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MSJ Edges Slaters in Thriller
Two of the top programs in Rutland Country went at it on Monday night and fans didn't walk away disappointed. MSJ got a couple of late foul shots to edge Fair Haven 50-49 in an SVL thriller.
Fair Haven had used a 12-0 fourth quarter run to open up a five point lead. Baskets by Jake Williams and Andre Printy cut the lead to one with 1:35 to play.
Printy then connected on a pair of foul shots to give the Mounties the 50-49 lead. Fair Haven had a couple of opportunities to claim the win, but the MSJ defense thwarted the effort.
Printy led MSJ with 24 points. Peter Carlson had nine points and eight rebounds for the Mounties. Jake Williams contributed eight points and 14 rebounds.
MSJ is now 10-1. MSJ is 8-1.
Hadley-Luzerne Defeats Salem
Hadley-Luzerne opened a big first quarter lead and then held off Salem for a 47-36 lead in Adirondack League girls basketball.
The Eagles led 18-5 after a quarter and maintained control throughout. Hadley-Luzerne led 27-16 at the half.
Hadley-Luzerne used a 13-9 third quarter to put the game away.
Madison Lent paced the Eagles with 18 points. Jordanna Kenny added 14.
Salem got 13 points from Amber Terry.
Argyle Takes Down Bishop Gibbons
Argyle moved to the .500 mark with a hard fought 50-46 road win over Bishop Gibbons in a non-league contest.
Argyle led 12-10 after a quarter, but trailed 20-18 at the half.
Argyle was still narrowly behind headed to the fourth but used a 17-11 final stanza to nab the win.
Kylee Humiston led Argyle with 19 points. Lillianna Kingsley chipped in 15.
Argyle is now 7-7 on the season.
Blue Devils Fall to Mid-Vermont
Poultney made the trip to Mid-Vermont Christian and the homestanding Lions came away with a 50-25 win in SVL girls basketball.
Once again in was the Hayley Goodwin show for Mid-Vermont. Goodwin poured in 35 points, outscoring the Blue Devils by 10 points herself.
Hailey Hayes had seven points for Poultney.
Poultney falls to 4-9.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.