Gloversville hits 14 3-pointers in victory over Voorheesville

Voorheesville's Jack Murray (33) challenges Gloversville's Esean Brown (3) as he puts up a shot during an opening round game of the Coach K Festival Thursday at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Voorheesville's Jack Murray (33) challenges Gloversville's Esean Brown (3) as he puts up a shot during an opening round game of the Coach K Festival Thursday at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

GLOVERSVILLE — A nine day layoff did little to slow down the Gloversville boys basketball team.

Playing for the first time since their 92-67 Foothills Council victory over South Glens Falls on Dec. 19, the Dragons opened the Coach K Festival with a 68-54 victory over Voorheesville Thursday night at Gloversville High School.

Gloversville’s Dante Bouchard and Voorheesville’s Joey Saia exchanged 3-pointers at the start of the game before Julien Deumaga hit a 3-pointer to give Gloversville a 6-3 advantage.

Frank Tedesco and Saia hit back-to-back baskets for the Blackbirds to give them a 7-6 lead.

It would be the only time Voorheesville would lead in the game as Bouchard converted on a pair of free throws to put the Dragons back on tip 8-7. Joey Rowback went on a run, scoring the next nine points for Gloversville before Bouchard hit consecutive 3s to cap off a 17-3 run by the Dragons to close out the opening quarter with a 23-10 advantage.

Gloversville continued its run early in the second period with Deumaga and Bubby Royal putting points on the board before Saia hit a 3-pointer for Voorheesville to put the score at 28-13 midway through the quarter.

The Dragons maintained their advantage through the final minutes of the half to take a 38-22 lead into the locker room at the break.

The Blackbirds cut into Gloversville’s lead early in the third quarter with a 12-3 run, trimming the Dragons lead to seven, 41-34 before Gloversville coach Aric Kucel called a time out to settle his team down.

Deumaga produced a big offensive surge with a trio of 3-pointers including a four-point play in a 16-0 run as the Dragons defense adjusted to shut down to Blackbirds point production.

“That was a huge response by Jules,” Kucel said. “We just adjusted to what they were doing offensively, which was pounding it inside. We needed to sag in a little bit more and make it tougher for them to get inside and put some bodies on them. It was a great response from the kids.”

Voorheesville battled back to outscore Ggloversville 20 11 in the final eight minutes but could not recover from the third-quarter Gloversville run and came up on the short end of the 68-54 final score.

Saia paced the Blackbirds with his 21 points, while PJ Parker added 11 points and eight rebounds.

Gloversville backed up its 16 3-pointer performance against South High with 14 3-pointers Thursday.

Bouchard led the Dragons with seven 3-pointers in his game-high 28-point performance, while Deumaga had six 3-pointers, five rebounds and two assists in his 21-point effort. Rowback pulled down seven rebounds to go with 15 points and a blocked shot, while Esean Brown had five assists to go with two points.

“We know who we are and we are a smaller team,” Kucel said. “We have the ability to shoot it and create things even though we can’t pound it inside like some other teams.”

Voorheesville will return to the floor at 6 p.m. today against Ryan Pettit-coached Columbia Prep of New York City at Gloversville High School.

Gloversville and Columbia Prep are scheduled to close out the Coach K Festival with their game at 6 p.m. Saturday night at GHS.

Gloversville 68, Voorheesville 54

Voorheesville 10 12 12 20 — 54

Gloversville 23 15 19 11 — 68

Voorheesville

Saia 9-0-21, P.J. Parker 5-1-11, Tedesco 1-0-2, Owens 2-0-4, Patterson 1-0-2, Powell 2-0-4, Wallace 2-0-4, Kaffka 1-0-3, Murray 0-2-2, Ensslin 0-1-1. Totals: 23-4-54.

Gloversville

Bouchard 8-5-28, Brown 1-0-2, Deumaga 6-3-21, Royal 1-0-2, Rowback 7-0-15. Totals: 23-8-68.

3-point goals: Voorheesville 4 (Joey Saia 3, Chuck Kaffka); Gloversville 14 (Dante Bouchard 7, Deumaga 6, Joey Rowback).

Andy Palmer Christmas Tournament

CANAJOHARIE — Jackson Vanderwerken, Mitchell Barton and Shane Helmstadt combined for 53 points to lead Schoharie to victory over host Canajoharie in the championship game of the annual Andy Palmer Christmas Tournament Thursday at Canajoharie High School.

Vanderwerken hit five 3-pointers in his game-high 23-point performance, while Barton had four 3s in his 18-point effort and Helmstadt chipped in with 12 points.

Luke VanSlyke finished with 18 points for the Cougars to bring his total to 42 points in the tournament. Nick Shariff finished the night with 13 points to take his tournament total to 32.

