Cats open new gym with victories

Schroon, Ti, Moriah girls win

The Schroon Lake Lady Wildcats used a 17-7 fourth quarter to push their way past a tough Willsboro Lady Warriors team for a 42-25 Mountain and Valley Athletic Conference win Jan. 5, opening the new Schroon gym.

The Warriors played a tough game defensively, led by the efforts of Kyli Swires, who held Schroon Lake's Jocelyn Bowen scoreless until the final minute of the first half. Bowen finished with 11 points, five rebounds and five steals, well below her season average, not hitting her first field goal until 3:49 in the third quarter.

"Jocelyn got more aggressive in the second half," Wildcats head coach Lee Silvernail said after the game. "We talked and she knew that it was her time to get going."

Swires finished the game with five points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals in an overall impressive effort for the Warriors.

For the Wildcats, Rebecca Armstrong led the team with 12 points and 13 rebounds, while Ashley Subra added 10 points and eight rebounds,

Katelyn Rose scored seven points with five rebounds.

Hannah Bruno scored eight points for the Warriors, while Amanda Mahoney had seven points to go with 12 rebounds. Derene Holland added five points, while Renee Marcotte had another strong rebounding game with 10 boards.

-by Keith Lobdell

Moriah 43, Seton 30

Moriah rolled past Seton Catholic, 43-30, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls basketball play Jan. 4.

The Vikings led the entire game, but Seton pulled within a point, 31-30, entering the final quarter. Moriah then closed the game on a 12-0 run for the win.

Hayley Waldron scored 14 points and 15 rebounds for the winners.

Ticonderoga 56, NAC 15

Ticonderoga crushed Northern Adirondack, 56-15, in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference girls basketball play Jan. 4.

Ti raced to a 15-3 lead and extended its advantage to 28-7 at the intermission.

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