Sunday, February 17, 2013
Sectionals: Girls Basketball
A busy week of Girls Basketball games begins later this week as teams fight their way to make it to Hudson Valley Community College first for the Sectional title, then later on back to HVCC for the State Title.
In Class A, the South Glens Falls Bulldogs get the distinction of playing in the lone Opening Round game as they host the #9 seeded Amsterdam Rugged Rams this Wednesday with the hopes of advancing to play the #1 seed Troy on Saturday.
The Bulldogs are one of four Foothills Council Class A teams to make it to Sectionals. Council-winning Queensbury gets the #4 seed, and will travel to Troy to play Mohonasen in the first of the 1/8 and 4/5 doubleheader at Troy High this Saturday night. The Glens Falls Indians are the #6 seed, and will head to Holy Names to face #3 seed Averill Park in the first game there on Saturday, with Holy Names then hosting #7 seed Scotia.
Fellow Foothills Council team the Hudson Falls Tigers (#6 seed) will get to host a game in the Class B first round, as they face #11 seed Hudson on Wednesday. Johnstown (#7) and Broadalbin-Perth (#9) also earned a berth into the tournament. Schuylerville made it into the Round of 16 after their play-in win against Emma Williard, but will have a tough match on Tuesday as they travel down the Hudson River to face #1 seed Watervliet. Corinth also had to play their way into the Round of 16 after their 42-39 win over Leadership, and will travel to #2 seed Tamarac on Wednesday.
In Class C, Lake George (#9) and Greenwich (#11) make up the local teams playing in the Round of 16. The bracket is led by the #1 seed Hoosic Valley, who has looked good all season long, losing only one game by one point against Class A's Scotia. Both local teams will have to hit the road for their 1st round game, as Lake George makes the long trek to Fort Plain (#8) in Montgomery County on Tuesday night. Greenwich's trek is easier, as they will travel to Waterford (#6) for their game on Tuesday. Hoosick Falls, a team we covered when they lost to Class A's Glens Falls in December, gets the #4 seed and hosts Voorheesville on Tuesday.
Even before winning the Adirondack League Title, the Fort Edward girls earned the respect of the Section II seeding committee and gained the #1 seed in Class D. The Flying Forts have run the table, including a narrow 1 point victory over Argyle back in December. They'll face the winner of Germantown/North Warren this Friday at Fort Edward High. Warrensburg (#4) also will be playing at Fort Edward this Friday, as they play #5 seeded Northville. Fort Ann is the #2 seed, and will play host to the Quarterfinals round of the lower bracket when they play the winner of the Hartford/New Lebanon 7/10 match this Friday. And Argyle (#3) wraps up the local contingent playing in sectionals, as they play the winner of Bolton/Heatly on Friday.
Like with the boys, we're keeping up with the girls brackets as it's possible we will be broadcasting one of the semifinals next week. Be sure to listen this Wednesday when we bring you the Section II Division II final in Boys Hockey (5:30pm) to find out where we'll be next week!
Information Sources: The Post-Star, The Times-Union