MVAC games feature close calls, dominating performances

Teams experienced a busy week in MVAC play. Both boys and girls, however, played in several non-league tests as well. The Orange topped Lake Placed, while Johnsburg fell to Hadley-Luzerne on the boys side. Indian Lake-Long Lake found their second loss of the season against Tupper Lake, while Minerva-Newcomb put up an unsuccessful fight against Bolton.

Boys Basketball

Indian Lake-Long Lake 52

Lake Placid 27

LAKE PLACID - Kris Bain led Indian Lake-Long Lake with 20 points including one three-pointer as they topped Lake Placid on Jan. 12.

Bain also pulled down seven rebounds for the win.

Zack Mitchell added 16 points included a second three-pointer and seven assists for the Orange. Matt Rusch contributed eight points as well as eight rebounds.

The Orange kept Lake Placid to 10 points in the first half. Orange coach, Jim Zulo removed his starters in the fourth quarter, but Placid could not manage to make a game of it.

Wells 35

Minerva-Newcomb 27

OLMSTEDVILLE - Shane Raymond capitalized on 10 points from the line in his 12-point performance as the Indians got past Minerva-Newcomb on Jan. 12.

Josh Fish added nine points for Wells.

Jesse Montanye scored 10 points with one three-pointer to lead the Mountaineers. Dylan Saville contributed nine points for the losers, while Morgan Winslow put up four points and Tatsuki Miyazato chipped in a basket.

The Mountaineers led by a basket at the end of the first half, but let Wells take the league in the second quarter and never recovered.

Hadley-Luzerne 51

Johnsburg 49

LAKE LUZERNE - Despite a late charge by Johnsburg, Hadley-Luzerne pulled out a narrow victory over the Jaguars on Jan. 13.

Adrian Veldman scored a game-high 16 points for the Jaguars, who also got 10 points from Andrew Veldman.

The Eagles held a 12 point lead in the fourth quarter, but nearly lost it as Johnsburg closed the gap to two in the final minutes.

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