Boys basketball

Between holiday tournaments and league play starting again following winter break, there is a lot to catch up on.

Luckily, the weather caused many games on Thursday and Friday to be rescheduled. So the load of contests to catch up on is not as big as it could be.

Let’s start in the Foothills Council.

— Glens Falls went 2-0 in its Grandstander Christmas festival beating Hoosick Falls and Ogdensburg Free Academy. The latter was ranked No. 8 in Class B prior to falling to the Indians 101-68. The win bumped Glens Falls up to No. 13 and Ogdensburg down to No. 14.

Since then, Glens Falls has not played. The Indians were scheduled to visit Schuylerville Friday but the game was postponed due to weather.

Joseph Girard III is 91 points away from breaking Kobe Lufkin’s Section II scoring record. Averaging nearly 50 points per game this season, Girard was on pace to break the record at South Glens Falls on January 9. But unless he goes for over 90 points, that will not be the case anymore.

Assuming the schedule stays as is for now, he could set the record January 12 at home versus Broadalbin-Perth.

One hot shooting night for Girard and Lufkin’s record could fall at South Glens Falls. It would be absolutely insane if he scored 91 points Tuesday night.

But I do not think I’m crazy for thinking he could score 91 points either.

— Queensbury took second in the Shawn Walsh Memorial Tournament losing to Hewlett in the championship 81-68. The Spartans also lost its second leading scorer Cam Bleibrey in the second half to a forearm injury.

Bleibrey is averaging 18.8 points per game but missed Saturday’s game and could be out a few more weeks according to Spartans coach Doug Fraser said.

In his absence, Queensbury lost 74-63 to Amsterdam.

— Schylerville is an impressive 7-1 and beat Greenwich 58-34 following the new year.

Stratton Sherman is leading the Black Horses in scoring with 16.4 points per game. Center Josh Mason is averaging 13.8 points per game and leads Schylerville in field goals made with 52.

Adirondack League

— Lake George also played in the Grandstander Christmas festival and like Glens Falls, went 2-0 beating both Ogdensburg and Hoosick Falls.

Center Chris Becker is a new focal point to the Warriors offense this year. The 6-foot-6 big is a dominating presence down low and leads Lake George with 75 made field goals.

Caleb Scrime, Alex Jones and Mason Flately are all averaging double figures and the Warriors remain a perfect 11-0.

— Argyle played two games over winter break and went 1-1. First losing to Ticonderoga 71-68 but then beating Berlin by double digits.

Scots guard Peyton Lufkin is averaging 28.5 points per game and has scored 37 (career-high) and 35 in his past two games.

The Scots are 4-0 in league play and 7-1 overall.

← Whitehall is 5-1 overall so far and its one loss came against Lake George. Evan St. Claire is averaging 29.2 points per game .

Ellis L. Williams is a sports writer for The Post-Star


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