Lady Rams junior varsity basketball ties for first place in Foothills Council

The Amsterdam Lady Rams junior varsity basketball team wrapped up the 2017-2018 season with a 64-22 win over Schuylerville on Monday night at Amsterdam High School. The victory completed a 19-1 record for the young AHS squad clinching at least a tie for first place with Queensbury.

Sophomore Kayli Hoefs led Amsterdam with 14 points. Freshman Andie Gannon and sophomore Grace Patrei added 12 points apiece giving Amsterdam three players scoring in double digits. Mianna Jackson was next for Amsterdam with eight points, Sydney Hoefs and Yariana Toro each had four points, Emily Schaufelberg, Gianna King, Francesca DeRosa, and Natalie Flint all had two points apiece. Eighth grader Shelby Lamont recorded five assists as the Lady Rams point guard.

Schuylerville was led by six points from Abigail Mash. Moli Vianese was next with five points followed by Sydney Quinn, Olivia Schultz, Sadie Tavares, and Jada Clarke with two points each. Eliza Barton and Isabella Baldwin both scored one point for the young Lady Black Horses.

The Lady Rams junior varsity completed a season where they averaged scoring better than 60 points per game, and allowed only one opponent to score better than 40 points, that coming in their only loss at Queensbury. The AHS JV avenged the defeat in last Friday’s thrilling 49-47 win over Queensbury at Amsterdam High School.

The 2017-2018 Amsterdam girls junior varsity girls basketball team includes; sophomores Kayli Hoefs, Grace Patrei, Francesca DeRosa, Emily Schaufelberg, and Yariana Toro, freshmen Margaret Hughes, Andie Gannon, Natalie Flint, Gianna King, and Mianna Jackson, and eighth graders Sydney Hoefs and Shelby Lamont. The team is coached by Jessica Byerwalters.

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.