Collar nets 34 in Dragons victory over Johnstown

Johnstown's Steven VanNostrand (12) works the ball against covereage by Gloversville's James Collar (11) during Tuesday's Fulton County League game at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

GLOVERSVILLE — After back-to-back season-opening losses, the Gloversville Dragons put together a solid performance to defeat Johnstown 62-48 in Fulton County League action Monday night at Gloversville High School.

“I am happy for the kids to get their first win,” Gloversville varsity coach Ed Collar said in a phone interview. “They played well and as a team. It is all starting to come together.”

The victory was also Collar’s first win as Gloversville coach of the Dragons.

For the Sir Bills, the game marked the start of a new season as their first game was postponed due to a shortage of players and they did not have a game scheduled for Saturday.

“It was our first game and we were a little sloppy,” Sir Bills coach Phil Satterlee said over the phone. “We have only two guys with varsity experience and they didn’t get a ton of minutes as juniors. This is a good group of kids who are willing to listen and learn. Hopefully, we can get better with each game. We had a lot of good stuff happen tonight that we can build on.”

Gloversville’s Dom Porietti and Johnstown’s Caden Mureness traded game-opening baskets before the Dragons built a four-point lead at the end of the opening quarter.

The Sir Bills tied the game at 21 before Gloversville pulled away late in the quarter to take a 32-23 lead at the break.

Gloversville maintained its advantage in the second half to lock up its first win of the season.

“After the Mayfield loss we sat down and watched the game film and that was the best teacher as to what we need work on and see things on the court,” coach Collar said. “We also talked about roles and what we needed from each kid as far as who is a penetrator and who is a shooter and who do we set up on the inside. We subbed a little bit more tonight and everybody played a good role in the win. We had a good flow in the game and had a lot of kids involved.”

James Collar led the Dragons scoring with 34 points, including four 3-pointers, to go with two steals, two blocks and three assists. Anthony Gray finished with seven points, seven rebounds a steal and a blocked shot, while Gio Glionna added six points, four rebounds, two blocked shots and a steal to to with five assists from Garrett Dooling and seven rebounds by Mekhi Lanier.

Braden Jones led Johnstown with his 21-point performance that included four 3-pointers, five rebounds and a steal. Bryce Mureness added seven points and three rebounds and Steven VanNostrand pulled down eight rebounds to go with six points.

“Honestly, I thought we did a lot of things well,” Satterlee said. “We are a young group and they are learning. I thought we got a lot good looks, moved the ball well and were unselfish. It was good team basketball.”

Johnstown (0-1) will take to the road to play Northville (0-2) Wednesday before hosting Broadalbin-Perth on Friday.

Gloversville (1-2) has a bye Wednesday before heading to Northville Friday night and hosting Broadalbin-Perth on Saturday.

“We have three days off in a row before we play Northville on Friday,” coach Collar said. “We haven’t had a day off in a couple weeks, so we are probably going to watch game film tomorrow and give their legs a break so we can recover a little bit. Then we are right back at it again.”

Gloversville 62, Johnstown 48

Johnstown 13 10 17 8 — 48

Gloversville 17 15 19 11 — 62


Jones 7-3-21, C. Mureness 2-1-5, B. Mureness 3-0-7, VanNostrand 2-2-6, Everest1-0-2, VanSlyke 1-0-3, Massey 2-0-4. Totals: 18-6-48.


Dooling 1-0-2, Matos 1-0-3, Porietti 1-0-2, Robare 1-0-2, Collar 10-10-34, LaRowe 2-0-4, Lanier 1-0-2, Gray 2-1-7, Glionna 3-0-6. Totals: 22-1162.

3-point goals: Johnstown 6 (Braden Jones 4, Bryce Mureness, Cameron VanSlyke); Gloversville 7 (James Collar 4, Anthony Gray 2, Carlos Matos).

Mayfield 68,

Northville 66

MAYFIELD — The Mayfield Panthers put together a furious final two minutes to post their second come-from-behind victory in three days.

Trailing by double digits with two minutes remaining in the game, Mayfield used a barrage of long-range shooting from Cam Abdella and Britain Goodemote and a high-pressure full-court press to get by Northville in Fulton County League action Monday at Mayfield High School.

Abdella hit two consecutive threes in the final minutes of play and Goodemote added two threes of his own in the fourth quarter to key the Panthers comeback.

The Panthers put four players in double digits, led by Kyle Capparello with 13, and 10 each from Ethan Rohling, Aidan Halloran, and Kenny Dennis. Abdella finished with nine points and Goodemote had seven, all in the fourth quarter.

For Northville, Jacob Frank led the way with 10 field goals, three of them 3’s, and 12 of 13 from the foul line for 35 points. Dan Van Nostrand contributed 18 points including 8 for 10 from the charity stripe.

Mayfield 68, Northville 66

Northville 20 11 20 15 — 66

Mayfield 14 12 15 27 — 68


Frank 10-12-35, VanNostrand 4-8-18, Artikuski 2-0-4, Sira 4-0-9. Totals: 20-20-66.


