What’s up in Niskayuna sports: Jan. 18

The Niskayuna crowd is shown during a boys' basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)The Niskayuna crowd is shown during a boys' basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

NISKAYUNA — The latest highlights in Niskayuna High School athletics, plus what’s coming up this week for the Silver Warriors.

ALUM ADVANCES

US Lacrosse included Kayla Treanor, a 2012 Niskayuna High School graduate, in its 24-player roster this past Thursday for the U.S. Women’s National Team’s foreign tour this upcoming summer.

That puts Treanor one step closer to playing for her country in a World Cup.

Now a senior at Syracuse University, Treanor is a two-time finalist for the Tewaaraton Award.

Niskayuna's Aidan Byrne beats Guilderland's Andrew Sischo for the jump ball during a boys' basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna’s Aidan Byrne beats Guilderland’s Andrew Sischo for the jump ball during a boys’ basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

LOOKING FOR NO. 10

The best season is nearly a decade hit a speed bump Friday for the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team, as Guilderland dealt the Silver Warriors a 60-53 defeat.

Niskayuna trailed by as many as 16 points midway through the third quarter, but cut its deficit to two points with 94 seconds to play.

Andrew Sischo pumped in 33 points for Guilderland, while Aidan Byrne and Andrew Evans each had 16 for Niskayuna.

The Silver Warriors next play Tuesday at Bethlehem. In that game, Niskayuna will seek its 10th win of the season — a win total the Silver Warriors have not hit since the 2005-06 season.

ONE UP, ONE DOWN

The Niskayuna girls’ basketball squad fell 48-23 last Friday, just three days after walloping Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake in a 70-25 victory.

Against Burnt Hills, Niskayuna’s Olivia Souky had 18 points, while Olivia Owens had 15 points and seven rebounds.

BY LAND OR BY SEA

At the Stanner Games in New York City, the Niskayuna indoor track and field teams produced several standout results.

Leading the way was the boys’ 4×200-meter relay team of Michael Reyes, Joey Romano, Soja Moore, and Mateo Parzych, which took a sixth-place finish and set a school record in the event with a mark of 1:34.88.

For the Niskayuna girls, Lexi Sciortino came in second place with a 5:20.66 in the 1,600-meter run, while the group of Marisa DiVietro, Grace Minkin, Erica Wasserbach, and Amelia Kokernak took second in the 4×400-meter relay at 4:09.43.

Meanwhile, the Niskayuna boys’ swimming and diving team picked up a 98-61 win Wednesday against Fonda/Johnstown. For the Silver Warriors, solo wins came from Ethan Bachert, Trevor Matuszyk, Matthew Chao, Ben Cazer, Mark Lipkin, and Spencer Brownewell.

WRESTLING WONDER

At Saturday’s Schenectady Invitational, the Niskayuna wrestling saw Eoghan Sweeney win a championship title .

The Silver Warriors will be in action Wednesday against Bethlehem in a league crossover.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

(Home games on main campus, unless otherwise noted)

Monday, Jan. 18

9:30 a.m.: Alpine ski at Shenendehowa, at Gore Mountain

Tuesday, Jan. 19

4:15 p.m.: Boys’ bowling at Bethlehem

4:15 p.m.: Girls’ bowling at Bethlehem

4:30 p.m.: Boys’ swimming hosts Shaker

7 p.m.: Boys’ basketball at Bethlehem

7 p.m.: Girls’ basketball hosts Bethlehem

Wednesday, Jan. 20

5 p.m.: Alpine ski at Glens Falls, at West Mountain

7 p.m.: Wrestling hosts Bethlehem

Thursday, Jan. 21

4:15 p.m.: Boys’ bowling hosts CBA, at Boulevard Bowl

4:30 p.m.: Boys’ swimming hosts Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

Friday, Jan. 22

6 p.m.: Wrestling at Shenendehowa tournament

7 p.m.: Boys’ basketball hosts CBA

Saturday, Jan. 23

9 a.m.: Wrestling at Shenendehowa tournament

10 a.m.: Boys’ swimming at Mohonasen

7 p.m.: Hockey hosts Bethlehem, at Union College

About the Author

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly is a sports reporter for Your Clifton Park and Your Niskayuna, weekly print publications of The Daily Gazette. Kelly grew up in Clifton Park and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2006. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Kelly's work has been honored by the New York News Publishers Association, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. His work has previously been featured in The (Amsterdam) Recorder, The Saratogian, and Albany Times Union.