Regular season play has come to an end and MVAC teams had a slow week before sectional play began. Minerva-Newcomb suffered some tough losses on both the boys and girls sides. Indian Lake-Long Lake will go into sectional in the lead for both the boys and girls. The Lady Orange faced a 46-41 loss against Tupper Lake this past week, to fault it's nearly perfect record.
Indian Lake-Long Lake 44
INDIAN LAKE - The Orange surged past Elizabethtown-Lewis with a strong man-to-man defense on Feb. 8.
The Orange kept the Lion's in the single digits in every quarter. Kris Bain recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds for the Orange who are now 13-2 overall and 8-2 in the league. Zach Mitchell added six points and six assists.
"That's playing good man-to-man defense and our kids dug in and did it well," Orange coach Jim Zullo said. "We're pleased."
The Orange had built a 29-10 lead at the half and were up 38-14 going into the fourth quarter.
Hunter Mowery paced the Lions with 11 points.
Jake Wells had six points for the Orange. Jesse Benton and Matt Rausch finished with four points, while Jordan Wallace ha three points including one three-pointer.
Indian Lake 60
MINERVA - The Orange capped their regular season with an easy victory over the Mountaineers on Feb. 9. They improved their record to 14-2 overall and 9-2 in the league.
Kris Bain scored 16 points including one three-pointer and Matt Rausch chipped in with 13 for Indian Lake-Long Lake. Jake Wells had a good night on the boards with 13 rebounds.
Zach Mitchell finished with nine points and Jordan Wallace ended the game with six including two three-pointers. Jesse Benton tallied four points and both Matt Moore and Collin Farrell finished with a basket apiece.
Jesse Montanye led the Mountaineers with eight points. Brandon Poulton and Tatsuki Miyazato put up six points each. Roger Kelly, Morgan Winslow, Chris O'Connor and Jonas Urwyler finished with one basket. Dylan Saville finished with one point.
Tupper Lake 46
Indian/Long Lake 41
TUPPER LAKE - Tupper Lake finished their regular season in a win over Indian Lake-Long Lake on Feb 8.
The Orange fought until the end and cut a late deficit to three points with just over two minutes to go.
However, two fourth-quarter 3-pointers from Sam Sanford and solid rebounding from Tayler Keniston helped Tupper Lake hang on.
Hunter Aldridge led Tupper Lake in scoring with 12 points, and Carley Aldridge netted 10.
Carli Reynolds paced the Orange with 16 points, while teammate Allison Pine added 10.
Elizabeth Hamden finished with eight points, Murphy Farrell had five and Melanie Pierson totaled one basket.
Indian Lake-Long Lake 50
OLMSTEDVILLE - Liz Hamden scored a game-high 16 points and had four steals as the Orange beat Minerva-Newcomb and improve their league record to 9-1 on Feb. 9.
Allison Pine finished with 11 points and nine rebounds and Carli Reynolds chipped in with 10 points, 11 rebounds and five assists.
Murphy Farrell had 7 points, while Melanie Pierson, Sydney Hinckley and Sierra Olbert finished with two points apiece.
Larissa Roy had seven points for Mountaineers and Rebecca Bolan finished with five points. Charly Egli had four points, while Brianna Hammond, Renna Yandon and Amanda Belotti each had two points.
ELIZABETHTOWN - Elizabethtown-Lewis outscored Minerva\Newcomb, 25-2, in the second quarter to pull away to its win on Feb. 11.
Shonna Brooks led the Lions with 16 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks, while Lily Whalen followed with 15 points and Kearstin Ashline, eight points, six rebounds and four assists. Kylee Cassavaugh chipped in with eight steals.
Rebecca Bolan led the Mountaineers with six points. Charly Egli, Renna Yandon and Amanda Belotti finished with four points apiece and both Hillary Bureau and Marlena Peter finished with one basket each.