Lake George 62,
Salem Central 34
LAKE GEORGE -- Lake George Warriors boys basketball team continued to show their power and depth Jan. 7 as they downed Salem by a score of 62 to 34.
Matt McGowan scored 17 points and Alex Hladik contributed 13 in the decisive victory. Ryan Moll added eight; Aaron Chambers scored seven; J.D.Jenkins chipped in six; Matt Stover, four; Jeff Maldonado, three; while Erik Jones and Pete Fisher added two each.
The Warriors jump-started the game with a 14-1 first-quarter lead and kept up the momentum through the game.
With the win, the Warriors were 7-0 in the Adirondack League and 9-0 overall. Salem dropped to 1-6 and 1-8 respectively. Lake George won the Junior Varsity matchup.
BOLTON LANDING -- Bolton had a hard time getting into their game Jan. 10, and the deficit led to a loss to Willsboro. The Eagles trailed 23-8 at the conclusion of the first quarter and couldn't get their mojo back in the face of a focused Willsboro defense and a blistering offensive show by Willsboro's Alex Hamel, who finished with 30 points - a tally which included three 3-pointers.
In the effort, Billy Smith scored 14 points for Bolton and Matt Smith and Mitchell Jordon each finished with 10.
With the loss, Bolton slides to 5-4 for the season.
Lake George 58,
LAKE GEORGE -- The Warriors put forth a double-barreled Matt-attack Jan. 4 as Matt Stover and Matt McGowan each tallied double-doubles in Lake George's 58-21 annihilation of Hartford. The Tanagers were previously unbeaten in Adirondack League boys basketball play.
Stover finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds, while McGowan recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds.
The athletic Alex Hladik scored 15 points for the Warriors, and backcourt powerhouse Jeff Maldonado tallied 11.
With the win, Lake George advanced to 6-0 in the league and 8-0 overall, and Hartford receded to 4-1 and 5-2 respectively. Lake George won the Junior Varsity matchup.
Fort Ann 54,
North Warren 33
CHESTERTOWN -- Despite waging a tough battle Jan. 4, North Warren couldn't get traction against a steely Fort Ann defense - the team is a leader in the Adirondack League - and lost a boys basketball game 54 to 33. Fort Ann established a 15-3 first-quarter lead, and the Cougars couldn't bounce back.
Travis Monroe led the Cougar effort with 10 points. Ethan Schenke, Joe Aiken and Nick Sapienza each hit a three-pointer in the effort.
With the loss, North Warren slipped to 0-5 in the league and 1-6 overall for the 2011 season.
Salem Central 35
SALEM -- Rebounding from several recent losses, the Warrensburg boys basketball team picked up a solid mid-season win Jan. 4 as they defeated Salem 50-35.
Ryan Belden scored 19 points and Mike Curtis contributed 15 in the victory. John Joseph scored 11 points in the matchup.
With the win, the Burghers advance to 2-3 in the Adirondack League and 3-5 overall. Warrensburg's Junior Varsity won their matchup.