Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Hartford Girls Win Third Straight
I coached girls varsity basketball in both New York and Vermont for several years. It didn't take me long to find out what the winning formula is. If you have a dominant post player and a dominant point guard and surround them with a group of role players that can defend and play hard, you are golden. The Hartford Tanagers seem to have that exact formula mastered.
Hartford led by center Karlee Nims and point guard Gabbie McFarren, both who could reach the 1,000 mark this season, rolled to their third win in a row as they defeated Seton Catholic 40-34 at Word of Life Fieldhouse.
Nims currently has 960 career points. McFarren has 781.
The Tanagers led 16-6 after the first quarter and extended the lead to 23-10 at the half.
Seton Catholic made a run at Hartford in the second half, mainly in the fourth quarter. The Tanagers still led 35-23 heading to the final stanza, but Seton Catholic used a 11-5 run to close out the game to narrow the gap.
McFarren led Hartford with 13 points. Nims chipped in 10 and Alawnah Dunda eight.
Hartford is 3-0 on the season.
Harrington Pours in 32 to Lead Hartford Boys
When one of your key players goes down injured someone needs to have a "next man up" mentality. For the Hartford boys basketball team Saturday that someone was Ray Harrington. With standout big man JP Lavin going down with an ankle injury the night before Harrington raised his game and led the Tanagers to a 57-46 win over Seton Catholic in a Coaches vs. Cancer game played at the Word of Life Fieldhouse.
Harrington poured in 32 points, 23 of which came in the second half to ignite the Hartford offense. The Tanagers trailed 24-23 at the half, but outscored Seton Catholic 34-22 in the second half to take the win.
"He is one of the best in the league. It's going to be tough without him, "Harrington said. "I will miss him by my side for sure, but we've got a great group of kids are willing to step up, with a great coach."
Nate Fiske and Drake Stewart added eight points each for the Tanagers.
Free throw accuracy played a big role in the contest. Harrington was 7 for 8 from the line. Fiske was 4 for 5 and Stewart 4 for 4.
Hartford is now 2-1 on the season.
Lake George Comes Up Short Against St. Lawrence
St. Lawrence led at the half and used a big third quarter to defeat Lake George 49-32 in the Lake George Tip Off Tournament.
The Larries led 12-8 after the first quarter and 21-10 at the half, but it was the third quarter that proved to be decisive.
St. Lawrence used a 22-12 third quarter to open up a 21 point advantage.
Lake George outscored the Larries 10-6 in the fourth, but could not make up the large deficit.
Jayden Ashley scored 24 points for St. Lawrence.
Jack Welch paced the Warriors with 14 points and six rebounds.
Dan Barber pulled down eight rebounds for Lake George.
St. Lawrence is 1-1. Lake George is also 1-1.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.