Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Before I get into last night's action, just a remonder that tonight is Border Country Sports Players of the Week Night at the Bennington Martens game. We will be recognizing all of our POTW's for the season, sponsored by Bennington Martens basketball. We invite all Border Country Sports readers to join us for this fun night which will also include raffles and games for the fans.
I will also be making my debut as the Martens PA announcer. Tip off is at 6 p.m. at the Heritage Family Field House on the former College of St. Joseph's campus. The Martens will be hosting the Worcester Majors. It is the final home game of the season in Rutland for the Martens.
We hope to see some Border Country Sports fans at the game. Contact me for more info.
MSJ Takes Down Poultney on Senior Night
It was Senior NIght for the Poultney girls basketball team, but MSJ tuned up for the playoffs by taking down the Blue Devils 56-37 at Capman Court. Poultney seniors Marissa Holcomb and Hannah Webster were honored before the game.
The Blue Devils managed to stay close to the Mounties in the first quarter, but MSJ went on an 11-0 run to open up a lead in the second quarter.
MSJ led by as much as 20 in the second half. The Blue Devils battled back with an 9-0 spurt, but they couldn't overcome the Mounties second quarter explosion.
Haylee Rivers led MSJ with 23 points, 11 of which came in the decisive second quarter. Rivers added 14 rebounds to finish with a double-double.
Lauryn Charron contributed nine points and six rebounds for the Mounties.
Kaitlyn DeBonis paced Poultney with 10 points. Hailey Hayes added nine and Hannah Welch six.
Poultney is now 7-11.
Hadley-Luzerne Advances in Class C
The Hadley-Luzerne girls basketball team made the long haul to Canajoharie worthwhile as they raced out to an early lead and went on to defeat the Cougars 59-32 in a Class C play-in game.
The Eagles opened up an 11-5 lead after a quarter. Hadley-Luzerne used a 16-14 second stanza to lead 27-19 at the half.
The third quarter proved to be the key. The Eagles came out of the locker room and used a 19-11 advantage to push the lead to 46-30, and never allowed Canjo back in it. Hadley-Luzerne outscored the Cougars 13-2 in the fourth to ensure the victory.
Madison Lent and Jordanna Kenny both had double-doubles for the Eagles. Lent had 21 points and 13 rebounds. Kenny added 19 points and 10 boards.
Gabby Graham had five rebounds and five assists for Hadley-Luzerne.
Canajoharie was led by Charlotte Nare with 10 points.
The #17 seed Eagles will be back on the road again tonight when they face #1 Duanesburg at 6 p.m.
Freshman Guay Leads Westside Over Rebels
Fresh off of a school record 38 point performance, Peyton Guay had another solid game. Guay scored 26 points as West Rutland rolled over Leland & Gray 61-20 in SVL girls basketball Friday night.
Guay fired in five 3-pointers and cuaght fire in the third, scoring 19 points to help the Golden Horde blow the game open.
The Golden Horde led 21-8 at the half, but it was the third quarter that proved to be decisive. Westside outscored Leland & Gray 30-5 in the frame to lead 51-13.
Arianna Coombs chipped 11 points for the Golden Horde. Isabella Coombs had seven.
Raena Sanderson had five points for the Rebels.
West Rutland is 17-2. Leland & Gray is 8-9.
Proctor Cruises Past Mill River
The Proctor girls basketball team extneded their winning streak ti 15 games as they cruised past Mill River 68-29 in SVL girls basketball.
Proctor lost their season opener and haven't tasted defeat since.
Maggie McKearin led the Phantoms with 26 points. Isabel Greb fired in 22.
Malori Carlson led Mill River with nine points. Riley Collins added six.
Proctor is now 15-1 on the season.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit-Brooke DeBonis