PLATTSBURGH — Plattsburgh High stepped up its play in the third quarter Thursday night and recorded a 62-56 victory over AuSable Valley in boys’ Northern Basketball League play.
The Hornets and Patriots were tied at 26-all at the half before Plattsburgh went on a 21-12 third-quarter run for a 47-38 advantage after three.
“For two athletic teams, it was a boring and sloppy first half despite the score being tied,” Plattsburgh coach Chris Hartmann said. “We talked about stepping it up defensively in the third quarter, and we were able to come alive.”
The Hornets led by as many as 13 points, but the Patriots cut it to six with four minutes left. AuSable Valley, however, couldn’t get any closer.
“AuSable Valley did an outstanding job,” Hartmann said. “They are very quick and were aggressive. They were able to get a lot of second-chance points.”
Garrett Frady had another strong game for the Hornets as he led all scorers with 20 points. Taoufik Maknani also hit in double figures with 15, while Robert Matthews had nine and both Adam LaBorde and Nate Hughey chipped in eight.
Matthews pulled down eight rebounds, and Hughey grabbed seven.
Zach Cosgrove paced the Patriots with 15 points. Shane Douglas added 11, while both John Goodnough and Austin Facteau chipped in with eight.
“Alex Follmer did an outstanding job on Shane Douglas, holding him to 11 points,” Hartmann said. “Douglas is an excellent offensive player.”
Plattsburgh 62, AuSable Valley 56
AuSable Valley (56)
Cosgrove 6-2-15, Doyle 0-0-0, Parrow 2-2-6, Goodnough 4-0-8, Facteau 4-0-8, Sikander 2-0-4, Douglas 4-2-11, MaDonald 2-0-4. Totals: 24-6-56.
Frady 8-3-20, Maknani 7-1-15, LaBorde 3-2-8, Desrocher 0-0-0, Channell 0-0-0, Hughey 4-0-8, Follmer 1-0-2, Matthews 3-3-9. Totals: 26-9-62.
AuSable Valley 11 15 12 18 — 56
Plattsburgh 12 14 21 15 — 62
3-point goals: AuSable Valley (2): Cosgrove; Douglas. Plattsburgh (1): Frady.
PERU 78, BEEKMANTOWN 70
PERU — With coach John Clemons away for the birth of his child, assistant Kaleb Gohlke stepped in and guided the Indians to a high-scoring win.
Jordan Guay paced Peru offensively with 17 points and was followed by Tyler Lemza with 16 and Conor Casey with 14. Guay also recorded five steals, and Nick Lawliss chipped in with eight rebounds.