Conference record drops to 3-3 with loss to Saints

(Jackson collected her second 30 point game of the season Wednesday, finishing with 33).

(Emerald Pett finished Wednesday's game with 10 points, two coming on this drive to the basket).

HERKIMER, NY – Unable to string together consecutive wins since the beginning of December, the Herkimer Generals women’s basketball team lost to North Country on Wednesday (1/20) 71-64.

Herkimer (7-7, 3-3) battled with the Saints throughout the first half, going into intermission down by two (30-28) despite North Country connecting on five three point field goals, going 3-for-4 in the first quarter alone.

The second half saw the Generals chip away at a nine point deficit (40-31) with 4:23 left in the third, riding Khristaijah Jackson for an 8-0 run until Emerald Pett (Utica, NY) tied the game at 41-41 with 1:51 remaining in the quarter. Jackson scored the final four points, going into the fourth quarter with a one point lead (45-44). Jackson finished the game with 33 points, her second 30 point game of the season.

In the fourth, Pett increased it to a three point deficit (47-44) for North Country, but the Saints recaptured the lead with seven minutes left and never looked back. It remained a one possession game throughout until the final two minutes.

Up next for the Generals is Hudson Valley on Saturday (1/23). The Vikings are 1-13 and losers of their last seven. Tipoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.


North Country 71, Herkimer Generals 64


North Country 30-28

SAINTS (9-9) Alexis Brice 20, Romeira Tucker 19, Sydney Craig 16, Nicole Blackburn 9, Sarah Slattery 3, Cardrica Theoc 2, Abby Barnes 2. Totals: 23-16-71

GENERALS (7-7, 3-3) Khristaijah Jackson 33, Taylor Mann 12, Emerald Pett 10, Angela Porcelli 7, Kristy Wallace 2. Totals: 22-13-64

3-Point Goals: Twins 9 (Brice 6, Tucker 3), Generals 5 (Mann 3, Porcelli 2) 

Next Game: 1/23 at Hudson Valley 1 p.m.

-Giorgio Varlaro

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