Dumas helps send Keene into Class D semifinals

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Posted: Sunday, February 23, 2014 2:23 am

Keene had a strong first half and held off Willsboro down the stretch to pull out a 47-34 victory in Saturday’s Section VII Class D boys’ quarterfinal matchup.

The Beavers will take on Moriah, a 60-27 winner over Lake Placid, in the semifinals on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at AuSable Valley.

Brandon Dumas led the charge for Keene with 15 points and 10 rebounds. Austin Brown added 14 points, while Colton Venner chipped in with 10 points.

“We had a balanced attack,” Beavers coach Chad Lopez said. “The game was a close game. Willsboro closed the gap to four and battled throughout the third quarter.

“We were able to pull away in the fourth quarter to seal the game.”

Nick Arnold had a strong game for the Warriors with 12 points. Zach Pierson added seven points and Lucas Cross, six.

Keene 47, Willsboro 34

Willsboro (34)

Hampton 1-0-3, Arnold 5-1-12, Pierson 3-1-7, Hearn 1-0-2, Murphy 2-0-4, Cross 2-1-6, Pierce 0-0-0. Totals: 14-4-34.

Keene (47)

Brown 5-0-14, Warner 3-1-8, Dumas 6-3-15, Venner 4-0-10, Haverlick 0-0-0. Totals: 17-4-47.

Willsboro 5 8 12 9 —34

Keene 13 10 12 12 —47

3-point goals: Willsboro (3) Hampton, Arnold, Cross. Keene (7) Brown 4, Warner, Venner 2.

•••

Moriah 60, Lake Placid 27

PORT HENRY — Adam Jaquish tallied 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds as the top-seeded Vikings controlled the Blue Bombers in their quarterfinal matchup.

Moriah held a slim two-point lead after the first quarter, and pushed it to 11 points at the half before outscoring Lake Placid 34-12 in the second half.

“Lake Placid played very well in the first half,” Vikings coach Brian Cross said. “We outscored them 22-9 in the third quarter, which set the tone for the game.”

Taylor Slattery scored 12 of his 13 points in the third quarter for Moriah. Jarrod MacDougal chipped in with eight points, and Tyler Pratt tossed in seven points.

Davis Moore led the way for the Blue Bombers with eight points. Scott Rossi finished with six points.

Moriah 60, Lake Placid 27

Lake Placid (27)

Reid 0-0-0, Meister 0-0-0, Briggs 1-0-2, Moore 3-2-8, Kordziel 1-1-3, Hayes 0-0-0, Cecunjanin 2-0-4, Rossi 2-2-6, Burns 0-0-0, Woodruff 1-0-2, Brandes 1-0-2, Pratt 0-0-0. Totals: 11-5-27.

Moriah (60)

Slattery 5-1-13, MacDougal 4-0-8, Pratt 3-0-7, VanBuren 0-1-1, Gilbo 2-0-4, Russo 2-0-5, A. Jaquish 7-4-18, Larrow 0-0-0, R. Jaquish 0-0-0, Clarke 2-0-4, Fernandez 0-0-0. Totals: 25-6-60.

Lake Placid 8 7 9 3 —27

Moriah 10 16 22 12 —60

3-point goals: Moriah (4) Slattery 2, Pratt, Russo.

•••

Westport 38, E’town-Lewis 25

WESTPORT — Ryan Davis tallied 15 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and had three steals to lead the Eagles over the Lions in their quarterfinal matchup.

Westport will take on Schroon Lake, a 76-46 winner over Indian Lake/Long Lake, in a semifinal matchup Wednesday at 6 p.m. at AuSable Valley.

“Davis was our best player out there (Saturday),” Westport coach Ike Tyler said. “He really hustled his butt off.”

The Eagles were tied with Elizabethtown-Lewis after the first quarter at 11, but took a five-point lead into the half.

“Baskets were hard to come by,” Tyler said. “It was a defensively oriented game. We missed a lot of foul shots in the game.

“We hadn’t played in a little while, and we were a little rusty in the beginning.”

The Eagles clamped down defensively in the second half, holding the Lions to just nine points.

Sam Napper contributed 10 points for Westport, while Anderson Gay added three steals.

Zac Noka-Bailey paced Elizabethtown-Lewis with nine points. Hugh Harwood chipped in with five points.

“Harwood only had five points, but he was all over the floor (Saturday),” Tyler said. “He was the heart and soul of their team and he played extremely well.”

Westport 38, Elizabethtown-Lewis 25

Elizabethtown-Lewis (25)

Harwood 2-1-5, Huttig 1-0-2, Morris 1-0-2, White 1-0-3, LaPier 0-0-0, Whalen 0-0-0, Noka-Bailey 4-1-9, Marvin 0-0-0, Farrell 0-0-0, Denton 0-0-0, Plante 2-0-4. Totals: 11-2-25.

Westport (38)

Mead 0-0-0, Gay 1-2-5, Martin 0-0-0, Tryon 0-0-0, Moricette 1-0-2, Doyle 0-2-2, Gough 0-0-0, Davis 5-4-15, Mero 2-0-4, King 0-0-0, Napper 4-2-10. Totals: 13-10-38.

E’town-Lewis 11 5 2 7 —25

Westport 11 10 9 8 —38

3-point goals: Elizabethtown-Lewis (1) White. Westport (2) Gay, Davis.

•••

Schroon Lake 76, Indian /Long Lake 46

SCHROON LAKE — The Wildcats came out with their foot on the gas pedal to start the game as they knocked off the Orange in the Class D quarterfinals.

Schroon Lake outscored Indian Lake/Long Lake 20-3 in the first quarter and the Wildcats held a 45-11 lead at the half.

“We came out with great focus and determination,” Schroon Lake coach Lee Silvernaill said. “Alex (Shaughnessy) was able to take the game over on both ends of the court. He played a complete game (Saturday) for us.

“This was a great team win for us with contributions from everyone. It was a good way to start sectionals.”

Shaughnessy led the charge with a game-high 27 points. Tanner Stone added 18 points, while Joe Maisonville chipped in with 13 points.

Henry Sandiford paced Indian Lake/Long Lake with 13 points, while Curtis Seaman tossed in 10 points.

Schroon Lake 76, Indian Lake/Long Lake 46

Indian Lake/Long Lake (46)

Hoag 1-0-3, Pine 3-2-9, Henry Sandiford 2-8-13, Seaman 3-4-10, Short 0-0-0, Geissen 0-1-1, Fredricks 2-1-5, King 2-1-5. Totals: 13-15-46.

Schroon Lake (76)

Stone 6-4-18, Hall 2-0-4, Shaughnessy 10-4-27, Finnerty 0-0-0, Lough 0-0-0, Paradis 0-0-0, DeZalia 2-0-4, Vallie 3-0-6, C. Maisonville 1-2-4, J. Maisonville 5-2-13. Totals: 29-12-76.

Indian/Long Lake 3 8 18 17 —46

Schroon Lake 20 25 19 12 —76

3-point goals: Indian Lake/Long Lake (3) Hoag, Pine, Sandiford. Schroon Lake (6) Stone 2, Shaughnessy 3, J. Maisonville.

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