Boys earn second league win

T he Granville boys basketball team picked up its second Wasaren League victory of the season Friday night, defeating the Cambridge Indians 65-47.

Granville received strong contributions from its starting five, who combined to score 63 of the team’s 65 points.

Matt Fuller scored a team-high 18 points and was one of three players to reach double figures in scoring. Jacob Young added 15 points and Trace Bourn chipped in with 14 points. Fellow starters Bailey Pratt and Cordell Kilburn each scored 8 points apiece.

Chris Warnke scored a game-high 22 points for Cambridge, which also had three players reach double figures in scoring. Caleb Rowland scored 11 points and Max McNeil had 10.

Granville’s offense was clicking on all cylinders in the first half of Friday’s game as the team scored 41 first half points, including 22 in the first quarter.

The Indians clamped down defensively in the third quarter, holding Granville to only eight points, but the Golden Horde answered back with 16 points in the final quarter to preserve the win and sweep the season series versus Cambridge.

On Feb. 4, Granville traveled to Hoosic Valley, where despite a solid night offensively, fell to the Indians 82-64.

The Indians were led by center John Rooney, who matched his career high with 46 points, including 11 of 12 from the charity stripe.

Granville got strong games from Young, who scored 25 points, and Fuller hit four 3-pointers on his way to a 20 point game. Kilburn chipped in with 10 points.

The Horde played well offensively, hitting seven 3-pointers in the game, but couldn’t find an answer for Rooney. In two games against Granville this season, Rooney has combined to score 81 points.

The Indians outscored Granville 44-32 in the first half and put the game away with a 23-point third quarter. Granville played well in the fourth quarter, outscoring Hoosic Valley 17-15.

On Saturday, Granville hosted Mechanicville in a rescheduled from earlier in the season and despite a second half rally, the Horde fell 59-51.

Fuller led Granville with 19 points and received strong play from Young, who hit four 3-pointers, en route to a 14-point effort. Bourn chipped in with 8 points.

The Red Raiders held Granville to only 21 first half points. The Horde answered rallied in the fourth quarter, scoring 19 points, but were unable to close the gap.

Granville (2-9, 4-11) travels to Hoosick Falls tomorrow night and hosts North Warren Monday at 7:30 p.m. Monday’s game against Stillwater was canceled because of snow. A make-up date had not yet been determined when the paper went to press.

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