Press-Republican

December 15, 2012

Brassard, Vikings hold on against Knights


Press-Republican

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.

Moriah (59)

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.

“Against a team that applies that type of pressure, to lose a primary ball handler, it’s tough to overcome. Their intensity was phenomenal, but our kids played extremely hard the rest of the way.”

Daniel Burger led the way for the Bobcats with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Brady Smart added three blocks, while Brian Heath had a strong fourth quarter with four points and three rebounds.

AuSable Valley 59,

Northern Adirondack 34

AuSable Valley (59)

Cosgrove 4-1-9, Casey 1-0-2, Brooks 0-0-0, Kennedy 1-0-2, Peck 3-0-6, Goodnough 7-1-15, Facteau 2-0-4, Depo 0-0-0, Douglas 7-4-21, Coolidge 0-0-0, McDonald 0-0-0. Totals: 25-6-59.

Northern Adirondack (34)

Byron 0-0-0, Burger 5-1-12, Nichols 0-2-2, Paiser 0-2-2, Smart 2-0-4, Kerr 2-0-5, Sayah 0-3-3, Langlois 1-0-2, Cayea 0-0-0, Heath 2-0-4. Totals: 12-8-34.

AuSable Valley 16 15 16 12 —59

Northern Adironadack 6 11 6 11— 34

3-point goals: AuSable Valley (3) Douglas 3. Northern Adirondack (2) Burger, Kerr.

JV: NAC won.

Thursday

NCCS 49, Saranac Lake 36

SARANAC LAKE — Northeastern Clinton outscored Saranac Lake by a combined 25-10 in the middle quarters on the way to a win.

Jon Filion led the Cougars with 18 points and Tom Bedard followed with 15.

Teddy Yanchitis paced the Red Storm with 15 points and Kellen Munn was next with 13.

NCCS 49, Saranac Lake 36

NCCS (49)

Boutin 0-0-0, LaFave 2-0-5, Khater 0-0-0, Tetreault 2-1-6, Begore 2-0-5, Tavernia 0-0-0, Bedard 6-1-15, Filion 8-2-18. Totals: 20-4-49.

Saranac Lake (36)

Lester 0-0-0, Bevilacqua 0-1-1, Fischer 0-0-0, Morgan 2-1-6, Cohen 0-0-0, Monroe 0-1-1, Munn 6-1-13, Yanchitis 6-3-15. Totals: 14-7-36.

NCCS 12 11 14 12 — 49

Saranac Lake 10 3 7 16 — 36

3-point goals: NCCS (5): Bedard 2; LaFave; Tetreault; Begore. Saranac Lake (1): Morgan;

JV: NCCS won.

Mod: NCCS won.

MVAC

Lake Placid 33, Johnsburg 30

JOHNSBURG — Johnsburg hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, but unfortunately for the Jaguars it only brought them within three.

Tarik Cecunjanin led the way with 15 points, and Alex Brandes chipped in eight for the Bombers, who picked up their first win of the season.

Dylan Moore (13) and Mark Cleveland (10) led the way for the Jaguars, accounting for 23 of their 30 points.

In the third quarter, Johnsburg closed the small gap the Bombers had built throughout the game, bringing the score to 22-21. But Lake Placid pulled away in the final quarter.

Lake Placid 33, Johnsburg 30

Lake Placid (33)

Briggs 0-0-0, Cecunjanin 6-3-15, DiNicola 1-0-2, Brandes 4-0-8, Kordziel 1-0-2, Woodruff 3-0-6. Totals: 15-3-33.

Johnsburg (30)

Sears 0-0-0, Smith 0-0-0, Prouty 1-0-3, Berg 0-1-1, Cleveland 5-0-10, Watson 0-0-0, Slater 0-0-0, Washburn 1-0-3, Moore 4-5-13. Totals: 11-6-30.

Lake Placid 8 8 6 11 — 33

Johnsburg 5 7 9 9 —30

3-point field goals: Johnsburg (2): Prouty 1, Washburn 1.

Elizabethtown-Lewis 41, Indian Lake/Long Lake 25

ELIZABETHTOWN — Elizabethtown-Lewis shut down the Orange in the second quarter to pull away to a 22-9 lead at halftime and a 41-25 win.

Elizabethtown-Lewis held Indian Lake/Long Lake to just two points in the second quarter, which Elizabethtown-Lewis coach Colby Pulsifer said was a product of good team defense.

Austin Morris led the way for the Lions, notching 13 points. Charlie Huttig finished with 12, and Zac Noka-Bailey had 10.

“It was a really good team effort, and everybody did their part,” Elizabethtown-Lewis coach Colby Pulsifer said.

Henry Sandiford led the Orange with nine points.

Elizabethtown-Lewis 41 Indian Lake/Long Lake 25

Indian Lake/Long Lake (25)

Moore 2-0-5, Farrell 3-0-7, Sandiford 2-4-9, Seaman 0-0-0, Douglas 0-0-0, Morrissey 0-0-0, Giessen 2-0-4. Totals: 9-4-25

Elizabethtown-Lewis (41)

Harwood 0-0-0, Huttig 5-1-12, Morris 5-2-13, White 2-0-4, LaPier 1-0-2, Noka-Bailey 5-0-10, Whalen 0-0-0, Denton 0-0-0, Marvin 0-0-0. Totals: 18-3-41.

Indian Lake/Long Lake 7 2 6 10—25

Elizabethtown-Lewis 12 10 9 10—41

3-point goals: Indian Lake/Long Lake (3): Moore 1, Farrell 1, Sandiford 1. Elizabethtown-Lewis (2): Huttig 1, Morris 1.

