Philo powers Gloversville past Glens Falls

Gloversville's Kendra Lavery (23) draws a foul as she drives between Glens Falls' Anna Bayle (11) and Mattie Benway during Foothills Council action Monday at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

GLOVERSVILLE — Last season, it took the Gloversville girls basketball team until the fifth game of the season to post its first win.

The Lady Dragons are ahead of the game, as they rebounded from a season-opening loss to Amsterdam with an impressive 71-55 victory over Glens Falls in Foothills Council action Monday night at Gloversville High School.

“That certainly helps us with our momentum and is something we can feel positive about going into a tough game [at Scotia-Glenville] on Thursday,” Gloversville coach Molly D’Arcy said. “To get that win under our belt is really a nice way to get ready for Thursday’s game.

Gloversville (1-1 overall, 1-1 Foothills) got 38 points from Harmony Philo in the victory, while Kendra Lavery finished with 17 points and nine rebounds.

The Lady Dragons were off an running from the opening tip as Lavery scored off an assist from Philo just 10 seconds into the game. The Indians answered with a put-back by Anna Bayle. Philo connected on the first of her eight 3-pointers in the game to put Gloversville back on top and Alecea Jones drove for a lay up to give Gloversville a 7-2 edge.

Glens Falls' Anna Bayle (11), Haylee Girard, left, and Mattie Benway collapse around Gloversville's Harmony Philo (10) as she drives to the hoop during Foothills Council action Monday night at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Glens Falls came back to tie the game at 10 with just under three minutes left in the opening quarter, however the Lady Dragons responded with a 9-0 run to close out the quarter and grab a 19-10 lead at the end of the quarter.

Gloversville stretched its lead to 34-15 with a 15-5 run spearheaded by 13 points from Philo, including three 3-pointers, and carried a 36-22 lead into the locker room at the break.

“Harmony went off. It was nice to see her get those opportunities,” Coach D’Arcy said. “I just think that everybody did very well supporting her.”

Philo continued her hot shooting in the third quarter, getting 9 of her 11 points in the quarter from behind the 3-point arc to help give the Lady Dragons a 54-33 advantage heading into the final stanza.

Gloversville spread the scoring out in the final period, getting points from five different players to lock up the 71-55 Foothills Council victory.

Glens Falls' Felicity Williams (13) challenges Gloversville's Harmony Philo (10) as she drives to the hoop for two of her game-high 38 points during Foothills Council action Monday at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

“I think we were able to utilize more people today [than against Amsterdam],” coach D’Arcy said. “Some of our younger players are getting more confident. Being able to utilize them in game situations is going to be very important for us this season by just being more aware and athletic up and down the court.”

Philo finished the night with 38 points and eight 3-pointers, while Lavery finished with 17 points and Daley Jo Christman added seven points. Alecea Jones chipped in with four points, while Madde Jones had three and Taylor Mee added two points for Gloversville.

Coach D’Arcy was also pleased with the improvement by her team in staying out of foul trouble, a situation that hurt the Lady Dragons in their season-opener.

“That was definitely one of the goals for this game because it definitely got us in a tough spot the last game,” she said.

Glens Falls (1-1 Foothills) was paced by Lexi Cutter’s five 3-point goal, 17-point effort, while Bayle finished with 14 points and Felicity Williams finished with 12.

Glens Falls' Felicity Williams (13), Sovereign Strickland and Lexi Cutter triple team Gloversville's Harmony Philo (10) as she drives toward the hoop during Foothills Council action Monday at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Gloversville will take to the road to face Scotia-Glenville on Thursday, while Glens Falls will travel to play Hudson Falls.

“The second time around we will definitely need to be prepared, especially in our zone,” Coach D’Arcy said about facing Glens Falls later in the season. “I don’t think we did a great job getting out on their shooters. We have things to work on but we got the win and that is important.”

Gloversville 71, Glens Falls 55

Glens Falls 10 12 11 22 — 55

Gloversville 19 17 18 17 — 71

Glens Falls

A. Williams 0-2-2, Cutter 5-2-17, Benway 2-0-4, Bayle 7-0-14, F. Williams 4-3-12, Strickland 2-1-6. Totals: 20-8-55.

Gloversville

Christman 2-3-7, A. Jones 2-0-4, M. Jones 1-0-3, Philo 14-2-38, Mee 1-0-2, Lavery 6-5-17. Totals: 26-10-71.

