Press-Republican

January 5, 2013

NAC captures first CVAC girls' basketball win in 9 years


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LAKE PLACID — The Northern Adirondack girls’ basketball program has seen some difficult times over the years.

The Bobcats had been winless in the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference for almost a full nine years.



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The losing streak, however, is now over.

Northern Adirondack defeated Lake Placid, 41-9, for its first victory in the CVAC since Jan. 7, 2004, a 40-37 home victory also coming against the Blue Bombers.

The Bobcats last official victory, though, came in a tournament against Parishville-Hopkinton on Dec. 30, 2007.

“It feels wonderful,” Northern Adirondack coach Jessica Barnhart said. “Our program has struggled in the past and we have some really great kids that work very hard, are dedicated and are excited to do well.

“And, we are young. Which is great because we have time to build … they are energized and excited to be there. Couldn’t ask for anything more.”

Taylor Durnin powered the way for the Bobcats with 19 points. Rachael Venne chipped in with 10 points.

“It was up tempo from the get-go,” Barnhart said. “We were aggressive defensively and had some good ball pressure. We also were able to distribute the ball well; the team was very unselfish.”

Chloe Uebrick paced Lake Placid with three points. Julianna Matos, Erin Weaver and Kelsey Taylor each finished with a basket.

“I want to congratulate Northern Adirondack on their first league victory in (nine) years,” Blue Bombers coach Jeff Potter said. “Also a shout out to Coach Barnhart for doing a fantastic job in turning the program around.”

“I think that we need to learn how to win and this is our first step in the right direction,” Barnhart said. “We need to continue to work hard and play hard in every game.

“I couldn’t be happier for the girls and the program. They all contributed (Friday). This was a team effort.”

Northern Adirondack 41, Lake Placid 9

Northern Adirondack (41)

Durnin 8-3-19, Warick 1-0-2, LaFountain 1-0-2, Venne 5-0-10, Magee 1-1-3, Scott 0-1-1, Lashway 0-0-0, Kerr 2-0-4, Brunell 0-0-0. Totals: 18-5-41.

Lake Placid (9)

Matos 1-0-2, Taylor 1-0-2, Weaver 1-0-2, Uebrick 1-1-3, Jesmer 0-0-0, Santana 0-0-0, Potter 0-0-0, Brandes 0-0-0, Megliore 0-0-0. Totals: 4-1-9.

Northern Adirondack 13 11 9 8 — 41

Lake Placid 4 2 2 1 — 9

JV: Northern Adirondack won.

Mod: Northern Adirondack won.

Plattsburgh High 57, Saranac 48

PLATTSBURGH — Marle Curle totaled 23 points, while also going 13-for-16 from the charity stripe, as the Hornets picked up an all-important Division I win.

“Offensively, we had a great first half,” Plattsburgh High head coach Joe Staves said. “Our aggressiveness early in the game led to scoring opportunities. They ran a box-and-one on (Curle) and defended well against us in the second half, but we were able to knock down free throws and pull away.”

Kayla Napper paced the Chiefs with 19 points, while Summer Gillespie added 15 markers, with 11 of them coming in the first half of play.

Ashley Marlow accumulated nine points and five boards in the win for the Hornets.

Plattsburgh High 57, Saranac 48

Saranac (48)

Trim 0-0-0, K. Napper 6-5-19, Kr. Napper 0-0-0, Gillespie 5-3-15, Newell 0-1-1, Bowman 1-2-4, Andre 1-2-4, Layhee 1-0-2, Marnes 1-0-3. Totals: 15-13-48.

Plattsburgh High (57)

Carper 0-1-1, Dragoon 1-2-4, Carlsson 4-0-11, Bedard 0-0-0, Duquette 2-0-5, Keyser 1-0-2, Curle 4-13-23, LaBarge 1-0-2, Marlow 4-1-9. Totals: 17-17-57

Saranac 8 17 11 12 — 48

Plattsburgh High 18 18 12 9 — 57

3-point goals: Saranac (5) K. Napper 2, Gillespie 2, Marnes. Plattsburgh High (6) Carlsson 3, Duquette, Curle 2.

Beekmantown 48, Saranac Lake 35

BEEKMANTOWN — Shannon Ryan scored 15 points and Emily Anderson played tight defense to lead the Eagles to the win.

Beekmantown led 20-12 at halftime and then scored 22 in the third quarter to pull away.

“We had some good balanced scoring (Friday) evening and got an outstanding defensive effort by Emily Anderson on (Nicole) Viscardo,” Beekmantown coach Greg Waters said.

Grace Kelly scored nine for the Eagles, and Courtney Wilson had eight.

Jennifer Ward led Saranac Lake with 15 points, and Katy Buckley added eight.

Beekmantown 48, Saranac Lake 35

Saranac Lake (35)

Ward 7-0-15, Moody 0-1-1, Kilroy 0-1-1, Orticelle 1-2-4, Viscardo 2-1-6, Buckley 4-0-8, McDonough 0-0-0, Woodruff 0-0-0, Kieffer 0-0-0. Totals: 14-5-35.

