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School basketball: Middleburgh to host benefit game

By James Schiltz
Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Middleburgh will host Schoharie in a benefit boys’ basketball double-header on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

Spectators bringing in a non-perishable food item will pay half price admission fee. The food items and all admission proceeds will go to the Middleburgh/Scholarie Food Banks.

The Western Athletic Conference South Division double-header will start with a junior varsity game at 6. The varsity teams will play afterward.

Note: Middleburgh defeated Schoharie Saturday in a first-round game at the Cutspec Memorial Tournament, 55-53, behind Tanner Van Aller’s 22 points and another 11 from Troy Hinkley.

Middleburgh rallied from a 35-31 deficit in the final quarter to win, and set up a championship game with tourney host Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville at a date to be determined.

Daryl Silverlieb and James Sacket scored 14 points apiece for Schoharie, and Connor Brown notched 13.


Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake senior Austin Nydegger showed off his hops when he came up with a steal and easily slammed the ball one-handed in Friday’s Suburban Council game with Shaker.

The 6-foot-4 guard went high on another one-handed dunk attempt but hit the back iron.

Nydegger, who recently signed with Division II Saint Anselm (New Hampshire), scored 20 points in the Spartans’ 69-48 loss.

During the fall season Nydegger played volleyball for the first time, shifting from the golf course to the hardwood, and was selected a Suburban Council all-star. He was also named to the state tournament (Division II) all-star team, and landed a spot on the all-state team.


New Columbia girls' varsity coach Jabari Holder picked up his first win Friday when the Blue Devils beat Colonie, 59-49.


The Gazette is asking basketball coaches to include first names and team scoring totals when faxing or e-mailing boxes.

Looking for first names and adding up the boxes is very time consuming.

Thanks for the help.

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