Boys Basketball Roundup: Gloversville rebounds with win over B-P

Gloversville’s Julien Deumaga (4) and Broadalbin-Perth’s Dante Calderone (22) collide as they scramble for a loose ball during Foothills Council action Tuesday at Broadalbin-Perth High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

BROADALBIN — After having their seven-game win streak snapped Friday by Scotia-Glenville, the Gloversville Dragons were looking to start a new streak Tuesday at Broadalbin-Perth.

Gloversville watched the Patriots, who were looking for their second-straight victory, cut a 15-point first-quarter lead down to four points at the half.

However, a 12-2 run to start the second half and clutch shooting in the fourth quarter allowed the Dragons to pull away and return to the win column with a 70-56 victory over the Patriots in Foothills Council action Tuesday at Broadalbin-Perth High School.

“We lost assignments early,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Tucker Gifford said. “We came out flat in the first quarter and did the same third in the third quarter. We did have a good second quarter and then fell flat in the third. That gave them the cushion they needed. We couldn’t get the stop when we needed one and we couldn’t get a basket when we needed one. So we need to be more consistent in our play.”

Neither team could find a shooting rhythm early but Gloversville sophomore Dante Bouchard broke the ice with a 3-pointer two-and-a-half minutes into the game.

Dante Calderone put the Patriots on the board when he finished a pass from Lucas Coon to put the game at 3-2.

The Dragons stepped back behind the arc, with Bouchard, Joey Rowback and Julien Deumaga all connecting from 3-point range in a 15-2 run to build an 18-4 lead.

Jackson Sassanella hit a 3-pointer for B-P before Bouchard finished off his 14-point first-quarter performance with a pair of free-throws and a layup to give the Dragons a 22-7 advantage after the first eight minutes of play.

The second quarter belonged to the Patriots as Troy Monroe began getting open looks and Calderone took over on the boards to help B-P outscore Gloversville 21-10 in the period and cut the Dragons lead to four, 32-28, at intermission.

In the Patriots’ second-quarter run, Monroe had nine points and Calderone finished with eight.

Rowback and Deumaga were the only Dragons to score in the quarter with six and four points respectively.

“They got a lot more shots against us and did a good job on the offensive boards,” Gloversville coach Aric Kucel said of the Patriots second-quarter performance. “Maybe we relaxed a little bit with the lead. We are still a young team that is getting better so maybe we relaxed a little bit, but credit them, they played a great second quarter.”

Gloversville opened the second half with a scoring burst led by Bouchard hitting a pair of 3s, while Deumaga has a pair of baskets and Rowback hit for a layup in a 12-4 run in the first four minutes of the half to build a 44-32 advantage.

The Patriots battled back in the later minutes of the quarter, to get the lead back to 10 points and carried that momentum into the opening minutes of the fourth quarter to cut the Dragons lead to seven, 51-44, with 6:11 left in regulation.

Rowback and Bouchard swung the momentum back in Gloversville favor with Rowback hitting a basket, before the duo combined for three-straight 3-pointers in a 68-second scoring burst to take the Dragons’ lead from seven to 15, 62-47, with 4:40 left to play.

“Those two hit some big shots for us,” Coach Kucel said. “Dante was good all game, scoring and creating opportunities for himself and his teammates. Joey had a good second half rebounding the basketball and scoring. We ask Joey to do a lot and when he is aggressive he is a really tough cover for the other team.”

The Patriots could not recover from the scoring burst as Gloversville closed out the 70-56 Foothills victory.

Bouchard led the Gloversville (10-4 overall, 8-4 Foothills) scoring with his game-high 28 points, including six 3-pointers. Rowback had 14 second-half points in his 20-point, seven rebound, and four assist performance. Deumaga chipped in with a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds to go with two assists.

“We have a big game Friday against Queensbury [9-3 Foothills] up there,” Kucel said. “We are playing well and this is the time of year where they have played a lot of basketball over three or four months. We just have to keep getting better.”

For Broadalbin-Perth (4-10 overall, 3-9 Foothills), Monroe hit three 3-pointers in his team-high 22 point effort, while Calderone finished with 14 points and seven rebounds and Jackson Sassanella hit for 11 points including three 3-pointers.

“We are going to Hudson Falls [1-11 Foothills] on Friday and that is going to be a tough one,” Coach Gifford said.

Gloversville 70, Broadalbin-Perth 56

Gloversville 22 10 17 21 — 70

Broadalbin-Perth 7 21 11 17 — 56


Bouchard 10-2-28, Raldiris 1-0-2, Deumaga 5-2-13, Galster 1-2-4, Rowback 9-1-20, Jones 1-0-3. Totals: 27-7-70.


