Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog I'm Keith Harrington.
My apologies for not getting the Monday Morning Hot List up yesterday. Sometimes their are circumstances beyond my control and family will always come first. I will leave it that. I am sure in this Covid-19 era you know how quickly things can change on a dime.
Yesterday turned out to be a pretty decent sports day for me. The Knicks blew out San Antonio and my boy RJ Barrett went off. The Giants fired their GM. Georgia beat Alabama for the college football national title......and I strongly dislike the Crimson Tide. Not if I could get the Giants to fire coach Joe Judge my sports fandom would be perfect.
Railroaders Take Down Poultney
Whitehall jumped out to a big first quarter lead and went on to take down Poultney 44-28 in non-league girls basketball. Once again it was stellar defense that led the Railroaders.
Whitehall led 12-2 after the first quarter. The Blue Devils continued to have a hard time socring the basketball in the second as the Railroaders took a 21-9 lead at the half.
A 13-7 advantage in the third quarer opened up the lead for Whitehall to 34-16 and the Blue Devils could not mount a rally, despite outscoring the Railroaders 12-10 in the fourth.
Samantha Howland had a big game for Whitehall with 17 points. Madison Gould added 13 and Blake Bird six.
Hailey Hayes had six points for Poultney. Emily Handley added five.
Whitehall is 7-2. Poultney is 0-4.
Rebels Pull Away From Poultney Boys
The Poultney boys hung close all night, but Leland & Gray pulled away late to top the Blue Devils 42-32 in SVL Boys Basketball.
Poultney got off to a nice start, leading 10-4 out of the gate and 12-8 after a quarter.
Poultney increased their lead to 16-8, but the Rebels closed the half on a 13-0 spurt to lead 21-16 at halftime.
Leland & Gray went up eight in the third, but the Blue Devils pulled back within 31-27 heading to the fourth. The Rebels used an 11-5 final quarter to take the win.
Aden Bernard led Leland & Gray with 14 points. Alex Parker-Jennings contributed 13.
Mason Boudreau had 16 points for Poultney.
Leland & Gray is 2-3. Poultney is 1-4.
Warrensburg Defeats Galway in Girls Hoop
Warrensburg's offense had a big first quarter, then they put on the defensive clamps to defeat Galway in non-league girls basketball.
All seven Burghers scored in the contest.
The Burghers led 20-10 after the first quarter. Warrensburg only scored six points in the second and three in the fourth after the early explosion. It didn't matter however as they held the Golden Eagles to just 18 points over the final three quarters.
Warrensburg led 24-14 at the half and 37-20 after three quarters.
Hope Sherman had a double-double for the Burghers with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Olivia Frasier had nine points and nine boards.
Hannah French had 10 points for Galway.
Warrensburg is now 5-3.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.