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Alec Lapierre of Chazy goes up for a shot over the outstretched hands of Elizabethtown-Lewis's Zac Noka-Bailey (left) and Connor Marvin during a Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference game Thursday. The Lions won 55-51 in overtime. (P-R PHOTO/ALVIN REINER)

Lions hold off Eagles in overtime

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions looked as if they were home free after one quarter of their showdown with the Chazy Eagles Thursday night in Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference boys’ basketball.

The Lions (7-1, 6-0) raced out to a 22-9 lead with Charlie Huttig hitting for 11 of his game-high 20 points in the first eight minutes.

“We had good pressure on the ball, and we were hitting our shots,” Elizabethtown-Lewis coach Colby Pulsifer recalled.

“But Chazy did a good job with its press and was able to work its way back in the game.”

The Eagles outscored the Lions 22-12 over the second and third periods and eventually grabbed a 1-point lead late in the fourth. The Lions managed to tie it with more than a minute to play, and neither team could capitalize on its chances over the last 60 seconds, forcing overtime.

Elizabethtown-Lewis, which had struggled mightily from the foul line in regulation, made good on 4-of-7 attempts in the extra session to secure the victory. Huttig had four points in overtime.

Neither side fared well from the free-throw line. Elizabethtown-Lewis was 9-for-24 while Chazy was 15-for-37.

Zac Noka-Bailey enjoyed a big night for the Lions with 17 points and 20 rebounds.

Brandon Laurin dropped in 15 points, and Hayden Guay netted 10 for Chazy.

“Both teams fought really hard. It was an exciting game,” Pulsifer said.

Elizabethtown-Lewis 55, Chazy 51, OT

Chazy (51)

Guay 4-0-10, Laurin 4-6-15, Miller 0-0-0, Ryan 0-0-0, Hampton 3-3-9, Lapierre 2-3-7, Brothers 1-1-3, Botten 2-2-7, Chauvin 0-0-0. Totals 12-4-15-51.

Elizabethtown-Lewis (55)

Huttig 7-3-20, Morris 1-0-3, White 2-2-8, LaPier 1-3-5, Turner 0-0-0, Noka-Bailey 8-1-17, Whalen 1-0-2, Denton 0-0-0, Marvin 0-0-0. Totals 20-9-55.

Chazy 9 11 10 17 4 — 51

E’town-Lewis 22 4 8 13 8 — 55

3-point goals: Chazy (4) Guay 2, Laurin, Botten. E-L (6) Huttig 3, Morris, White 2.

JV: Chazy won.

Modified: Chazy won.

Crown Point 56, Wells 45

WELLS — The Indians were able to extend a 5-point lead to 11 with under a minute to go, while Gabe Macey totaled a game-high 21 markers in the win.

“We got sloppy down the stretch,” Wells head coach Dayna Fisher said. “Offensively, we got flustered and couldn’t finish. We had opportunities to put the game away but couldn’t.”

Senior guard Jon Spualding added 11 points.

Ben Brenan paced the Panthers, scoring on six buckets and grabbing 17 boards. Jake Early also reached double-double status, accumulating 13 points and 13 rebounds for Wells.

Crown Point 56, Wells 45

Crown Point (56)

Spring 4-0-8, Spaulding 5-1-11, Macey 8-4-21, Groshans 2-3-7, Dushane 1-2-4, Gould 1-0-2, Foote 1-1-3, Worth 0-0-0, Mildon 0-0-0. Totals: 22-11-56.

Wells (45)

Earley 4-5-13, Hayes 3-0-6, Michienzi 1-0-2, Chicoski 4-0-8, Brenan 6-0-12, Weaver 2-0-4, Hoffman 0-0-0, Elemendorf 0-0-0, Jennings 0-0-0. Totals: 20-5-45.

Crown Point 15 10 9 22 — 56

Wells 17 13 5 10 — 45

3-point goals: Crown Point (1): Macey.

Schroon Lake 57, Westport 45

SCHROON LAKE — Senior guard Jesse Shaughnessy went off for 32 points, while teammate Tanner Stone added 13 for the Wildcats.

The Eagles were unable to generate any momentum throughout but were led by Ryan Davis, who collected 18 points.

