CHAMPLAIN — Northeastern Clinton jumped out to a nine-point lead after the first quarter and AuSable Valley was only able to get two of those points back through the final three quarters.
The Cougars stunned the Patriots 68-61 for a girls’ Northern Basketball League victory Tuesday.
“On an emotional Senior Night, we played the best game of the year,” Northeastern Clinton coach Frank Dumas said. “We raced out to an early 30-12 lead and were able to hold off a good shooting AuSable team.”
The Patriots connected on 10 3-pointers throughout the night.
Kayla Carder led the Cougars with 22 points, while senior Taylor Rabideau chipped in with 12 points and had a strong night defensively. Sierra Gonyo tallied 10 points and Shaylyn Rowe added nine points.
“It was a great team effort and a big win for our program,” Dumas said. “AuSable battled right to the end. There is no quit in that club.”
Logan Snow had 14 points to pace the Patriots. Madison McCabe added 12 points, while Madison Rondeau, Taylor Saltus and Meghan Strong finished with 11 points. Strong and Rondeau connected on three 3-pointers.
Northeastern Clinton 68, AuSable Valley 61
AuSable Valley (61)
Strong 4-0-11, Manning 0-0-0, Saltus 4-2-11, L. Snow 5-3-14, Rondeau 4-0-11, Keenan 0-0-0, Santamaria 0-0-0, Bourgeois 0-0-0, S. Snow 1-0-2, McCabe 5-0-12, Douglass 0-0-0. Totals: 23-5-61.
Northeastern Clinton (68)
K. Sample 0-0-0, P. Sample 3-2-8, Rabideau 4-4-12, Gonyo 2-4-10, Rowe 2-4-9, Paola 0-0-0, E. Sample 3-1-7, Carder 7-8-22. Totals: 21-23-68.
AuSable Valley 7 18 13 23 — 61
Northeastern Clinton 16 17 12 23 — 68
3-point goals: AuSable Valley (10) Strong 3, Saltus, L. Snow, Rondeau 3, McCabe 2. Northeastern Clinton (3) Gonyo 2, Rowe 1.
JV: AuSable Valley won.
Mod: Northeastern Clinton won.
Beekmantown 62, Northern Adirondack 42
ELLENBURG — Shannon Ryan tallied 31 points as the Eagles took down the Bobcats to remain undefeated.
Beekmantown held an eight-point lead at the half, but outscored Northern Adirondack 28-16 in the second half.
Kenna Guynup added 12 points for the Eagles, while Emily Anderson tossed in 10 points.
“I felt that we played a very good first half defensively,” Bobcats coach Jessica Barnhart said. “The foul line really hurt us offensively; we were 5-of-17.