Girls basketball: Holland Patent edges New Hartford in thriller

New Hartford girls basketball opens their season with a heartbreaking loss at home.

The Spartans came up short in a thrilling back-and-forth affair with Holland Patent 60-58.  The Golden Knights were leading 58-56 late in the fourth quarter when Kaia Henderson hit a running floater while being fouled to tie the game, but would miss the go-ahead free throw.

On the ensuing Holland Patent possession, Makenna Reinold scored on an uncontested layup to put the Golden Knights back in front.

Abby Buchholz would miss a potential game-winning 3-pointer allowing Holland Patent to hold on for the win.

Elsewhere in girls basketball, Oriskany gets past Herkimer on the road 40-35, Adriondack gets the 43-33 win over Little Falls, Clinton beats Westmoreland 46-29, Frankfort-Schuyler edges Sherburne-Earlville 33-29 and Sauquoit Valley falls short against Poland 56-41.

In boys basketball, West Canada Valley beats Mount Markham 62-50 behind 17 points from Matt Tobin.


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