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January 29, 2014

NAC edges Seton Catholic in girls' NBL crossover

PLATTSBURGH — Taylor Durnin scored 13 points to lead Northern Adirondack past Seton Catholic in a girls’ Northern Basketball League crossover game Tuesday.

The Bobcats built a 25-13 lead by halftime and then held on as the Knights surged in the second half.

Rachael Venne scored 12 for Northern Adirondack, and Aubrey Kerr added seven.

“We played a well-balanced game, and we’re excited to get the win,” Northern Adirondack coach Jess Barnhart said.

Kelli Ryan paced Seton Catholic with 11 points.

Northern Adirondack 44, Seton Catholic 37

Seton Catholic (37)

Murnane 1-2-4, Spittler 1-0-2, Egan 2-0-4, Ryan 4-3-11, Allen 1-0-2, Zalis 4-0-8, Bashaw 2-1-6, Moore 0-0-0. Totals: 15-6-37.

Northern Adirondack (44)

Warick 0-0-0, Magee 1-1-3, Scott 2-0-4, Durnin 5-3-13, Magee 1-1-3, LaFountain 1-0-2, Venne 5-2-12, Kerr 3-1-7, Brunell 0-0-0. Totals: 18-8-44.

Seton Catholic 4 9 16 8 — 37

N.Adirondack 15 10 9 10 — 44

3-point goals: Seton Catholic (1) Bashaw.

Mod: Northern Adirondack led.

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Keene 59, Chazy 34

CHAZY— The Beavers had four players in double figures —led by Hanna Whitney with 19 — as they defeated the Eagles.

“Keene is a great team that can shoot under pressure,” Chazy coach Liz Garrand said. “They should do well in the postseason.”

Elaina Smith scored 16 for Keene, Tucker Geiger had 14 and Naomi Peduzzi added 10.

Allison Tatro powered the Eagles’ offense with 16 points, and she also grabbed 10 rebounds. Rachel Pombrio had six steals.

“My girls moved the ball well (Tuesday) and took good shots,” Garrand said. “However, the strong rebounding and high shot percentage of the Keene girls kept us battling from behind.”

Keene 59, Chazy 34

Keene (59)

Bruha 0-0-0, Whitney 9-0-19, Peduzzi 4-2-10, Smith 8-0-16, Ta. Geiger 0-0-0, Gifford 0-0-0, Tu. Geiger 6-2-14. Totals: 27-4-58.

Chazy (34)

Stalker 0-0-0, Gonyo 1-0-2, Thomas 1-0-2, A. Gilmore 3-1-7, Tatro 7-2-16, Pilon 0-0-0, C. Gilmore 1-0-2, Trombley 1-0-2, Pombrio 0-1-1, McGrath 0-0-0, Meshefsky 1-0-2. Totals: 15-4-34.

Keene 12 13 13 21 — 59

Chazy 9 6 8 11 — 34

3-point goals: Keene (1) Whitney.

Mod: Keene won.

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BOYS

Northeastern Clinton 63, Peru 59 (OT)

PERU — Brendan Boutin’s game-tying 3-pointer off the backboard with seconds remaining in regulation helped the Cougars to an overtime session.

From there, Northeastern Clinton was able to outscore the Indians by a 9-5 margin for the victory.

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