January 9, 2013

Douglas helps Patriots get by PHS

PLATTSBURGH —  AuSable Valley trailed by as many as nine in the second half Tuesday, but the Patriots put up 20 points in the fourth quarter to rally past Plattsburgh High 60-53 in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys’ basketball.

Shane Douglas scored 30 points to lead AuSable Valley, and John Goodnough had 16.

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“It was a back-and-forth battle,” Plattsburgh coach Chris Hartmann said. “We had a 9-point lead in the second half, but AuSable never gave up. They were able to come back.

“We had them on the ropes, but we were never able to just knock them out. Their defense was good; our defense was not.”

The Hornets led by five going into the fourth quarter but were held to eight points the rest of the way.

T.J. LaPoint scored 15 and pulled down 10 rebounds for Plattsburgh. Garrett Frady had 12 points, and Nate Harrington chipped in nine points and nine boards.

“AuSable did very well. They played an outstanding game,” Hartmann said.

AuSable Valley 60, Plattsburgh 53

AuSable Valley (60)

Cosgrove 2-0-5, Casey 1-0-2, Goodnough 7-2-16, Facteau 2-0-4, Depo 0-1-1, Douglas 11-7-30, McDonald 1-0-2. Totals: 22-2-10-60.

Plattsburgh (53)

Frady 4-1-12, Maknani 3-2-8, Kelley 2-1-7, Harrington 2-4-9, LaPoint 6-1-15, Matthews 0-0-0, LaBorde 0-0-0, Bouzidane 1-0-2. Totals: 18-9-53.

AuSable Valley 6 17 17 20 — 53

Plattsburgh 13 13 19 8 — 60

3-point goals: AuSable Valley (2), Douglas, Cosgrove. Plattsburgh (8), Frady 3, LaPoint 2, Kelley 2, Harrington.

JV: AuSable Valley won.

Saranac 70, Seton Catholic 42

SARANAC — Jeremy Bullis scored a game-high 20 points as the Chiefs defeated the Knights.

The game was tied at 18 after one quarter, but Saranac outscored Seton Catholic 41-11 over the next two quarters.

“Really the difference in the game was we got some good play from our bench — Dylan Christopherson, for one, with 10 rebounds — and we shot well from the field,” Saranac coach Brent Denis said.

John Maye had 16 points for the Chiefs, and Connor Christopherson contributed 11.

Seton Catholic’s Adam Tedford and Chris Kustos each scored nine, and Keagen Briggs had eight.

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