Hartford girls suffer first loss
By Keith Harrington
The Hartford girls basketball team took their perfect record to the Glens Falls Holiday Tournament at Glens Falls High School last week and split two games at the event, handling Adirondack League foe Granville but falling to host Glens Falls of the Foothills Council.
Against Granville, Hartford took control right from the start and remained unbeaten with a 58-27 win over a much-improved Granville team.
Hartford jumped out to an early double-digit lead and never let the Golden Horde back in the contest, ahead 17-6 after a quarter and 37-10 at the half.
This year’s edition of the Granville squad has been much more adept at scoring the basketball than in the past but Hartford did a solid job of locking them down defensively. The Tanagers are one of the few teams around that can match the height of the Golden Horde.
Hartford held a 13-5 third-quarter advantage before the Golden Horde played evenly at 12-12 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 was 8-0 after the win. Granville fell to 2-3.
The next day Glens Falls handed Hartford its first loss, 67-52.
The Indians jumped out to an 18-7 first-quarter lead and led 36-20 at the half.
Hartford trailed 60-33 heading to the fourth before outscoring the Indians 19-7 in the final frame.
Ashley Bordeaux led Glens Falls with 28 points. Gianna Endieveri added 16.
Despite the loss to the Class B school, Hartford’s Nims and McFaren showed that they can play with anyone. Nims had 22 points for the Tanagers. McFarren added 17.
Hartford is now 8-1. Glens Falls is 2-2.