Basketball

Graney's shot lifts Sentinels over Vikings

TICONDEROGA — Mike Graney nailed a 3-pointer in the final seconds Thursday night and the Ticonderoga boys outlasted Moriah 61-58 in Northern Basketball League play, handing the Vikings their first Division II loss of the season.

Moriah overcame a slow start and rallied to tie the game at 58 with 18 seconds left in regulation.

“Graney was able to get open and get a great look at a three,” Ticonderoga coach Joe Defayette said. “He knocked it down for the lead and the win.

“Moriah took a desperation three at the buzzer and missed.”

Everything was looking good in the first half for the Sentinels, who jumped out to a 40-27 halftime lead.

“Moriah tightened its defense in the second half, forcing us into some tough shots,” Defayette said. “They chipped away and were able to tie the game with three minutes left, and it went back-and-forth after that.”

Ty Denno led Ticonderoga with 17 points, while Anthony DuShane added 12, Quentin Austin nine and Graney eight.

Adam Jaquish tossed in a game-high 23 points for Moriah. Jarrod MacDougal was next with 17, and Taylor Slattery added 11.

“I’m proud of the way we battled tonight,” Defayette said. “Adam Jaquish, MacDougal and Slattery all played great for Moriah. Jaquish was unstoppable, pulling down nine rebounds and blocking eight shots. Slattery added 11 rebounds and five assists.”

Ticonderoga 61, Moriah 58

Moriah (58)

Slattery 5-0-11, MacDougal 5-5-17, Pratt 1-0-2, Gilbo 0-3-3, A. Jaquish 10-3-23, Larrow 0-0-0, R. Jaquish 1-0-2, Clarke 0-0-0. Totals: 22-11-58.

Ticonderoga (61)

Austin 4-0-9, Graney 3-0-6, Cook 1-0-2, Donohue 1-1-3, Hughes 1-2-4, Wiktorko 1-1-3, Denno 7-2-17, DuShane 3-6-12, Nielsen 1-0-3. Totals: 22-12-61.

Moriah 12 15 18 13 — 58

Ticonderoga 18 22 12 9 — 61

3-point goals: Moriah (3): MacDougal 2; Slattery. Ticonderoga (5): Graney 2; Austin; Denno; Nielsen.

JV: Ticonderoga won.

Modified: Ticonderoga won.

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WESTPORT 47, ELIZABETHTOWN-LEWIS 39

ELIZABETHTOWN — Anderson Gay tossed in 14 points and Ryan Davis followed with 13 as the Eagles defeated the Lions.

John Doyle chipped in with eight points and Sam Napper seven for Westport.

The Eagles came out strong defensively, holding Elizabethtown-Lewis to just two points in the first quarter while taking a 15-2 advantage.

The Lions held in there and trailed 42-34 going into the fourth. Both teams scored just five points each in the stanza.

Cortland White and Zac Noka-Bailey scored 11 points apiece for the Lions.

Westport 47, Elizabethtown-Lewis 39

Westport (47)

Gay 5-0-14, Moricette 0-0-0, Doyle 4-0-8, Davis 5-2-13, Mero 1-3-5, King 0-0-0, Napper 3-1-7. Totals: 18-6-47.

Elizabethtown-Lewis (39)

Denton 0-0-0, Harwood 2-0-4, Morris 0-0-0, White 5-0-11, LaPier 2-3-7, Whalen 0-0-0, Noka-Bailey 5-1-11, Marvin 2-0-6, Farrell 0-0-0, Denton 0-0-0. Totals: 16-4-39.

Westport 15 14 13 5 — 47

E’town-Lewis 2 16 16 5 — 39

3-point goals: Westport (5) Gay 4, Davis. Elizabethtown-Lewis (3) Marvin 2, White.

JV: Elizabethtown-Lewis won.

Modified: Elizabethtown-Lewis won.

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Willsboro 47, Chazy 33

WILLSBORO — Nick Arnold had 27 points and nine rebounds, helping the Warriors pull away in the second half.

“We played well on defense,” Willsboro coach Jim Spring said. “We were able to hold Chazy to single digits in three quarters.”

Seth Swires added five points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Warriors.

Alec LaPierre played a strong game down low for the Eagles, totaling 14 points.

Willsboro 47, Chazy 33

Chazy (33)

Guay 3-0-6, Brothers 2-1-5, O’Conner 1-0-2, Gravelle 1-0-2, Hemmingway 0-0-0, Lapierre 7-0-14, Genier 0-0-0, Provost 2-0-4. Totals: 16-1-33.

Willsboro (47)

Arnold 11-3-27, Pierson 4-3-11, Murphy 0-0-0, Swires 2-0-5, Cross 0-1-1, Hubbard 1-1-3, Co. Pierce 0-0-0, Ch. Pierce 0-0-0, McVicker 0-0-0. Totals: 18-8-47.

Chazy 8 8 6 11 — 33

Willsboro 7 14 12 14 — 47

3-point goals: Willsboro (3) Arnold 2, Swires.

JV: Willsboro won.

Modified: Willsboro won.

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Northeastern Clinton 60, Northern Adirondack 45

ELLENBURG — The Cougars smothered the Bobcats in the second quarter, outscoring Northern Adirondack by a 14-3 margin.

Jon Filion was Northeastern Clinton’s high-point man, finishing with 24 points.

“I was very happy with our boys (Thursday), and they were happy with themselves,” Bobcats coach Nate Bilow said. “We lost to a better team (Thursday). But we never gave up. We had a short halftime talk, not about the game, but about having heart and not caving in, particularly at home.

