Fields narrow in boys sectional basketball tournaments

Section VII/Class B


Top seed NCCS received a bye

(4) Beekmantown 52,

(5) Peru 44

The fourth-seeded Eagles used a 30-13 first half to hold off the fifth seed Indians Feb. 22.

Tom Ryan led the Eagles with 24 points in the game, while Keegan Ryan scored eight points, Devon Anderson and Tyler Frennier scored seven points and Foster Ebersole scored six points.

Kyle Carter paced the Indians with 18 points, while Joe Mazzella added 13 points. The Indians finished the season at 8-10, with Carter leading the team with 190 points (10.6 ppg).

(2) Plattsburgh 69,

(7) Saranac Lake 58

The seventh-seeded Red Storm were looking for the upset Feb. 22, outscoring the second seed Hornets 17-12 in the first and third quarters.

But it was the Hornets who advanced with a 21-7 second quarter and 24-17 fourth quarter in beating Saranac Lake.

Justin Curtis scored 22 points to lead the Hornets, including 12 in the fourth quarter, while Kyle LaPoint added 21 points and 10 rebounds, Ethan Votraw scored nine points and Tre Bucci scored six points. Jordan Knight added three points and the trio of Andrew Favro, Anthony Procelli and Rob Fout each scored two points.

Austin McDonough and Benioko Harris scored 19 points each for the Red Storm, while CJ Stewart added 12 points, Sean Lanigan and Zach Buckley scored three points with Ben Monty adding two points.

The Red Storm finished the season at 6-11, with Stewart leading the team with 231 points (13.6 ppg).

(3) AuSable Valley 62,

(6) Saranac 57

Jordan Coolidge scored 10 of his 18 points in a key stretch of the fourth quarter as the third-seeded Patriots advanced with a win over the sixth seed Chiefs.

Brody Douglass paced the Patriots with 19 points, while Connor Manning and TJ Burl each scored 10 points, Michael Hart scored three points and Nick Rhino added two points.

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