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Tori Barrett of Beekmantown (right) goes to the basket as Seton Catholic's Maddison Murnane defends during a Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls' basketball game Thursday. (P-R PHOTO/ROB FOUNTAIN)

Bobcats knock off Cougars

ELLENBURG — Taylor Durnin dropped 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as the much-improved Northern Adirondack girls’ basketball team knocked off Northeastern Clinton 52-35 in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play Thursday.

The Bobcats took command of a 15-point halftime lead and received key contributions from Jillian Scott, who fired 13 points and grabbed four boards, and Rachael Venne (12 points, six steals).

“We came out ready to play,” Northern Adirondack coach Jessica Barnhart said. “We rebounded well and had good pressure defense that had (Northeastern Clinton) shooting from the perimeter. We played four quarters of basketball.”

Allie Cartier paced the Cougars with eight points in the loss. Jordan Dominic added six.

Northern Adirondack 52,

Northeastern Clinton 35

Northeastern Clinton (35)

Roush 2-1-5, Hebert 2-0-4, Rabideau 2-0-4, Arless 0-2-2, Babbie 0-0-0, Dominic 2-0-6, Cartier 3-2-8, Miller 0-0-0, Paola 1-0-2, Sample 2-0-4. Totals: 14-5-35.

Northern Adirondack (52)

Durnin 6-4-16, Warick 0-0-0, Venne 4-4-12, Magee 3-0-7, Scott 4-4-13, Lashway 0-2-2, Kerr 1-0-2, Brunell 0-0-0. Totals: 18-14-52.

N Clinton 2 5 10 18 — 35

N Adirondack 13 14 12 13 — 52

3-point goals: Northeastern Clinton (2): Dominic 2. Northern Adirondack (2): Magee, Scott.

JV: Northeastern Clinton.

Modified: Northern Adirondack.

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Beekmantown 61, Seton Catholic 29

PLATTSBURGH — Shannon Ryan scored 24 points, including 17 in the first half, to help lead the Eagles past the Knights.

Beekmantown held a 20-7 lead after one quarter and a commanding 36-8 halftime advantage before Seton Catholic outscored the Eagles, 17-12, in the third.

Grace Kelly added 16 points, including four 3-pointers, for the Eagles.

Paige Spittler accounted for more than half of the Knights’ offense with 16 points, including 13 in the third quarter.

“We weren’t able to get the ball inside and had to shoot well from the outside,” Seton Catholic coach Danielle Castine said. “But we weren’t able to get our outside game going.

“We did have a good third quarter.”

Beekmantown 61, Seton Catholic 29

Beekmantown (61)

Barrett 1-2-4, McKinnley 2-0-4, LaFountain 1-0-2, Wilson 0-0-0, Guynup 1-0-2, S. Ryan 10-4-24, Kelly 6-0-16, Barcomb 1-0-2, Downey 0-0-0, Anderson 2-2-6, Brunell 0-1-1. Totals: 24-9-61.

Seton Catholic (29)

Murnane 1-1-3, Spittler 5-4-16, Clark 0-0-0, K. Ryan 0-2-2, Chapman 0-0-0, Nachbauer 0-0-0, Egan 1-0-2, Bashaw 2-0-4, Durgan 0-0-0, Moore 0-2-2. Totals: 9-9-29.

Beekmantown 20 16 12 13 — 61

Seton Catholic 7 1 17 4 — 29

3-point goals: Beekmantown (4): Kelly 4. Seton Catholic (2): Spittler 2.

Modified: Seton Catholic won.

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Plattsburgh 59, Moriah 47

PORT HENRY — The Vikings hung with the Hornets until the final three minutes of the contest.

Marle Curle paced Plattsburgh with a game-high 29 points and Olivia Carlsson added 15. Brin Keyser contributed three key 2-pointers in the fourth quarter.

Madison Stahl poured in 26 points and added three steals for Moriah, and Taylor Sprague followed with 10 points. Lauren Pelkey chipped in 11 rebounds and six assists.

