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January 19, 2013

Eagles hold on for win against PHS

BEEKMANTOWN — Keegan Ryan scored 21 points and Beekmantown withstood a strong defensive effort from Plattsburgh in a 42-40 Champlain Valley Athletic Conference boys’ basketball victory Friday.

The Hornets outscored the Eagles 10-5 in the fourth quarter and got a chance to tie it in the final seconds, but the shot missed.



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“We keep finding ways to win these close games. But I felt like (Friday) we were lucky to get out of here with a win,” Beekmantown coach Ryan Converse said. “PHS really came after us in the fourth quarter. I’ve got to credit their defense.”

The Eagles made things harder on themselves by missing seven free throws late in the game after starting out 10-for-10.

Greg Manney scored nine for Beekmantown.

Taoufik Maknani had 15 points to lead Plattsburgh, and Damon LaBorde contributed nine.

Beekmkantown 42, Plattsburgh 40

Plattsburgh (40)

Frady 1-0-2, LaBorde 4-0-9, Maknani 5-2-15, O’Connor 2-0-4, Harrington 1-2-4, LaPoint 3-0-6, Kelley 0-0-0. Totals: 16-4-40.

Beekmantown (42)

Begor 0-0-0, Koktowski 1-0-2, Manney 3-0-9, Pelkey 2-1-5, Ryan 7-7-21, Singh 1-0-3, Stevens 0-0-0, Trombly 0-2-2. Totals: 14-10-42.

Plattsburgh 9 10 11 10 — 40

Beekmantown 13 12 12 5 — 42

3-point goals: Plattsburgh (4), Maknani 3, LaBorde. Beekmantown (4), Manney 3, Singh.

JV: Beekmantown won.

Modified: Beekmantown won.

Northeastern Clinton 56, Saranac Lake 31

CHAMPLAIN — The Cougars (10-2, 8-2) took advantage of a 34-11 halftime lead and never looked back.

Tom Bedard fired 20 points and junior forward Jon Filion added nine.

“It was a total team effort (Friday), and I’m proud of their effort,” Northeastern Clinton head coach Robb Garrand said. “We’ve showed improvement since the beginning of the year. We started off well by distributing the basketball. It’s really nice to see this continued improvement.”

Kevin Morgan paced the Red Storm with 12 points, including a 3-point field goal.

Northeastern Clinton 56, Saranac Lake 31

Saranac Lake 6 5 13 7 — 31

No. Clinton 17 17 9 13 — 56

Saranac Lake (31)

Beaudoin 0-0-0, Bevilacqua 0-2-2, Cowan 0-0-0, Fischer 0-0-0, Karp 0-0-0, Lester 0-0-0, Morgan 4-3-12, Munn 3-2-9, Stankus 0-1-1, Yanchitis 3-1-7. Totals: 10-8-31.

Northeastern Clinton (56)

Boutin 2-0-5, LaFave 0-0-0. Khater 0-0-0, Grimshaw 3-0-6, Tetreault 3-0-8, Begore 0-0-0, Tavernia 3-0-6, Bedard 7-2-20, Fillion 4-1-9, Deuso 1-0-2. Totals: 23-3-56.

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