Boys' Basketball

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Saranac Lake's Kevin Morgan (12) defends Plattsburgh High's Garrett Frady during a CVAC boys' basketball game Thursday. The Red Storm won 54-53. (P-R PHOTO/ROB FOUNTAIN)

Douglas powers Patriots; Morgan leads Storm

TICONDEROGA — As if a career-high 35 points weren’t enough, Shane Douglas converted the go-ahead shot with seven seconds remaining in overtime to help AuSable Valley to a 57-55 win over Ticonderoga in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys’ basketball Thursday.

The 6-foot, 150-pound junior guard reached double-double status, grabbing 10 boards while scoring all six of his team’s points in overtime for the 2-point victory.

“Both teams had opportunities down the stretch, but we turned the ball over way too many times and AuSable Valley was able to pull it out,” Sentinels coach Joe Defayette said. “We had a strong third quarter, leading by as many as 12 points. It was back-and-forth in overtime, but we just missed some free throws and a couple putbacks that could have potentially tied the game.”

Zach Cosgrove added eight points, including two 3-point field goals for the Patriots, while teammate Austin Depo added six points.

“Connor Kennedy and Kyle Coolidge gave us some crucial minutes on defense,” AuSable Valley coach Jamie Douglass said. “Nate Casey played well, too. It was a total team effort (Thursday). Mike Graney was lights out for them, knocking down contested shots.”

Graney led his team in scoring with 17 points, 15 of which game from beyond the 3-point arc. Forward Anthony Dushane added 10 boards in the loss.

“It was a game featuring a pair of evenly matched teams,” Defayette said. “We were able to scrap throughout. I’m just proud of my team.”

AuSable Valley 57, Ticonderoga 55, OT

AuSable Valley (57)

Cosgrove 3-0-8, Casey 1-0-2, Facteau 1-2-4, Depo 3-0-6, Douglas 15-3-35, McDonald 1-0-2, Kennedy 0-0-0, Coolidge 0-0-0. Totals: 24-5-57.

Ticonderoga (55)

Nielsen 1-0-3, Graney 6-0-17, Cook 3-0-6, Donohue 2-1-5, Denno 4-3-13, Dushane 2-5-9, Chapman 1-0-2, Hughes 0-0-0. Totals: 19-9-55.

AuSable Valley 15 12 6 18 6 — 57

Ticonderoga 17 5 18 11 4 — 55

3-point goals: AuSable Valley (4): Cosgrove 2, Douglas 2. Ticonderoga (8): Nielsen, Graney 5, Denno 2.

Saranac Lake 54, Plattsburgh High 53

PLATTSBURGH — Kevin Morgan fired a game-high 20 points and the Red Storm were able to rally from a 9-point deficit late in the second half.

Kellen Munn (13) and Teddy Yanchitis (9) also combined for 22 points.

“They beat us down the court plain and simple,” Plattsburgh High coach Chris Hartmann said. “They were able to grab rebounds, which allowed second-chance scoring opportunities. They played excellent, and we just couldn’t put them away. We’ve got to get better on team defense.”

Garrett Frady paced the Hornets with 17 points, while teammate Taoufik Maknani added 14 in the loss. The two combined for seven 3-point field goals.

Saranac Lake 54, Plattsburgh High 53

Saranac Lake (54)

Lester 2-0-6, Bevilacqua 0-0-0, Fischer 0-0-0, Morgan 7-6-20, Cowan 2-0-6, Munn 5-3-13, Yanchitis 3-3-9, Stankus 0-0-0, Karp 0-0-0. Totals: 20-12-54.

Plattsburgh High (53)

Frady 7-0-17, Bouzidane 0-1-1, D. LaBorde 1-0-2, Maknani 5-0-14, Kelley 1-0-2, LaPoint 1-2-4, Harrington 3-0-7, O’Connor 2-1-6. Totals: 20-4-53.

