LOCAL ROUNDUP: Pao leads Bombers past Bolton
BOLTON LANDING — Jearanut “Pao” Tantitanomwong scored 18 points to lead the Lake Placid boys basketball team to a 41-27 victory over Bolton on Tuesday.
Tantitanomwong scored seven points and teammate Jake Coursen had five in the first quarter as the Blue Bombers took a 12-5 advantage into the second quarter. Lake Placid extended the lead to 21-9 by halftime.
Coursen finished with seven points, while Matt Brandes and Quince Green each contributed six.
Kevin Neacy hit for 12 points and Adam Seamans had seven to pace Bolton.
Saranac Lake Placid 5, Potsdam 4 (OT)
LAKE PLACID — Maddie Gay scored the game-winning goal in overtime to propel the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team to a 5-4 victory Tuesday night.
Trailing 4-3 late in the third period, SLP pulled its goalie to put the pressure on Potsdam. The tactic worked as Lydia Bullock was able to find an opening for the game-tying goal with 49 seconds left on the clock.
It was Bullock’s second goal of the game and sent the contest into overtime. Rylee Preston and Lea Hill also found the back of the net for SLP.
Olivia Ferebee turned away 27 shots from her post in goal for SLP, which improved its season record to 2-2.
Clinton 47, Paul Smith’s 42
PLATTSBURGH — Juliana Gardner recorded 10 points and 13 rebounds for a double-double Tuesday, as the Clinton Community College women’s basketball team defeated Paul Smith’s College 47-42.
Cailene Allen scored a team-high 13 points for the Cougars, and she added nine rebounds and five steals. Clinton’s Katelyn Southwick and Abigail Webb each accounted for eight points.
“It was a close game all the way through,” Clinton coach Donna Dixon said. “Not one team led by more than seven points. We started out really flat in the first half but picked it up defensively in the second to pull ahead. We went ahead with 5 minutes left in the fourth quarter and hit free throws down the stretch.”
Paul Smith’s 59, Clinton 54
PLATTSBURGH — The Cougars were unable to maintain their 11-point lead in the second half.
Clinton shot 31 percent from the field.
Mathew Smiley paced the Cougars with 11 points.
“A close, hard-fought contest,” Clinton coach Kevin Daugherty said. “Back-and-forth lead changes most of the way.
“Paul Smith’s continued to be very aggressive offensively, while Clinton struggled at times against Paul Smith’s zone.”
Clinton closes its first-semester schedule with a Region III game against Jefferson Sunday at home.
The Paul Smith’s men and women are on the road this weekend to face Central Maine Community College on Saturday and Maine-Augusta on Sunday.