SCHENECTADY COUNTY: Warriors, Tartans fall in class A quarterfinals

The season came to an end for three area boys basketball teams last weekend.

Mohonasen and Scotia-Glenville lost their class A quarterfinal games Sunday, while Schalmont fell in the class B quarterfinals Saturday at Hudson Valley Community College.

Mohonasen faced a familiar opponent in Averill Park Sunday, and the result was the same as their two Suburban Council meetings this season with Averill Park beating Mohonasen 45-39.

We played them twice already so I think we were used to them," said Mohonasen coach Ken Dagostino. "We didn't get enough ball movement, and we really didn't have anyone around the perimeter that was going to knock (long-range shots) down."

Mohonasen (12-10) had several chances to get back in the game after being down by 11 points late in the third quarter. Anthony DeSousa and Pat Barnes each made two free throws, and Cameron Couball completed a three-point play to cut Averill Park's lead to 37-34.

After Couball missed a three-pointer that would have tied the game, Ryan Reagan made four free throws to extend Averill Park's advantage to 41-34, and the Warriors (12-9) never looked back.

Couball led Mohonasen with 13 points, but the team struggled from the field as a whole. The Mighty Warriors made only 11 of their 42 shots " a .262 shooting percentage.

Barnes contributed seven points and 13 rebounds in his final basketball game at Mohonasen. Barnes is one of several seniors who are graduating.

"Those seniors that have only been with us for two years, they've got a lot to be proud of," Dagostino said. "Hopefully next year, we'll have some guards that will be coming up the line. We'll be smaller, and hopefully that will make us better shooters."

Shooting woes sink Scotia

Scotia-Glenville could sympathize with Mohonasen's shooters. The Tartans only made 25 percent of their shots in a 57-48 quarterfinal loss to Ichabod Crane Sunday.

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