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Saranac's Caleb Keysor (top) and Peru's Tyler Lemza (bottom) fight for possession of a loose ball during Friday's Northern Basketball League boys' game at Saranac Central School. (Gabe Dickens/P-R Photo)

Schroon Lake wraps up Div. III title with win over Keene

SCHROON LAKE — Tanner Stone scored 19 points and Alex Shaughnessy added 17 to lead Schroon Lake to a 59-53 victory over Keene and the Division III title in Northern Basketball League play.

Colton Venner scored a game-high 21 points for Keene, while Gabe Warner added 14 and Austin Brown had 10.

On Senior Night, Schroon Lake held a 43-31 advantage after three before Keene went on a 22-16 run in the fourth to cut the final margin to six.

“It was a packed house tonight and both schools showed up with a lot of fan support,” Schroon Lake coach Lee Silvernail said. “The game had a playoff atmosphere with a lot of energy.

“Our three seniors — Justin Lough, Eric Paradis and Caleb Maisonville — played outstanding with their hustle and energy. It was nice to get a big win on a night like this. Alex and Tanner did a great job scoring and distributing the ball. They were able to push the ball up the court and created some easy baskets in transition.”

Schroon Lake 59, Keene 53

Keene (53)

Summo 1-0-2, Brown 3-3-10, Warner 5-3-14, Dumas 3-0-6, Venner 8-5-21, Hammerlich 0-0-0. Totals: 20-11-53.

Schroon Lake (59)

Stone 7-3-19, Hall 0-0-0, Shaughnessy 6-4-17, Lough 3-0-6, Paradis 3-0-8, Vallie 0-0-0, C. Maisonville 4-0-8, J. Maisonville 0-1-1. Totals: 23-8-59.

Keene 11 10 10 22 — 53

Schroon Lake 12 16 15 16 — 59

3-point goals: Keene (2): Brown; Warner. Schroon Lake (5): Stone 2; Paradis 2; Shaughnessy.

JV: Keene won.

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Peru 57, Saranac 55

SARANAC — With 22 seconds left, the Chiefs missed a good shot from the corner and failed on a pair of putback attempts to fall just short.

Saranac outscored Peru by seven in a strong third quarter, with Tanner Rascoe hitting a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give his team a 1-point lead after three quarters. Peru hit some big shots in the fourth quarter and built the lead to seven before Saranac stormed back in the final seconds to close it to just two.

“I am very proud of the way our boys played tonight,” Saranac coach Brent Denis said. “Whenever Peru showed signs of a good run, Saranac fought back to within two points and changed the tempo of the game.”

Rascoe led his team with 17 points in a losing effort for the Chiefs, and both Mitchell Pellerin and Dylan Christopherson had 12. John Maye had nine points as well in a great night for the Saranac seniors, despite the loss.

“(Friday) our seniors played with tremendous pride and relentless emotion,” Denis said. “The game of basketball can teach us a lot about ourselves. We will use this to prepare for our next game and the rest of our season.”

For the winning side, Mackenzie Boice paced the Indians by scoring a dozen points, and Ian Spear and Tyler Lemza posted nine points apiece.

Peru 57, Saranac 55

Peru (57)

Spear 4-0-9, Demarais 1-1-4, Casey 5-0-12, Hendricks 2-1-5, Lemza 3-3-9, Boice 6-0-12, Lovely 1-0-2, Lawliss 2-0-4. Totals: 24-5-57.

Saranac (55)

Pellerin 3-4-12, Earp 1-0-2, Rascoe 5-4-17, Cross 0-0-0, Cutaiar 0-0-0, Maye 3-3-9, Keysor 1-0-3, Christopherson 3-5-12. Totals: 16-16-55.

Peru 17 15 9 16 — 57

Saranac 13 13 16 13 — 55

3-point goals: Saranac (7) Rascoe 3, Pellerin 2, Keysor, Christopherson. Peru (4) Casey 2, Spear, Demarais.

JV: Peru won.

Mod: Saranac won.

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AuSable Valley 58, N. Adirondack 46

ELLENBURG — Zach Cosgrove racked up a game-high 16 points for the Patriots to help solidify the victory.

“Coach Douglass does a good job of getting his kids to play a tough man-to-man defense,” Bobcats coach Nate Bilow said. “We didn’t turn the ball over much against them (Friday) with nine total turnovers, but they were able to limit our penetration. We were unable to get many looks going toward the basket early on in the first quarter.

“The final three quarters were played even. We just needed to take away some of the easy buckets we gave up and hit a few of our open looks in the first quarter. Give credit to AuSable for playing well again.”

Ethan King paced Northern Adirondack with 13 points.

“Our kids are ready for our next task ahead of us,” Bilow said. “We play Beekmantown next Wednesday at their place for our final league game of the season.”

