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February 8, 2013

Hornets get key CVAC hoops win over Chiefs

SARANAC — It was a tight game at half time, with Saranac trailing by just one, but in the end Plattsburgh High was too strong and pulled away for a 53-41 victory Thursday in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls’ basketball.

Marle Curle was strong throughout the whole game for Plattsburgh, getting 27 points on the night. Saranac coach Tim Newell said Curle took over the game in the fourth quarter and couldn’t be stopped.



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“We tried to contain her the whole game, and unfortunately we were unable to do that,” Newell said. “She is a hard player to stop, and when she gets in a rhythm, she’s hard to defend.”

Olivia Carlsson added 11 points for the Hornets.

Saranac was within 22-21 at the half, and Newell said he was proud of the way his team battled.

“We played hard (Thursday), which was Senior Night,” Newell said. “I was very proud of our seniors, the way they handled themselves in an emotional game.”

Victoria Phaneuf, who was back for the first time after an injury,  paced the Chiefs with 18 points.

"She was a strong factor in that game," Newell said.

Plattsburgh 53, Saranac 41

Plattsburgh (53)

Carper 0-0-0, Dragoon 4-0-8. Cantwell 0-0-0, Carlsson 5-0-11, Bedard 0-0-0, Duquette 0-0-0, Keyser 1-0-3, Curle 9-4-27, Miller 1-0-2, Marlow 1-0-2.

Saranac (41)

Trim 0-0-0, Kr. Napper 2-1-6, O’Connell 1-0-3, Ka. Napper 0-0-0, Gillespie 1-0-2 Newell 1-1-4, Bowman 2-0-4, Andre 1-0-3, Layhee 0-0-0, Marnes 0-0-0, Phaneuf 9-0-18.

Plattsburgh 14 8 10 21 — 53

Saranac  7 14 11 9 — 41

3-point goals Plattsburgh (7): Curle 5, Carlsson, Keyser. Saranac (4), Kr. Napper, O’Connell, Newell, Andre.

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Peru 48, Northeastern Clinton 30

PERU — Mary Mazzella led the way with 14 points, six rebounds, five steals and four assists as the Indians raced past the Cougars.

Brianna Hackett tallied a game-high 16 points, while Meghan Mazzella chipped in eight points for Peru.

Ten Northeastern Clinton players scored, with Jordan Dominic the leading scorer with six points.

The Indians held a 25-15 halftime advantage and broke it open with a 13-4 run in the third quarter.

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