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Ticonderoga's Mike Graney (right) takes a shot from outside the arc while Crown Point's Jaice Spring defends during the first NBL boys' senior game Wednesday. Graney won the 3-point shooting contest. (Gabe Dickens/P-R Photo)
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Beekmantown's Greg Manney (left) drives to the basket for a layup while Northeastern Clinton's Garrett Begore looks on during the second Northern Basketball League boys' senior game Wednesday evening at Ausable Valley Central School. (Gabe Dickens/P-R Photo)

NBL season closes with boys' senior games

CLINTONVILLE — The Northern Basketball League’s first year of existence officially came to an end Wednesday night with its senior games at AuSable Valley Central School.

The White Team rolled to a 108-84 victory in Game 1, while the Dark Team emerged a one-sided 98-67 winner in Game 2.

In the opener, Seton Catholic’s Adam Tedford poured in a game-high 31 points, including seven 3-pointers, to power the White Team.

Also helping out were Westport’s Ryan Davis with 21, AuSable Valley’s John Goodnough with 16, Elizabethtown-Lewis’ Hugh Harwood 12 and Ticonderoga’s Mike Graney with 11.

Peru’s Tyler Lemza paced the Dark Team with 23 points and was followed by Crown Point’s Jaice Spring (18), Ticonderoga’s Anthony Dushane (14) and Saranac’s Dylan Christopherson (11).

In the second game, the Dark Team erupted for 60 second-half points.

Nick Arnold of Willsboro led the way with 24 points, and Peru’s Conor Casey scored 22. Keagen Briggs of Seton Catholic added 17, and both AuSable Valley’s Shane Douglas and Northern Adirondack’s Brady Smart had 14.

Plattsburgh High’s Garrett Frady tossed in 19 points for the White Team and was followed by Lake Placid’s Chris Kordziel with 14 and Moriah’s Tyler Pratt with 13.

Graney won the 3-point shooting contest, and Smart, a late entry, won the slam dunk contest.

Coaches for the two games included Seton Catholic’s Larry Converse, Beekmantown’s Ryan Converse, AuSable Valley’s Jamie Douglass and Saranac’s Brent Denis.

White Team 108, Dark Team 84

White Team (108)

Davis 8-0-21, Swires 3-0-7, Graney 5-0-11, Harwood 6-0-12, Tedford 11-2-31, Goodnough 7-0-16, Washburn 4-0-8. Totals: 44-2-108.

Dark Team (84)

Guay 2-0-5, Lemza 10-0-23, Spring 7-0-18, Filion 4-1-9, Dushane 6-2-14, Kustos 2-0-4, Christopherson 5-0-11, Moore 3-0-8. Totals: 39-3-92.

White Team 24 26 22 37 — 108

Dark Team 26 16 17 23 — 84

3-point goals: White Team (16): Tedford 7; Davis 5; Goodnough 2; Swires; Graney. Dark Team (11): Spring 4; Lemza 3; Moore 2; Christopherson; Guay.

Dark Team 98, White Team 67

White Team (67)

Begore 2-0-5, Cowan 3-0-7, Kordziel 5-0-14, Lapierre, 4-0-9, Remchuk 0-0-0, Pratt 5-0-13, Frady 9-1-19. Totals: 28-1-67.

Dark Team (98)

Doyle 2-0-4, Arnold 11-0-24, Briggs 8-0-17, Douglas 6-2-14, Manney 1-0-3, Casey 9-0-22, Smart 7-0-14. Totals: 44-2-98.

White Team 9 19 21 18 — 67

Dark Team 18 20 28 32 — 98

3-point goals: White Team (10): Kordziel 4; Pratt 3; Begore; Cowan; Lapierre. Dark Team (8): Casey 4; Arnold 2; Briggs; Manney.

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