Amsterdam girls to open Class A tournament with home contest

For most of the area’s girls basketball teams, the postseason begins this week.

In Class A, Gloversville is scheduled to travel to Mohonasen for a first-round matchup, with the winner heading to Amsterdam for a quarterfinal game on Saturday.

Three area teams are among the 16 teams remaining in Class B.

Johnstown and Broadalbin-Perth each won play-in games at home Friday to advance to Wednesday’s first round.

The Lady Bills, Lady Patriots and Fonda-Fultonville will hit the road for Wednesday’s contests. Johnstown is slated to travel to Voorheesville, B-P is set to travel to Hoosick Falls and Fonda-Fultonville will travel to face Colonial Council rival Cohoes. All three games are slated to begin at 6 p.m.

Mayfield and Galway will take to the road for their Class C first-round contests on Wednesday. The Lady Panthers are slated to travel to Middleburgh, while Galway will make the trek to Greenville.

The Class D bracket includes Northville and Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville. The Lady Falcons will travel to Germantown, while OESJ will travel to New Lebanon. Both games are slated for Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Canajoharie and Fort Plain opted not to participate in the Class C and Class D tournaments, respectively.

The Lady Cougars finished the season with a 2-18 overall record, while the Lady Hilltoppers ended their season with a 5-14 overall mark.

Class A

Gloversville at Mohonasen

Wednesday, 6 p.m.

Making its first postseason appearance since the 2010-11 season, Gloversville earned the 10th seed and a trip to Rotterdam to face seventh-seeded Mohonasen in the opening round.

The Lady Dragons’ last trip to sectionals five years ago ended with a 53-42 first-round loss to Glens Falls.

Harmony Philo leads the Gloversville offense with an average of 14.7 points per game, while Jasmine Gonzalez averages 14.1 points per game.

Gloversville (9-11 overall) is 4-2 in its last six games.

Mohonasen (5-15 overall) won two of its last three games to end the regular season.

The Mighty Warriors are led by Saeeda Abdul-Aziz, who is averaging 21.2 points per game.

The winner will travel to Amsterdam (15-5 overall) on Saturday for a quarterfinal contest at 7:30 p.m. The Lady Rams, who are seeded second, are 11-2 in their last 13 games. Amsterdam won the Foothills Council overall and South Division titles this season.

Class B

Johnstown at Voorheesville

Wednesday, 6 p.m.

The 13th-seeded Lady Bills earned a trip to Voorheesville with a 45-24 win over 20th-seeded Emma Willard on Friday.

Jess VanNostrand led Johnstown (8-13 overall) with 16 points, while Mallory Baldwin had eight points. Claire Guzielek and Lexus Williams each had seven points for the Lady Bills.

Sharde Johnson led Emma Willard with seven points.

The fourth-seeded Blackbirds are 14-5 overall and have won five out their last six games. Rachel Blow leads Voorheesville with an average of 12.1 points per game.

Both teams have faced Fonda-Fultonville twice. Voorheesville went 2-0 against the Lady Braves, while Johnstown split its two games with FFCS.

Voorheesville posted a 58-56 win over Johnstown in the first round of last year’s Class B tourney.

The winner will face eighth No. 5 Hudson or No. 21 Mechanicville in the quarterfinals.

Broadalbin-Perth at Hoosick Falls

Wednesday, 6 p.m.

The 16th-seeded Lady Patriots opened the postseason with a 53-42 victory over 17th-seeded Cairo-Durham on Friday.

Erica Kordyjak scored 15 points for B-P (8-13 overall), while Danielle Biggers finished with 13. Tatiana Ivery added nine points for the Lady Patriots, while Ali Visco had eight.

Mikaela Phillps scored 12 points to lead Cairo-Durham, while Sierra Panicola and Sydney Spohler each had eight points.

With the win, B-P advanced to the first round to face top-seeded Hoosick Falls.

The Lady Panthers are 18-2 overall and have won six straight games heading into their sectional opener.

Kelly Pine leads the Lady Panthers’ offense, averaging 13.7 points per game, while Megan Flynn is scoring at a 13.6-point-per-game clip.

