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Mohonasen Boys coach Josh Peck stepping down

  After leading the Mohonasen Boys Basketball team to a 2017-18 Section 2 title and reaching the NYSPHSAA Semi-Finals, Coach Josh Peck is stepping down. In a statement from Coach Peck he mentioned his family as a big factor in the decision,”Yes, I have decided to step down from my position at Mohonasen.  The decision […]

NEW!! Boys & Girls Coaches vs Cancer Shootout

Here are details and site locations, for a Coaches vs Cancer event, involving a few North Country Section 2 Boys & Girls teams. Game sites include SUNY Adirondack, North Warren, Bolton, Old Forge, Schroon Lake, Mekeel Christian and Fort Ann.

2018 Boys Varsity Basketball Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic

The 2018 Boys Varsity Basketball Coaches vs. Cancer Tip-Off Classic is being held on November 30th and December 1st at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. This two day event will feature 8 Boys Varsity High School Basketball games including the following schools, Rensselaer, Schalmont, Hawthorne Valley, Canajoharie, Northville, Sharon Springs, Oppenheim-Ephratah – St. Johnsville, Schoharie, Cobleskill-Richmondville, Edmeston, Middleburgh, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons, […]

Help wanted for 2018-19 season!

Looking to add a couple of paid game reporters to help cover Section 2 Basketball this upcoming season as well as paid freelancers to film games and/or generate highlights. Reach out to the email or twitter account below to send a sample of your work if you are interested. Email: info@section2basketball.com Twitter: twitter.com/section2hoop Here are […]

How many points is an assist worth?

The answer to this question is…there are too many variables and we’ll never exactly know the exact value of an assist. For example, variables like, what were the 3 other players on offense doing to help the team on that particular made shot?  Was the shot difficult or was the shooter wide open? Was it […]

New! Assist Network feature to analyze Section 2 teams & players.

Section2Basketball.com, in partnership with Luke Benz of Yale Sports Analytics, is now able to offer custom team & player analysis based on all assisted and unassisted made baskets during a game. It’s called the Assist Network (pictured above & below are the outputs based on each team’s data).   Here’s the link to run the reports. […]

BCANY Summer Hoops Festival featuring Section 2 players.

Every year the BCANY welcomes teams representing every section of the state to compete in New York’s premier basketball tournament. Players have the opportunity to compete alongside the best players in the state, represent their section, participate in clinics from college basketball coaches, and learn about the college recruiting environment. Our tournament strongly supports and […]

Boys’ HS Summer League at Colonie High School

Here’s the full Boys’ 2018 Summer League schedule taking place at Colonie HS. Colonie Summer Basketball League starting up tonight with JV Teams in action… https://t.co/yLQRc8iggp — Colonie Summerleague (@ColonieSumBBal) June 26, 2018 Colonie Summer Boys Basketball League- Varsity Master Schedule Garnett Divison Colonie (Garnett) Varsity Saratoga Varsity Albany Varsity Lansingburgh VarsityGold Divsion Colonie (Gold) […]

Shaker’s Jake Cook heading to Vermont Academy

Excited to announce I will be reclassifying into the class of 2020 and attending Vermont Academy!! pic.twitter.com/lU805DfK1D — Jake Cook (@JakeCook23) June 22, 2018 Jake Cook of Shaker High is planning to attend Vermont Academy this fall and reclassify into the class of 2020. Here are a couple of clips of Jake from our game coverage.   […]

NEW!! Team & Player Shot Tracking

Excited to announce a NEW!! Section2Basketball.com feature that tracks shot attempts for teams & players. Users will have the ability to track their own team, their opponent or both teams. It’s a valuable resource to show a team, visually, how they are performing on their shot selection. It’s another way to bring accountability to your team and individual players. Here’s a how […]

Capital Region Redemption Women’s Collegiate Summer League

The Capital Region Redemption Summer league is a Women’s basketball league for graduating High School Seniors and current/former collegiate players. The 8 week season will be split between, two locations, 3 weeks in Saratoga and the rest of games in Albany at the Sage College of Albany (Kahl Gym). The league is made up of 7 teams […]

