Boys' Basketball

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St. Regis Falls' Brandon Votra rises up for a jumper against Seton Catholic's Nic Favreau during the Larry Cowan Section VII/X Challenge at the Plattsburgh State Field House Friday. The Saints defeated the Knights, 63-45. (P-R PHOTO/ROB FOUNTAIN)
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Tupper Lake's Mitch Keniston looks to find a way around Ticonderoga's Riley Chapman during the Larry Cowan Section VII/X Challenge at the Plattsburgh State Field House Friday. The Sentinels knocked off the Lumberjacks, 48-40. (P-R PHOTO/ROB FOUNTAIN)

Section X takes Day 1, 4-2

PLATTSBURGH — John Dunleavy hit two free throws and Mitchell Gallagher a basket off a steal in the final minute Friday as the Franklin Academy boys’ basketball team outlasted Peru, 59-56, in the Larry Cowan Section VII vs. Section X Challenge at the Plattsburgh State Field House.

The Indians held a 56-55 lead in the late going. But Dunleavy canned two from the line and Gallagher then gave the Huskies a three-point lead at 59-56.

“We had one last chance,” said Peru coach John Clemons. “But they defended the three-point line well and we ended up losing the ball out of bounds.”

Dunlavey finished with 18 points to lead Franklin Academy. Gallagher chipped in with 12 and Harvey Smith, 10.

Tim Remillard was Peru’s leading scorer with 19 points. Also hitting in double figures was Bret Boyer with 10. The Indians were without the services of Conor Casey and Alex Barrett, who are both injured.

The Huskies held a 26-21 lead at the half.

“We were down by 10 points in both halves,” said Clemons. “But, we were able to battle back.

“We took the lead late in the game, but missed two one-and-ones.”

Peru hurt itself by going 10-of-19 from the foul line.

Franklin Academy 59, Peru 56

Franklin Academy (59)

Dailey 0-0-0, Poupore 0-0-0, Mulverhill 2-2-7, Smith 4-1-10, Monette 2-0-5, Yando 1-2-5, Johnson 1-0-2, Gallagher 4-3-12, Lamay 0-0-0, Dunleavy 6-5-18. Totals: 20-13-59.

Peru (56)

Bruno 2-0-5, Lemza 1-2-5, Remillard 9-1-19, Boyer 4-2-10. LaRocque 3-0-6, Spear 1-0-2, Demarais 2-2-6, Hendricks 0-3-3, McCarthy 0-0-0. Totals: 22-10-56.

Halftime: Franklin Academy, 26-21.

3-point goals: Franklin Academy (6); Mulverhill; Smith; Monette; Yando; Gallagher; Dunleavy. Peru (2): Bruno; Lemza.

Ticonderoga 48, Tupper Lake 40

PLATTSBURGH — The Sentinels were able to escape a tight ball game with critical buckets down the stretch and key contributions from Anthony DuShane and Michael Graney.

The duo combined for 27 markers, while teammates Riley Chapman and Ty Denno added seven and six points, respectively.

“We were up four with 1:07 left and (Tupper Lake) was threatening,” Ticonderoga head coach Joseph Defayette. “We took care of the basketball and executed on our offensive possessions. Both teams were getting great looks throughout, but didn’t shoot particularly well.

“(DuShane) has been consistent and was an impact player in the second half, scoring 11 of his 17 points. Chapman did a good job on the defensive side of the ball.”

Mitch Kenislon (14) and Anson Gagnier (14) paced the Lumberjacks in the loss.

Ticonderoga 48, Tupper Lake 40

Tupper Lake (40)

Kenislon 6-2-14, Gagnier 5-3-14, LaPiere 1-2-4, Botala 3-0-6, Lamere 0-2-2. Totals: 15-9-40.

Ticonderoga (48)

Nielsen 1-0-2, Graney 3-2-10, Cook 2-0-4, Hughes 1-0-2, Denno 1-3-6, DuShane 8-1-17, Chapman 3-1-7, Donohue 0-0-0. Totals: 19-7-48.

Halftime: Ticonderoga, 23-19.

3-point goals: Tupper Lake (1) Gagnier. Ticonderoga (3) Graney 2, Denno.

AuSable Valley 64, Massena 50

PLATTSBURGH — The Patriots, down by nine at the half, went on a 20-3 run to open the second half to pull away.

“We played very good team defense,” said AuSable Valley coach Jamie Douglass. “Massena is very big and their 1-3-1 gave us trouble in the first half. We were tentative and they shot the ball well.

“But we put the pressure on to start the second half and went on a good run. We were able to tire them out. Plus, our players did a nice job filling their roles.”

John Goodnough led the Patriots (4-1) with 19 points and Zach Cosgrove added 18, including four three-pointers. Shane Douglas was a third AuSable Valley player in double figures with 12.

The Red Raiders held a 33-24 lead at the half before the Patriots outscored their foe, 40-17, after intermission.

Tyler Haas paced Massena with 12 points, while Robert Cameron and Joey LaBelle each finished with 10.

AuSable Valley 64, Massena 50

Massena (50)

Cameron 4-0-10, LaBelle 4-0-10, Deshane 0-0-0, Phillips 0-0-0, Haas 5-2-12, Fregoe 0-0-0, Austin 2-1-5, Viskovich 3-0-6, Tarbell 2-1-7. Totals: 20-4-50.