In the consolation game, Mack failing delivered a 17-point performance to lead Little Falls past Frankfort-Schuyler, 62-48.

DeVan Leon led Frankfort-Schuyler with nine points.

Championship game

Schoharie 86, Canajoharie 49

Schoharie 16 25 24 21 — 86

Canajoharie 12 12 10 15 — 49

Schoharie

Scheven 1-0-3, Vanderwerken 8-2-23, Helmstadt 4-4-12, Simmons 1-0-2, Williams 4-1-9, Teeter 3-0-6, Jankowski 3-0-6, Alescio 3-0-7, Barton 5-4-18. Totals: 32-11-86.

Canajoharie

Shariff 5-0-13, Collins 2-0-6, Yacobucci 2-0-4, Logan 1-1-3, VanSlyke 6-6-18, Hohensheldt 2-0-4, Wolfkiel 0-1-1. Totals: 18-8-49.

3-point goals: Schoharie 11 (Jackson Vanderwerken 5, Mitchell Barton 4, Steve Alecio, Josh Scheven); Canajoharie 5 (Nick Shariff 3, Griffin Collins 2).

Consolation game

Little Falls 62, Frankfort-Schuyler 48

Little Falls 17 18 15 12 — 62

Frankfort-Schuyler 12 16 7 13 — 48

Little Falls

Feane 3-1-9, Barnett 4-0-9, Trumball 2-2-7, Failing 6-4-17, Tooley 3-0-7, Schoff 2-0-4, Califrancesco 3-1-7, Reardon 1-0-2. Totals: 24-8-62.

Frankfort-Schuyler

Leon 2-5-9, Graziadi 2-1-7, Haddad 3-0-7, Barton 3-0-7, Yelle 3-1-8, Salamone 3-0-6, Wheat 2-0-4. Totals: 18- 7-48.

3-point goals: Little Falls 6 (Ryan Feane 2, Cal Barnett, Mason Trumball, Mack Failing, Parker Tooley); Frankfort-Schuyler 5 (Josh Graziadei 2, Adam Haddad, Matt Barton, Jason Yelle).

Woodward Memorial Tournament

NORTHVILLE –The Northville Falcons and Galway Eagles battled their way into Friday’s championship game of the Woodward Memorial Tournament.

Galway turned back Dolgeville 66-45 to earn its title shot, while the host Falcons defeated Wells 70-63.

Thor White led Galway with his 17-point effort, while Erik Matthews added 12 points.

Zach Smith finished with 13 points, including three 3-pointers for the Blue Devils, while Brendan Fahd hit three 3s for nine points.

Northville and Wells both finished with four players in double-digits.

Justin Foster hit five 3-pointers for Wells in his game-high 25-point performance, while Tre Zimmerman and Shane Kennedy both connected for 11 points and Ryan Bolebruch finished with 10 for the Indians.

Lucas Jetty led Northville with 19 points, while T.J. Wadsworth and Andy Klingbeil scored 16-points apiece and Michael Kalkbrenner finished with night with 12 points.

Wells and Dolgeville will play the consolation game starting at 6 p.m. tonight at Northville High School, while Galway and Northville will square off for the tournament championship at 7:30 p.m.

Galway 66, Dolgeville 45

Galway 22 22 11 11 — 66

Dolgeville 6 6 13 20 — 45

Galway

White 7-2-17, Restivo 4-0-8, Williams 4-0-8, Sowle 4-0-8, Matthews 4-2-12, Lovelass 1-2-4, Malanoski 2-0-6, Hines 1-0-2, Heigel 0-1-1. Totals: 27-7-66.

Dolgeville

Smith 4-2-13, Link 1-0-2, Carpenter 0-2-2, Vogt 3-0-6, Fahd 3-0-9, Green 2-2-6, Miller 2-0-4, Hogan 1-0-3. Totals: 16-6-45.

3-point goals: Galway 5 (Erik Matthews 2, Eric Malanoski 2, Thor White); Dolgeville 7 (Zach Smith 3, Brendan Fahd 3, Brett Hogan).

Northville 70, Wells 63

Wells 20 12 9 22 — 63

Northville 25 11 7 27 — 70

Wells

Foster 10-0-25, Stuart 2-2-6, Zimmerman 5-1-11, Bolebruch 5-0-10, Kennedy 4-3-11. Totals: 26-6-63.

Northville

Kalkbrenner 4-4-12, Reidell 2-3-7, Jetty 9-0-19, Wadsworth 6-0-16, Klingbeil 6-3-16. Totals: 27-10-70.

3-point goals: Wells 5 (Justin Foster 5); Northville 6 (T.J. Wadsworth 4, Lucas Jetty, Andy Klingbeil).