The Hornets jumped out to a 12-5 lead in the first quarter. But the Vikings battled back, and Plattsburgh held a 37-35 advantage heading into the fourth. The Hornets then outscored the Vikings 22-12 in the final stanza.

“It was a 3-point game with three minutes remaining when Keyser hit three baskets in a row to put them up by nine,” Moriah coach Steve Pelkey said.

“It was more of them executing down the stretch rather than us not playing well. I was real proud of our girls.”

Plattsburgh 59, Moriah 47

Plattsburgh (59)

Carper 0-0-0, Dragoon 2-0-4, Carlsson 7-0-15, Bedard 0-0-0, Duquette 2-0-5, Keyser 3-0-6, Curle 10-7-29, LaBarge 0-0-0, Marlow 0-0-0. Totals: 24-7-59.

Moriah (47)

Wykes 0-1-1, Cross 0-0-0, Stahl 9-7-26, Slattery 1-1-3, C. Pelkey 1-0-2, L. Pelkey 0-2-2, Snyder 1-1-3, Sprague 5-0-10. Totals: 17-12-47.

Plattsburgh 12 11 14 22 — 59

Moriah 5 15 15 12 — 47

3-point goals: Plattsburgh (4): Curle 2; Carlsson; Duquette. Moriah (1): Stahl.

JV: Moriah won.

Modified: Moriah won.

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AuSable Valley 46, Saranac Lake 19

CLINTONVILLE — The Patriots (9-2) used a full-court man-to-man press that diffused the Red Storm’s offense and forced numerous turnovers.

Meghan Strong was AuSable Valley’s high scorer with 12 points. Taylor Saltus added 11 markers.

“We had a big first quarter that set the tone,” Patriots coach Roger Long said. “We worked the shot clock and allowed fewer possessions in the second half. Rachel Knapp ran the floor well, and Sierra Snow played great defensively.”

Senior guard Megan Moody led Saranac Lake with five points.

AuSable Valley 46, Saranac Lake 19

Saranac Lake (19)

Ward 0-0-0, McDonough 0-0-0, Moody 2-0-5, Kilroy 2-0-4, Woodruff 0-0-0, Kieffer 1-0-2, Orticelle 1-0-2, Viscardo 1-0-2, Buckley 2-0-4. Totals: 9-0-19.

AuSable Valley (46)

Strong 6-0-12, Knapp 2-2-6, Saltus 4-3-11, L. Snow 2-0-4, Taylor 2-0-5, Rondeau 2-1-6, S. Snow 1-0-2, Douglass 0-0-0. Totals: 19-7-46.

Saranac Lake 6 4 5 4 — 19

AuSable Valley 14 15 9 8 — 46

3-point goals: Saranac Lake (1): Moody. AuSable Valley (2): Taylor, Rondeau.

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Peru 55, Lake Placid 10

LAKE PLACID — Sisters Meghan and Mary Mazzella combined for 21 points, while Emily Major added 11 for the Indians.

“Peru had a great team effort and were too much for us to handle,” Blue Bombers coach Jeff Potter said. “Our shooting percentage was poor, and we committed too many turnovers. The Mazzellas set the pace for them. (Major) did a nice job in the post.”

Junior Kelsey Taylor led the Blue Bombers with six points.

Peru 55, Lake Placid 10

Peru (55)

Ma. Mazzella 3-1-8, Hackett 2-1-6, Me. Mazzella 6-0-13, Flynn 3-0-9, Major 4-3-11, Wright 3-0-6, Remillard 1-0-2, Spear 0-0-0, Neenan 0-0-0. Totals: 22-5-55.

Lake Placid (10)

Potter 1-0-2, Taylor 2-2-6, Uebrick 1-0-2, Jesmer 0-0-0, Santana 0-0-0, Brandes 0-0-0, Melgiore 0-0-0, Zayonc 0-0-0. Totals 4-2-10.

Peru 12 10 19 14 — 55

Lake Placid 2 1 3 4 — 10

3-point goals: Peru (6): Ma. Mazzella, Hackett, Me. Mazzella, Flynn 3.

