The MVAC saw a busy week of league play and some tough non-league tests this week. The Orange boys were handed their first loss of the season by Crown Point , while the lady Orange topped non-league rival Bolton. Their win handed them their third consecutive Division 3 title. The Mountaineers suffered some difficult defeats to non-league teams on both the boys and girls sides. Johnsburg girls lost a competative contest against league-rival Wells.
KEENE VALLEY - Keene Valley topped Johnsburg after an impressive game from James Bell on Jan. 19.
The Beavers came from behind and challenged the Jaguars for a tight finish. Bell had 10 of his 12 points in the third quarter. He also collected seven rebounds.
Johnsburg was in the lead 26-8 at the half when the beavers went on a 36-17 run.
Luke Andrews netted 11 points while Cody Whitney chipped in with nine points and six steals. Dylan Boyle had nine rebounds, with five on the defensive end.
Adrian Veldman scored 11 points for Johnsburg including a three-pointer. Taylor Ordway finished with two three-pointers and nine points, while Andrew Veldman and Ben Richards finished with six points. Kevin Conner chipped in a three-pointer and five points and Sean O'Neil finished with three points.
Indian Lake-Long Lake 39
BOLTON - Kris Bain scored 18 points with two three-pointers and Zack Mitchell added 12 points as Indian Lake-Long Lake beat Bolton on Jan. 19.
The Orange outscored Bolton, 17-6, in the second quarter. Bolton, however, came away from the half on an 11-2 run in the third quarter.
Dom Pfau led Bolton with 18 points.
Indian Lake-Long Lake suffered a 0-for-13 shooting statistic from the free-throw line.
Matt Rausch contributed six points and Wallace put in a three-pointer for the win.
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CROWN POINT - John Budwick led Crown Point with 26 points and five blocks as the Panthers eased past Minerva-Newcomb on Jan. 19.
Nate Tabor had nine points for Crown Point, while Will Glebus added 10 points. Tony Rodriguez tallied four steals.
Crown point held the Mountaineers to only one basket in the first and third quarters. The score was at the half was 34-5.
Dylan Saville lead the Mountaineers with four points. Tatsuki Miyazato and John LaBracque both finished with three points apiece. Roger Kelly put up one basket and Jonas Urwyler finished with one point.
NEWCOMB - Brandon Poulton scored eight of Minerva-Newcomb's 13 points during a tough loss to league powerhouse Westport on Jan 21.
Westport's Nathan Gay led all scoring efforts with 23 points.
Westport kept the Mountaineers' scoring to the single digits in each quarter.
Dylan Saville finished with a single basket and Ben Fish tallied one three-pointer.
Crown Point 46
Indian Lake-Long Lake 34
CROWN POINT - John Budwick led Crown Point as they handed Indian Lake/Long Lake its first loss of the season on Jan. 21.
Budwick finished with 16 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks as the Panthers improved their league record to 8-1.
Will Glebus collected four three-pointers and added 14 points for Crown Point, while Juan Mosquera chipped in with eight points and eight steals, and Tony Rodriquez made seven steals.
The Panthers put a 12 point lead on the Orange in the first quarter and maintained it until the end of the game.
Zack Mitchell led Indian Lake/Long Lake with 13 points and one three-pointer, while Kris Bain followed with 12 points including two three-pointers.
Jordan Wallace finished with one three-pointer, while Ben Black, Matt Rausch and Jake Wells each tallied a basket apiece.
JOHNSBURG - Val Hayes scored 16 points and added 10 rebounds, five steals and six assists to lead Wells past Johnsburg in MVAC action on Jan. 20.
Lizzie Perkins recorded 15 points and six steals, while Desiree Gallup and Amanda Vrooman each added 10 points for the Indians.
Freshman Mikayla Glode powered Johnsburg with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Kelsey Williford also chipped in 13 points, while Brooke Guy added 10 points and each tallied a three-pointer apiece.
Keri Cleveland put up six points, Jillian Urbonowicz had four points, Bridgette Crooms had two points and Cassandra Prouty finished with one point.
Teams finished the first half at 30-27 for Wells and their 33-25 run in the second half clinched the victory.
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INDIAN LAKE - Indian Lake-Long Lake carried an impressive 9-2 record into their contest against Bolton and tallied another win on Jan. 22. This win clinched a third consecutive MVAC Division 3 title for the Orange.
Carli Reynolds had 13 points, six rebounds and eight assists to lead the Orange. Elizabeth Hamden added 11 points, while Allison Pine contributed 11 points and nine rebounds. Also, Murphy Farrell and Melanie Pierson combined to pull down 17 rebounds.
The Orange set a substantial lead in the second quarter to post a 24-13 lead at halftime and maintained the lead until the final horn.
Dominique Servelli's nine points led Bolton. The Orange held Danielle St. Amour to six points - nearly nine below her average.
"We knew St. Amour was the key, so the girls worked hard on her," said Orange head coach John Reynolds.
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NEWCOMB - Marissa Titus and Jessica Potter combined for 34 points as the Panthers topped the Mountaineers on Jan 22.
Rebecca Bolan and Deidra Palmatier each scored eight points to lead the Mountaineers.
Minerva-Newcomb stuck with them in the first quarter, but let the contest slip from their grip early in he second quarter.
Briana Hammond tallied six points, Marlena Peter finished with four, Larissa Roy put up one basket and Jae Lee Yeon finished with one point.
JOHNSBURG - Emma Nye put up 14 points to help Keene defeat Johnsburg on Jan. 22.
Kelsey Williford matched the game-high with 14 for the Jaguars, while Mikayla Glode had 12 points and eight rebounds in the loss.
Cassandra Prouty finished with four points for the Jaguars. Bridgette Crooms, Brooke Guy and Keri Cleveland each put up two points apiece.