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Lady Bills top South Glens Falls, 44-33

Johnstown's Anna Lee (4) and South Glens Falls' Courtney Robarge battle for a loose ball during Thursday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

JOHNSTOWN — After dropping its season opener at Amsterdam on Tuesday, the Johnstown girls basketball team looked to bounce back Thursday against South Glens Falls.

The Lady Bills fell behind by seven points in the third quarter before rallying for a 44-33 Foothills Council victory at Johnstown High School.

“I’m really proud of the girls,” Johnstown coach Tim Derwin said. “They dug their heels in and turned it around. It was good to see.”

Anna Lee led the Lady Bills with a game-high 19 points, while Kanako Sasaki and Amber Tesi each had six points.

Sydney Hart and Courtney Labarge each had nine points to pace South Glens Falls, while Hannah Breen added eight points.

Johnstown's Kanako Sasaki, left, shoots a 3-pointer as South Glens Falls' Zoe Lanfear defends during Thursday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

The Lady Bills started quickly Thursday, jumping out to a 5-2 lead before the opening quarter ended with the Lady Bills up 7-5.

Defense continued to play a factor in the second quarter as South Glens Falls limited Johnstown to just three field goals, while the Lady Bills allowed just four second-quarter field goals to the Bulldogs.

South Glens Falls outscored Johnstown by a 10-7 margin in the second quarter to take a 15-14 lead into the half.

The Bulldogs carried their momentum into the second half, opening the third quarter with an 8-2 surge to push their advantage to 23-16. Labarge scored six of South Glens Falls’ points and Tesi picked up her fourth foul for the short-handed Lady Bills, who were without Abbygail Vanderwalker and Abigail VanValkenburgh, leaving just seven available players.

South Glens Falls led 26-19 with 2:13 left in the third quarter before the Lady Bills scored the final seven points of the quarter to tie the game at 26-26 heading into the fourth.

Johnstown's Anna Lee (4) shoots over South Glens Falls' Zoe Lanfear during Thursday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Lee hit two 3-pointers in the third for Johnstown and had eight of her team’s 12 points in the frame.

“Anna [Lee] really hit a bunch of big shots for us tonight,” Derwin said.

South Glens Falls regained the lead to start the fourth quarter as Breen scored the first three points on a field goal and a free throw to make it 29-26.

From there, Johnstown buckled down, allowing just four points the rest of the way, while outscoring the Bulldogs 18-4 over the final 6:02 to earn the victory.

“They played smart basketball and just made basketball plays tonight,” Derwin said. “I’m pleased with how with played.”

Johnstown's Anna Lee (4) puts up a shot during Thursday's Foothills Council game against South Glens Falls at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Lee added two more 3-pointers in the fourth quarter for the Lady Bills, who outscored the Bulldogs 18-7 in the frame to earn the win.

“This was a good win for us,” Derwin said. “South Glens Falls is a good team and this should help us with our confidence.”

South Glens Falls (1-1 overall, 1-1 Foothills) is slated to host Schuylerville on Monday at 7 p.m.

Johnstown (1-1 overall, 1-1 Foothills) is scheduled to travel to Fonda-Fultonville on Saturday for a 5:30 p.m. contest.

Johnstown 44, South Glens Falls 33

Johnstown's Jaden Wilson, center, drives between South Glens Falls' Haley Breen, left, and Hannah Breen, right, during Thursday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

South Glens Falls 5 10 11 7 — 33

Johnstown 7 7 12 18 — 44

South Glens Falls

Han. Breen 1-6-8, Hal. Breen 1-0-2, Hart 1-6-9, Roberge 3-3-9, Lanfear 1-0-2, Rafferty 1-0-2, K. McDonough 0-1-1. Totals 8-16-33.

Johnstown

Johnstown's Jaden Wilson (1) is defended by South Glens Falls' Courtney Robarge during Thursday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

Lee 7-1-19, Pratt 2-0-4, Sasaki 2-2-6, Tesi 3-0-6, Wilson 2-5-9. Scoring totals: South Glens Falls 8-16-33, Johnstown 16-8-44.

