SLP drops another overtime loss

High School Roundup

SLP goaltender Whirtney Battistoni makes a save as teammate Rylee Preston defends during Wednesday’s game against Salmon River at the Olympic Center. (Provided photo — Alicia Brandes)

LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake-Lake Placid girls hockey team suffered another overtime loss Wednesday as Salmon River skated to a 2-1 victory in the Olympic Center’s Jack Shea Arena.

SLP took the lead early when Tess Stanton got a pass from Lea Hill and Lydia Bullock and scored at the 7:03 mark of the first period.

Salmon River countered at 3:07 of the second period with a short-handed goal by Lexi Lazore. Rylee Garrin picked up the assist on the play.

After a scoreless third period, the game moved into an extra session. Lazore locked up the victory for Salmon River with another short-handed goal at 1:24 of overtime, with Myranda Collette receiving the assist.

SLP goaltender Whitney Battistoni had another strong showing Wednesday, stopping 21 of the 23 shots she faced. Carli Cartier recorded 24 saves for Salmon River.

SLP made its debut as a combined team between the Saranac Lake and Lake Placid school districts last week, dropping its opener 4-3 in overtime against Potsdam.

SLP hits the road for its next game Saturday against Alexandria Bay.


Lake Placid 31, Saranac Lake 30

LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid and Saranac Lake girls basketball teams traded heroics Wednesday night in a back-and-forth showdown between the two rivals.

The Red Storm appeared to have the game won after Jayda Buckley drained a 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds left on the clock to give her team a 30-28 lead.

Lake Placid called timeout after the basket to advance the ball to half court for one last chance. Lindsay Rath took the inbounds pass and launched a shot from 25 feet that found its way into the hoop with 1.5 seconds left on the clock.

The Blue Bombers celebrated with a 31-30 victory.

Camille Craig led Lake Placid offensively with 12 points, followed by teammate Gracie Daby with nine and Rath with seven.

“We played a great team game tonight with only six players,” Lake Placid coach Jeff Potter said. “We were able to take advantage of our defensive stops and converted in transition. A few scoring spurts kept us in the game.”

Saranac Lake took a 16-3 lead with four minutes remaining in the second quarter. The Bombers answered with an 8-0 run that set the score at 16-11 at halftime.

Lake Placid finally overtook the lead with five minutes left in the fourth.

“Saranac Lake moved the ball well and got open looks against our defense,” Potter said. “We did a great job on the baords tonight and limited Saranac Lake on second chances.”

Buckley paced the Red Storm with eight points, six of which came on 3-pointers. Rosyln McClatchie, Kylee Clark and Shania Lincoln each chipped in four points for Saranac Lake.