December 21, 2012

Moriah bounces back with win over NCCS

PORT HENRY — What a difference a day makes.

After dropping a tough 39-38 loss at Saranac Lake the day before, the Moriah girls’ basketball team bounced back in a big way for a 50-42 victory over Northeastern Clinton in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference play Thursday night.

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Sophomore Madison Stahl poured in 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Vikings defeated the Cougars for the first time in recent memory.

“We hadn’t beaten them since I’ve been here,” Moriah coach Steve Pelkey said. “We had lost a tough game the night before in Saranac Lake and the girls were able to bounce back. We played good defense, especially in the second half. It was a good game for us.”

Taylor Sprague added 11 points and Lauren Pelkey nine for the Vikings, while Caitlin Pelkey chipped in with six points and six assists.

The Cougars held a 27-22 lead at the half. But Moriah held NCCS to five third-quarter points to take a 33-32 advantage into the fourth. Stahl then scored 10 of her points to lead Moriah on a 17-10 run to close out the game.

“It was a pretty close game all the way,” Pelkey said. “They led by as many as five points and we led by as many as nine. They cut it to four in the fourth quarter, but we were able to make our foul shots.

“Last night, we missed three one-and-ones. Tonight, we made five of six from the line down the stretch.”

Jordan Dominic tossed in 14 points, including four three-pointers, for the Cougars. Skyler Hebert added 11 points and Allie Cartier, eight.

Moriah 50, NCCS 42

NCCS (42)

Roush 0-0-0, Menard 0-0-0, Hebert 5-0-11, Arless 0-0-0, Babbie 0-1-1, Dominic 5-0-14, Cartier 4-0-8, Miller 3-0-6, Paola 1-0-2, Sample 0-0-0. Totals: 18-1-42.

Moriah (50)

Wykes 0-0-0, Cross 0-1-1, Stahl 8-7-23, K. Pelkey 2-2-6, L. Pelkey 4-0-9, Sprague 3-5-11. Totals: 17-15-50.

NCCS 13 14 5 10 — 42

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