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ROB FOUNTAIN/STAFF PHOTO Westport's Anderson Gay (10) looks for room to get by Seton Catholic's Nic Favreau (23) and Kaden Baugh (15) Thursday in Plattsburgh. Gay scored 25 as the Eagles knocked off the Knights 58-53.

Westport had a strong second quarter and a good showing at the foul line to knock of Seton Catholic 58-53 in boys’ Northern Basketball League play Thursday.

“Westport went to the line 27 times and made 18, which was the difference in the game,” Seton Catholic coach Larry Converse said, adding that the Eagles were 10-for-12 in the fourth quarter.

Westport’s Anderson Gay led all scorers with 25 points, and Ryan Davis added 15. Thomas Mero contributed eight points.

The Eagles trailed by six at the end of the first quarter but outscored the Knights 14-7 in the second to take a one-point halftime lead. They extended their advantage to 42-34 after the third quarter.

“Westport played a nice, controlled game,” Converse said.

Westport 58, Seton Catholic 53

Westport (58)

Gay 8-8-25, Tyrel 0-0-0, Doyle 1-2-4, Davis 5-5-15, Mero 3-1-8, King 1-0-2, Napper 1-2-4. Totals: 19-18-58.

Seton Catholic (53)

Quantock 0-0-0, Tedford 7-0-17, Baugh 4-0-8, Briggs 8-2-18, Favreau 1-0-2, Kustos 4-0-8, Zalis 0-0-0. Totals 24-2-53.

Westport 11 14 17 16 — 58

Seton Catholic 17 7 10 19 — 53

3-point goals: Westport (2) Gay, Mero. Seton Catholic (3), Tedford 3.

JV: Seton Catholic won.

Modified: Seton Catholic won.

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Elizabethtown-Lewis 45, Lake Placid 37

LAKE PLACID — Austin Morris was able to convert clutch shots down the stretch, helping the Lions to victory.

“This was a hard fought, physical game for four quarters,” Blue Bombers coach Matthew Walentuk said. “Free throws hurt us (Thursday). We shot 9-for-26 from the stripe. When you play Elizabethtown-Lewis, you know you’re in for a grind-it-out game. A lot credit goes to Colby (Pulsifer) and his team for their effort (Thursday).”

Morris paced Elizabethtown-Lewis with 10 points. Zac Noka-Bailey (9) and Connor Marvin (9) combined for 18 points in the eight-point win.

Tarik Cecunjanin dropped 15 points for Lake Placid. Chris Kordziel added nine points.

Elizabethtown-Lewis 45, Lake Placid 37

Elizabethtown-Lewis (45)

Denton 0-0-0, Harwood 1-3-5, Morris 2-5-10, White 2-0-5, LaPier 2-1-5, Whalen 0-0-0, Noka-Bailey 3-3-9, Marvin 3-1-9, Plante 1-0-2. Totals: 14-13-45.

Lake Placid (37)

Meister 0-0-0, Moore 0-0-0, Kordziel 3-1-9, Cecunjanin 6-1-15, Rossi 0-1-1, Woodruff 1-3-5, Brandes 0-1-1, Pratt 2-2-6. Totals: 12-9-37.

Elizabethtown-Lewis 14 8 6 17 — 45

Lake Placid 12 7 6 12 — 37

3-point goals: Lake Placid (4) Morris, White, Marvin 2. Elizabethtown-Lewis (4) Kordziel 2, Cecunjanin 2.

JV: Elizabethtown-Lewis won.

Modified: Elizabethtown-Lewis won.

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Moriah 59, Chazy 31

PORT HENRY — Adam Jaquish fired 23 points and added 17 rebounds in the Vikings’ win.

“We had a big third quarter,” Moriah coach Brian Cross said. “We outscored Chazy by 15 with pressure defense in the backcourt, which forced turnovers.”

Noah Gilbo added seven points, while Tyler Pratt and Chris Clarke each chipped in with six points.

Alec Lapierre and Zach Brothers each had nine rebounds for the Eagles.

“(Keagan) O’Conner and Lapierre played well for Chazy,” Cross said.

Moriah 59, Chazy 31

Chazy (31)

Guay 2-1-5, Brothers 0-0-0, O’Connor 3-2-10, Gravelle 0-2-2, Hemmingway 0-0-0, Lapierre 2-5-9, Genier 2-0-5, Provost 0-0-0. Totals: 9-10-31.

Moriah (59)

Slattery 2-0-5, MacDougal 1-0-2, Pratt 3-0-6, VanBuren 1-0-2, Gilbo 1-5-7, Russo 1-0-3, Jaquish 10-3-23, Larrow 0-0-0, Jaquish 2-0-4, Clarke 2-1-6, Fernandez 0-1-1. Totals: 23-10-59.

Chazy 9 6 3 13 — 31

Moriah 12 12 18 17 — 59

3-point goals: Chazy (3) O’Connor 2, Genier. Moriah (3) Slattery, Russo, Clarke.

JV: Moriah won.

Modified: Moriah won.

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TICONDEROGA 45, WILLSBORO 37

TICONDEROGA — The host Sentinels, struggling while trailing 18-9 at the half, went on a 20-3 run in the third quarter to overtake the Warriors.

Mike Graney scored a game-high 21 points for Ticonderoga, including five 3-pointers. Garrison Hughes finished with 12 points.

Nick Arnold tossed in 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Willsboro, while Seth Swires and Lucas Cross were next with six points apiece.

“We came out flat and out of sync on offense in the first half,” Ticonderoga coach Joe Defayette said. “We have to do a better job of being ready to play after the tip.

“I’m proud of our defensive effort in the second half — we had several players step up. We also worked together on offense, leading to some better scoring opportunities.

“Credit Willsboro for keeping us off-balance for the entire first half and battling right to the end.”

Ticonderoga 45, Willsboro 37

Willsboro (37)

Arnold 5-6-19, Pierson 1-0-3, Murphy 0-2-2, Swires 1-4-6, Cross 3-0-6, Ch. Pierce 0-0-0, Co. Pierce 0-1-1. Totals: 10-13-37.

Ticonderoga (45)

Austin 2-0-5, Graney 6-4-21, Cook 0-0-0, Donohue 0-0-0, Hughes 6-0-12, Wiktorko 1-0-2, Denno 0-1-1, DuShane 2-0-4. Totals: 17-5-45.

Willsboro 11 7 3 16 — 37

Ticonderoga 7 2 20 16 — 45

3-point goals: Willsboro (4), Arnold 3, Pierson. Ticonderoga (6) Graney 5, Austin.

JV: Ticonderoga won.

Modified: Ticonderoga won.

WEDNESDAY

KEENE 45, WELLS 33

WELLS — Austin Brown scored 18 points and Gabe Warner added 14 as the Beavers pulled away from the Indians.

Keene held a 32-27 lead after three and outscored Wells 13-6 in the fourth to open up some breathing room.

Ken Chicoski tossed in 16 points for the Indians, and Ben Brenan added nine points, 15 rebounds and three blocks.

Keene 45, Wells 33

Keene (45)

Summo 0-0-0, Brown, 8-0-18, Warner 7-0-14, Dumas, 1-3-5, Venner 3-0-6, Haverlick 1-0-2, Totals: 20-3-45.

Wells (33)

Chicoski 7-0-16, Weaver 1-1-3, Taylor 1-0-3, Michienzi 1-0-2, Foster 0-0-0, Brenan 3-3-9. Totals: 13-4-33.

Keene 8 9 15 13 — 45

Wells 9 6 12 6 — 33

3-point goals: Keene (2): Brown 2. Wells (3): Chicoski 2; Taylor.

Modified: Wells won.