Granville sports round-up, Jan. 19, 2023

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Whitehall’s Cash Burgey (12) defends Granville’s Caleb Nelson (23) during last week’s game won by the Golden Horde. (Photo by Stacie Arnhold)

Granville boys dominate Salem, 93-39

The Granville boys basketball team traveled to Salem Friday night and rolled to a 93-39 victory in an Adirondack League contest.

The Golden Horde poured in 60 points over the middle stanzas in a dominant performance.

Caleb Nelson led Granville with 30 points, with 26 of Nelson’s points coming in the second and third quarters. Trey Senevey finished with 20 points for Granville. Cody Nelson had 14 and Matthew Barlow 10.

Granville is now 7-1, 8-3. Salem is 0-9, 0-10.

Last Tuesday night Granville bounced back from a loss to Warrensburg, using a big second half to pull away from rival Whitehall, 59-43, in league action.

“They were jacked up to play Whitehall like always, so it was a nice win for us to get back on track,” Granville coach Justin Nassivera said.

The Golden Horde led just 28-26 at the half but outscored the Railroaders 31-17 over the final 16 minutes.

“Another tough shooting night for us, but we were able to crank up a good full court man to man defense in the second half,” Nassivera said.

Caleb Nelson led Granville with 18 points. His twin brother Cody added 13 points. Alex Torres contributed nine points for the Golden Horde.

Whitehall got 12 points from Cash Burgey. Jake Whiting added 10 and Latrell Evans had nine for the Railroaders.

Nassivera praised Nathan Williams and Caleb Nelson for keeping the Railroaders’ top two scorers in check.

“Nathan Williams did an excellent job holding Cash to 12 points and Caleb held Latrell to only nine,” Nassivera said.

Granville is 6-1, 7-3. Whitehall is 4-5, 5-6.

Granville bowlers sweep Whitehall

It was a quiet week for the Granville bowling team last week as two matches were rescheduled, but the Golden Horde managed to get a match in against Whitehall.

Granville completed a sweep of the season series against the Railroaders, 4-0, at Slate Valley Lanes.

Melanie Bourn led Granville to the victory with games of 125,135 and 181 for a 441 series.

Danny Dunster added a 410 series with games of 123,155 and 132.

Josh Ketchum contributed a 398 and Jackson Ketchum a 395.

Lucas Vandenburgh had the high series of the match with games of 153,133 and 182 for a 468 triple.

Case McGee shot games of 114,129 and 105 for a 348 series.

Granville girls give Whitehall a game

Granville’s Jordan Chadwick looks for a pass as Whitehall’s Jayden Hughes defends and the Golden Horde’s Ella Olsen looks on. (Photo by Jen Dickinson)

The Granville girls basketball team under first-year coach Dan Brown continued to take steps in the right direction last week, splitting a pair of games while playing some of their best basketball of the season.

Tuesday night Granville made the short trip to Whitehall to battle the rival Railroaders, who entered the contest undefeated in the Adirondack League. The Golden Horde gave them all they wanted in a 35-30 loss.

“We battled them hard,” Brown said. “We played with the lead until the third quarter.”

Whitehall coach Boyd Hunt agreed with Brown’s assessment.

“We couldn’t hit any shots,” he said. “They’re big. I was actually pretty scared to play them. We play half-court man. That kind of allows them to get the rhythm to hurt us a little.”

“My girls played hard and our bigs bothered them,” Brown said. “Our zone bothered their shooting.”

Whitehall grabbed the lead in the second half. A 15-5 third quarter made it 27-18 heading to the final stanza.

“That’s one difference between this team and past years. We can string some scores together,” Hunt said. “We have that ability. Which is good to have.”

Granville used a 12-8 fourth-quarter advantage to close the gap but couldn’t overcome the Railroaders’ strong third.

Samantha Howland led Whitehall with 14 points. Ashlyn Groesbeck added eight.

Lauren Bascom led Granville with eight points and nine rebounds. Lilly Strout contributed seven points and 17 boards.

Jordan Chadwick and Melissa Beaver combined with nine steals. Beaver had seven assists. Ella Olsen added 12 rebounds.

“It came down to the end,” Brown said.

Whitehall improved to 8-0, 9-1. Granville fell to 0-5. 2-7.

Friday night Granville got off to a cold start but pulled away in the third quarter to defeat Argyle-Fort Edward, 49-22, in league play.

The Golden Horde and Scots were tied 11-11 after a quarter. Bascom scored nine of Granville’s points in the stanza from behind the arc.

Granville led 22-15 at the half.

The Golden Horde defense held Argyle scoreless in the third quarter to take a 39-15 lead heading to the fourth.

Bascom finished with 15 points for Granville. Chadwick added 13 points and 10 rebounds. Strout pulled down 16 boards.

Kylee Humiston had eight points for the Scots. Carrie Humiston added five.

“Our defense was very good again tonight,” Brown said.

Granville is now 1-4, 3-7. Argyle is 1-6, 2-9.

Granville grapplers chalk up two wins

Granville used several pins and a couple of forfeits to defeat Berlin-New Lebanon, 42-12, last Wednesday evening in non-league wrestling.

Nathan Barber (132), Nick Crum (138), Jaxon Torres (145), Brent Perry (215) and Scott Jones (285) earned wins by pin for the Golden Horde.

Barber pinned Nicholas Brandt in just 16 seconds. Crum needed only 18 seconds to dispose of Tyler Carinci. Torres pinned Conner Sniger in 1:40.

At 215 pounds, Perry took care of Nicholas Mosher in 1:13. Jones needed just 48 seconds to pin Christofer DeFelice.

Quinn Johnson (126) and Matthew Perry (152) won by forfeit.

Granville came up with another win Thursday evening, going on the road to take down Hoosick Falls, 54-18.

Barber (138), Tim Lotz (160), Brandon Beaver (172), AJ Landon (189), Jones (285) and Johnson (126) earned wins by fall for the Golden Horde.

Barber pinned Tyler Taber in 1:38. Lotz took down Garrett Taylor in 3:50. Beaver pinned Sam Forrest in 4:09.

Landon pinned A.J. Brown in 1:25. Jones finished off Jacob Jones in 46 seconds. Johnson pin Brandon Stemp in just 50 seconds.

“Nathan Barber’s pin initially and Tim Lotz’s were the strategic success leading to our overall win,” said Granville coach Steve Palmer.

Jaxon Torres (145), Brent Perry (215) and Nick Crum (132) picked up forfeit wins.

“It was one of those wins that couldn’t get much better,” Palmer added.