Hudson Falls cruises past Johnstown, 76-30

Johnstown's Dawson Sanges (3) has his shot blocked by Hudson Falls' Jack Hogan (24) during Tuesday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

JOHNSTOWN — Coming off an overtime loss to Broadalbin-Perth on Saturday, the Hudson Falls boys basketball team was looking to get back on track Tuesday.

The Tigers did just that, rolling to a 76-30 victory over Johnstown in a Foothills Council boys basketball contest at Johnstown High School.

Jonathan Beagle finished with a game-high 23 points to lead Hudson Falls, while Jack Hogan had 15 points. Both Beagle and Hogan each had a pair of rim-rattling dunks for the Tigers. Riley Maddison added 13 points for Hudson Falls

Noah Massey scored 13 points to lead Johnstown.

“I was hoping we would bounce back after Saturday’s loss at Broadalbin-Perth,” Hudson Falls coach Greg Smith said. “We wanted to come out and get going quickly. We did a good job of that tonight.”

Johnstown's Keegan Feinour, left, is defended by Hudson Falls' Jonathan Beagle during Tuesday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

After Johnstown’s Abe Miller scored the first points of the game, Hudson Falls responded with a 14-0 run to surge to a 14-2 lead. Hogan and Beagle combined to score nine of their team’s first 14 points.

“I’m blessed to have those guys,” Smith said of Beagle and Hogan. “They’re basketball players who happen to be big.”

The Sir Bills were held to just two first-quarter field goals as the Tigers took a 24-4 lead.

Hudson Falls continued to extend its advantage in the second quarter, opening the frame with a 10-2 run to open up a 30-6 lead.

The Tigers continued to dominate the remainder of the half, taking a 44-13 lead into the half.

Johnstown's Dawson Sanges (3) goes up for a shot as Hudson Falls' Benjamin Swartz (2) looks on during Tuesday's Foothills Council game at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

After the break it was more of the same, with Hudson Falls scoring its first four points of the third quarter on back-to-back dunks by Hogan and Beagle.

Hudson Falls outscored Johnstown 18-15 in the third quarter to take a 62-24 lead.

The Tigers’ reserves closed out the lopsided win by outscoring the Sir Bills 14-6 in the final quarter to make the final score 14-6.

“I can deal with losing, but I can’t deal with not trying,” Johnstown coach Phil Satterlee said. “We had a few guys that worked hard tonight, but we had some that didn’t. It’s just disappointing to have the kind of effort we had tonight.”

Johnstown (1-16 overall, 1-14 Foothills) is scheduled to travel to Glens Falls today for a 7 p.m. game. before hosting Gloversville on Friday

“This was a good team effort for us,” Smith said. “This league is difficult no matter who you’re playing against.”

Hudson Falls (12-6 overall, 11-5 Foothills) is scheduled to travel to South Glens Falls on Friday.

Hudson Falls 76, Johnstown 30

Hudson Falls 24 20 18 14 — 76

Johnstown 4 9 11 6 — 30

Hudson Falls

Varney 1-0-2, Swartz 1-2-5, Maddison 4-3-13, Pond 1-0-2, Hogan 1-0-2, Keenan 1-0-2, France 1-1-4, Beagle 11-1-23, Hogan 6-1-15, Smith 4-0-8. Totals 31-8-76.


N. Massey 4-2-13, Mureness 0-3-3, Serpa 1-0-2, Cross 1-1-4, Feinour 2-0-4, Miller 2-0-4. Totals 10-6-30.

3-point goals: Hudson Falls 6 (Maddison 2, Hogan 2, Swartz, France); Johnstown 4 (N. Massey 3, Cross).


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