Girls Basketball Roundup: Lady Dragons get past South Glens Falls

South Glens Falls' Maddy Ruby (34) looks on as Gloversville's Kendra Lavery (23) and South High's Jordan Palmer battle for a rebound during Foothills Council action Monday night at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

GLOVERSVILLE — After a 0-4 start to the season, the Gloversville girls basketball team has put together back-to-back victories.

Starting the game off pressing the South Glens Falls ball handlers, the Lady Dragons quickly built momentum and energy as they went on a 15-0 game-opening run.

The run gave Gloversville the cushion it needed as they defeated the Bulldogs 63-46 in Foothills Council action Monday night at Gloversville High School.

“That has been different from the last couple of games we have had and I think they had energy before the game started so it was good to see hem bring it to the court,” Gloversville coach Molly D’Arcy said. “We had a great first quarter. We just have to find a way to maintain it for the full 32 minutes and stay mentally and physically focused.”

Harmony Philo led the early charge putting in 11 of her team-high 22 points in the opening eight minutes as the Lady Dragons burst out to an 18-7 lead by the end of the quarter.

Kerri Hauser picked up the bulk of the scoring in the second quarter for Gloversville, hitting five of the teams nine second-quarter points, but also picked up her third personal foul late in the quarter.

The Bulldogs used their outside shooting abilities to keep pace with the Lady Dragons in the period with Hannah Breen, Ally Buser and Mackenzie Collier all hitting from behind the arc to account for South High’s nine points in the quarter.

Collier had the hot hand for South High in the third quarter, putting in 10 of the Bulldogs’ 12 points in the quarter, while Gloversville got four points from Kendra Lavery, a basket from Gabby Brown, a free-throw from Gabby Langley and a 3-pointer from Philo to take an 11-point lead, 39-28, into the fourth quarter.

The teams exchanged baskets early in the final stanza before Philo answered a 3-pointer by Breen with her third trey of the game to start a 14-2 run over two-and-a-half minutes to lock up the 63-46 victory.

Collier led South Glens Falls with her game-high 24 points, while Breen connected for three 3-pointers in her nine-point effort.

Philo led a trio of Gloversville players in double figures with 22 points, while Lavery and Hauser finished with 10 points apiece.

“Things are starting to gel,” D’Arcy said. “Right off the bat those teams were tough competition and we knew these were the things we needed to focus on. Hopefully we will keep moving in the right direction.”

Gloversville (2-4 overall, 2-4 Foothills) will host inter-city rival Johnstown (1-5 overall, 1-5 Foothills) Thursday night at Gloversville High School. The Lady Bills are coming into the game off a 50-47 loss to Schuylerville Monday night.

“I know I girls get really excited for that game,” Coach d’Arcy said. “It is nice to have the two wins and a little bit of a positive momentum going into Thursday and against the great competition at the College Showcase [at Amsterdam High School] over the break.”

Gloversville 63, South Glens Falls 46

South Glens Falls 7 9 12 18 — 46

Gloversville 18 9 13 23 — 63

South Glens Falls

Breen 3-0-9, Buser 1-0-3, Collier 10-3-24, Palmer 0-2-2, Bovair 1-2-4, Ruby 1-0-2, Shaw 1-0-4. Totals: 17-746.

Gloversville

Christman 1-0-2, Brown 2-0-4, A. Jones 0-2-2, Hauser 3-4-10, Philo 6-6-22, Langley 0-5-5, Lavery 5-0-10, Benfatti 4-0-8. Totals: 21-17-63.

3-point goals: South Glens Falls 5 (Breen 3, Buser, Collier); Gloversville 4 (Philo 4).

Foothills Council

Amsterdam 64,

Hudson Falls 47

HUDSON FALLS — The Lady Rams broke open a close game outscoring Hudson Falls 27-8 in the third quarter and coasted to the Foothills Council victory to remain unbeaten on the season.

Giuliana Pritchard led Amsterdam (6-0, 6-0) with 21 points, while Jackie Stanavich finished with 16. The Lady Rams got scoring from nine of the 10 players on their roster in the game.

Naesha Kelley led Hudson Falls (2-4 Foothills) with 13 points, while Kierra McCarthy added 11 and Jana DePalo chipped in with eight.

Amsterdam 64, Hudson Falls 47

Amsterdam 15 10 27 12 — 64

Hudson Falls 12 12 8 15 — 47

Amsterdam

Lopez 1-0-3, Flint 3-0-7, Stanavich 6-4-16, Liverio 2-0-4, May 1-0-2, DeRosa 1-1-3, Pritchard 7-6-21, Beekman 1-0-2, Fedullo 2-2-6. Totals: 24-13-64.

Hudson Falls

Phillips 2-0-5, McCarthy 4-0-11, Kelley 3-7-13, Kitchner 0-1-1, Inglee 2-2-7, Casey 1-0-2, DePalo 4-0-8. Totals: 16-10-47.

3-point goals: Amsterdam 3 (Lopez, Flint, Pritchard); Hudson Falls 5 (McCarthy 3, Phillips, Inglee).

Queensbury 57, Broadalbin-Perth 35

BROADALBIN — The Lady Spartans built a 37-6 halftime lead and never looked back as they improved to 5-1 on the season.

