Sports Shorts for the week 1/30

Boys Basketball

AuSable Valley 56, Saranac 53

SARANAC - Seven fourth quarter points from Brody Douglass were enough to lift the Patriots past Saranac in CVAC boys basketball Jan. 20.

Douglass finished with 19 to lead AuSable Valley as they battled back from several big runs by the Chiefs.

Saranac started the game with eight unanswered points and later went on a 15-3 run to gain a nine-point lead in the fourth quarter. Dylan Everleth led the Chiefs with 20 points.

The shorthanded Patriots made the most of their six-man roster for the night. T.J. Burl buckete 10 points in the final quarter to finish with 16, while Connor Manning chipped in 10.

Willsboro 54, Elizabethtown-Lewis 38

ELIZABETHTOWN - The Warriors won the battle on the low post and defeated Elizabethtown-Lewis in MVAC boys basketball Jan. 21.

Lucas Strong scored 16 points and Clay Sherman added 14 as Willsboro put the clamps on the Lions' offense.The Warriors rebounded well, despite being without center Alex Shepard.

In a game rife with fouls, ELCS shot a troublesome 11-of-25 from the line. Hunter Mowery accounted for half of his team's points with 17.

Westport 66, Minerva-Newcomb 13

MINERVA - The winless Mountaineers proved no match for the conference-leading Eagles in MVAC boys basketball Jan. 21.

Nathan Gay scored 23 to go with eight rebounds and Bo McKinley added 20 points and six assists to power Westport. Kevin Russell contributed 11 points and 16 rebounds.

Brandon Poulton scored eight points to lead Minerva-Newcomb, which failed to convert a single free-throw.

AuSable Valley 60, Ticonderoga 48

TICONDEROGA - A brilliant effort by forward T.J. Burl powered the Patriots past Ticonderoga in CVAC boys basketball Jan. 22.

Burl got it done both inside and out, hitting four 3-pointers on his way to scoring a game-high 27 points. Brody Douglass added 12 points and Jordan Coolidge 10 for the Patriots.

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