SLP holds on for league victory

High School Roundup

CHAZY — The Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team took an early lead Monday night and held on for a 3-2 victory over Beekmantown.

Shelby Jewtraw put SLP on the board early with a goal at the 4:20 mark of the first period and Lea Hill scored twice before the end of the period to stake the team to a 3-0 advantage. Tess Stanton assisted on both of Hill’s goals, while Allie Chamberlain and Rylee Preston were credited with assists on Jewtraw’s goal.

“A good league win on the road to pull us to 2-1 in the league and 6-5-1 overall,” Saranac Lake coach Bill Peer said. “I liked the intensity we came out with in the first period. We had some lapses in periods two and three, but still attacked and went after them.”

Kirsten Villemaire scored Beekmantown’s first goal at 13:33 of the second period, and struck again at 4:50 of the third to put the pressure on Saranac Lake.

Whitney Battistoni had a strong game in goal for SLP with 29 saves on the 31 shots she faced. Beekmantown goaltender Brianne Knight stopped 23 shots.

Saranac Lake Placid returns to action Wednesday on the road for a non-league game in Canton at 5:15 p.m.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Northern Adirondack 56, Saranac Lake 50

ELLENBURG — Saranac Lake’s Jayda Buckley hit seven 3-pointers Monday night as the Red Storm girls basketball team’s comeback fell just short in a 56-50 loss to Northern Adirondack.

Northern Adirondack took control of the game early and went into the locker room at halftime with a 43-25 lead. Saranac Lake cut into the deficit throughout the second half, but was unable to overtake the Bobcats.

“We played a really great game, but came up six points short,” Saranac Lake coach Frank Johns said. “We really cut down on turnovers. Everybody played, and it was a fun game.”

Buckley led all scorers with 23 points, while teammate Roslyn McClatchie hit for 10.

Paige Chilton scored 20 points to lead the way offensively for Northern Adirondack.

Saranac Lake (3-5 overall) returns to action Wednesday at home against Ticonderoga.

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