Basketball season has arrived and Indian Lake/Long Lake looks like the team to beat in the south. The Lady Orange clinched the Annual Minerva Turkey Tournament on Nov. 23-24. Both Johnsburg teams have some deep rosters and hope to give the Orange a challenge within the league. Coaches at Minerva\Newcomb have traded of teams for this season. Bruce McGinn has taken over the girls squad, while Steve McNally will lead the boys.
Indian Lake/Long Lake 44
Crown Point 40
INDIAN LAKE - The Orange downed Crown Point in a tight non-league matchup on Nov. 23.
With a minute remaining in the contest, Indian Lake/Long Lake senior Kris Bain hit a 3-pointer to secure the win. The 6-foot-2 forward led his team and finished the game with 23 points, eight rebounds and five assists.
The score at half was 30-16 for the Orange. They led Crown Point for the entire first half until they rallied early on in the second half to give Indian Lake/Long Lake a game for the win.
The 6-8 forward John Budwick let the panthers with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
Senior Jordan Wallace chipped in 12 points for the Orange, including four 3-pointers.
North Warren Turkey Tournament
North Warren 50
CHESTERTOWN - North Warren clinched the championship title at their 7th annual tournament hosted on Nov. 27-28.
In game one of the opening round on Friday, Johnsburg held off Elizabethtown 41-37. Senior guard Adrian Veldman netted 13 points for the jaguars and junior forward Ben Richards added 12 for the victory.
Hunter Mowery led Elizabethtown with 14 points, including 4 three-pointers.
In game two of the tournament, Bryan Beckler and Kristian Seeley both scored in the double digits to lift north Warren over Minerva\Newcomb.