Schroon Lake 78, Minerva/Newcomb 26

SCHROON LAKE — Jesse Shaughnessy scored 29 points and Tanner Stone added 20 as Schroon Lake routed Minerva/Newcomb, 78-26.

The Wildcats opened a 17-6 advantage in the first quarter and didn’t look back, holding the Mountaineers below double digits in both the second and fourth quarters.

“It was a pretty good team effort,” Schroon Lake coach Lee Silvernail said.

Schroon Lake moved to 3-0 with the victory, while Minerva/Newcomb fell to 0-2 to begin the season.

Schroon Lake 78

Minerva/Newcomb 26

Minerva/Newcomb (26)

McCall 2-0-5, Martinez 1-0-2, Moulton 0-0-0, Bar 1-0-2, Ruzbacki 1-2-4, Zaho 1-0-2, Chikukwa 2-0-4, Williams 2-2-6, Vanderwalker 0-1-1. Totals: 10-5-26.

Schroon Lake (78)

Rose 4-0-8, Stone 7-2-20, DeZalia 1-0-3, A. Shaughnessy 0-0-0, J. Shaughnessy 13-3-29, Lough 2-0-4, Amrstrong 1-0-2, Paradis 1-0-2, Vallie 1-0-2, C. Maisonville 2-2-6, J. Maisonville 1-0-2. Totals: 33-7-78

Minerva/Newcomb 6 6 13 1— 26

Schroon Lake 17 14 29 18— 78

3-point goals: Minerva/Newcomb (1): McCall. Schroon Lake (5): Stone 4, DeZalia 1.

Willsboro 50, Crown Point 47

WILLSOBORO — After Seth Swires put the Warriors up by three points with 18.8 seconds left, Crown Point had three chances to knock down the tying 3-pointer.

Luckily for Willsboro, they didn’t fall.

The Warriors beat the Panthers, 50-47, to pick up their second victory of the year, thanks in large part to Nick Arnold’s 32 points.

Arnold knocked down five of Willsboro’s six three-pointers, but that nearly wasn’t enough at the end as the Panthers pulled the score within one. However, Swires’ free throws forced Crown Point to have to shoot from beyond the arc with less than 20 seconds remaining.

“They made a good run,” Willsboro coach Jim Spring said. “They came out in the third and picked up the defensive pressure.”

Gabe Macey paced the Panthers with 12 points, 10 of which came from the free-throw line.

Willsboro 50,

Crown Point 47

Crown Point (47)

Spring 1-2-4, Mildon 1-0-2, Spaulding 2-1-5, Macey 1-10-12, Dushane 0-2-2, Gould 3-0-6, Foote 4-0-8, Worth 4-0-8. Totals: 16-15-47.

Willsboro (50)

Politi 0-1-1, Arnold 11-5-32, Cross 0-0-0, Krivitckii 0-0-0, Swires 3-8-14, Lobdell 1-0-3, McVicker 0-0-0. Totals: 15-14-50.

Crown Point 12 7 14 14 — 47

Willsboro 13 13 10 14 — 50

3-point goals: Willsboro (6): Arnold 5, Lobdell 1.

Westport 41, Keene 38

KEENE — Freshman guard Anderson Gay knocked down two 3-point field goals, good for 12 points in the Westport win. Ryan Davis also made it to double-digits, totaling 11 markers.

“Westport made free throws down the stretch and outrebounded us,” Keene head coach Chad Lopez said. “We couldn’t crash the glass. They pulled away with some free throws down the stretch to clinch the game. We couldn’t crash the glass. Ryan Davis and Robert King played well.”

Colton Venner paced the Beavers with 14 points. Gabe Warner and Brandon Dumas each added seven markers, respectively.

Westport 41, Keene 38

Westport (41)

A. Gay 5-0-12, Davis 4-3-11, King 0-6-6, Napper 2-0-4, J. Gay 1-0-2, Schrauf 1-0-2, Doyle 1-0-2, T. Mero 0-2-2, Tryon 0-0-0. Totals: 14-9-41.

Keene (34)

Venner 5-2-14, Warner 3-1-7, Dumas 3-1-7, Sturgess 1-1-3, Haverlick 1-0-2, Holmes 0-1-1, Montez 0-0-0, Ashe 0-0-0. Totals: 13-6-34.

Westport 15 7 8 11— 41

Keene 10 4 11 9— 34

3-point goals: Westport (2): A. Gay 2. Keene (2): Venner 2.

Chazy 63, Wells 55

WELLS — Brandon Laurin (18), Hayden Guay (16), and Keenen Hampton (11) combined for 45 of Chazy’s 63 points in a thrilling eight-point win.

“We were able to beat their press, but had 20 turnovers too many,” Wells head coach Dayna Fisher said. “We were tied with 1:30 and our point guard fouled out, so they stole the ball from us a few times and capitalized. Shooting 24-for-74 from the field didn’t help either.”

Senior Jake Earley totaled 27 points for the Indians. Ben Brenan and Seth Weaver each added seven in the loss.

chazy 63, Wells 55

Chazy (63)

Guay 5-5-16, Laurin 6-5-18, Hampton 4-3-11, Lapierre 3-0-6, Brothers 2-0-4, Botten 2-4-8, Chauvin 0-0-0. Totals: 22-17-63.

Wells (55)

Earley 11-5-27, Hayes 4-0-8, Elemendorf 0-0-0, Brenan 4-1-9, Jennings 0-0-0, Weaver 4-1-9, Hoffman 1-0-2. Totals: 24-7-55.

3-point goals: Chazy (2): Guay, Laurin.