Winter sports season shows signs of success for several local teams

Lily Whalen of ELCS has connected for 197 points (14.1) on a valley leading 79 field goals (first), 33 free throws (third) and six three-pointers. She is followed by teammate Shonna Brooks, who has 164 points (11.7) on of 64 field foals (third) and 32 free throws (fourth). AuSable Valley’s Meghan Strong leads the valley with 17 three-pointers and is fifth with 27 made free throws, scoring 160 points (13.3) on the season. Keene’s Naomi Peduzzi has scored 150 points (10.7), followed by Willsboro’s Kyli Swires, who ranks second in three-pointers made (14) and free throws (34) in scoring 148 points (9.3). AuSable Valley’s Taylor Saltus (11.8) and Willsboro’s Amanda Mahoney (8.8) each have scored 141 points on the season, while the Keene sister act of Tucker and Taylor Geiger each have 124 points to their names (8.9).

Following Strong and Swires in three pointers made are Kearsten Ashline of ELCS (12), along with AuSable Valley’s Madison Rondeau and Logan Snow (10).

For the boys, AuSable Valley (10-3) was named as an honorable mention in the Class C rankings of Jan. 28, while the Elizabethtown-Lewis Lions received the same recognition in Class D (12-3). The Patriots hold the biggest point-differential in the valley, having scored 775 points (59.6) against 624 (48.0) a difference of +151 (11.6). The Lions follow closely behind, scoring 721 points (48.1) while giving up 590 (39.3) for a +131 advantage (8.8).

The Westport Eagles (7-6), who have started to make a push up the Mountain and Valley Division I standings, turned an early season point deficit into a surplus, having scored 575 points (44.2) while giving up 548 (42.1) for a difference of +27 (2.1). The Willsboro Warriors (7-8) have scored 510 points (34.0) on the season, while the Keene Beavers (2-12) have scored 423 points (30.2), but have shown signs of improvement as the team has won two of its last four games.

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