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Boys Basketball Roundup: Sir Bills come up short against Bulldogs

Johnstown's Zach Serpa (21) is defended by South Glens Falls' Jacob Aday (23) during Friday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

JOHNSTOWN — After an early-season loss at South Glens Falls, the Johnstown Sir Bills were hoping to take down the Bulldogs on their home court Friday night in a Foothills Council boys basketball game.

After an evenly played first half, the Bulldogs controlled the boards in the third quarter to take the lead and hold on for a 57-53 win over the Sir Bills.

“We got off to a decent start,” Johnstown head coach Phillip Satterlee said. “We’re still trying to figure out how to play hard for 32 minutes.”

The Sir Bills took the lead early and held it for the entire first half.

Keegan Feinour made a pair of free throws and Joshua Hoyt nailed a 3-pointer to start Johnstown off. Jonathan Maniacek made a 3-point basket to put the Bulldogs on the board but Chano Cross answered with a 3-point shot for the Sir Bills. Cameron Darrow dropped a 3-point basket to keep the Bulldogs within two points. Feinour put back a rebound for Johnstown but Leffon Bobbitt Jr. responded with a basket for South High to keep the Bulldogs close. Feinour picked up three more free throws and a basket for the Sir Bills while Cameron Woodard added a basket and foul shot for the Bulldogs to make the score 15-11 at the end of the first quarter.

Johnstown's Noah Massey, left, shoots over South Glens Falls' Jon Maniacek during Friday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

The second quarter saw the same give and take with the Sir Bills managing to maintain their lead. A 3-pointer by Noah Massey put Johnstown up by seven but Maniacek hit a 3-point shot for South High to keep the lead at four. Johnstown’s Justin Ferrara hit a ten-foot jumper but Darrow scored and made a free throw to cut the lead to three. Another 3-point shot from Massey was answered with a 3-pointer from Darrow making the score 23-20 with 2:19 left in the half. Dawson Sanges added a free throw for the Sir Bills but with 53 seconds remaining Bobbitt Jr. put it in to make the score 24-22 at the half.

The second half saw the Bulldogs dominate the boards which lead to scoring opportunities as South High outscored Johnstown 19-9 in the period. Abraham Miller started the scoring for the Sir Bills with two free throws. Bobbitt Jr. had a foul shot and a lay-up to pull the Bulldogs to within one. Hoyt scored a basket for Johnstown but then the Bulldogs went on a 13- 0 run which saw them take the lead and hold the Sir Bills scoreless for five and a half minutes.

During the stretch, the Bulldogs picked up six points from Woodard, a free throw from Maniacek and two threes from Darrow to make the score 38-28 with 1:30 left in the quarter. Zachary Serpa made a foul shot to end the Sir Bills drought. Woodard added another basket and a free throw for South High while Hoyt gave the Sir Bills a basket and a pair of free throws to end the third quarter with the score 41-33.

“Rebounding is a big part of the game. If you can’t rebound the basketball you can’t succeed,” Satterlee said.

In the fourth quarter, the Sir Bills clawed their way back but just couldn’t overtake the Bulldogs. Feinour and Hoyt combined for seven of eight free throws to start the period and pull the Sir Bills back to within one. Maniacek got the Bulldogs going when he took the ball the length of the court for a lay-up and a foul. He made the free throw and the lead was four. After a tip in by Massey drew the Sir Bills close again, Maniacek made a fast break lay-up to keep the four-point lead. Feinour scored down the lane for Johnstown but South High extended their lead to six with a pair of free throws from Woodard and a pair from Maniacek to make the score 50-44 with just under four minutes to go in the game. The Sir Bills fought back and got to within one when Hoyt made three free throws and a basket at the 2:52 mark. Jacob Aday, Bobbitt Jr. and Woodard combined for a five-point run to give the Bulldogs a six-point lead again. Hoyt and Serpa each scored baskets to draw the Sir Bills to within two points with 31 seconds remaining in the game. Woodard added two foul shots for the Bulldogs with 19.5 seconds left. The Sir Bills worked for a final shot but were unable to get it to fall and the Bulldog were able to hold on for a 57-53 victory.

