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Nisky splits two CDYBL games

Niskayuna split a pair of Capital District Youth Basketball League games with South Colonie on Feb. 11. The Warriors’ fourth-grade team won 33-28, handing the Raiders their first loss of the season. Ethan Gilson led Niskayuna with 16 points and…


Alexa Knudsen of Shenendehowa and Jocelynn Hamilton of Niskayuna battle for position underneath the basket Friday at Niskayuna High School. Shen won 58-25. Amy  Luke/For The Daily Gazette

Saratoga hands Shaker first league loss

Saratoga Springs jumped out to a 17-10 halftime lead, holding Shaker scoreless in the second quarter, and went on to hand the Blue Bison their first Suburban Council loss of the season 49-40 in girls’ basketball on Friday night. Dolly…


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Girls’ basketball: Hipwell joins 1,000-point club

Staff report Jordan Hipwell netted a game-high 14 points, becoming the first Ballston Spa High School female player to score 1,000 career points in the Scotties’ 50-24 Suburban Council basketball victory over visiting Schenectady Friday. Hipwell now has 1,007 career…



Niskayuna Head Coach Sarah Neely speaks with her team during a Sectional basketball game at Colonie High School on Thursday, February 26, 2015. (File photo)

Niskayuna girls’ basketball players in action all summer

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Two nights a week this summer, varsity candidates for next season’s Niskayuna High School varsity girls’ basketball team have competed in a summer league at Hudson Valley Community College. A different pair of…



Connor Detrick of Niskayuna comes down with a rebound in front of Jacob Cook of Shaker Tuesday, February 16, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Niskayuna boys’ basketball advances to quarterfinals

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — With a 53-44 victory, the Niskayuna boys’ basketball team advanced Tuesday to the quarterfinals of the Section II Class AA boys’ basketball tournament. The victory against No. 11 Shaker was the third of…


Head Coach Sarah Neely of Niskayuna talks to her players during a time out against Saratoga Tuesday, February 16, 2016. (PETER R. BARBER/DAILY GAZETTE PHOTOGRAPHER)

Season ends for Niskayuna girls’ basketball

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter SARATOGA SPRINGS — A few minutes into the fourth quarter, Niskayuna had trimmed its 14-point deficit to five. “We needed someone to step up,” Saratoga Springs freshman guard Kerry Flaherty said. “We wanted to put…


Niskayuna coach Bryan Mattice, right, talks with a referee during a Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 boys' basketball game in Niskayuna. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Niskayuna boys’ basketball earns home playoff game

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Niskayuna boys’ basketball received a No. 6 seed and a first-round home game in the Section II Class AA postseason. Niskayuna will play host to No. 11 Shaker on Feb. 16….


Niskayuna's Andrew Evans, left, stands with coach Bryan Mattice during a Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 boys' basketball game in Niskayuna.  (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Shenendehowa tops Niskayuna in boys’ basketball

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — In recent games, Shenendehowa boys’ basketball head coach Tony Dzikas has worried his undefeated team has played not to lose. “We’ve been playing tighter and I’ve been coaching tighter,” Dzikas said after his…