Johnstown boys come up short against Schuylerville

JOHNSTOWN – Looking to rebound from a six-point loss to Glens Falls on Tuesday night, the Johnstown boys basketball team returned home to face Schuylerville in a Foothills Council contest Friday. In what proved to be an exciting back-and-forth game, the Black Horses pulled out a 67-65 victory with a last second basket.

The Sir Bills’ Jamal Vazquez started the scoring with two free throws only 14 seconds into the quarter. Schuylerville quickly answered with a bucket from Clay Patrick and then Devin Boyle scored twice for Johnstown, while Josh Signor added two for Schuylerville. Ben Wager made two free throws to make the score 8-4 with just under six minutes left. After a Schuylerville basket from Zach Pierce the Sir Bills got a basket from Wager and two free throws from Trevor Sweet to open the lead to six points.

With the score 12-6 with 4:30 left, the Black Horses went on a 8-0 run over the next minute to take a 14-12 lead. Boyle answered for the Sir Bills with a three point basket and another bucket to take back the lead 17-14. After a Tanner Dunkel basket for Schuylerville, Johnstown went on its own 8-0 run with a 3-point basket from Brandon Mraz and Vazquez added two free throws and a 3-pointer, making the score 25-16. Will Griffen hit a three point shot to make the score 25-19 at the end of the first quarter.

Schuylerville started the second quarter with baskets from Dunkel and Griffen to draw to within two points. Johnstown then scored seven unanswered points getting baskets from Wager, Vazquez and Boyle and a free throw from James Soler to make the score 32 – 23 with five minute remaining in the half. Vazquez responded to a three pointer from Schuylerville’s Griffen with a 3-point shot for the Sir Bills and Wager followed with a bucket to make the score 37-26 with 2:48 remaining. Two free throws from Dunkel and a three point basket from Griffen made the score 37-31 at halftime.

The third quarter was a turning point in the game.

Sweet scored a basket and a free throw to start the quarter for the Sir Bills. He then added two more free throws after Griffen got things started for the Black Horses with a basket of his own. Schuylerville’s Signor and Stratton Sherman each scored to make the score 42-37. Wager added two more points but then the Black Horses dug in with solid defense and turnovers to go on a 10-point run and take a 47-44 lead with 2:32 left in the quarter. Vazquez hit a bucket to stop the run and draw the Sir Bills back to within one point. Schuylerville got baskets from Patrick and Pierce, while Wager added two free throws to end the third quarter with Schuylerville leading 51- 48.

The fourth quarter saw the two teams trading baskets.

A Johnstown basket by Jacob Billa was answered with a Schuylerville basket by Patrick. Vazquez hit a bucket only to have Pierce match it and the score was 55-52. Vazquez then scored four points, a free throw, a basket and another free throw, to give the Sir Bills the lead again, 56-55. The lead changed on each of the next three possessions. Signor’s basket put the Black Horses up by one only to have Sweet score a bucket and take back the lead for the Sir Bills. Baskets from Griffen and Patrick took back the lead and extended it to 61-58 with 2:43 left in the game.

Johnstown wasn’t done.

Two more points from Sweet and a three-point basket from Boyle put the Sir Bills up by two with 1:50 left. Signor made a free throw to pull the Black Horses to within one point and Pierce hit a 3-point shot to take a two point lead with 49 seconds on the clock.

With 35.5 seconds remaining, Vazquez scored to tie the game at 65 apiece. After a timeout, Schuylerville brought the ball up the court and ran the clock down. With 2.3 seconds on the clock, Pierce hit the winning basket for the Black Horses to give them the 67-65 victory over the Sir Bills.

“I felt, in the first half, we played pretty good basketball. I thought we were able to get some opportunities to take it to the basket and we were able to get to the foul line,” Johnstown coach Matt Guzielek said.

The Sir Bills were 9 of 10 free throws in the first half.

“In the second half, as soon as they went to that zone we couldn’t figure out how to move the ball or where to move the ball to,” Guzielek said. “We kept battling back the entire game which I was proud of.”

For Johnstown (6-10 overall, 2-9 Foothills), Vazquez was high scorer with 22 points, while Boyle added 14 points and Wager had 12.

For the Schuylerville (5-10 overall, 4-7 Foothills), Griffen led all scoring with 24 points, while Pierce and Patrick added 13 points each.

“I thought both teams played really hard. They played well and they competed,” Schuylerville coach Matt Steinfort said. “It was an entertaining game for the fans and as a coach. We were fortunate to come out on top.”

