Category Archives: Basketball Trivia

Join Mike Meola for some great old school basketball trivia.

Caryn Schoff who played for the St. Johnsville girls’ basketball team is the all-time New York state career scorer with over 3,500 points. Schoff is either the daughter or niece of area basketball great Phil Schoff. Phil Schoff also played his high school hoop for st. Johnsville. He then played alongside Jim Boeheim and Dave Bing at Syracuse in the 1960s. Schoff was a very rugged inside man who followed up his college career with a stint in the Eastern Basketball League. It ultimately led to a tryout with the Atlanta Hawks. The strong swingman was the last player cut by the Hawks that year.

Andrew Sischo and Gabby Giacone are getting it done. Sischo is the 6’9″ Guilderland High grad who has led the Daemen men’s basketball team to consecutive victories recently. Against Molloy Sischo had 19 points and 9 rebounds and against Queens the freshman bucketed 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. His team won both games. Giacone, a junior at Northeastern, is third in scoring (12.1 ppg), tops in rebounds (7.8 per game) and she leads the girls team in blocked shots with 19.

In 1968, the Schenectady Schaefer Brewers, a pro basketball team, beat the Cal-Vics of Troy, PA. 194-142. The Cal-Vics were previously undefeated. Here is the incredible scoring breakdown for the Brewers. Barry Kramer 38, Dave Bleau 30, Joe Geiger and Bill Telasky 28 each, Armand Reo 26, and Chuck Richards 24. In another game, the diminutive Calvin Murphy of Niagara bucketed 73 points against the Brewers. Murphy twirled the baton at halftime of the Niagara football games.