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February 23, 2013

Noka-Bailey helps Lions defeat Orange in OT of Class D

ELIZABETHTOWN —  Indian Lake/Long Lake caught fire from 3-point range in the second half to force overtime, but Elizabethtown-Lewis was able to control the extra session to capture a 44-41 victory in boys’ Section VII Class D quarterfinal action Friday.

Zac Noka-Bailey had a superb game for the Lions, scoring a game-high 19 points. Charlie Huttig chipped in with 14 points, while Justin LaPier finished with 10.



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“Zac played a good game,” Elizabethtown-Lewis coach Colby Pulsifer said. “Our inside guys played well and (Hugh) Harwood played well on defense.

“Indian Lake/Long Lake was just on fire for threes in the second half. That really pulled them back into the game.”

Curtis Seaman, who finished with 11 points and three 3-pointers, connected on a big 3-point basket in the fourth quarter to help send the game into overtime.

From there, though, the Orange were only able to score three points. Elizabethtown-Lewis, however, iced it with four free throws.

With the victory, the Lions will take on Moriah, a 60-41 winner over Wells, in Wednesday’s semifinals at AuSable Valley.

Henry Sandiford led the way for Indian Lake/Long Lake with 16 points. Matt Moore chipped in with eight.

Elizabethtown-Lewis 44,

Indian Lake/Long Lake 41 (OT)

Indian Lake/Long Lake (44)

Moore 2-2-8, Pine 0-0-0, Farrell 2-0-4, Sandiford 6-1-16, Seaman 4-0-11, Walters 0-0-0, Hoag 0-0-0, Douglas 0-0-0, Miller 0-0-0, Giessen 1-0-2, Hart 0-0-0, King 0-0-0. Totals: 15-3-41.

Elizabethtown-Lewis (41)

Denton 0-0-0, Harwood 0-0-0, Huttig 5-4-14, Morris 0-1-1, White 0-0-0, LaPier 4-2-10, Noka-Bailey 9-1-19, Whalen 0-0-0, Farrell 0-0-0, Denton 0-0-0, Plant 0-0-0, Marvin 0-0-0. Totals: 18-8-44.

Indian/Long Lake 5 7 14 12 3 — 41

E’town-Lewis 8 7 15 8 6 — 44

3-point goals: Indian Lake/Long Lake (8) Moore 2, Sandiford 3, Seaman 3.

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Moriah 60, Wells 41

PORT HENRY — Jessup Calkins, Adam Jaquish and Derek Brassard combined for 33 points to lead the Vikings (9-10) into Wednesday’s semifinals.

Calkins finished with 13 points, nine rebounds and six assists, while Jaquish added 10 points and 12 rebounds, and Brassard, 10 points.

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