Boys' Basketball

Ryan's 31 helps Eagles over NCCS

BEEKMANTOWN — Keegan Ryan made sure the Beekmantown boys’ basketball team got back on the right track Wednesday night.

Ryan poured in 31 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in the Eagles’ 55-50 victory over Northeastern Clinton in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play.

“They had no answer for Keegan,” Beekmantown coach Ryan Converse said. “He was tough tonight.”

Justin Stevens chipped in eight points for the Eagles.

Tom Bedard paced the Cougars with 11 points, while Austin Tetreault and Harley Tavernia had 10 apiece.

The Eagles got off to a good start with a 19-8 lead after one quarter, but Northeastern Clinton cut it to 29-23 at the half and 39-36 after three.

“We came out and played with great intensity in the first quarter,” Converse said. “Especially defensively.

“In the middle two quarters, we weren’t as aggressive defensively and, on the flip side, we weren’t able to convert as much offensively. They got it back to within one point in the third.”

But Beekmantown hung tough in the fourth, despite having some problems from the foul line.

“We played better defensively in the fourth quarter,” Converse said. “We missed five free throws, however, and we could have put it away.

“Still, it was a good team effort and a big win for us at this point of the season. I was proud of the guys.”

Beekmantown 55, NCCS 50

NCCS (50)

LaFave 2-0-4, Grimshaw 2-0-4, Tetreault 3-2-10, Begore 3-0-6, Tavernia 5-0-10, Bedard 4-3-11, Filion 2-1-5, Khater 0-0-0. Totals: 21-6-50.

Beekmantown (55)

Begor 0-2-2, Manney 1-1-4, Pelkey 1-1-3, Rabideau 0-0-0, Remchuk 1-0-2, Ryan 12-7-31, Singh 1-0-2, Stevens 3-2-8, Trombley 1-1-3. Totals: 20-14-55.

NCCS 8 15 13 14 — 50

Beekmantown 19 10 10 16 — 55

3-point goals: NCCS (2): Tetreault 2. Beekmantown (1): Manney.

JV: Beekmantown won.

Modified: Beekmantown won.

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Plattsburgh 67, Peru 55

PERU — Nate Harrington scored 17 and the Hornets pulled out to an early lead on their way to the win.

Plattsburgh went up 19-8 in the first quarter and led 35-22 at the half. The Indians cut their deficit to six in the final minute of the game.

“We started out very slow, and they shot the ball extremely well,” Peru coach John Clmeons said. “We had trouble putting the ball in the hoop early — we missed a lot of chippies. I give PHS a lot of credit. They played extremely well the entire game; they were very aggressive.”

Damon LaBorde had 15 points for the Hornets, and Taoufik Maknani scored 10.

Peru’s Tim Remillard put up a game-high 27 points. Tyler Lemza scored nine, Bret Boyer added 10 rebounds and six points, and Hunter Bruno handed out seven assists.

Plattsburgh 67, Peru 55

Plattsburgh (67)

Frady 2-4-8, LaBorde 4-5-15, Maknani 3-3-10, LaPoint 1-4-6, Harrington 6-5-17, Kelley 0-1-1, O’Connor 1-5-7, Matthews 0-0-0, Bouzidane 1-1-3. Totals: 18-28-67.

Peru (55)

Bruno 1-0-2, Casey 1-1-3, Remillard 10-6-27, LaRocque 3-2-8, Boyer 3-0-6, Demarais 0-0-0, Lemza 3-3-9, Hendricks 0-0-0, Spear 0-0-0, Altizer 0-0-0. Totals: 21-12-55.

Plattsburgh 19 16 10 22 — 67

Peru 8 14 8 25 — 55

3-point goals: Plattsburgh (3), LaBorde 2, Maknani. Peru (1), Remillard.

JV: Peru won.

Modified: Peru won.

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Moriah 55, Northern Adirondack 49

PORT HENRY — Derek Brassard put up 17 points as the Vikings held off the Bobcats.

Adam Jaquish had 12 points and 14 rebounds for Moriah, and Mike Mero also scored 12. Jessup Calkins grabbed six boards to go along with five points.

The Vikings led 29-23 at halftime.

“We never got to double digits,” Moriah coach Brian Cross said. “We were ahead by eight, and they got it to two a couple times. We made some free throws at the end. That’s the second good game we’ve had with NAC this season.”

Daniel Burger led Northern Adirondack with 19 points and eight rebounds, and Brady Smart added 11 points and eight boards.

Moriah 55,

Northern Adirondack 49

Northern Adirondack (49)

Burger 6-5-19, Paiser 2-2-7, LaBarge 1-0-2, Smart 3-5-11, Sayah 2-1-7, Langlois 0-3-3. Totals: 14-16-49.

Moriah (55)

Calkins 1-2-5, Gaddor 0-0-0, Pratt 2-1-5, Shpur 1-0-2, Mero 4-4-12, Jaquish 3-6-12, McKiernan 0-0-0, Belzer 0-0-0, Brassard 7-2-17, Marcotte 1-0-2. Totals: 18-15-55.

