A Schenectady County boys basketball rivalry takes on new meaning Friday when Mohonasen tangles with Scotia-Glenville in a Section II, Class A semifinal game at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Fifth-seeded Mohonasen (14-7) defeated No. 4 Lansingburgh 69-56 in Sunday’s quarterfinal round at Hudson Valley Com-munity College, while top-seeded Scotia-Glenville (19-2) handled ninth-seeded Averill Park 49-32.
They put up a lot of resistance, said Scotia-Glenville coach James Giammattei of Averill Park. `It wasn’t that easy to score against them.`
Averill Park (4-18) tried playing a physical game against Scotia-Glenville, but it didn’t work. Center Jim Janson stayed out of foul trouble while recording 18 points and 20 rebounds, and Tyler Ackley made all six of his free throws on his way to an eight-point night for the Tartans. Nick Alescio also scored eight points in the victory.
Mohonasen was in a track meet against an athletic Lansing-burgh squad in the day’s first quarterfinal contest. The Mighty Warriors were more than ready for it, though, as they pulled out to a 36-22 halftime lead and never looked back.
`We helped all over the place (defensively),` said Mohonasen coach Ken Dagostino. `We had to. You can’t play them straight up.`
Anthony Robustiano led four Mohonasen players in double figures with 20 points. Robert Tedisco contributed 16 points, while Jordan Macejka and Nick Battaglia each added 12 points.“