Saranac Lake 16 16 10 12 — 54

Plattsburgh High 16 11 19 7 — 53

3-point goals: Saranac Lake (4): Lester 2, Cowan 2. Plattsburgh High (9): Frady 3, Maknani 4, Harrington, O’Connor.

Northeastern Clinton 54, Saranac 50

CHAMPLAIN — Sophomore guard Austin Tetreault (15), Rodney Grimshaw (14) and Tom Bedard (15) combined for 44 of the Cougars (8-2, 6-2) 54 points in the win.

“Despite being down double digits, Saranac never stopped hustling and played with grit,” Northeastern Clinton coach Robb Garrand said. “Our transition defense proved to be effective. Michael Conway shot the ball well and Jeremy Bullis made an impact in the post. It was a hard-fought game.”

Conway led all scorers with 19 markers in the contest, while Bullis added 12.

Northeastern Clinton 54, Saranac 50

Saranac (50)

C. Christopherson 3-2-8, Rascoe 3-0-7, Conway 7-0-19, Maye 1-2-4, Keysor 0-0-0, D. Christopherson 0-0-0, Bullis 4-4-12, Daniels 0-0-0. Totals: 18-8-50.

Northeastern Clinton (54)

LaFave 0-0-0, Khater 0-0-0, Grimshaw 5-2-14, Tetreault 6-0-15, Begore 1-0-2, Tavernia 0-0-0, Bedard 4-6-15, Filion 4-0-8. Totals: 20-8-54.

Saranac 11 12 11 18 — 50

NCCS 12 16 16 10 — 54

3-point goals: Saranac (6): Rascoe, Conway 5. Northeastern Clinton (6): Grimshaw 2, Tetreault 3, Bedard.

JV: Saranac.

Modified: Northeastern Clinton.

Northern Adirondack 62, Seton Catholic 56 (OT)

PLATTSBURGH — Colby Sayah tossed in 26 points, including 13 from the foul line, and Daniel Burger added 21 points to power the Bobcats to an overtime win over the Knights.

Burger also had 18 rebounds and Sayah, five assists. Brady Smart chipped in with 11 points, seven blocked shots and seven rebounds.

Keagen Briggs led Seton Catholic with 15 points and 11 rebounds, while Adam Tedford added 14 points, Kaden Baugh 10 points and seven assists, Nic Favreau 15 rebounds and Chris Kustos, seven rebounds.

The Knights held a 5-point lead in the fourth quarter before Sayah hit a 3-pointer and Burger scored on a putback to tie it.

Seton Catholic regained a 2-point advantage, but Burger scored on a post play and was fouled with six seconds left. Burger missed the free throw and a Northern Adirondack putback failed as the game went into overtime.

Burger then scored six of his points in the overtime when the Bobcats held a 9-3 scoring advantage. The Knights got into serious foul trouble, and Sayah hit nine free throws in the fourth quarter and overtime.

Seton Catholic jumped out to a 14-4 lead in the first quarter before settling for a 17-13 advantage after one. Northern Adirondack, however, rallied in the second stanza and grabbed a 28-23 edge at the half.

NAC 62, Seton Catholic 56 (OT)

NAC (62)

Burger 9-3-21, Paiser 2-0-4, Smart 5-1-11, Sayah 6-13-26, Langlois 0-0-0, Kerr 0-0-0. Totals: 22-17-62.

Seton Catholic (56)

Tedford 6-1-14, Baugh 3-2-10, Briggs 6-3-15, LaFountain 1-3-5, Favreau 3-1-7, Kustos 2-1-5. Totals: 21-11-56.

NAC 13 15 6 19 9 — 62

Seton Catholic 17 6 12 18 3 — 56

3-point goals: NAC (1): Sayah. Seton Catholic (3): Baugh 2; Tedford.

JV: NAC won.

Modified: NAC won.

Beekmantown 66, Peru 57

BEEKMANTOWN — Keegan Ryan poured in 35 points, including 11-of-14 from the foul line, and added 12 rebounds in the Eagles’ win.