Schuylerville 67, Johnstown 65

Schuylerville19 12 20 16 – 67

Johnstown25 12 11 17 – 65


Sherman 1-0-2, Signor 4-1-9, Griffen 10-0-24, Pierce 6-0-13, Dunkel 2-2-6, Patrick 6-0-13. Totals 29-3-67.


Mraz 1-0-3, D. Boyle 5-0-14, Soler 0-1-1, Billa 1-0-2, Vazquez 7-6-22, Sweet 3-5-11, Wager 4-4-12. Totals 21-16-65.

3-point goals: Schuylerville 6 (Griffen 4, Pierce, Patrick); Johnstown (D. Boyle 2; Vazquez 2, Mraz).

Foothills Council

Scotia-Glenville 51, Gloversville 45

SCOTIA – Christian Corker scored 26 points to lead Scotia-Glenville to a South Division win over Gloversville.

Rhys Teneyke recorded 12 points for Scotia-Glenville (10-1 Foothills).

Alex Reppenhagen finished with 20 points, including five 3-pointers, to lead Gloversville (7-9 overall, 4-7 Foothills), while Taylor McCredie added 10.

Scotia-Glenville 51, Gloversville 45

Gloversville6 6 16 17 – 45

Scotia-Glenville11 17 9 14 – 51


McCredie 4-2-10, Ja. Nail 3-3-9, Jo. Nails 30-6, Reppenhagen 7-1-20. Totals 17-6-45.


Clune 2-1-5, Corker 9-5-26, DeGraffenreid 0-6-6, Martin 1-0-2, Teneyke 4-2-12. Totals 16-14-51.

3-point goals: Gloversville 5 (Reppenhagen 5); Scotia-Glenville 5 (Corker 3, Teneyke 2).

Amsterdam 69, Hudson Falls 57

HUDSON FALLS – Kory Bergh finished with a game-high 29 points to lead Amsterdam to a Foothills Council win over Hudson Falls.

Tysean Hanna scored 18 points for Amsterdam (12-3 overall, 9-2 Foothills), while Ben Rhodes added 10 points.

Cameron Jett scored 23 points to lead Hudson Falls (3-8 Foothills), while Gent Shala added 11.

Amsterdam 69, Hudson Falls 57

Amsterdam12 13 28 16 – 69

Hudson Falls8 22 14 13 – 57


Aponte 1-1-3, Bergh 12-2-29, M. Fedullo 1-0-2, Garner 1-1-3, Hanna 7-3-18, Holloway 0-1-1, Rhodes 4-2-10, Stanavich 1-1-3. Totals 27-11-69.

Hudson Falls

Casey 3-1-7, Jett 6-8-23, Lane 2-1-5, Maddison 3-0-6, Ovitt 2-0-5, Shala 5-1-11. Totals 21-11-57.

3-point goals: Amsterdam 4 (Bergh 3, Hanna); Hudson Falls 4 (Jett 3, Ovitt).

South Glens Falls 78, Queensbury 68

SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Matt Higgins scored 28 points to lead South Glens Falls to a Foothills Council North Division win over Queensbury.

Adam Whitaker had 16 points for South Glens Falls (7-9 overall, 4-7 Foothills), while John Styczynski added 12 points.

Brett Rodriguez scored 24 points to pace Queensbury (2-11 overall, 2-9 Foothills). Justin Troelstra finished with 14 points for the Spartans and Jonathan Dennett added 11 points.

South Glens Falls 78, Queensbury 68

Queensbury16 16 15 21 – 68

South Glens Falls23 19 23 13 – 78


Rodriguez 10-4-24, Troelstra 4-4-14, Dennett 5-1-11, VanAnden 2-1-6, Homkey 0-2-2, Conway 1-0-3, O’Leary 1-4-6, Bleibtrey 1-0-2. Totals 24-16-68.

South Glens Falls

Higgins 10-3-28, Styczynski 5-1-12, Whitaker 4-7-16, Stone 3-2-8, Zack Ahrens 3-0-7, DeMarco 0-2-2, Kohanek 0-2-2, Lynch 1-0-3. Totals 26-17-78.

3-point goals: Queensbury 4 (Troelstra 2, VanAnden, Conway); South Glens Falls 9(Higgins 5, Styczynski, Whitaker, Ahrens, Lynch).


Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 64, Canajoharie 41

ST. JOHNSVILLE – A.J. Hayes finished with 21 points to lead Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville to a WAC North Division win over Canajoharie.

The victory clinched the WAC North title for OESJ.

The Wolfpack trailed 21-20 at the half before outscoring the Cougars 44-20 in the second half to earn the victory.

