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Plattsburgh's Taoufik Maknani (11) rises for a shot against Saranac Friday in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys' basketball. Maknani finished with 25 points as the Hornets defeated the Chiefs, 67-62. (P-R Photo/Gabe Dickens)

Maknani's 25 leads Plattsburgh over Saranac

PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh roared out of the gate against Saranac Friday, but needed to hold of a Chiefs’ comeback attempt to capture a 67-62 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference victory in boys’ basketball.

Taoufik Maknani poured in a game-high 25 points, including 18 during a 34-24 first half for the Hornets.

“It was a crazy game,” Plattsburgh coach Chris Hartmann said. “We came out on fire and Maknani put in 18 in the first half.

“Our lead went up to 19, but Saranac put on a full-court press and we didn’t do a good job handling it. They crawled back and got as close as three points.”

Damon LaBorde added 10 points for the Hornets, while Brooks Kelley finished with nine points. Plattsburgh connected on 10 3-pointers on the night.

Jeremy Bullis put in a team-high 16 points for the Chiefs. Nick Daniels and Michael Conway each chipped in with 11 points.

“This was just a great game by both teams,” Hartmann said. “Definitely felt like playoff basketball.

“This team has had many highs and lows this year. I am proud of the way they came together to pull out a tough victory against a tough team.”

Plattsburgh 67, Saranac 62

Saranac (62)

Christopherson 4-1-9, Medeiros 2-1-7, Rascoe 0-0-0, Cross 0-0-0, Conway 4-0-11, Maye 3-2-8, Bullis 6-4-16, Daniels 3-5-11. Totals: 22-13-62.

Plattsburgh (67)

Frady 4-0-8, D. LaBorde 4-1-10, Maknani 10-0-25, LaPoint 3-0-7, Harrington 0-2-2, Kelley 3-0-9, O’Connor 2-0-4, Bouzidane 1-0-2, Odnoha 0-0-0. Totals: 27-3-67.

Saranac 8 16 17 21 — 62

Plattsburgh 17 17 17 16 — 67

3-point goals: Saranac (5) Medeiros 2, Conway 3. Plattsburgh (10) D. LaBorde, Maknani 5, LaPoint, Kelley 3.

JV: Plattsburgh won

Mod: Plattsburgh won.

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Saranac Lake 65, Beekmantown 60

BEEKMANTOWN — In a game that went down to the wire, it was the Red Storm who claimed a critical road victory over the Eagles.

Greg Manney hit a clutch 3-pointer with seconds remaining in regulation, sending the game into an extra session, however, Saranac Lake outscored Beekmantown in the final five minutes of play, 7-2.

Kevin Morgan paced the Red Storm in scoring with 35 points, while Teddy Yanchitis added 14.

Eagles coach Ryan Converse was pleased with the way his team played and its ability to remain composed.

“There were a couple of points in the game where we could’ve folded,” Converse said. “But we cut their lead to three at the half and got the tie at the end of regulation, so I’m proud of the way we battled all night.”

Keegan Ryan led the Eagles with 35 points, while Manney added seven.

Saranac Lake 65,

Beekmantown 60

Saranac Lake (65)

Bevilaqua 1-0-2, Beaudin 0-0-0, Fisher 0-0-0, Morgan 13-3-34, Cowan 1-0-3, Monroe 0-0-0, Ecret 0-0-0, Munn 5-2-12, Yanchitis 6-0-14, Stankus 0-0-0. Total: 26-5-65.

Beekmantown (60)

Koktwoski 0-0-0, Manny 3-0-7, Pelkey 2-0-4, Rabideau 0-0-0, Remchuck 0-0-0, Ryan 15-5-35, Singh 2-0-4, Stevens 2-1-5, Tramblee 2-0-5. Totals: 26-6-60.

Saranac Lake 15 15 13 15 7 — 65

Beekmantown 11 16 21 10 2 — 60

3-point goals: Saranac Lake (4): Morgan 3, Cowan. Beekmantown (2): Manney, Tramblee.

MVAC

Westport 40, Indian Lake/Long Lake 38

INDIAN LAKE/LONG LAKE — The game was tight throughout, but the Eagles were able to get the win against the Orange.

