Press-Republican

November 24, 2013

Cougars, Chiefs capture Muggsy's Tip-Off Classic


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SARANAC — Garrett Begore and Joe Murphy combined for 40 points and the Northeastern Clinton boys’ basketball team kept host Saranac from winning the first Muggsy’s Tip-Off Classic with a 63-43 decision in the championship game on Saturday.

Begore made just four field goals, but three of those were 3-pointers and he added 10 points from the line for a game-high 22 markers. Murphy was next with 18 points, while Austin Tetreault and Jon Fortin chipped in with nine points each.

The Cougars held a 32-27 advantage at the half.

Mitchell Pellerin connected on five 3-pointers and led the Chiefs with 17 points. John Maye was next with 15.

“We didn’t come out of the gates like we did (Friday) night,” Saranac coach Brent Denis said. “It’s early in the season and we need to work on a consistent scoring approach.

“Northeastern Clinton played well. When we were able to stop Begore on the perimeter, Murphy hurt us in the post. Consequently, we had a hard time with their inside-out game.”

The classic’s t-shirt sale raised $1,750 to be put directly towards the Muggsy Favro Scholarship Fund. Denis said the volunteer and community support for the event was overwhelming.

CONSOLATION

SCHROON LAKE 69, SARANAC LAKE 30

Tanner Stone tossed in 22 points, while Caleb Maisonville added 17 and Alex Shaughnessy 11 in the Wildcats’ win over the Red Storm.

Schroon Lake jumped out to a 31-14 halftime lead.

Dustin Fischer was the lone Saranac Lake player in double figures with 11 points.

“Tanner Stone played a complete game (Saturday) and was honored with a selection to the all-tournament team,” Schroon Lake coach Lee Silvernail said. “The boys played well coming off a late game (Friday) night and having to play early (Saturday).

“It was a good team win for us.”

Championship

NCCS 62, Saranac 42

NCCS (62)

Brown 0-0-0, LaFave 0-0-0, Dragoon 0-0-0, Boutin 0-0-0, Tetreault 2-3-9, Begore 4-10-22, Khater 2-0-4, Filion 4-1-9, Murphy 9-0-18. Totals: 21-14-62.

Saranac (42)

Pellerin 6-0-17, Earp 0-0-0, Rascoe 1-0-3, Cross 0-0-0, Cutaiar 2-0-5, Maye 5-5-15, Keysor 1-0-2, Stanton 0-0-0, Renadette 0-0-0, Christopherson 0-0-0. Totals: 15-5-42.

Halftime: NCCS 32-27.

3-point goals: NCCS (6): Begore 4; Tetreault 2. Saranac (7): Pellerin 5; Rascoe; Cutaiar.

Consolation

Schroon Lake 69, Saranac Lake 30

Saranac Lake (30)

Ecret 1-0-2, Bevilaqua 1-1-3, Smith 1-0-2, Fischer 5-1-11, Webb 2-0-6, Cowan 3-0-6. Totals: 13-2-30.

Schroon Lake (69)

Stone 10-1-22, Hall 1-0-3, Shaughnessy 4-0-11, Paradis 1-0-3, Vallie 1-3-5, C. Maisonville 8-1-17, J. Maisonville 2-4-8. Totals: 27-9-69.

Halftime: Schroon Lake 31, Saranac Lake 14.

3-point goals: Saranac Lake (2): Webb 2. Schroon Lake (6): Shaughnessy 3; Stone; Hall; Paradis.

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GIRLS

MUGGSY’S TIP-OFF CLASSIC

CHAMPIONSHIP

SARANAC 55, PERU 17

SARANAC — The Chiefs bolted out to a 22-4 halftime lead and connected on eight 3-pointers in all to defeat the Indians and win the tourney title.

Tori Trim paced Saranac with 13 points, while Kaitlyn Bowman finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds, Annie Eggleston nine points off the bench, and Summer Gillespie with 10 rebounds.

“I felt we played with a lot of defensive pressure in the first half, limiting Peru to just four points,” Saranac coach Tim Newell said. “Peru did a nice job getting back in their 2-3 zone. Offensively, we settled for too many perimeter shots in the first half.

“Our focus in the second half was to attack their zone with good ball movement and dribble penetration. We were able to get into the interior and create numerous chances.”

Amanda Laporte and Maddy Flynn led Peru with six points apiece.

CONSOLATION

NORTHEASTERN CLINTON 66 ,SCHROON LAKE 10

Christina Paola and Emily Sample scored 10 points each as the Cougars rolled past the Wildcats.

Peyton Sample, Taylor Rabideau and Kayla Carder chipped in with eight points apiece for Northeastern Clinton, which held a 38-3 halftime lead.

