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Monday, January 28, 2013

Schuylerville boys basketball moves up in state rankings

Schuylerville sophomore Dante Langley
and Stillwater senior Shawn McNeil
Schuylerville's boys basketball team was moved up two places to No. 12 by the New York State Sportswriters in the latest Class B poll released Monday.
The Black Horses (10-0, 12-1) helped their cause with a non-league win over Class B foe Broadalbin-Perth and a 50-42 road win over rival Stillwater last week. It also means Schuylerville's 11-game win streak is currently the 13th longest in the state.
Up next for the Black Horses is a critical league game against second place Hoosic Valley. The Indians (9-1, 13-1) can earn a tie for first place in the Wasaren League and avenge their only defeat of the season. To accomplish it, Hoosic Valley — the No. 3 ranked  in Class C — will have to be the first team to beat Schuylerville on its home court this season.
The only Section II team above the Black Horses is Watervliet. The Cannoneers (7-7) were forced to forfeit the first seven games of the season due to an ineligible player but have won seven straight since to claw their way back to .500. Their latest victory was a dominant one over Voorheesville in a Coaches Vs. Cancer event at Siena.
Wasaren League rival Greenwich (10-4) earned an honorable mention in the Class C poll after winning four of its last five games. Stillwater was a Class C honorable mention last week but dropped out after its loss to Schuylerville. The Warriors have improved of late, however, and with starting point guard Robert Stickney rounding into form after an injury, it should be a team to watch as sectionals approach.


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