West Canada Valley Tournament

WEST CANADA VALLEY — The Fort Plain Hilltoppers shook off a 56-41 loss to West Canada Valley on Wednesday to defeat Sauquoit Valley 50-43 in the consolation game of the West Canada Valley Tournament.

Jaxson Yacowenia led the Hilltoppers to victory with his 22-point performance, while Jacob Hisert chipped in with 15 points. Yacowenia finished with 42 points in the two-day tournament.

Mike Makuzak and Gavin Weaver paced Sauquoit Valley with 14 points apiece.

Consolation game

Fort Plain 50, Sauquoit Valley 43

Sauquoit Valley 4 18 11 10 — 43

Fort Plain 13 4 18 15 — 50

Sauquoit Valley

Freeman 1-0-3, Jones 1-0-3, Makuzak 6-2-14, Mandia 3-0-6, McCown 1-1-3, Weaver 6-1-14. Totals: 18-4-43.

Fort Plain

Handy 1-0-2, Hisert 6-2-15, Kilmartin 1-0-2, Nare 1-1-3, Thibadeau 2-0-4, Vasquez 1-0-2, Yacowenia 7-6-22. Totals: 19-9-50.

3-point goals: Sauquoit Valley 3 (Mark Freeman, Trevor Jones, Gavin Weaver); Fort Plain 3 (Jaxson Yacowenia 2, Jacob Hisert).

Opening round

West Canada Valley 56, Fort Plain 41

Fort Plain 2 9 10 20 — 41

West Canada Valley 21 5 16 14 — 56

Fort Plain

Hisert 8, Yacowenia 20, Nare 1, Norton 1, Spaulding 2, Vasquez 2, Kilmartin 1, Logan 2, Hall 4,

West Canada Valley

J. Smith 13, C. Smith 4, Tobin 9, Morreale 3, Beam 6, Collard 6, Franklin 1, Ward 5, Schloop 7.

Stillwater Tournament

Stillwater 47,

Fonda-Fultonville 39

Mechanicville 66, Mayfield 41

STILLWATER — Fonda-Fultonville and Mayfield both came up on the short end of the scores in the second round of the Stillwater Tournament.

Host Stillwater slipped past Fonda-Fultonville 47-39 Thursday, while Mechanicville defeated Mayfield 66-41.

Terrance Pierce hit a team-high 15 points with five 3-pointers for Fonda-Fultonville.

Scott Travis paced Stillwater with 23 points.

Trevon Gifford led Mayfield with his 18-point performance, while Garrett Delaney finished with eight points to take his two-game total to 34 points.

Nick Billert led Mechanicville with 22 points.

Stillwater 47, Fonda-Fultonville 39

Fonda-Fultonville 15 5 14 5 — 39

Stillwater 14 14 11 8 — 47

Fonda-Fultonville

Couture 3-2-8, DiCaprio 2-0-4, Ganale 2-0-5, Hamlen 1-0-2, Mancini 2-0-5, Pierce 5-0-15. Totals: 15-2-39.

Stillwater

Galarneau 1-0-2, NcNeil 4-3-11, Mincher 1-0-2, Monast 3-0-8, Seymour 0-1-1, Travis 9-2-23. Totals: 18-6-47.

3-point goals: Fonda-Fultonville 7 (Terrance Pierce 5, John Mancini, Angelo Ganale); Stillwater 5 (Scott Travis 3, Cooper Monast 2).

Mechanicville 66, Mayfield 41

Mayfield 16 10 10 — 41

Mechanicville 19 15 15 17 — 66

Mayfield

Delaney 3-0-8, Dingman 1-0-3, Gates 0-2-2, Gifford 7-3-18, Goodemote 1-0-2, Leach 2-0-6, Yuret 1-0-2. Totals: 15-5-41.

Mechanicville

Billert 10-2-22, D. D’Ambro 1-0-2, L. D’Ambro 1-0-2, Enzien 1-0-2, Joe Germaine 1-0-2, Josh Germaine 4-0-11, Malone 1-0-3, McCann 3-3-10, Phelan 1-0-2, Sullivan 5-0-10. Totals: 28-5-66.

3-point goals: Mayfield 6 (Garrett Delaney 2, Daniel Leach 2, Kyle Dingman, Trevor Gifford); Mechanicville 5 (Josh Germaine 3, Cullen Malone, Kendrick McCann).

Coach Cutspec Classic

OESJ 66, Hawthorne Valley 50

ST. JOHNSVILLE –Elias Sanchez and Devyn Jones connected for 24 points apiece to lead Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to a 66-50 victory over Hawthorne Valley in the opening game of the Coach Cutspec Classic at Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville High School.

