Boyle is first Sir Bill to score 1,000 points

Johnstown senior Matthew Boyle is presented a commemorative basketball by Sir Bills’ head coach Phillip Satterlee afer he hit a 3-pointer with 1:20 left in the second period of Friday’s game against Schuylerville to become the first Sir Bill to score 1,000 career points. (Photo coutresy of Carm D’Amore)

JOHNSTOWN — In a night that was surrounded with honoring greatness in Johnstown school history, the Schuylerville Black Horses played the roll of spoiler and escape with a 67-51 victory over the Sir Bills in a Foothills Council contest Friday night at Johnstown High School.

Before the game would tip-off there was a pre-game ceremony recognizing the greatness of former Johnstown head coach Jack Dunlap. Dunlap was inducted into the New York State Hall of Fame as he achieved 475 career wins over the course of 33-years.

“It was a really special presentation,” said Schuylerville head coach Matthew Steinfort. “It was something that I told my players who were standing side by side to just soak this in because it is a special moment because you don’t get to see it every day so enjoy it and learn from it.”

As the game tipped off, there was even more reason to keep the applause coming as Johnstown’s Mathew Boyle would drill a three pointer in the corner to give him his 1,000th career point. In doing so, Boyle became the first player in Johnstown program history to achieve such a feat.

“When I played freshman year, I was a spot-up shooter and that was my role,” said Boyle. “After that season, my coach at the time pulled me aside and told me I had to be the leader of this program in the next few years and the hard work I’ve put in over the years has payed off.”

“He’s worked so hard to get to where he is at as a basketball player,” said Johnstown head coach Phillip Satterlee. “The 1000 point mark is a terrific individual achievement and nobody in program history has done it, but the thing that is more impressive is seeing him grow as a person as well as a leader.”

With ceremonies and career accomplishments aside, there was still a game to finish and Schuylerville would do just that. The Horses would outscore Johnstown 39-24 in the second half and use a strong third quarter to catapult them to a victory.

Coming out of the locker room to begin the second half, Johnstown would trail the Horses by one point. The lead then ballooned quickly with the help of a 12-0 scoring run to begin the third quarter.

Aiding in the run was the defense of Schuylerville who would limit to the Sir Bills to just four points in the quarter. On the offensive end they would go on to score 20 points and head into the final quarter with a 17-point lead.

“It came down to effort and execution,” said Satterlee. “In that third quarter we didn’t have either and give credit to Schuylerville who played a tremendous basketball game and did not make anything easy for us.”

Leading the way for the Horses was big man Jack Nemer, who would score a team 18 points with 16 of them coming in the second half.

“This is by far the best game from Jack, and he is a great player, said Steinfort. We felt he was matched up well against Keegan () and once we were able to extend him we then began to stretch things out and it gave Jack a couple of open looks right at the rim.”

To begin the game there seemed to be appeared to be a proverbial lid on the basket for both sides as the quarter would end 10-8 in favor of the Sir Bills. Johnstown would get the help from Trey Stover in the quarter as he would connect on two three-pointers. He would end with nine points on the night.

In the second quarter the offensive floodgates opened as both teams would combine to score 37 points. For Schuylerville, they would lean on the hot shooting of Stratton Sherman who would score 10 of Schuylerville’s 20 points in the second quarter. Sherman would lead the Horses with 22 points.

On the other side, Johnstown would score 17 points in the quarter with Boyle scoring 15 of them, including his crowning achievement of 1,000 points. Boyle would end with a game-high 23 points.

With this win, Schuylerville snaps a two-game losing skid and looks to keep things on the right track heading into sectionals when they travel to Broadalbin-Perth to take on the Patriots Tuesday.

“Anytime you get a good win like we had tonight against a good Johnstown team it fuels you and it then can be used to tap into situations like this for reassurance, motivation, and future goals for where we want to be at the end of the season.”

The Sir Bills will have the opportunity to make a quick turnaround when they hit the road to take on the Fonda-Fultonville Braves tonight.

Schuylerville 67, Johnstown 51

Schuylerville 8 20 20 19 — 67

Johnstown 10 17 4 20 — 51


Budesheim 3-1-8, Harshbarger 5-0-10, Nemer 9-0-18, Rutland 2-0-6, Sherman 9-0-22, Valley 1-0-3. Totals: 29-1-67.


