December 20, 2012

Moody's buzzer beater lifts Red Storm

SARANAC LAKE — Megan Moody had six points in Wednesday’s game, but she saved her best two for last.

Moriah missed the front end of a 1-and-1 and Saranac Lake’s Nicole Viscardo corralled the rebounds. Viscardo found a streaking Moody who took it the length of the court for a layup as time expired.

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The Red Storm captured a 39-38 victory over the Vikings in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls’ basketball action.

Regan Kieffer led a balanced Saranac Lake scoring attack with 10 points. Viscardo and Jennifer Ward each chipped in with seven points.

The Red Storm’s victory overshadowed a strong performance by Moriah’s Madison Stahl. Stahl, a sophomore, scored a game-high 20 points. Lauren Cross added seven points.

Saranac Lake 39, Moriah 38

Moriah (38)

Cross 2-1-7, Stahl 7-6-20, Slattery 1-1-3, K. Pelkey 1-0-3, L. Pelkey 1-1-3, Sprague 1-0-2, Wykes 0-0-0. Totals: 13-9-38.

Saranac Lake

Ward 2-3-7, Moody 3-0-6, Kieffer 4-0-10, Orticelle 1-2-4, Viscardo 3-1-7, Buckley 2-1-5, McDonough 0-0-0, Ploof 0-0-0. Totals: 15-7-39.

Moriah 5 12 13 8 — 38

Saranac Lake 8 12 8 11 — 39

3-point goals: Moriah (3) Cross 2, C. Pelkey. Saranac Lake (2) Kieffer 2.

JV: Saranac Lake won.

Mod: Moriah won.


PERU — AuSable Valley took off in the third quarter, pouring in 17 points, while holding Peru, to five as the Patriots pulled away to beat the Indians, 42-28.

“We were down 13-4, but we cut it to 13-12 with a run at the end of the second quarter,” Peru coach David Baroody said.

From there the Patriots blew it open, though, and played strong defense to build a 30-17 lead going into the fourth quarter.

“They played very well defensively,” Baroody said. “We lost to a very skilled basketball team tonight.”

The Patriots were led by Meghan Strong and Taylor Saltus, who each had eight points.

Mary Mazzella paced the Indians with 11 points, seven of which came at the free-throw line.

Linzee Wright snagged a game-high 12 rebounds for Peru.

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