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Regular season ends, bring on sectionals

Regular season play has come to an end and MVAC teams had a slow week before sectional play began. Minerva-Newcomb suffered some tough losses on both the boys and girls sides. Indian Lake-Long Lake will go into sectional in the lead for both the boys and girls. The Lady Orange faced a 46-41 loss against Tupper Lake this past week, to fault it's nearly perfect record.

Boys Basketball

Indian Lake-Long Lake 44

Elizabethtown-Lewis 21

INDIAN LAKE - The Orange surged past Elizabethtown-Lewis with a strong man-to-man defense on Feb. 8.

The Orange kept the Lion's in the single digits in every quarter. Kris Bain recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Orange who are now 13-2 overall and 8-2 in the league. Zach Mitchell added six points and six assists.

"That's playing good man-to-man defense and our kids dug in and did it well," Orange coach Jim Zullo said. "We're pleased."

The Orange had built a 29-10 lead at the half and were up 38-14 going into the fourth quarter.

Hunter Mowery paced the Lions with 11 points.

Jake Wells had six points for the Orange. Jesse Benton and Matt Rausch finished with four points, while Jordan Wallace ha three points including one three-pointer.

Indian Lake 60

Minerva-Newcomb 29

MINERVA - The Orange capped their regular season with an easy victory over the Mountaineers on Feb. 9. They improved their record to 14-2 overall and 9-2 in the league.

Kris Bain scored 16 points including one three-pointer and Matt Rausch chipped in with 13 for Indian Lake-Long Lake. Jake Wells had a good night on the boards with 13 rebounds.

Zach Mitchell finished with nine points and Jordan Wallace ended the game with six including two three-pointers. Jesse Benton tallied four points and both Matt Moore and Collin Farrell finished with a basket apiece.

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