Horde girls win play-in

G ranville plays in, meets Valley

The Granville Golden Horde girls basketball team took an early advantage and made it last to crate up the Cobleskill Bulldogs, 47-34, and advance into the Class B playoffs and face the second-seeded Hoosic Valley Indians.

Emily Fuller scored 15 points and Heather Chapman dropped a double-double for the Horde with 10 points and 10 rebounds along with nine points from Meghan O’Brien in the victory.  

Head Coach Lance Jordan said the Bulldogs let Granville in early by inexplicably attempting to play the team man-to-man, allowing Granville to run out to a 14-9 first quarter advantage and a 24-14 half-time lead.

“It kind of shocked the coach and I, because after tonight Emily has scored 385 points, second or third in scoring in section two total-wise,” Jordan said. Allowing Fuller some freedom to move around and score and draw the rest of the offense into the game kept the Horde in the lead for most of the game.

After the half, the Bulldogs went to the “box and one” defense most teams have used against Granville all season with the focus on Fuller and the other four defenders playing an area, Jordan said.

Fortunately, as must happen for the team to win when facing this defense others stepped up to score for Granville.

Alyssa Scott had five points. Lauren Nelson scored four points; Darian Chapman and Hunter Bassett each added two points. Along with O’Brien, Bassett took care of rebounding duties not already handled by Heather Chapman. 

Although Granville went a little cold shooting after the half and allowed Cobleskill to creep back in and stay close, the Horde kept the Bulldogs from making the comeback. O’Brien had a number of blocks. Fuller added some “timely” steals and Chapman’s rebounds helped seal the deal, Jordan said.

“When teams box-and-one us it takes our whole team because Emily’s not going to get her average of 20 points. They just key on her so it was huge; Heather Chapman played the best I’ve seen her play all season,” Jordan said. “We’re excited, so now we get one more.”

The win halted a skid that started after the Horde’s last win on Jan. 22 when the team upset Schuylerville, 45-39.

Cobleskill  9 5 10 10 – 34

Granville  14 10 7 16 – 47

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