Schools: Queensbury Nordic ski takes team titles at Mayfield Invitational

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Braydon Jourden of Mayfield skates down the course during the Mayfield Nordic Ski Invitational Friday January 21, 2022 at Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center in Northville.

Queensbury swept both teams titles at Friday’s Mayfield Invitational, while Shenendehowa’s Phillip Matthews took first place in the Nordic ski event’s boys’ race and Hadley-Luzerne’s Katrin Schreiner won the girls’ competition.

Athletes from 11 schools competed in the event at Lapland Lake in Benson. 

In the boys’ classic-style race, Queensbury finished with 20 points, while Mayfield (31) took second place and Shenendehowa (32) was third. Also fielding scoring teams were Scotia-Glenville (40), Lake George (45), Johnstown (55), Johnsburg (61), Guilderland (90) and Saratoga Springs (111). 

Matthews won the boys’ race with a mark of 29:40.8, while Queensbury’s Ben Jenkin took second place at 31:21.9 and Mayfield’s Braydon Jourden was third at 33:23.0. Other top-10 finishers included Glens Falls’ Forrest Slingerland (33:27.2), Mayfield’s Brice Williams (34:37.4), Scotia-Glenville’s Adam Jansen (35:10.1), Queensbury’s Patrick Russell (35:25.2), Scotia-Glenville’s John Bednarek (35:43.7), Johnstown’s Trey Naselli (36:11.3) and Johnsburg’s David Anderson (36:19.2).

In the girls’ race, Queensbury’s 28 points topped Shenendehowa’s 33 and Glens Falls’ 38. Also fielding scoring teams were Guilderland (41), Johnstown (60) and Scotia-Glenville (68).

Schreiner won the girls’ race at 30:03.3. Glens Falls’ Clara Avery took second place at 32:14.8, Mayfield’s Fianna Halloran was third at 32:42.9, in fourth was Queensbury’s Raina Guay at 33:53.4 and fifth belonged to Shenendehowa’s Raquelle Landa who finished in 34:16.9. Other top-10 finishers included Scotia-Glenville’s Erin Smith (35:41.5), Saratoga Springs’ Emma Murray (35:50.0), Queensbury’s Bri Guay (35:57.2), Shenendehowa’s Iris Weidmann (36:34.9) and Glens Falls’ Helena Trackey (37:01.9).

AMSTERDAM CRUISES

In Foothills Council boys’ basketball action, Amsterdam cruised to a 79-41 win against Queensbury. Amsterdam led 37-19 at halftime, then outscored Queensbury 31-15 in the third quarter. Five players had double-digit scoring for Amsterdam; Tyrell Douglass had 17 points, JJ Pleasant scored 15, JaShean Vann contributed 12, Jhai Vellon produced 11 and Ceasar Thompson added 10. For Queensbury, Gage Berube had 10 points.

Scotia-Glenville picked up a 48-47 win against South Glens Falls, as the Tartans produced a 10-5 fourth quarter. The teams were tied at 24 at halftime. Aaron Corker and Griffin Fraterrigo each scored 14 points in the win, and Daegan Connors added 11. 

Broadalbin-Perth scored a 52-28 win against Gloversville. Mariano DiCaterino led the Patriots with 21 points, Ryan Savoie had 14 and Sam Rogers added nine. The teams were tied at 10 after one quarter, but Broadalbin-Perth outscored Gloversville by at least seven points in each of the remaining quarters. For Gloversville, James Collar scored a team-high seven points.

Fort Plain’s Levi Thomas scored 25 points to lead five players in double-figures in the Hilltoppers’ 90-53 Western Athletic Conference win over Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons. Fort Plain also got 17 points from Austin Vangorder, 16 from Robert Jordan, 13 from Clayton Welch and 10 from Stephen Gray. Nate Wylie scored 17, Esiasyn Starr scored 14 and Josh Pigliavento scored 11 for Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons.

Duanesburg won 59-47 against Schoharie. Duanesburg had a 34-27 lead at halftime, then took a 50-35 advantage into the final quarter. Ethan Thompson led Duanesburg with 18 points and Mike Leak added 14. Schoharie’s Dan Bernhardt produced 16 points and Quin Barton had 11.

Berne-Knox-Westerlo collected a 76-55 victory against Mayfield. Mark Edwards had a game-high 32 points in the win, while teammate Zach Brink added 16. Mayfield trailed 38-28 at halftime, then B-K-W took a 62-44 lead into the final period. For Mayfield, Britain Goodemote had 14 points and Trevor Ruberti scored 11.

Nick Hastings produced 27 points and seven rebounds in Fonda-Fultonville’s 61-41 win against OESJ. Colin Kowalski contributed 17 points and five assists in the victory, while Nate Mycek added seven points and three steals, and Brady Whipple had six points and six rebounds. For OESJ, Mason Snell scored 14 points and Owen Feagles scored 12

DOPP, MECA LEAD MAYFIELD

In Western Athletic Conference girls’ basketball, Mayfield won 61-51 against Berne-Knox-Westerlo. In the win, Kelsey Meca had 23 points and Cloey Dopp scored 21, while Adriana Yuret added nine in a game that saw Mayfield lead 31-20 at halftime before B-K-W pulled within 42-38 heading into the fourth quarter. For B-K-W, Ashlee Stevens had 13 points, and Katie Stevens and Alexis Wright each had 10.

Alyssa Wayman recorded 31 points in leading Middleburgh to a 64-41 win against Canajoharie. Sarah Schafroth added 11 points, and Gillian Acker contributed eight points and seven rebounds. For Canajoharie, which trailed 38-15 at halftime, Soren Veit-Scott had 15 points, and Charlotte Nare and Kaijah Fowler each scored 11. 

Allison O’Hanlon scored 30 points in Duanesburg’s 76-47 win against Schoharie. Alex Moses had nine points and 10 steals in the win, Hannah Mulhern had nine points and 10 rebounds, and Madison Meyer scored 12 points. 

Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons defeated Fort Plain 31-21. ND-BG’s Angie Dutz led all scorers with 17 points, while Erin Crouse of Fort Plain had 11.

Quincy Lake had 18 points, Kyla Smith scored 16, Carly Atty added 13 and Samara Hunt contributed nine in Fonda-Fultonville’s 74-14 win against OESJ. Smith also had seven rebounds and five steals, while Atty produced four assists and four steals. For OESJ, Anderson Eggleston had eight points. Fonda-Fultonville led 57-5 after three quarters.

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