High Schools: Amsterdam girls’ basketball opens season with loss to Mohonasen


Mohonasen’s Sydney Rifenburg looks to drive the baseline against Amsterdam’s Rosie Sculco during Saturday’s non-league match-up at Amsterdam High School.

The Amsterdam girls’ basketball team opened its season by falling to Mohonasen 53-38 in a non-league game on Saturday.

Amsterdam was led by Natalee Agresta’s 10-point night, while senior Kaijah Fowler made her presence felt with a nine-point, 13-rebound effort.

“We’re a work in progress, we’re blending a lot of new kids together, new kids on varsity and new roles,” Amsterdam coach Eric Duemler said.

“As they gain experience, this team that we are today, mark my words, in a month we’ll be a different team,” Duemler said. “In two months teams will not want to play us because we’ll be locked in. We’re learning a lot of new things right now.”

Fonda-Fultonville’s Bennet Melita won the boys’ 1,600 and 3,200 at the Tri County Indoor Track League Meet 1A on Saturday at Union College. Melita finished the 1,600 in 4:41.1 and the 3,200 in 9:42.4, a school record.

Broadalbin-Perth topped Massena 54-34 in the BH-BL Tournament consolation game. Jillian Sassinella led the Patriots with 14 points and made the all-tournament team.

Kerisa Van Olst had 32 points, 10 assists and five steals to lead Dolgeville to a 66-25 win over OESJ. Lexy Morse added 11 points. Anderson Eggleston and Brooke Tremble each had six points for OESJ.

In boys’ basketball, a shorthanded Northville team topped Sharon Springs 49-26 in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic. Jacob Frank led Northville with 18 points, including going 7 of 7 from the foul line. Andrew Cordone added 12 points. Luke Enyart’s 10 points led Sharon Springs.

Section III’s Richfield Springs edged OESJ 39-35. Colten Christensen led the Wolves with a double-double of 16 points and 16 rebounds. Dylan Barnes added nine points.

Edmeston led from early on and topped Canajoharie 41-32. Antonio Fairley’s game-high 15 points paced Canajoharie, which went 5 for 13 from the free-throw line.

Braden Jones scored  32 points to lift Johnstown to a 55-40 win over Galway in the Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic on Sunday.

Ryan Hoyt had 10 points for the Sir Bills. Casey Clarke scored 11 points to lead Galway, while Gavin O’Neil added nine points.

Trevor Ruberti scored 26 points and Cameron Abdella scored 21 as Mayfield rolled past Cherry Valley/Springfield 75-26.

Lansingburgh defeated Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons 65-49, as Wesley McIntyre scored 26 points for the Lansingburgh.

Archie Zakahria led Bishop Gibbons with nine points.



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