Thursday, March 5, 2015

Wincowski drops 24 as Warriors advance to Class C Championship

WATERVLIET - Joel Wincowski scored 24 points and fetched 12 rebounds as the Lake George Warriors defeated the Hoosic Valley Indians 56-47 to advance to the Section 2 Class C Championship.

The Warriors will face Waterford, who defeated Greenwich 49-32 earlier in the evening.

The Warriors started off quiet, going down early before a Joel Wincowski three put the Warriors up 15-14.  The Indians stormed back, scoring the next 12 points as they built a 26-15 lead with the help of John Rooney's nine 2nd quarter points.

Lake George would storm back to close to within two at the half, and then continued the warm streak by outscoring Hoosic Valley 20-11 in the third quarter with the help of Wincowski's 8 points in that pivotal quarter.

He would finish with 24 points as he would pass Robert Phelps for 11th all-time scoring in New York State.  His career total now sits at 2,479 points, 7 points behind Felipe Lopez for 10th.

Kyle Jones became the Warriors key contributor behind the arch, scoring 15 points on 5 threes.  Dylan Hubbard was also a threat from long range, scoring 9 points.

For John Rooney, he finished his high school basketball career with 15 points, scoring only two during the second half.  The 2014 NYS Small School Player of the Year finishes with 624 points during the 2014-15 season.  Dan Joslin gave the Indians scored 17 points, and Matt Epsey scored 10 points.

The game was moved to Watervliet after exterior structure damage at the Glens Falls Civic Center forced the move.  All games that were scheduled for the Civic Center have been moved, including Saturday's Sectional Championship.

The time and location for the Class C Sectional Championship is not official at this time, and will be announced at a later time.

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