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Guilderland High graduate Andrew Sischo of the Daemen men’s basketball team.
Guilderland High graduate Andrew Sischo of the Daemen men’s basketball team.
Guilderland High graduate Andrew Sischo of the Daemen men’s basketball team.
Last week was a happy-sad time for Daemen College men’s basketball standout Andrew Sischo.
On March 4, the 6-foot-9 center from Guilderland and a Guilderland High graduate was named the East Coast Conference Player of the Year for the fourth straight season. He celebrated the honor by scoring 35 points with 14 rebounds in an 85-70 victory over Molloy in the league semifinals on March 5 but saw the season and his career come to an end with a 59-48 loss to top-seed St. Thomas Aquinas in the championship game on March 6. He led the Wildcats with 24 points and 13 rebounds.
Sischo, a two-time consensus All-American, led the league in scoring (22.9) and rebounding (13.0) and leads all Division II players in double-doubles with 24 and was a seven-time ECC Player of the Week. He finished his career with 2,888 points, 1,478 rebounds and 84 double-doubles. He is the active leader in all three across all NCAA divisions. He ranks 17th in scoring and fifth in rebounding all-time in NCAA Division II.
College of Staten Island freshman Messiah Mallory (Watervliet High) was named the ECC Rookie of the Year and was a second-team choice. He averaged 14.2 points and 9.7 rebounds for the Dolphins.
The 6-foot-2 junior was named to the SUNYAC Conference first team after a solid season with the Brockport men’s basketball team.
The Lansingburgh High graduate was also named to the All-Tournament team. Wallace averaged a team-high 15.4 points a game and pulled down 5.8 rebounds. Oneonta junior Michael Ortale (Bethlehem Central) was named to the SUNYAC second team while senior Brendan Mulson (Colonie High) earned third-team honors. Mulson and the Lakers captured the league title and will take a 27-2 record into the Division III NCAA Tournament at Marietta (OH) Friday. 
The junior was named North Atlantic Conference Player of the Week on Monday after a big week for the SUNY Canton women’s lacrosse team the previous week. The Cohoes High graduate led the Roos to a 3-0 record with 19 goals and 11 assists. She also had 33 draw controls, 10 ground balls and four caused turnovers. She opened the season with eight goals, two assists and a team-record 17 draw controls in a 16-8 victory over Plattsburgh on March 2. She had eight goals in a 17-11 win over Medaille last Sunday.
The junior finished 12th in the men’s 10-kilometer classic for the St. Lawrence Nordic ski team at the New Hampshire Carnival last Saturday and his performance earned the Queensbury High graduate a trip to Midway, Utah this weekend for the NCAA Skiing Championships. Beyerbach earned the berth in his final event of the season by picking up 22 NCAA points.
The Plattsburgh men’s basketball team suffered through a 2-23 season, but the Cardinals got a solid effort from the 6-foot-5, 210-pound junior. Salo, a Bethlehem Central graduate, averaged 14.0 points with a team-high 8.2 rebounds per game. Senior forward Kyle Cary (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk) finished with 3.7 points and 3.3 rebounds a game.
The 5-foot-7 senior is a key member of the 17-7 Le Moyne women’s basketball team which will face the University of Science (Pa) in the first round of the Division II NCAA East Regional Friday in Manchester, N.H. The Shaker High graduate was named to the Northeast-10 Conference third team after averaging 13.0 points with a team-high 103 assists. Junior Saeeda Abdul-Aziz (Mohonsen High) is averaging 11.9 points and 5.3 rebounds a game for the Dolphins.
The 5-foot-9 freshman earned All-East Coast Conference third team honors for her play with the 6-20 Staten Island women’s basketball team. The Troy High graduate averaged 10.0 points and a team-high 8.8 rebounds a game. She had 42 assists, 35 steals and a team-high 24 blocked shots. Alarcon had her best game with 32 points and 17 rebounds in a 92-88 overtime victory over Bridgeport on Jan. 8.
Bill Arsenault is a frequent contributor to the Times Union.


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