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Border Country Sports Blog-January 21st

Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.

McKearin Reaches 1,000 Point Mark

You would have a more difficult time figuring out what Proctor's Maggie McKearin hasn't accomplished in her high school sports career than what she has. The Phantom's senior standout has accomplished an awful lot. McKearin added another milestone to her long list last night as she eclipsed the 1,000 career point mark as Proctor rolled over an upstart Poultney team 73-29.

McKearin went over the 1,000 point mark when she connected on a 3-pointer in the first half to give the Phantoms a 28-7 lead.

McKearin joins her sister Abby and brother Conner in the Proctor 1,000 point club. McKearin also surpassed the 100 goal mark in soccer.

Proctor jumped out to a 13-0 lead and led 18-4 after the first quarter. The early spurt gave the Phantoms more of a lead than they needed and they cruised the rest of the way.

McKearin led the Phantoms with 40 points, after a 42 point night in her previous outing.

Isabel Greb added a solid performance with28 points for Proctor.

Emily Handley led Poultney with six points. Kayden L'Esperance chipped in five for the Blue Devils.

The loss snapped a three game winning streak for Poultney who drops to 3-5.


West Rutland Tames Terriers

The West Rutland girls basketball made short work out of Bellow Falls, taming the Terriers 60-27 in SVL avtion.

The Golden Horde used a 21-8 first quarter lead to blow the game open and never looked back.

Peyton Guay led Westside with 24 points. Arianna Coombs added 15 points.

Lauren Kamel led Bellows Falls with nine points.

West Rutland is now 8-1.


Whitehall Defense Stifles Rival Horde

The first thing that Whitehall girls basketball coach Boyd Hunt will always tell you is that if a team can't outscore you they can't beat you. I know it sounds obvious, but the Railroaders have parlayed the strategy into sveral successful seasons.

Thursday night was no exception as Whitehall caused the Granville offense fits the entire game in a 35-21 Adirondack League victory.

The Railoaders got out to a 13-6 first quarter lead and extended it to 20-8 at the half.

Whitehall used a 9-7 third quarter to lead 29-15 heading to the fourth. The Railroaders led by as much as 19 in the final stanza before the Golden Horde chipped away at it late.

We kind of got out there to a lead and we tend to do that against people. We play kind of good in the first half and then we kind of cruise home," Hunt stated after the game. "We've got to figure that out."

Samantha Howland played a huge role for the Railroaders. Howland scored in the paint with her soft touch, dominated the boards and caused havoc on defense.

I had a talk with her about four or five games ago. I told her you could be on of the best players in the league if you choose to be," Hunt said of Howland.

Even with the loss, Granville coach Ben Hover feels his team is progressing after he took over in the middle of the season.

"I liked our pressure on defense. Holding them to 35 points. We just need offensive excecution, but I ike what I'm seeing over said."

Whitehall is now 9-3 on the season. Granville is 3-9.

Stats were not available when I wrote the story. I will post a more detailed story later this afternoon.


HIgh School Wrestling

Glens Falls 54 Whitehall 24

Salem-Cambridge 42 Granville-Whitehall 30


For more scores from last night go to the Border Country Sports Scorestream Scoreboard:


With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.

Photo Credit-Proctor Boosters

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