(Averill Park, NY)


Averill Park hangs on to beat Colonie.


 -A match-up between 2 of last year's Sectional Champions didn't disappoint as Colonie and Averill Park battled to the final whistle with Averill Park winning 57-53.



-Colonie jumped out to a 10-2 start but Averill Park stormed back with a 17-2 run to take the lead in the 2nd quarter. Anna Jankovic of the Warriors buried a three pointer right at the halftime buzzer to extend the Averill Park lead to 4 at the break, 26-22.




-In the 2nd half, Averill Park built their largest lead of the night 11 points, 48-37, with just under 6 minutes left in the game. It was then Colonie's turn to answer. The Garnet Raiders used a 15-5 run capped off by an Aliyah Wright three pointer with 0:37 seconds left to bring to deficit to 1, 53-52.



-Averill Park was able to seal the victory with 4 free throws in the closing minute, 2 by Amelia Wood and 2 by Kelsey Wood, for a 57-53 win.


-Averill Park took advantage of 48 free throw attempts hitting 31 for 65%. Colonie was 12 of 16 from the line for 75%.


-The Garnet Raiders were led in scoring by Kyara Triblet and Aliyah Wright both with 14 points. Wright also added 6 assists. Alivia Paeglow chipped in with 9 points and Makayla Blake netted 8 points. Aliyah Wright became the Colonie girls basketball all time leading scorer surpassing Kelly Charette’s record of 1282 points.


-Averill Park was led in scoring by Amelia Wood with a game high 21 points and Kelsey Wood added 13 points. Anna Jankovic and Olivia Kelley both had 8 points each.


  Box Score with full play by play HERE:


Teams End 1Q Halftime End 3Q Final
Colonie 10 22 37 53
Averill Park 8 26 42 57

Win % probability during the game.



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Colonie   Averill Park
12-16 FREE THROWS 31-48
75% FT % 65%
  Top Scorers  
Colonie Aliyah Wright #3 14
Colonie Kyara Triblet #5 14
Averill Park Amelia Wood #33 21
Averill Park Kelsey Wood #34 13



Colonie Lead Changes Averill Park
2 *** Colonie: Aliyah Wright #3 2 PT FG MADE [1Q 07:52] *** 0
12 *** Colonie: Kyara Triblet #5 2 PT FG MADE [2Q 07:10] *** 10
12 Averill Park: Olivia Kelley #44 FT MADE [2Q 06:19] 13


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By Ed Bemiss