Monday, February 2, 2015

Boys Hoops Games to Watch - Week of 2/2 - 2/8

Two weeks until Sectional Seedings.  Let's look at this week's matchups you're going to want to watch.

Tuesday's Games:
Fort Edward (10-6) at Argyle (10-5)
Canajoharie (9-5) at Fort Plain (7-6)
Northville at (11-4) St. Johnsville (8-5)
Averill Park (10-3) at Bethlehem (12-3)
Broadalbin-Perth (10-4) at Scotia (14-0)

Comments: Fort Edward could save themselves from having to play a game against a deadly top seed in Stillwater with a quality win, and that opportunity is against Argyle. --  Canajoharie and Fort Plain will meet to help settle C seeds. -- Averill Park is one of those Class A squads few are talking about, but could make a strong splash come sectionals.  A win for the Warriors against the Bethlehem Eagles could make the difference between a #2 seed and a #3 seed.  The road to sectionals won't be kind to Averill Park as they face Bethlehem once and Guilderland twice in the next two weeks --  Northville got a reality check the first time they played St. Johnsville, the second time will be tough for one of the contenders for a good seed in Class D as they play the rematch out in western Montgomery County. -- Broadalbin-Perth is one of few teams to play the Scotia Tartans close all season, only falling by 6 as they held the Tartans to 30 points off their season average of 78 points per game in the first meeting.

Wednesday's Games:
Waterford (12-3) at Germantown (13-1)
Stillwater (10-5) at Greenwich (13-2)

Comments: Germantown's loss to Berlin on January 23rd still leaves the Central Hudson Valley League open.  Both Germantown and Waterford have only one loss, but Waterford's was a loss to Germantown back in December by more than 20 points. -- Stillwater has a tough week ahead with both Greenwich and Hoosick Falls, and a win over the Witches could help improve their tournament resume.  Greenwich is the only other team in Section 2 right now that has a legitimate chance of snatching the #1 seed from the Lake George Warriors, and therefore has reasons to play hard.

Friday's Games:
Northville (11-4) at Canajoharie (9-5)
Fort Ann (12-2) at Fort Edward (10-6)
Averill Park (10-3) at Guilderland (11-2)
Schalmont (12-2) at Voorheesville (11-5)

Comments: We've noted many times over the last few weeks about Northville's attempt to play for better seeds in the upcoming Class D Sectionals.  Canajoharie presents another good opportunity.  By the time Fort Ann and Fort Edward play on Friday, Fort Ann could have their spot in the Adirondack League Championship sewn up, however, that doesn't mean they can take this game easy.  Averill Park continues their gauntlet against Guilderland in a key Suburban Conference showdown.  Schalmont gets another test on their way to be one of 7 dangerous teams in Class B when they face Voorheesville.

Don't forget if you're planning on heading to any of these games, to report score updates using the #518Hoops hashtag.

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