SARANAC — Tanner Rascoe might have outdone himself Friday.
The Saranac sharpshooter converted five 3-pointers in a 23-point performance, helping the Chiefs to a 62-48 defeat of Beekmantown in boys’ Northern Basketball League play.
“The difference in the game was certainly our defense, but also the sensational offensive play of Tanner Rascoe,” Saranac coach Brent Denis said. “His performance was really something special (Friday). Tanner has an uncanny way of getting to the basket and being creative with the basketball.”
Both teams came out of the gate shooting well, resulting in a 20-17 first quarter. The Chiefs built a 10-point lead at halftime, but the Eagles battled back to within five points on several occasions.
“Defensively, Caleb Keysor, Morgan Earp and Aaron Cross held Beekmantown’s Greg Manney to only two points,” Denis said. “We work hard on defense, and it’s always nice to see our kids reap the benefits of what they’ve earned.”
Saranac’s John Maye had 12 rebounds to go with his 12 points. Mitch Pellerin accumulated 10 points.
Brandon Provost paced the Eagles with 18 points, while Jacob Remchuk accounted for 11 points.
“Brandon Provost played very well for Beekmantown,” Denis said. “He has a nice touch and was tough to defend in the first half.”
Saranac 62, Beekmantown 48
Manney 1-0-2, Price 1-0-2, Remchuk 4-2-11, Kemp 0-0-0, Dupigny 0-0-0, McDonald 1-0-2, Stevens 3-0-7, Pepper 0-0-0, Danussi 3-0-6, Mitchell 0-0-0, Provost 8-2-18, Pelkey 0-0-0. Totals: 21-4-48.
Pellerin 4-1-10, Earp 2-0-5, Rascoe 9-0-23, Cross 0-0-0, Maye 6-0-12, Keysor 2-0-5, Christopherson 3-1-7. Totals: 26-2-62.
Beekmantown 17 12 14 5 — 48
Saranac 20 19 14 9 — 62
3-point goals: Saranac (8) Pellerin, Earp, Rascoe 5, Keysor. Beekmantown (2) Remchuk, Stevens.
Plattsburgh 72, Northern Adirondack 51
PLATTSBURGH — Garrett Frady and Taoufik Maknani scored 17 points each and the Hornets pulled away in the second half.
“Captains Frady and Maknani did a great job (Friday) of getting their teammates involved, and it was a great team victory,” Plattsburgh coach Chris Hartmann said.
Frady added seven steals and six assists, while Maknani pulled down 13 rebounds. Alex Follmer tossed in 14 for the Hornets.