AuSable Valley (64)

Cosgrove 7-0-18, Casey 1-0-2, Kennedy 0-0-0, Goodnough 9-1-19, Facteau 1-3-5, Sepo 3-0-6, Douglas 3-5-12, McDonald 1-0-2. Totals: 25-9-64.

Halftime: Massena, 33-24.

3-point goals: Massena (6): Cameron 2; LaBelle 2; Tarbell 2. AuSable Valley (5): Cosgrove 4; Douglas.

JV: Massena won.

St. Regis Falls 63, Seton Catholic 45

PLATTSBURGH — Caleb Green scored the first 13 points of the game and St. Regis Falls (8-0) remained unbeaten.

Brandon Votra tallied a game-high 24 points for the Saints and Green followed with 21.

Adam Tedford paced the Knights with 16 points, followed by Nic Favreau with 10 and Kaden Baugh, nine.

St. Regis Falls bolted out to a 37-13 lead at the half before Seton Catholic outscored the Saints, 32-26, in the second half.

“We were down as many as 31 points and the closest we got in the second half was the final score,” said Seton coach Larry Converse.

“They were on fire in the first half and we were as cold as they were hot. We were getting good shots, but not making them.

“The kids worked hard.”

St. Regis Falls 63, Seton Catholic 45

St. Regis Falls (63)

Green 9-1-21, Gibson 1-0-2, Lane 0-0-0, LaBounty 3-0-9, Votra 12-0-24, Goodrow 0-0-0, Duquette 0-0-0, Daggett 2-2-7. Totals: 27-3-63.

Seton Catholic (45)

Tedford 4-6-16, Baugh 3-3-9, Briggs 3-1-7, LaFountain 0-0-0, Favreau 3-4-10, Kustos 0-3-3, Chen 0-0-0, Ge 0-0-0, Zhou 0-0-0. Totals: 13-17-45.

Halftime: St. Regis Falls, 37-13.

3-point goals: St. Regis Falls (6): LaBounty 3; Green 2; Daggett. Seton Catholic (2): Tedford 2.

Ogdensburg Free Academy 76, Beekmantown 48

PLATTSBURGH — The Blue Devils shot lights out from beyond the 3-point line, totaling 10 three-pointers, while Breton LaRose added 21 points in the win.

“(Ogdensburg) ran a lot of good sets in the half-court offense,” Beekmantown head coach Ryan Converse said. “They were able to get most of those shots off of screen and double screens. We had a tough time contesting shots and came out flat.

“We struggled to get something going offensively and that was the story of the game. We just didn’t have enough balance.”

Six-foot-seven-inch Keegan Ryan dropped 27 of his team’s 48 points, while Pawandeep Singh added six markers in the loss.

Ogdensburg Free Academy 76

Beekmantown 48

Ogdensburg Free Academy (76)

Ross 3-2-8, Pinkerton 1-0-2, B. LaRose 8-0-21, Knowlton 1-0-3, Piercey 3-0-7, Cosmo 8-1-17, K. LaRose 2-0-6, Hannon 2-0-5, Manke 0-5-5, Farrell 2-0-4. Totals: 29-8-76.

Beekmantown (48)

Begor 0-0-0, Koktwoski 1-0-2, Manney 1-0-3, Pelkey 0-1-1, Rabideau 0-0-0, Remchuk 2-0-5, Ryan 10-7-27, Singh 3-0-6, Stevens 1-2-4, Trombly 0-0-0. Totals: 18-10-48.

Halftime: Ogdensburg Free Academy, 35-19.

3-point goals: Ogdensburg Free Academy (10) B. LaRose 5, Knowlton, Piercey, K. LaRose 2, Hannon.

Potsdam 49, Saranac 24

PLATTSBURGH — The Sandstoners jumped out to a 19-4 lead in the first half and played stellar pressure defense that never let up.

Konnor Bigwarfe dropped 14 points, including two 3-point field goals and Shawn Clark added 15 in the win.

“They took us out of the flow of the game,” Saranac head coach Brent Denis said. “They made us feel uncomfortable in the backcourt and it continued in the second half of the game. We just couldn’t settle down and get anything going.”

Senior Connor Christopherson accumulated eight markers, while John Maye fired eight points in the loss.

Potsdam 49, Saranac 24

Potsdam (49)

Bigwarfe 6-0-14, Bryant 0-1-1, Stone 0-0-0, Hobbs 0-0-0, Coleman 4-0-9, Vaccaro 1-0-2, Adams 0-0-0, Clark 6-3-15, Pitts 0-0-0, Sutliff 1-0-2, Mitchell 2-2-6. Totals: 20-6-49.

Saranac (24)

C. Christopherson 3-2-8, Cross 0-1-1, Conway 0-1-1, Rascoe 1-0-2, Maye 4-0-8, D. Christopherson 0-0-0, Bullis 1-2-4, Daniels 0-0-0. Totals: 9-6-24.

Halftime: Potsdam, 22-16.

3-point goals: Potsdam (3) Bigwarfe 2, Coleman.