BEEKMANTOWN — After a back-and-forth affair in the final minutes of regulation, the Beekmantown girls’ basketball team had enough of Peru’s late-game dramatics.
The Eagles (15-2, 14-2) received point production from five players in the extra session, while Shannon Ryan had a game-high 31 points for a 60-51 win in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action Tuesday night.
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“We had a six-point lead down the stretch, but they responded with a couple of 3-pointers to tie it back up,” Beekmantown coach Greg Waters said. “Peru is much-improved, and they played us with a sense of urgency.”
Mary Mazzella’s floater in the lane with five seconds remaining in the fourth quarter forced overtime.
But the Eagles remained composed and according to Waters, received unselfish play on the offensive end.
“Our team went 6-for-8 from the free-throw line in overtime and Kristine McKinnley had four points,” Waters said. “It was nice to finally clinch a first-round bye.”
McKinnley contributed 12 points, while Grace Kelly had nine markers in the win.
Peru’s Brianna Hackett knocked down 15 of her 17 points in the second half, including three 3-point field goals.
Mazzella and little sister Meghan added 14 and 11 points, respectively.
Beekmantown 60, Peru 51 (OT)
Ma. Mazzella 5-4-14, Hackett 7-0-17, Me. Mazzella 4-2-11, Major 3-2-8, Spear 0-1-1, Remillard 0-0-0, Martin 0-0-0, Wright 0-0-0, Flynn 0-0-0. Totals: 19-9-51.
McKinnley 6-0-12, Ryan 12-7-31, Kelly 2-5-9, K. Guynup 0-2-2, Barcomb 1-4-6, Waite 0-0-0, Wilson 0-0-0, LaFountain 0-0-0. Totals: 21-18-60.
Peru 11 7 15 15 3 — 51
B’town 11 11 14 12 12 — 60
3-point goals: Peru (4): Hackett 3, Me. Mazzella.
Plattsburgh High 50, Saranac Lake 37
PLATTSBURGH — Marle Curle scored 28 points as the Hornets defeated the Red Storm and clinched the CVAC Division I title.
Plattsburgh (15-3, 14-2) finished tied for first with Beekmantown, and the teams split their two matchups this season. According to CVAC coordinator Roger Long, the Hornets own the next tiebreaker because they have a better record against Division I opponents.