PLATTSBURGH — John Dunleavy hit two free throws and Mitchell Gallagher a basket off a steal in the final minute Friday as the Franklin Academy boys’ basketball team outlasted Peru, 59-56, in the Larry Cowan Section VII vs. Section X Challenge at the Plattsburgh State Field House.
The Indians held a 56-55 lead in the late going. But Dunleavy canned two from the line and Gallagher then gave the Huskies a three-point lead at 59-56.
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“We had one last chance,” said Peru coach John Clemons. “But they defended the three-point line well and we ended up losing the ball out of bounds.”
Dunlavey finished with 18 points to lead Franklin Academy. Gallagher chipped in with 12 and Harvey Smith, 10.
Tim Remillard was Peru’s leading scorer with 19 points. Also hitting in double figures was Bret Boyer with 10. The Indians were without the services of Conor Casey and Alex Barrett, who are both injured.
The Huskies held a 26-21 lead at the half.
“We were down by 10 points in both halves,” said Clemons. “But, we were able to battle back.
“We took the lead late in the game, but missed two one-and-ones.”
Peru hurt itself by going 10-of-19 from the foul line.
Franklin Academy 59, Peru 56
Franklin Academy (59)
Dailey 0-0-0, Poupore 0-0-0, Mulverhill 2-2-7, Smith 4-1-10, Monette 2-0-5, Yando 1-2-5, Johnson 1-0-2, Gallagher 4-3-12, Lamay 0-0-0, Dunleavy 6-5-18. Totals: 20-13-59.
Bruno 2-0-5, Lemza 1-2-5, Remillard 9-1-19, Boyer 4-2-10. LaRocque 3-0-6, Spear 1-0-2, Demarais 2-2-6, Hendricks 0-3-3, McCarthy 0-0-0. Totals: 22-10-56.
Halftime: Franklin Academy, 26-21.
3-point goals: Franklin Academy (6); Mulverhill; Smith; Monette; Yando; Gallagher; Dunleavy. Peru (2): Bruno; Lemza.
Ticonderoga 48, Tupper Lake 40
PLATTSBURGH — The Sentinels were able to escape a tight ball game with critical buckets down the stretch and key contributions from Anthony DuShane and Michael Graney.
The duo combined for 27 markers, while teammates Riley Chapman and Ty Denno added seven and six points, respectively.
“We were up four with 1:07 left and (Tupper Lake) was threatening,” Ticonderoga head coach Joseph Defayette. “We took care of the basketball and executed on our offensive possessions. Both teams were getting great looks throughout, but didn’t shoot particularly well.