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Championships out of reach for both Orange teams

Championship potential has ended for both Orange teams as they each fell in semifinal play this week. The boys were not able to hold on against Moriah and the girls played a close game, but could not hold off rival Lake Placid. Both teams can be proud of their division titles, however, as their seasons come to an end.Boys BasketballSection VII Class D QuarterfinalsIndian Lake-Long Lake 52Willsboro 43INDIAN LAKE - The Orange moved to the next round of championship play last week as Zack Mitchell and Kris Bain combined for 41 points.Indian Lake-Long Lake held on to the fourth seed and will now advance to the semifinals. Mitchell scored a game-high 22 points. Bain had a double-double of 19 points and 18 rebounds, while Matt Rusch contributed eight points and eight rebounds.Jake Wells had one basket and Jordan Wallace finished with one point.Section VII Class D SemifinalsMoriah 50Indian Lake-Long Lake 31PLATTSBURGH - Kris Bain scored 14 points, including two three-pointers to lead Indian Lake-Long Lake, but the Orange fell to Moriah in the Class D semifinals of the Section VII Boys Basketball Tournament on Tuesday.Moriah advances to play Crown Point in the Section VII final.Zack Mitchell finished with eight points with two three-pointers, Jordan Wallace had six points and two three-pointers, both Jake Wells and Matt Rusch had one basket and Matt Moore finished with one point.Girls BasketballSection VII Class D QuarterfinalsIndian Lake-Long Lake 48Chazy 26INDIAN LAKE - Indian Lake-Long Lake advanced in championship play with a 22-4 third-quarter performance over Chazy last week.Carli Reynolds led the Orange with 15 points, nine rebounds, five assists and six steals. Allison Pine pulled down 10 rebounds to go with her nine points and Elizabeth Hamden had 10 steals and eight points with one three-pointer in the win.They are seeded at number three. Murphy Farrell finished with six pointes, both Melanie Pierson and Morgan Hinckley had four and Jessica Bain finished with a single basket. Section VII Class D SemifinalLake Placid 39 Indian Lake-Long Lake 33PLATTSBURGH - Carli Reynolds scored a game-high 18 points and tallied two three-pointers, but it was not enough as Indian Lake-Long Lake fell to Lake Placid in a Class D semifinal of the Section VII Girls Basketball Tournament at Plattsburgh State on Tuesday.Lake Placid got 10 points apiece from Molly Ploof, Megan Riley and Ayla Thompson. The Bombers outscored the Orange 24-17 in the second half.Lake Placid will play top-seeded Westport in the championship.Elizabeth Hamden finished with seven points and one three-pointer. Allison Pine had four points and both Murphy Farrell and Melanie Pierson had a basket apiece.

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