Capital Region HS Basketball Sectionals, Who Won On Friday
Section 2 Basketball Championship play got underway on Thursday and there was a short slate of games on Friday night. There were 3 Friday games for the boys side and 5 games on the girls side. Since they have a huge slate of games on Saturday, we will start with girls basketball.
In the Class AA for the girls 8th seeded Niskayuna was at home and easily took care of 9th seeded Guilderland 61-39. Niskayuna advances to play top seeded Shenendehowa on Thursday at Shenendehowa. That game is a 7:30pm tip-off.
In the girls Class A match-ups, 5th seed Amsterdam knocked off the 12th seed Mohonasen 68-39. Amsterdam advances to play 4th seeded Catholic Central on Thursday night at 6pm at Averill Park. 6th seed Holy Names beat the #11 seed, Scotia-Glenville 57-43. Holy Names moves on to play 3rd seeded Queensbury on Friday at 6pm at Burnt Hills. 7th seed Troy defeated the 11th seed Lansingburgh 61-19. Troy will advance to play the #2 seed Burnt Hills at Burnt Hills on Thursday at 7:30pm. The 8th seed South Glens falls snuck by the #9 seed Emma Willard 58-51. South Glens Falls will advance to play the top seed in Class A, Averill Park at 7:30pm on Thursday at Averill Park.
In boys basketball action, the Class B match-ups saw 14th seed Granville knock off #19 seed Ravena 72-50. Granville will move on to play the #3 seed Mechanicville on Tuesday at 7pm at Mechanicville. 18th seeded Vooheesville upset the #15 seed, Bishop Maginn 59-56 in a thriller. Finally, 17th seeded Schalmont defeated the #16 seed Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons to advance to take on the #1 Class B team in New York State Tamarac. That game will be played on Wednesday at Averill Park at 5:30. Good luck to all of the student-athletes.