Schroon Lake 57, Westport 45

Westport (45)

Moricette 0-0-0, A. Gay 1-0-2, Clark 2-0-5, J. Gay 1-2-4, Schranf 1-0-2, Davis 7-2-18, Mero 2-5-9, King 1-1-3, Napper 1-0-2. Totals: 16-10-45.

Schroon Lake (57)

Rose 0-2-2, Stone 6-0-13, DeZalia 0-0-0, A. Shaughnessy 1-0-3, J. Shaughnessy 15-2-32, Lough 0-0-0, Armstrong 1-0-2, Paradis 0-0-0, Vallie 0-0-0, C. Maisonville 2-1-5, J. Maisonville 0-0-0. Totals: 25-5-57.

Westport 9 15 10 11 — 45

Schroon Lake 17 11 16 13 — 57

3-point goals: Westport (3) Clark, Davis 2. Schroon Lake (2) Stone, A. Shaughnessy.

Willsboro 38, Lake Placid 24

LAKE PLACID — Nick Arnold scored 14 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter to help the visiting Warriors pull away to the victory.

The two teams combined for 36 points in a frenetic fourth quarter after tallying just 26 over the first three periods.

Tarik Cecunjanin netted 11 points to lead the Blue Bombers.

Willsboro 38, Lake Placid 24

Willsboro (38)

Politi 1-0-2, Arnold 10-3-23, Pierson 1-0-2, Porter 1-0-3, Swires 1-0-2, Cross 2-0-4, Lobdell 0-0-0, McVicker 1-0-2. Totals 17-3-38.

Lake Placid (24)

Briggs 0-0-0, Cecunjanin 3-3-11, DiNicola 0-0-0, Brandes 1-2-4, Ca. Porter 1-2-4, Kordziel 0-0-0, Woodruff 0-1-1. Totals 7-8-24.

Willsboro 4 6 4 2 4 — 38

Lake Placid  6 5 1 12 — 24

3-point goals: Wills (1) Porter. LP (2) Cecunjanin 2.

JV: Lake Placid won

Modified: Lake Placid won

Indian Lake/Long Lake 51, Keene 18

KEENE — The visiting Orange held injury-riddled Keene scoreless in the first quarter on their way to a convincing victory.

Matt Moore and Colin Farrell each scored 12 points, Henry Sandiford added 11 and Curtis Seaman, 10, to lead the Indian Lake/Long Lake attack.

Keene, playing without three injured starters, was led by Gabe Warner with 10 points.

Indian Long 51, Keene 18

Indian/ Long Lake (51)

Moore 4-1-12, Farrell 6-0-12, Sandiford 5-0-11, Seaman 4-0-10, Hart 2-1-5, King 0-1-1, Walters 0-0-0, Douglas 0-0-0, Giessen 0-0-0. Totals 21-3-51.

Keene (18)

Warner 4-0-10, Haverlick 2-0-4, Sturgess 2-0-4, Hong 0-0-0, Holmes 0-0-0, 0-0-0, Ashe 0-0-0. Totals 8-0-18.

Ind/Long Lake 18 11 12 10 — 51

Keene 0 4 5 9 — 18

3-point goals: ILL (6) Moore 3, Sandiford, Seaman 2. Keene (2) Warner 2.

Modified: Indian Lake/Long Lake won

Minerva/Newcomb 34, Johnsburg 28

NORTH CREEK — Austin Williams scored 13 points and the Mountaineers held the Jaguars scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Minerva/Newcomb, leading by one entering the fourth, tallied only five points of its own in the final stanza.

Austin Washburn was the leading scorer for Johnsburg with nine points.

Minerva/Newcomb 34, Johnsburg 28

Minerva/Newcomb (34)

Johnson 2-0-4, McCall 1-0-2, Park 0-0-0, Bartomeau 0-0-0, Ruzbacki 3-1-7, Zhao 1-0-2, Chikukwa 3-0-6, Williams 5-3-13, Galusha 0-0-0. Totals: 15-4-34.

Johnsburg (28)

Sears 0-0-0, Smith 2-0-6, Prouty 2-1-5, Berg 0-0-0, Watson 0-0-0, Slater 0-0-0, Washburn 4-1-9, Moore 3-0-6. Totals: 12-2-28.

Minerva/New. 8 8 15 5 — 34

Johnsburg 9 8 11 0 — 28

3-point goals: Johnsburg (2): Smith 2.

Modified: Minerva/Newcomb won.

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