Boyle 8-4-23, Frasier 4-2-10, Sanges 3-1-9, Stover 3-0-9. Totals: 18-7-51.

3-point goals: Schuylerville 8 (Stratton Sherman 4, Cayten Rutland 2, Nick Budesheim, Alex Valley); Johnstown 8 (Matthew Boyle 3, Trey Stover 3, Dawson Sanges 2).

Amsterdam 74, Hudson Falls 58

AMSTERDAM — Peyton Ausfield led five Amsterdam players in double figures with 23 points as the Rams down Hudson Falls in Foothills council action Friday at Amsterdam High School.

yandell Vazquez finished with 16 points for the Rams,w hile Caydren Graveley had 13, Kevin Perez 12 and jeff Brernnan added 10 points.

Johnathan Beagle and riley Maddison finished with 20 points apiece for Hudson Falls.

Amsterdam 74, Hudson Falls 58

Hudson Falls 15 18 16 9 — 58

Amsterdam 21 13 14 26 — 74

Hudson Falls

Beagle 7-8-20, Condon 2-0-4, Hill 2-0-4, Maddison 7-1-20, Pond 2-0-5, Varney 1-3-5. Totals: 21-10-58.


Ausfeld 8-6-23, Brennan 4-2-10, Graveley 5-3-13, Perez 5-2-12, Vasquez 6-2-16. Totals: 28-15-74.

3-point goals: Hudson Falls 6 (Riley Maddison 5, Brandon Pond); Amsterdam 3 (Yandell Vazquez 2, Peyton Ausfeld).

Queensbury 73, Broadalbin-Perth 57

QUEENSBURY — Jackson Sassanella scored 19 points for Broadalbin-Perth Friday but it was not enough as the Patriots fell to Queensbury in Foothills Council action at Queensbury High School.

Matthew Chase led the Spartans with 24 points, while Nathan Johnson finished with 15, Bryce Bleibtrey 12, and Sean Collins had 11 for Queensbury.

Matthew Perry finished with 13 points for B-P, while Alex DiCaterino chipped in with nine.

Queensbury 73, Broadalbin-Perth 57

Broadalbin-Perth 12 15 14 16 — 57

Queensbury 20 15 19 19 — 73


Buyce 1-2-5, Calderone 3-0-6, DiCaterino 4-0-9, Geren 1-0-2, Perry 5-0-13, Sassanella 6-6-19, Wert 1-0-3. Totals: 21-8-57.


Bleibtrey 4-4-12, Chase 9-6-24, Collins 5-0-11, Johnson 6-0-15, Rutherford 0-1-1, Scotto-Lavino 3-3-9, VanAnden 0-1-1. Totals: 27-15-73.

3-point goals: Broadalbin-Perth 7 (Matthew Perry 3, Glenn Buyce, Alexander DiCaterino, Jackson Sassanella, Jadon Wert); Queensbury 4 (Nathan Johnson 3, Sean Collins).

Gloversville 72, South Glens Falls 40

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Julien Deumaga poured in 27 points and Dante Bouchard hit seven 3-pointers in a 23-point performance as Gloversville posted its 12th straight victory Friday night at South Glens Falls High School.

Kevin Amberger led South High with 16 points, while Cameron Woodard had 14 and Connor Bovair added 10 points.

Joey Rowback finished with 11 points for the Dragons.

Gloversville 72, South Glens Falls 40

Gloversville 13 24 16 19 — 72

South Glens Falls 9 18 11 2 — 40


Bouchard 8-0-23, Deumaga 11-2-27, Ruggeri 1-2-5, Warner 1-0-2, Rowback 4-2-11, Jones 1-1-4. Totals: 26-7-72.

South Glens Falls

Amberger 6-4-16, Bovair 4-1-10, Woodard 5-3-14. Totals: 15-8-40.

3-point goals: Gloversville 13 (Dante Bouchard 7, Julien Deumaga 3, Joey Rowback, Anderson Jones); South Glens Falls 2 (Connor Bovair, Cameron Woodard).

By Paul Wager

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