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Huge Third Leads Corinth Past Hartford in ADK Showdown
Corinth used a huge third quarter run to overcome halftime deficit and pull away from Hartford for a 70-58 win in an Adirondack League showdown at the Ella Colvin Gymnasium. Both team entered the night unbeatn in league play.
As expected the game was tightly contested early. The teams exchanged the lead back and forth for the first 16 minutes. Corinth led 18-17 after the first quarter. The Tanagers used a 19-16 third quarter to lead 36-34 at the half.
The Tomahawks imposed their will in the third. Hartford opened the stanza on a 9-4 spurt to extend their lead to 45-38 on a 3-pointer from Gabbie McFarren. It was all Corinth after that. The Tomahawks ripped off a 20-2 run to close the quarter to take a 58-47 lead.
In the fourth Corinth increased their lead to as much as 17 and held on for the win.
Foul trouble hurt the Tanagers as both McFarren and Nims were saddled with issues late.
Maddie Delisle led Corinth with 34 points, 11 of them coming during the decisive run. Emily Dingmon was a major contributor for the Tomahawks with a triple-double. Dingmon had 14 points, 16 rebounds and 13 assists.
Nims led Hartford with 16 points. Alawnah Dunda added 14 and McFarren 10.
Corinth improves to 9-0, 11-0. Hartford falls to 7-1, 11-2.
Shorthanded Cougars Hold Off Granville
The North Warren Cougars entered last night's game in Granville with only six healthy players. Normally that is an issue when playing the deep and talented Granville team. I guess someone forgot to tell the Cougars. Coach James Cuyler's team put together a determined effort and used a strong game from guard Sean Evans to hold off the Golden Horde 62-53.
Evans was a thorn in the side of the Golden Horde all night as he used his length to disrupt the Golden Horde offense with tipped balls and steals. Evans also got out and ran the floor for easy buckets and shot well from behind the arc in a 27 point performance.
“I’ve been telling him, he’s one of the better scorers in the league,” Cuyler said. “He did great on JV two years ago, came in last year and hit some big shots. We always knew Sean would be one of our go-to scorers.”
Both teams struggled to score early with the game tied 2-2 for a long stretch. North Warren led 11-6 after a quarter and 25-19 at the half.
The Cougars opened the third with a 7-1 spurt to create a double-digit lead at 32-20. Granville used a 12-2 run to close to within 34-32, but North Warren reeled off nine straight to regain control.
North Warren led by as much as 16 late in the game before Granville attempted to rally. A pair of treys by Logan Harrington and Caleb Nelson pulled the Golden Horde within eight but they couldn't get any closer.
Andrew Beadnell added 14 points for North Waren. Zach Hopper chipped in 12.
Caleb Nelson had 16 for Granville. Cody Nelson added 15.
North Warren is now 7-1, 7-5. Granville is 5-2, 6-3.
Fair Haven Boys Defeat Windsor
The Fair Haven boys basketball team got things going in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 64-47 win over Windsor in SVL boys basketball.
The Yellowjackets stayed within striking distance of the Slaters for three quarters before Fair Haven was able to increase their lead.
Sawyer Ramey led the Slaters in the fourth quarter, scoring 12 of their 19 points.
Ramey finished the night with 24 points to pace Fair Haven. Josh Buxton added 10.
Kaleb Swett, Caleb McBucharen and Maison Fortin had 12 points apiece for the Yellow Jackets.
Whitehall Girls Roll Over Fort Ann
The Whitehall girls basketball team bounced back from a loss to Corinth, and they did it in a big way as they rolled over Fort Ann 62-14 in an Adirondack League contest.
The Railroaders led 15-3 after a quarter and 29-7 at the half.
Whitehall finished off the Cardinals with a 17-0 third quarter.
Samantha Howland led Whitehall with 22 points. Madison Gould added seven and Ashlyn Groesbeck six.
Angel Aratare led Fort Ann with eight points.
Whitehall is now 5-3, 8-3.
Harrington Leads Tanagers Over Corinth
Raymond Harrington had another strong performance and Hartford returned to the win column with a 67-50 win over Corinth in ADK play.
Harrington conected on six 3-pointers on his way to a game-high 33 point night.
The Tanagers raced out to a 21-8 first quarter lead and led 38-21 at the half.
Hartford and the Tomahawks played to an even 29-29 second half but the damage had already been done.
JP Lavin added nine points for Hartford.
8th grader Kaiden Wright had 15 points for Corinth.
Hartford is now 4-4, 6-5. Corinth is 0-6, 0-7.
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