Border Country Sports Blog-February 8th
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Railroaders Roll Past Scots with Offense
The Whitehall girls basketball team under coach Boyd Hunt is well known for their defensive prowess. Last night in Argyle the Railroaders showed that they can score some points on occassion as well. Argyle hung with Whitehall early on, but the Railroaders got rolling in the second quarter and went on to roll over the Scots 65-36.
Madison Gould and Olivia Whiting shot well from behind the arc and Samantha Howland was her usual steady self as the Railroaders set up a potential rematch at Hartford in the Adirondack League semifinals on Thursday.
"It's scary. When we move the ball like we did here. We got and got some easy hoops too. That helps," Hunt said after the game. When you get three girls in double digits you're not going to lose many games."
It took awhile for Whitehall to break free from the Scots. The Railroaders led just 14-12 after a quarter. Whitehall put the defensive clamps on in the second, outscoring Argyle 19-6 to lead 33-18 at the half.
"They (Argyle) score points. Even against the good defensive teams they usually score. They really put their heads down and go to the basket. We actually played pretty good defense I thought, especially in the second quarter," Hunt said.
In the third, Whitehall used a 17-11 advantage to increase the margin of deficit to 50-29 and cruised the rest of the way.
Gould and Howland led Whitehall with 18 points each. Olivia Whiting added nine points on a trio of 3-pointers.
Lillianna Kingsley led Whitehall with 17 points.
Whitehall moves to 9-3, 14-3 and closes the regular season at home tonight against Salem.
Argyle is 3-9, 7-10.
Hartford Clinches ADK Division II Title
Hartford clinched the Adirondack League Division II championship as they defeated Warrensburg 60-51.
Hartford led 13-6 after a quarter, but an 18-13 second quarter pulled the Burghers within 26-24 at the half.
Hartford used a 34-27 advatntage to gradually pull away for the win.
Gabby McFarren scored 25 points to lead the Tanagers. Karlee Nims added 15.
Hope Sherman had a double-double for the Burghers with 21 points and 19 rebounds. Kara Bacon added seven points.
Hartford is 11-2, 14-3. Warrensburg is 9-4, 12-6.
Sawyer Leads Slaters Over Bulldogs
The Fair Haven boys basketball hit double digit wins on the season as they defeated Burr and Burton 64-52 in SVL boys basketball.
Sawyer Ramey had another solid game for Fair Haven, pouring in 27 points.
Brandon Eastman also played well with 17 rebounds and 11 points for a double-double.
Sam Barber and Noah Eastman contributed 10 points apiece.
Maddox Matthews led the Bulldogs with 21 points. Will Ameden added 11.
Fair Haven is now 10-2 on the seaosn.
Whitehall Boys Win at Salem
Whitehall was able to hold off Salem in ahard fought battle as the Railroaders came away with a 47-44 win in Adirondack League boys basketball.
The Railroaders led by seven after three quarters but Salem closed in with a 17-13 final stanza, coming up just short.
Whitehall led 11-9 after a quarter and 25-20 at the half.
Whitehall was lead by Latrell Evans with 16 points. Brandon Bakerian added nine points and six rebounds.
Connor Chilson had 16 points and 5 rebounds for Salem. Altwon Webster added 12 for the Generals.
Whitehall is now 8-6, 11-7.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.