PERU — Peru led by just one after the first quarter Thursday but then had a 21-4 spurt in the second to pull away from the Northern Adirondack for a 61-28 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls’ basketball win.
Meghan Mazzella tossed in a game-high 18 points for Peru, and Mary Mazzella added 16 points and five steals. Emily Major scored 12 and grabbed 10 rebounds. Maddy Flynn chipped in five assists.
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“With our full-court pressure, we were able to force a lot of turnovers that created a lot of scoring opportunities for us,” Peru coach Dave Baroody said. “Offensively the girls attacked the basket, moved the ball well and finished with confidence.”
Taylor Durnin had nine points for the Bobcats.
Peru 61, Northern Adirondack 28
Northern Adirondack (28)
Durnin 1-7-9, Warick 0-0-0, Venne 0-2-2, Magee 2-0-4, Scott 2-0-5, Lashway 1-0-3, Kerr 2-1-5, Brunell 0-0-0. Totals: 8-10-28.
Ma. Mazzella 6-1-16, Hackett 2-0-5, Me. Mazzella 7-3-18, Flynn 0-0-0, Major 6-0-12, Wright 0-0-0, Spear 0-0-0, Martin 4-0-8, Neenan 1-0-2. Totals: 26-4-61.
N Adirondack 7 4 7 10 — 28
Peru 8 21 20 12 — 61
3-point goals: Northern Adirondack (2), Scott, Lashway. Peru (5), Ma. Mazzella 3, Me. Mazzella, Hackett.
JV: Northern Adirondack won.
Modified: Northern Adirondack won.
Saranac 61, Lake Placid 21
SARANAC — The Chiefs spread the ball around in their victory over the Blue Bombers.
Allison Fink paced Saranac with 11 points, and Brittany O’Connell had nine. Kristen Napper and Summer Gillespie added eight points each.
“Brittany O’Connell, who had been injured for the last year-and-a-half, had a nice game. And Allison Fink played with confidence and did a nice job on the offensive glass,” Saranac coach Tim Newell said. “The kids did a nice job sharing the ball — we had balanced scoring. I like where we’re at, and if we continue to work at our defensive intensity, I think we should have a pretty good run come sectional time.”
Adele Jesmer led Lake Placid with nine points.