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Lady Lions, Orange advance to D finals

Orange oust Westport for second year

Meg Smith of Indian Lake/Long Lake goes up for a shot against Westport defenders Allison Sherman and Karin Dorsey.

Meg Smith of Indian Lake/Long Lake goes up for a shot against Westport defenders Allison Sherman and Karin Dorsey. Photo by Jim Carroll.

“We played a phenomenal game,” Bain said. “We were composed, we were relaxed and we pulled through.”

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Indian Lake/Long Lake players celebrate after beating Westport in the Section VII/Class D semifinals Feb. 28.

Bain finished with 10 points, along with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Shannon Farrell added eight points along with five rebounds and five assists, while Abigail Darling scored five points to go with two rebounds and a pair of assists. Sydney Hinckley scored four points while collecting four rebounds and three steals, while Morgan Hinckley scored two points and pulled down four rebounds.

The win avenged a regular season meeting between the two teams, where the Eagles scored a 17-point win against the Orange.

For Westport, Willa McKinley scored 15 points while collecting four rebounds and four steals. Brendee Russell scored 10 points along with four assists and four steals, while Allison Sherman scored nine points while collecting seven rebounds and three assists.

Karlee McGee scored four points, while Mallory Sudduth and Karin Dorsey each scored two.

The Orange will take on the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lady Lions, who jumped out to a 17-0 lead en route to a 72-28 victory over the Willsboro Lady Warriors.

“We had weathered a pair of close games against the Warriors, so that was big for us to jump out the way we did,” Lions head coach Don Ratliff said. “We watched the Indian Lake/Long Lake game and learned some stuff, and we do have a plan that we will be working on.”

Lily Whalen paced the Lions with 24 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals. Kearsten Ashline connected on six three pointers to score 18 points, while Shonna Brooks added 15 points with seven rebounds and three assists. Savannah Graves scored five points to go with eight rebounds, with Jennifer McGinn adding four points and three rebounds and Angel Barnes scoring two points and grabbing eight rebounds. Kylee Cassavaugh had four points to go with four assists and six steals, while Clare Harwood pulled down six rebounds and Jasmine Barnes added three rebounds and two assists.

For the Warriors, Renee Marcotte recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Serene Holland scored seven to go with seven rebounds and a pair of assists. Kyli Swires, Kanesa Kohen and Stephanie Blanchard each scored two points, while Andrea O’Hara scored one.

The Orange and Lions will meet for the Section VII/Class D title Friday, March 2 at the Plattsburgh State Fieldhouse, with tip scheduled for 4 p.m.

Photos from the ELCS v. Willsboro game will be available later. Please check back.

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