Indian Lake-Long Lake 42,
INDIAN LAKE - The Indian Lake-Long Lake Girls Basketball team utilized a balanced effort in defeating Bolton 42-21 to secure their third straight Mountain & Valley Division III girls basketball title Jan. 22.
Carli Reynolds of The Lakes team tallied 13 points, six rebounds and eight assists in the game. Elizabeth Hamdan and Allison Pine each contributed 11 points. while all the starters had their share of rebounds.
Dominique Servelli's nine points led Bolton. The Orange's tough defense contained Bolton standout Danielle St. Amour to six points, far below her normal tally. They were assisted by Emma Cady and Grace Cady with two points each, and Reilly and Alana Peterson, with one apiece.
Bolton dropped to 6-4 in the league, 6-6 overall.
LAKE LUZERNE - Recoiling from several recent losses, the Bolton Girls Varsity team overcame a tenacious defensive effort by Hadley-Luzerne to secure a 27-23 victory Monday night.
Recharging their spirits after scoring a lone one point in the third quarter to Hadley-Luzerne's 7, the Bolton team lit up the scoreboard with 10 of their own to secure the game.
Danielle St. Amour was top scorer for Bolton with 10 points, followed by Dominique Jean Servelli with eight, Grace Cady with four, Charlotte Caldwell contributing three, and Alana Peterson adding two. Bolton improves to 6-6 in the league with the victory.
Schroon Lake 49,
BOLTON LANDING - Schroon Lake combined savvy playmaking and a tough defense to upset Bolton 49-27 Jan. 20 in girls basketball league action.
Jocelyn Bowen led all scorers with 23 points.
Danielle St. Amour led the Eagles with 10 points, assisted by Dominique Jean Servelli with six, Alana Peterson and Charlotte Caldwell with four each, helped out by Roselynn Denne with two and Montana Reilly with one.
With the loss, Bolton dips to 7-2 in the Mountain & Valley Athletic Conference. The Bolton Junior Varsity Squad won their contest.
North Warren 37,
CHESTERTOWN - The North Warren Girls Basketball team continued their fan-pleasing winning campaign Jan. 19 as they fended off a last-quarter comeback attempt by Hadley-Luzerne.
North Warren trounced Hadley-Luzerne in the second quarter 14-4, establishing a lead they never relinquished. Hadley-Luzerne fought back to a two-point deficit in the closing stretch, but under pressure from the North Warren defense, missed a shot with just seconds on the clock.
North Warren's Lindsey Meade connected on three crucial shots in the waning moments of the game to secure the win for her team. She finished with 8 points, as did Cassie Maday. Katherine Andonucci and Kiera Warner each contributed seven points, Kelsey Hamblin added four, and Sara Erickson, three.
Leah Laurent scored a game-high 22 points for the Eagles.
With the win, North Warren boosted their record to 8-4 overall and 5-4 in the Adirondack League.
The North Warren Junior Varsity team extended their winning campaign with a victory over their Eagle counterpart.
WARRENSBURG - The Burgher Girls Varsity team may have lost the game, but they proved a point in their matchup Jan. 22 against Hadley-Luzerne.
When the two teams last faced each other Dec. 8, it was a 44-24 blowout victory for Hadley Luzerne.
Last month, the Burghers' botched plays and hesitant defense were no match for the Eagles' sharp execution, snappy passes and omni-present defense.
But on Jan. 22, the Burghers looked like a different, vastly improved team and the score reflected it ,as they leaped out to an 8-3 first-quarter start, lead 14-11 at the half, and gave the Eagles a run for their money.
With a one-point lead going into the 4th quarter, the Burghers showed they could keep up with the energy level and talent of their competitors, although they lost momentum and Hadley Luzerne pulled ahead for the win.
Point Guard Jaci O'Brien tallied 11 points including a three-pointer in the effort, followed by Holly Gheen with 10, Isabella Szabo with 4, and Ashlie Morehouse with 2.
Lake George 51,
WARRENSBURG - The Lake George Girls Basketball team executed plays well and received a strong effort from all their players to defeat Warrensburg 51-21 on Jan. 19.
The balanced offense was led by Brittany Baker and Courtney Mastrodomenico, each tallying 11. They were assisted by Caroline Murphy and Chelsea Sipowicz with eight each, Amanda Chambers and Nicole Bureau with four each, Erin Blunt with three and Lauren Pennock with two.
The Warriors overpowered the Burghers with a 17-3 first-quarter lead and widened the margin as the game unfolded.
Jaci O'Brien led the Burghers with eight points and six-foot Sophomore Ashlie Morehouse, sure to be a factor in upcoming seasons, contributed seven points. Isabella Szabo contributed three and Kayce Duell, Kate Taddeo and Kaitlyn May each chipped in one.
Lake George boosted their record to 7-2 in the Adirondack League, 7-5 overall.
Lake George won the Junior Varsity matchup.