Shenendehowa boys’ basketball scores 99 points in win

Luke Hicks of Shenendehowa drives to the basket while being blocked by John Ryals of Schenectady Tuesday, January 5, 2016.Luke Hicks of Shenendehowa drives to the basket while being blocked by John Ryals of Schenectady Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

BY MICHAEL KELLY
Gazette Sportswriter

— As a backup to senior guard Kevin Huerter, sophomore Chris Hulbert knows his role for the Shenendehowa boys’ basketball team.

“My playing time is going to be limited,” Hulbert said. “So I always want to do as much as possible when I get in there.”

Hulbert’s latest effort to impress Shenendehowa head coach Tony Dzikas? Holding onto the ball for an intentional shot-clock violation in the final seconds of Tuesday night’s game against Schenectady — likely the only way the Plainsmen were not going to crack the century mark at the Pat Riley Sports Center.

“I have absolutely zero interest in that,” Dzikas said. “We were not going to score 100 points.”

Instead, the Plainsmen ended up a point shy of that tally, as Shenendehowa’s latest Suburban Council victory came with a 99-48 decision. Junior center Mike Pizziketti scored a game-high 19 points on 10 shot attempts, while junior guard Luke Hicks (18) and Huerter (14) also scored in double figures for the Plainsmen.

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About the Author

Michael Kelly
Michael Kelly is a sports reporter for Your Clifton Park and Your Niskayuna, weekly print publications of The Daily Gazette. Kelly grew up in Clifton Park and graduated from Shenendehowa High School in 2006. He is also a 2010 graduate of the Stony Brook University School of Journalism. Kelly's work has been honored by the New York News Publishers Association, the New York State Associated Press Association, and the Associated Press Sports Editors. His work has previously been featured in The (Amsterdam) Recorder, The Saratogian, and Albany Times Union.