Border Country Sports-December 29th
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.
Golden Horde Ride Big Third Quarter to Tournament Win
Cambridge did their best to stay within striking distance for a half, but a big third quarter by Granville allowed them to pull away for a 74-34 win on the opening evening of the annual Granville Christmas Tournament.
Granville led 14-10 after a quarter and extended the margiin to 31-19 at the half.
The third quarter proved decisive as the Golden Horde outscored Cambridge 27-8 to blow the game open.
Cody Nelson scored 17 points to pace the Golden Horde. Caleb Nelson added 15 and Matthew Barlow 14.
Granville connected on nine 3-pointers in the contest and used their trapping defense to force turnovers that resulted in multiple transition buckets.
Cambridge received 13 points from Jackson Thomas.
Granville is now 4-1 and will face Burr and Burton of Manchester, Vermont today at 5:30 as part of the pre-set tourney format.
Cambridge will meet Hadley-Luzerne this afternoon at 2:30.
Hartford Cruises Past Golden Horde at Glens Falls Tournament
Hartford remained unbeaten on the season as they cruised past Adirondack League foe Granville 56-27 at the Glens Falls Holiday Tournament. The Tanagers will likely get a serious test this afternoon when they play the host Glens Falls Indians.
Hartford took control of this one early and was never challenged. The Tanagers led 17-6 after a quarter and 37-10 at the half.
Granville has been much improved on offense this season so far, but Hartford was able to do a solid job of locking them down.
The Tanagers held a 13-5 second quarter advantage before the Golden Horde played evenly at 12-12 with Hartford in the fourth.
Karlee Nims led Hartford with 19 points. Gabrielle McFarren added 16 points and Izzy French 12.
Bailey Phillips had a double-double for Granville with 11 points and 10 rebounds.
Lilly Strout hauled in 14 boards for the Golden Horde.
Hartford is now 8-0. Granville is 2-3.
Fair Haven Defeats Rival Blue Devils
Fair Haven jumped out to a big first quarter to lead and never looked back as they defeated rival Poultney 68-29 in an SVL matchup at Capman Court.
Fair Haven used a balanced attack as 11 different players hit the box score.
The Slaters seized control with a 27-6 first quarter and never let the young Blue Devils in the contest.
Sawyer Ramey led the Slaters with 19 points. Brandon Eastman contributed 13.
Fair Haven is 3-0 on the season. Poultney is 1-2.
Proctor Girls Roll Again
The Proctor girls basketball team rolled over Arlington 84-27 in an SVL contest.
Maggie McKearin had another strong performance for the Phantoms with 25 points.
Isabel Greb added 16 points and Meghan Cole chipped in 14 for Proctor.
Proctor is now 3-1 on the season.
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With the Border Country Sports Blog, I'm Keith Harrington.