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Girls Basketball Roundp: Lady Bills top Scotia-Glenville, 60-44

Scotia-Glenville's Olivia Geniti (5) tracks Johnstown's Meghan Mraz (21) as she drives toward the hoop during Foothills Council action Monday at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

JOHNSTOWN — After back-to-back losses on the road, the Johnstown Lady Bills returned home to face Scotia-Glenville.

After struggling through the first half, the Lady Bills got on track in the third quarter to pull away for a 60-44 victory over the Lady Tartans in Foothills Council action Monday at Johnstown High School.

“We needed to be on the right side of the score tonight and we were,” Johnstown coach Tim Derwin said. “We made it a little harder on ourselves than we needed to. We didn’t shoot well in the first half, but we found the net going down the stretch.”

Scotia put the Lady Bills in a hole early with a game-opening 7-2 run.

Johnstown picked up its intensity of play, pressing the Scotia ball handlers to force turnovers and spark a 9-2 run to take an 11-9 lead at the end of the opening quarter.

Johnstown's Kanako Sasaki (11) drives past Scotia-Glenville's Morgan Nichter during Foothills Council action Monday at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

Scotia’s Jazmyne Corker found a shooting rhythm in the second quarter to help the Lady Tartans build a 24-18 lead.

Again, the Lady Bills battled back with Sarah Pratt hitting a 3-pointer in a 9-5 run to cut the Scotia lead to two, 29-27 at the half.

The Scotia attack suffered a hit when senior forward Megan Charnews, who had eight first-half points, left the game with an injury 30 seconds into the third quarter and did not return.

Johnstown’s offense began to click in the third quarter.

After Scotia extended its lead to 33-29, Abby VandeWalker connected for seven points in a 13-0 run by the Lady Bills to build a 42-33 advantage.

Scotia-Glenville's Morgan Nichter attempts to draw a foul as Johnstown's Anna Lee drives to the hoop during Foothills Council action Monday at Johnstown High School. Following the play are Scotia-Glenville's Jamyne Corker (10) and Johnstown's Jaden Wilson (1). (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

The Lady Tartans trimmed the lead to four by the end of the quarter but could not get any closer as Johnstown pulled away in the final eight minutes to lock up the Foothills Council victory.

“We were down by two at the half and up by four going into the fourth quarter,” Derwin said. “We won the third and then used our press to help push us over the top and I am happy for that.”

Corker led Scotia-Glenville with her game-high 19 points, while Charnews finished with eight and Morgan Nichter added seven points.

Anna Lee led the Johnstown scorers with 18 points, while Jaden Wilson had a steady game with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds to go with 11 points from VandeWalker.

“We can do a lot of things better and we need too,” Derwin said. “Defensively, we couldn’t figure out the Corker girl. She had a great game. We had a game plan and we didn’t execute it the way we wanted to; but I am happy with the W.”

Scotia-Glenville (2-8 Foothills) returns home to face Glens Falls (3-7 Foothills), while Johnstown (7-7 overall, 6-5 Foothills) will travel to play Schuylerville (0-11 Foothills) Thursday.

Johnstown will return home on Saturday to face the Syracuse Academy of Science in a 3 p.m. non-league game.

The teams played last Saturday with the Atoms scoring a 71-43 victory.

Monday’s Game

Johnstown 60, Scotia-Glenville 44

Scotia-Glenville 9 20 9 6 — 44

Johnstown 11 16 15 18 — 60

Scotia-Glenville

Geniti 3-0-6, Corker 7-5-19, Nichter 3-0-7, Crounse 1-0-2, Charnews 2-4-8, Paszkiewicz 1-0-2. Totals: 17-9-44.

Johnstown

Lee 6-4-18, Pratt 4-0-9, Sasaki 1-1-3, VandeWalker 4-2-11, Wilson 5-2-12, Chest 3-1-7. Totals: 23-10-60.

3-point goals: Scotia-Glenville 1 (Morgan Nichter); Johnstown 4 (Anna Lee 2, Sarah Pratt, Abby VandeWalker).

Saturday’s Game

Non-league

Syracuse Academy of Science 71, Johnstown 43

Johnstown 6 13 14 10 — 43

Syracuse Academy 16 18 25 12 — 71

Johnstown

Chest 1-0-2, Lee 3-1-7, Sasaki 2-0-5, Tesi 4-0-8, VandeWalker 5-2-13, Wilson 4-0-8. Totals: 19-3-43.

Syracuse Academy of Science

Machural 1-0-2, Quinones 3-4-11, Pasha 6-0-12, Pleasants 6-1-14, Pierce 5-2-12, Felder 1-0-2, Bradford 6-4-18. Totals: 28-11-71.

3-point goals: Johnstown 2 (Kanako Sasaki, Abby VandeWalker); Syracuse Academy of Science 4 (Xyel Bradford 2, Freey Pleasants, Kaydee Quinones).

Foothills Council

Broadalbin-Perth 61, Glens Falls 58, OT

GLENS FALLS — Makenzie Smith scored 26 points to lead Broadalbin-Perth to an overtime victory over Glens Falls in a Foothills Council contest.

Lauralie Grainer scored 14 points for the Lady Patriots (4-10 overall, 4-7 Foothills), who outscored the Indians 13-10 in overtime to earn the win.