“At one point, we cut the lead down to just nine in the second half. We played well (Thursday), and we’re all very pleased with the direction we are heading as a team.”

Northern Adirondack’s Ethan King (15) and Josh Juntunen (14) combined for 29 points.

Northeastern Clinton 60, Northern Adirondack 45

Northeastern Clinton (60)

Brown 0-0-0, LaFave 2-1-5, Dragoon 0-0-0, Boutin 3-0-8, Tetreault 2-1-6, Begore 2-0-5, Khater 4-0-9, Filion 11-2-24, Murphy 1-1-3, Grimshaw 0-0-0. Totals: 25-5-60.

Northern Adirondack (45)

Lafountain 0-0-0, LaBarge 0-0-0, King 5-4-15, Juntunen 5-2-14, Peryea 0-2-2, Smart 3-0-6, Kerr 2-0-5, Velasquez 0-0-0, Cross 1-0-3, Cayea 0-0-0. Totals: 16-8-45.

Northeastern Clinton 19 14 11 16 — 60

Northern Adirondack 14 3 12 16 — 45

3-point goals: Northeastern Clinton (5) Boutin 2, Tetreault, Begore, Khater. Northern Adirondack (5) King, Juntunen 2, Kerr, Cross.

JV: Northeastern Clinton won.

Modified: Northern Adirondack won.

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PLATTSBURGH 62, SARANAC LAKE 40

SARANAC LAKE — The Hornets jumped out to a 34-18 lead at the half and were never in trouble.

Plattsburgh expanded its lead to 52-26 after three.

Taoufik Maknani led the Hornets with 17 points, while Robert Matthews added 12 and Garrett Frady, 11.

Carl Bevilacqua paced the Red Storm with 13 points, and Devin Cowan followed with nine.

Plattsburgh 62, Saranac Lake 40

Plattsburgh (62)

Frady 4-3-11, Eban 0-0-0, Maknani 7-3-17, Serano 1-0-3, Racine 1-0-2, Desrocher 1-0-2, Channell 2-0-5, Hughey 3-2-8, Follmer 1-0-2, Matthews 6-0-12. Totals: 26-8-62.

Saranac Lake (40)

Ecret 2-0-4, Bevilacqua 4-5-13, Fischer 2-3-7, Webb 0-0-0, Karp 0-2-2, Cowan 3-2-9, Hobbs 1-0-2, Cross 0-2-2, Olsen 0-1-1. Totals: 12-15-40.

Plattsburgh 17 17 18 10 — 62

Saranac Lake 6 12 8 14 — 40

3-point goals: Plattsburgh (2) Serano, Channell. Saranac Lake (1) Cowan.

JV: Saranac Lake won.

Modified: Plattsburgh High won.

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KEENE 71INDIAN LAKE/LONG LAKE 62

LONG LAKE — The Orange came out on fire, taking a 25-4 lead after one.

The Beavers, however, outscored the hosts by a combined 67-37 the rest of the way to make up the early 21-point deficit.

Austin Brown led Keene with 24 points and was followed by Colton Venner with 21. The two combined to hit seven 3-pointers.

Gabe Warner and Brandon Dumas chipped in with 12 points apiece for the Beavers.

Henry Sandiford paced Indian Lake/Long Lake with 23 points. Curtis Seaman was next with 17 points, and Rudy Giesson added 10.

Keene 71, Indian Lake/Long Lake 62

Keene (71)

Summo 1-0-2, Brown 9-2-24, Warner 4-3-12, Dumas 5-2-12, Venner 8-2-21. 27-9-71.

Indian Lake/Long Lake (62)

Hoag 2-0-4, Pine 0-0-0, Sandiford 8-6-23, Seaman 6-2-17, Shortt 3-0-8, Giesson 5-0-10, Friedrichs 0-0-0, King 0-0-0. Totals: 24-8-62.

Keene 4 26 21 20 — 71

Indian Lake/Long Lake 25 8 13 16 — 62

3-point goals: Keene (8) Brown 4, Venner 3, Warner. Indian Lake/Long Lake (6) Seaman 3, Short 2, Sandiford.

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Seton Catholic 64, Lake Placid 45

LAKE PLACID — The Knights jumped ahead early and never looked back.

Seton Catholic moved the ball well throughout the game and rode a 23-point lead at the half on its way to a victory against Lake Placid.

Nic Favreau led the charge for the Knights with 17 points, and Adam Tedford, Kaden Baugh and Chris Kustos each put up double digits.

The Blue Bombers saw Andrew Meister and Garrett Woodruff step up offensively. Woodruff led Lake Placid with 12 points, while Meister added another 10.

Seton Catholic 64, Lake Placid 45

Seton Catholic (64)

Quantock 0-0-0, Tedford 5-2-15, Baugh 3-4-12, Briggs 3-0-6, Racette 0-0-0, LaFountain 1-0-2, Favreau 7-3-17, Kustos 5-2-12, Zalis 0-0-0. Totals: 24-11-64.

Lake Placid (45)

Reid 0-0-0, Meister 4-0-10, Briggs 1-0-2, Moore 0-0-0, DiNicola 0-0-0, Kordziel 1-0-2, Hayes 0-0-0, Cecunjanin 4-0-8, Rossi 2-0-4, Woodruff 6-0-12, Brandes 1-1-3, Pratt 2-0-4. Totals: 21-1-45.

Seton Catholic 18 22 18 6 — 64

Lake Placid 6 11 13 15 — 45

3-point goals: Seton (5) Tedford 3, Baugh 2. Lake Placid (2) Meister 2.

JV: Seton Catholic won.

Modified: Seton Catholic won.

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