Playoff seeds revealed, home games to start

HOOSICK, N.Y. — All four local teams will get home games to start the New York postseason in boys and girls basketball.

Both Cambridge teams will start with home play-in games, while Hoosick Falls will start its playoffs in the next round.

The Cambridge girls team is the No. 16 seed in Class C, coming into the playoffs with a 7-13 record. They'll face Cairo-Durham on Friday at 6 p.m.

The Indians are led by Helen Mooney, who averages nearly 12 points per game this season. Sophie Phillips, who came in halfway through the season moving up from junior varsity to varsity, has averaged almost eight points a game since coming up.

Cairo-Durham comes into the postseason at 7-12 after a seventh-place finish in the Patroon Conference. The Mustangs are led by Mikaela Phillips, who averages just under 10 points a game.

The winner will face No. 1 seed Mekeel Christian Academy.

The Cambridge boys are the No. 13 seed in Class C and will compete in a play-in game against No. 20 Waterford in a Wasaren League rematch on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

They are the second-highest seed to have a play-in game behind No. 12 Saratoga Catholic.

Cambridge finished the regular season at 10-10, 7-9 in the Wasaren League.

The Indians are led by Brendan Holcomb, who averages nearly 13 points a game. He's followed closely by Shawn Lemieux at 12.7 points per game and Max Ratelle, who averages 10.7 per game. All three have more than 200 points this season.

Waterford finished the season 5-15 and they are led by Kyle Fairclough, who averages 20.8 points per game.

The winner will travel to Lake George to take on the No. 4 Warriors on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

The Hoosick Falls boys are the No. 7 seed in Class B and even after working through the Wasaren League schedule unscathed, have just the one home game. They'll face off against No. 10 Catskill on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

The Panthers, who are 17-3 overall, have one of the most balanced offenses in Section II, led by Guy Milliman's 13.6 points per game. Not far behind are Alex Haynes, who is scoring at a 11.6 points per game clip, and Evan McCart, who is at 11.4 points per game.

Freshman Jon Kempf is just under 10 points, as he has scored 197 points in his first season on varsity for the Panthers.

Catskill was 13-5 this season, third in the Patroon Conference. They are led by Justice Brantley, who has scored nearly 400 points this season, averaging around 20 per game. Justin and Logan Worth each have poured in more than 200 points each as well.

The Hoosick Falls girls have the highest seed locally, No. 4 in Class B after a 16-4 campaign and a third-place finish in the Wasaren League. In the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the boys, Hoosick will host No. 13 Schuylerville on Tuesday night.

The Panthers are led by senior and 1,000-point scorer Kelly Pine, who is the second-leading scorer in our area, averaging 16.7 points in the regular season.

But the Panthers are not just Pine. Lizza Ryan is second in scoring with 10.8 points per game, while freshman Logan Thayne adds in nine points a game.

Schuylerville, which comes out of the Foothills Council, used to face Hoosick twice a year as a member of the Wasaren League. The Black Horses are 9-11 coming into the playoffs and are led by Emily Vallee, who averages 17.4 points per contest.


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