Let's go through the slew of important games on the high school docket tonight.
Big 10 - CCHS @ CBA
Catholic Central dearly needs a win to get back into things in the Big 10. Bishop Maginn and CBA have had the Crusdaers' number this season - those two teams handing CCHS its only three losses of the season.
Jordan Gettings and Devin Grimes may be inclined to keep this a fast-paced jump shot style game, but they can't allow CBA's Deandre Kennedy to grab all the rebounds inside. I imainge Grimes and Kennedy and Gettings and CBA's Malcolm Austin will be guarding one another all game, so CBA's Andrew Stire (at 6 foot 9) might have a field day inside.
That said, CCHS's supporting cast can hit 3-pointers when they're up to it, so this game should be fairly close. Even if CCHS goes 0-4 against Maginn and CBA, they should still finish third in the league.
Suburban Council - Shen @ Averill Park
The Warriors find themselves at the bottom of the White Division after a promising start to the season. Now may be the best time to catch Shen off guard, since the Plainsmen are coming off consecutive losses. Neither team can really afford to lose tonight.
Colonial Council - Lansingburgh @ Cohoes
Voorheesville @ Albany Academy
Cohoes got thumped by Mechanicville on Tuesday and could use a win against 'Burgh to get back into the thick of things. However, the Knights rolled in their first meeting and unless the Tigers' Nick Benoit and Ryan Potyrola can get it together on the same night, 'Burgh should roll again.
The Cadets remain undefeated in the Colonial at 10-0, but have appeared vulnerable for stretches of games this season. The Blackbirds have been a surpirsing team at 6-3 and could jockey a little higher with an upset. Perhaps Voorheesville can catch the Cadets looking ahead to Sunday's non-league game against Peekskill, #1 in the state.
Hoosic Valley's Justin Blasi (5) and Alex McNeice (12) crowd Tamarac's Matt Dixon during a game on January 15th. (Photo - Tom Killups - The Record)Wasaren League - Schuylerville at Hoosic Valley
Crucial game here for league supremacy. Schuylerville is currently tied with Cambridge in the top spot, but Hoosic Valley can vault themselves into, at worst, a tie for second with a win. I know the Black Horses play a slow, defensive-minded game, but Pat Lanoue and the Indians, if they shoot like they did Tuesday against Tamarac, could pull this one out.
--In girl's action on Thursday
, Schenectady (5-4, 10-6) beat Troy (4-5, 5-9), 56-48. Rachael Beaulac (pictured below, during a loss to Albany on Tuesday) had a game-high 22 points for the Flying Horses in the loss.
(Photo - Tom Killups - The Record)
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