HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP: Red Storm to face Old Forge in Adirondack Open final
PAUL SMITHS — Saranac Lake and Old Forge advanced to the championship game of the Adirondack Open boys basketball tournament with victories Friday at Paul Smith’s College.
The Red Storm downed Tupper Lake 50-43 and Old Forge got past Lake Placid with a 55-40 victory to earn spots in Saturday’s title game at 3 p.m. in the Saunders Sports Complex. Lake Placid and Tupper Lake will tip off at 1:30 p.m. in the consolation game.
Old Forge opened its game against Lake Placid with a 13-0 run and went into the second quarter with a 20-4 advantage. The Blue Bombers battled back, but never got closer than the 15-point final margin.
Matt Brandes hit three of his team’s seven 3-pointers and led Lake Placid with 11 points. Teammate Jack Armstrong contributed 10 points for the Blue Bombers.
Roman McGrady and Jimmy Connell each poured in 17 points for Old Forge.
Landen Faubert scored 18 points, including five 3-pointers, and Nate McCarthy hit for 15 points to lead Saranac Lake offensively. The Red Storm took a 29-15 advantage into the locker room at halftime.
St. Regis Falls 46, Tupper Lake 19
TUPPER LAKE — The Tupper Lake girls basketball team fell behind early and never recovered Friday on the way to a 46-19 loss to St. Regis Falls.
St. Regis Falls raced out to a 16-0 lead after the first quarter and never trailed the rest of the game.
Caydence Tyo led Tupper Lake in scoring with six points, followed by Shannon Soucy with five points and Elaina Daniels with four.
Saranac Lake Placid 2, Plattsburgh 1, OT
PLATTSBURGH — Rylee Preston scored the game-winning goal 2:22 into the overtime period Thursday night to lead the Saranac Lake Placid girls hockey team to a 2-1 victory over Plattsburgh.
SLP got on the board first when Darianna Patterson scored at 5:18 of the second period. Plattsburgh scored the equalizer at 12:42 of the third period.
Olivia Ferebee stopped 16 shots in net for SLP, while Plattsburgh goaltender Ava Julian registered 17 saves.
Keene 41, Ticonderoga 33
TICONDEROGA — Alyssa Summo scored 21 points to lead the Keene girls basketball team to a 41-33 victory over Ticonderoga on Thursday night.
Haylie Buyssee chipped in eight points for the Beavers.
Ticonderoga 56, Keene 25
The Ticonderoga boys basketball team had three players in double-digits Thursday in a 56-25 victory over Keene.
Aiden Lopez scored 11 points and Sebastian Smith contributed eight to pace the Beavers.