(Schenectady, NY)

Hoosick Falls outlasted Mohonasen 59-56 in the opening round of the Kirvin Cup. Madeline Walker and Logan Thayne combined to score 37 points for the Panthers. Hoosick Falls built on their tenacious second half play as they led at the end of the third frame and at the closing buzzer. 

The Panthers held a small 2-point lead at the start of the fourth quarter in a game that feature 20 lead changes. Sophie Estes steal and hoop gave the Panthers the lead for last time with less than thirty seconds left in the game.

Mohonasen held a slim 1-point margin at the start of the second quarter. 

The two squads struggled to grab a foothold as the teams went to the first half intermission with Hoosick Falls nudging ahead. Hoosick Falls played solid as a rock in the second frame turning a 1-point first quarter deficit into a 5-point halftime lead. 

Hoosick Falls had a trio of players players in double figure scoring. Madeline Walker paced Hoosick Falls with 19 points. Logan Thayne powered in 18 points. Sophie Estes netted 10 points. Marley McLellan tallied 8 points. 
The Panthers drilled 4 hoops from long range. 

Mohonasen placed three players in double figure scoring. Breanna Lott led Mohonasen with 22 points. Megan Hart collected 17 points. Isabella Petrocci dropped 10 points. 
Mohonasen buried 10 buckets from jimmer range. 
Breanna Lott made 4 three-pointers. Megan Hart added 3. 






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By Ed Bemiss