Julianna Finnerty connected on two 3-pointers and finished with six points for Schroon Lake.

“We got very balanced scoring,” NCCS coach Frank Dumas said. “Hats off to (Schroon Lake) coach (Mark) Davenport for playing two games against Division I teams and never quitting. His girls showed a lot of class and I wish them well in Division III.”

Championship

Saranac 55, Peru 17

Peru (17)

Remillard 0-0-0, Laporte 2-1-6, Spear 0-0-0, Mazzella 1-2-4, Sheldrick 0-0-0, Flynn 2-0-6, Allen 0-0-0, Neenan 0-1-1, McKinney 0-0-0, Schaefer 0-0-0. Totals: 5-4-17.

Saranac (55)

Trim 4-2-13, Napper 1-0-2, Eggleston 3-1-9, Heywood 0-0-0, Newell 1-2-5, Bowman 5-0-10, Dessureault 0-1-1, Bullis 1-0-2, Rugar 2-0-5, Gillespie 2-0-4, Duquette 1-1-4, Bedard 0-0-0. Totals: 20-7-55.

Halftime: Saranac, 22-4.

3-point goals: Peru (3): Flynn 2; Laporte. Saranac (8): Trim 3; Eggleston 2; Newell; Rugar; Duquette.

Consolation

NCCS 66, Schroon Lake 10

Schroon Lake (10)

Finnerty 2-0-6, Gadway 1-1-3, Veverka 0-0-0, Lanoue 0-0-0, Wisser 0-0-0, James 0-1-1, Rodriquez 0-0-0. Totals: 3-2-10.

NCCS (66)

K. Sample 0-0-0, Kellison 2-0-4, P. Sample 4-0-8, Rabideau 4-0-8, Arless 3-0-6, Gonyo 1-0-2, Rowe 3-0-6, Sylvester 1-2-4, Paola 5-0-10, E. Sample 4-2-10, Carder 3-2-8. Totals: 30-6-66.

Halftime: NCCS, 38-3.

3-point goals: Schroon Lake (2): Finnerty 2.

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ALZHEIMER’S AWARENESS TOURNAMENT

CHAMPIONSHIP

WESTPORT 56, ELIZABETHTOWN-LEWIS 50 (OT)

ELIZABETHTOWN — Brendee Russell poured in 27 points and the Eagles outlasted the Lions in overtime to win the annual Alzheimer’s Awareness Tournament.

Russell also added 14 rebounds and eight assists. Emily Rascoe and Hannah Schwoebel contributed eight points each for Westport.

Elizabethtown-Lewis held a 39-30 advantage after three quarters before Westport went on a 16-7 run in the fourth to force overtime. The Eagles then outscored the Lions, 10-4, in the extra session.

Lily Whalen was the leading scorer for the Lions with 18 points. Angel Barnes followed with 13 and Jasmin Barnes added eight.

CONSOLATION

TICONDEROGA 35, WILLSBORO 22

The Sentinels outscored the Warriors, 14-4, in the fourth quarter to pull away to their victory.

Kylie Austin paced Ticonderoga with 11 points and McKenna Kelly also hit in double figures with 10.

Andrea O’Hara was the leading scorer for Willsboro with nine points and Rachel Burt added five.

Championship

Westport 56,Elizabethtown-Lewis 50 (OT)

Westport (56)

Sudduth 0-0-0, Rascoe 4-0-8, Russell 12-2-27, Looby 3-1-7, E. Schwoebel 3-0-6, H. Schwoebel 4-0-8, Viens 0-0-0. Totals: 26-3-56.

Elizabethtown-Lewis (50)

Cassavaugh 0-0-0, J. Barnes 4-0-8, St. Denis 0-0-0, Mitchell 1-0-2, Westcott 2-0-4, Whalen 6-5-18, Martin 0-0-0, Graves 2-1-5, A. Barnes 5-3-13. Totals: 20-9-50.

Westport 14 10 6 1 6 10 — 56

E’town-Lewis 15 13 11 7 4 — 50

3-point goals: Westport (1): Russell. Elizabethtown-Lewis (1): Whalen.

Consolation

Ticonderoga 35, Willsboro 22

Ticonderoga (35)

Moore 6, Purkey 0, Kelly 10, Hamel 2, Jebb 2, Austin 11, Morris 0, Fuller 4, Gunning 0.

Totals: 16-3-35.

Willsboro (22)

Wade 0, Moran 2; Belzile 0, Henricks 0, O’Hara 9, Gough 4, Tr. Bigelow 1, Ta. Bigelow 4, Burt 5. Totals: 9-3-22.

Ticonderoga 11 6 4 14 — 35

Willsboro 13 1 4 4 — 22

3-point goals: Willsboro (1): O’Hara.