February 21, 2013

Eagles defeat returning champion in Class D

WESTPORT — Anderson Gay and Ryan Davis recorded double-doubles Wednesday night to power Westport to a 43-36 victory over Willsboro in the Section VII Class D boys’ basketball opening round playoffs.

Eighth-seeded Westport (11-7) will play at top-seeded Schroon Lake in Friday’s quarterfinals.

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Davis finished with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Gay added 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Brandon Porter paced the Warriors with 15 points and Nick Arnold, returning from an injury, added 10 points.

The Eagles held a 17-14 lead at the half and a 26-19 advantage after three before the two teams combined for 33 points in the fourth.

“Both teams played hard and played good defense,” said Westport coach Ike Tyler. “It was a tough battle. John Doyle and Thomas Mero didn’t score any points for us, but they played good defense.

“Willsboro was the defending sectional champion and they didn’t easily give up the title. We had a height advantage and it helped at the end. They got to within two points early in the fourth, but couldn’t get closer than that.”

Westport 43, Willsboro 36

Willsboro (36)

Flora 0-0-0, Arnold 4-1-10, Pierson 2-0-4, Pierce 0-0-0, Porter 6-0-15, Swires 1-1-3, Lobdell 0-0-0, McVicker 2-0-4. Totals: 15-2-36.

Westport (43)

A. Gay 5-1-14, J. Guay 2-3-7, Doyle 0-0-0, Davis 7-1-15, Mero 0-0-0, King 0-2-2, Napper 1-3-5. Totals: 15-10-43.

Willsboro 4 10 5 16 — 36

Westport 9 8 9 17 — 43

3-point goals: Willsboro (4); Porter 3; Arnold. Westport (3): A. Gay 3.


Chazy 59, Keene 30

CHAZY — Hayden Guay and Alec Lapierre led the way as the fifth-seeded Eagles (11-8) advanced to Friday’s quarterfinals at Crown Point.

Guay finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists, four blocks and six steals, while Lapierre added a double-double with 15 points, including four 3-pointers, 10 rebounds, two assists and three steals.

Brandon Laurin chipped in with eight points for Chazy.

Colton Venner paced Keene with 10 points and Austin Brown was next with nine.

Chazy held a 25-18 lead at the half and then broke it open with a 21-5 run in the third quarter, with seven players scoring.

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