Girls Basketball Roundup: Lady Rams cruise past Lady Patriots

Broadalbin-Perth's Adrienne Morreale (12) is pressured by Amsterdam's Kim Lopez (2) and Charli Beekman (24) as she brings the ball upcourt during Foothills Council South Division action Monday night at Amsterdam High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Broadalbin-Perth's Adrienne Morreale (12) is pressured by Amsterdam's Kim Lopez (2) and Charli Beekman (24) as she brings the ball upcourt during Foothills Council South Division action Monday night at Amsterdam High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

AMSTERDAM — Through the opening six minutes of Monday’s Foothills Council South game against Broadalbin-Perth, the Amsterdam Lady Rams managed to score one field goal, a 3-pointer in the opening minute by Antonia May.

The Lady Rams continued to create opportunities but the ball would not fall, however there was no sign of panic as they used a solid defensive effort and made the most of 10 trips to the foul line in the span to build an 11-2 lead over Broadalbin-Perth.

Amsterdam stepped it up in the final two minutes, outscoring B-P 10-1 to build a 21-3 lead before pulling away for the 75-35 Foothills Council South victory.

“Our defense holds us in there until we can start knocking down some shots,” Amsterdam coach Eric Duemler said. “We’ve got a lot of kids that can score if we just relax and focus. “Sometimes, it’s just rushing. You have just got to keep working at it and focus. We missed a lot of layups, but the good news is we were offensive rebounding.”

After Amsterdam (2-0 overall, 2-0 Foothills) shook off the slow start, they continued the run from late in the opening quarter into the second period and had the 21-1 run over a span of six minutes broke by Broadalbin-Perth’s Nyah Thompson’s 3-point goal with four minutes left in the opening half to put the score at 32-6.

Thompson added another 3-pointer and a basket to go with baskets from Makenzie Smith and Adrienne Morreale but the Lady Patriots were on the short end of the 45-16 halftime score.

Broadalbin-Perth opened the second half with a 6-0 run with eighth-grader Emma Goebel accounting for four of the points, while Caroline Iannotti added a basket.

The Lady Rams snapped the run with another May 3-pointer before Duemler called a time out to get his team refocused.

They responded by scoring four unanswered points off turnovers to take the lead up to 52-22.

With the game well in-hand, Duemler put different combinations on the floor, including one without a player over 5-8.

“That is what happens when we go first-team, second team,” he said. “We have to mix them. Our first team is long and then number 7 8, 9 and 10 are all between 4-foot-11 and 5-foot-3. They are scrappy and tough and they are fearless but . . .”

Giuliana Pritchard finished with 15 points, four rebounds and four steals for Amsterdam, while Jackie Stanavich had 12 points and nine rebounds and Elena Fedullo added 11 points and seven rebounds. May finished with nine points, all from 3-point range, and Taylor Flint chipped in with seven as all 10 roster players for Amsterdam put points in the book.

Thompson paced Broadalbin-Perth (0-2 overall, 0-2 Foothills) with 13 points, while Goebel and Adrienne Morreale had six points apiece.

“Turnovers and rebounds, they hurt us,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Tucker Gifford said. “We are a work in progress. We’ve got a positive attitude and are in for the long haul. This is not going to be a quick fix. We’re trying to change the program and trying to change the culture. Amsterdam’s good, they’re top of the league, and we’re not on that level, yet, but we’re going keep working.”

Amsterdam 75, Broadalbin-Perth 35

Broadalbin-Perth 3 13 10 9 — 35

Amsterdam 21 24 14 16 — 75

Broadalbin-Perth

Goebel 1-4-6, DiCaterino 0-1-1, Iannotti 2-0-4, Cocuera 1-0-2, Tirado 0-1-1, Morreale 2-1-5, Thompson 5-0-13, Smith 2-0-4. Totals: 13-7-36.

Amsterdam

Carmona 1-0-3, Lopez 1-0-3, Flint 3-1-7, Stanavich 3-6-12, Liverio 1-3-5, May 3-0-9, DeRosa 1-3-5, Pritchard 3-9-15, Beekman 2-1-5, Fedullo 3-5-11. Totals: 21-28-75

3-point goals: Broadalbin-Perth 3 (Thompson 3); Amsterdam 5 (May 3, Lopez, Carmona).

Glens Falls 58, Gloversville 47

GLENS FALLS — Sovereign Strickland and Cambry Schliff combined for 15 of Glens Falls’ 17 first-quarter points to put Gloversville in a hole it could not dig itself out of as the Lady Indians improved to 2-0 on the season.

Kendra Lavery connected for 14 of the Lady Dragons’ 20 first-half points en route to her team-high 18 points. Harmony Philo recovered from being held to two first-half points to deliver 15 in the second half and finish with 17 points on the night. Kerri Hauser and Alex Benfatti closed out the Gloversville (0-2 overall, 0-2 Foothills) with six points apiece.

Strickland finished with a game-high 22 points and six assists, while Taylor Scarincio had 14 points and nine rebounds and Schliff added 10 points.

Glens Falls 58, Gloversville 47

Gloversville 8 12 12 15 — 47

Glens Falls 17 13 15 13 — 58

Gloversville

Hauser 3-0-6, Philo 7-0-17, Lavery 9-0-18, Benfatti 2-1-6. Totals: 21-1-47.

Glens Falls

Cutter 2-2-8, Williams 2-0-4, Scarincio 6-2-14, Strickland 9-3-22, Schliff 5-0-10. Totals: 24-7-58.

3-point goals: Gloversville 4 (Philo 3, Benfatti); Glens Falls 3 (Cutter 2, Strickland).