Jones hit six 3-pointers for the Wolfpack in his 24-point game, while Tyler Leon finished with a double-double of 11 points and 112 rebounds and Jack Brundage chipped in with 11 assists and six points.

Chris Davis led Hawthorne Valley with 19 points, including four 3-pointers, while Jonus Davis finished with 11 points.

OESJ will return to the court at 6:30 p.m. tonight to play Duanesburg in their second game of the classic.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 66, Hawthorne Valley 50

Hawthorne Valley 11 16 11 12 — 50

OESJ 29 8 18 11 — 66

Hawthorne Valley

C. Davis 6-3-19, Disbrow 3-0-6, J. Davis 4-1-11, Shafer 2-0-4, Lopez 3-0-8, Herth 1-0-2. Totals: 19-4-50.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville

Brundage 3-0-6, Sanchez 11-2-24, Jones 9-0-24, Meyers 0-1-1, Leon 5-1-11. Totals: 28-4-66.

3-point goals: Hawthorne Valley 8 (Chris Davis 4, Jonus Davis , Lopez 2); Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 6 (Devyn Jones 6).

Mekeel Christmas Tournament

SCOTIA — Troy Monroe hit a 3-pointer with three seconds left in the game to cap off a 27-point fourth-quarter and power Broadalbin-Perth past Hudson 72-69 and into the championship game of the Mekeel Christian Christmas Tournament.

The Patriots will take on host Mekeel Christian Academy in the title game tonight.

The Lions advanced to the title game with a 92-45 victory over Cohoes.

Lucas Coon led Broadalbin-Perth with his game-high 32 points, while Monroe finished with 18 and Dante Calderone added 15 points to the Patriots win.

Jordan Howard led Hudson with 13 points, while Willie Jones finished with 12 for the Blue Hawks.

Broadalbin-Perth 72, Hudson 69

Broadalbin-Perth 13 15 17 27 — 72

Hudson 16 16 18 19 — 69

Broadalbin-Perth

Coon 10-9-32, Monroe 7-1-18, Munn 1-2-5, Calderone 4-7-15, Palmer 1-0-2. Totals: 23-19-72.

Hudson

Jones 6-0-12, Franklin 4-0-11, Ramiles 4-0-9, Fernandez 5-0-11, Sweet 2-1-5, Wilburn 3-1-7, Howard 4-3-13, Goldstein 0-1-1. Totals: 28-6-69

3-point goals: Broadalbin-Perth 7 (Lucas Coon 3, Troy Monroe 3, Bobby Munn); Hudson 7 (Nytrell Franklin 3, Jordan Howard 2, Jeremy Ramiles, Lavon Fernandez).

Mekeel Christian Academy 92, Cohoes 45

Cohoes 12 11 11 11 — 45

Mekeel Christian Academy 28 27 18 19 — 92

Cohoes

Cyrus 1-0-2, Daniels 3-1-9, Milligan 2-0-5, Powers 3-0-8, Smith 2-0-5, Snyder 4-0-12, Vertefeville 2-0-4. Totals: 17-1-45.

Mekeel Christian Academy

Aglo 7-0-14, Barnhill 2-0-4, Holder 9-0-23, Jackson 7-0-17, McCarty 2-2-6, Cam Stewart 2-0-5, Carter Stewart 6-1-18, Winfield 2-1-5. Totals: 37-4-92.

3-point goals: Cohoes 10 (Snyder 4, Daniels 2, Powers 2, Milligan, Smith); Mekeel Christian Academy 14 (Deonte Holder 5, Carter Stewart 5, Jordan Jackson 3, Cameron Stewart).

CBA Christmas Tournament

CBA 71, Amsterdam 65

ALBANY — The Rams got a 27-point performance from Willie Brown but it was not enough to get past CBA as the Brothers took home the title from their Alumni Christmas Tournament, 71-65.

Jordan King led CBA with 21 points, while Pryce Wasula added 20 points.

Louis Fedullo finished with 16 points for Amsterdam, while Ozzy DeJesus chipped in with 13 points.

CBA Alumni Christmas Tournament

Championship game

CBA 71, Amsterdam 65

Amsterdam 14 20 14 17 — 65

CBA 15 21 15 20 — 71

Amsterdam

Brown 10-3-27, Colon 2-3-7, Fedullo 4-8-16, DeJesus 5-2-13, Perez 1-0-2. Totals: 22-16-65.

Christian Brothers Academy

King 7-4-21, O’Toole 6-2-14, Caulfield 4-0-8, Wasula 7-4-20, Signor 2-4-8. Totals: 26-14-71.

3-point goals: Amsterdam 5 (Willie Brown 4, Ozzy DeJesus), CBA (Jordan King 3, Pryce Wasula 2).

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