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Take away Joseph Girard III setting a new all-time Section II scoring record Thursday night and the Glens Falls guard still had a performance to remember.

He hit 12 3-pointers, tying the Section II record and scored 50 points for the third consecutive time.

After dropping an early season game to Scotia on Dec. 19, the Indians have won six straight and look positioned to repeat as Foothills Council champions after a commanding 89-57 win at Schuylerville.

Girard is the clear focus of Glens Falls’ attack but his supporting cast is holding its own also.

Trent Girard has hit 29 3-pointers on the year, including 11 in his last three games and is becoming a reliable shooter that Joseph Girard can pass to when double and triple teamed.

Defensively, Glens Falls looked as good as it had all year on Monday. The Indians played tight perimeter defense all night, was solid on rotations and did not let Schuylerville’s size in the post become a factor.

With Glens Falls playing lockdown defense and Girard scoring from all over, the Indians could be nearing its peak play at just the right time.

In the same game, Schuylerville was led by 27 points from Paul Harshbarger. The junior guard knocked down five 3-pointers and is averaging 12 points per game this season.

The Black Horses are grouped with Queensbury and Amsterdam in the standings and the second half of the season should bring several close games.

Lastly, Queensbury got guard Cam Bleibtrey back from a right arm injury. He only missed one game but the lengthy winter break surely helped his recovery.

Bleibtrey scored 13 points in his return and the Spartans beat Johnstown 73-68 on Tuesday.



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