Border Country Sports Report-December 22nd

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Good Morning! With the Border Country Sports Report, I’m Keith Harrington. 

Whitehall Pulls Away From Hartford in Fourth Quarter

The Whitehall and Hartford boys basketball teams were hooked up in a back and forth battle for three quarters. However, the Railroaders took control in the fourth, pulling away to defeat the Tanagers 58-48 in Adirondack League boys basketball. 

Whitehall led 39-37 after three quarters before outscoring Hartford 19-11 in the final stanza. 

After opening the season with four straight losses, the Railroaders are starting to hit their stride. It was the third win in a row for Keith Redmond’s squad. 

“A lot of it is that we are back to being healthy. The kids have been busting their hump. It certainly showed tonight,” Redmond said after the game. 

One of the keys to the victory was second chance opportunities. The Railroaders dominated the offensive glass.

“I told the kids I thought one of the things that we did tonight that we hadn’t done all year is after they went on an 8-0 run and took the lead we took a timeout. The kids responded and got right back after it. Built upon that and took a ten point lead and we were able to maintain it.” 

Hartford led 17-13 after the first quarter, but Whitehall took a 30-24 advantage to halftime. 

A Tanager spurt to open the second half gave them a 34-32 lead after a Ray Harrngton 3-pointer. A Cody Baker trey gave Hartford a 37-34 lead, but a Tristan Foote 3-pointer put the Railroaders back in front heading to the fourth. 

Whitehall’s balanced effort was led by Latrell Evans who recorded a double-double with 22 points and 10 boards. 

 Foote added 13 points and Cash Burgey had 10 for the Railroaders. 

“That’s one of the things we’ve been working on. We don’t care who scores the points. We want distribution between all,” Redmond explained. “They moved the ball well tonight. We practiced hard against that zone and our kids knocked down shots tonight.” 

 Baker led Hartford with 15 points. Harrington chipped in 14. 

Whitehall is now 2-3, 3-4. Hartford falls to 2-2, 2-3.

Granville Takes Down Warriors on the Road 

Granville stayed unbeaten in Adirondack League play as they went on the road and took down Lake George 52-43 in boys basketball.

Granville trailed at the break but outscored the Warriors 37-25 over the final two quarters. 

Caleb Nelson led the Golden Horde with 27 points. 

William Jennings added eight points and 13 rebounds for Granville. 

Luke Sheldon and Angelo Bergman had 10 points each for Lake George. 

Jack Welch had nine for the Warriors. 

Granville is now 4-0, 4-1. Lake George is 1-3, 1-3. 

Poultney Girls Drop First Game 

The Poultney girls basketball team made the long haul to Townshend, Vermont and dropped their first game of the season, falling to Leland & Gray 34-24. 

The Blue Devils trailed by 14 at halftime but played better the final two quarters. 

Sam Morris led the Rebels with 11 points.

Emily Handley led the Blue Devils with nine points. Jackie Oberg added five. 

Poultney is now 3-1. 

Argyle Hangs on Against Cardinals 

Argyle had to withstand a last second 3-point shot by Fort Ann, holding on to edge the Cardinals 59-56 in Adirondack League boys basketball. 

Hunter Ingram poured in 31 points to lead the Scots. 

Dylan Brown led the Cardinals with 17 points and seven assists. Javier Hernandez added 12 points.

Argyle improves to 3-1, 3-3. 

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