Emma Souky

Olivia Piraino, a member of the Niskayuna Girls Travel Basketball Junior B team, is shown at a Feb. 23 practice in Niskayuna.

Niskayuna youth girls team wins hoops title

NISKAYUNA — The Niskayuna Girls Travel Basketball Junior B team, a group of local seventh-graders, backed up an undefeated regular season by blowing through the Capital District Girls Basketball League postseason tournament Feb. 28 and March 1. The No. 1…


Members of the Niskayuna Girls Travel Basketball Junior B team are shown at a Feb. 23 practice in Niskayuna. Top row, from left, are head coach Steve Souky, Nora Lennon, Natalie Prian, Sophia DeAngelo, Lila Conners, Lizzie Stoffer, assistant coach Marcie Stoffer; bottom row, from left, are Emma Souky, Ava Mygeri, Olivia Piraino, Kate St. Lucia, and Allison Malatesta. Missing from the photo is Katie Hessler. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter)

Undefeated girls hoops squad heads to playoffs

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Two seasons ago, the core group of this year’s Niskayuna Girls Travel Basketball Junior B team played together for the first time and barely finished above .500. This season, the squad completed an…