Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Game Preview: Fort Edward vs. Moriah

NYSPHSAA Class D Regional Semifinals
Fort Edward Flying Forts vs. Moriah Vikings - 6PM at SUNY Plattsburgh's Fieldhouse

Press Republican Preview
Post-Star Preview

If Fort Edward wants to make it back to the Hudson Valley Community College next week, they need to do something no other team has done so far this season.

Beat the Moriah Vikings.

The Moriah Vikings come out of the Northern Athletic Conference Division II with a 19-0 record after beating Elizabethtown-Lewis 46-26 in the Section 7 title game.  They are led by Madison Stahl, who scored 11 points in the title game.  She has a 15.2ppg average.

Taylor Sprague and Sarah Slattery are also key contributors, both with better than 7 points per game.  Slattery scored 11 points in the game against Elizabethtown.  And you have to watch out for Lauren Cross, who developed into a 3-point threat with her four 3's on Saturday for a total of 14 points.

The Vikings outscored Elizabethtown 17-1 in the 1st Quarter, a start that Fort Edward needs to be prepared for.

The Flying Forts had to survive a surge by the Fort Ann Cardinals in their title game on Saturday, prevailing 43-39.  Alexis Thomas led the Flying Forts with 18 points, and Brittany Sardina scored 7.  For the season, Thomas leads the Forts with 15 points per game, and Sardina is their second top scorer, with a 8.8 point average.

Kali Knapp is the Forts best three point threat, dropping 23 from beyond the arch this season.

For the Flying Forts to make it to the Regional finals game this Saturday at SUNY Canton, they need to put together a team effort, and to prevent the Vikings from coming out hot out of the gate.  A 17-1 first quarter in this kind of game will be devastating for the Forts.

Coverage of this game will be available on 1230 FOX Sports Radio beginning at 5:45PM.

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