Defense leads way for girls in win

A dominating defensive performance led the Whitehall girls basketball team past Hadley-Luzerne 36-16 last Wednesday.

The Railroaders limited the Eagles to a total of four points in the game’s first three quarters to and led 33-4 entering the four quarter.

Rebecca Lavin scored a season high 18 points for the Railroaders who got five points apiece from Victoria Christian and Ashley Davis.

Cassandra Termaine and Maddy Brady led the Eagles with four points each.

Whitehall played well at the beginning of each half, outscoring Hadley-Luzerne 16-1 in the first quarter and 12-0 in the third quarter.

The game was played at SUNY Adirondack as part of the annual Adirondack League showcase.

The trend of strong defensive play continued on Monday as Whitehall squeaked by North Warren 26-25.

The Railroaders jumped out to a 20-18 halftime lead and held North Warren in check in the second half to hold on for the narrow victory.

Rebecca Lavin led Whitehall with 11 points. North Warren’s Amber Frasier scored a game high 13 points, hitting three 3 pointers.

Whitehall scored 10 points in each of the first two quarters but managed to net only six points in the second half. Fortunately for the Railroaders, their defense was up to the task, limiting North Warren to seven second half points.

With the win, the Railroaders improve to 4-4 in the Adirondack League and 5-4 overall.

They are at home tomorrow against Bolton.

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