Border Country Sports-November 19th
Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.
Nims Records First College Double-Double For Pioneers
A year ago Karlee Nims was preparing to begin her senior season of high school basketball for the Hartford Tanagers. Nims and her team entered the year with high expectations, and they did not disappoint. Fast forward eight months. Nims is now suiting up for her freshman season at Utica University, and in just her third game the former Hartford star accomplished something that some players wait years to do.
Wednesday night Nims recorded her first collegiate double-double in an 89-30 Pioneers win over SUNY Delhi. Nims scored 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead Utica in the contest. Even more impressive is that she accomplished the task in just 14 minutes of playning time.
Nims shot 8 for 9 from the field and was 4 for 8 from the free throw line. Nine of the rebounds Nims pulled down were offensive rebounds that helped lead to points for the Pioneers.
Nims also had 11 points in a win over Alfred State.
Nims is averaging 8.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in 34 minutes of play in her first season with Utica.
Last winter Nims helped lead Hartford to an Adirondack League Division championship, Section II and Regional titles and the school's first trip to the state semifinals.
Utica is now 4-0 on the season.
State Volleyball Champioships at CIA
If you are a high school volleyball fan, all roads lead to Glens Falls today. The New York State High School Volleyball Championships will be contested today and tomorrow at Cool Insuring Arena.
The action will begin today with pool play where each team plays the others in their class in a two set match.The two teams with the most wins after pool play will compete for state titles on Sunday.
Locally Lake George will be the team to watch. The Warriors are the Adirondack League, Section II Class D and Regional champions. The Warriors are 20-0 on the season.
Here are the teams who will vie for state titles this weekend:
Class AA — Shenendehowa, Massapequa, Lancaster, Corning.
Class A — Burnt Hills, Cornwall, Irondequoit, Calhoun.
Class B — Hendrick Hudson, Wayne, Seaford, Westhill.
Class C — Galway, Portville, Lansing, Port Jefferson.
Class D — Lake George, Harley Allendale, Mount Academy, Living Word Academy.
Pool play for Classes A, C and D start this morning at 7:45. p.m.
Class AA and Class B get underway at 2:30 p.m.
With the Border Country Sports Report, I'm Keith Harrington.