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Orange boys take home division title

INDIAN LAKE - Indian Lake-Long Lake overcame league rival Johnsburg to secure a division III title this week. Despite a tough defensive effort by the Jaguars, the Orange claimed a 35-19 victory.

This win is the second Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference Division III title that the Orange team has received in the last three seasons, making them a force not only in their division, but in the rest of the league as well.

"I knew we would compete with Johnsburg for the division title and we played strong this season," said Orange coach Jim Zulo.

Zulo, however, could see the tough season starting taking a toll on his players.

"We had no legs," he said. "I looked at the kids tonight and could see that they were still exhausted, as I'm sure Westport was."

The Orange faced Westport in a tight league battle last week.

Against Johnsburg, Zack Mitchell scored a game-high 15 points, with one three-point and Kris Bain scored 12, with one three-pointer and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead the Orange. Matt Rausch had 10 boards to go along with his six points. Jesse Benton put up two points.

For the Jaguars, Adrian Veldman led with six points. Kevin Connor and Taylor Ordway followed with four points apiece and Ben Richards finished with three points. Sean O'Neil ended the game with one basket.

The Orange led 16-11 at halftime before outscoring Johnsburg 19-8 in the second half.

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