Boys Basketball Roundup: Broadalbin-Perth posts Foothills Council victory over Glens Falls

Broadalbin-Perth’s Jackson Sassanella (5) is defended by Glens Falls’ Noah Girard during Tuesday’s Foothills Council game at Broadalbin-Perth High School. (The Leader-Herald-Paul Wager)

BROADALBIN — After racing to an 18-4 lead after the first quarter, the Broadalbin-Perth spent the remainder of Tuesday’s game with Glens Falls hanging on.

The Patriots were outscored in each of the final three quarters but managed to pull out a 43-42 Foothills Council victory over the Indians.

“To finally finish a game like this off is big for our confidence,” Broadalbin-Perth coach Gifford said. “It’s one thing to play good teams close, but it’s another when you finally close those games out with a win.”

Dante Calderone finished with 17 points to lead Broadalbin-Perth and Michael Magliocca added 10 points.

“This was so big for our us,” Calderone said. “Now, we’re confident that we can play with anybody in the league.”

Noah Girard scored 13 points to lead Glens Falls, while Nicholas Brown added 11 points.

The Patriots used a quick start to take control of the game as Magliocca scored eight of his 10 points in the opening quarter.

B-P also got four points in the opening frame from Jackson Sassanella and Calderone, while limiting the Indians to just one field goal.

Glens Falls was able to outscore the Patriots 10-9 in the second quarter, but trailed 27-14 at the break.

The Indians continued to chip away at their deficit in the third quarter, outscoring B-P 10-4 to trail 31-24 heading into the fourth.

Glens Falls started the final quarter with a 12-2 run to surge to a 36-33 lead with 4:48 to play. Brown scored eight of his 11 points in the run for the Indians.

“[Glens Falls] is a tough basketball team,” Gifford said. “We had to match that and we did on our home court.”

B-P evened the game at 36-36 after a 3-point play by Calderone, only to have Brown answer with his third 3-pointer of the quarter to give Glens Falls a 39-36 lead with 4:09 to play.

Calderone, who had seven fourth-quarter points, connected on a pair of free throws with 2:57 to play before Glens Falls’ Griffin Woodell scored to make it 41-38 with 1:25 remaining.

B-P got a pair of free throws from Sassanella and regained the lead at 42-41 after a basket by Magliocca.

Glens Falls’ next possession ended when Ryan Visco drew a charge from the Indians’ David Barclay with 22.2 to play. Barclay also fouled out on the play.

Jadon Wert was fouled on B-P’s next possession and he missed the first free throw and made the second to give the Patriots a 43-41 advantage with 16.4 seconds to play.

Girard drew a foul for Glens Falls and went to the line with 10 seconds to play, looking to tie the game. He missed his first attempt and made the second, making the score 43-42.

B-P’s Mariano DiCaterino was fouled with 8.2 seconds to play and he missed both free throws giving Glens Falls one last chance.

Girard missed on the final attempt for the Indians, as B-P escaped with the one-point win.

“This is huge. We needed a statement win and that was one tonight.”

It was the fourth win in five games for B-P and sixth win in eight games. The two losses in the span came by a total of three points.

“I don’t know if our record indicates how well we’ve been playing,” Gifford said.

Broadalbin-Perth (8-6 overall, 7-5 Foothills) is scheduled to travel to Queensbury on Friday for a 7 p.m. contest.

Glens Falls (11-3 overall, 9-3 Foothills)

Broadalbin-Perth 43, Glens Falls 42

Glens Falls 4 10 10 18 — 42

Broadalbin-Perth 18 9 4 12 — 43

Glens Falls

N. Girard 3-7-13, Barclay 1-0-2, Woodell 2-2-6, Wiggins 1-0-2, Brown 4-0-11, Brand 1-0-2, Danahy 1-4-6. Totals 13-13-42.


Magliocca 4-0-10, M. DiCaterino 1-0-3, Sassanella 2-3-8, Wert 2-1-5, Calderone 6-5-17. Totals 15-9-43.

3-point goals: Glens Falls 3 (Brown 3); Broadalbin-Perth 4 (Magliocca, M. DiCaterino, Sassanella).

Scotia-Glenville 76, Johnstown 37

SCOTIA — Antonio Cianfarani scored 19 points to power Scotia-Glenville to a Foothills Council victory over Johnstown.

The Tartans led 40-13 at the half on their way to the win.

Robert Barrera scored 11 points for Scotia-Glenville, while John Cuddeback and Griffin Fratterigo each had eight points.

Abe Miller scored 12 points to lead Johnstown, Dawson Sanges had nine points and Josh Hoyt added eight points.

Scotia-Glenville 76, Johnstown 37

Johnstown 6 7 7 17 — 37

Scotia-Glenville 17 23 16 20 — 76


Benton 2-0-4, Hoyt 3-1-8, C. Massey 1-0-2, Miller 4-0-12, Mureness 1-0-2, Sanges 3-3-9. Totals 14-4-37.


Almond 2-0-4, Barrera 5-0-11, Carusone 2-0-4, Cianfarani 9-0-19, Cremo 3-0-6, Cuddeback 3-1-8, Fratterigo 3-1-8, Frisoni 3-1-7, Geniti 1-0-3, Wylie 3-0-6. Totals 34-3-76.

