversville 6 (Philo 5, Benfatti); Amsterdam 5 (Flint 2, Liverio 2, DeRosa).

Glens Falls 66, Broadalbin-Perth 32

GLENS FALLS — Lexi Cutter finished with 13 points to lead Glens Falls to a Foothills Council victory over Broadalbin-Perth.

Cambrie Schliff had 12 points for the Indians, while Taylor Scarincio added 10 points.

Caroline Iannotti scored nine points to lead Broadalbin-Perth (0-1 overall, 0-1 Foothills), while Nyah Thompson and Makenzie Smith each had eight points.

Glens Falls 66, Broadalbin-Perth 32

Broadalbin-Perth 4 9 13 6 — 32

Glens Falls 16 20 19 11 — 66

Broadalbin-Perth

Stigberg 1-0-2, Goebl 0-1-1, DiCaterino 0-3-3, Iannotti 3-0-9, Morreale 0-1-1, Thompson 3-1-8, Smith 3-2-8. Totals 10-8-32.

Glens Falls

Bayle 2-0-4, Cutter 5-1-13, Williams 2-0-4, Benway 1-0-2, Scarincio 5-0-10, Bennett 3-0-6, Strickland 2-3-7, Woodell 3-0-6, Moore 1-0-2, Schliff 6-0-12. Totals 30-4-66.

3-point goals: Broadalbin-Perth 4 (Iannotti 3, Thompson); Glens Falls 2 (Cutter 2).

South Glens Falls 49, Schuylerville 34

SCHUYLERVILLE — MacKenzie Collier finished with 17 points to lead South Glens Falls to a Foothills Council North Division victory over Schuylerville.

Ally Buser added 16 points for the Bulldogs (1-0 Foothills).

Emily Vallee scored 14 points to lead Schuylerville (0-1 Foothills).

South Glens Falls 49, Schuylerville 34

South Glens Falls 10 16 14 9 — 49

Schuylerville 5 14 10 5 — 34

South Glens Falls

Buser 5-5-16, Collier 8-1-17, Breen 1-1-3, Bovair 2-1-5, Shawn 1-1-3, Lanfear 0-1-1, Fennelly 2-0-4. Totals 19-10-49.

Schuylerville

Vallee 3-7-14, Patrick 1-6-8, Signor 0-2-2, Kelleher 2-0-4, Hough 2-1-6. Totals 8-16-34.

3-point goals: South Glen Falls 1 (Buser); Schuylerville 2 (Vallee, Hough).

Queensbury 43, Hudson Falls 39

QUEENSBURY — Abby Doin finished with 16 points to lead Queensbury to a Foothills Council North Division victory over Hudson Falls.

Hailey Ballard had eight points and 15 rebounds for the Spartans, while Hope Sullivan added 14 points.

Brinley Inglee scored 16 points to lead Hudson Falls (0-1 Foothills), while Naesha Kelley added 12 points.

Queensbury 43, Hudson Falls 39

Hudson Falls 12 11 5 11 — 39

Queensbury 11 15 9 11 — 43

Hudson Falls

Phillips 2-0-5, Kelley 4-4-12, Kitchner 2-0-4, Inglee 5-2-16, Casey 1-0-2. Totals 14-6-39.

Queensbury

Sullivan 6-0-14, O’Connor 1-1-3, Ballard 4-0-8, Doin 6-1-16, Nassivera 1-0-2. Totals 18-2-43.

3-point goals: Queensbury 5 (Doin 3, Sullivan 2; Hudson Falls 5 (Inglee 4, Phillips 1).

Center State Conference

Oriskany 60, Dolgeville 29

ORISKANY — Jane Fahy scored 35 points to power Oriskany to a victory over Dolgeville.

Abby Edsall added seven points for Oriskany, which outscored the Blue Devils 38-9 in the second half.

Hannah Stack scored 11 points to lead Dolgeville (0-2 overall).

Oriskany 60, Dolgeville 29

Dolgeville 12 8 2 7 — 29

Oriskany 10 12 14 24 — 60

Dolgeville

B. Williams 1-0-2, Gonyea 3-0-7, Kenyon 1-1-3, R. Williams 1-0-2, Stack 5-1-11, LaGrange 1-0-3. Totals 12-2-29.

Oriskany

Donohue 1-0-2, Mat. Hoehn 1-0-2, Edsall 3-0-7, Hamm 3-0-6, Buck 2-0-4, Mad. Hoehn 1-0-2, barton 1-0-2, Fahy 17-1-35. Totals 29-1-60.

3-point goals: Dolgeville 2 (Gonyea, LaGrange); Oriskany 1 (Edsall).

Non-league

Mayfield 52, Hadley-Luzerne 27

LAKE LUZERNE — Sydney Sheldon finished with 21 points to lead Mayfield to a non-league victory over Hadley-Luzerne.

The Lady Panthers led 24-12 at the half on their way to the victory.

Lindsey Hampton scored 13 points for Mayfield (1-0 overall).

Kassidy Plummer scored 11 points to lead Hadley-Luzerne.

Mayfield 52, Hadley-Luzerne 27

Mayfield 11 13 11 17 — 52

Hadley-Luzerne 5 7 5 10 — 27

Mayfield

LaFontaine 2-0-4, L. Hampton 6-0-13, Meca 3-1-7, Sheldon 8-4-21, K. Hampton 2-0-5, Hart 0-1-1, Benton 0-1-1. Totals 21-7-12.

Hadley-Luzerne

Fuss 0-1-1, Broekhuizen 1-0-2, Moulton 1-3-5, Parsons 1-0-2, Plummer 5-1-11, Locke 2-0-4, Baird 1-0-2. Totals 11-5-27.

3-point goals: Mayfield 3 (L. Hampton, K. Hampton, Sheldon); Hadley-Luzerne — none.

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