Indian Lake/Long Lake was shutout in the second quarter 13-0, but was able to outscore Westport in the second half, 32-20.

Jonathan Gay led the scoring for the Eagles with 15 points and Ryan Davis had eight, including the game-winning basket.

Orange coach David Olbert was happy with how his team played the second half, but it just wasn’t enough to come out on top.

“(Westport) had good matchups on us tonight, but I was happy with the way (Colin Farrell) exploded in the game tonight,” Olbert said.

Farrell had 11 points and Matt Moore had a nice game as well, scoring 16 points..

“The game was tied with 25 seconds left in the second half as Davis, for Westport, drove through a baseline screen and was able to get the winning basket,” Olbert said.

Westport 40,

Indian Lake/Long Lake 38

Westport (40)

Davis 4-0-8, Doyle 0-0-0, J. Gay 7-1-15, A. Gay 1-0-3, King 1-0-2, Moricette 4-0-8, Napper 1-2-4, Tryon 0-0-0. Totals: 18-3-40.

Indian Lake/Long Lake (38)

Douglass 0-0-0, Farrell 3-5-11, Giessen 1-0-2, Moore 6-1-16, Sandiford 2-1-6, Seaman 1-0-3, Totals: 15-7-38.

Westport 7 13 10 10 — 40

Indian/Long Lake 6 0 16 16 — 38

3-point goals: Westport (1) Anderson. Indian Lake/Long Lake (5) Moore 3, Sandiford, Seaman.

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Wells 58, Minerva-Newcomb 54 (OT)

OLMSTEDVILLE — Jake Earley accounted for a game-high 27 points as the Indians were able to overtake the Mountaineers in overtime.

Minerva-Newcomb took a 22-17 lead at the half, and held a two-point lead heading into the fourth quarter. Wells, though, was able outscore the Mountaineers 11-9 in the fourth quarter to force overtime.

Ben Brenan added 11 points for the Indians.

Austin Williams tallied 24 points to pace Minerva-Newcomb, while Trevor Moulton added 11.

Wells 58,

Minerva-Newcomb 54 (OT)

Wells (58)

Brenan 5-1-11, Chicoski 1-2-5, Earley 11-5-27, Hayes 1-1-3, Hoffman 0-0-0, Michienzi 0-4-4, Weaver 3-2-8. Total: 13-21-58.

Minerva-Newcomb (54)

McCall 0-0-0, Vanderwalker 0-0-0, Ruzbacki 2-0-4, Moulton 4-3-14, Chikukawa 5-2-12, Galusha 0-0-0. Total: 20-11-54.

Wells 7 10 18 11 12 — 58

Min/N’comb 16 6 15 9 8 — 54

3-point goals: Wells (2) Chicoski 1, Moulton 1.

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Chazy 51, Johnsburg 36

CHAZY — The Eagles were able to overcame shooting woes in the first half, while Alex Lapierre dropped a game-high 16 points and seven rebounds on Senior Night.

“We didn’t shoot very well from the outset and finished the game 18-for-71 from the field,” Chazy coach Cory Thompson said. “However, we were able to penetrate more in the second half, which caused (John Sears) to get in foul trouble and eventually foul out. We upped our full-court pressure, and it allowed us to get points off turnovers.”

Keenen Hampton added 14 points. Brandon Laurin accounted for seven points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals. Craig Botten grabbed seven boards and accumulated five steals. Justin Brothers totaled eight rebounds and four steals in the win.

“It’s a nice win for our boys on Senior Night,” Thompson said. “We hope to take this momentum into sectionals.”

Clayton Smith and Dylan Moore each had a team-high nine points for the Jaguars.

Chazy 51, Johnsburg 36

Johnsburg (36)

Sears 1-0-2, Smith 3-0-9, Cleveland 3-2-8, Watson 0-0-0, Washburn 3-0-8, Moore 0-9-9. Totals: 10-11-36.

Chazy (51)

Guay 2-0-4, Laurin 2-3-7, Hampton 4-5-14, Lapierre 6-1-16, Brothers 3-0-6, Botten 1-0-3, Chauvin 0-1-1. Totals: 18-10-51.

