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GABE DICKENS/P-R PHOTO Saranac's Tanner Rascoe (from right) takes the ball in for the layup against Plattsburgh's Robert Matthews and Alex Follmer during Wednesday's Northern Basketball League matchup at Saranac Central School.

The Saranac Chiefs took the lead from the start of their boys’ Northern Basketball League game Wednesday and Plattsburgh High, which was unbeaten in the league, could never overtake them.

Tanner Rascoe had 19 points and Caleb Keysor played tough defense as Saranac upset the Hornets 60-49.

“Basically, we played 32 minutes of good basketball (Wednesday),” Saranac coach Brent Denis said. “We knew coming in we needed to find a way to make Garret Frady less effective offensively. Caleb Keysor was fantastic (Wednesday) and worked hard to limit his touches.

“Morgan Earp and Aaron Cross did a good job off the bench defensively as well.”

Mitch Pellerin, who finished with eight points, began the game by hitting two 3-pointers, and the Chiefs were up 12-6 at the end of the first quarter.

After the Hornets (8-2, 6-1) pulled within four points late in the fourth quarter, Rascoe and John Maye responded with clutch buckets, and Saranac (7-4, 5-2) hit some free throws down the stretch.

“Tanner Rascoe shot the ball well, but more importantly, showed some good leadership running our point (Wednesday),” Denis said.

Maye totaled nine points and 16 rebounds, and Dylan Christopherson had 10 points and 13 boards.

Plattsburgh’s Frady scored a team-high 12, while Taoufik Maknani and Nate Hughey both added 11. Robert Matthews tossed in 10.

“I am proud of our boys,” Denis said. “We are in a good spot right now, and we are all beginning to accept our roles on the team.”

Saranac 60, Plattsburgh 49

Plattsburgh (49)

Frady 4-2-12, Maknani 5-1-11, Desrocher 0-0-0, Channell 1-0-2, Hughey 5-1-11, Follmer 1-1-3, Matthews 3-4-10. Totals: 19-9-49.

Saranac (60)

Pellerin 3-0-8, Earp 1-0-2, Rascoe 7-3-19, Cross 0-1-1, Cutaiar 1-0-3, Maye 3-3-9, Keysor 2-0-6, Stanton 1-0-2, Christopherson 4-2-10. Totals: 22-9-60.

Plattsburgh 6 14 16 13 — 49

Saranac 12 16 17 15 — 60

3-point goals: Saranac (7) Pellerin 2, Rascoe 2, Cutaiar, Keysor 2. Plattsburgh (2) Frady 2.

JV: Saranac won.

Mod: Plattsburgh won.

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AuSable Valley 48, Northeastern Clinton 43

CHAMPLAIN — John Goodnough tallied 15 as the Patriots took down the Cougars.

AuSable Valley had strong first and third quarters, outscoring Northeastern Clinton 27-15 in the span.

“Nick McDonald did a nice job defending the post and John Goodnough made his presence known down low,” Cougars coach Robb Garrand said. “Shane Douglas was a great floor general creating some quality looks for his teammates.

“Unfortunately, some of our players got caught watching defensively (Wednesday) and did not show intensity to get rebounds or taking passing lanes away.”

Despite trailing most of the game, Northeastern Clinton pulled to within three at 46-43 with about 15 seconds to go. McDonald connected on a pair of free throws to put the game away.

Douglas added 10 points for AuSable Valley, while Austin Facteau finished with eight points.

Joseph Murphy led the Cougars with 14 points. Jon Filion added 10 points and Austin Tetreault, six.

“This once again proved how wide open our league is for any team to win on any given night,” Garrand said.

AuSable Valley 48, Northeastern Clinton 43

AuSable Valley (48)

Cosgrove 1-1-3, Parrow 2-0-4, Goodnough 7-1-15, Facteau 3-0-8, Sikandar 2-0-4, Douglas 3-3-10, McDonald 1-2-4. Totals: 19-7-48.

Northeastern Clinton (43)

LaFave 1-0-2, Boutin 1-0-3, Tetreault 2-0-6, Begore 1-0-3, Khater 0-0-0, Filion 5-0-10, Murphy 7-0-14, Grimshaw 2-1-5. Totals: 19-1-43

AuSable Valley 14 10 13 11 — 48

NE Clinton 6 16 9 12 — 43

3-point goals: AuSable Valley (3) Facteau 2, Douglas. Northeastern Clinton (4) Boutin, Tetreault 2, Begore.

JV: Northeastern Clinton won.

Mod: AuSable Valley won.

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Beekmantown 73, Northern Adirondack 70

ELLENBURG — Jacob Remchuk and Brandon Provost combined for 29 points as the Eagles edged the Bobcats.

Beekmantown took a 40-26 lead into the half, but Northern Adirondack battled back in the second half, outscoring the Eagles 46-33.

Remchuk led Beekmantown with 15 points, while Provost finished with 14. Greg Manney scored 12 points, 10 of which came from the foul line.

Ethan King led all scorers with 20 points to lead Northern Adirondack. Bailey Cross and Brady Smart each chipped in with 11 points.

