Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Martens Host Providence Tonight!
Last week I wrote a story promoting a big night coming up for the Bennngton Martens, the new local team that competes in the American Basketball Association. Well, tonight is the night as the Martens host the Providence Pirates in what is being billed as the "Thanksgiving Weekend Rematch."
Bennington and Providence will go toe to toe on the Marten's current home floor at Heritage Family Arena in Rutland, formerly the CSJ gym.
There will be plnety of fun events for the fans, as well as some entertaining professional basketball. There will be raffles throughout the contest with great prizes for those in attendance. The night will also include plenty of fun games for the entire to participate in and a meet and greet with Marten's players.
If you are looking for some exciting sports entertainment to round out your Thanksgiving break without traveling a long distance, head over to Rutland tonight to cheer on the Bennington Martens.
Game time is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Salem Boys Open the Season With a Win
The high school basketbll season is officially underway. The Salem boys basketball team opened the season back on Friday night with a 49-42 win over Heatly in the Waterford Tip-Off Tournament.
The Generals led just 11-10 after the first quarter, but the middle quarters were the key in this one. Salem held a 17-9 advantage in the second and third quarters combined, and it turned out to be the difference.
Salem led 18-12 at the half and 28-18 heading to the fourth. In the final stanza both teams began to find their rythm on offense. The Hornets outscored the Generals 23-21 but could not make up the deficit.
Zachariah Miller had a double-double for Salem, scoring 11 points and pulling down 18 rebounds.
Connor Chilson led the Generals with 17 points. Chilson also collected nine boards and three assists.
Stetson Merritt had a game-high 18 points for the Hornets.
Salem is 1-0. Heatly is 0-1.
With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Photo Credit-Regina Mason