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February 8, 2013

Chazy boys rally past Orange

CHAZY — Brandon Laurin hit a trio of 3-pointers in the fourth quarter Thursday night and the Chazy boys’ basketball team rallied from a 12-point deficit for a 53-50 victory over Indian Lake/Long Lake in Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference crossover play.

The Eagles (8-8, 8-6) held an 11-8 lead after one, but the Orange grabbed a 26-24 halftime lead and then expanded it to 44-34 after three.



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“Indian Lake/Long Lake couldn’t miss in the third quarter and took a 10-point lead,” Chazy coach Cory Thompson said. “They went up by 12 early in the fourth when we stepped up the defensive pressure.

“Laurin hit three 3-pointers in a row, and the last one gave us a 51-50 lead. We got the ball back and (Keenen) Hampton hit a layup to put us up three with 14 seconds left. They then took a 3-pointer that missed.”

Laurin finished with 17 points and five rebounds. Hayden Guay added 11 points, while Justin Brothers chipped in with nine points and 15 rebounds, Hampton eight points, and Alec Lapierre, seven rebounds.

Colin Farrell and Curtis Seaman paced the Orange with 15 points each. Matt Moore and Henry Sandiford each added nine.

“They have some players who can shoot from the perimeter — they made eight 3-pointers,” Thompson said. “It was a very hard-fought game on the part of both teams.

“Our players showed a lot of heart tonight by not giving up.”

Chazy 53, Indian Lake/Long Lake 50

Indian Lake/Long Lake (50)

Moore 4-0-9, Farrell 4-6-15, Sandiford 3-0-9, Seaman 5-2-15, Giessen 1-0-2, Hart 0-0-0. Totals: 17-8-50.

Chazy (53)

Guay 4-1-11, Laurin 6-1-17, Ryan 0-0-0, Hampton 3-2-8, Lapierre 3-0-6, Brothers 3-3-9, Botten 0-0-0, Chauvin 1-0-2. Totals: 20-7-53.

Indian Lake/Long Lake 8 18 18 6 — 50

Chazy 11 13 10 19 — 53

3-point goals: Indian Lake/Long Lake (8): Seaman 3; Sandiford 3; Moore; Farrell. Chazy (6): Laurin 4; Guay 2.

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Westport 54, Minerva/Newcomb 42

WESTPORT — Ryan Davis played a strong game with 15 points, 11 rebounds, seven assists and two blocks to lead the Eagles past the Mountaineers.

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