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Hartford Fights off North Warren to Set up Showdown
The Hartford girls basketball earned a win to set up a showdown with Corinth Friday night, but they had to stave off a pesky North Warren team to do it. The Cougras put up a battle, but the Tanagers came away with a 55-50 win.
Hartford led by just a point after a quarter 14-13. The Cougars used a 51-12 second quarter to lead 28-26 at the half.
The Tanagers kicked it into gear in the third. Hartford outscored North Warren 17-7 in the stanza ti lead 43-35 heading to the fourth. North Warren held a 15-12 advantage in the fourth but came up just a little short.
Karlee Nims led Hartford with 22 points. Alawnah Dunda addded 14.
Nicole Buckman had 20 for the Cougars.
Hartford is 7-0, 11-1. North Warren is 3-3, 5-5.
Corinth Tops Whitehall to Stay Unbeaten
Corinth held serve and did their part to set up a showdown of unbeatens with Hartford as they topped Whitehall 55-29. The Tomahawks used a stingy defense and an advantage in the paint to pull away.
Corinth jumped out to a 15-7 first quarter lead and increased it to 29-16 at the half.
The third quarter proved decisive as the Tomahawks used a 17-3 advantage to blow the game open. Corinth dominated the paint, getting easy buckets during the stanza. Whitehall had several good looks from behind the arc in the period but just couldn't connect.
Emily Dingmon recorded a double-double for Corinth with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Alexis Crossman added 17 points and nine boards.
Madison Gould had 10 points for the Railroaders.
Corinth is 8-0, 10-0. Whitehall is 4-3, 7-3.
Granville Edges Fort Ann
The Granville girls basketball team picked up their first win with new coach Ben Hover at the helm, edging Fort Ann 30-27. Hover, a former assistant coach on the Granville boys team took over after Katie Fredtte left the program.
Fort Ann came in looking for their first win of the season and for a moment it looked like they just may get it. Angel Aratare scored 21 out of the Cardinal's 27 points to keep her team competitive.
Granville led 7-6 after a quarter and used a 5-2 second quarter to take a 12-8 advantage to halftime.
Aratare and the Cardinals got things rolling in the third and outscored the Golden Horde 11-5 to grab a 19-17 lead heading to the fourth.
In the final stanza Granville used a 13-8 spurt to rally for the win.
Bailey Phillips led Granville with 12 points. Melissa and Rachel Beaver added five points each.
Granville is 3-3, 3-6. Fort Ann is 0-6, 0-10.
North Warren Boys Roll Over Tanagers
North Warren continues their upward climb in the Adirondack League as they rolled over Hartford on their home court 74-41. The Cougras won their first sectional crown two years, but has graduated most of that squad, but they look like James Cuyler is shaping his crew into a contender again.
North Warren led just 8-7 after a quarter, but they began to catch fire after that. The Cougars scored over 20 points each of the next three quarters .
North Warren used a 21-12 second quarter to lead 28-20 at the break.
The Cougars used a 45-22 second half advantage to put the game out of reach.
Zach Hopper netted 20 points for North Warren. Sean Evans added 19. Derrick Tyrell contributed 14.
Ray Harrington led Hartford with 10 points. Logan Reynolds added nine.
North Warren is now 6-1, 6-5. Hartford is 3-4, 5-5.
High School Wrestling
Warrensburg 66 Whitehall 12
Fair Haven over Mill River and Burr and Burton, Falls to Mount Anthony
High School Bowling
Hadley-Luzerne 4 Whitehall 0
Lake George 3 Corinth 1
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
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