Harpursville comes up short in state semis

By wbng sports

March 15, 2014 Updated Mar 16, 2014 at 6:56 PM EDT

Troy, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Harpursville got as close as six, but Hoosic Valley held on to hand the Hornets their first loss of the season 55-44 in the Class C girls basketball state semifinals at Hudson Valley Community College on Saturday.

Hoosic Valley took the lead in the first quarter, and never relinquished it on its way to a berth in the state title game.

"I love those girls like they're my daughters, but they got out-played. They got out-hustled," head coach Kurt Ehrensbeck said after. "That's going to happen, we just waited until game 24 to see that happen."

It was Harpursville's third trip to the state final four in the last four years, but this year is the only one where the Hornets failed to reach the state finals.

Senior Miranda Drummond finished her high school career with 25 points in the loss. She led all scorers for the game.

Harpursville finishes the season at 23-1.

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