Johnsburg 8 7 13 8 — 36

Chazy 7 11 15 18 — 51

3-point goals: Johnsburg (5): Smith 3, Washburn 2. Chazy (5): Hampton, Lapierre 3, Botten.

GIRLS

Chazy 43, Johnsburg 38

CHAZY — Ashley and Courtney Gilmore paced the Eagles in scoring, totaling 11 points, respectively. Allison Tatro added seven.

Chazy coach Liz Garrand was proud of the way her team played and felt it was the best offensive night of the season for her team.

“It was a complete team effort out there with Courtney Gilmore going 7-for-8 from the free throw line and Ashley Gilmore going 3-for-6 from the line as well, and we got our highest point total of the season,” Garrand said.

Astaisa Myler led the Jaguars in points with 17.

Chazy 43, Johnsburgh 38

Johnsburg (38)

Dernno 2-1-6, Glode 4-4-12, Millington 1-1-3, Myler 6-5-17, Amello 0-0-0, Knickerbocker 0-0-0, Square 0-0-0, Gahan 0-0-0, Elsworth 0-0-0. Total: 11-11-38.

Chazy (43)

A. Gilmore 4-3-11, Tatro 3-1-7, C. Gilmore 2-7-11, Gonyo 2-0-4, Cahoon 2-0-4, Meshefsky 1-0-2, Stalker 2-0-4. Total: 16-11-43.

Johnsburg 5 8 12 13 — 38

Chazy 6 10 10 17 — 43

3-point goals: Johnsburg (1) Dernno.

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Indian Lake/Long Lake 43, Westport 22

INDIAN LAKE — The Orange took a 17-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

Shannon Farrell had a double-double for Indian Lake/Long Lake (16-1, 14-1) with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Meg smith added 13 points and eight rebounds.

“We were strong on the board the whole night,” Orange coach John Reynolds said. “We also got contributions from (Sydney) Hinckley and (Abby) Darling as they combined for 18 boards. So we had that going for us (Friday).”

Brendee Russell led the Eagles with 10 points.

“I am thrilled by the way we ended the season,” Reynolds said.”

Indian Lake/Long Lake 43, Westport 22

Westport (22)

Russell 3-4-10, Kurth 1-0-2, Quaglietta 0-0-0, Rascoe 0-0-0, Schwoebel 0-3-3, Viens 0-0-0, Mitchell 0-0-0, Sudin 3-1-7. Totals: 7-8-22.

Indian Lake/Long Lake (43)

Farrell 5-0-10, King 0-0-0, Darling 2-0-4, Bain 1-2-5, Walters 1-0-2, Hamden 2-0-4, Hinckley 2-1-5, Smith 3-7-13. Totals: 16-10-43.

Westport 2 10 4 6 — 22

Indian/Long Lake 17 11 11 4 — 43

3-point goals: Indian Lake/Long Lake (1) Bain.

NAC

CHATAEUGAY 50, HERMAN-DEKALB 39

POTSDAM — Courtney Boyea tallied 22 points as the Bulldogs knocked off the Demons.

Boyea also dished out four assists for Chataeugay. Makayla Fleury added 10 points and 17 rebounds, while Caitlin Miller pulled down 10 rebounds.

Clarisa Davis paced Herman-Dekalb with 16 points, while Courtney Harrington was right behind with 15.

Chateaugay 50,

Herman-Dekalb 39

Chateaugay (50)

A. Beach 2-0-5, H. Cook 0-1-1, K. Beach 0-2-2, Boyea 5-9-22, Fleury 5-0-10, Miller 2-4-8, Charland 0-0-0, Barnes 1-1-3. Totals: 15-17-50.

Herman-Dekalb (39)

Stott 1-1-3, Rust 2-0-5, Mott 0-0-0, Davis 6-1-16, Barney 0-0-0, Harrington 5-5-15, Whitton 0-0-0, Mackay 0-0-0, O’Donnell 0-0-0. Totals: 14-7-39.

Chataeugay 5 8 22 15 — 50

Herman-Dekalb 4 14 12 9 — 39

3-point goals: Chataeugay (3) A. Beach, Boyea 3.

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