Lady Dragons roll past Scotia-Glenville, 67-45

GLOVERSVILLE – The Gloversville Lady Dragons poured in 20 first-quarter points against Scotia-Glenville and never looked back as they defeated the Lady Tartans 67-45 in a Foothills Council game Thursday night at Gloversville High School.

“This one feels especially good,” Gloversville coach Molly Swan said. “The girls have been looking forward to it and after losing to them earlier this season [43-34] it is sweet to get the win.”

Gloversville (6-9 overall, 3-8 Foothills) got off to a fast start with Harmony Philo connecting for five of the Lady Dragons’ points in a game-opening 7-0 run.

The Lady Dragons made the most of scoring opportunities off Scotia-Glenville turnovers to take the lead to 20-8 at the end of the opening quarter.

Gloversville extended its lead in the second quarter, with Philo leading the way with a pair of 3-pointers to finish the opening half with four 3-pointers and 16 of the Lady Dragons’ 36 points as they took a 36-15 lead into the locker room.

Kerri Hauser opened the third quarter with four points in the low post to push the Gloversville lead to 40-15. However, the Lady Tartans stepped up their defense and forced a series of turnovers that they converted into 16 unanswered points to cut the Lady Dragons’ 25-point lead down to nine, 40-31 with 3:08 left in the third period.

Philo got the Gloversville scoring re-ignited with her fifth 3-pointer of the game to spark a 9-4 run to close out the third quarter with a 49-35 lead.

“I had to remind them that we need to do the things we talk about, boxing out, getting your rebound,” Swan said about ending the Scotia run. “I think rebounds were key tonight. We dominated on the boards. Closing out on [Caitlin] Estes and making sure she was as much of a threat was a priority. We paired up [Jasmine] Gonzalez on her and I think she did a great job tonight.”

Despite getting a pair of 3-pointers from Estes, their leading scorer, the Lady Tartans could not close the gap as Gloversville pulled away for the 67-45 league victory.

After being held to two first-half points, Estes finished the game with a team-high 15 points for Scotia-Glenville (7-9 overall, 6-6 Foothills). Jasmine Corker added nine points and Mary-Kate Palleschi chipped in with seven.

Philo connected for six 3-pointers to give her 50 on the season as she poured in a game-high 24 points for Gloversville. Gonzalez finished with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds to go with three blocks and Alex Benfatti hit three 3-pointers en route to her 11-point performance.

“I am so impressed that things we have been talking about in practice are soaking in,” Swan said. “I think our momentum is good. I know it is the end of the season and it is a good time to be playing good.”

Gloversville will take to the court Saturday for a non-league game at Mechanicville before traveling to Johnstown on Monday for a Foothills Council contest.

Gloversville 67, Scotia-Glenville 45

Scotia-Glenville8 7 20 10 – 45

Gloversville20 16 13 18 – 67


Culhane 1-0-2, Corker 2-4-9, Geniti 3-0-6, Palleschi 2-3-7, Estes 5-2-15, Landolfo 0-2-2, Winney 1-0-2, Montague 0-2-2. Totals: 14-13-45.


Hauser 2-1-5, Philo 8-2-24, Ross 3-0-6, Gonzalez 8-1-17, Langley 2-0-4, Benfatti 4-0-11. Totals: 27-4-67.

3-point goals: Scotia-Glenville 4 (Caitlin Estes 3, Jasmine Corker); Gloversville 9 (Harmony Philo 6, Alex Benfatti 3).

Glens Falls 54, Broadalbin-Perth 32

GLENS FALLS – The Lady Indians opened a half-game lead over Hudson Falls in the Foothills North standings with their victory over B-P.

Lucy Tougas led the Glens Falls scoring with 14 points, while Sophie Tougas had 12 and Caitlin Hogan had three 3-pointers in her 11-point effort.

Erica Kordyjak led Broadalbin-Perth (6-10 overall, 2-9 Foothills) with nine points, while Isabella Magliocca finished with seven.

Glens Falls 54, Broadalbin-Perth 32

Broadalbin-Perth7 5 10 10 – 32

Glens Falls16 13 18 7 – 54


Biggers 1-1-3, DiCaterino 1-0-2, Kordyjak 4-1-9, I. Magliocca 1-5-7, Sheffer 0-2-2, Visco 1-0-2, Thompson 1-0-2, Ivery 2-0-5. Totals: 11-9-32.

Glens Falls

Girard 1-0-3, Borgos 2-0-6, Bayle 1-0-2, S. Tougas 4-4-12, Hogan 4-0-11, L. Tougas 4-5-14, Hendley 1-0-2, Scarincio 2-0-4. Totals: 19-9-54.

3-point goals: Broadalbin-Perth 1 (Tatiana Ivery); Glens Falls 7 (Caitlin Hogan 3, Nora Borgos 2, Lucy Tougas, Maggie Girard).

