MORIAH — Lauren Cross had the hot hand and Moriah used a huge second quarter to knock off Seton Catholic, 53-44, in Tuesday’s girls’ Northern Basketball League contest.
Cross drained five 3-pointers for the Vikings, on her way to a team-high 16 points and 10 rebounds.
After a fairly even first quarter and Moriah holding an 8-6 lead, the Vikings outscored the Knights 20-11 in the second quarter. The nine-point difference proved to be the margin of victory in the game.
“Lauren Cross had a big game for us offensively,” Moriah coach Erica Slattery said. “She was able to hit some clutch shots when we really needed them, and did a nice job rebounding and getting us control of the ball.
“(Samantha) Bashaw had a nice game for them offensively, making some big threes at the end of the game,”
Bashaw tallied a game-high 18 points, including three 3-pointers, to lead the way for Seton Catholic. The Knights tried to claw their way back in the fourth quarter, outscoring Moriah, 16-12.
Paige Spittler added eight points for the Knights, while Hailey Moore had seven and Shannon Egan tossed in six.
Halie Snyder and Taylor Sprague each pitched in with 11 points. Madison Stahl finished with nine points, while Sarah Slattery pulled down eight rebounds.
Moriah 53, Seton Catholic 44
Seton Catholic (44)
Murnane 0-0-0, Spittler 2-2-8, Egan 2-1-6, Allen 0-0-0, Nauchbauer 0-2-2, Zalis 0-3-3, Bashaw 7-1-18, Moore 2-3-7. Totals: 13-12-44.
Speshock 1-0-2, Cross 5-1-16, Stahl 3-3-9, Slattery 2-1-5, MacDougal 0-0-0, Pelkey 0-3-3, Snyder 4-3-11, Sprague 4-3-11, Brace 0-3-3. Totals: 17-13-53.
Seton Catholic 6 11 11 16 — 44
Moriah 8 20 13 12 — 53
3-point goals: Seton Catholic (6) Spittler 2, Egan, Bashaw 3. Moriah (5) Cross 5.
Ticonderoga 37, Lake Placid 32 (OT)
TICONDEROGA — Hanna Potter hit a 3-pointer with six seconds left in regulation to tie the game, but the Sentinels were able to pull out an overtime win.
Ticonderoga led the entire contest and managed to convert a number of free throws in the overtime period.
Kylie Austin led the Sentinels with 13 points. Nicole Fuller totaled nine points.