Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Golden Horde Pull Away With Big Second Half
Granville Basketball means outworking opponents, getting hands on the basketball on defense, converting transition baskets and hitting 3-pointers. At halftime last night Golden Horde coach Justin Nassivera told his team that they needed to return to "Granville Basketball." They did just that.
"I told them at halftme. Just play Granville basketball. Don't worry about Whitehall, don't worry about the fans. Don't worry about the officials. We just flicked the switch. We just started playing a lot harder."
Granville used an impressive second half to break open a close game as they defeated local rival Whitehall 61-45 on the Railroader's home court.
The game was nip and tuck in the first quarter with the lead changing hands eight times. A Jake Whiting trey gave the Railroaders a 13-11 lead after one.
Whitehall broke away for a 21-15 lead in the second on a basket from Cash Burgey and a pair of Brandon Bakerian free throws. Granville answered with a 10-2 spurt fueled by five points from Nathan Rathbun and a 3-pointer from Logan Harrington. The Golden Horde led 29-25 at the break.
In the third Granville began to impose their will. The Golden Horde fashioned an 11 point lead on the strength of an 11-6 stretch. Whitehall responded with a 5-0 run to trail just 42-36 after three.
Granville put the game away in the fourth. Leading 44-38 early in the stanza, the Golden Horde ripped off 14 straight points to take a commanding 58-38 advantage.
Caleb Nelson led Granville with 21 points. Cody Nelson added 10 and Alex Warrington 10.
Burgey led Whitehall with 12 points. Bakerian added eight.
Granville is 6-2, 7-3. Whitehall is 6-3, 7-4.
Hartford Girls Cruise Past Lake George
The Hartford girls basketball team bounced back from their first Adirondack League loss of the year with a 50-24 win over Lake George.
Hartford led 12-4 after a quarter and 24-8 at halftime.
The Tanagers put the came away with an 18-7 advantage in the third.
Karlee Nims led Hartford with a double-double. Nims finished with 20 points and 18 rebounds.
Cailin Severance added a career high 15 points, knocking down four 3-pointers in the contest.
Mykah Collier Fisher led the Warriors with 11 points.
Hartford is 8-1, 12-2.
Poultney Boys Roll Over Twin Valley
The youthful Poultney boys basketball team continues their progression as they rolled over Twin Valley 62-34 in an SVL contest.
The Blue Devils led after a quarter and blew the game open in the second. Poultney led 39-13 at the break and were never challenged.
Balanced scoring was a key factor for the Blue Devils. Peyton Book led the way with 18 points. Mason Boudreau added 13 and Marcus Lewis 12.
Poultney is now 4-4
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit-Stacie Arnhold