2017-18 NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Basketball Teams

Latham, NY– The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) is proud to announce its winter 2018 Scholar-Athlete teams and individuals. This is the 26th year the NYSPHSAA has conducted the Scholar-Athlete program, which is sponsored by Pupil Benefits Plan, Inc. This winter, NYSPHSAA recognized 2,336 Scholar-Athlete teams and 31,072 individuals. The figures represent a 13.73% […]

Section 2 Girls’ March Madness 64 Team Tournament

Here’s what a 64 team Section 2 Girls’ Basketball tournament would look like!!! Play the entire tournament in seconds. Bracket Simulation   (Click the link above, then click play. After the tournament is complete click on any game to get a box score/player stats for each game. Click play again to run the tournament over and […]

Section 2 Boys’ March Madness 64 Team Tournament

Here’s what a 64 team Section 2 Boys’ Basketball tournament would look like!!! Play the entire tournament in seconds. Bracket Simulation   (Click the link above, then click play. After the tournament is complete click on any game to get a box score/player stats for each game. Click play again to run the tournament over and […]

2017-18 Section2Basketball.com Girls’ All-Star Teams

The All-Star teams are broken down by classifications (AA, A, B, C, & D) for this year’s players.  After covering 60+ full games this season, and watching countless hours of film, I’ve seen many of the players listed below multiple times. For the player’s that I haven’t watched in person I’ve relied on contacts in Section 2, […]

2017-18 Section2Basketball.com Boys’ All-Star Teams

  The All-Star teams are broken down by Section 2 classification (AA, A, B, C, & D) for this year’s players.  After covering 60+ full games this season, so far, I’ve seen many of the players listed below multiple times. For the player’s that I haven’t watched in person I’ve relied on contacts in Section 2, other […]

2017-18 Daily Score Projections for Sectionals

  Daily game projections for the Boys’ & Girls’ sectional games are listed below based on the most recent Section2Basketball.com computer rankings. If the game has (******) listed in the first column that means that the computer rankings believe the lower seeded team will win the game. I’m going to try and post the info […]

2017-18 Class D Girls’ Sectional Bracket & Tournament Projections

(Bracket) Here’s a look at each team’s chances of winning each round of the tournament based on the most recent Section2Basketball.com computer rankings. New projections will be added as each bracket is knocked down to 8, 4 and 2 teams. The numbers will change based on each game played so as the bracket changes, so will each team’s […]

2017-18 Class D Boys’ Sectional Bracket & Tournament Projections

(Bracket) Here’s a look at each team’s chances of winning each round of the tournament based on the most recent Section2Basketball.com computer rankings. New projections will be added as each bracket is knocked down to 8, 4 and 2 teams. The numbers will change based on each game played so as the bracket changes, so will each team’s […]

2017-18 Class C Girls’ Sectional Bracket & Tournament Projections

(Bracket) Here’s a look at each team’s chances of winning each round of the tournament based on the most recent Section2Basketball.com computer rankings. New projections will be added as each bracket is knocked down to 8, 4 and 2 teams. The numbers will change based on each game played so as the bracket changes, so will each team’s […]

2017-18 Class C Boys’ Sectional Bracket & Tournament Projections

(Bracket) Here’s a look at each team’s chances of winning each round of the tournament based on the most recent Section2Basketball.com computer rankings. New projections will be added as each bracket is knocked down to 8, 4 and 2 teams. The numbers will change based on each game played so as the bracket changes, so will each team’s […]

2017-18 Class B Girls’ Sectional Bracket & Tournament Projections

(Bracket) Here’s a look at each team’s chances of winning each round of the tournament based on the most recent Section2Basketball.com computer rankings. New projections will be added as each bracket is knocked down to 8, 4 and 2 teams. The numbers will change based on each game played so as the bracket changes, so will each team’s […]

