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Whitehall Girls Cruise to Win Over Warriors
Boyd Hunt's Whitehall girls basketball team enters the season with a mission on their minds. The Railroaders are loaded with experienced veterans, many of them seniors so expectations are high. So far so good.
Whitehall cruised to their second consecutive victory to start the season as they defeated Lake George 63-25 on the Warriors home court.
Samantha Howland continued her hot start to the season, recording a double-double. Howland scored 22 points and hauled down14 boards.
Madison Gould also had a strong game with 19 points and eight rebounds. Ashlyn Groesbeck contributed14 points and six rebounds.
Mykah Collier Fisher led for Lake George with 10 points. Chloe Popa added six points.
Caroline Campbell had seven rebounds for the Warriors.
The Railroaders will be back in action on the road Friday night at Warrensburg in what will be their toughest challenge of the young season.
Whitehall is now 1-0, 1-1. Lake George is 0-1, 1-2.
Burghers Tame Cougars
Warrensburg raced out to a big first half lead and went on to defeat North Warren 63-18 in Adirondack League girls basketball.
The Burghers were never challenged by the Cougars as they fashioned a 35-6 lead at the break. Warrensburg led 20-4 after a quarter and outscored North Warren 15-2 in the second.
Elli York scored 18 a career high points to pace Warrensburg. Hope Sherman had 17 and Karla Sherman 12 for the Burghers. Zailey Baker chipped in six points.
Isabella Tucci led North Warren with five points.
Warrensburg improves to 1-0 in ADK play and 2-1 overall. North Warren drops to 0-1, 0-3.
Salem Tops Golden Horde
Salem used a stingy man to man press to force turnovers and topped Granville 53-42 in Adirondack League girls basketball.
The Golden Horde were hindered by a slew of give aways.
First-year Granville coach Dan Brown talked recently about his biggest obstacle being getting his squad to play with confidence and believe in themsleves.
"We came up short at the end," Brown reported. "We had 30 plus turnovers. It was mental. They kept the man to man press on to make it hard."
Hannah Gongola scored 16 points to lead the Generals.
Mary Kate McPhee and Sophia Keays scored nine points each for Salem. Sierra Phillips added eight.
Lilly Strout had a double-double for Granville with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Ella Olsen added eight points for the Golden Horde.
Salem is 1-0, 2-0. Granville is 0-2, 0-2.
Hartford Routs Cardinals in Opener
Defending Section II Class D champion and state semifinalist Hartford opened the season in impressive fashion, routing Fort Ann 51-15 in an Adirondack League contest.
Alawnah Dunda paced the Tanagers with16 points.
Cailin Severance and McKenzie Johnson added eight points each for Hartford.
Angel Aratare had 12 points for the Cardinals.
Hartford is 1-0. Fort Ann is 0-3.
With the Border Country Sports Report Powered by NYVT Media, I'm Keith Harrington.
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