Queensbury deals Dragons second loss

Queensbury’s Bryce Bleibtrey (5) looks on as Gloversville’s Dante Bouchard (00) and Anderson Jones (24) battle Matthew Conlon, left, and Matthew Gilligan (4) for possession of a loose ball during Foothills Council action Saturday at Gloversville High School. (The Leader-Herald/James A. Ellis)

GLOVERSVILLE — With an eye on avenging its lone loss of the season, Gloversville hosted Queensbury Saturday afternoon at Gloversville High School.

After holding a one-point halftime lead, Queensbury got 15 third-quarter points from Sean Collins to spark a 46-27 second half performance to stun the league-leading Dragons, 72-52.

“We played really bad and I thought they played really well,” Gloversville coach Aric Kucel said. “Credit them for the reasons we didn’t play well. They had a great game plan and they executed it.”

Gloversville got off to a fast start against the Spartans, with Joey Rowback hitting six points to build a 6-3 advantage.

The Spartans defense tightened and Collins hit a basket and a 3-pointer to spark a 9-0 run before Rowback converted a pair of free throws to put the score at 12-8 before Bryce Bleibtrey hit a 3-pointer to give Queensbury a 15-8 lead at the end of the opening quarter.

Gloversville answered with seven unanswered points at the start of the second quarter to tie the game at 15 apiece.

Collins and Dante Bouchard exchanged 3s before Jaret Warner put back an offensive rebound to give the Dragons a 20-18 lead.

Collins put the Spartans back in front with his third 3-pointer of the half before Rowback laid the ball in for a 22-21 lead before Bleibtrey converted a pair of free throws.

Bouchard put Gloversville back in front with a 3-pointer with nine seconds showing. However, Bleibtrey answered with a 3-pointer with one second left on the clock to give Queensbury a 26-25 halftime advantage.

Bouchard opened the second half with a basket that was answered by Collins with a 3-pointer before Warner hit for Gloversville to tie the game at 29.

The Spartans took control of the game with a 13-0 run to build a 43-29 lead before Warner hits a 3-pointer to end the run.

Jason Rodriguez hit a basket before Bouchard connected from behind the arc to put the score at 45-35.

Collins closed out the quarter with seven unanswered points as the Spartans outscored Gloversville 26-10 in the quarter for a 52-35 lead heading into the final eight minutes.

The Dragons battled back, trimming the Queensbury lead down to 10 with 3:17 left in regulation.

The Spartans dug in, putting together a 14-2 run to put the game out of reach and take home the 72-52 Foothills Council victory.

Collins, who came into the game averaging seven points per game, finished with 30 points including six 3-pointers. Matthew Conlon finished with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Bleibtrey added 14 points and Nathan Johnson pulled down nine rebounds for Queensbury.

Rowback finished with a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds for Gloversville, while Bouchard hit four 3-pointers in his 21-point five rebound performance and Warner added seven points and five rebounds to go with five assists and six rebounds from Anderson Jones and five rebounds from Kadyn Ruggeri.

“The first half we shot 25 percent from the paint and that is not like us,” Kucel said. “We didn’t finish strong and that was one of the things we mentioned at halftime but it certainly didn’t carry over. They out played us; they out toughed us; they out coached us. They did everything better than us tonight.”

Gloversville (14-2 overall, 13-2 Foothills) will keep an eye on the make-up game tonight between second-place Glens Falls (11-3 Foothills) and Johnstown (1-13 Foothills). The Dragons hold a 1 1/2 game lead over the Indians with three league games left on the schedule.

The Dragons will host Broadalbin-Perth (11-6 overall, 10-5 Foothills) in their final home game of the regular season Tuesday night at at Gloversville High School.

“We have to learn from it [the los to Queensbury] but mentally move on and get ready for Broadalbin-Perth on Tuesday,” Kucel said.

Queensbury 72, Gloversville 52

Queensbury 15 11 26 20 — 72

Gloversville 8 17 10 17 — 52


Rutherford 1-0-2, Bleibtrey 4-4-14, Collins 11-2-30, Rodriguez 4-1-9, Johnson 0-3-3, Conlon 6-0-14. Totals: 26-10-72.


Bouchard 7-3-21, Collar 0-1-1, Warner 3-0-7, Rowback 5-10-21, Glionna 1-0-2. Totals: 16-14-52.

3-point goals: Queensbury 10 (Sean Collins 6, Bryce Bleibtrey 2, Matthew Conlon 2); Gloversville 6 (Dante Bouchard 4, Jaret Warner, Joey Rowback).

Broadalbin-Perth 63,

Hudson Falls 62, OT

BROADALBIN — Jadon Wert hit eight 3-pointers in 36-point performance to help lead Broadalbin-Perth to an overtime victory over Hudson Falls Saturday at Broadalbin-Perth High School.

Jonathan Beagle led Hudson Falls with 26 points, while John Hogan finished with 19 points for the Tigers.

Jackson Sassanella hit four 3-pointers in his 15-point effort for the Patriots, while Dante Calderone finished with nine points and Michael Magliocca closed out the scoring with three points.