Johnstown's Josh Hoyt, center, shoots over South Glens Falls' Jacob Aday (23) during Friday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

“In the last six minutes of the game, we played our butts off,” Satterlee said. “We played with a little bit of fire. A little bit of intensity. We need to discipline ourselves to play with that intensity, that effort, for 32 minutes.”

Hoyt led all scorers with 19 points and Feinour added 15 for Johnstown, which slipped to 1-12 overall and 1-10 in Foothills Council play.

The Bulldogs had three players in double figures. Woodard had 17; Darrow had 15 and Maniacek added 14.

South Glens Falls 57, Johnstown 53

South Glens Falls 11 11 19 16 — 57

Johnstown 15 9 9 20 — 53

South Glens Falls

Maniacek 4-4-14, Aday 1-0-2, Woodard 5-7-17, Darrow 5-1-15, Bobbitt Jr. 4-1-9. Totals 19-13-57.

Johnstown

Sanges 0-1-1, Hoyt 5-8-19, N. Massey 3-0-8, Ferrara 1-0-2, Serpa 1-1-3, Cross 1-0-3, Feinour 3-9-15, Miller 0-2-2. Totals 14-21-53.

3-point goals: South Glens Falls 6 (Darrow 4, Maniacek 2); Johnstown 4 (N. Massey 2, Cross, Hoyt).

Foothills Council

Amsterdam 50, Broadalbin-Perth 49

AMSTERDAM — Peyton Ausfeld scored 13 points to help Amsterdam to a Foothills Council victory over Broadalbin-Perth.

Yandeel Vazquez scored 10 points for Amsterdam (7-6 overall, 7-4 Foothills), Kevin Perez had nine and Tyrell Douglas added eight points.

Dante Calderone scored 21 points to lead Broadalbin-Perth (7-6 overall, 6-5 Foothills). Mariano DiCaterino had nine points for the Patriots and Jadon Wert added eight points.

Amsterdam 50, Broadalbin-Perth 49

Broadalbin-Perth 7 15 14 13 — 49

Amsterdam 13 14 10 13 — 50

Broadalbin-Perth

Calderone 8-5-21, A. DiCaterino 1-0-2, M. DiCaterino 3-0-9, Magliocca 1-0-3, Polikowski 1-0-2, Sassanella 1-2-4, Wert 1-6-8. Totals 16-13-49.

Amsterdam

Ausfeld 2-8-13, Colon 1-0-3, Douglas 3-1-8, Graveley 1-0-2, Perez 4-0-9, Shatas 1-0-2, Vazquez 4-2-10, Ziskin 1-0-3. Totals 17-11-50.

3-point goals: Broadalbin-Perth 4 (M. DiCaterino 3, Magliocca); Amsterdam 5 (Ausfeld, Colon, Douglas, Perez, Ziskin).

Queensbury 57, Scotia-Glenville 48

QUEENSBURY — Bryce Bleibtrey scored 15 points to lead Queensbury to a Foothills Council victory over Scotia-Glenville.

Nathan Johnson (12 points) and Jason Rodriguez (10) also hit double digits for Queensbury (10-3 overall, 9-2 Foothills).

Nate Wylie scored 14 points to lead Scotia-Glenville (3-10 overall, 2-9 Foothills), while Robert Barrera finished with 13 points. David Frisoni added 10 points for the Tartans.

Queensbury 57, Scotia-Glenville 48

Scotia-Glenville 10 11 5 22 — 48

Queensbury 12 12 15 18 — 57

Scotia-Glenville

Barrera 5-0-13, Frisoni 3-4-10, Cianfarani 1-4-6, Fratterigo 1-0-2, Wylie 4-6-14, Carusone 1-0-2. Totals 15-14-48.

