Lake George 55,
Fort Edward 38
FORT EDWARD - Lake George employed a late offensive attack Jan. 29 to defeat Fort Edward 55-38 and boost their Adirondack League record in girls basketball.
With the win, Lake George is now 8-2 in the League, 8-5 overall.
The Warriors experienced tough competition from the Forts, who closed out the third period trailing by a slim 30-28 margin.
But the Warriors got into gear for the final minutes, outscoring the Forts 24-8 to seal the victory.
Sara Anderson led the way with a game-high 16 points. The balanced effort featured Kelly Flaherty contributing 12 points and Caroline Murphy adding 11, Brittany Baker scoring eight - including a three-pointer, Chelsea Sipowicz six, and Erin Blunt two.
Whitehall stays undefeated
North Warren 25
CHESTERTOWN - Adirondack League star Brittany St. Clair of Whitehall and her teammates worked in concert to keep their team undefeated as the Railroaders beat North Warren 56-25.
Whitehall launched their effort with a 15-2 first quarter, setting the tone for the game.
Their defense smothered the Cougars' top shooters, allowing teammate Junior Morgan Tennyson step up into the spotlight with a team-high eight points, which included two three-pointers. She was followed by Kiera Warner with five points, Lindsey Meade with four, Laura Fahey, Katherine Andonucci and Cassie Maday with two apiece, and Sarah Erickson and Kelsey Hamblin with one each.
North Warren drops a notch to 5-6 in the Adirondack League, 8-6 overall, the best record in years for the Cougars.
Fort Ann 49,
WARRENSBURG - The Burghers showed their grit and athletic potential when they nearly upset Fort Ann Jan. 29, a game which ended in a 49-43 overtime defeat.
Breanna Moore and Kayla Bancroft combined for 36 points to lead Fort Ann to the win Jan. 29 over Warrensburg.
The Burghers tough defense prompted the Cardinals to hit three treys from afar.
Propelled by a 16-9 start, the Burghers led until the fourth quarter, when Fort Ann forced an overtime.
Senior Forward Kate Taddeo and Eighth Grade Guard Brittany DeCrescente tallied eight points apiece for the Burghers. They were assisted by Sophomore Ashlie Morehouse with six, Sophomore Jaci O'Brien with four and Sophomore Tessa Acuna with three. Four other teammates hit two points in the balanced effort.
LAKE LUZERNE - Bolton's offense stalled in the third quarter but exploded in the fourth to defeat Hadley-Luzerne 27-23 in a defensive battle on the hardwoods Jan. 25.
Bolton's 10-point resurgence in the last stanza secured the non-league win.
Danielle St. Amour led Bolton with 10 points, followed by Dominique Jean Servelli with eight, Grace Cady with four, and Charlotte Caldwell with three and Alana Peterson with two. Bolton is now 6-6 overall for the 2009-10 season.