T heWhitehall boy’s basketball team is still seeking their first win after they fell to Warrensburg 52-33 on the Burghers’ home court Friday night.
Warrensburg combined a stingy defense with some opportunistic scoring as they raced out to an 18-4 lead in the first quarter on their way to a 30-14 lead at the half.
Hunter Werner and Corey Chadwell scored 14 points apiece and Tyler Williams added 10 points to lead the way for Warrensburg.
Freshman point Justin Hoagland had his best offensive performance of the season, scoring a game high 16 points.
The Railroaders fell behind early and were unable to overcome a 14 point deficit after the first quarter.
Whitehallplayed better in the second quarter as they scored 10 points and limited Warrensburg to 12 points.
However, that was undone by a four point third quarter and the Railroaders trailed43-18 after threequarters of play.
Whitehallplayed better in the fourth quarter, scoring 15 points, their highest total of the game, and limiting Warrensburg to single digit scoring, but it wasn’t enough.
Josh Hoagland had six points on two three point shots and Troy Nichols scored four points and had a number of rebounds forWhitehallwho dropped to 0-4 on the season.
The Railroader will not turn their sight to hosting the annual Holiday Tournament which kicks off tomorrow (Dec. 23).
Poultney and Fair Haven will square off in the first game at6 p.m.andWhitehallwill play Adirondack League rivalFortEdwardin the second game at7:30 p.m.
After a weekend of holiday bliss, the tournament resumes on Monday, Dec. 26.
The losers from the first two games will play in a consolation game at6 p.m.with the championship slated for7:30 p.m.
The junior varsity teams will also participate in the tournament. The games will follow the same format as their varsity counterparts with Fair Haven and Poultney playing at3 p.m.and Fort Edward and Whitehall set to begin around 4:30 p.m.
Monday’s junior varsity games will be held at 3 and4:30 p.m.