D espite dropping its last two regular season games, the Granville Golden Horde* boys basketball team will head to the post season. Head Coach Duane Dodge said last week the team will compete in a sectional game despite a losing streak down the stretch resulting from numerous injuries among the starting five. Granville will find out Wednesday whom they will face in the sectional game.
*The Wednesday announcement has the Granville Golden Horde travelleing to Mechanicville to take on Stillwater. Granville has lost both head-to-head match ups this season to the Warriors.
Friday night against Greenwich the Horde fell, 56-29, to end the season at 5-14 overall. John Manchester led Granville’s scoring with 10 points, Tim Perry had six points; Kyle Rathbun had five points and Ricky Prevost had two points while Jared Beattie, Jamie Hicks and Matt Tatko scored a point each. Three-loss Greenwich had three players in double figures with a game-high 21 points, including five three-pointers from Josh May.
On Feb. 9 an injury-depleted Golden Horde squad fell, 70-25, in Wasaren League competition at second place Hoosick Valley. Kyle Rathbun led Granville scorers with nine points; Jared Beattie, Matt Tatko and Ricky Prevost each chipped in three points as Granville put just one starter on the floor who began the season as a part of the starting five.
Rathbun and Tatko each had a three-pointer. John Manchester, Sam McDermott and Tim Perry each scored two; Evan Young was held scoreless for the first time on the season.
Granville 6 4 7 8 – 25
Hoosick Falls 19 12 22 17 – 70
Greenwich 21 7 18 10 – 56
Granville 12 6 6 5 – 29