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Girls’ Basketball Section 2: Saratoga Springs Triumphs Over Schenectady with a 68-37 Victory


SARATOGA SPRINGS — After a slow start, the Saratoga Springs girls’ basketball team found their rhythm and dominated⁢ the ⁤court,⁢ securing a 68-37 victory over Schenectady in ⁢Tuesday night’s Suburban Council showdown.

Despite leading by a mere three points at the end of ⁤the first quarter, the Blue Streaks shifted gears⁣ in the second quarter, outpacing the Patriots with a 28-9 run, thereby establishing a significant lead.

Carly Wise, the star‌ player of the⁤ night ‍for Saratoga Springs, scored an ⁢impressive 28 points, with 12 of those⁢ coming in the pivotal second quarter. Logan Allen added 16 points ​to ⁢the tally,⁤ while Addy Hart contributed seven points.

In total,‌ eight players from Saratoga Springs ‍chipped in to the scoring, showcasing‌ the team’s depth and versatility.

For the Patriots, Rae Smith was​ the top scorer with eight points, followed by Nakaya Adams‍ with ‌seven points ⁣and Jayda Palmer ​with six.

Before the game, Saratoga Springs celebrated its senior night, honoring five seniors: Hart, Ella Gennoy, Wise, Allen, and​ Emily Pagano.

With this victory, the Blue⁣ Streaks’ Suburban Council record improves to 3-8 and their overall record to​ 5-12. On the other hand, Schenectady’s struggles continue ‍as they drop to 0-9 in league play and 1-13 overall.

Schenectady 14 9 5 9 — 37

Saratoga Springs 17 28 15‍ 8 — 68

Schenectady scoring: ⁣ Palmer 3-0-6; Adams 3-0-7; Anderson 1-0-3, Dauge​ 2-0-4; Smith 4-0-8;⁣ Olmeda 1-0-2. Saratoga Springs scoring: J. Gennoy 1-0-3; ⁣Hart 3-1-7;⁤ E. ‍Gennoy 1-0-2; Fitch 1-2-5; Wise 13-2-28; McKenna 1-0-3; Panetta 0-4-4; Allen 8-0-16. ⁢ Team scoring: ‍Schenectady 14-0-37; Saratoga Springs 28-9-68.

Beckett Nielson
Beckett Nielson
Transitioning from a collegiate athlete to a sports journalist, Beckett O’Neal channels his passion for sports into engaging stories. A Boston College graduate, Beckett specializes in local sports coverage, from high school heroes to regional professional teams, providing in-depth analysis and an athlete's insight.
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