Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Poultney Earns Montana First Win
Todd Montana certainly has a ton of experience coaching basketball. Montana most recently has coached at Green Mountain College and LaSell College. Montana's return to Poultney, this time at the helm of the Blue Devils, was a triumphant one. Poultney used a stifling defense to open up a big first half lead and went on to defeat Twin Valley 33-21 in the opening round of the Bob Abrahamson Tip-Off Tournament in Proctor.
The Blue Devils held the Widlcats to just a single first half point, heading to the break with a 17-1 lead.
Twin Valley played better in the second half, actually outscoring Poultney 20-16, but the damage had already been done.
Mason Boudreau provided the bulk of the Blue Devil's offense, pouring in 22 points. Ryan Simons and Marcus Lewis added six apiece.
Liam Wendel scored 10 points for the Wildcats.
Poultney will meet Proctor in tonight's championship game.
Poultney is 1-0. Twin Valley is 0-1.
Phantoms Roll into Title Game
Proctor punched their ticket to the title game of the Bob Abrahamson Tip-Off Tournament by rolling over Twinfield 64-46.
The Trojans came out hot, nailing back to back 3-pointers to take a 6-0 lead. After that it was all Phantoms.
Proctor was able to shift into high gear to recover from the slow start to lead 32-20 at the half.
Twinfield pulled within 37-35 in the third before a run by the Phantoms gave them a 44-35 advantage heading to the fourth. The Phantoms pulled away from there.
Bryson Bourn led Proctor with 30 points, including six 3-pointers. Levi Petit added 13 and Ethan Patch 10.
Brayden Cushing led Twinfield with 15.
Proctor is 1-0. Twinfield is 0-1.
Railroaders Nip Hadley-Luzerne
The Whitehall girls basketball team raced out to a big first quarter lead and then fought of a late rally to nip Hadley-Luzerne 33-31 in Adirondack League action.
The Railroaders roared out of the gate, leading 13-4 after the opening stanza. An 8-5 second half made it 21-9 Whitehall at the break.
An 8-3 third quarter pulled the Eagles within 26-17. Hadley-Luzerne used a 14-9 fourth quarter to pull within two, but the Railroaders got a key defensive play from Samantha Howland down the stretch and Vinna Jensen and hit a late free throw to preserve the win.
Howland led Whitehall with 12 points. Jayden Hughes knocked down a pair of 3-pointers to finish with six points. Madison Gould chipped in five.
Madison Lent had a game-high 21 points for the Eagles.
Whitehall is 2-0, 2-0. Hadley-Luzerne is 1-1, 2-1.
Tanagers Use Third Quarter to Defeat Forts
After a tight first half Hartford took control in the third quarter and held on to defeat Fort Edward 56-48 in Adirondack League boys basketball.
The Tanagers and Flying Forts were knotted at 13-13 after the first quarter. Fort Edward used a 13-12 second quarter to lead 26-25 at halftime.
The Tanagers turned the tide in their favor in the third. Hartford outscored Fort Edward 20-10 in the frame to lead 45-36 and held on from there.
Ray Harrington paced the Tanagers with 19 points. Logan Reynolds added 13 points.
Drake Stewart pulled down 12 boards for Hartford. Reynolds collected 10. Cody Baker dished out four assists.
Ashton Sullivan had 14 points for Fort Edward. Bradley Kamburelis added 12.
Hartford is 1-1, 3-2. Fort Edward is 0-2, 1-3.
High School Bowling
Fort Edward 4 Whitehall 0
Fort Edward 4 North Warren 0
North Warren 3 Hadley-Luzerne 1
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With the Border Country Sports Blog for today, I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit-Brooke Kimball