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January 25, 2012

Douglass eclipses 1,000 points as Patriots roll

CLINTONVILLE — Brody Douglass eclipsed 1,000 career points as AuSable Valley defeated Ticonderoga, 64-27, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys' basketball Tuesday.

Douglass, who entered the game with 995, scored 16 points for the Patriots. He moved past 1,000 points about midway through the first quarter in a span of about 10 seconds.

His first points of the game came after he stole the ball and got a fastbreak layup. Douglass stole the in-bounds pass and made a layup while being fouled.

Douglass knocked down a free throw for his 1,000th point, bringing on a momentary pause in game action as coach Jamie Douglass, also his uncle, presented him with the game ball.

The Patriots ran out to a 26-4 lead after one quarter and were ahead by 36 at the half.

Shane Douglass led the AuSable Valley (12-1, 9-0) with 18 points, three assists and three steals, and Nick Rhino added 17 points and 10 rebounds. Brody also tallied 10 rebounds and six steals.

Brody is now the third-leading all-time scorer for AuSable Valley. His 1,011 points sits behind Joey Nixon's 1,016. John Nixon is the leading scorer in Patriots history with 1,151.

Nate Lenhart paced the Sentinels (5-5, 4-4) with 12 points, knocking down three 3-point shots.

Michael Graney hit two triples and finished with eight points.

AuSable Valley 65, Ticonderoga 27

Ticonderoga (27)

Gonyeau 0-0-0, Lawrie 0-0-0, Bezon 0-0-0, Henthorn 1-1-3, Lenhart 5-0-12, Wilson 1-0-2, Graney 2-2-8, Chapman 1-0-2. Totals: 10-3-27.

AuSable Valley (65)

Hickey 1-2-4, Manning 2-0-4, Rhino 7-3-17, Douglass 5-6-16, Casey 1-0-2, Depo 1-0-2, Douglas 8-0-18. Totals: 25-11-64.

Ticonderoga     4     4     7     12     —     64

AuSable Valley     26     18     16     5     —     65

3-point goals: Ticonderoga (5) Lenhart 3, Graney 2. AuSable Valley (3) Douglas, Casey.

JV: AuSable Valley won.

Mod: AuSable Valley won.

NCCS 58 Saranac 44

SARANAC — Tom Bedard scored a game-high 22 points to lead the Cougars to victory over the Chiefs.

Mike Manor chipped in with 14 points for Northeastern Clinton (9-2, 8-1). Rodney Grimshaw finished with 10 points.

After leading by four after the first quarter, the Cougars went on a 19-9 run in the second to build up their lead.

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