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Moriah eliminated from state tourney

Vikings fall to Hoosic Valley

Hayley Waldron, who led Moriah in scoring this season, was held to two points as the Vikings lost to Hoosic Valley, 71-20, in the opening round of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls Class C tournament.

Hayley Waldron, who led Moriah in scoring this season, was held to two points as the Vikings lost to Hoosic Valley, 71-20, in the opening round of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls Class C tournament. Photo by Nancy Frasier.

The most successful season in Moriah girls basketball in three decades came to a crashing end March 6.

The Vikings lost to Hoosic Valley, 71-20, in the opening round of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls Class C tournament.

Hoosic jumped to a 2-4 lead and extended its advantage to 42-6 at the half as Moriah struggled to get the ball up court against pressure defense. The Vikings were forced into 20 turnovers in the half.

Hoosic Valley, 21-1 on the season and the second-ranked team in the state, got 14 points from Whitney Kugler. Cassidy Chapko added 11 points for the Section II champs.

Moriah, which won the Section VII championship for the first time since 1982, finishes the season with a 10-9 record.

Jasmine Callis, Brooke Sheffer and Val Wykes each scored four points to lead the Vikings.

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