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Crouse helps Fort Plain edge OESJ

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville's Alexis Klock (11) looks for a steal during Wednesday's Montgomery County League girls basketball game against Fort Plain at Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville. (Photo contributed by Jon Rathbun/Times Telegram)

ST. JOHNSVILLE — Erin Crouse sank a pair of free throws with 12 seconds remaining to lift Fort Plain to a 22-20 victory over Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville in a Montgomery County League girls basketball game Wednesday.

It was the first win for the Lady Hilltoppers since the 2016-17 season, a 42-27 victory over Duanesburg on Feb. 1, 2017. Fort Plain went 0-18 overall last season after not fielding a varsity team in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

Crouse finished with a team-high 10 points for Fort Plain (1-3 overall), while Tiffany Hazzard finished with six points. Sarah Vanasse (4 points) and Marissa Wilder (2 points) were the only other players to score for the Lady Hilltoppers, who led 10-7 at the half.

Anderson Eggleston scored 10 points to lead Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville, while Sydney Eggleston has six points. Alexis Klock was the only other player to score for the Lady Wolves, finishing with four points.

OESJ (0-3 overall) is scheduled to travel to Amsterdam on Friday for a 5 p.m. contest, while Fort Plain is slated to travel to Amsterdam today for a 5 p.m. game.

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville's Sydney Eggleston (15) dribbles up the court as she is trailed by OESJ's Alexis Klock (11) and Fort Plain's Tiffany Hazzard (24) during Wednesday's Montgomery County League girls basketball game at Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville. (Photo contributed by Jon Rathbun/Times Telegram)

Fort Plain 22, Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville 20

Fort Plain 4 6 6 6 — 22

OESJ 6 1 8 5 — 20

Fort Plain

Wilder 1-0-2, Crouse 3-4-10, Hazzard 2-2-6, Vanasse 2-0-4. Totals 8-6-22.

Fort Plain's Erin Crouse goes up for a shot during Wednesday's Montgomery County League girls basketball game at Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville. (Photo contributed by Jon Rathbun/Times Telegram)

Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville

A. Eggleston 4-2-10, Klock 2-0-4, S. Eggleston 1-4-6. Totals 7-6-20.

3-point goals: None.

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