NAC 15 8 12 14 — 49

Moriah 21 8 11 15 — 55

3-point goals: Northern Adirondack (5), Burger 2, Sayah 2, Paiser. Moriah (2), Calkins, Brassard.

JV: Northern Adirondack won.

Modified: Moriah won.

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Saranac 61, Saranac Lake 53

SARANAC LAKE— It was a close game between the Chiefs and the Red Storm, but ultimately Saranac pulled away in the second half.

Saranac’s Tanner Rascoe was the difference-maker, hitting five 3-pointers and totaling 20 points.

It was close until the fourth quarter, when the Chiefs started knocking down shots and going on a run. Rascoe’s shooting forced the Red Storm to switch to a zone defense and put him on the foul line to limit his scoring.

Saranac coach Brent Denis said Rascoe hasn’t always been a “shooter” for his team but was hot from the floor in this game.

John Maye, who had a strong all-around game, finished with a team-high 21 points.

Kevin Morgan scored a game-high 23 points to pace the Red Storm. Kellen Munn had a strong game for Saranac Lake, as he recorded 12 points and 12 rebounds and played tough defense. Teddy Yanchitis finished with 13 points.

Saranac 61, Saranac Lake 53

Saranac (61)

Medeiros 2-4-10, Rascoe 6-3-20, Conway 1-0-2, Maye 10-1-21, Keysor 0-0-0, Bullis 1-2-4, Daniels 2-0-4.Totals: 22-10-61.

Saranac Lake (53)

Roster 0-0-0, Bevilacqua 2-0-4, Beaudoin 0-0-0, Fischer 0-0-0, Morgan 10-2-23, Karp 0-0-0, Cowan 1-0-2, Monroe 0-0-0, Munn 5-0-11, Yanchitis 5-1-13, Stankus 0-0-0. Totals: 23-3-53.

Saranac 14 12 13 22 — 61

Saranac Lake 7 13 15 18 — 53

3 point goals: Saranac (7): Rascoe 5, Medeiros 2. Saranac Lake (2): Munn, Morgan.

JV: Saranac won.

Modified: Saranac Lake won.

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Ticonderoga 75, Seton Catholic 66

TICONDEROGA — Ty Denno had his best basketball game of the season as the Sentinels got past the Knights.

Denno tossed in a game-high 24 points for Ticonderoga, while Anthony Dushane added 14.

“Denno was real consistent throughout the game,” Sentinels coach Joe Defayette said. “He attacked the rim and connected on four 3-pointers. It was his best game all year.

“It was a great, back-and-forth game.”

Ticonderoga took a slim 37-34 lead into the half and a five-point lead into the fourth quarter before distancing itself.

Adam Tedford led the way for Seton Catholic with 21 points. Nic Favreau and Kaden Baugh each chipped in 14 points, while Chris Kustos and Keagen Briggs finished with nine and eight points, respectively.

Ticonderoga 75,

Seton Catholic 66

Seton Catholic (66)

Tedford 8-2-21, Baugh 3-7-14, Briggs 3-2-8, Favreau 5-4-14, Kustos 4-1-9, LaFountain 0-0-0. Totals: 23-16-66.

Ticonderoga (75)

Nielsen 2-0-5, Graney 6-2-16, Cook 2-0-4, Donohue 2-0-4, Hughes 1-0-2, Denno 9-2-24, Dushane 6-2-14, Chapman 3-0-6. Totals: 31-6-75.

Seton Catholic 18 16 14 18 — 66

Ticonderoga 13 24 16 22 — 75

3-point goals: Seton Catholic (4) Tedford 3, Baugh. Ticonderoga (7) Nielsen, Graney 2, Denno 4.

JV: Ticonderoga won.

Modified: Ticonderoga won.

MVAC

Crown Point 46, Johnsburg 14

CROWN POINT — The Panthers had 10 players in the scoring column as they defeated the Jaguars.

“I was happy that we got everybody involved tonight,” Crown Point coach John Swinton said. “We moved the ball nicely and knocked down some open shots and played good team defense.”

Crown Point’s Mike Gould led all scorers with eight points, and Dan Groshans added six.

Crown Point 46,

Johnsburg 14

Johnsburg (14)

Sears 0-0-0, Smith 1-0-3, Prouty 0-0-0, Berg 1-0-2, Cleveland 0-0-0, Watson 0-0-0, Slater 0-0-0, Washburn 2-0-4, Moore 2-1-5. Totals: 6-1-14.

Crown Point (46)

Spring 1-0-2, Mildon 0-0-0, Spaulding 1-2-4, G. Macey 2-0-5, Groshans 3-0-6, Dushane 2-1-5, Gould 4-0-8, N. Macey 1-0-3, McIntosh 1-0-3, Foote 3-0-6, Worth 2-0-4. Totals: 20-3-46.

Johnsburg 3 4 2 5 — 14

Crown Point 14 10 14 8 — 46

3-point goals: Johnsburg (1), Smith. Crown Point (3), G. Macey, N. Macey, McIntosh.

Modified: Crown Point won.

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