2017-18 Class B Boys’ Sectional Bracket & Tournament Projections

(Bracket) Here’s a look at each team’s chances of winning each round of the tournament based on the most recent Section2Basketball.com computer rankings. New projections will be added as each bracket is knocked down to 8, 4 and 2 teams. The numbers will change based on each game played so as the bracket changes, so will each team’s […]

2017-18 Class A Girls’ Sectional Bracket & Tournament Projections

(Bracket) Here’s a look at each team’s chances of winning each round of the tournament based on the most recent Section2Basketball.com computer rankings. New projections will be added as each bracket is knocked down to 8, 4 and 2 teams. The numbers will change based on each game played so as the bracket changes, so will each team’s […]

2017-18 Class A Boys’ Sectional Bracket & Tournament Projections

(Bracket) Here’s a look at each team’s chances of winning each round of the tournament based on the most recent Section2Basketball.com computer rankings. New projections will be added as each bracket is knocked down to 8, 4 and 2 teams. The numbers will change based on each game played so as the bracket changes, so will each team’s […]

2017-18 Class AA Girls’ Sectional Bracket & Tournament Projections

(Bracket) Here’s a look at each team’s chances of winning each round of the tournament based on the most recent Section2Basketball.com computer rankings. New projections will be added as each bracket is knocked down to 8, 4 and 2 teams. The numbers will change based on each game played so as the bracket changes, so will each team’s […]

2017-18 Class AA Boys’ Sectional Bracket & Tournament Projections

  (Bracket) Here’s a look at each team’s chances of winning each round of the tournament based on the most recent Section2Basketball.com computer rankings. New projections will be added as each bracket is knocked down to 8, 4 and 2 teams. The numbers will change based on each game played so as the bracket changes, so […]

Section 2 Basketball computer rankings UPDATE 2/1/18

The Cambridge girls basketball team is currently undefeated and the top ranked team in the Section2Basketball.com Class C computer rankings through 1/31/18 games. Rankings Below are the links to the Boys rankings, Girls rankings and game projection link. The game projection link allows you to pick 1 team (boys or girls) and gives you a projected outcome of […]

Section 2 Basketball computer rankings UPDATE 1/14/18

Mekeel Christian Academy is currently the top ranked team in the Section2Basketball.com Boys Class B computer rankings through 1/13/18 games. Rankings Below are the links to the Boys rankings, Girls rankings and game projection link. The game projection link allows you to pick 1 team (boys or girls) and gives you a projected outcome of a game, […]

Section 2 Basketball computer rankings UPDATE 1/1/18

The Shenendehowa Boys team are currently the top ranked team in the, highly competitive, Boys Class AA computer rankings through 1/1/18 games. Here’s the link to the current section2basketball.com computer rankings. Below are the links to the Boys rankings, Girls rankings and game projection link. The game projection link allows you to pick 1 team (boys or girls) and gives […]

Section 2 Basketball computer rankings UPDATE 12/24/17

The Shenendehowa girls team is finding its stride after an early season loss to Saratoga and sit atop the Girls Class AA computer rankings through 12/23/17 games. Here’s the link to the current section2basketball.com computer rankings. Below are the links to the Boys rankings, Girls rankings and game projection link. The game projection link allows you to […]

Early season Section 2 team computer rankings

  Here’s a way too early look at Section 2 teams according to the current section2basketball.com computer rankings. Normally I wait until January 1st to post the rankings publicly as I like to have more game data but I decided to post them early this year. The numbers will still give you an idea which […]

Section 2 Basketball Live Scoring

Last year we created a live scoring component to use for Section 2 Basketball games. It allows users to add scoring plays in real time using their electronic device. The feedback has been fantastic as it enables fans and media to follow game action as it happens. Live scoring can be used for any game […]

Free Video Editing Basketball Program

We’ve recently finished creating a video editing program for Section 2 Basketball that is free to use for all Section 2 coaches during the 2017-18 season. To register your account please email info@section2basketball.com using video highlights in the subject line along with the team you coach. You will then receive a confirmation email, from the site, […]