Queensbury

Gilligan 2-1-6, Bleibtrey 4-6-15, Johnson 2-6-12, Conlon 2-2-6, Edwards 2-1-6, Rodriguez 4-2-10, VanAnden 1-0-2. Totals 17-18-57.

3-point goals: Scotia-Glenville 4 (Barrera 3, Carusone); Queensbury 5 (Johnson 2, Bleibtrey, Edwards, Gilligan).

Hudson Falls 53, Schuylerville 51

SCHUYLERVILLE — Ben Swartz hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift Hudson Falls to a Foothills Council victory over Schuylerville.

Jack Hogan led the Tigers with 20 points, while Jonathan Beagle had 19 points.

Cayden Rutland scored 16 points to lead Schuylerville, while Owen Sherman and Ryan Dow each had 11 points.

Hudson Falls 53, Schuylerville 51

Hudson Falls 14 14 9 16 — 53

Schuylerville 17 8 9 17 — 51

Hudson Falls

Swartz 1-0-3, Maddison 1-1-3, Beagle 8-3-19, Hogan 9-2-20, Smith 2-1-6, Hill 1-0-2. Totals 22-7-53.

Schuylerville

Vallee 4-0-8, O. Sherman 4-2-11, Rutland 6-2-16, Dow 4-1-11, L. Sherman 1-0-2, Patrick 1-0-3. Totals 20-4-51.

3-point goals; Hudson Falls 2 (Swartz, Smith); Schuylerville 7 (Sherman 2, Rutland 2, Dow 2, Patrick).

WAC

Fonda-Fultonville 78, Middleburgh 46

FONDA — Jackson Atty finished with 19 points to lead Fonda-Fultonville to a Western Athletic Conference victory over Middleburgh.

John Mancini scored 16 points for FFCS (12-1 overall, 7-0 WAC), while Angelo Canale added 12 points. Andrew Georgia had seven points, seven assists and six rebounds for the Braves.

Brendan Henry and Andrew Johns each scored 17 points to lead Middleburgh.

Fonda-Fultonville 78, Middleburgh 46

Middleburgh 13 12 14 7 — 46

Fonda-Fultonville 28 15 19 16 — 78

Middleburgh

Wood 2-0-5, Johns 6-0-17, Henry 6-2-17, Olsen 0-5-5, Kenney 1-0-2. Totals 15-7-46.

Fonda-Fultonville

Canale 4-0-12, Shaw 1-0-3, Cusack 1-1-3, Atty 7-1-19, Weaver 2-2-7, Sweet 1-0-3, Belfance 1-0-2, Mancini 7-2-16, Sisco 3-0-6, Georgia 3-1-7. Totals 30-7-78.

3-point goals: Middleburgh 9 (Johns 5, Henry 3, Wood); Fonda-Fultonville 11 (Atty 4, Canale 4, Shaw, Weaver, Sweet).

Canajoharie 62, Mayfield 46

MAYFIELD — Marcus Johnson scored 21 points to power Canajoharie past Mayfield in a WAC contest.

Derek Hyney scored 19 points for Canajoharie (8-8 overall, 5-4 WAC), while La Anthony Fairley added 16 points.

Aidan Halloran scored 14 points to lead Mayfield (6-9 overall, 1-6 WAC), while Trevor Lehr added 10 points.

Canajoharie 62, Mayfield 46

Canajoharie 23 9 14 16 — 62

Mayfield 11 9 13 13 — 46

Canajoharie

Fairley 5-4-16, Ferguson 1-0-2, Hyney 6-3-19, Johnson 9-3-21, Tamsett 0-4-4. Totals 21-14-62.

Mayfield

Brandow 0-2-2, Dennis 2-0-4, Goodemote 2-0-5, Halloran 6-2-14, Lehr 4-0-10, Petoff 2-0-4, Rohling 2-2-7. Totals 18-6-46.

