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December 9, 2013

Peru, Keene win in basketball

WATERFORD — Tyler Lemza, Jordan Guay and Nick Lawliss powered the Peru boys’ basketball team to a 73-59 victory over Hoosic Valley on Sunday in the Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge.

It was a start to the season for the Indians (2-0), who recorded a 66-36 win at Fort Plain the day before.

Lemza led Peru with 23 points and also grabbed eight rebounds. Guay finished with 18 points and five assists, while Lawliss had a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Mackenzie Boice was also a factor with six points and six rebounds.

The Indians put the game away early, taking a commanding 37-18 advantage into the halftime break.

“Tyler Lemza played an outstanding overall game,” Peru coach John Clemons said. “He demanded the ball and attacked the basket strong after being held scoreless in the first quarter.

“Jordan Guay did a great job getting the ball up the floor before Hoosic Valley could get set. We played great team defense and limited them from getting second chances. Mackenzie Boice contributed quality minutes.”

Peru 73, Hoosic Valley 59

Hoosic Valley (59)

Pierre 7-6-22, Sawyer 2-0-6, Rooney 5-5-15, Gillespie 1-10-12, D. Erpey 2-0-4, Moore 0-0-0, M. Erpey 0-0-0, Carner 0-0-0. Totals: 17-21-59.

Peru (73)

Guay 5-5-18, Demarais 0-0-0, Casey 3-4-10, Hendricks 2-0-4, Lemza 8-6-23, Dick 0-0-0, Bazzano 0-0-0, Boice 3-0-6, Lovely 0-0-0, Lawliss 6-0-12. Totals: 27-15-73.

Hoosic Valley 9 9 17 24 — 59

Peru 16 21 14 22 — 73

3-point goals: Hoosic Valley (4): Pierre 2; Sawyer 2. Peru (4): Guay 3; Lemza.

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GIRLS

KEENE 55, MINERVA/NEWCMB 36

PLATTSBURGH — Tucker Geiger, despite being double-teamed, scored 16 points and grabbed 18 rebounds Saturday night to lead the Keene girls to a 55-36 win over Minerva/Newcomb in Northern Basketball League play as part of the Coaches vs. Cancer Challenge.

Naomi Peduzzi also finished with a double-double with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Freshman point guard Hanna Whitney controlled the pace of the game for Keene and had 12 points, all from 3-pointers.

Both teams came out pressing and the result was a 29-14 halftime lead for Keene.

Makenzie Winslow, despite being in foul trouble early on, paced the Mountaineers with 15 points.

“Minerva/Newcomb is always a tough team and they press the whole game,” Keene coach Brian LaVallee said. “They can really wear you down.

“But we were able to play good defense and control the boards.”

Keene 55, Minerva/Newcomb 36

Minerva/Newcomb (36)

Winslow 15, Yandon 0, O’Donell 0, G. McNally 5, Fiden 0, Miller 5, LaBarr 0, McCall 0, D. McNally 2, Viele 0, Myler 9. Totals: 36.

Keene (55)

Bruha 0, Whitney 12, Peduzzi 12, Smith 8, Ta. Geiger 7, Gifford 0, Tu. Geiger 16. Totals: 55.

Minerva/Newcomb 5 9 12 10 — 36

Keene 13 16 14 12 — 55

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