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March 2, 2013

Unbeaten Schroon, Moriah battle for D boys’ basketball title

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PLATTSBURGH —

“I think in order to get the win were going to need more than one player to stand out, and it’s going to have to be a team effort,” Cross said. “Were going to have to beat Schroon Lake with four possibly all five of our players if we are going to get the win. Especially going up against Shaughnessy and Stone and trying to keep them off the boards and if we can do that we can give them all they want.”

The inconsistent played showed for the Vikings during the season as they had a five-game losing streak, which was started by the loss to Schroon Lake. The issues for Moriah’s struggles were against the big schools, but Cross feels that if they do what they have been doing they can match up with the best.

“We know when we play our game we can go one on one with the top teams,” said Cross. “I think at this time of the year the inconsistencies we have had are behind us, and if you aren’t playing well at this time of the year you won’t make it to the finals, and I think were playing fairly well right now.”

Earlier in the season both teams had a duel against one another that lasted into overtime with Schroon Lake picking up the victory in the extra time 54-51. This matchup will be taking place at the Field House in Plattsburgh State. Cross knows his team is going to give it all they got against the Wildcats.

“Were going to play our game and not going to change a thing,” said Cross. “If we play defense and get the big stops we need our scoring will come and we can play our style of basketball.”

Schroon Lake      FG      FT      Pts      3pt

Jesse Shaughnessy 160 56 19.8 1

Jeff Armstrong 61 21 7.6 2

Bobby Rose 41 11 5.3 1

Tanner Stone 76 15 10.4 30

Alex Shaughnessy 34 2 5.2 28

Caleb Maisonville 30 14 4.4 0

Moriah FG FT Pts 3pt 

Jessup Calkins 29 32 6.4 6

Derek Brassard 56 25 8.7 20

Mike Mero 39 17 5.8 10

Dakota Marcotte 14 6 2.1 0

Ryan Shpur 40 7 4.8 0

Tyler Pratt 20 12 3.9 6

Adam Jaquish 93 47 12.9 0

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