Saturday, February 11, 2017

High school this 'n' that

Ye scribe is fending off a threatening head cold, so I didn't venture out on Friday night to cover either high school basketball or hockey. Thus, the following was obtained from Section 2's hockey page and the Albany Times-Union website.
On the ice: LaSalle wrapped up the Capital District High School Hockey League (CDHSHL)'s regular season title with a 5-1 win over Queensbury on Senior Night at Robert Conway Arena (Hudson Valley Community College), completing a season sweep of the Spartans. Four of the seniors were showcased, as Zac Rentz had 24 saves, Logan DiScanio & Kevin Mainello had two goals apiece, while Sam Mulson had the other tally for the Cadets, who finish the regular season at 16-2-2 (14-2 in league play) with 17 points, good enough to hold off onrushing Shenendehowa (16 pts.) & Bethlehem (15) to ensure the top seed in the playoffs. Play-in games will take place in Clifton Park on Shen's home ice on Wednesday, with the quarterfinals to begin next Friday. Seedings will be determined at a coaches meeting scheduled for Sunday.
On the court: It was also Senior Night at Troy High for the boys' basketball team. After the women had upset Albany on Tuesday on their Senior Night, coach Richard Hurley's club sought a little slice of payback of their own from Schenectady, after the Patriots had beaten Troy back in December. Mission accomplished. Daniel Buie torched the Schenectady defense for 26 points, Ryan Carmello added 16, while Zavion Chaney finished with 11, continuing his hot play, as Troy defeated Schenectady, 74-60. Troy closes the regular season on the road at CBA on Tuesday.

As of this writing, the women's game at Pat Riley Center between Troy & Schenectady had not been reported, likely because the Lady Pats, with 1 league win this season, wanted to avoid embarrassment.

Meanwhile, Shaker's women's team suffered their first league loss of the season in their finale, dropping a 49-40 decision to Saratoga.
The Suburban Council held their season-ending bowling tournament on Wednesday. Predictably, Troy's winless squad finished in a tie for last place with Bethlehem. That's all that really needs be said.

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