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Wins come easily for some local teams during second week

The second week of full play has brought the season leaders to the surface. After several cancelled games due to weather, we saw some pretty easy wins. Minerva-Newcomb boys fell in a non-league challenge with Keene, while Johnsburg easily rolled past Lake Placid. On both the girls and boys front, the Orange sailed past the Mountaineers and the Lady Jags couldn't push past Crown Point. Boys BasketballKeene 47Minerva-Newcomb 20OLMSTEDVILLE - Sam Earl scored a game-high 16 points as Keene topped Minerva-Newcomb on Dec. 7.Dylan Saville led the Mountaineers with seven points. John LaBracque followed with five points while Jesse Montanye and Morgan Winslow finished out with four apiece. Keene kept the Mountaineer's scoring in the single digits in all four quarters. Johnsburg 48Lake Placid 24LAKE PLACID - Ben Richards scored a game-high 14 points to lead Johnsburg to double Lake Placid on Dec. 8. The non-league victory proved to be no test for the Jaguars.Andrew Veldman added 12 for Johnsburg, who took a commanding lead of 25-9 at halftime. They held Placid to two points in the Second quarter.Kevin Conner and Taylor Ordway handled the three point shooting with one for Conner and two for Ordway. They both finished with eight points. Indian Lake-Long Lake 64Minerva-Newcomb 14LONG LAKE - Kris Bain led the Orange to a commanding victory over the Mountaineers on Dec. 11. Kris Bain scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the Orange in the win. He tallied one three pointer and Jordan Wallace recorded the other. Wallace finished the game with nine points.Zack Mitchell added 10 points and nine assists for the Orange.Jesse Montanye's eight points led the Mountaineers and Dylan Saville contributed six points.Girls BasketballCrown Point 42Johnsburg 34NORTH CREEK - Jessica Potter scored 11 of 17 points in the fourth quarter to lead Crown Point in a victory over Johnsburg on Dec. 8.Johnsburg recovered from a 20-9 halftime deficit, but was unable to pull out the win. Kelsey Williford totaled 11 points and 11 steals, and Keri Cleveland followed Williford with 10 rebounds and four points. Brooke Guy finished with nine points and Cassandra Prouty and Mikayla Glode both chipped in five points. Indian Lake-Long Lake 41Minerva-Newcomb 21LONG LAKE - Elizabeth Hamden scored 17 points and added seven steals as the Lady Orange beat Minerva-Newcomb on Dec. 11.Carli Reynolds came alive in the third quarter and scored 10 of her 12 points in that quarter. Reynolds prompted the Orange to pull away with a 19-4 run. Murphy Farrell contributed 10 steals.Deidra Palmatier led the Mountaineers down low with seven points. Rebecca Bolan contributed five points. Elizabeth Hamden and Reynolds each tallied a three pointer for the win.

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