School notes: Hoop team advances
The Foothills Phantoms 16-under AAU basketball team qualified for the D-II nationals (July 10-16) in Orlando, Fla., by placing second at the recent New York State championship tournament with a 3-2 record.
The Phantoms are comprised of players from Foothills Council teams, including Gloversville’s Asa Barnhill, who scored 19 points in a 59-48 title-game loss to RAP Memorial.
The Phantoms beat Blue Line before that in the semifinals, 54-39, behind Chris Natoli’s 13 points.
Andre Taylor put up 21 points in the Phantoms’ opener, a 56-43 loss to RAP Memorial. The Phantoms bounced back by beating Eastern Elite behind Ryan Dingman’s 29 points, 59-42, and then defeating Troy Elite behind Dingman’s 15 points, 66-51.
The Phantoms previously qualified for the D-III nationals in Virginia and the Under Armor Zero Gravity event in Boston. Both take place in June.
SHAKER ATHLETES TO SIGN
Seven members of the Shaker High School track and field team will be signing Division I letters of intent Wednesday.
The group will include Jordan Crump-King (Hartford), Hannah Madison (Rhode Island), Kayleigh Lavender (Cornell), Adam Schwenzfeier (Fordham), Robert Smith (Lehigh), James Steck (Virginia Tech) and Ian Weykamp (Binghamton).
Steck won the state indoor pole vault championship.