Girls Basketball

Hey everyone — heads up: The seedings and schedules for the Section II Girls Basketball Tournament will be announced later today (Wednesday). Come join me here around noontime and we should be getting the seedings soon after. I'll give you guys another heads-up when I get the seeds, and then I'll start typing in the schedules.

A few other things for your Wednesday:

Queensbury's Hailey Ballard scored a career-high 31 points in the Spartans' 74-42 victory over Johnstown on Monday night. Her 15 field goals tied her for second on the school's single-game record list — Ballard feat tied her with Heather Fiore (1993 vs. South Glens Falls) and Heidi Mann (three times in 1981 and '82). Mann still holds the Queensbury record for most field goals in a single game, with 21 against Mohonasen on March 10, 1982.

— Queensbury's win gave the Spartans a fourth-place finish in the Foothills Council at 13-5, 14-6 overall — outstanding for a team that starts five sophomores.

Cambridge had one of the best starts of the season on Sunday night against Tamarac, jumping out to a 14-3 lead two minutes into the game and opening a 27-10 lead by the end of the first quarter. However, the Indians could not continue their torrid scoring streak, as Tamarac roared back with a 20-3 second-quarter blitz, then put Cambridge away with a 15-0 run into the fourth quarter. The Bengals, who got 29 points from Emily Erickson, won the Wasaren League girls title with a 61-51 victory.

— Did I mention that Cambridge finished 19-1 overall with three ninth-graders in the starting lineup (the Phillips twins, Sophie and Lilly, and Fiona Mooney)? They're all pretty darn good.

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Covering high school and minor-league sports in Section II since 1989. SUNY Plattsburgh grad. Colleen's lesser half. Three amazing young people call me Dad. Fan of Philadelphia Eagles, New York Rangers and Mets, and Syracuse Orange.

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