The winner advances to the quarterfinal to face either ninth-seeded Stillwater or eighth-seeded Schuylerville.

Fonda-Fultonville at Cohoes

Wednesday, 6 p.m.

In their two regular-season meetings, the Lady Braves and Tigers each picked up a win on their home floor against one another.

FFCS (9-11 overall) won on its home floor, 50-49, on Dec. 4.

Miranda Nethaway led the Lady Braves with 16 points, while Julianna Taylor finished with 14 points.

Sam Dayter led Cohoes with 15 points, while Hayden Galarneau added 12 points.

Cohoes won the rematch on its home court, 53-41, on Jan. 29.

In that game, Nerea Brajac scored 24 points for the Tigers, while Dayter had 15 points.

Taylor led the Lady Braves with 11 points, while Sarah Subik added nine.

The third meeting of the season will send either the 10th-seeded Lady Braves or the seventh-seeded Tigers to the Class B quarterfinals.

Class C

Mayfield at Middleburgh

Tuesday, 6 p.m.

After losing both of their regular-season meetings against the eighth-seeded Knights, the ninth-seeded Lady Panthers are hoping the third time is the charm.

Mayfield lost 54-51 at home to Middleburgh in its season opener Dec. 1, and 67-60 at Middleburgh on Jan. 25.

In the first meeting, Lyndsey McCoy scored 24 points to lead Middleburgh, while Bre Palmatier and Kelsey Terrell each scored 12 points.

Julie Hampton led Mayfield with 10 points, while Kaylee Bumpus and Sydney Sheldon each had 10 points.

In the second meeting, McCoy and Palmatier each netted 25 points for Middleburgh, while Terrell added 12.

Hampton paced the Lady Panthers with 26 points, while Bumpus finished with 11 points.

Hampton leads Mayfield (14-6 overall), scoring an average of 21 points per game, while Bumpus is averaging 10.5 points per game.

McCoy is the top scorer for Middleburgh (15-5), averaging 15.9 points per game. Palmatier averages 15.7 points per game for the Knights.

The winner advances to the quarterfinals and will travel to top-seeded Lake George on Friday for 7:30 p.m. contest.

Galway at Greenville

Tuesday, 6 p.m.

The 12th-seeded Golden Eagles will make the trek to Greenville to face the fifth-seeded Spartans.

Galway (12-8 overall) struggled down the stretch, winning just two of its final five games to end the regular season.

Madison Ritter leads the Golden Eagles’ offense, averaging 10.8 points per game.

Greenville (15-5 overall) comes into the first-round contest, riding a five-game win streak.

Ava Fitzmaurice is the leading scoring for Greenville, averaging 18.2 points per game. Fitzmaurice has hit 73 3-pointers this season for the Spartans. Kaitlyn Krasney is Greenville’s second-leading scorer, averaging 14.8 points per game.

The winner will face either fourth-seeded Maple Hill or 13th-seeded Schoharie in the quarterfinals Friday at Lake George at 6 p.m.

Class D

Northville at Germantown

Tuesday, 6 p.m.

The 12th-seeded Lady Falcons face a long bus ride to face fifth-seeded Germantown in the sectional opener.

Northville (7-13) won four of its final five game to end the regular season.

Morgan Wilson is the Lady Falcons’ top scorer, averaging 9.5 points per game. She has connected on 37 3-pointers this season for Northville.

Kasey Griffin leads the Germantown offense with an average 11.6 point, while Skylar Jackson averages 10.9 points per game.

The winner advances to the quarterfinals to face either fourth-seeded Fort Ann or 13th-seeded Doane Stuart in the quarterfinals at Fort Edward on Friday at 6 p.m.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville at New Lebanon

Tuesday, 6 p.m.

After ending a four-game losing streak with a non-league win over Sharon Springs in its regular-season finale, the Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville will make the long trek to New Lebanon for its sectional opener.

The ninth-seeded Lady Wolves (7-12 overall) are back in Class D after playing in Class C last season.

Ashley Tynan and Cailey Tynan are the top two scorers for eighth-seeded New Lebanon.

The winner advances to the quarterfinals and will travel to face top-seeded Fort Edward on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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