SARANAC — Saranac used a huge third quarter to pull past upset-minded Northeastern Clinton for a 66-54 victory Tuesday in girls’ Northern Basketball League action.
Tori Trim scored a game-high 20 points, while Kayla Napper tossed in 16 points and dished out six assists to lead the charge for the Chiefs. Trim drained four 3-pointers.
Summer Gillespie added 11 points and 10 rebounds.
After being tied after the first quarter, the Cougars took a five-point lead into the half. But Saranac exploded for 28 points in the third quarter to take a 49-40 lead.
“It was a typical Saranac-NCCS game as both teams were very aggressive early in their offense,” Chiefs coach Tim Newell said. “I felt we had great intensity to start the game, but we were too impatient in our offensive sets and tried to force too many early shots. That allowed NCCS to get out in transition.
“We had some adjustments to our defensive schemes, which allowed us to apply more pressure full court. The girls did a nice job in the third quarter pushing the ball and attacking the basket with their dribble.”
Shaylyn Rowe led the Cougars with 14 points. Kayla Carder added 13 points, while Peyton Sample finished with 12.
Saranac 66, Northeastern Clinton 54
Northeastern Clinton (54)
K. Sample 0-0-0, P. Sample 5-0-12, Rabideau 1-1-3, Gonyo 0-0-0, Rowe 7-0-14, Paola 1-1-4, E. Sample 4-0-8, Carder 5-3-13. Totals: 23-5-66.
Trim 8-0-20, Napper 6-4-16, Eggleston 2-0-4, Duquette 1-0-2, Newell 3-0-7, Bowman 2-2-6, Dessureault 0-0-0, Rugar 0-0-0, Gillespie 4-2-11, Bedard 0-0-0, Heywood 0-0-0. Totals: 26-9-66.
Northeastern Clinton 11 15 14 14 — 54
Saranac 11 10 28 17 — 66
3-point goals: Northeastern Clinton (3) P. Sample 2, Paola. Saranac (6) Trim 4, Newell, Gillespie.
JV: Saranac won.
Mod: Northeastern Clinton won.
Northern Adirondack 54, Saranac Lake 32
SARANAC LAKE — Jillian Scott led the way for the Bobcats with 14 points in their win over the Red Storm.
Rachael Venne and Makenna Magee each chipped in with 13 points for Northern Adirondack.
The Bobcats jumped out to a 16-2 lead after the first quarter.
“(We) made a nice run in the third quarter to come within eight points but could not recover,” Saranac Lake coach Frank Johns said. “Both teams played hard the entire game.”