2016-17 NYSPHSAA Scholar Athlete Basketball Teams

At the end of each sports season, the NYSPHSAA honors those teams and individuals that excel in the classroom. Those student-athletes, teams, and schools work very hard throughout the year and deserve to be recognized for their academic success.   To receive Scholar-Athlete team recognition with a certificate, the team’s average GPA for 75% of […]

Video Highlights: Girls’ Varsity Baldwin vs Shenendehowa 3/17/17

Class AA State Semi-Final Final Baldwin 60 Shenendehowa 46 Baldwin   Shenendehowa 9 3PT SHOOTING 1 15-22 FREE THROWS 9-16 68% FT % 56% 6 LEADS 5 14 LARGEST LEAD 3         Top Scorers         Baldwin Aziah Hudson 27 Shenendehowa Meghan Gillooley 18 Baldwin Kaia Harrison 12 Shenendehowa Alexandra […]

2016-17 Section2Basketball.com Girls’ All-Star Teams

2016-17 Section2Basketball.com Girls’ All-Star Teams I’ve put together All-Star teams by classification for this year’s Girls’ players. I’ve been to 70+ games (Boys & Girls) this season so far and I’ve seen many of the players listed below. For the player’s that I haven’t watched in person I’ve relied on contacts in Section 2, other online […]

2016-17 Section2Basketball.com Boys’ All-Star Teams

2016-17 Section2Basketball.com Boys’ All-Star Teams I’ve put together All-Star teams by classification for this year’s players. (I’ll try and break players down into All-Conference teams when I get a chance, too.) I’ve been to 70+ games this season so far and I’ve seen many of the players listed below multiple times. For the player’s that I […]

Video Highlights: Boys’ Varsity Bethlehem vs Colonie 3/4/17

Final Bethlehem 57 Colonie 45 Bethlehem   Colonie 6 3PT SHOOTING 4 9-11 FREE THROWS 7-11 82% FT % 64% 3 LEADS 4 12 LARGEST LEAD 4         Top Scorers         Bethlehem Matthew Riker 20 Colonie Brendan Mulson 16 Bethlehem Hayden Thompson 15 Colonie Isaiah Moll 14 Bethlehem Michael […]

Video Highlights: Boys’ Varsity OESJ vs Fort Ann 2/27/17

Final OESJ 42 Fort Ann 56 Oppenheim-Ephratah/St Johnsville   Fort Ann 3 3PT SHOOTING 5 7-11 FREE THROWS 9-13 64% FT % 69% 2 LEADS 2 2 LARGEST LEAD 16         Top Scorers         Oppenheim-Ephratah/St Johnsville AJ Hayes 18 Fort Ann Jeremy Johnson 16 Fort Ann Tyler Mattison 15 […]

Video Highlights: Boys’ Varsity Schenectady vs Saratoga 2/25/17

Final Schenectady 68 Saratoga 51 Schenectady   Saratoga Springs 5 3PT SHOOTING 5 11-17 FREE THROWS 4-7 65% FT % 57% 3 LEADS 2 26 LARGEST LEAD 3         Top Scorers         Schenectady John Ryals 23 Saratoga Springs Adam Anderson 18 Schenectady Tyrone Jenkins 15 Saratoga Springs Brian Hart […]

Video Highlights: Boys’ Varsity Saratoga Catholic vs Schoharie 2/21/17

Final Saratoga Catholic 63 Schoharie 69 Saratoga Central Catholic Schoharie 10 3PT SHOOTING 9 11-11 FREE THROWS 12-17 100% FT % 71% 3 LEADS 7 3 LARGEST LEAD 8 Top Scorers Saratoga Central Catholic Connor Farrington 36 Schoharie Stephen Alescio 18 Saratoga Central Catholic Terel Tillman 15 Schoharie Blaine Rose 14   Play by play […]

Video Highlights: Girls’ Varsity Shaker vs Shenendehowa 2/7/17

Final Shaker 53 Shenendehowa 47 Shaker Shenendehowa 4 3PT SHOOTING 2 5-12 FREE THROWS 7-12 42% FT % 58% 3 LEADS 2 11 LARGEST LEAD 2 Top Scorers Shaker Sierra CeCe Mayo 18 Shenendehowa Alexandra Tudor 14 Shaker Maddy Malicki 11 Shaker Shyla Sanford 11   Play by play team & player scoring log here:

