Big third quarter powers Lady Bills to win

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Johnstown’s Anna Lee (4) dribbles past Hudson Falls’ Mikayla Varney (15) during Thursday’s Foothills Council game against Hudson Falls at Johnstown High School. (The Leader-Herald/Paul Wager)

JOHNSTOWN — The Johnstown Lady Bills opened the second half with a 17-7 run over Hudson Falls to pick up their fourth win in five games with a 55-39 victory Thursday night at Johnstown High School.

Anna Lee paced the Lady Bills (10-9 overall, 8-9 Foothills) with 20 points, including three 3-pointers, while Jaden Wilson added 15 and Meghan Mraz hit two 3-pointers in her eight-point effort.

Brinley Inglee led Hudson Falls (5-12 Foothills) with 17 points,while Madison Phillips finished with eight points for the Tigers.

The Lady Bills will close out their regular season Monday when they host Queensbury in a 6 p.m. Foothills Council game.

Johnstown 55, Hudson Falls 39

Hudson Falls 10 11 7 11 — 39

Johnstown 15 13 17 10 — 55

Hudson Falls

Casey 1-0-2, Hogan 2-0-4, Inglee 7-1-17, Osterhaudt 2-0-4, Phillips 4-0-8, Varney 1-2-4. Totals: 17-3-39.

Johnstown

Blowers 1-0-2, Lee 8-1-20, Mraz 2-0-8, Sasaki 2-0-4, Vandewalker 2-2-6, Wilson 6-3-15. Totals: 22-6-55.

3-point goals: Hudson Falls 2 (Brinley Inglee 2); Johnstown 5 (Anna Lee 3, Meghan Mraz 2).

Amsterdam 56,

Queensbury 50

QUEENSBURY — The Amsterdam Lady Rams avenged their lone Foothills Council loss of the season Thursday with a 56-50 victory over previously unbeaten Queensbury.

With the victory, Amsterdam grabbed a share of the Foothills Council lead with Queensbury with one game remaining for both squads.

Jackie Stanavich led Amsterdam (17-2 overall, 16-1 Foothills) with 20 points, while Elena Fedullo finished with 17 and Antonia May added seven.

Kaileigh Hunt led Queensbury (16-1 Foothills) with 21 points and Hailey Ballard finished with 14 and Olivia Nassivera chipped in with eight. The Spartans were without the services of leading scorer Hope Sullivan for the contest.

Amsterdam will close out its regular season with a league contest against Schuylerville, while Queensbury will travel to Johnstown for its regular season finale.

Amsterdam 56, Queensbury 50

Amsterdam 15 7 16 18 — 56

Queensbury 9 5 20 16 — 50

Amsterdam

DeRosa 1-3-6, Fedullo 8-0-17, Gannon 2-2-6, May 1-4-7, Stanavich 8-4-20. Totals: 20-13-56.

Queensbury

Ballard 5-1-14, Doin 2-0-5, Hunt 0-2-2, Hunt 5-8-21, Nassivera 3-0-8. Totals: 15-11-50.

3-point goals: Amsterdam 3 (Fran DeRosa, Elena Fedullo, Antonia May); Queensbury 9 (Kaileigh Hunt 3, Hailey Ballard 3, Olivia Nassivera 2, Abby Doin).

Glens Falls 60, Schuylerville 37

GLENS FALLS — Felicity Williams connected for 21 points, while Anna Bayle and Lexi Cutter had 12-points apiece to lead Glens Falls to the Foothills Council victory over winless Schuylerville Thursday night.

Maggie McShane hit five-3-pointers in her team-high 17 points for the Black Horses.

Glens Falls 60, Schuylerville 37

Schuylerville 7 9 8 13 — 37

Glens Falls 14 10 23 13 — 60

Schuylerville

Barton 3-1-7, Headen 2-0-4, Haviland 1-0-2, Koval 2-1-5, McShane 5-0-17, Vautrin 1-0-2. Totals: 15-2-37.

Glens Falls

Bayle 6-0-12, Benway 2-0-5, Corry 1-0-3, Cutter 4-0-12, Girard 1-1-3, Moore 1-0-2, A. Williams 1-0-2, F. Williams 5-11-21. Totals: 21-12-60.

3-point goals: Schuylerville 5 (Maggie McShane 5); Glens Falls 6 (Lexi Cutter 4, Alexis Corry Mattie Benway).

Western Athletic Conference

Mekeel Christian Academy 60, Berne-Knox-Westerlo 54

BERNE —Berne-Knox-Westerlo got a 24-point performance from taylor Meacham but it was not enough to stop Mekeel Christian Academy from picking up the Western Athletic Conference victory Thursday.

Jillian Ballard led Mekeel Christian with 20 points, while Aver Mills had 16, madison Show 15 and Maraya Davis closed out the Lions’ scoring with nine points.

Alexis Wright had 18 points for BKW, while Grace Tymchyn chipped in with seven.

Mekeel Christian Academy 60, Berne-Knox-Westerlo 54

Mekeel Christian Academy 17 9 14 20 — 60

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 6 18 7 23 — 54

Mekeel Christian Academy

Ballard 6-8-20, Davis 1-7-9, Mills 5-3-16, Show 4-4-15. Totals: 16-22-60.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo

Meacham 10-3-24, Morrow 1-0-2, Gabi Tymchyn 1-0-3, Grace Tymchyn 3-0-7, Wright 6-4-18. Totals: 21-7-54.

3-point goals: Mekeel Christian Academy 6 (Avery Mills 3, Madison Show 3); Berne-Knox-Westerlo 5 (Alexis Wright 2, Grace Tymchyn, Gabi Tymchyn, Taylor Meacham).

Center State Conference

Little Falls 70, Dolgeville 43

LITTLE FALLS — Hannah Stack had a double-double of 26 points and 17 rebounds in Dolgeville’s loss to Little Falls Thursday.

Geena Morrotti led Little Falls with 17 points, while Olivia Langdon ad 154, Olivia Lindsay 13 and Zavia Jaime finished with 10 points.

Bella Nichols added six points for the Lady Blue Devils, while Emily frasier and Ryanna Williams finished with four points apiece.

Little Falls 70, Dolgeville 43

Dolgeville

Spofford 1-0-2, Williams 1-2-4, Stack 10-6-26, Nichols 0-6-6, Vanasse 0-1-1, Frasier 2-0-4. Totals: 14-15-43.

Little Falls

Failing 2-1-5, Kress 0-2-2, Langdon 4-6-14, Morotti 6-3-17, Sylstra 1-3-5, Jaime 3-3-10, Lindsay 6-1-13, Perrone 1-1-4. Totals: 23-20-70.

3-point goals: Dolgeville none; Little Falls 4 (Geena Morrotti 2, Zavia Jaime, Olivia Lindsay).

By Paul Wager

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