South Glens Falls 54, Johnstown 41

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Mackenzie Collier scored 25 points and pulled down seven rebounds to lead South High to the Foothills Council victory over Johnstown.

Abby VandeWalker led the Lady Bills (0-2) with 11 points, while jess VanNostrand added eight and Kanako Sasaki shipped in with seven points.

Celyna Shaw added 10 rebounds and four points for the Bulldogs.

South Glens Falls 54, Johnstown 41

Johnstown 11 5 9 16 — 41

South Glens Falls 12 20 12 10 — 54

Johnstown

Sasaki 3-1-7, Pratt 0-2-2, VanNostrand 2-3-8, Mraz 1-0-3, VandeWalker 5-0-11, Lee 3-4-10. Totals: 14-10-41.

South Glens Falls

Breen 3-2-9, Buser 1-0-3, Collier 9-7-25, Lanfear 0-1-1, Palmer 1-0-2, Fennelly 1-2-4, Bovair 2-2-6, Shaw 1-2-4. Totals: 18-16-54.

3-point goals: Johnstown 3 (VanNostrand, Mraz, VandeWalker); South Glens Falls 2 (Breen, Buser).

Scotia-Glenville 60, Queensbury 45

SCOTIA — Jazmyne Corker led all scorers with 20 points as the Lady Tartans improved to 2-0 overall and in the Foothills Council.

Mikayla Mitchell finished with 13 points and Rhaymi Porter chipped in with 10 for Scotia-Glenville.

Hope Sullivan led Queensbury (1-1, 1-1) with 16 points, while Hailey Ballard had 10 and Abby Doin chipped in with 10.

Scotia-Glenville 60, Queensbury 45

Queensbury 11 15 11 8 — 45

Scotia-Glenville 17 16 20 7 — 60

Queensbury

O’Connor 2-3-7, Ballard 5-0-10, Nassivera 1-0-2, Doin 4-1-10, Sullivan 6-3-16. Totals: 17-6-45.

Scotia-Glenville

Mitchell 4-4-13, Corker 9-2-20, Geniti 1-4-6, Palleschi 2-0-4, Winney 1-3-5, Wilson 1-0-2, Porter 3-4-10. Totals: 21-17-60.

3-point goals: Queensbury 2 (Doin, Sullivan); Scotia-Glenville 1 (Mitchell).

Hudson Falls 68, Schuylerville 40

HUDSON FALLS — Naesha Kelley connected for 27 points and Brinley Inglee hit five 3-pointers en route to a 19-point performance to lead the Lady Tigers to victory over Schuylerville.

Hudson Falls finished with 12 3-pointers on the night.

Schuylerville was paced by Emily Vallee’s 23-point effort.

Hudson Falls 68, Schuylerville 40

Schuylerville 10 8 9 13 — 40

Hudson Falls 21 20 13 14 — 68

Schuylerville

Vallee 9-2-23, Headen 1-0-2, Patrick 2-0-4, Hough 0-1-1, Darrah 3-1-7, Signon 0-1-1, Kelleher 1-0-2. Totals: 16-5-40.

Hudson Falls

Phillips 3-0-9, McCarthy 2-0-6, Kelley 11-4-27, Kitchner 2-0-5, Inglee 7-0-19, Hogan 1-0-2. Totals: 26-4-68.

3-point goals: Schuylerville 3 (Vallee 3); Hudson Falls 12 (Inglee 5, Phillips 3, McCarthy 2, Kelley, Kitchner).

WAC

Duanesburg 53, Canajoharie 39

DUANESBURG — Maddie Meyers led all scorers with 18 points as the Eagles soared past Canajoharie.

Madison Stealey and Emily Lenehan added 10 points apiece to the Duanesburg scoring.

Mackenzie Bowerman led the Lady Cougars with 11 points, while Taya Yacobucci finished with 11 points.

Duanesburg 53, Canajoharie 39

Canajoharie 8 9 5 17 — 39

Duanesburg 12 20 15 6 — 53

Canajoharie

Bowerman 5-2-12, Yacobucci 4-2-11, Kemp 0-1-1, Hartlieb 1-1-3, Oray 0-2-2, Koelbl 3-0-6, Robello 1-0-2, Rickard 0-2-2. Totals: 14-10-39.

Duanesburg

Stealey 4-2-10, Lenehan 4-2-10, M. Meyer 8-1-18, Hamel 1-0-2, Smith 4-0-8, Hoffmann 2-0-4, T. Meyer 0-1-1. Totals: 23-6-53.

3-point goals: Canajoharie 1 (Yacobucci); Duanesburg 1 (M. Meyer).

Non-league

Sharon Springs 32, Wells 31, OT

SHARON SPRINGS — Kelsey Smith scored a late basket to lift Sharon Springs to a non-league victory over Wells.

Miranda Mabie forced overtime for the Spartans, scoring late in regulation to tie the game at 27-27.

Mabie finished with nine points to lead Sharon Springs (1-2 overall), while Abby Reynolds finished with eight points.

Sierra Mauro scored a game-high 25 points to lead Wells (0-2 overall), which is scheduled to host Schroon Lake on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

Sharon Springs 32, Wells 31, OT

Wells 6 4 10 7 4 — 31

Sharon Springs 4 9 8 6 5 — 32

Wells

Mauro 11-2-25, Robinson 1-0-2, Brown 1-0-2, Scribner 1-0-2. Totals 14-2-31.

Sharon Springs

Seegers 2-0-5, Rorick 1-1-3, Kennedy 0-1-1, Reynolds 3-0-8, Smith 1-4-6, Mabie 4-0-9.

3-point goals: Wells 1 (Mauro); Sharon Springs 3 (Reynolds 2, Seegers).

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