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Competition heats up after winter break

Local teams eased back in to league play this week. The Mountaineers and the Orange had some non-league tests. The Orange on both the boys and girls side proved their holiday break didn't slow their play in the least. The Lady Mountaineers captured their first "W" in a commanding victory over Kings School. Boys BasketballKing's School 59Minerva-Newcomb 23HADLEY - Trevor Morey and Cliff Taylor combined for 31 points as King's School easily moved past the Mountaineers on Jan. 5.Morey had a game-high 19 points, while Taylor added 12.Jesse Montanye and Tatsuki Miyazato led Minerva\Newcomb with six points apiece. Dylan Saville added five points for the Mountaineers, while Chi Ueawiriyantan had three, Jonas Urwyler had two and Morgan Winslow tallied one. Kings School kept Minerva\Newcomb to one basket in the first quarter and the Mountaineers were never able to recover. Morey recorded four three-pointers and Taylor had two for the winners.Indian Lake-Long Lake 52 Keene 40LONG LAKE - Kris Bain's 27 points and 11 rebounds led Indian Lake/Long Lake and secured a game-long lead as they defeated Keene in non-league play on Jan. 8. Zack Mitchell put up 22 points and seven rebounds and Matt Rusch contributed nine rebounds for the Orange.Keene's Luke Andrew scored 17 points and Cody Whitney managed 10.Mitchell recorded two three-pointers, while Bain tallied one. Girls BasketballMinerva-Newcomb 50King's School 8HADLEY - Briana Hammond scored 12 points and the Mountaineers spread their scoring among eight players as they powered past Kings School on jan. 5. The Mountaineers let 28-0 at halftime and M-N led 28-0 at halftime and recorded this as their first win of the season.Charly Egli and Deidra Palmatier each recorded eight points for the winners. Larissa Roy, Amanda Bellotti, Hillary Bureau, Marlena Peter and Anni Kostiainen each added a basket. Indian Lake-Long Lake 57Keene 21LONG LAKE - Indian Lake-Long Lake took a commanding 24-0 first-quarter lead to overcome Keene in non-league play on Jan. 8. This was the Oranges' first game since Dec. 16.Carli Reynolds contributed 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Orange. Elizabeth Hamdan added eight points, including one three-pointer and strong defensive presence. Murphy Farrell had five rebounds and five steals with her six points.Emma Nye led Keene with eight points.Shawna Myers, Allison Pine and Morgan Hinkley each put up six points for the winners. Melanie Pierson had four points, while Jessica bain and Kayla Douglas each tallied a basket.

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