Cougars win NWCS Holiday Tournament

CHESTERTOWN - The Cougar Girls Basketball Team established a commanding 21-4 first-half lead to beat Schroon Lake 43-33 and capture the title in last week's North Warren Holiday tournament.

Schroon Lake rallied late with 21 points in the fourth quarter, but North Warren had already piled up the winning margin. Sophomore Sensation Kiera Warner scored a game-high 21 points in the title game, and she was backed up by Junior Lindsey Meade with 10 points and Senior Katherine Andonucci, Senior Kelsey Hamblin and Junior Morgan Tennyson with four each.

Warner and Kelsey Hamblin were named to the All-Tournament team.

With this Dec. 30 win, the Cougars are now 4-3 for the season, the best record in years.

In the tournament's prior first-round matchup, the Cougars beat Johnsburg, 58-20.

Hot-handed Kiera Warner, a Sophomore, sank 24 points to lead the Cougars, and Senior Kelsey Hamblin was aggressive in her floor play, grabbing 14 rebounds as well as scoring 6 points. In this balanced effort, Sophomore Cassie Maday contributed 8 points, Junior Lindsey Meade hit seven, Junior Alana Kilcullen sank five, Senior Laura Fahey aided with four, Chantal Millington and Morgan Tennyson, two points apiece. Millington, a Sophomore guard, was elevated from Junior Varsity for this game.

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