AuSable Valley 58, Northern Adirondack 46

AuSable Valley (58)

Cosgrove 6-1-16, Manning 0-0-0, Parrow 3-1-7, Goodnough 4-0-8, Facteau 1-1-3, Siknadar 4-0-8, Douglas 5-2-14, McDonald 1-0-2. Totals: 24-5-58.

Northern Adirondack (46)

Lafountain 1-3-5, LaBarge 0-0-0, King 3-6-13, Juntunen 3-0-6, Peryea 0-2-2, Smart 0-0-0, Kerr 3-0-9, 1-0-2, Cross 1-2-5, Cayea 1-2-4. Totals: 13-15-46,

AuSable Valley 20 14 12 12 — 58

N. Adirondack 8 10 12 16 — 46

3-point goals: AuSable Valley (5) Cosgrove 3, Douglas 2. Northern Adirondack (5) King, Kerr 3, Cross.

JV: AuSable Valley won.

Mod: Northern Adirondack won.

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N. Clinton 47, Beekmantown 32

CHAMPLAIN — Jon Filion had 16 points, while Austin Tetreault added 10 points for the Cougars (13-4, 9-4) in a Division I win.

“Jon Filion played a great game offensively and defensively, drawing a lot of attention,” Northeastern Clinton coach Robb Garrand said. “Joe Murphy came off the bench to grab 12 rebounds. We played much better in the second half. However, both teams struggled from outside (Friday).

“It was a nice win overall for our seniors, who will be greatly missed next year, and I’m proud of all their academic and athletic accomplishments.”

Greg Manney had a team-high 15 points for the Eagles.

Northeastern Clinton 47, Beekmantown 32

Beekmantown (32)

Manney 4-3-15, Price 0-0-0, Remchuck 0-0-0, Kemp 0-0-0, Dupigny 0-0-0, McDonald 0-0-0, Pepper 1-0-3, Danussi 2-0-4, Mitchell 0-0-0, Provost 0-0-0, Pelkey 3-0-6, Stevens 2-0-4. Totals: 12-3-32.

Northeastern Clinton (47)

Brown 0-0-0, LaFave 1-0-2, Dragoon 0-0-0, Boutin 1-2-5, Tetreault 4-1-10, Begore 3-0-6, Khater 2-0-4, Filion 6-4-16, Murphy 1-0-2, Tavernia 0-0-0, Grimshaw 1-0-2. Totals: 19-7-47.

B’town 11 13 5 3 — 32

N. Clinton 14 11 9 14 — 47

3-point goals: Beekmantown (5) Manney 4, Pepper. Northeastern Clinton (2) Boutin, Tetreault.

JV: Northeastern Clinton won.

Mod: Beekmantown won.

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Wells 57, Minerva/Newcomb 50

WELLS — Kenny Chicoski dropped 16 points, leading the Indians in their 7-point defeat of the Mountaineers.

Wells converted on five 3-point field goals in its victory.

Steve Colletti and Tim Vanderwalker tied for a team-high 13 points for Minerva/Newcomb. Alex Ruzbacki added 11 points.

Wells 57, Minerva/Newcomb 50

Minerva/Newcomb (49)

Karilli 3-0-6, Vanderwalker 6-1-13, Helms 2-0-4, Colletti 4-5-13, Ruzbacki 5-1-11, Viele 1-1-3. Totals: 21-8-50.

Wells (57)

Chicoski 5-5-16, Weaver 4-3-11, Peck 1-1-3, Taylor 4-0-12, Michienzi 3-0-6, Foster 0-0-0, Brenan 3-3-9, Collado 0-0-0, Beach 0-0-0, Young 0-0-0. Totals: 20-12-57.

Minerva/New. 9 13 12 16 — 50

Wells 13 14 15 15 — 57

3-point goals: Wells (5) Chicoski, Taylor 4,

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JOHNSBURG 37, CROWN POINT 22

CROWN POINT — Mark Cleveland tossed in 12 points and Ty Berg nine to help give the Jaguars a win over the Panthers.

Johnsburg trailed 14-11 at the half but outscored Crown Point by a combined 26-8 over the final two quarters, including holding the Panthers to one point in the third.

Joe Foote led Crown Point with 12 points.

Johnsburg 37, Crown Point 22

Johnsburg (37)

Smith 2-0-4, Prouty 1-2-4, Berg 4-0-9, Johnson 0-0-0, Cleveland 4-3-12, Washburn 2-0-5, Moore 1-1-3. Totals: 14-6-37.

Crown Point (22)

Spring 0-4-4, DeBrobander 0-0-0, Stephens 0-0-0, Macey 2-0-6, Pertak 0-0-0, Foote 4-3-12, Mildon 0-0-0, LaDeau 0-0-0, Potter 0-0-0, McIntosh 0-0-0, Ramon 0-0-0. Totals: 6-7-22.

Johnsburg 4 7 8 18 — 37

Crown Point 6 8 1 7 — 22

3-point goals: Johnsburg (3) Berg, Cleveland, Washburn. Crown Point (3) Macey 2, Foote.

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