November hoops madness

Saranac Lake’s Kayleigh Merrill passes the ball in front of Keene’s Elly Smith during Monday’s matchup. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Brooks Fletcher of the Red Storm drains a shot from the baseline during Wednesday’s matchup against Lake Placid. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
NCCC freshman guard Jonathan Thornton defends against Onondaga’s Tyler Sullivan during Tuesday’s game. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Malik Wilkinson, right, and Diondre Harvey team up to secure a rebound for North Country Community College during Tuesday’s home game against Onondaga. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Jordan Moore, of Saranac Lake, sprints past Lake Placid’s Matt Brandes. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Saints head coach Daryl Crist directs his players during Tuesday’s junior college game against Onondaga Community College. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Stetson Craig of Lake Placid dishes off a pass in front of Saranac Lake’s Jarrett Ashton during Wednesday’s game. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Saranac Lake point guard Jayda Buckley moves into her teams offensive zone while Caitlin Lopez defense for Keene Central in Monday’s contest. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Keene’s Alyssa Summo dribbles past Saranac Lake’s Roslyn McClatchie. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

A new basketball season is beginning to kick into gear, and there was plenty of hoops action in Saranac Lake this week as both high school and junior college contests took place on area courts.

The Saranac Lake girls and boys high school teams opened their seasons in non-league matchups, and both squads emerged as winners while christening their recently renovated home court that includes a beautiful new floor and recently installed stands. The Red Storm girls squad played Monday and defeated Keene Central by a 37-31 score. Saranac Lake’s boys then followed on Wednesday with a 71-28 victory over Lake Placid.

Tuesday’s action took place at the Sparks Athletic Complex in a showdown between two junior college powers. The outcome didn’t go the way of the home squad as the North Country Community College men’s team dropped a 95-85 decision to Onondaga. Despite the loss, the Saints men are off to a solid start and had an 8-2 record following the setback.

These photos are from the three games held this week.