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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.