PORT HENRY — Moriah got a strong performance from Derek Brassard but had to hold on in the closing minutes for a 59-52 victory over Seton Catholic in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys’ basketball on Friday.
Brassard finished with 15 points and nine rebounds.
Ryan Shpur added 10 points for the Vikings, while Adam Jaquish, despite being in foul trouble, chipped in with seven rebounds.
Adam Tedford scored a game-high 22 points for the short-handed Knights, including five three-pointers. Kaden Baugh also played well with 15 points, while Nic Favreau added eight and Chris Kustos, seven.
The Vikings held a 35-23 advantage at the half.
“We were up by 12 at the half and then by as many as 14 in the second half,” said Moriah coach Brian Cross. “But Tedford, who played a great game for them, hit three three-pointers in the fourth quarter and they pulled to within two points with just over a minute remaining.
“(Mike) Mero then hit a basket to put us back up by four and we made some foul shots at the end.”
Moriah 59, Seton Catholic 52
Seton Catholic (52)
Tedford 8-1-22, Chen 0-0-0, Baugh 3-8-15, Favreau 4-0-8, Kustos 2-3-7. Totals: 17-12-52.
Calkins 1-1-3, Pratt 2-4-8, Shpur 5-0-10, Mero 2-0-4, Jaquish 2-1-5, Mauran 2-1-5, Belzer 1-1-3, Blaise 3-0-6, Brassard 5-3-15. Totals: 23-11-59.
Seton Catholic 13 10 12 17— 52
Moriah 18 17 12 12 —59
3-point goals: Seton Catholic (6): Tedford 5; Baugh. Moriah (2): Brassard 2.
JV: Moriah won.
Mod: Moriah won.
AUSABLE VALLEY 59, NORTHERN ADIRONDACK 34
ELLENBURG — Shane Douglas tallied 21 points, grabbed five rebounds and had 13 steals to help the Patriots defeat the Bobcats.
John Goodnough chipped in with 15 points and four steals for AuSable Valley. Zach Gosgrove finished with nine points, while Austin Depo pulled down six rebounds.
“AuSable had amazing pressure, but we did a nice job with the pressure,” Northern Adirondack coach Nate Bilow said. “With 2:30 left in the first half (Colby) Sayah went down with an ankle injury and didn’t play the rest of the game.