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Plattsburgh High's Marle Curle goes up for a shot Tuesday as Northern Adirondack's Taylor Durnin (10) and Aubrey Kerr (22) defend during a CVAC girls' basketball game. Curle reached a milestone, and her Hornets picked up a win. (P-R PHOTO/ROB FOUNTAIN)

Hornets' Curle reaches 1,000 points

By: KEITH KANE

ELLENBURG — Plattsburgh’s Marle Curle took to her varsity career like a storm when she hit the court for the first time in the 2009-10 season.

Curle scored three 3-point baskets that night in a loss to Franklin Academy and finished her season with an 11.7 points-per-game average. She has averaged double-digits in all four of her varsity seasons and on Tuesday connected on a personal milestone.


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With 13 seconds remaining in the second quarter, Curle scored on a right-handed layup to eclipse 1,000 points for her career in a 61-49 victory over Northern Adirondack in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls’ basketball.

“She deserves the thousand, but she is a complete player,” Hornets coach Joe Staves said. “She probably had five or six assists tonight, and she guarded their best player on defense.

“She always plays the other team’s best player, and she makes everyone else around her better. She gives 100 percent in every capacity, even practice. I have not coached a harder worker in practice than Marle Curle.”

Curle came into Tuesday’s contest needing 15 points to reach 1,000, and she totaled 29. After the first quarter she had connected on eight points, but her team trailed the Bobcats 13-12.

In the second quarter, Northern Adirondack continued its strong play, going up by as many as seven.

Curle, though, willed her team back as the Hornets pulled to within 28-27 on her 16th point of the night.

“I don’t really know how to express how I feel. Relief … happiness,” Curle said. “I am really excited.

“It definitely pays off all the work I put in during the offseason to get my 1,000th point. Getting the win really puts the icing on the cake.”

Curle kept things going in the second half and gave the Hornets the lead for good on a drive, but she received a huge helping hand from fellow senior Olivia Carlsson.

Carlsson connected on four 3-pointers in the game and finished with 20 points, 11 of those coming in the second half.

Ashley Marlow also played a key role in the second half as Plattsburgh was able to outscore the Bobcats 34-21. Marlow pulled down 10 rebounds to go with her eight points.

“Coach (Jessica Barnhart) has done a great job with NAC,” Staves said. “They hung with us and they’re aggressive. They have excellent, young players and they’re going to be a force to be reckoned with.

“I’m happy to get out of here with the win, personally.”

Taylor Durnin led the way for Northern Adirondack with 18 points and seven rebounds. Magan Magee chipped in with 12 points, while Rachael Venne tallied nine.

“They came out really strong,” Curle said. “I’m glad we were able to get the W.

“We’re going to take (the rest of the season) one step at a time and hope to keep improving every day.”

Curle had nine rebounds and a couple of steals.

“It was a great game,” Barnhart said. “We had the lead going into the half, and I thought the girls played hard.

“I couldn’t be happier for Marle. She is a great player and one of the hardest-working players I have ever seen. I am looking forward to how she does the rest of the season and am excited that she’ll get the opportunity to play at the next level in college basketball.”

“Northern Adirondack, Coach Barnhart and Mr. (Jephrey) Doorey are a class act,” Staves said. “Giving a game ball and flowers really made it a special night for Marle.”

Plattsburgh 61, NAC 49

Plattsburgh (61)

Curle 12-4-29, Carlsson 8-0-20, Keyser 1-0-2, Duquette 0-0-0, Dragoon 0-0-0, Marlow 4-0-8, Bedard 0-0-0, Carper 0-0-0, LaBarge 0-0-0, Miller 1-0-2. Totals: 26-4-61.

Northern Adirondack (49)

Magee 4-2-12, LaFountain 0-0-0, Scott 3-0-7, Durnin 8-1-18, Venne 3-3-9, Kerr 0-0-0, Brunell 0-0-0, Lashway 1-0-3, Warick 0-0-0. Totals: 19-6-49.

Plattsburgh 12 15 18 16 — 61

Northern Adirondack 13 15 11 10 — 49

3-point goals: Plattsburgh (5) Curle, Carlsson 4. Northern Adirondack (5) Magee 2, Scott, Durnin, Lashway.

JV: Plattsburgh won.

