WILLSBORO — The first game of the year for the Moriah and AuSable Valley girls came right down to the wire, and the Vikings held on to grab a 50-49 non-conference win.

Moriah's Noel Williams dropped a team-high 19 points, including four treys, and Gwen Eichen totaled 12 boards and 11 points for a double-double.

"This was a great game for us early in the season," Vikings coach Steve Pelkey said. "AuSable Valley is a really great team, and I would say they are going to be one of the teams to beat this year with the young core they have returned. Coach (Roger) Long does a great job with them."

The Vikings had a scoring burst in the third quarter, but a furious comeback from the Patriots in the fourth made the game close.

Koree Stillwell (22) and Reanna Prentiss (14) combined for 36 of AuSable Valley's points.

Kennady Allen pulled down eight eight rebounds, and Zoey Olcott dished out six assists.

"We got a lot of young players we are trying to get involved," Pelkey said. "We had some newcomers who might not have scored, but they did not hurt us either.

"Everyone contributed (Monday), and it'll be a learning process this year to see who wants to step up in big moments for us."

Moriah 50, AuSable Valley 49

Moriah (50)

Williams 7-1-19, Eichen 4-3-11, Snyder 0-0-0, Briggs 0-0-0, Allen 4-1-9, Rushby 0-0-0, Olcott 2-1-5, Baker 1-4-6. Totals: 18-10-50.

AuSable (49)

Prentiss 5-3-14, Keyser 2-2-6, Douglass 1-0-2, Rennie 1-0-2, Long 1-0-3, Knapp 0-0-0, Stillwell 7-8-22, Durgan 0-0-0, Richards 0-0-0. Totals: 17-13-49.

Halftime- Moriah, 25-24.

3 point goals- Moriah (4) Williams 4. AuSable (2) Prentiss, Long.



WILLSBORO — Down 18-11 at half, the Sentinels rallied.

Cassidy Mattison poured in a game-high 12 points, which included the tying and go-ahead buckets for Ticonderoga in the fourth quarter.

Samantha Harrison tallied 10 points to pace the Warriors, and Kaili Bourdeau chipped in with nine.

"We were up double digits late in the third quarter and had a hard time keeping our rhythm (on) offense from that point on," Willsboro coach Nick Arnold said. "Overall, I was pleased with the fight my team showed, and credit to Ticonderoga. They made a few big shots down the stretch."

Ticonderoga 32, Willsboro 28

Ticonderoga (32)

Charboneau 0-0-0, Dorsett 2-0-6, Mattison 5-0-12, Price 0-0-0, Rice 1-0-2, Lerkees 0-0-0, Lerkees 0-0-0, Huestis 1-0-2, Davis 0-2-2, Rice 4-0-8. Totals: 13-2-32.

Willsboro (28)

S. Harrison 3-4-10, Boudreau 4-1-9, Crowningshield 2-0-4, Bruno 0-0-0, Ford 0-0-0, Bronson 0-0-0, I. Harrison 2-0-5. Totals: 11-5-28.

Halftime- Willsboro, 18-11.

3 point goals- Ticonderoga (4) Dorsett 2, Mattison 2. Willsboro (1) I. Harrison.



LAKE PLACID — In a low-scoring game, the Blue Bombers found a way.

Deidra Kellerman led Lake Placid with seven points, while Izzy Armstrong and Natalie Tavares both had six.

Lake Placid had a 17-9 halftime lead and withstood a rally from the Lumberjacks.

Lake Placid 25, Tupper Lake 22

Tupper Lake (22)

Lavalle 1-0-2, Fortune 1-0-2, Tyo 3-1-8, Harriman 2-0-5, Higgins 0-0-0, Daniels 2-0-5, Baker 0-0-0, Boudreau 0-0-0. Totals: 9-1-22.

Lake Placid (25)

Armstrong 3-0-6, Tavares 3-0-6, McKillip 0-0-0, Kellerman 3-0-7, Delgado 0-0-0, Pierson 0-0-0, Moore 1-0-2, Cecunjanin 2-0-4. Totals: 12-0-25.

Halftime- Lake Placid, 17-9.

3-point goals- Tupper Lake (3) Tyo, Harriman, Daniels. Lake Placid (1) Kellerman.

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