Quantcast

Burghers win two despite opponents' late surges

Against North Warren, the Burghers dominated the first and third quarters, 10-2 and 10-0 as they did against Salem, but struggled in the even-numbered stanzas. In the final quarter, Warrensburg's margin shrank as North Warren responded with a 16 points to the Burgher's 10.

Over the entire four quarters, senior Mercedes Maltbie scored 14 points, Jen Durkin added 8 points, and Carol White tallied six points and the same number of steals, followed by 4 points for Teagan Rafferty. Aerealia Simpers and Kaitlyn May added 2 each.

The Burgher defense held North Warren sharp-shooter Ashley Schloss to 4 points, while her teammate Katherine Andonucci scored 10 points and grabbed 21 rebounds. Adding to the effort for the Cougars were Lindsey Meade with 4 points and two apiece for Morgan Tennyson, both Sophomores, and likewise for Juniors Sarah Erickson, Kelsey Hamblin and Laura Fahey.

The Burghers' defensive strengths are crucial to winning upcoming games, considering that virtually all the 2009 opponents have a height advantage.

"Our defense will have to pressure the ball so opponents have a hard time getting inside," Smith said.

The Burghers were readying Monday to go against the hard-charging Lake George Warriors Wednesday, and are scheduled to play at home against Argyle on Friday, followed by a matchup next Wednesday against Hadley- Luzerne.

North Warren was beaten Monday by Schroon Lake 51-23, with Cougars Katherine Andonucci the top scorer for her team with 10 points, followed by 7 by Kelsey Hamblin.

The Cougars were scheduled to meet up with Hadley-Luzerne Wednesday, followed by Salem Friday and Corinth at home next Wednesday.

The Burghers' defensive strengths are crucial to winning upcoming games, considering that virtually all the 2009 opponents have a height advantage.

"Our defense will have to pressure the ball so opponents have a hard time getting inside," Smith said.

0
Vote on this Story by clicking on the Icon

Comments

Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Sign in to comment