Northville’s Danny Reidell, center, drives through the Germantown defense during a Section II Class D boys basketball quarterfinal game Saturday, Feb. 25 at Stillwater High School. (Adam Shinder/Recorder staff)
By ADAM SHINDER
STILLWATER — The Oppenheim-Ephratah-St. Johnsville and Northville boys basketball teams both pulled off upsets Saturday at Stillwater High School in the quarterfinals of the Section II Class D tournament, booking their places in the semifinal round at the Glens Falls Civic Center.
Fifth-seeded OESJ was a 69-58 winner over No. 4 seed Whitehall, while No. 6 seed Northville knocked off third-seeded Germantown, 64-44.
OESJ got 25 points and nine rebounds from A.J. Hayes to spearhead a win that earned the Wolfpack — the Class D runners-up a season ago — a return trip to Glens Falls for the sectional semifinals. Devyn Jones scored 17 of his 21 points in the first half as OESJ started hot early, then held off several comeback attempts from the Railroaders to earn the win.
Tyler Leon came up huge for the Wolfpack with 15 points and 14 rebounds, with 11 points and nine of the boards coming in the second half.
Dawson Procella scored 21 points and Evan St. Claire scored 18 to lead Whitehall.
OESJ will face top-seeded Fort Ann in the semifinals Monday at 5 p.m. in Glens Falls.
Northville was led by Danny Reidell’s 31-point effort in unseating Germantown. Nate Reidell added 12 points, Lucas Jetty scored 10 and Michael Kalkbrenner contributed nine for the Falcons, who led by 11 at halftime before starting the third quarter on a 9-0 run to open up a 35-15 lead. Germantown was unable to get closer than 17 points the rest of the night.
Wyatt Gibbons led the third-seeded Clippers with 18 points.
Northville will play No. 2 seed Argyle in the semifinals Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Glens Falls.
For more on both games, see Monday’s edition of The Recorder and check back at www.recordernews.com.
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