December 9, 2012

Cougars defeat Eagles from outside

PLATTSBURGH — Robb Garrand’s game plan could not have been anymore clear — limit Beekmantown’s Keegan Ryan from quality chances around the rim.

Despite a 32-point performance from the 6-foot-7-inch center, Garrand’s Northeastern Clinton squad relied on outside shooting in a 65-57 win over the Eagles in the Coaches vs. Cancer CVAC Challenge at the Plattsburgh State Field House Saturday.

The Cougars finished with 12 3-point field goals from three respective players.

Tom Bedard, the lone senior on the squad, paced Northeastern Clinton with 24 points, while sophomore Austin Tetreault accumulated 22 on the night.

Garrett Begore reached double-digit figures, finishing with four buckets for 11 points.

“I’m proud of everybody for their hard work,” Garrand said. “It’s difficult to single someone out, but Harley Tavernia forced (Ryan) to take some difficult shots in the post. Bedard showed great leadership, too.”

Junior guard Greg Manney proved to play a pivotal role from outside the perimeter, totaling 14 points, including three 3-point field goals in the final quarter of play.

“Manney hit some big shots down the stretch, but Ryan was the difference,” Garrand said. “He’s a great role model for student-athletes. His commitment in the weight room during the off-season makes him such a force, not necessarily his height.”

Northeastern Clinton 65, Beekmantown 57

Beekmantown (57)

Begor 0-1-1, Manney 5-0-14, B. Pelkey 1-0-2, Ryan 11-10-32, Singh 0-0-0, Stevens 1-4-6, Trombly 1-0-2. Totals: 19-15-57.

Northeastern Clinton (65)

LaFave 0-0-0, Khater 0-4-4, Tetreault 7-3-22, Begore 4-0-11, Tavernia 2-0-4, Fillion 0-0-0, Bedard 9-2-24. Totals: 22-9-65.

Beekmantown 12 11 15 19 — 57

NE Clinton 11 14 23 17 — 65

3-point goals: Beekmantown (4): Manney 4. Northeastern Clinton (12) Tetreault 5, Begore 3, Bedard 4.

Ticonderoga 46, Seton Catholic 40

PLATTSBURGH — Riley Chapman scored 10 points and Mike Graney added eight to lead the Sentinels past the Knights.

The Sentinels led almost all the way, including a 24-18 advantage at the half and a 37-29 edge heading into the fourth.

Seton Catholic got to within a point in the final minutes, but that would be as close as it would get.

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