Leading off today:
Glens Falls junior Joe Girard III
moved past eight players on the state's list of all-time boys basketball scorers Friday. Making all that much more fun was the fact that one of the players he passed was his father.
Girard made seven 3-pointers and scored 46 points in an 89-49 victory over Broadalbin-Perth in the Foothills Council opener for both teams. That raised his career total to 2,203 points, leapfrogging over four former Section 2 stars including Joe Girard Jr., who scored 2,179 points in his career at St. Mary's of Glens Falls and Shenendehowa.
"My dad brought it up -- I didn't understand how close I was," Girard said. "So I beat my dad today, but we were just trying to win the game. We wanted to score a lot of points and get down and dirty on defense, and we did both."
Girard is now 40th on the all-time New York list with nearly two full seasons to go.
• Wahaad Johnson poured in 52 points for Bedford Academy in a 72-50 win over Automotive in PSAL action.
Milestone: St. Joe's boys basketball coach Mark Simon earned his 300th win in the Marauders' 65-41 win vs. I-Prep. Simon is in his 18th season.
Senior forward Jack Capen led St. Joe's with 22 points.
Dollars and cents: Following up on the controversial decision by Section 1 to move its basketball championships out of the Westchester County Center, The Journal News obtained financial data related to last year's tournament that shows the section making a modest profit only with the help of deep discounting by the county.
According to the Westchester County Parks Department, Section 1 made $154,257 from ticket sales to 21,115 fans over seven days last winter. After backing out $91,277 for operating expenses, the county paid out $62,980 to the section. After paying its own expenses for game officials, staffing and items such as equipment and trophies, Section 1 showed a profit of approximately $20,000.
County officials said they could have charged up to $187,881 for services if they asked for full price, but provided Section 1 with $96,604 in discounts. The county made an additional made $46,792 from parking.