3-point goals: South Glens Falls 1 (Hart); Johnstown 4 (Lee 4).

Amsterdam 64, Broadalbin-Perth 35

AMSTERDAM — Jackie Stanavich finished with 18 points to lead Amsterdam to a Foothills Council victory over Broadalbin-Perth at Amsterdam High School.

Antonia May had 13 points for the Lady Rams, who led 19-2 after the first quarter on their way to the win. Andie Gannon added 11 points for Amsterdam.

Makenzie Smith scored 12 points to lead Broadalbin-Perth (0-2 overall, 0-2 Foothills), while Caroline Iannotti finished with nine points.

Amsterdam (2-0 overall, 2-0 Foothills) is slated to host Hudson Falls on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

B-P is scheduled to host Glens Falls on Monday at 7 p.m.

Amsterdam 64, Broadalbin-Perth 35

Broadalbin-Perth 2 13 13 7 — 35

Amsterdam 19 11 25 9 — 64

Broadalbin-Perth

Bush 2-0-5, Goebel 0-2-2, Tomlinson 0-1-1, Iannotti 3-0-9, Hayes 1-0-2, Palmateer 0-1-1, Bollart 1-1-3, Smith 4-4-12. Totals 11-9-35.

Amsterdam

Schaufelberg 0-2-2, Stanavich 7-4-18, Gannon 2-7-11, S. Hoefs 2-0-4, Goodson 3-0-9, May 5-2-13, Patrei 3-1-7. Totals: 22-16-64.

3-point goals: Broadalbin-Perth 4 (Iannotti 3, Bush); Amsterdam 4 (Goodson 3, May).

Queensbury 78, Scotia-Glenville 27

QUEENSBURY — Hope Sullivan finished with 19 points to lead Queensbury to a Foothills Council victory over Scotia-Glenville.

Abby Doin had 16 points for the Spartans, while Cassidy Ray had 14 points.

Queensbury outscored the Tartans 32-9 in the third quarter. The 32-point output tied a program record for points in a quarter.

Megan Charnews scored eight points to lead Scotia-Glenville.

Queensbury 78, Scotia-Glenville 27

Scotia-Glenville 5 7 9 6 — 27

Queensbury 18 19 32 9 — 78

Scotia-Glenville

Charnews 3-2-8, Corker 3-1-7, Paszkiewicz 1-0-2, Cenzano 1-0-2, Geniti 2-0-4, LeMorta 1-0-3, Wylie 0-1-1. Totals 11-4-27.

Queensbury

Doin 6-0-16, O’Connor 1-0-3, Ray 7-0-14, Sullivan 7-2-19, Duffy 2-0-4, F. Hunt 2-1-5, Murray 2-0-4, Wallace 2-0-6, Zehr 3-1-7. Totals 32-4-78.

3-point goals: Scotia-Glenville 1 (LeMorta); Queensbury 10 (Doin 4, Sullivan 3, Wallace 2, O’Connor).

Hudson Falls 54, Schuylerville 37

SCHUYLERVILLE — Mikayla Varney finished with 22 points to lead Hudson Falls to a Foothills Council victory over

Brinley Inglee scored 21 points for the Tigers.

Macey Koval scored 10 points to lead Schuylerville.

Hudson Falls 54, Schuylerville 37

Hudson Falls 16 12 11 15 — 54

Schuylerville 10 7 14 6 — 37

Hudson Falls

Hogan 2-1-5, Inglee 6-5-21, Osterhaudt 0-1-1, Phillips 1-3-5, Varney 9-3-22, Osterhaudt 0-1-1. Totals 18-12-54.

Schuylerville

Barton 3-1-7, Buff 1-0-2, King 2-1-5, Koval 5-0-10, Pfleger 1-2-4, Tavares 1-0-2, Vautrin 2-0-4, Vianese 1-1-3. Totals: 11-5-37.

3-point goals: Hudson Falls 5 (Inglee 4, Varney); Schuylerville — none.

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