Saturday, March 1, 2014

Sectional Championship Saturday

Four boys and four girls games on today's docket.

As we haven't been following the girls that well this season, please check out The Post-Star's Brett Hudson's blog over at PS Varsity for a better look at today's girls games.

Don't forget - we have live coverage of the Class D and C Boys Championships this afternoon beginning at 1:45PM on 1230 FOX Sports Radio

GIRLS SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - All games at Hudson Valley Community College
Class C: #3 Greenwich Witches vs. #1 Hoosic Valley Indians - Noon
Class B: #3 Johnstown Lady Bills vs. #1 Tamarac Bengals - 1:45PM
Class A: #3 Queensbury Spartans vs. #1 Averill Park Warriors - 3:30PM
Class D: #2 Fort Ann Cardinals vs. #1 Fort Edward Flying Forts - 5:15PM

BOYS SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS - All games at the Glens Falls Civic Center
Class D: #2 Germantown Clippers vs. #1 Argyle Scots - 2:00PM
Class C: #3 Spa Catholic Saints vs. #1 Hoosic Valley Indians - 3:45PM
Class B: #6 Broadalbin-Perth Patriots vs. #1 Voorheesville Blackbirds - 5:30PM
Class A: #2 Troy Flying Horses vs. #1 Scotia Tartans - 7:15PM

Class D: Germantown Clippers vs. Argyle Scots - 2:00PM
The Germantown Clippers have some decent weapons and will need them to knock off Argyle.  Both teams enter the game undefeated against Class D competition, but one will experience their first combined with the end of their season this afternoon.

Germantown will need a faster start than in their last two games, falling behind and having to play catch up.  Argyle has been a forgiving team, though, and the Scots need to remember how that became a huge factor in their overtime loss to Lake George earlier in the season.  You also have a figure that Germantown will be keeping a closer eye on Kobe Lufkin after nailing six triples during their semifinal against North Warren.

Both teams have more than one scorer who can do damage, so both defenses will have to work hard in order to make it through as Sectional Champions.  This could be very tight until the end.

Class C: Spa Catholic Saints vs. Hoosic Valley Indians - 3:45PM
Spa Catholic came out of the half wanting a better inside game, and they got it.  Evan Pescetti's 14 points in the 3rd Quarter helped catapult the Saints past the Lake George Warriors.  Defensively, the Saints made it hard for Joel Wincowski to do anything, especially since their #2 scorer was sidelined with his season-ending broken wrists.

While Wincowski scored 20 points, you can sense that he wasn't having the type of game that we were accustomed to seeing from the Lake George junior.

That stifling defense needs to be strong if they are going to venture past the Indians, who have made things very difficult for the teams they've faced over the season.  Two tight games against Hoosick Falls which led to them earning the #1 seed over Lake George shows you what this team is capable of.

Like in Class D, the loser of today's Class C Championship will suffer their first loss against like classification this season.

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