3-point goals: Canajoharie 6 (Hyney 4, Fairley 2); Mayfield 4 (Lehr 2, Goodemote, Rohling).

Galway 66, OESJ 51

GALWAY — Carson Scribner scored a game-high 33 points to lift Galway to a WAC victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville.

It was the third win in the last four games for the Golden Eagles. Ryan Lovelass added 11 points for Galway (4-10 overall, 3-4 WAC)

Owen Feagles scored 16 points to lead Oppenheim-Ephratah/ St. Johnsville (4-11 overall, 1-7 WAC), while Travis LaFountain added 10 points.

Galway 66, OESJ 51

OESJ 20 6 14 11 — 51

Galway 21 12 20 13 — 66

OESJ

Dillenbeck 2-1-6, LaFountain 4-0-10, Snell 4-1-9, Bonneau 2-3-7, Montes 1-0-3, Feagles 8-0-16. Totals 21-5-51.

Galway

Cart. Scribner 1-0-3, Cars. Scribner 12-3-33, Flint 0-2-2, Lovelass 4-3-11, Pleasants 1-0-3, Kenyon 3-0-7, Villano 2-0-4, Friederich 1-0-3. Totals 24-8-66.

3-point goals: OESJ 4 (LaFountain 2, Dillenbeck, Montes); Galway 10 (Cars. Scribner 6, Cart. Scribner, Pleasants, Kenyon, Friederich).

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 66, Fort Plain 64

FORT PLAIN — Zach Brink and Zeke Pulliam each finished with 20 points to help Berne-Knox-Westerlo to a WAC victory over Fort Plain.

Mark Edwards scored 15 points for the Bulldogs.

Troy Butler scored 21 points to lead Fort Plain (10-5 overall, 5-4 WAC), while Robert Jordan finished with 18 points.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 66, Fort Plain 64

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 21 16 11 18 — 66

Fort Plain 11 20 19 14 — 64

Berne-Knox-Westerlo

Edwards 4-5-15, Lefkaditis 2-0-4, Pulliam 5-9-20, Brink 8-0-20, Toomey 1-0-2, Insero 1-1-3, Heitzman 1-0-2. Totals 22-15-66.

Fort Plain

Reese 1-2-4, Butler 8-5-21, Schoch 1-0-2, Jordan 7-4-18, Nellis 0-1-1, LeMoine 0-1-1, Thomas 3-2-8, Welch 3-2-9. Totals 23-17-64.

3-point goals: Berne-Knox-Westerlo 7 (Brink 4, Edwards 2, Pulliam); Fort Plain 1 (Welch).

Bishop Gibbons 85, Duanesburg 55

DUANESBURG — Nacier Hundley scored 24 points to lead Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons to a WAC victory over Duanesburg.

Rodney Parker finished with 19 points for the Golden Knights, while Noah Foster and Todd Williamson each had 14 points.

Jakob Stahl scored 14 points to lead Duanesburg and Andrew Drescher added 10 points.

Bishop Gibbons 85, Duanesburg 55

Bishop Gibbons 24 14 27 19 — 85

Duanesburg 11 20 9 14 — 55

Bishop Gibbons

Foster 6-1-14, Hundley 9-3-24, Carmon 1-0-3, Williamson 3-8-14, Parker 8-3-19, Willis 3-3-9, Quinones 1-0-2. Totals 31-18-85.

Duanesburg

Drescher 4-0-10, Gamache 3-2-8, Bates 1-0-2, Burkhardt 1-3-5, Munson 2-1-5, Mallory 2-0-4, O’Hanlon 1-2-5, Stahl 5-2-14, Atanasov 1-0-2. Totals 20-10-55.

3-point goals: Bishop Gibbons 5 (Hundley 3, Foster, Carmon); Duanesburg 5 (Drescher 2, Stahl 2, O’Hanlon).

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