The Mighty Warriors fell to Niskayuna by 13 points 58-45, in a high energy contest. Sean St. Lucia and Ethan St. Lucia combined to score 39 points for the victors.
Niskayuna finished the game with clutch play as they outscored the Mighty Warriors by 7-points at the critical stage of the game. Mohonasen closed the gap to five points with less than two minutes left in the game but Ethan St. Lucia nailed a three pointer to give Niskayuna a needed cushion.
Both teams scratched and clawed to score the ball in the opening quarter as they combined for merely 12 points.
The two squads struggled to grab a foothold as the teams went to the first half intermission with Niskayuna nosing in front.
The Silver Warriors used a tough hard-nosed effort in the third quarter and outscored Mohonasen by 4 points.
The Silver Warriors were in front at every period ending horn by margins of 4, 2, 6, & 13.
Sean St. Lucia paced Niskayuna with 21 points. Ethan St. Lucia scored 18 points. Gabe Eldaye poured in 9 points. Owen Evans had 8 points.
Niskayuna drilled 11 baskets from downtown.
Ethan St. Lucia nailed 5 three-pointers. Sean St. Lucia with 3.
The Silver Warriors shot with superb accuracy from the free throw line as they produced 75%, 15 of 20.
The Mighty Warriors knocked down 5 hoops from deep.
Drew Coelho made 3 three-pointers.
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By Ed Bemiss