WARRENSBURG -- The Burghers again proved they can play competitively with the top teams of their league as their aggressive defense held Corinth to a low-scoring tie until a basket within two seconds from the game's conclusion sealed the win for the Tomahawks.
Each team put forth an efficient defense, forcing their opponents to shoot from the outside.
Corinth hit five three-pointers, and Warrensburg hit two - one each for Monroe and Ryan Belden.
Jordon Charbonneau's layup with 2 seconds left determined the win for Corinth, which has only lost one game this season.
John Joseph led with 14 points, Ryan Belden contributed 10, Monroe added five, Mike Perrone chipped in three, and Brendan Frye, normally a high scorer, was held to one.
Lake George 58,
LAKE LUZERNE -- Lake George used their offensive power, height and solid execution Feb. 5 to defeat Hadley Luzerne 58-39.
Leading the Warrior effort was Senior Matt McGowan with 20 points, along with teammate Alex Hladik contributing 15 points. They were assisted by Matt Stover with eight points, Jeff Maldonado with five, J.D. Jenkins with three, Chris Kosz with one and Cameron Dorman, Erik Jones and Kyle Burden, two each.
Eagle Josh Densmore was productive despite the Warriors stonewall defense, scoring 14 points including three 3-pointers. Forced to shoot from the outside by the Warriors, the Eagles gained five long-distance buckets
With the victory, Lake George advanced to 10-2 in the Adirondack League, 12-3 overall. Lake George's Junior Varsity.
Lake George 65,
North Warren 33
CHESTERTOWN -- Former North Warren standout Alex Hladik returned to his former court Feb. 3 as a member of the Lake George Warriors, and he scored 18 points - most all in the third quarter - to overpower North Warren 65-35.
Matt McGowan contributed 14 points for Lake George, aided by Aaron Chambers with 12, Matt Stover with 10, Jeff Maldonado with five, and J.D. Jenkins with three. Chris Kosz and Eric Jones chipped in two each in this balanced effort.
Joe Aiken led North Warren with 13, aided by Jeff Bennett and Kristian Seeley with seven each, Bryan Beckler with four and Benn Frasier with two.
Each team forced the other to shoot outside, and the long-distance hotshots from each squad had a heyday. For Lake George, Chambers hit four, and Hladik two; and for the Cougars, Aiken hit three and Bennett, one.
WILLSBORO -- Bolton fought back from a four-point deficit in the fourth quarter Feb. 5 to beat the scrappy Willsboro team 41-39.
Performing way beyond their enrollment figures might suggest, Willsboro kept the score low, a rarity for the hot-shooting Bolton squad.
Bolton stalwart Dominic Pfau scored 13 points to lead the Eagles. Mitchell Jordon contributed nine points and 13 rebounds. Bill Smith and Matthew Smith offered up six each, and Matt Peterson aided with seven. Pfau and Peterson scored two three-pointers each and Bill Smith hit one trey.
With the win, Bolton's record hiked a notch to improve to 9-3 in the Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference.
BOLTON LANDING -- Dom Pfau scored 14 points in a game Feb. 3 versus Elizabethtown that ended up in a solid crowd-pleasing win for the Eagles. Pfau's tally included three treys in the league win. He was assisted by Mitchell Jordan with 11 points and nine rebounds, Matt Smith with nine rebounds and four points, Bill Smith with eight points, Tyler Calzada with five points, and Matt Peterson with three. Calzada and Peterson had one three-pointer each.