Thursday, 19 January 2023 12:20

Verdile’s 25 Points Guide Scotties Girls Basketball To Win Over Schuylerville

SCHUYLERVILLE — The Ballston Spa varsity girls basketball team won its fifth straight game on Tuesday, defeating Schuylerville 63-45 on the road in a non-league contest.

The Scotties held a 16-14 lead after one quarter, and took a 33-25 lead into halftime after a solid second quarter. Ballston Spa extended its lead to 15 points at the end of the third, and used a strong fourth to seal a 63-45 victory.

Olivia Verdile led all scorers with 25 points for the Scotties, making five three-point shots. Mallory Sprissler and Jessica Bowens each added 10 points in the win, while Payton Messina had five points. Chloe Roden and Sophia Lee each scored four points, with Aubrey Kramer adding three points and Mia Rath adding two.

Macey Koval led Schuylerville with 18 points in the loss. Amanda Pflieger had 10 points, while Lauren King added nine points. Sophie Bodnar scored three points, Keira Rogan and Adrianna Vidot each added two points, and Anika Buff had one point.

Ballston Spa (7-5 overall, 2-4 Suburban Council) travels for a league matchup with Bethlehem today at 7 p.m. Schuylerville (5-7 overall, 4-4 Foothills) hosted Queensbury on Thursday, in a game that ended after press time.

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