Press-Republican

December 14, 2012

Eagles overtake Hornets in fourth quarter


Press-Republican

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).

Both teams were involved in a track meet in the final minutes of play, exchanging the lead on multiple occasions before Remillard’s free throws proved to be the difference-makers.

The Chiefs had a potential shot coming on an inbounds play with 1.2 seconds left, but a loose ball with time elapsing erased any chance at a tie or win.

“It was neck-and-neck the whole game,” Saranac coach Brent Dennis said. “Both teams played hard. It came down to the final minute of play.”

Remillard paced the Indians (2-1, 2-1) with 18 points, while teammate Connor Casey added 13, including three 3-point field goals.

Saranac’s John Maye (15), Jeremy Bullis (13), and Michael Conway (10) combined for 38 points in the loss.

Peru 49, Saranac 47

Peru (49)

Spear 0-0-0, Demarais 0-0-0, Casey 5-0-13, Hendricks 0-0-0, Lemza 2-0-4, Barrett 1-0-2, Bruno 2-0-4, Boyer 4-0-8, Remillard 7-4-18, McCarthy 0-0-0. Totals: 21-4-49.

Saranac (47)

C. Christopherson 1-2-4, Medeiros 0-0-0, Conway 3-3-10, Maye 7-1-15, D. Christopherson 2-0-4, Bullis 6-1-13, Daniels 0-1-1. Totals: 19-8-47.

Peru 12 15 10 12 — 49

Saranac 12 13 12 10 — 47

3-point goals: Peru (3): Casey 3. Saranac (1): Conway.