Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Bulldogs Edge Granville in Tourney Thiller
Entering the final quarter of play Wednesday night in the finale of the annual Granville Holiday Tournament it appeared as though the Granville boys basketball team had about as much a chance of rallying to win as I do of hitting the lottery. Since I never by a ticket that chance is minimal.
The Golden Horde cranked up the defensive effort, started hitting some shots, and flipped the momentum in the 360 degrees in the final stanza, but still came up just short in a 49-48 loss to Vermont power Burr and Burton Academy.
"They fought. I'll be blunt. We were gettng laughed at. We were being mocked a little bit," Granville coach Justin Nassivera said. "I told the guys look this is your gym. We need to step it up here or this is going to be a blow out and we're going to get embarrased. The six or seven guys who played the fourth quarter rallied around that."
Trailing 49-45 Granville hauled in a missed Bulldog foul shot with 14 seconds to play. Logan Harrington buried a 30-footer with four seconds to play, but the clock ran out and Burr and Burton escaped with the win.
Burr and Burton led 18-13 after a quarter and 29-19 at a half. The Bulldogs used a tough man-to-man defense and sliced through Granville's press to get easy buckets to build the advantage.
The Golden Horde trailed 39-27 entering the fourth quarter before outscoring the Bulldogs 21-10 to close the gap.
Madox Matthews and Will Ameden scored 15 points each for Burr and Burton. Dustin Joseph added 12.
Caleb Nelson led Granville with 24 points. Harrington chipped in nine and Alex Warrington eight.
Burr and Burton moved to 4-1. Granville is 4-2.
Glens Falls Hand Hartford First Loss
Glens Falls handed Hartford their first loss of the season as they defeated the Tanagers 67-52 in the Glens Falls Holiday Tournament.
The Indians jumped out to an 18-7 first quarter lead. Glens Falls led 36-20 at the half.
Hartford trailed 60-33 heading to the fourth before outscoring the Indians 19-7 in the final frame.
Ashley Bordeaux led Glens Falls with 28 points. Gianna Endieveri added 16.
Karlee Nims had 22 points for the Tanagers. Gabbie McFarren added 17.
Hartford is now 8-1.
Fair Haven Wrestlers Sweep at Middlebury Duals
The Fair Haven wrestling team continued their impressive start to the season as they swept three opponents at the Middlebury Tournament.
The Slaters defeated Harwood/ CVU 36-16, Colchester 36-30 and Otter Valley 39-6.
Fair Haven recorded several wins by pin at the event. Tristan Hyatt at 138, Tyler Terrian at 182 and Colton DeLong 220 and 282 all had three pins, while Lincoln Wilcox at 120, Trey Lee at 126 and Paityn DeLong at 145 had two pins each.
Friday Fair Haven will host a very competitive field made up of Springfield, Mount Anthony, Oneonta, Granville and Warrensburg for the Slater Duals.
Salem Comes Back to Edge Granville in OT
Granville led at the half, but Salem rallied in the second half behind Amber Terry as the Generals edged the Golden Horde 50-44 in overtime.
Terry finished with 24 points, 22 of which came in the second half as Salem erased a 19-13 halftime deficit.
The Generals still trailed by three when a 3-pointer by Alyssa McGraw with 23 seconds to play forced the extra session. Salem outscored Granville 14-8 in overtime.
Alyssa Vandacar had six points and 12 rebounds for the Generals.
Bailey Phillips led Granville with 12 points. Lauren Bascom added nine.
Salem is 3-3. Granville drops to 2-4.
Humiston Leads Argyle to Win
Kylee Humiston had a huge game as Argyle pulled away in the third quarter to defeat Bishop Gibbons 62-43 in non-league girls basketball.
The Scots led 14-8 after a quarter and 29-18 at the break.
A 22-9 effort in the third put the game away for Argyle.
Humiston poured in 30 points for the Scots. Lillianna Kingsley added 12.
Argyle is now 4-3 on the season.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit-Stacie Arnhold