MVAC teams are approaching their last weeks of play before sectionals and continue to play strong. Both the boys and girls Orange teams secured division titles and look forward to strong appearances in sectionals. The Mountaineers gave Kings School a good game on Thursday, but were unable to pull off their first win of the season. Boys BasketballKings School 52Minerva-Newcomb 44NEWCOMB - Eddie Allen lead King's School past Minerva Newcomb on Feb. 4 in a 52-44 victory. Allen collected 20 points, while Trevor Morey contributed 18.Jesse Montanye led the Mountaineers with 12 points and Dylan Saville helped with ten points.Kings School led 12-8 after the first quarter, but the Mountaineers closed the gap to 25-24 at the half. Kings school, however, held onto the lead and barely outshot their opponents 27-20.Tatsuki Miyozato and Brandon Poulton put up eight points apiece, while Morgan Winslow, Chris O'Connor and Jonas Urwyler tallied a basket each. Crown Point 68Johnsburg 47CROWN POINT - John Budwick led Crown Point with a triple-double with 23 points, 10 rebounds and 12 blocked shots to lead the Panthers past the Jaguars on Feb. 2.Juan Mosquera also recorded 21 points, nine steals and five rebounds, while Will Glebus chipped in with 14 points for Crown Point.The Jaguars held the Panthers to 10-9 after the first quarter, but faltered as the Panthers went on a 26-7 run in the second quarter for a 36-16 halftime lead.Ben Richards paced Johnsburg with 15 points and Adrian Veldman followed with nine points, including one three-pointer.Chris Scott and Andrew Veldman each put up five points for the loss. Chris Guy contributed four points, Taylor Ordway had one three-pointer, and Dustin Weller and Kevin Conner each tallied one basket. Indian Lake-Long Lake 43Keene 30KEENE VALLEY - Kris Bain scored a game-high 28 points, including three three-pointers to lead the Orange to a victory over Keene Valley on Feb. 6.The Orange outscored the Beavers 27-10 in the first half to secure the win.Zach Mitchell put up seven points for the Orange and Jordan Wallace contributed six points, with one three-pointer. Matt Rausch finished with one basket. Dylan Boyle's 10 points led Keene.Girls BasketballE'town-Lewis 28Minerva\Newcomb 14NEWCOMB - Shonna Brooks scored 16 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to lead Elizabethtown-Lewis to a MVAC non-league victory on Feb. 1.The Mountaineers finished the first half at 10-6, but couldn't hold on. Elizabethtown-Lewis outscored the Mountaineers 18-8 in the second half.Kearstin Ashline added eight points, 15 rebounds and four steals for the Lions.Rebecca Bolan led the Mountaineers with six points. Renna Yandon followed with five points. Charly Egli finished with one basket and Deidra Palmatier with one point. Bolton 51Johnsburg 34BOLTON - Danielle St. Amour powered Bolton past the Jaguars with 20 points and 20 rebounds on Feb 2.The Eagles outscored Jaguars 29-14 in the second half after a close 22-20 first half.Mikayla Glode finished with a double-double for Johnsburg. She recorded 10 points and 20 rebounds.Alana Peterson added eight points and 10 rebounds for Bolton.Keri Cleveland finished with eight points and Brooke Guy with seven points for the Jaguars. Bridgette Crooms and Kelsey Williford each tallied two baskets a piece, while Kayla Williford finished with one point. Indian Lake - Long Lake 48Crown Point 30INDIAN LAKE - Carli Reynolds put up 20 points in the first half to lead the Orange to a 31-15 halftime lead and a win over Crown Point on Feb 2.Reynolds finished with 28 points with one three-pointer. Allison Pine added eight points and seven rebounds for Indian Lake/Long Lake.Murphy Farrell added six points for the Orange and Melanie Pierson put up three points. Elizabeth Hamden and Sydney Hinkley each finished with one basket apiece. Jessica Potter paced Crown Point with 12 points.Wells 68Johnsburg 54WELLS - Lizzie Perkins and Val Hayes combined for 38 points to lead Wells past Johnsburg on Feb. 4.Perkins led the Indians with 20 points, Hayes added 18 for the win.Kelsey Williford led the Jaguars with 16 points and Keri Cleveland added 11 points and 10 rebounds. MiKayla Glode finished with 19 rebounds for the Jaguars, who also got 10 points from Brooke Guy.Wells assumed an early lead and finished with half at 28-21. The went on a 40-33 run in the second half.Cassandra Prouty put up six points for the loss, while Bridgette Crooms finished with three points and Jillian Urbnowicz with two.
Minerva-Newcomb 51King's School 6NEWCOMB - Renna Yandon and Rebecca Bolan combined for 28 points in the Mountaineers' win over King's School on Feb. 4.Yandon finished with 15 points and Bolan had 13 points to go with 10 steals. The Mountaineers led 28-2 at the half.Brianna Hammond and Charly Egli put up six points apiece and Hillary Bureau finished with four points. Larissa Roy, Jae Lee and Marlena Peter each tallied one basket apiece. Indian Lake-Long Lake 61Keene 31KEENE VALLEY - Carli Reynolds scored a game-high 23 points, with one three-pointer and added eight rebounds, five steals and four assists as the Orange topped Keene on Feb. 6.Allison Pine added 17 points, while Murphy Farrell's defensive efforts pushed the Orange to victory. Keene's leading scorer Emma Nye finished with 13 points and contributed seven steals and five rebounds. The Orange led 33-9 at the half.Elizabeth Hamden had eight points, including one three-pointer, five rebounds, four assists and four steals for the Orange, while Farrell added five points.Jessica Bain, Melanie Pierson, Sydney Hinkley and Morgan Hinkley all finished with one basket apiece.