Broadalbin-Perth, winner of four-straight and seven of its last eight games, will travel to Gloversville for a key Foothills Council game Tuesday. Gloversville won the first game against the Patriots, 53-51.

Broadalbin-Perth 63, Hudson Falls 62, OT

Hudson Falls 10 17 15 13 7 — 62

Broadalbin-Perth 8 12 23 12 8 — 63

Hudson Falls

Varney 1-0-2, Maddison 2-2-6, Beagle 10-6-26, Currier III 0-2-2, Hogan 8-2-19, Labshere 1-0-3, Smith 2-0-4. Totals: 24-12-62.


Magliocca 1-1-3, Sassanella 5-1-15, Wert 13-2-36, Calderone 3-3-9. Totals: 22-7-63.

3-point goals: Hudson Falls 2 (John Hogan, Alex Labshere); Broadalbin-Perth 12 (Jadon Wert 8, Jackson Sassanella 4).

Amsterdam 64,

South Glens Falls 55

SOUTH GLENS FALLS — The Rams got double-digit scoring from Damian Colon, Yandeel Vazquez and Tyrell Douglas in their league victory over the host Bulldogs.

Colon finished with 17 points, while Vazquez and Douglas added 12 points apiece.

Leffon Bobbit Jr. led South High with 17 points, while Cameron Woodard finished with nine points and Cameron Darrow and Cullen VanWagenen chipped in with eight points apiece.

Amsterdam 64, South Glens Falls 55

Amsterdam 24 13 18 9 — 64

South Glens Falls 18 11 12 14 — 55


Colon 4-7-17, Graveley 3-2-8, Ausfield 3-0-6, Vazquez 4-1-12, Perez 3-1-7, Clay 0-2-2, Douglas 2-7-12. Totals: 19-20-64.

South Glens Falls

Viger 1-0-2, VanWagenen 2-4-8, Woodard 4-1-9, Aday 2-1-6, Darrow 3-0-8, Prevost 1-3-5, Bobbitt 8-0-17. Totals: 21-9-55.

3-point goals: Amsterdam 6 (Yandeel Vazquez 3, Damian Colon 2, Tyrell Douglas); South Glens Falls 4 (Cameron Darrow 2, Jacob Aday, Leffon Bobbitt, Jr.).

Scotia-Glenville 68, Schuylerville 60

SCOTIA — Schuylerville’s Owen Sherman scored a game-high 26 points, but it was not enough as the Tartans got 20 points apiece from Nathaniel Wylie and Antonio Cianfarini to register their fourth league win of the season.

Griffin Fratterigo added 11 points for Scotia, while Robert Barrera chipped in with nine.

Alex Vallee hit three 3-pointers and 13 points for the Black Horses, while Jacob Vanderhoof and Luke Sherman added six points apiece.

Scotia-Glenville 68, Schuylerville 60

Schuylerville 17 12 13 18 — 60

Scotia-Glenville 16 21 8 23 — 68


Dow 0-2-2, Rutland 2-0-5, McGarahan 1-0-2, L. Sherman 2-1-6, O. Sherman 10-4-26, Vallee 5-0-13, Vanderhoof 3-0-6. Totals: 23-7-60.


Fratterigo 3-4-11, Wylie 8-0-20, Geniti 2-0-5, Barrera 2-3-9, Cuddeback 1-1-3, Cianfarini 5-9-20. Totals: 21-17-68.

3-point goals: Schuylerville 7 (Alex Vallee 3, Owen Sherman 2, Luke Sherman, Cayden Rutland); Scotia-Glenville 9 (Nathaniel Wylie 4, Robert Barrera 2, Griffin Fratterigo, John Geniti, Antonio Cianfarini).


Foothills Council

Hudson Falls 44, Broadalbin-Perth 37

HUDSON FALLS — Broadalbin-Perth’s Emma Goebel connected for 13 points but it was not enough as the Lady Patriots fell to Hudson Falls 44-37 in Foothills Council action Saturday at Hudson Falls High School.

Brinley Inglee led the host Tigers with 16 points, while Madison Phillips had eight and Mikayla Varney and Mia Brewer chipped in with six points apiece.

Caitlin Palmateer added eight points for Broadalbin-Perth, while Caroline Iannotti finished with seven and Lauralie Grainer had three points to go with two points apiece from Abigail Bellandi, Brooke Bush and Haleigh Hayes.

Hudson Falls 44, Broadalbin-Perth 37

Broadalbin-Perth 11 9 7 10 — 37

Hudson Falls 14 11 13 6 — 44


Bellandi 1-0-2, Bush 1-0-2, Goebel 4-3-13, Grainer 1-1-3, hayes 1-0-2, Iannotti 3-0-7, Palmateer 3-2-8. Totals: 14-6-37.

Hudson Falls

Brewer 3-0-6, Casey 0-2-2, Hogan 0-2-2, Hutchinson 1-0-2, Inglee 7-0-16, Osterhaudt 1-0-2, Phillips 4-0-8, Varney 3-0-6. Totals: 19-4-44.

3-point goals: Broadalbin-Perth 3 (Emma Goebel 2, Caroline Iannotti); Hudson Falls 2 (Brinley Inglee 2).

By Paul Wager

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