LOCAL ROUNDUP: SLP finds itself in another nailbiter

PLATTSBURGH — Playing in its second close game in two nights, the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team came out on the losing end of a 2-1 decision Wednesday against Plattsburgh.

The Hornets built a two-goal lead with a goal by Morgan Reid at 9:23 of the second period and a score by McKenzie Brown at 6:07 of the third.

SLP responded when Lydia Bullock connected at 9:25 of the third, but SLP was unable to muster the heroics of the previous night and had to settle for the 2-1 loss.

SLP was in a similar situation Tuesday against Potsdam as Bullock connected with 49 seconds left in the game to score the equalizer with an extra skater on the ice. SLP went on to beat Potsdam 5-4 in overtime.

Olivia Ferebee stopped 14 shot in goal for SLP on Wednesday. Plattsburgh outshot SLP 16-11.

Saranac Lake Placid will have a few days off before returning to action next Tuesday on the road against Franklin Academy in Malone.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Keene 48, Schroon Lake 23

SCHROON LAKE — Emily Whitney scored 13 points, Alyssa Summo hit for 12 and Caitlyn Lopez poured in 11 to lead the Keene girls basketball team to a 48-23 victory over Schroon Lake on Wednesday.

Malena Geareau paced Schroon Lake with seven points.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

North Country 64, Fulton-Montgomery 53

SARANAC LAKE — Kayla Carder recorded 20 points and 13 rebounds in North Country Community College’s 64-53 victory over Fulton-Montgomery Community College in Region III women’s basketball Wednesday.

The ninth-ranked Saints also received a career-high 11 points from Mary Parker, who also had five assists.

North Country’s Ty Taylor chipped in nine points and Bailee Gauthier had eight.

The North Country men and women are home this weekend against Jefferson Community College on Saturday.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Fulton-Montgomery 94, North Country 65

SARANAC LAKE — Zackary Rice-Gordon scored 13 points, Joseph Pinero had 12 and Trajuan Sterling hit for 10 to lead the way for North Country.

The Saints trailed, 47-30, at halftime.

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