Lexi Cutter scored 26 points to lead Glens Falls, while Ashley Bordeaux had 12 points, Haylee Girard added 10 points for the Indians.

Broadalbin-Perth 61, Glens Falls 58, OT

Broadalbin-Perth 16 9 12 11 13 — 61

Glens Falls 11 12 8 17 10 — 58

Broadalbin-Perth

Bollart 1-1-3, Goebel 2-1-6, Grainer 5-4-14, Iannotti 1-1-4, Palmateer 2-0-4, Smith 10-5-26, Tomlinson 2-0-4. Totals 23-12-51.

Glens Falls

Bordeaux 3-6-12, Cutter 7-8-26, Endieveri 1-0-2, Girard 4-0-10, Hill 1-2-4, McTiernan 1-0-2, Williams 1-0-2. Totals 18-16-58.

3-point goals: Broadalbin-Perth 3 (Goebel, Iannotti, Smith); Glens Falls 6 (Cutter 4, Girard).

Queensbury 62, Hudson Falls 25

QUEENSBURY — Abby Doin scored 18 points to lead Queensbury to a Foothills Council victory over Hudson Falls.

Brigid Duffy and Kaileigh Hunt each had 10 points for the Spartans, who outscored the Tigers 39-2 in the first half.

Brinley Inglee scored nine points to lead Hudson Falls.

Queensbury 62, Hudson Falls 25

Hudson Falls 2 0 10 13 — 25

Queensbury 20 19 11 12 — 62

Hudson Falls

Barton 0-1-1, Brewer 0-2-2, Horrigan 1-1-3, Hutchinson 2-0-4, Inglee 4-0-9, Osterhaudt 0-1-1, Phillips 2-0-5. Totals 9-5-25.

Queensbury

Doin 7-2-18, Duffy 5-0-10, Hunt 4-2-10, Murray 0-1-1, Nassivera 1-0-2, O’Connor 3-1-8, Pepe 1-0-2, Ross 2-1-7, Zehr 1-2-4. Totals 24-9-62.

3-point goals: Hudson Falls 2 (Phillips, Inglee); Queensbury 5 (Doin 2, Ross 2, O’Connor).

South Glens Falls 62, Schuylerville 24

SCHUYLERVILLE — Sydney Hart scored 22 points to lead South Glens Falls to a Foothills Council victory over Schuylerville.

Courtney Robarge scored nine points for the Bulldogs and Hannah Breen added eight points.

Eliza Barton finished with seven points to lead Schuylerville.

South Glens Falls 62, Schuylerville 24

South Glens Falls 13 14 15 20 — 62

Schuylerville 3 2 5 13 — 24

South Glens Falls

Hai. Breen 0-1-1, Han. Breen 3-0-8, Davis 1-1-3, Hart 9-3-22, Jangeson 2-0-4, Lanfear 2-0-4, McDonough 1-2-4, Rafferty 3-0-7, Roberge 4-1-9. Totals 25-8-62.

Schuylerville

Barton 2-3-7, Buff 0-1-1, Haviland 2-0-4, King 1-1-3, Koval 3-0-6, Tavares 1-0-3. Totals 9-5-24.

3-point goals: South Glens Falls 4 (Han. Breen 2, Hart, Rafferty); Schuylerville 1 (Tavares).

WAC

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 64, Middleburgh 33

BERNE — Taylor Meacham scored 19 points to lead Berne-Knox-Westerlo to a Western Athletic Conference victory over Middleburgh.

Alexis Wright had 18 points for the Bulldogs and Grace Tymchyn added 17 points.

Makenzie Terrell scored nine points to lead Middleburgh, while Alyssa Wayman added eight points.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 64, Middleburgh 33

Middleburgh 10 12 5 6 — 33

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 16 6 16 26 — 64

Middleburgh

Gasner 2-2-6, Haemmerle 0-1-1, Palmatier 2-1-6, Schafroth 1-0-3, Terrell 3-1-9, Wayman 2-3-8. Totals 10-8-33.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo

Daguillo 1-0-2, Meacham 9-0-19, Smith 4-0-8, Tymchyn 8-1-17, Wright 8-2-18. Totals 30-3-64.

3-point goals: Middleburgh 5 (Terrell 2, Palmatier, Schafroth, Wayman); Berne-Knox-Westerlo 1 (Meacham).

Non-league

Mayfield 53, OESJ 25

MAYFIELD — Lindsey Hampton scored 23 points to lead Mayfield to a victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville in a non-league game between Western Athletic Conference teams.

Cloey Dopp finished with 13 points for the Lady Panthers (8-7 overall), while Kelsey Meca added eight points.

Rebecca Trumble scored seven points to lead Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville (1-12 overall), while Shiian Harmon had six points.

Mayfield 53, OESJ 25

OESJ 8 8 5 4– 25

Mayfield 9 19 17 8 — 53

OESJ

A. Eggleston 1-0-2, Klock 1-2-4, S. Eggleston 1-0-2, Trimble 2-3-7, Harmon 3-0-6, Shelmandine 1-2-4. Totals 9-7-25.

Mayfield

Iannuzzi 1-0-2, Dopp 5-0-13, Hampton 9-3-23, Meca 2-3-8, Capano 1-0-2, K. Agerter 1-1-3, Powers 1-0-2. Totals 20-7-53.

3-point goals: OESJ — none; Mayfield 6 (Dopp 3, Hampton 2, Meca).

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