Lake George 57,
TICONDEROGA -- The Lake George High School Boys Basketball team continued to demonstrate the versatility and talent of their players Dec. 3 as they defeated Ticonderoga Dec. 3 by a score of 57 to 38.
Although the Warriors' offense pumped up their fans, their defense and depth were perhaps most consequential in winning this non-league contest, as three players alone accounted for 36 rebounds.
While 6'7" Matt McGowan shot a solid 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the Warriors, Matt Stover at 6'5" put on a performance defensively with seven blocks, 11 rebounds, plus four assists.
In a clear demonstration of the Warriors' depth and court-sense, the ultra-hot Aaron Chambers scored 14 points -- including four 3-pointers -- and J.D. Jenkins hauled down 10 rebounds.
Alex Hladik contributed 8 points, Jeff Maldonado tallied 6, Ryan Moll added 2, and Matt Stover chipped in 1.
The Warriors, frustrating the Ticonderoga offense, were able to keep Ticonderoga away from the basket for most of the court time.
Nate Lenhart sank 13 points for Ticonderoga, a tally which included 3 three-pointers.
With the win, Lake George starts out their promising 2010-11 season 2-0 overall.
GREENWICH -- Greenwich hit no less than 11 three-point shots to crush Warrensburg 73-30 Sunday in the championship game of the Witch's annual boys basketball tournament.
Four players scored in double figures for Greenwich.
For the game, Burghers Ryan Belden scored 15 points and John Joseph tallied 6. Despite the loss, Joseph and Belden 15 were named all-tournament players.
With the loss, Warrensburg slipped to 1-1.
Salem Central 44
GREENWICH - Warrensburg's offense jumped out to an aggressive 18-5 first-quarter start as Warrensburg defeated Salem 54-44 in the John Traver Memorial Tournament opener held Dec. 2. Senior Burgher Forward John Joseph scored 16 points in the victory, and classmate backcourt standout Mike Curtis tallied 13 points. Contributing to the season-opening win were Senior Ryan Belden with 9 points, Senior Nick Monroe with four points, Juniors Corey Chadwell with 6 points and Tyler Williams with 4, and Senior Aaron Seeley with 2.
HARTFORD -- Hartford combined an aggressive defense with persistent, consistent offense to defeat Bolton Dec. 3 in a semifinal Dec. 3 of the Coaches vs. Cancer Shootout.
With Hartford pressuring the veteran Eagle players and foiling shooting opportunities, the younger Eagles topped the scoring statistics.
Bolton was led by Junior Todd Markham's 10 points and Sophomore Will Smith's nine. Assisting the two were three Seniors: Caleb Kneeshaw with 6 points, Tyler Calzada with 5 points, Matthew Smith with 4 points and one Junior, Mitchell Jordan with one point.
Hartford's defense contained much of Bolton's offense to the outside, where Bolton managed to score five three-point goals. Hitting trees for Bolton were Markham with two long-shot goals, and Calzada, Will Smith and Kneeshaw with one each.
HARTFORD -- In an impressive offensive show coupled with furious defense, the Hartford Girls Basketball team buried Bolton Dec. 3 by a score of 60-13.
Kayla Casey scored a game-high 16 points with 4 three-pointers to lead the Tanagers.
Dominique-Jean Servelli's four points led Bolton, followed by a three-pointer from Emma Cady, and 2 points each from Tori Persons, Alana Peterson and Roselynn Denne.
In the consolation game that followed, Northville beat Bolton 47 to 38. Leading the Eagles were Seniors Dominique-Jean Servelli and Caldwell with 10 points each. With this loss, Bolton's season record edged downward to 1-3.
North Warren 32
PERU -- A runaway second half in which they were outscored by 42-11 buried North Warren in a contest against Peru during the opening round of Peru's Stephanie Wheet Tip-Off tournament. The annual competition is named after a Peru High School student killed in a motorcycle accident.
Kiera Warner led the Cougars with 12 points - including two 3 pointers, Margo Broderick contributed 10, and Chantal Millington added 8 -including two 3-pointers, and Lindsey Meade chipped in 2.