Coon 2-2-7, Monroe 8-3-22, Sassanella 4-0-11, Munn 1-0-2, Calderone 6-2-14. Totals: 21-7-56.

3-point goals: Gloversville 9 (Bouchard 6, Deumaga, Rowback, Jones); Broadalbin-Perth 7 (Monroe 3, Calderone 2, Coon 2).

Amsterdam 70, Scotia-Glenville 62

AMSTERDAM — The Rams pulled even with Glens Falls at the top of the Foothills Council standings with Tuesday’s victory over Scotia-Glenville.

Amsterdam (11-3 overall, 10-2 Foothills) stretched a one-point halftime lead to eight points, 46-38, outscoring the Tartans 17-10 in the third quarter.

The Tartans (7-5 Foothills) closed the gap to five points before Ozzy DeJesus finished a three-point play in the closing seconds to secure the 70-62 victory.

Scotia-Glenville’s Christian Corker hit for 20 fourth-quarter points in his game-high 30 point effort.

DeJesus hit 14 fourth-quarter points en route to his career-high 28 points. Willie Brown finished with 12 points, while Deanthony Colon had 11 and Louis Fedullo chipped in with 10.

Amsterdam 70, Scotia-Glenville 62

Scotia-Glenville 7 21 10 24 — 62

Amsterdam 17 12 17 24 — 70


Barrera 3-0-7, Corker 13-0-30, Freschette 3-0-8, Fresoni 2-0-4, Merola 3-0-6, West 1-0-2. Totals: 25-0-62.


Brennan 2-0-5, Brown 6-0-12, Colon 5-0-11, DeJesus 12-3-28, Fedullo 4-2-10, Green 1-0-2, Perez 1-0-2. Totals: 31-5-70.

3-point goals: Scotia-Glenville 7 (Corker 4, Freschette 2, Barrera); Amsterdam 3(Brennan, Colon, DeJesus).


Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 71, Schoharie 62 OT

ST. JOHNSVILLE — The Wolfpack worked overtime to complete a come-from-behind victory over Schoharie Tuesday night at Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville High School.

After tying the game at 55, OESJ outscored the Indians 16-7 in extra time to secure the victory.

Devyn Jones led all scorers with 22 points, while Jack Brundage hit five 3-pointers in his 21-point effort and Elias Sanchez and Tyler Leon chipped in with 13 points apiece.

Mitch Barton led Schoharie with 17 points, while Jackson Vanderwerken finished with 15.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 71, Schoharie 62 OT

Schoharie 13 12 11 19 7 — 62

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 11 9 14 21 16 — 71


Barton 5-4-17, Helmstadt 1-0-2, Vanderwerken 4-3-15, Alescio 3-0-8, Williams 1-0-2, Jankowski 3-2-9, Teeter 2-0-4, Simmons 1-0-2, Coluccio 1-0-3. Totals: 21-9-62.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville

Brundage 7-2-21, Sanchez 4-5-13, Jones 5-10-22, LaFountain 1-0-2, Leon 5-3-13. Totals: 22-20-71.

3-point goals: Schoharie 11 (Vanderwerken 4, Barton 3, Alescio 2, Jankowski, Coluccio); Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 7 (Brundage 5, Jones 2).


Mayfield 62, Northville 51

NORTHVILLE — Mayfield outscored the Falcons 19-10 in the second quarter and steadily pulled away for the 11-point non-league victory.

Garret Delaney led the Panthers with 24 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists. Trevon Gifford had 21 points and seven rebounds and Evan Lehr pulled down nine rebounds to go with five points.

Michael Kalkbrenner led Northville with a career-high 32 points, while Andy Klingbeil chipped in with 16 rebounds.

Northville (5-8 overall, 1-6 WAC) will return to the court Friday for a non-league game against New York Mills as part of the Section II/Section III challenge that was originally scheduled to be played at FMCC on Jan. 13 but was postponed due to inclement weather.

Mayfield 62, Northville 51

Mayfield 13 19 10 20 — 62

Northville 12 10 8 21 — 51


Delaney 7-6-24, Gates 1-0-3, Gifford 9-3-21, Leach 3-0-7, Wasson 1-0-2, Lehr 2-1-5. Totals: 23-10-62.


Kalkbrenner 8-13-32, Reidell 4-0-12, Wadsworth 2-0-5, Monfils 1-0-2. Totals: 15-13-51.

3-point goals: Mayfield 6 (Delaney 4, Gates, Leach); Northville 8 (Reidell 4, Kalkbrenner 3, Wadsworth).

By Paul Wager

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