Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Great Scott!

Lansingburgh's Haneef Scott (right) stayed on the court for a few extra shots after all of his teammates had returned to the bench following the halftime shootaround. He missed his first shot all by himself on the court, but he sunk the second from the right wing and walked off with a wry grin, knowing his extra work would pay off. Scott scored 23 points and connected on a trio of treys in the second half as the Knights captured a come-from-behind 67-59 victory over Colonial Council leading Voorheesville on Tuesday night. (All photos by J.S. Carras - The Record)

Lansingburgh's Jesse Milligan (right) elevates in Tuesday's game against Voorheesville. Milligan finished with 10 points and six assists as the Knights moved within one game of the Blackbirds in the win column.

Jared Teta (0) scored 18 points for the Knights and scored five in a crucial 7-0 run early in the fourth quarter. The Knights pulled ahead by a point, then fell behind by one, but stormed back with a 10-0 run after that to put the game away.


Xavier Murray dunked for the Knights on the first play of the second quarter and his energy off the bench resulted in 12 points and nine rebounds. He played solid defense against Voorheesville's junior 6-foot-6 center Ethan Mackey, who scored a game-high 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

"(Murray) brings energy so I don’t want to put him in the starting lineup, but today he played starter’s minutes because he was doing well," said Lansingburgh head coach Guy DiBacco.

The Knights (7-1, 10-4) are on a roll as of late - Scott scored a career high 31 points against Watervliet last Friday. Keep in mind, those four losses have come to Albany Academy (x2), Bishop Gibbons (the defending Section II Class A champions) and Voorheesville (the No. 8 Class C team in New York).

Lansingburgh always faces a tough test in the Section II Class A tournament because they play against Class B and C opposition in the Colonial Council. But this particular team has DiBacco excited for the tournament, which begins in late February.

"If we can keep this up and play defensively and get contributions from all 11 guys, we’re hoping we can surprise a Foothills team this year or one of the Suburban teams," he said.

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