MVAC

Minerva/Newcomb 42, Willsboro 27

NEWCOMB — Gabrielle McNally dropped 18 points for the Mountaineers (6-4), while Ashley Miller (9) and Makenzie Winslow (7) combined for 16 points in the Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference win.

The Warriors, who were shut out 11-0 in the second quarter, were led in scoring by Amanda Mahoney’s 12 points. Senior guard Kyli Swires added 10.

Minerva/Newcomb 42, Willsboro 27

Willsboro (27)

Belzile 0-0-0, Marcotte 0-0-0, Crowningshield 0-0-0, O’Hara 2-0-5, Swires 4-0-10, Mahoney 6-0-12, Burt 0-0-0. Totals: 12-0-27.

Minerva/Newcomb (42)

McNally 8-2-18, Miller 4-0-9, Winslow 3-1-7, Bennett 2-0-4, Rubertone 1-0-2, McCall 1-0-2, Espana 0-0-0, Marra 0-0-0, Bush 0-0-0, D. McNally 0-0-0, C. Espana 0-0-0, Cortinovis 0-0-0, R. Mara 0-0-0. Totals: 19-3-42.

Willsboro  9 0 12 6 — 27

Minerva/New 9 11 11 11 — 42

3-point goals: Willsboro (3), Swires 2, O’Hara. Minerva/Newcomb (1), Miller.

NAC

Chateaugay 39, St. Lawrence 22

CHATEAUGAY — Courtney Boyea scored 15 points to lead the Bulldogs to a Northern Athletic Conference win.

Hannah Cook contributed eight points and six assists for Chateaugay, and Makayla Fleury had 15 rebounds and six points. Alexis Beach had a strong game defensively, grabbing four steals and holding St. Lawrence’s top offensive threat, Breanna Vatter, to seven points. Caitlin Miller also played strong defense, blocking five shots.

“St. Lawrence is a nice team with a lot of weapons and well coached,” Chateaugay coach Joe McComb said. “They really made us work for everything we got, and we had to tough one out.”

Lindsey Thayer led St. Lawrence with 12 points.

Chateaugay 39, St. Lawrence 22

St. Lawrence (22)

Thayer 6-0-12, Savage 0-0-0, Vatter 3-0-7, Grow 0-0-0, Rufa 0-0-0, Kesner 0-0-0, Richards 1-1-3, Taylor 0-0-0. Totals: 10-1-22.

Chateaugay (39)

A. Beach 1-0-2, H. Cook 4-0-8, K. Beach 0-0-0, Boyea 6-0-15, Fleury 3-0-6, Miller 1-2-4, Charland 0-0-0, Barnes 2-0-4. Totals: 17-2-39.

St. Lawrence 6 5 7 4 — 22

Chateaugay 11 8 11 9 — 39

3-point goals: St. Lawrence (1), Vatter. Chateaugay (3), Boyea 3.

Boys

Willsboro 43, Minerva/Newcomb 42

NEWCOMB — Seth Swires hit a game-winning shot at the buzzer, helping the Warriors to a thrilling 1-point win.

Swires finished with 10 points, while teammate Nick Arnold was the game’s high scorer at 19.

Austin Williams and Bryton Chikukwa paced the Mountaineers with 16 and 10 points, respectively.

Willsboro 43, Minerva/Newcomb 42

Willsboro (43)

Politi 1-1-4, Arnold 8-2-19, Pierson 1-0-2, Swires 5-0-10, Cross 1-0-2, Lobdell 2-0-6, McVicker 0-0-0. Totals: 18-3-43.

Minerva/Newcomb (42)

Johnson 0-0-0, McCall 1-0-3, Vanderwalker 0-0-0, Martinez 0-0-0, Moulton 0-2-2, Ruzbacki 4-0-9, Chikukwa 4-2-10, Williams 6-4-16, Galusha 1-0-2. Totals: 16-8-42.

Willsboro 9 8 11 15 — 43

Minerva/New 16 8 12 6 — 42

3-point goals: Willsboro (4): Politi, Arnold, Lobdell 2. Minerva/Newcomb (2): McCall, Ruzbacki.

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