Guilderland Basketball Club for Girls overpower Schenectady

Junior A

As Thanksgiving approaches, the girls made sure they didn't have a turkey of a game and came out firing on all cylinders.

Playing an exuberant Schenectady squad, Guilderland jumped to an early lead and never looked back. The Dutch turned in one of the most complete games of the season, playing great on both ends of the court.

The loud cheering of Guilderland’s injured and sick teammates, Jessica Fiori and Skye Lindsay, and fill-in assistant coach, Coach MJ, inspired the girls to their largest margin of victory of the year, 53 to 19.

Morgan Kieley led all scorers with 14 points for Guilderland while playing her usual tenacious defense, followed closely by Rachel Mastrianni with 12 points and three key steals. Cloe Bonavita was a big inside presence with many key rebounds and 10 points. Lauryn Stewart proved to be an inside and outside threat with seven points, including the game’s only three-pointer.

Guilderland is looking forward to the holiday break, getting refreshed and ready for the heart of the schedule coming up.


Biddy B

 The Dutch began last Saturday morning with another fantastic effort across the board.

Guilderland faced off against Schenectady for the first time this season. The Dutch took an early lead and never looked back, winning the game 34 to 12.

Gwen Wronoski led the offensive front with eight points, with Hayley Bonavita close behind, scoring six points.

The Dutch continue to improve and put forth its best efforts with each passing game.

Junior B

The Guilderland Girls’ Junior B team extended its perfect record last Saturday with a 34-to-1 victory over Schenectady.

The girls started fast with trapping defense, outpacing Schenectady throughout. Jamie Golderman led all scorers with eight points. Jennifer Bartlett had seven points, Lauren McCollum had five, and Alyssa Burg and Nicole McGrath each had four.

Gracie Seravillo didn't score, but had several rebounds and steals in the win. Guilderland continues its season after the Thanksgiving break, playing Mohonasen.

Fourth Grade

 GBC won its second game of the season against Schenectady with a score of 18 to 10.

Isabella Gitto led all scorers with 10 points, and Lauren Hoyle led in rebounding with three rebounds.

The Lady Dutch did a great job on both offense and defense.

Biddy A

 GBC Biddy A won convincingly, 37 to 7, over Schenectady. The win was a complete team effort with everyone contributing offensively.

The offense was led by strong guard play. Grace McFerran (four points) facilitated the offense with multiple assists. Valencia Fontenelle (eight points) and Graycen Dubin (five points) led the team in scoring, while playing hard defense.

Kendall Rafferty poured in six points and grabbed several rebounds, while Julia Burke passed artfully. The bench players provided solid minutes both offensively and defensively.

Anna Ashery had multiple rebounds and assists, while Empress Lee played strong offensively.

Editor’s Note: These write ups were submitted by parents of the GBC players.

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