3-point goals: Glens Falls 7 (Lexi Cutter 5, Felicity Williams, Sovereign Strickland); Gloversville 9 (Harmony Philo 8, Madde Jones).

Amsterdam 50, Broadalbin-Perth 23

AMSTERDAM — The Lady Rams got 15 points from Antonia May and 13 points from Jackie Stanavich to improve to 2-0 on the season with the win over Broadalbin-Perth.

The Amsterdam defense kept the Lady Patriots out of sync, forcing 38 turnovers in the game.

Freshman Makenzie Smith led Broadalbin-Perth (0-2, 0-2) with 10 points.

Both teams will be back in action Thursday night, with Broadalbin-Perth will return to the court Thursday with a home game against South Glens Falls, while Amsterdam will host Johnstown Thursday.

Amsterdam 50, Broadalbin-Perth 23

Broadalbin-Perth 5 7 4 7 — 23

Amsterdam 8 12 11 19 — 50

Broadalbin-Perth

Goebel 0-4-4, Iannotti 1-0-3, Stigberg 1-0-2, McDonald 1-0-2, Bollert 1-0-2, Smith 3-4-10. Totals: 7-8-23.

Amsterdam

Beekman 4-0-9, Stanavich 5-3-13, Gannon 2-0-4, S. Hoefs 1-0-3, K. Hoefs 0-1-1, May 3-7-15, Fedullo 2-1-5. Totals: 18-12-50.

3-point goals: Broadalbin-Perth 1 (Caroline Iannotti); Amsterdam 4 (Antonia May 2, Syd Hoefs, Charli Beekman).

Queensbury 65, Scotia-Glenville 49

QUEENSBURY — The Lady Spartans broke out to a 22-9 first-quarter lead and never looked back as they turned back Scotia-Glenville in Foothills Council action Thursday at Queensbury High School.

Hope Sullivan led Queensbury (2-0 Foothills) with 21 points and Hailey Ballard finished with 15 points.

Olivia Geniti paced Scotia-Glenville (1-1 Foothills) with 17 points and Ashlyn O’Neil added 13 points. Both Geniti and O’Neil had two 3-pointers in the game.

Queensbury 65, Scotia-Glenville 49

Scotia-Glenville 9 17 12 11 — 49

Queensbury 22 19 13 11 — 65

Scotia-Glenville

Geniti 6-3-17, Nichter 3-0-6, O’Neil 4-3-13, Paszkiewicz 1-1-3, Wilson 0-2-2, Winney 3-2-8. Totals: 17-11-49.

Queensbury

Ballard 7-1-15, Doin 1-0-2, F. Hunt 2-2-6, K. Hunt 3-0-6, Murray 3-0-6, O’Connor 3-2-9, Sullivan 7-5-21. Totals: 26-10-65.

3-point goals: Scotia-Glenville 4 (Olivia Geniti 2, Ashlyn O’Neil 2); Queensbury 3 (Hope Sullivan 2, Meghan O’Connor).

Hudson Falls 66, Schuylerville 43

SCHUYLERVILLE — Brinley Inglee connected for five 3-pointers in her 29-point performance to lead Hudson Falls to its first win of the season Monday night at Schuylerville High School.

Madison Phillips added 10 points to the Tigers’ victory.

Maggie McShane hit three 3-pointers in her 16-point effort for the Black Horses (0-2)

Hudson Falls 66, Schuylerville 43

Hudson Falls 19 17 13 17 — 66

Schuylerville 9 10 20 13 — 43

Hudson Falls

Phillips 5-0-10, Horrigan 1-2-4, Osterhault 2-0-4, Inglee 9-6-29, Vorney 3-0-7, Hogan 1-2-4, Davis 3-0-6, Casey 1-0-2. Totals: 25-10-66.

Schuylerville

Vautrin 2-1-5, Barton 1-0-2, Phillips 1-0-2, Headen 2-0-4, Haviland 2-1-5, McShane 5-3-16, Vianese 1-2-4, Baldwin 2-1-5. Totals: 16-8-43.

3-point goals: Hudson Falls 6 (Brinley Inglee 5, Mikayla Vorney); Schuylerville 3 (Maggie McShane 3).

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