Thayne sets scoring mark again as Hoosick tops MAU
HOOSICK, N.Y. — It took a year for Hoosick Falls senior Logan Thayne to break her own single-game scoring record when she scored 40 points against Berlin on Feb. 1.
It only took a week to break it again.
Thayne scored a school-record 41 points in a 72-54 win over Mount Anthony on Saturday afternoon.
"The girls did a good job of finding her when she was cutting and she did a good job finishing," said Hoosick Falls coach Rich Cooney. "They didn't double her until she had the ball and by that point, it was too late."
Thayne scored 11 in the first and had 20 points at halftime as Hoosick Falls took a 31-15 lead into the locker room.
Thayne added another 13 in the third as Hoosick outscored MAU 27-18 in the frame.
In the fourth quarter, Thayne had a pair of and-one plays on back-to-back possessions to get her to 39 for the game. With 3:04 left, Thayne hit her 14th field goal of the night to break the mark again. The 6-foot-2 University of Albany-bound senior added 13 rebounds and three blocks.
A minute later, Thayne went down with an ankle injury, but Cooney said he didn't think it would be a serious one.
Thayne also inched closer to the school record in scoring, 1,643 points, set by Meg Barber in 1998. Thayne needs 28 points to equal Barber, the women's basketball coach at New York University.
Hoosick Falls got off to a fast start, scoring the first 18 points in a row before Taryn Cassano hit a three-pointer from the corner with 38 seconds left in the first quarter.
"Normally, we start slow," Cooney said. "We've been urging them to come out with some energy. We're tired of playing from behind, we want teams to chase us. We played some good defense, especially early on."
The second quarter was much more even as Madisyn Crossman and Grace Mahar hit back-to-back three pointers to cut the lead to 20-9.
Mahar had a strong day offensively too, scoring 28 points, her second-best single-game total on the year. All of it came in the final three quarters, including 11 in the third quarter.
"Our main focus is to double-team her and force others to beat us," Cooney said. "She's a good player, she was hitting from all over and even with good coverage, she'd step back and knock them down."
Keely Greene was second-high scorer for MAU with nine points.
Hoosick Falls improves to 8-8, while Mount Anthony drops to 2-12. Both teams are right back at it tonight as MAU travels to Manchester to face Burr and Burton and Hoosick goes down Route 22 to face Berlin-New Lebanon.
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