Whitehall sports round-up Jan. 26, 2023

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Whitehall boys crush Corinth

It was a quiet week for the Whitehall boys basketball team, which played just one game before heading into the home stretch of the season but seems to be hitting its stride.

Whitehall blew out host Corinth, 73-39, in Adirondack League action Friday night. It was the third win in a row for the Railroaders who are 8-2 in their last 10 contests after a 0-4 start.

Cash Burgey netted a game-high 26 points. Latrell Evens added 15 and Jake Whiting 14 for the Railroaders. Isaiah Stevens had eight and Landon Stevens six.

Avery Wood and Kaden Wright had nine apiece for Corinth. Zach Guilder added eight.

Whitehall improved to 6-5, 8-6. Corinth is 3-5, 3-8.

Corinth girls top Whitehall in showdown

For three quarters of the showdown between Corinth and Whitehall on Friday night, the game was everything it was expected to be.

The fourth quarter proved to be the difference, however, as the Tomahawks reeled off a 9-1 run to pull away from the Railroaders, 49-38, in Adirondack League girls basketball.

The defending champions lost a few key players to graduation, including star guard Maddie DeLisle, but have not missed a beat, not losing a league contest in the last two seasons.

“We definitely lost a lot of seniors last year, but we had some core returners ready to fill in some different roles,” Corinth coach Kelly Hoertkorn said.

Corinth was clinging to a 37-31 lead heading to the final stanza, but Whitehall could not buy a basket during the opening minutes. Meanwhile Emily Dingmon scored eight of her team’s 12 points down the stretch to guide the Tomahawks to victory.

Dingmon finished with a game-high 26 points, while smooth-shooting freshman Whitney Cameron added 16. The pair combined for 22 of their team’s 25 second half points.

“We hit a spot where we didn’t hit any shots and we didn’t go to the ball hard in spots,” said Whitehall coach Boyd Hunt. “We need to go to the ball. We can’t wait for the ball to come to us.”

In the first quarter it looked like it might be the prototypical Whitehall game. Both teams were flashing their defense with the Railroaders managing to grab a 9-7 advantage.

The rims began to loosen up in the second quarter as both teams settled down. Corinth scored the first five points of the frame to go up 12-9. An old-fashioned 3-point play by Dingmon gave the Tomahawks an 18-11 lead.