Lake George crushed Fort Ann 44-17, then gave their starters a rest as the game wound down, allowing the Cardinals to rally as they racked up 25 points in the final quarter.
Aiding McGowan in the scoring spree were Junior Alex Hladik with 11 points, and Junior Jeff Maldonado, Sophomore Aaron Chambers and Junior J.D. Jenkins with six each - demonstrating the depth of the Warriors' offensive power. Seniors Cameron Dorman and Chris Kosz also contributed two points, with Junior Erik Jones adding one.
The Warriors' aggressive inside defense forced Fort Ann to shoot from afar, and they did with success. The Cardinals hit nine three-pointers, including five by top Cardinal scorer Jim Shevy - who tallied 17 points and three by Robert Sprague, who totaled 16 points overall.
With this game, Lake George was 6-2 in the Adirondack League and 7-3 overall. Fort Ann is 5-3 in the league.
Adding to the good vibes in the Lake George gym Jan. 15 was the Warriors' Junior Varsity victory.
WARRENSBURG - The Burghers proved their talent when they played with all cylinders firing Jan. 15 and gave league-leading Argyle a highly competitive game.
However, the Burghers had trouble containing Argyle standout Matt Stevens, who scored 28 points in leading Argyle to their 66-58 win.
In a game that was always within reach for the Burghers, the Scots' hot outside shooting made the critical difference - they hit seven three-pointers.
Brendan Frye led the Burghers with 22 points, including one three-pointer, and Mike Perrone contributed 18 including two long-shots. John Joseph added eight, and Ryan Belden scored four. Nick Monroe, Mike Curtis and Hunter Werner added two each in the balanced effort.
Argyle remained undefeated in league play.
Lake George 42
CORINTH - A last-second layup by Corinth's Fred Jaeger in double-overtime thrilled the Tomahawk's home-court crowd but disappointed the Lake George Warriors who were defeated 43-42 Jan. 13 in an Adirondack League boys basketball matchup.