Press-Republican

December 21, 2012

Moriah bounces back with win over NCCS


Press-Republican

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

Moriah 10 12 11 17 — 50

3-point goals: NCCS (5): Dominic 4; Hebert. Moriah (1): L. Pelkey.

JV: NCCS won.

Saranac Lake 45, Ticonderoga 31

TICONDEROGA — The Red Storm made it two wins in as many days Thursday night.

Saranac Lake jumped out to a 14-7 lead in the first quarter and took a 32-16 advantage into the fourth.

Megan Moody led the Red Storm with nine points, while Jennifer Ward and Regan Kieffer added eight apiece. Nicole Viscardo had seven points.

Andrea Rich was the lone bright spot for the Sentinels, scoring a game-high 21 points. Ticonderoga was without the services of Kylie Austin, who is on vacation, Ticonderoga coach Shelly Young said.

“They were able to get good balanced scoring,” Young said. “Every player, except for one, scored for them.”

Saranac Lake 45,

Ticonderoga 31

Saranac Lake (45)

Ward 3-2-8, McDonough 1-0-2, Moody 3-2-9, Kieffer 3-1-8, Orticelle 2-2-6, Viscardo 3-0-7, Buckley 2-1-5. Totals: 17-8-45.

Ticonderoga (31)

Hamel 0-3-3, Jebb 2-0-4, Rich 7-6-21, Campney 1-1-3, Purkey 0-0-0, Palandrani 0-0-0, Moore 0-0-0, Kelly 0-0-0, Mars 0-0-0. Totals: 10-10-31.

Saranac Lake 14 5 13 13 — 45

Ticonderoga 7 2 7 15 — 31

3-point goals: Saranac Lake (3): Moody; Kieffer; Viscardo. Ticonderoga (1): Rich.

JV: Ticonderoga won.

Mod: Ticonderoga won.

MVAC

Johnsburg 37, Wells 32

NORTH CREEK — Astasia Myler scored 19 points to lead the Jaguars (2-4, 2-1) to a Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference victory in a game close throughout.

Johnsburg led by five points after one quarter but by only two at the half. They were back up by five after three.

Mikayla Glode added eight points for the Jaguars.

Brittany Woodward paced the Indians with 11 points, including seven from the foul line, while Sam Zemken contributed eight despite being in foul trouble.

Johnsburg 37, Wells 32

Wells (32)

Woodward 2-7-11, Mayer 1-0-2, Page 2-0-6, Brenan 1-0-3, Simon 1-0-2, Zemken 3-2-8. Totals: 10-9-32.

Johnsburg (37)

Amell 0-0-0, Williford 0-0-0, Knickerbocker 0-0-0, Denno 1-2-5, Gadway 0-0-0, Square 0-0-0, Glode 4-0-8, Gahan 0-0-0, Millington 2-1-5, Russell 0-0-0, Ellsworth 0-0-0, Myler 8-2-19. Totals: 15-5-37.

Wells 3 13 8 8 — 32

Johnsburg 8 10 11 8 — 37

3-point goals: Wells (3): Page 2; Brenan. Johnsburg (2): Denno; Myler.

Mod: Johnsburg won.

NAC

Chateaugay 57, Brushton-Moira 31

CHATEAUGAY — Courtney Boyea poured in 31 points, 21 of which came from beyond the arc, as Chateaugay trounced Bruston-Moira in Northern Athletic Conference play.

Boyea also had four assists and five rebounds.

The Bulldogs took a 19-1 lead after the first quarter before cruising the rest of the way.

Makayla Fleury pulled down 18 rebounds, including 11 defensive rebounds. Hannah cook had four steals.

Caitlyn LaPage led Brushton-Moira with 15 points.

Chateaugay 57,

Brushton-Moira 31

Brushton-Moira (31)

Dufrane 0-2-2, King 1-0-3, Trickey 0-3-3, LaPage 6-3-15, Kenny 0-2-2, Gary 1-2-4, McCarthy 0-0-0, Trimm 1-0-2. Totals: 9-12-31.

Chateaugay (57)

A. Beach 0-0-0, Cook 3-0-6, K. Beach 0-0-0, Boyea 12-0-31, Fleury 7-0-14, Miller 2-0-4, Winch 0-0-0, Charland 0-0-0, Barnes 1-0-2. Totals: 25-0-57.

Brushton-Moira 1 7 8 15 — 31

Chateaugay 19 11 12 15 — 57

3-point goals: Brushton-Moira (1) King. Chateaugay (7) Boyea 7.