Lady Rams to play Glens Falls for Foothills title tonight

The Amsterdam Lady Rams varsity basketball team defeated Hudson Falls on 43-27 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten at 13-0 in their first season in the Foothills Council. Amsterdam had already wrapped up first place in the Foothills Council South Division defeating Scotia- Glenville 49-47 in overtime at Amsterdam High School on January 30, and continued their now 16 game winning streak with wins over Schuylerville, Broadalbin-Perth and the Lady Tigers of Hudson Falls. The Lady Rams will play Glens Falls tonight at the Glens Falls Civic Center for the league title.

Amsterdam already owns a 64-52 win over the Foothills North Division champion Lady Indians in a game played back on January 13 at Amsterdam High School. Glens Falls came into that game ranked in the top ten in New York State Class A girls basketball rankings and on the heels of their first loss of the season to Scotia-Glenville. Glens Falls (11-2 Foothills) only losses in the league this season have been to the South Division’s top two teams.

Braelin Aldi hit 12 free throws, eleven in the fourth quarter, and Caitlin Gannon had a double-double with ten points and ten rebounds to lead the Lady Rams. Ten Lady Rams scored on that night showing a balanced effort by AHS. Lucy and Sophie Tougas led Glens Falls teaming up for 34 points. Amsterdam never trailed in the contest.

The Lady Rams are on a 16 game win streak since returning from a season opening trip to Canada. Their victory over Glens Falls is among notable wins that includes two wins over Scotia-Glenville, coming back from 19 points down to defeat Schalmont at the Amsterdam Holiday College Showcase in December 2014, and comeback wins over Johnstown and Queensbury. During the streak, the Lady Rams have averaged scoring more than 60 points per game, and have won with a relentless defense that has frustrated opponents throughout the season.

Tip time for the Foothills Council girls title game is 5:30pm. The Lady Rams will then await seeding for the Class A sectionals set to begin the following week.

Scott Mulford

Scott Mulford has been covering local sports for over 20 years. He previously wrote for the Amsterdam Star and The Free Press of the Mohawk Valley.