High Schools: Amsterdam wins, Johnstown falls in boys’ basketball


Johnstown’s Ryan Hoyt shoots during Saturday’s non-league game against Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk at Johnstown High School.

Amsterdam used a huge fourth-quarter rally to pull out a 71-63 Foothills Council boys’ basketball victory over Queensbury.

The Rams trailed 58-49 heading into the fourth quarter, but outscored Queensbury 22-5 in the final eight minutes. Ceasar Thompson led Amsterdam with 18 points, while Jhai Vellon scored 13, Victor Dueno scored 12 and both JaShean Vann and Alec Bartone scored 11. Trevon Bailey scored 16 and Chase Baker had 15 points for Queensbury.

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk was a 43-38 non-league winner against Johnstown, led by a 19-point effort from Nicholas Gibney. Johnstown was led by 14 points from Braden Jones and nine points from Elijah Jones.


Fonda/Johnstown’s Owen Hicks won the 145-pound class at the King and Queen Bison Invitational on Saturday at Shaker.

Amsterdam’s Renso Montalvo was a runner-up at 152.

In Friday night girls’ basketball action, Fonda-Fultonville had 12 players score in a 60-16 Western Athletic Conference win over Fort Plain. Kieonna Christmas led the Braves with 19 points. Quincy Lake added 10 points. Marissa Wilder led Fort Plain with eight points.

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