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Locals fall in state tourney

Ticonderoga's basketball season came to an end with a 68-42 loss to Maple Hill in the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C boys basketball tournament March 13.

Maple Hill, which finished second in the state last season, raced to a 24-9 lead in the opening minutes and never looked back.

The won puts Maple Hill, 24-1 on the season, into the state Final Four.

David Briggs dominated for the winners, scoring 23 points.

Nick Mars tallied 12 points for Ti, which ends the season with a 7-13 record and the Section VII championship.

Chateaguay 49, Crown Point 39

Crown Point lost to Chateaguay, 49-39, in the opening round of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class D boys basketball tournament March 10.

The game was decided in the opening minutes. After the Panthers grabbed a 2-0 lead, Chateaguay responded with a 16-0 run to take command.

Crown Point held a slight edge the remainder of the contest, but could never overcome the initial assault.

John Budwick scored 22 points and grabbed 18 rebounds for the Panthers, the Section VII champion.

Chateaguay, the Section X champion, got 15 points from Eli Franze and 12 from Jacob Layton, who scored seven of his team's first nine points.

Girls

Brushton-Moria 54, Ticonderoga 32

Ticonderoga lost to Brushton-Moria, 54-32, in the opening round of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Class C girls basketball tournament March 10.

Brushton, 21-1, on the season, raced to a 17-4 lead and coasted to the win. The Panthers led 30-14 at the intermission and 46-22 after three quarters.

Taylor Keck had 11 points for the Section X champions.

Jocelyn Barber had nine points for Ticonderoga, the Section VII champion.

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