Video Highlights: Boys Varsity Greenville vs Hudson 2/3/17

Final Greenville 53 Hudson 63 Greenville   Hudson 3 3PT SHOOTING 2 6-13 FREE THROWS 5-14 46% FT % 36% 2 LEADS 3 4 LARGEST LEAD 19         Top Scorers         Greenville Silas Yelich 18 Hudson Mike Alert 15 Hudson Justin Oliveras 14 Greenville Cole Ackerman 14   Play […]

Video Highlights: Boys Varsity Shaker vs Troy 1/31/17

Final Shaker 83 Troy 88 Shaker Troy 8 3PT SHOOTING 7 29-35 FREE THROWS 23-40 83% FT % 58% 11 LEADS 9 9 LARGEST LEAD 7 Top Scorers Shaker Sloan Seymour 24 Troy Elijah Davis 21 Troy Ryan Carmello 20 Shaker Devin Mahoney 17 Play by play team & player scoring log here:

Which classifications (Boys/Girls) will be most competitive in Sectionals?

After looking at the site’s updated computer rankings I wanted to take a look and see which Section 2 classifications may be the most competitive in the 2016-17 Sectionals. On the chart below you’ll see the 10 classes (Boys/Girls) listed with their overall standard deviation for all schools in the class, then just the top […]

Video Highlights: Boys Varsity Green Tech vs Shen 1/22/17

Final Green Tech 45 Shenendehowa 51 Green Tech   Shenendehowa 4 3PT SHOOTING 7 3-8 FREE THROWS 8-17 38% FT % 47% 2 LEADS 4 2 LARGEST LEAD 10         Top Scorers         Shenendehowa Mike Pizziketti 18 Shenendehowa Luke Hicks 15 Green Tech Tobias Holmes 12 Green Tech Amil […]

Video Highlights: Girls Varsity Columbia vs Shenedehowa 1/20/17

Final Columbia 52 Shenendehowa 58 Columbia   Shenendehowa 2 3PT SHOOTING 5 10-15 FREE THROWS 15-26 67% FT % 58% 0 LEADS 1 0 LARGEST LEAD 19         Top Scorers         Columbia Selena Lott 25 Shenendehowa Cameron Tooley 16 Shenendehowa Alexandra Tudor 12 Columbia Grace Heeps 11   Play […]

How competitive are Section 2 basketball games?

I wanted to take a look, from a numbers standpoint, how competitive Section 2 Basketball (Boys’/Girls’) games are when comparing them to other College/Pro Basketball leagues. I’ve tracked almost 1000 game scores combined for Section 2 Boys’ and Girls’ hoop this season to get the averages below. Here’s a chart that lists each level I’ve researched with […]

Video Highlights: Boys Varsity Johnstown vs Fonda 1/16/17

Final Johnstown 59 Fonda 54 Johnstown Fonda 2 3PT SHOOTING 3 13-18 FREE THROWS 7-19 72% FT % 37% 5 LEADS 5 7 LARGEST LEAD 5 Top Scorers Johnstown Ben Wager 22 Fonda Dan Parslow 19 Johnstown Matthew Boyle 15 Fonda Nikolas Couture 9 Play by play team & player scoring log here:

Video Highlights: Girls Varsity Johnstown vs Fonda 1/16/17

Final Johnstown 34 Fonda 44 Johnstown Fonda 3 3PT SHOOTING 6 3-10 FREE THROWS 4-5 30% FT % 80% 2 LEADS 3 2 LARGEST LEAD 13 Top Scorers Fonda Julianna Taylor 25 Johnstown Anna Lee 10 Fonda Abby Lombardoni 7 Johnstown Chelsea Cirillo 7 Play by play team & player scoring log here:

