Press-Republican

February 21, 2013

Eagles defeat returning champion in Class D


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WESTPORT — Anderson Gay and Ryan Davis recorded double-doubles Wednesday night to power Westport to a 43-36 victory over Willsboro in the Section VII Class D boys’ basketball opening round playoffs.

Eighth-seeded Westport (11-7) will play at top-seeded Schroon Lake in Friday’s quarterfinals.



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Davis finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Gay added 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Brandon Porter paced the Warriors with 15 points and Nick Arnold, returning from an injury, added 10 points.

The Eagles held a 17-14 lead at the half and a 26-19 advantage after three before the two teams combined for 33 points in the fourth.

“Both teams played hard and played good defense,” said Westport coach Ike Tyler. “It was a tough battle. John Doyle and Thomas Mero didn’t score any points for us, but they played good defense.

“Willsboro was the defending sectional champion and they didn’t easily give up the title. We had a height advantage and it helped at the end. They got to within two points early in the fourth, but couldn’t get closer than that.”

Westport 43, Willsboro 36

Willsboro (36)

Flora 0-0-0, Arnold 4-1-10, Pierson 2-0-4, Pierce 0-0-0, Porter 6-0-15, Swires 1-1-3, Lobdell 0-0-0, McVicker 2-0-4. Totals: 15-2-36.

Westport (43)

A. Gay 5-1-14, J. Guay 2-3-7, Doyle 0-0-0, Davis 7-1-15, Mero 0-0-0, King 0-2-2, Napper 1-3-5. Totals: 15-10-43.

Willsboro 4 10 5 16 — 36

Westport 9 8 9 17 — 43

3-point goals: Willsboro (4); Porter 3; Arnold. Westport (3): A. Gay 3.

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Chazy 59, Keene 30

CHAZY — Hayden Guay and Alec Lapierre led the way as the fifth-seeded Eagles (11-8) advanced to Friday’s quarterfinals at Crown Point.

Guay finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists, four blocks and six steals, while Lapierre added a double-double with 15 points, including four 3-pointers, 10 rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Brandon Laurin chipped in with eight points for Chazy.

Colton Venner paced Keene with 10 points and Austin Brown was next with nine.

Chazy held a 25-18 lead at the half and then broke it open with a 21-5 run in the third quarter, with seven players scoring.

“We played okay in the first half,” said Chazy coach Cory Thompson. “But we missed something like eight layups and left some points on the floor.

“We kept the full-court pressure going in the third quarter and were able to spread their defense. We finished better.”

Chazy 59, Keene 30

Keene (30)

Jae Hong 0-0-0, Warner 1-0-3, Dumas 3-0-6, Montez 0-0-0, Holmes 0-0-0, Brown 3-3-9, Venner 4-1-10, Ashe 0-0-0, Haverlick 0-0-0, Sturgess 1-0-2. Totals: 12-4-30.

Chazy (59)

Guay 7-2-16, Laurin 3-1-8, O’Connor 1-0-3, Ryan 0-0-0, Hampton 3-1-7, Lapierre 5-1-15, J. Brothers 2-2-6, Botten 1-0-2, Provost 0-0-0, Z. Brothers 0-0-0, Chauvin 1-0-2. Totals: 23-7-59.

Keene 8 10 5 7 — 30

Chazy 13 12 21 13 — 59

3-point goals: Keene (2): Warner; Venner. Chazy (6): Lapierre 4; Laurin; O’Connor.

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Indian Lake/Long Lake 42, Lake Placid 22

INDIAN LAKE — The Orange were able to hold down the Blue Bomebrs Wednesday to take the victory on their home court.

Indian Lake/Long Lake managed to keep Lake Placid scoreless in the first quarter, and held a solid 21-9 lead at halftime.

The Orange were led by senior Colin Farrell, who finished with 21 points. However, Farrell had to leave in the middle of the third quarter due to a laceration near the top of his left eye, from an elbow to the face.

In his absence, the Blue Bombers able to cut Indian Lake/Long Lake’s lead down to 10 at the end of the quarter. Farrell eventually entered back into the game in the fourth and scored 10 of his 21 points in the final minutes to ice the game for the Orange.

Davis Moore was the leading scorer for the Blue Bombers with five points.

Indian Lake/Long Lake 42, Lake Placid 22

Lake Placid (22)

Briggs 0-0-0, Zang 0-1-1, Cecunjanin 1-3-5, Moore 2-0-5, DiNicola 0-0-0, Brandes 1-1-3, Ca. Porter 0-0-0, Co. Porter 1-0-2, Kordziel 0-2-2, Woodruff 2-0-4, Hayes 0-0-0, Rosey 0-0-0, Pratt 0-0-0. Totals: 7-7-22

Indian Lake/Long Lake (42)

Moore 3-2-9, Pine 0-0-0, Farell 8-5-21, Sandiford 1-4-6, Seaman 2-0-4, Walters 0-0-0, Hoge 0-0-0, Giessen 0-0-0, Hart 1-0-2, King 0-0-0. Totals: 15-11-42

Lake Placid 0 9 7 6 — 22

Indian Lake/Long Lake 12 9 5 8 — 42

3-point goals: Lake Placid (1): Moore. Indian Lake/Long Lake (1): Moore.

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Wells 56, Minerva/Newcomb 29

WELLS — The short-handed Mountaineers were unable to slow down the Indians, as Wells outscored Minerva/Newcomb 28-9 by halftime on its way to victory.

The Indians were led by senior Jake Earley’s 23 points in their first-round victory Wednesday. Earley also finished with 15 rebounds and three steals. Junior Ben Brenan had a solid all-around game for Wells, finishing with 10 points, five assists, four steals and one block.

Senior Austin Williams led the Mountaineers with nine points. The Indians will travel to Port Henry on Friday to play Moriah in a semifinal matchup at 7:30 p.m.

Wells 56,

Minerva/Newcomb 29

Minerva/Newcomb (29)

McCall 1-0-2, Vanderwalker 1-2-4, Martinez 3-0-6, Moulton 3-0-7, (3) Ruzbacki 0-1-1, Williams 3-3-9, Galusha 0-0-0, Zhao 0-0-0, Deloria 0-0-0, Sook Park 0-0-0. Totals: 11-6-29

Wells (56)

Earley 11-1-23, Hayes 3-0-6, Michienzi 3-4-10, Chicoski 1-0-3, Brenan 5-0-10, Weaver 1-0-2, Hoffman 1-0-2, Elemendorf 0-0-0, Foster 0-0-0, Collado, Peck 0-0-0, Page 0-0-0. Totals: 25-5-56

Minerva/Newcomb 3 6 7 13 — 29

Wells 15 13 15 13 — 56

3-point goals: Minerva/Newcomb (1): Moulton. Wells (1): Chicoski