Amsterdam 49, Hudson Falls 44

AMSTERDAM – The Lady Rams got 15 points from Nina Fedullo and 11 from Brady Santiago dealt Hudson Falls its first league loss of the season Thursday at Hudson Falls High School.

Amsterdam trailed 26-22 at teh half but outscored the Lady Tigers 16-7 in the third quarter to take the lead and held on for the league victory.

Amsterdam leads the Foothills South with a 10-1 league record and is 11-3 overall. Hudson Falls drops to 9-1 in the Foothills North and is a half-game behind Glens Falls (10-1) in the standings.

Amsterdam 49, Hudson Falls 44

Hudson Falls18 8 7 11 – 44

Amsterdam14 8 16 11 – 49

Hudson Falls

Goodbred 1-0-2, Inglee 2-0-5, McKinney 1-5-8, Akins 4-0-9, Lebrun 3-0-6, Collier-Hogan 2-0-4, Kelly 4-2-10. Totals: 17-7-44.


Santiago 4-0-11, Fedullo 4-7-15, Liverio 1-1-3, Catena 0-4-4, Pritchard 2-5-9, Duemler 1-1-3, Irizarry 1-2-4. Totals: 13-20-49.

3-point goals: Hudson Falls 3 (Abby Inglee, Brianna McKinney, Madison Akins); Amsterdam 3 (Brady Santiago 3).

Queensbury 63, South Glens Falls 50

QUEENSBURY -After being tied at the half and at the end of regulation, the Lady Spartans poured in 16 points in overtime to defeat South High Thursday night.

Eighth-grader Hailey Ballard led Queensbury (4-11 overall, 4-8 Foothills) with her 23-point, 13 rebound performance. Katlyn Tavarres and Emma Hayes finished with 14 points apiece for the Lady Spartans.

Alexa Brown led South High (8-7 overall, 5-5 Foothills) with 16 points, while Rylee Coon chipped in with seven points.

Queensbury 63, South Glens Falls 50, OT

South Glens Falls14 7 19 7 3 – 50

Queensbury10 11 12 14 16 – 63

South Glens Falls

A. Bourdeau 1-0-3, Brown 6-4-16, Buser 1-1-3, Carpenter 2-2-6, Collier 1-0-2, Coon 2-2-7, DeRidder 2-2-6, Jaziejka 1-0-2, Scarincio 1-0-2, Benincasa 1-1-3. Totals: 18-12-50.


Hayes 4-6-14, Rosario 1-0-2, Willows 1-0-2, Bolen 3-0-6, Rodriguez 1-0-2, Tavarres 4-2-14, Ballard 9-5-23. Totals: 23-13-63.

3-point goals: South Glens Falls 2 (Amber Bourdeau, Rylee Coon); Queensbury 4 (Katlyn Tavarres 4).

Northern Basketball League

Schroon Lake 29, Wells 28

WELLS Trailing 29-17 heading into the fourth quarter, Wells saw its comeback bid fall one point short against Schroon Lake on Wednesday.

The Lady Indians held the Wildcats scoreless in the final quarter but couldn’t overcome their deficit.

Corrine Pelkey scored nine points to lead Schroon Lake.

Erika Foster finished with 12 points to lead Wells.

Schroon Lake 29, Wells 28

Wells10 2 5 11 – 28

Schroon Lake10 8 11 0 – 29

Schroon Lake

Bearor 1-2-4, Pelkey 3-3-9, Jabaut 1-2-4, Botterbusch 1-0-2, Vanderwalker 2-1-5, Maisonville 2-1-5.Totals 10-9-29.


Beach 2-1-5, Kennedy 2-1-5, Darling 1-0-2, Foster 4-2-12, Mauro 2-0-4. Totals 11-4-28.

3-point goals: Schroon Lake none; Wells 2 (Foster 2).

Boys basketball

Frankfort-Schuyler 60, Dolgeville 44

DOLGEVILLE – Parker Goldsmith connected for 28 points to help Frankfort-Schuyler erase a seven-point halftime deficit to defeat Dolgeville 60-44 in Center State Conference action Thursday night at Dolgeville High School.

Christ Hunt led the host Blue Devils with 15 points, while Derrick Link added nine points.

Ryan DeRollo chipped in with 17 points for the Maroon Knights.

Frankfort-Schuyler 60, Dolgeville 44

Frankfort-schuyler6 14 27 13 – 60

Dolgeville7 20 14 3 – 44


Caivana 1-0-2, DeRollo 6-0-17, Goldsmith 12-3-28, Leon 1-0-2, Luther 3-0-9, Reeves 1-0-2. Totals: 24-3-60.


Blakeslee 2-0-5, Hunt 7-1-15, Link 3-0-9, McGraw 1-1-4, Nagle 2-0-5, Walrath 2-2-6. Totals: 17-4-44.

3-point goals: Frankfort-Schuyler 9 (Ryan DeRollo 5, Jim Luther 3, Parker goldsmith); Dolgeville 6 (Derrick Link 3, Alex Blakeslee, Shaun McGraw, Nick Nagle).

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