Abdella 3-1-7, Rohling 5-0-10, Halloran 4-1-10, Capparello 5-3-13, Goodemote 2-1-7, Leach 1-0-2, Dennis 4-1-10, Ruberti 2-0-5, Petoff 1-0-2. Totals: 27-7-68.

3-point goals: Northville 6 (Jacob Frank 3, Dan VanNostrand 2, Wyatt Sira); Mayfield 7 (Cam Abdella 2, Britain Goodemote 2, Aidan Halloran, Kenny Dennis, Trevor Ruberti).

Montgomery County League

Amsterdam 82,


ST. JOHNSVILLE — Amsterdam connected for 12 3-pointers in Monday’s Montgomery County League game against the Wolfpack.

Yandeel Vasquez led the unbeaten Rams with five 3-pointers in his 25-point performance. Thomas Ziskin added 16 points and Tyrell Douglas finished with 14 points.

Travis LaFountain led Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville with 17 points, while Owen Feagles had nine points and Hunter Smith finished with six.

Amsterdam 82, OESJ 36

Amsterdam 17 23 17 25 — 82

OESJ 5 12 8 11 — 36


Douglas 6-0-14, Thompson 1-0-3, Vasquez 10-0-25, Rivera 1-0-3, Vellon 4-0-8, DeRosa 1-0-3, Ziskin 7-0-16, McHeard 0-2-2, Shatas 3-2-8. Totals: 33-4-82.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville

Clark 1-0-2, LaFountain 7-2-17, Snell 1-0-2, Smith 2-1-6, Feagles 3-3-9. Totals: 14-6-36.

3-point goals: Amsterdam 12 (Yandeel Vasquez 5, Tyreel Douglas 2, Thomas Ziskin 2, Ceasar Thompson, Jesus Rivera, Anthony DeRosa), OESJ 2 (Hunter Smith, Travis LaFountain).


Montgomery County League

Canajoharie 40,

Fort Plain 31

FORT PLAIN — Despite an 11-point performance from Erin Crouse, Fort Plain could not overcome a balanced scoring attack by the Lady Cougars in Monday’s Montgomery County League game.

Mizel Fowler led nine Canajoharie scorers with nine points, while Angelina Clark finished with eight.

Tiffany Hazzard had six points for the Lady Hilltoppers, while Sarah Vanasse had four and Marissa Wilder finished with two points.

Canajoharie 40, Fort Plain 31

Canajoharie 8 9 10 13 — 40

Fort Plain 6 3 9 13 — 31


Hyney 1-0-2, Hazzard 2-0-4, F. Fowler 1-0-3, K. Fowler 1-1-3, Prime 1-1-3, M. Fowler 4-0-9, VanSlyke 2-0-4, Clark 4-0-8, Hohensheldt 2-0-4. Totals: 18-2-40.

Fort Plain

Karker 1-0-2, Crouse 5-1-11, Florian 4-0-8, Hart 2-1-5, Hazzard 1-1-3, Vanasse 1-0-2. Totals: 14-3-31.

3-point goals: Canajoharie 2 (Felise Fowler, Mizel Fowler); Fort Plain none.

Mayfield 49,

Northville 31

NORTHVILLE — Mayfield picked up its second-straight victory Monday night against rival Northville.

The Lady Panthers held a 2-point halftime advantage, 24-22, but came out strong in the second half to outscore the Lady Falcons 17-3 to help secure the victory.

Cloey Dopp led Mayfield with 27 points, including five 3-pointers, while Kelsey Meca had 10 points to go with three steals, three blocks and four rebounds.

Mayfield 49, Northville 31

Mayfield 14 10 17 8 — 49

Northville 9 13 3 6 — 31

Saratoga County League

South Glens Falls 66, Galway 13

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Hannah Breen finished with 18 points to power South Glens Falls to a Saratoga County League victory over Galway on Friday.

Haley Breen scored 13 points for the Bulldogs, who led 34-6 at the half on their way to the win. Jade Maille added six points and eight rebounds for South Glens Falls.

Ryan Ripepi scored four points to lead Galway, which is slated to host Saratoga Central Catholic today at 6:30 p.m.

South Glens Falls 66, Galway 13

Galway 3 3 3 4 — 13

South Glens Falls 17 17 11 21 — 66


Reedy 0-1-1, Drouin 1-0-3, O’Brien 1-0-2, French 1-0-3, Ripepi 1-2-4. Totals 4-3-13.

South Glens Falls

Han. Breen 8-1-18, Hart 2-2-7, McDonough 3-1-7, Robarge 1-0-3, Hal. Breen 5-2-13, Rafferty 1-0-3, Hallenbeck 2-0-4, Fitzsimmons 2-0-5, Maille 3-0-6. Totals 27-6-66.

3-point goals: Galway 2 (Drouin, French); South Glens Falls 6 (Hal. Breen, Rafferty, Han. Breen, Hart, Robarge, Fitzsimmons).


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