Orange make history, Wildcats top Jaguars

SCHROON LAKE - The Jaguars could not hold on to their season as Schroon Lake advanced to an MVAC victory and clinched the league title. Meanwhile, the Lady Orange brought home their first ever MVAC title after defeating the Lady Wildcats.

Wildcats keep Jaguars at bay

In the boys championship game, the Wildcats jumped out to a 11-4 lead before the host Johnsburg Jaguars scored 11 unanswered to take a 15-14 lead after the first quarter.

The Wildcats then outscored the Jaguars 25-16 in the middle two quarters and then staved off a late rally by Johnsburg to earn the win.

Jesse Shaughnessy paced the Wildcats with 25 points, five rebounds, three assists and six steals.

Ben Richards led the Jaguars with 16 points and 13 rebounds, while Andrew Veldman scored 13 points and had 12 rebounds. Veldman was held to just two points in the second half.

Taylor Ordway added 12 points for the Jags.

"We worked too hard and we should not lose the number one seed," said head coach Dana Shaughnessy. "Johnsburg can be scary because they have improved a lot since the last time we played them and they may be the four seed in sectionals."

Orange prevail

In the girls championship game, Indian Lake/Long Lake star Carley Reynolds had the hot hand, scoring 30 points to lead the Lady Orange over the Lady Wildcats.

"I feel like this is the team that we have been working to be since elementary school," Reynolds said. "I know we can go really far in sectionals."

"I thought she was pressing early, so I was surprised to hear what she finished with," Orange head coach John Reynolds said after the game. "She is our go-to player and leader, but we are at our best when everyone is looking for their shots."

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