A big second quarter run lifts the Stillwater Warriors into the Class C Sectional Championship Saturday Afternoon with their 57-43 win over Maple Hill at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
The championship will be against the winner of the Granville/Lake George game, 2PM at the Glens Falls Civic Center on Saturday.
The Maple Hill Wildcats had a fast start, jumping to a narrow 10-9 advantage to open the second quarter, and after three points to take a 4 point lead, it was all Stillwater, as they established a 18-0 run to jump out to a 27-16 lead before Maple Hill scored their first bucket in nearly 10 minutes with Nate Mannion's three point bucket.
Maple Hill did themselves few favors as they continued to turn over the ball and gave up several offensive rebounds to the Warriors. Those woes would continue into the second half as the shooters for Maple Hill would get cold.
When the ball started going into the bucket for Maple Hill, it was little too late, as every time the Wildcats tried to narrow the advantage, the Warriors dug in and built upon their double-digit lead.
Garrett Axtmann was a non-factor in the game offensively, only scoring 1 point for the 2nd best scorer on the Maple Hill squad. Austin Decker led the Wildcats with 16 points, while Nate Mannion, the team's #3 scorer, added 15 points.
Jared D'Aloia led the Stillwater Warriors with 22 points, and Ezra Echeandia and Zack Travis both scored 12 points a piece for the #2 seed in the Class C bracket.