NAC

Chateaugay 36, Brushton-Moira 24

BRUSHTON — Makayla Fleury scored 11 points, 13 rebounds and four steals to lead the Bulldogs to victory.

Courtney Boyea added nine points for Chateaugay, and Hannah Cook had six points and five steals. Katie Beach grabbed five steals.

Arielle Gary scored seven points for Brushton-Moira, and Caitlyn Lapage pulled down 11 rebounds.

Chateaugay 36, Brushton-Moira 24

Chateaugay (36)

A. Beach 0-0-0, H. Cook 3-0-6, K. Beach 1-0-2, Boyea 4-0-9, Fleury 5-1-11, Miller 2-0-4, Charland 1-0-2, Barnes1-0-2, B. Cook 0-0-0. Totals: 17-1-36.

Brushton-Moira (24)

Dufrane 2-0-4, King 1-0-2, Fricke 2-2-6, Lapage 0-4-4, Gary 1-5-7, McCarthy 0-1-1, Trimm 0-0-0. Totals: 6-12-24.

Chateaugay 16 6 12 2 — 36

Brushton-Moira 7 11 1 5 — 24

3-point goals: Chateaugay (1), Boyea.

Boys

MVAC

Elizabethtown-Lewis 54, Lake Placid 36

LAKE PLACID — The Lions outscored the Blue Bombers 20-4 in the second quarter to pull away for a Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference boys’ game.

Charlie Huttig paced Elizabethtown-Lewis with 16 points. Zac Noka-Bailey had 13, and Cortland White scored 11.

Tarik Cecunjanin tossed in 11 for Lake Placid, Garrett Woodruff had 10 and Cody Porty chipped in nine.

E’town-Lewis 54, Lake Placid 36

Elizabethtown-Lewis (54)

Harwood 1-0-2, Huttig 6-1-16, Morris 2-2-7, White 4-2-11, LaPier 0-0-0, Noka-Bailey 5-3-13, Whalen 0-0-0, Denton 0-0-0, Plant 1-1-3, Marvin 1-0-2. Totals: 20-9-54.

Lake Placid (36)

Briggs 0-0-0, Cecunjanin 4-0-11, Casey DiNicola 0-0-0, Brandes 0-0-0, Ca. Porter 1-0-3, Co. Porter 4-0-9, Kordziel 1-2-4, Woodruff 2-6-10. Totals: 12-8-36.

Elizabethtown-Lewis 14 20 10 10 — 54

Lake Placid 9 4 15 8 — 36

3-point goals: Elizabethtown-Lewis (5), Huttig 3, Morris, White. Lake Placid (5), Cecunjanin (3), Ca. Porter, Co. Porter.

JV: Elizabethtown-Lewis won.

Mod: Elizabethtown-Lewis won.

Nonleague

Schroon Lake 54, Moriah 51 (OT)

PORT HENRY — The Vikings tied the game with one second left in regulation, Jeff Armstrong was clutch from the foul line in overtime to help the Wildcats pull out the win.

Armstrong went 4-for-4 from the line in the extra frame and finished with 10 points. Jesse Shaughnessy and Tanner Stone both scored 18 for Schroon Lake.

“It was a good game. Back and forth,” Moriah coach Brian Cross said. “We got up by 12 or so in the third, and then they made some threes in third and the fourth and came back and took the lead.

“We battled back and took it to overtime, but we couldn’t finish it.”

Derek Brassard led the Vikings with 18 points. Ryan Shpur scored 17, and Tyler Pratt added nine.

Schroon Lake 54, Moriah 51 (OT)

Schroon Lake (54)

Rose 0-0-0, Stone 7-1-18, DeZalia 1-0-2, A. Shaughnessy 2-0-6, J. Shaughnessy 6-6-18, Armstrong 2-6-10, C. Maisonville 0-0-0, J. Maisonville 0-0-0. Totals: 18-13-54.

Moriah (51)

Calkins 0-2-2, Pratt 3-1-9, Shpur 8-1-17, Jaquish 1-2-4, Brassard 6-2-18, Marcotte 1-0-2, Mero 0-0-0. Totals: 19-8-51.

Schroon Lake 7 6 16 19 6 — 54

Moriah 6 13 17 12 3 — 51

3-point goals: Schroon Lake (5), Stone 3, A. Shaughnessy 2. Moriah (6), Brassard 4, Pratt 2.

Mod: Moriah won.

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