Makenzie Smith led Broadalbin-Perth with her game-high 14 points, while Nyah Thompson finished with nine points, Lola DiCaterino had seven and Emma Goebal rounds out the B-P scorers with five.

Hailey Ballard led Queensbury with 13 points, while Abby Doin had 11.

Queensbury 57, Broadalbin-Perth 35

Queensbury 22 15 9 11 — 57

Broadalbin 6 0 12 17 — 35

Queensbury

O’Connor 2-1-6, Ballard 5-3-13, Nassivera 2-0-4, Hunt 3-0-6, Doin 5-0-11, Hunt 0-2-2, Murray 3-2-9. Totals: 22-8-57.

Broadalbin-Perth

Goebel 2-0-5, DiCaterino 3-1-7, Thompson 4-0-9, Smith 7-0-14. Totals: 16-1-35.

3-point goals: Queensbury 5 (Murray 2, O’Connor, Doin, Sullivan), Broadalbin-Perth (Goebel, Thompson).

Schuylerville 50, Johnstown 47, OT

SCHUYLERVILLE – The Black Horses picked up their first win of the season with the overtime win over Johnstown.

Emily Vallee led Schuylerville with 19 points, while Cassie Patrick finished with 13.

Anna Lee paced Johnstown (1-5, 1-5) with 13 points, while Jess VanNostrand finished with 12 and Meghan Mraz had nine points, all from behind the 3-point arc.

Schuylerville 50, Johnstown 47, OT

Johnstown 7 13 9 15 3 — 47

Schuylerville 13 6 13 12 6 — 50

Johnstown

Lee 6-0-13, Wilson 2-1-5, Van Nostrand 4-3-12, Sasaki 2-1-5, VandeWalker 0-3-3, Mraz 3-0-9. Totals: 17-8-47.

Schuylerville

Vallee 6-6-19, Patrick 5-3-13, Darrah 4-0-8, Signor 1-0-2, Kelleher 3-2-8. Totals: 19-11-50.

3-point goals: Johnstown 5 (Mraz 3, VanNostrand, Lee); Schuylerville 1 (Vallee).

WAC

Schoharie 54, Northville 43

SCHOHARIE — Hannah Coupas scored 21 points for Northville but it was not enough as Schoharie got 21 points from Alexis Williams en route to picking up the Western Athletic Conference victory.

Carissa Palmatier finished with 11 points and Julie Lehoe had 10 points for the Lady Indians.

Schoharie 54, Northville 43

Northville 7 8 13 15 — 43

Schoharie 13 15 13 13 — 54

Northville

Bace 2-0-4, Coupas 10-1-21, Groff 1-0-2, Mackey 3-0-6, Miller 2-0-4, Moore 0-4-4, Ovitt 1-0-2. Totals: 19-5-43.

Schoharie

Brisley 1-0-2, Cater 3-0-6, Lehoe 3-4-10, Palmatier 4-3-11, Scheifer 1-2-4, Williams 10-1-21. Totals: 22-10-54.

3-point goals: Northville — none; Schoharie — none.

Schoharie 49, Galway 32

GALWAY — Alexis Williams finished with 21 points to lead Schoharie to a WAC victory over Galway on Friday.

Julie Lehoe finished with 10 points for the Indians, who outscored the Golden Eagles 20-6 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Isabella Mancini scored eight points to lead Galway.

Schoharie 49, Galway 32

Schoharie 5 8 16 20 — 49

Galway 6 8 12 6 — 32

Schoharie

Brisley 3-1-7, Cater 1-1-3, Lehoe 5-0-10, Palmatier 0-2-2, Scheifer 1-4-6, Williams 9-3-21. Totals 19-11-49.

Galway

Drouin 2-0-5, Grant 3-0-6, Gullett 1-2-4, Mancini 2-4-8, Montague 1-3-5, Pakatar 1-0-2, Wnuk 1-0-2. Totals 1-9-32.

3-point goals: Schoharie – none; Galway 1 (Drouin).

Center State Conference

Frankfort Schuyler 49, Dolgeville 36

FRANKFORT — Hannah Stack connected for 12 points for the Lady Blue Devils in their league loss to Frankfort-Schuyler.

Sophia Simmons led Frankfort-Schuyler with 12 points and five rebounds, while Charlotte Rodio had 10 points, three steals and four assists and Gabriella Howard pulled down 10 rebounds.

Frankfort-Schuyler 49, Dolgeville 36

Dolgeville 10 4 10 12 — 36

Frankfort-Schuyler 11 7 14 17 — 49

Dolgeville

Stack 5-2-12, R. Williams 3-1-7, B. Williams 2-0-4, Gonyea 4-0-9, Lamphere 2-0-4. Totals: 16-3-36.

Frankfort Schuyler

DeSarro 2-1-5, Howard 1-2-4, Medina 1-4-6, Rodio 5-0-10, Scholl 1-1-3, Simmons 6-0-12, Wardle 4-0-9. Totals: 20-8-49.

3-point goals: Dolgeville 1 (Gonyea); Frankfort-Schuyler 1 (Wardle).

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