Sam Trombly contributed 10 points for Beekmantown and played a strong defensive game with six steals. Greg Manney chipped in with nine points, and Tyler Begor finished with seven.

Conor Casey paced the Indians with 18 points. Tim Remillard added 11 points, Tyler Lemza eight and Rivelino Hendricks, seven.

The Eagles held a 33-31 halftime lead before outscoring the Indians 16-9 in the third to take a 49-40 advantage into the fourth.

“It was a back-and-forth game — a physical one,” Beekmantown coach Ryan Converse said. “Their bigs got into some foul trouble in the third.

“But it was a great win for us, a team effort. We were able to get contributions from a lot of players.”

Beekmantown 66, Peru 57

Peru (57)

Bruno 2-0-5, Casey 6-3-18, Lemza 3-2-8, Remillard 4-3-11, Boyer 2-0-4, Demarais 0-4-4, Hendricks 3-1-7, Spear 0-0-0, McCarthy 0-0-0. Totals: 20-13-57.

Beekmantown (66)

Begor 2-3-7, Koktowski, 0-0-0, Manney 2-4-9, Pelkey 0-0-0, Ryan 12-11-35, Singh 0-0-0, Stevens 1-3-5, Trombly 4-2-10. Totals: 21-23-66.

Peru 11 20 9 17 — 57

Beekmantown 13 20 16 17 — 66

3-point goals: Peru (4): Casey 3; Bruno. Saranac (1): Manney.

JV: Peru won.

Modified: Peru won.

MVAC

Wells 62, Westport 44

WESTPORT — Jake Earley scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the second half to lead the Indians to a Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference crossover win.

Ben Brenan tallied 10 of his 12 points after intermission for Wells.

The Eagles held a 23-22 advantage at the half, but the Indians outscored Westport by a combined 40-21 in the second half, including a 21-9 edge in the fourth quarter.

Ryan Davis had a good game for Westport with team highs of 12 points and 13 rebounds. Anderson Gay and Jonathan Gay each added eight points.

Wells 62, Westport 44

Wells (62)

Earley 6-8-20, Hayes 3-1-7, Michienzi 3-2-9, Chicoski 2-1-6, Brenan 5-2-12, Weaver 4-0-8. Totals: 23-14-62.

Westport (44)

A. Gay 3-2-8, Tryon 0-0-0, J. Gay 4-0-8, Doyle 1-1-3, Davis 5-1-12, King 0-0-0, Napper 3-1-7, Schrauf 0-0-0, Mero 3-0-6. Totals: 19-5-44.

Wells 13 9 19 21 — 62

Westport 9 14 12 9 — 44

3-point goals: Wells (2): Michienzi; Chicoski. Westport (1): Davis.

Lake Placid 41, Keene 23

LAKE PLACID — Cody Porter had a team-high eight points and Garrett Woodruff added six and 10 rebounds in the winning effort for the Blue Bombers (2-8).

“We had seven different guys score in the third quarter; it was huge,” Lake Placid coach Brenden Gotham said. “It was a total team effort, but I was pleased Woodruff’s performance on the glass.”

Gabe Warner and Brandon Dumas each added eight points, respectively.

Lake Placid 41, Keene 23

Keene (23)

Jae Hong 0-0-0, Warner 3-0-8, Dumas 4-0-8, Montez 0-0-0, Holmes 0-0-0, Venner 2-0-4, Ashe 0-0-0, Haverlick 0-0-0, Sturgess 1-1-3. Totals: 10-1-23.

Lake Placid (41)

Briggs 1-0-2, Cecunjanin 1-1-4, Moore 1-0-2, DiNicola 2-0-4, Brandes 3-0-7, Ca. Porter 1-0-2, Co. Porter 3-1-8, Kordziel 1-0-2, Woodruff 3-0-6, Pratt 1-0-2. Totals: 18-2-41.

3-point goals: Keene (2): Warner 2. Lake Placid (3) Cecunjanin, Brandes, Co. Porter.

 

 

 

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