Big day for Whitehall basketball teams

M onday turned out to be an excellent evening for Whitehall basketball, as both the boys and girls posted victories against North Warren.

The girls continued to get balanced scoring in their 50-41 home victory. Kattie Paddock, the team’s leading scorer, had 13 points and sophomore Brittney Putorti scored 12 as the Railroaders improved to 4-9 overall and 4-7 in Adirondack League play. Paige Mason scored 12 and Lauren Martell added eight for Whitehall, which took control early with a 17-4 first-quarter edge.

Kiera Warner of North Warren led all scorers with 20 points and four three-pointers. North Warren is 5-8 and 4-7.

James Tisi, the leading three-point shooter in the Adirondack League and one of the tops in Section II, hit five three-pointers and scored 24 points as the boys posted a 60-49 victory over North Warren. Josh Hoagland scored nine points. Brian Cook had eight. A.J. Ricketts had seven and Richard Tisi scored six. Whitehall is 3-10 overall and 2-9 in league play. Benn Warren scored 15 and Travis Monroe had 14 for North Warren, which is 1-12 overall and 0-10 in league play.

Friday, the Railroaders dropped a 71-60 decision to Fort Ann, despite rallying from a 22-point deficit to tie the game.

Richard Tisi hit on six three-point attempts and finished with 22 points. James Tisi scored 11 with a pair of three-pointers. Hoagland scored 10 and Cook had nine. Robert Sprague scored 33 points for the Cardinals, who are 10-3 and 9-2.

The Whitehall girls dropped a 59-37 decision to the Cardinals, who are 11-2 and 9-2. Paddock scored 12, Mason 11 and Putorti six for the Railroaders. Katie White had 16 for Fort Ann, which beat Whitehall for the second time this season.

The two teams were scheduled to play Argyle Tuesday, but those games were postponed by snow. The boys host Hartford Friday, while the girls are on the road. Next week, the Railroaders play Salem and Fort Edward.

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