Niskayuna girls basketball

Taylor Green, right, boxes out Deirdre Schutzman during a Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 practice for the Niskayuna girls' basketball team. (Michael Kelly/Gazette Sportswriter)

Excitement brewing for Niskayuna girls’ basketball as season nears

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Sportswriter NISKAYUNA — Before training camp opened for the 2015-16 season, Niskayuna girls’ basketball head coach Sarah Neely was optimistic about her team’s outlook. Once her 15-deep roster went through its opening workout together, the veteran…

Niskayuna boys basketball head coach Bryan Mattice, left, speaks with members of his team during a Jan. 22 practice in Niskayuna.Michael Kelly/Gazette Reporter

Basketball: Niskayuna squads to be sectional underdogs

BY MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter SARATOGA SPRINGS — Both Niskayuna varsity basketball teams will be looking to spring first-round upsets in their respective Section II Class AA tournaments. At Wednesday’s seeding meeting, the Niskayuna boys were awarded a No. 6…

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Girls Basketball: Ballston Spa clips Niskayuna

NISKAYUNA — The Ballston Spa girls basketball team tipped Niskayuna Friday, 49-46, in Suburban Council action. Taylor Green had 13 points and Kayla O’Brien had 11 to lead Niskayuna, which outscored Ballston Spa in the third quarter, 20-7. For Ballston…

Members of the Niskayuna seventh-grade boys travel basketball team are shown Jan. 18 after winning their bracket of the Capital District Youth Basketball League's Martin Luther King Jr. Tournament. In the top row, from left, are James Schmidt, Peter Kelly, Luke DeBritz. and Nick Tellone; in the middle row, from left, are Sean St. Lucia, Sam Morra, Ethan St. Lucia, and Chris Erickson; and, in the bottom row, from left, are Tyler Gleason, Sam Cornish, and Justin Bateman.

Niskayuna youth hoops squads take titles

By MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — Three squads from the Niskayuna Youth Basketball Association won their brackets in the Capital District Youth Basketball League’s Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Tournament on Jan. 17 and 18. Niskayuna’s teams for the…

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Girls Basketball: Columbia tops Niskayuna

EAST GREENBUSH — Despite 14 points from Olivia Souky, the Niskayuna girls basketball team lost Tuesday to Columbia, 65-42. Columbia led 44-20 at halftime and had three players score in double figures. Nastassja Johnston led all scorers with 21 points….

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Girls Basketball: Silver Warriors looking to bounce back

By MICHAEL KELLY Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — When Niskayuna girls basketball head coach Sarah Neely is handing out defensive assignments in her team’s final pregame huddle, there is a higher degree of difficulty than for most teams. That’s because the Silver…

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Girls Basketball: Colonie tops Niskayuna

NISKAYUNA — Behind four double-digit scoring performances, the Colonie girls basketball team topped Niskayuna Friday in Suburban Council action, 55-30. Erin Fouracre and Aliyah Massaconi each had 12 points, while Amber Yarter and Aliyah Wright each had 10 for Colonie….

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Girls Basketball: O’Brien leads Silver Warriors to win

BURNT HILLS — The Niskayuna girls basketball squad picked up a win Tuesday night in Suburban Council action, easing past Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake, 48-21. Niskayuna’s Kayla O’Brien outscored BH-BL all by herself, registering 22 points in the victory. Also chipping in…