David Anselmo scored 20 points for OESJ (15-0 overall, 10-0 WAC), while Dylan Klock added 12.

Jace Fox scored 12 points to lead Canajoharie (8-9 overall, 6-4 WAC), while Mike Hartlieb added 10.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 64, Canajoharie 41

Canajoharie9 12 8 12 – 41

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville9 11 21 23 – 64


Bowley 1-0-2, Folts 3-3-9, Fox 4-4-12, Hartlieb 5-0-10, O’Connor 0-1-1, Shariff 2-0-4, Sossei 0-3-3. Totals 15-11-41.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville

Anselmo 7-6-20, Blair 1-0-2, Cook 2-1-5, Grant 1-0-2, Hayes 9-3-21, Klock 2-7-12, C. Kraft 1-0-2, J. Kraft 0-1-1. Totals 23-18-64.

3-point goals: Canajoharie – none; Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 1 (Klock).

Mayfield 72, Saratoga Catholic 56

MAYFIELD – Jared Albertin and Jay Sweeney turned in double-double performances to lead the Panthers to victory.

Albertin finished the night with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Sweeney had 12 points and 10 assists. Brendan Gifford led all scorers with 19 points, including five 3-pointers, while Brendan Gifford had 17 points and six assists.

Evan Pascetti led the Saints with 17 points, while Connor Farrington hit four 3-pointers for 12 points.

Mayfield 72, Saratoga Central Catholic 56

Saratoga Central Catholic13 10 19 14 – 56

Mayfield18 21 15 18 – 72

Saratoga Central Catholic

Bradley -0-10, Conrad 1-0-3, Cronk 1-0-2, Farrington 4-0-12, Haraden 1-0-2, Pescetti 7-3-17, Tillman 2-2-7, Welcome 1-0-3. Totals: 22-5-56.


Albertin 5-0-10, Davis 2-0-4, Delaney 3-1-10, Gates 7-019, Gifford 6-3-17, Sweeney 2-8-12. Totals: 25-12-72.

3-point goals: Saratoga Central Catholic 7 (Connor Farrington 4, Nicholas Conrad, Tyrel Tillman, Andrew Welcome.

Fort Plain 69, Northville 41

FORT PLAIN – Ryan DeLaurie finished with 25 points to lead Fort Plain to a WAC North Division win over Northville.

James May scored 13 points for Fort Plain (9-8 overall, 4-6 WAC), while Jon Calbet netted 10. Drew Fureno added nine points on three 3-pointers for the Hilltoppers.

Danny Reidell scored 12 points to pace Northville (7-9 overall, 2-8 WAC), while Dan Ryan added 10.

Fort Plain 69, Northville 41

Northville14 8 8 11 – 41

Fort Plain13 18 27 11 – 69


N. Reidell 1-0-3, Ryan 3-2-10, D. Reidell 3-6-12, Jetty 4-0-8, Coupas 1-1-3, Kalkbrenner 1-2-5. Totals 13-11-41.

Fort Plain

Calbet 5-0-10, DeLaurie 7-8-25, May 6-1-13, Nare 1-0-2, Falzerine 2-0-4, Kennedy 1-0-2, Fureno 3-0-9, Florian 2-0-4. Totals 27-9-69

3-point goals: Northville 3 (Ryan 2, Kalkbrenner); Fort Plain 6 (DeLaurie 3, Fureno 3).

Colonial Council

Voorheesville 57, Fonda-Fultonville 43

VOORHEESVILLE – Scott Glasheen scored 17 points to lead Voorheesville to a victory over Fonda-Fultonville.

Matt Bernhard finished with 13 points for the Blackbirds, while Alex Giordano added 11.

Dan Parslow and Russell Warner each scored 13 points to lead Fonda-Fultonville 2-13 overall, 2-9 Colonial), while Jackson Atty added 12 points.

Voorheesville 57, Fonda-Fultonville 43

Fonda-Fultonville13 4 21 5 – 43

Voorheesville16 13 14 14 – 57


Atty 3-3-12, LaPratt 1-0-2, Parslow 5-1-13, Peterson 1-0-2, Warner 6-1-13. Totals 16-5-43.


Bernhard 5-1-13, Burke 4-1-9, Giordano 5-1-11, Glasheen 7-3-17, Konicki 2-0-4, Riede 1-0-3. Totals 24-6-57.

3-point goals: Fonda-Fultonville 6 (Atty 3, Parslow 2, LaPratt); Voorheesville 3 (Bernhard 2, Riede).

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