Beekmantown (48)

Barrett 1-0-2, McKinnley 1-0-2, LaFountain 1-0-2, Wilson 4-0-8, Guynup 1-0-2, Ryan 7-1-15, Kelly 4-0-9, Barcomb 1-2-4, Anderson 2-0-4, Downey 0-0-0, Waite 0-0-0. Totals: 22-3-48.

Saranac Lake 7 5 8 15 — 35

Beekmantown 11 9 22 6 — 48

3-point goals: Saranac Lake (2) Ward, Viscardo. Beekmantown (1) Kelly.

JV: Beekmantown won.

Modified: Beekmantown won.

Peru 42, NCCS 31

CHAMPLAIN — Peru outscored Northeastern Clinton, 22-12, in the second half to pull away to the win.

Mary Mazzella tossed in 10 points to lead the Indians, while Brianna Hackett added nine, and both Sam Martin and Meghan Mazzella finished with eight each.

Skyler Hebert scored a game-high 16 points for the Cougars and Allie Cartier followed with seven.

“It was a great game at the half with Peru holding a 20-19 lead,” said NCCS coach Frank Dumas. “But it was the same thing for us in the second half. They outscored us, 11-6, in each of the third and fourth quarters.

“They hit three 3-pointers and were able to get some nice balanced scoring. We couldn’t throw the ball in the ocean. It wasn’t from a lack of trying — our girls played hard.”

Peru 42, NCCS 31

Peru (42)

Remillard 0-0-0, Martin 3-2-8, Ma. Mazzella 4-0-10, Me. Mazzella 4-0-8, Spear 1-0-2, Wright 0-0-0, Hackett 3-1-9, Neenan 0-0-0, Flynn 1-0-3, Major 0-2-2. Totals: 16-5-42.

NCCS (31)

Roush 0-0-0, Menard 0-0-0, Hebert 7-2-16, Rabideau 1-0-2, Arless 0-0-0, Babbie 0-0-0, Dominic 2-0-4, Cartier 2-3-7, Miller 1-0-2, Paola 0-0-0, Sample 0-0-0. Totals: 13-5-31.

Peru 14 6 11 11 — 42

NCCS      8      11       6       6      —      31

3-point goals: Peru (5) Ma. Mazzella 2, Hackett 2, Flynn.

JV: NCCS won.

Moriah 44, Ticonderoga 35

TICONDEROGA — Madison Stahl led a balanced offensive attack with 11 points as the Vikings defeated the Sentinels.

Lauren Cross added nine points for Moriah, while Halie Snyder added seven and Lauren Pelkey, six.

Andrea Rich paced Ticonderoga with 15 points and Meg Campney was next with nine.

Moriah held a 17-16 lead at the half and outscored the Sentinels, 13-6, in the third quarter to take an eight-point lead into the fourth.

“We couldn’t make a shot in the third quarter,” said Ticonderoga coach Shelly Young.

A big difference in the contest was at the foul line where the Vikings went 11-of-23 and the Sentinels five-of-10.

“We got into some early foul trouble and they were able to get good balanced scoring,” said Young.

Moriah 44, Ticonderoga 35

Moriah (44)

Wykes 0-2-2, Cross 4-0-9, Stahl 4-3-11, Slattery 1-0-2, C. Pelkey 1-3-5, L. Pelkey 3-0-6, Snyder 2-3-7, Sprague 1-0-2. Totals: 16-11-44.

Ticonderoga (35)

Purkey 1-0-2, Moore 3-0-6, Hamel 0-1-1, Rich 6-3-15, Austin 1-0-2, Campney 4-1-9, Palandrani 0-0-0, Jebb 0-0-0, Kelly 0-0-0, Mars 0-0-0. Totals: 15-5-35.

Moriah 7 10 13 14 — 44

Ticonderoga 8 8 6 13 — 35

3-point goals: Moriah (1) Cross.

JV: Moriah won.

Mod: Moriah won.

AuSable Valley 59, Seton Catholic 26

PLATTSBURGH — Taylor Saltus poured in 22 points to power the Patriots.

Meghan Strong, Haley Taylor and Madison Rondeau added eight points apiece for AuSable Valley, which held a 36-14 lead at the half and a 57-22 advantage after three quarters.

Kelli Ryan accounted for nearly half of the Knights’ offense with 12 points.

“They were very quick,” said Seton Catholic coach Danielle Castine. “They beat us on the fast break.”

AuSable Valley 59, Seton Catholic 26

AuSable Valley (59)

Strong 3-0-8, Knapp 1-0-2, Saltus 10-0-22, L. Snow 3-0-6, Taylor 4-0-8, Rondeau 3-1-8, S. Snow 2-1-5, Douglass 0-0-0. Totals: 26-2-59.

Seton Catholic (26)

Murnane 0-0-0, Spittler 2-0-4, Clark 0-0-0, Ryan 5-2-12, Chapman 1-0-2, Nachbauer 2-0-4, Egan 0-0-0, Bashaw 1-0-2, Durgan 0-0-0, Moore 1-0-2. Totals: 12-2-26.

AuSable Valley 21 15 21 2 — 59

Seton Catholic 8 8 6 4 — 26

3-point goals: AuSable Valley (5) Strong 2, Saltus 2, Rondeau.

Mod: Seton Catholic won.