GLENS FALLS/TROY — The Boys and Girls 2022 NYSPHAA (New York State Public High School Athletic Association) Basketball Championships concluded this past weekend, with the state semi-finals on March 18 and the state championship games on March 19 at Cool Insuring Arena (boys) and Hudson Valley Community College (girls).
Class B: Kinderhook’s Ichabod Crane Boys Basketball Team defeated Friends Academy 63-62 for the Class B state title. Ichabod Crane also faced Canton, Plattsburgh, and Allegany-Limestone in the tournament, defeating each team by at least 10 points or more.
Class C: Saratoga County’s own Stillwater Warriors made it to the state championship game but were upset by Newfield 87-62. Stillwater had a bye-in and then defeated Moriah 55-52 in the regionals and Salamanca 64-56 in the state semifinals before facing Newfield.
Class A: The Averill Park Warriors claimed the state title over Tappan Zee, 54-48. Averill park’s journey to the title included defeating Massena 66-27 in the subregionals, Bishop Ludden 67-43 in the regionals, and West Babylon 56-36 in the state semifinals.
Class AA: The Albany Girls Basketball Team had a bye-in but was defeated 62-60 in regionals by Cicero-North Syracuse. Bishop Kearney went on to win the title 63-57 against Baldwin.
Class B: Schalmont, claimed a state title after defeating Gouverneur 65-43, Saranac 54-30, General Brown 52-42, and Waterloo 56-54.
Class C: The Duanesburg Girls Basketball Team, who brought home the school’s first Class C Section II girls basketball title this season, made it the state semifinals where they were defeated by Newark Valley, 68-40.
Class D: Washington County’s Hartford Central had a bye-in and went on to defeat Boquet Valley 57-51 in regionals before being eliminated by Copenhagen 51-40 in the state semifinals. Copenhagen went on to win the title 47-39