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January 11, 2013

Douglas powers Patriots; Morgan leads Storm

TICONDEROGA — As if a career-high 35 points weren’t enough, Shane Douglas converted the go-ahead shot with seven seconds remaining in overtime to help AuSable Valley to a 57-55 win over Ticonderoga in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys’ basketball Thursday.

The 6-foot, 150-pound junior guard reached double-double status, grabbing 10 boards while scoring all six of his team’s points in overtime for the 2-point victory.



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“Both teams had opportunities down the stretch, but we turned the ball over way too many times and AuSable Valley was able to pull it out,” Sentinels coach Joe Defayette said. “We had a strong third quarter, leading by as many as 12 points. It was back-and-forth in overtime, but we just missed some free throws and a couple putbacks that could have potentially tied the game.”

Zach Cosgrove added eight points, including two 3-point field goals for the Patriots, while teammate Austin Depo added six points.

“Connor Kennedy and Kyle Coolidge gave us some crucial minutes on defense,” AuSable Valley coach Jamie Douglass said. “Nate Casey played well, too. It was a total team effort (Thursday). Mike Graney was lights out for them, knocking down contested shots.”

Graney led his team in scoring with 17 points, 15 of which game from beyond the 3-point arc. Forward Anthony Dushane added 10 boards in the loss.

“It was a game featuring a pair of evenly matched teams,” Defayette said. “We were able to scrap throughout. I’m just proud of my team.”

AuSable Valley 57, Ticonderoga 55, OT

AuSable Valley (57)

Cosgrove 3-0-8, Casey 1-0-2, Facteau 1-2-4, Depo 3-0-6, Douglas 15-3-35, McDonald 1-0-2, Kennedy 0-0-0, Coolidge 0-0-0. Totals: 24-5-57.

Ticonderoga (55)

Nielsen 1-0-3, Graney 6-0-17, Cook 3-0-6, Donohue 2-1-5, Denno 4-3-13, Dushane 2-5-9, Chapman 1-0-2, Hughes 0-0-0. Totals: 19-9-55.

AuSable Valley 15 12 6 18 6 — 57

Ticonderoga 17 5 18 11 4 — 55

3-point goals: AuSable Valley (4): Cosgrove 2, Douglas 2. Ticonderoga (8): Nielsen, Graney 5, Denno 2.

Saranac Lake 54, Plattsburgh High 53

PLATTSBURGH — Kevin Morgan fired a game-high 20 points and the Red Storm were able to rally from a 9-point deficit late in the second half.

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