3-point goals: Johnstown 5 (Miller 4, Hoyt); Scotia-Glenville 5 (Barrera, Cianfarani, Cuddeback, Fratterigo, Geniti).

Hudson Falls 70, Queensbury 67, OT

HUDSON FALLS — Jonathan Beagle connected for 23 points as the Tigers rallied to defeat Queensbury in overtime in Foothills Council action Friday at Hudson Falls High School.

Ben Swartz hit four 3-pointers for Hudson Falls (7-5 Foothills) in his 15-point performance, while Riley Maddison had 14 to go with 11 from Jack Hogan.

Bryce Bleibtrey led Queensbury (9-3 Foothills) with 20 points, while Nathan Johnson had 14 and Jason Rodriguez finished with 13.

Hudson Falls 70, Queensbury 67, OT

Queensbury 20 14 17 10 6 — 67

Hudson Falls 24 13 12 12 9 — 70


Bleibtrey 6-6-20, Collins 2-3-7, Conlon 4-0-10, Gilligan 1-0-3, Johnson 5-2-14, Rodriguez 5-1-13. Totals: 23-12-67.

Hudson Falls

Beagle 9-5-23, Currier 1-0-3, Hogan 4-2-11, Maddison 6-1-14, Pond 1-0-2, Smith 1-0-2, Swartz 4-3-15. Totals: 26-1170.

3-point goals: Queensbury 9 (Bryce Bleibtrey 2, Matthew Conlon 2, Nathan Johnson 2, Jason Rodriguez 2, Matthew Gilligan); Hudson Falls 7 (Ben Swartz 4, Riley Maddison, Jack Hogan, Stephen Currier).

Schuylerville 67, South Glens Falls 59

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — Jon Maniacek connected for 23 points for South High, but it was not enough as Schuylerville used a 24-point third quarter to pull away for the Foothills Council victory.

Cameron Woodard added 17 points for South High (4-8 Foothills), while Cameron Darrow had nine points, all from behind the 3-point arc.

Cayden Rutland led Schuylerville (3-9 Foothills) with 17 points, while Alex Vallee finished with 15 and Owen Sherman added 13 points for the Black Horses.

Schuylerville 67, South Glens Falls 59

Schuylerville 14 18 24 11 — 67

South Glens Falls 12 19 17 11 — 59


Dow 3-0-8, Rutland 4-6-17, L. Sherman 1-2-4, O. Sherman 5-0-13, Vallee 7-0-15, Vanderhoof 5-0-10. Totals: 25-8-67.

South Glens Falls

Aday 1-0-2, Darrow 3-0-9, Maniacek 9-2-23, VanWagenen 3-0-6, Viger 1-0-2, Woodard 7-2-17. Totals: 24-4-59.

3-point goals: Schuylerville 9 (Cayden Rutland 3, Owen Sherman 3, Ryan Dow 2, Alex Vallee); South Glens Falls 7 (Jon Maniacek 3, Cameron Darrow 3, Cameron Woodard).


Fort Plain 58, OESJ 53

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Levi Thomas scored 16 points to lead Fort Plain to a Western Athletic Conference victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville.

The Hilltoppers outscored the Wolfpack 17-6 in the third quarter on their way to the win.

Troy Butler scored 15 points for Fort Plain (11-5 overall, 6-4 WAC), while Robert Jordan added 12 points.

The Hilltoppers snapped three-game losing streak with the victory.

Quincy Bonneau scored 22 points to lead Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville (4-12 overall, 1-8 WAC), while Paetyn Logan-Dillenbeck added 10 points.

Fort Plain 58, OESJ 53

Fort Plain 19 13 17 9 — 58

OESJ 16 18 6 13 — 53

Fort Plain

Jordan 3-6-12, Schoch 2-0-5, Butler 7-0-15, Reese 2-4-8, Thomas 6-0-16, Welch 1-0-2. Totals 21-10-58.


Logan-Dillenbeck 5-0-10, LaFountain 4-0-9, Snell 2-1-5, Bonneau 10-2-22, Feagles 3-1-7. Totals 24-4-53.

3-point goals: Fort Plain 6 (Thomas 4, Butler, Schoch); OESJ 1 (LaFountain).

Galway 62, Duanesburg 49

DUANESBURG — Carson Scribner scored 20 points to lead Galway to a Western Athletic Conference victory over Duanesburg.

It was the third straight win for Galway, which improved to 5-10 overall and 4-4 in WAC play.

Carter Scribner finished with 17 points for Galway and Brendan Shader added 10 points.

Zack Gamache scored 17 points to lead Duanesburg, while Jakob Stahl added 12 points.

Galway 62, Duanesburg 49

Galway 14 18 17 13 — 62

Duanesburg 12 14 9 14 — 49


Shader 3-4-10, Cart. Scribner 7-0-17, Cars. Scribner 8-0-20, Flint 2-0-4, Lovelass 3-0-6, Villano 1-3-5. Totals 24-7-62.


Drescher 2-2-7, Gamache 7-1-17, Burkhardt 1-4-7, Mallory 1-0-2, O’Hanlon 2-0-4, Stahl 5-1-11. Totals 18-8-49.

3-point goals: Galway 7 (Cars. Scribner 4, Cart. Scribner 3); Duanesburg 5 (Gamache 2, Drescher, Burkhardt, Stahl).

By Paul Wager

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