ELLENBURG — It didn’t end well for the hosts in Friday’s opening round of the Bobcat Shootout.
Westport outscored Northern Adirondack, 17-10, in the fourth quarter and rallied for a 60-57 victory.
The Eagles held a 35-26 advantage at the half before the Bobcats went on a 21-8 run in the third quarter for a 47-43 edge after three.
Ryan Davis led Westport with 15 points and 14 rebounds, while Thomas Mero added 14 points and eight assists. Sam Napper totaled 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Ethan King and Josh Juntunen paced Northern Adirondack with 15 points apiece. Bailey Cross chipped in with 11 points, while Darien Velasquez added seven rebounds and Cory Lafountain four steals.
“Westport did a good job on the glass in the first half,” Northern Adirondack coach Nate Bilow said. “We used pressure defense in the third quarter to take a 47-43 lead. It went back-and-forth in the final stanza with each team trading buckets.”
Northern Adirondack was down 59-53 with under 40 seconds remaining when Bailey Cross cut the Bobcats’ deficit in half with his second 3-pointer of the game.
King hit a free throw with 17 seconds left to pull Northern Adirondack within two before Davis hit one from the line to make it 60-57. The Bobcats had to go the length of the floor after getting the rebound on Davis’ second free throw and missed a 3-pointer as time expired.
NORTHEASTERN CLINTON 45, CHAZY 16
Austin Tetreault was the only player in double figures, connecting on four 3-pointers on the way to 14 points, while leading the Cougars past the Eagles.
Brendan Boutin added a trio of 3-pointers on the way to nine points and Adam Khater had seven points for Northeastern Clinton.
The Cougars started slowly, with a 16-9 halftime advantage, but outscored Chazy by a combined 29-7 over the final two quarters.
Keagan O’Connor paced the Eagles with seven points and Alec LaPierre followed with seven.