Beekmantown 73,Northern Adirondack 70

Beekmantown (73)

Manney 1-10-12, Price 3-0-6, Remchuk 5-4-15, McDonald 3-0-6, Pepper 4-0-9, Danussi 2-1-5, Mitchell 0-0-0, Provost 6-2-14, Pelkey 3-0-6. Totals: 27-17-73.

Northern Adirondack (70)

Lafountain 3-2-8, Kellett 0-0-0, LaBarge 1-0-2, King 4-10-20, Juntunen 3-1-9, Smart 5-1-11, Kerr 3-1-7, Velasquez 1-0-2, Cross 4-1-11. Totals: 24-16-70.

B’town 18 22 14 19 — 73

No. Adirondack 14 12 21 23 — 70

3-point goals: Beekmantown (2) Remchuk, Pepper. Northern Adirondack (6) King 2, Cross 2, Juntunen 2.

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Indian/Long Lake 49, Crown Point 46

CROWN POINT — The Orange erased a 13-point halftime deficit in the second half to narrowly capture the victory against the Panthers.

Indian Lake/Long Lake trailed 29-16 at the half against Crown Point. The Orange pulled to within six at the end of three, and outscored the Panthers 16-7 in the final stanza.

“Shane Shortt and Curtis Seaman came alive in the third quarter, scoring six and eight points, respectively, to help get them back in the game,” Crown Point coach Randy Pertak said. “(Henry) Sandiford had a big fourth quarter, scoring 10 of his points. He hit two 3-pointers and was 4-of-4 on free throws down the stretch.”

Shortt, who finished with 10 points, connected on a pair of free throws with two seconds left to push the lead to three.

Sandiford led all scorers with 23 points, while Seaman chipped in with 12 points.

Jaice Spring had 18 points to pace Crown Point. Joe Foote and Kolby Pertak each had nine points, while Noah Macey added eight.

Indian Lake/Long Lake 49, Crown Point 46

Indian Lake/Long Lake (49)

Hoag 0-0-0, Pine 1-0-2, Sandiford 7-6-23, Seaman 5-0-12, Shortt 3-2-10, Morrissey 0-0-0, King 1-0-2. Totals: 17-8-49.

Crown Point (46)

Spring 5-5-18, DeBrobander 0-0-0, Stephens 1-0-2, Macey 3-0-8, Pertak 4-1-9, Foote 4-1-9, McIntosh 0-0-0. Totals: 17-7-46.

Indian Lake/Long Lake 8 8 17 16 — 49

Crown Point 19 10 10 7 — 46

3-point goals: Indian Lake/Long Lake (7) Sandiford 3, Seaman 2, Shortt 2. Crown Point (5) Spring 3, Macey 2.

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Schroon Lake 48, Johnsburg 32

NORTH CREEK — The Wildcats outscored the Jaguars 29-10 in the first and third quarters to capture the victory.

Tanner Stone led the charge for Schroon Lake with 17 points. Joe Maisonville added nine points, while Caleb Maisonville and Alex Shaughnessy each finished with seven.

Austin Washburn paced Johnsburg with 11 points. Evan Slater tallied eight points and Mark Cleveland pulled down 13 rebounds.

Schroon Lake 48,Johnsburg 32

Schroon Lake (48)

Stone 6-4-17, Hall 0-0-0, Shaughnessy 2-2-7, Lough 1-0-2, Paradis 0-0-0, Vallie 2-2-6, C. Maisonville 3-1-7, J. Maisonville 3-3-9. Totals: 17-12-48.

Johnsburg (32)

Smith 1-0-3, Prouty 0-0-0, Berg 1-1-3, Johnson 0-0-0, Cleveland 1-1-3, Slater 2-3-8, Washburn 4-1-11, Moore 2-0-4. Totals: 11-6-32.

Schroon Lake 18 12 11 7 — 48

Johnsburg 5 12 5 10 — 32

3-point goals: Schroon Lake (2) Stone, Shaughnessy. Johnsburg (4) Smith, Slater, Washburn 2.

Mod: Johnsburg won.

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PERU 62, SARANAC LAKE 22

SARANAC LAKE — The Indians grabbed a 24-3 lead at the half and never looked back.

Tyler Lemza paced Peru with 14 points, while Conor Casey and Mackenzie Boice each added 10.

Devin Cowan accounted for 10 of the Red Storm’s points, including a trio of 3-pointers.

Peru 62, Saranac Lake 22

Peru (62)

Guay 1-0-2, Spear 2-0-4, Demarais 1-0-3, Casey 4-0-10, Hendricks 2-0-4, Lemza 5-3-14, Schmidt 0-0-0, Bazzano 2-1-5, Boice 5-0-10, Norelus 1-0-2, Lovely 0-0-0, Lawliss 2-1-5. Totals: 25-5-62.

Saranac Lake (22)

Ecret 1-0-2, Bevilaqua 1-1-3, Smith 0-1-1, Fischer 1-1-3, Webb 1-0-3, Karp 0-0-0, Cowan 3-1-10, Hobbs 0-0-0, Cross 0-0-0, Olsen 0-0-0. Totals: 7-4-22.

Peru 16 8 16 22 — 62

Saranac Lake 0 3 8 11 — 22

3-point goals: Peru (4): Casey 2; Demarais; Lemza. Saranac Lake (4): Cowan 3, Webb.

JV: Peru won.

Mod: Saranac Lake won.