Valley Sports: Patriots atop Division I, with company

Boys basketball

AuSable Valley 34, Northeastern Clinton 30

In a defensive struggle that saw Northeastern Clinton pull within two points in the final minute, Zach Cosgrove's layup in the final 10 seconds sealed a share of the Division I title for the Patriots (14-4, 11-3) Feb. 12. Cosgrove (9.7 pgg) finished with a team-high 14 points, with John Goodnough (12.8) scoring 7, Nick McDonald 5, Shane Douglas (13.4) 4 and Austin Facteau 4.

Girls basketball

Moriah 47, Elizabethtown-Lewis 42

After the Lady Lions (13-5, 10-4) scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter for a 38-30 lead, Moriah went on a 17-2 run that was not answered until the final seconds in defeating ELCS Feb. 12. Lily Whalen (19.4 ppg) became the all-time leading scorer in ELCS history with her first basket in a 16 point performance. Jasmin Barnes (14.1) also scored 16 points, while Savanah Graves added 7, Myra Adams 2 and Angel Barnes 1.

Ticonderoga 39, Westport 32

Ticonderoga came out strong in the second half, outscoring the Lady Eagles (11-7, 7-7) 7-1 in the third quarter to score a win in their Division II season finale Feb. 12. Hannah Schwoebel (6.7 ppg) led the Eagles with 13 points as Brendee Russell (12.4) added 9, Sarah Looby 4, Ellie Schwoebel 3, Felicia Kurth 2 and Emily Rascoe 1.

Seton Catholic 59, Willsboro 25

Seton Catholic outscored the Lady Warriors (3-14, 2-12) in all four quarters for the win Feb. 12. Andrea O’Hara (12.9 ppg) scored 9 points to lead Willsboro with Tory Wade, Rachael Burt and Payton Gough scoring 4. Kathryn Belzile and Taylor Bigelow added 2 points each.

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