QUEENSBURY - In a recent critical Adirondack League matchup, the Lake George Girls Basketball Team demonstrated why their coaches have annually pitted them against far larger, talented squads early on every season. During the recent holiday break, Lake George was pitted against such A-teams as Queensbury, South Glens Falls and Greenwich.
Weathering such battles - and learning how to apply every ounce of talent and energy to survive, the Warrior players not only gain skills and hone their reflexes, but the games in the Adirondack League become less of a challenge.
Jan. 5 during an ACC Adirondack Jamboree game versus Hartford, Lake George put such experience to work. They crushed the Tanagers 39-19 with a vicious defense and solid team play.
Caroline Murphy exemplified the effort of all the team members. She recorded eight steals and two blocks in the victory, which began with a 7-0 lead. After the Tanagers fought back and contained the Warriors for a stretch, the Lake George girls responded with a 14-5 advantage in the second quarter.
With the win, Lake George improved to 5-1 in the league and 5-4 overall. Hartford slipped back to 4-2 in the league and 5-2 overall. Sophomore Relief player Hahnah Saroff led all scorers with 10 points, a Varsity career high. The talented guard also tallied eight rebounds and three steals. Brittany Baker contributed nine points and Kelly Flaherty added seven, and Caroline Murphy tallied six. Amanda Chambers, Courtney Laczko and Melanie Ferris each added two and Chelsea Sipowicz chipped in a foul shot.
Lake George 47,
Salem Central 24
SALEM -- Lake George combined savvy passing and solid defense to defeat Salem Jan. 7 in a decisive 47-24 victory.
Key to the win was a 13-2 effort put forth by the Warriors in the the third quarter.
In the victory, Warrior Caroline Murphy led all players with 23 points and Brittany Baker contributed 12. Kelly Flaherty and Chelsea Sipowicz contributed four points apiece, Amanda Chambers added two, and Hahnah Saroff and Melanie Ferris each chipped in a foul shot.
With the win, Lake George advanced to 6-1 in the Adirondack League and 6-4 overall. Salem dropped to 2-5 and 2-6 respectively. The Warriors' Junior Varsity won their matchup.