Gloversville teams upset league leaders

It was a night of upsets by the Gloversville basketball teams as both squads knocked off the league leaders in Foothills Council action Thursday night.

The Gloversville boys got a 38 point performance from sophomore Dante Bouchard as the Dragons knocked off Glens Falls 89-80, while the Lady Dragons got a 23-point showing from junior Harmony Philo as they knocked off league-leading Scotia-Glenville 48-39.

The Dragons (9-3 overall, 7-3 Foothills) grabbed a 39-33 halftime lead only to have Glens Falls take the lead 59-55 heading into the final period.

Gloversville outscored the Indians 34-21 in the final eight minutes to pick up its seventh-straight victory.

Bouchard connected for five 3-pointers and went 11-for-12 from the free-throw line in his team-high 38 points effort, while Julien Deumaga had a pair of 3-pointers and was 14-for-18 from the line in his 26 points, nine rebound effort. Joey Rowback also hit a 3-pointer in his 14-point performance.

Gloversville converted on 33 of 39 free-throw attempts in the game.

Section IIs leading scorer Joe Girard III went 16-for-17 from the foul line in his game-high 45 point, eight assist effort. Noah Balcom and David Barclay added eight points apiece for the Indians.

The Dragons return to action tonight when they host Scotia-Glenville at 7:30 p.m. at Gloversville High School.

In Scotia Thursday, the Gloversville girls turned a three-point first-quarter deficit into a seven-point halftime lead and outscored the Lady Tartans 18-16 in the second half to pick up their second win in as many nights and ninth win in their last 10 games.

Philo, who joined the 1,000-point club on Monday, led all scorers with her 23-point performance that included a pair of 3-pointers and a 7-for-10 effort from the free-throw line.

Kendra Lavery added 15 points to the Lady Dragons (9-5 overall, 8-4 Foothills) victory, while Kerri Hauser finished with five.

The Lady Dragons’ victory drops Scotia-Glenville (9-2 Foothills) from the top of the league standings into second behind Amsterdam (8-1 Foothills).

Gloversville is scheduled to host Queensbury in a Foothills Council contest Thursday.

Gloversville 89, Glens Falls 80

Gloversville 21 18 16 34 — 89

Glens Falls 20 13 26 21 — 80

Gloversville

Bouchard 11—11—38, Standfield 1-2-4, Raldiris 1-0-2, Brown 0-1-1, Deumaga 5-14-26, Rowback 5-3-14, Jones 1-2-4. Totals: 24-33-89.

Glens Falls

Holness 2-0-4, Balcom 4-0-8, Barclay 4-0-8, Q. Girard 1-0-3, Bren 1-0-2, J. Girard 13-16-45, T. Girard 1-0-3, Danahy 2-1-5, Quirk 1-0-2. Totals: 29-17-80.

3-point goals: Gloversville 8 (Dante Bouchard 5, Julien Deumaga 2, Joey Rowback); Glens Falls 5 (Joe Girard III 3, Trent Girard, Quinn Girard).

Gloversville 48, Scotia-Glenville 39

Gloversville 11 19 6 12 — 48

Scotia-Glenville 14 9 3 13 — 39

Gloversville

Hauser 2-1-5, Philo 7-7-23, Langley 0-1-1, Lavery 7-1-15, Benfatti 2-0-4. Totals: 18-10-48.

Scotia-Glenville

Mitchell 4-0-10, Geniti 2-0-4, Palleschi 6-2-16, Wilson 1-0-2, Porter 3-1-7. Totals: 16-3-39.

3-point goals: Gloversville 2 (Harmony Philo 2); Scotia-Glenville 4 (Mikyla Mitchell 2, Mary Kate Palleschi 2).

By Paul Wager

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