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December 14, 2012

Eagles overtake Hornets in fourth quarter

PLATTSBURGH — Beekmantown used a 13-6 run in the fourth quarter Thursday to overtake Plattsburgh High 54-52 in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Division I boys’ basketball.

The Hornets held a 22-15 lead after one quarter and led by as many as 10 points in the third.

“Give Beekmantown all the credit — they didn’t quit,” Plattsburgh coach Chris Hartmann said.

Keegan Ryan led the way for the Eagles with 29 points. Sam Trombly added seven, and Justin Stevens had six.

“Ryan fouled out with 1:15 left,” Hartmann said. “Taoufik Maknani hit a 3-pointer to bring us to within two, and we were able to get a stop. But we weren’t able to pull it out at the end.”

Damon LaBorde paced the Hornets with 15 points. Brooks Kelley added 11 points and 10 rebounds, Nate Harrington had nine points and seven rebounds and Maknani totaled seven points.

“We had a 10-point lead in the third quarter, but their zone press forced us into some turnovers,” Hartmann said. “Ryan had a big game, but his supporting cast did a great job for them. Their guards played well.

“We ended up with 17 turnovers and were just 3-of-10 from the foul line. Those were big differences in the game. But we can’t score 22 points in the first quarter, seven in the second, 17 in the third and six in the fourth. We have to be better than that.”

Beekmantown 54, Plattsburgh 52

Beekmantown (54)

Begor 2-0-5, Koktowski 0-0-0, Manney 1-2-5, Pelkey 0-0-0, Remchuk 1-0-2, Ryan 11-7-29, Stevens 2-1-6, Trombly 3-1-7. Totals: 20-11-54.

Plattsburgh (52)

Frady 2-0-4, D. LaBorde 7-1-15, Kelley 4-1-11, Matthews 1-0-2, Harrington 4-1-9, LaPoint 2-0-4, Maknani 3-0-7, O’Connor 0-0-0, Bouzidane 0-0-0, A. LaBorde 0-0-0. Totals: 23-3-52.

Beekmantown 15 10 16 13 — 54

Plattsburgh 22 7 17 6 — 52

3-point goals: Beekmantown (3): Begor; Manney; Stevens. Plattsburgh (3): Kelley 2; Maknani.

JV: Beekmantown won.

Peru 49, Saranac 47

SARANAC — Tim Remillard wasn’t fazed by a hostile Saranac crowd or even a tie score in the closing moments of the ballgame.

The Peru senior forward was able to knock down two clutch free throws with 8.9 seconds remaining for a thrilling win over the Chiefs (1-2, 1-2).

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