Video Highlights: Boys Varsity LaSalle vs Watervliet 1/14/17

Final LaSalle 70 Watervliet 45 La Salle Watervliet 10 3PT SHOOTING 3 8-14 FREE THROWS 8-10 57% FT % 80% 3 LEADS 1 29 LARGEST LEAD 4 Top Scorers La Salle Joe DeLollo 15 Watervliet Joey Atkins 14 La Salle Raymond Evans 14 Watervliet Anthony Houck 12   Play by play team & player scoring […]

Video Highlights: Boys Varsity Albany Academy vs Lansingburgh 1/14/17

Final Albany Academy 62 Lansingburgh 53 Albany Academy Lansingburgh 7 3PT SHOOTING 6 11-11 FREE THROWS 13-22 100% FT % 59% 1 LEADS 0 19 LARGEST LEAD 0 Top Scorers Albany Academy August Mahoney 18 Lansingburgh Davonte Jones 17 Albany Academy Will Bennett 14 Albany Academy Hameir Wright 13 Lansingburgh Jahidi Wallace 13   Play […]

Video Highlights: Boys Varsity Ichabod Crane vs Voorheesville 1/13/17

Final Ichabod Crane 55 Voorheesville 66 Ichabod Crane Voorheesville 5 3PT SHOOTING 2 8-10 FREE THROWS 14-17 80% FT % 82% 0 LEADS 1 0 LARGEST LEAD 15 Top Scorers Ichabod Crane Peter Volkman 24 Voorheesville Sean Nolan 22 Voorheesville Matt Bernhard 19 Ichabod Crane Austin Valliere 15 Click here for team/player stats and game […]

Video Highlights: Girls Varsity Loudonville Christian vs Germantown 1/12/17

Final Loudonville Christian 34 Germantown 41 Loudonville Christian Germantown 6 3PT SHOOTING 3 4-6 FREE THROWS 4-7 67% FT % 57% 2 LEADS 1 7 LARGEST LEAD 10 Top Scorers Loudonville Christian Genevieve Swanson 17 Germantown Kylie Pudney 12 Loudonville Christian Chantel Burnett 12 Germantown Kasey Griffin 9 Germantown Hannah Byrnes 9 Click here for […]

Video Highlights: Boys Varsity Hoosic Valley vs Stillwater 1/11/17

Final Hoosic Valley 50 Stillwater 58 Hoosic Valley Stillwater 4 3PT SHOOTING 5 8-20 FREE THROWS 19-24 40% FT % 79% 1 LEADS 7 1 LARGEST LEAD 15 Top Scorers Stillwater Jared DAloia 32 Hoosic Valley Isaac Sanchez 17 Stillwater Nate Thrane 13 Hoosic Valley Mike Schoonmaker 10 Click here for team/player stats and game […]

Video Highlights: Boys Varsity Schenectady vs Shen 1/10/17

Final Schenectady 59 Shenendehowa 67 Schenectady Shenendehowa 9 3PT SHOOTING 7 6-12 FREE THROWS 20-31 50% FT % 65% 0 LEADS 1 0 LARGEST LEAD 17 Top Scorers Schenectady John Ryals 27 Shenendehowa Luke Hicks 17 Shenendehowa Mike Pizziketti 17 Schenectady Tyrone Jenkins 14 Shenendehowa Chris Hulbert 14 Click here for team/player stats and game […]

Section 2 Basketball Simulations

Section 2 Hoop Simulation w/box score & player stats. Pick Boys or Girls HS Basketball in pull-down menu. http://nationalsportsrankings.com/index.php?option=com_oneonone … Hit play again to get a different result each time. Just as if the 2 teams played multiple times. Try 100 game match-up for larger sample. AA Simulations: Hit play again for different result BB Schenectady/Shen […]

Game Notes 12/27/16-1/3/2017

Going to post some notes from games that I’ve covered using the site’s live scoring app. I’m finally getting comfortable with updating the site everyday so I’ll have a bit more time to share some thoughts on the games/teams/section I’ve been watching. The game notes are a bit different than what you’d get in a […]

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