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Just over a year ago I began adding content to section2basketball.com and started coverage of local high school hoops. (I registered the domain in 2007 but I’m finally at the point where I could devote more time.) Since then we’ve added a live scoring component and archived video highlights. The highlight hub has over 2500 […]

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 before and 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 […]

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 […]

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 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: 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: 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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