LAKE GEORGE — Sure, it was a non-league game. But the opponent was Hoosick Falls of the Wasaren League, so it would be a good test for Lake George.
The Warriors pulled away in the final minutes for a 55-45 girls basketball victory on Wednesday. Lake George improved to 6-2 overall.
Graceann Bennett finished with 25 points and 15 rebounds despite being limited to five minutes per quarter. She’s been playing with limitations since returning from a knee surgery.
“She was very productive in the minutes she was out on the court,” coach Rob Tefft said.
Nikki Hladik added 15 points and 12 rebounds, and that was important for Tefft, who is looking for a more balanced team effort.
“She had a nice game, plus a block,” the coach said. “We need kids to step up and be more consistent.”
Hoosick Falls had a 13-9 lead after the first quarter, but the Warriors took the lead in the second quarter. It was a back-and-forth game in the second half before the Warriors pulled away, helped by a key Hladik field goal.
“Any time you play a Wasaren League team, it’s important for teams in our league, without a doubt,” Tefft said. “They didn’t have their big kid (the injured Logan Thayne), but regardless of that, it was an important game for us as we move forward in the second half of the year. It’s a nice win to put under our belt.”
Grace Wysocki led Hoosick Falls with a 12-point effort.