Unbeaten Red Storm defeat LP in hoops

Saranac Lake looks to wrap up season tonight at 7-0

LAKE PLACID — The Saranac Lake boys basketball team is one win away from an unbeaten season.

On Wednesday, the Red Storm improved to 6-0 with a 74-34 victory at Lake Placid.

Junior Nate McCarthy paved the way with a game-high 22 points on a night when eight players on the Red Storm’s roster got in the scoring column.

Landon Faubert chipped in 18 points, which all came from long range on six successful three-pointers. Overall, Saranac Lake knocked down 11 three-pointers.

Although senior Brady Yando’s four-game double-digit scoring run came to an end, he had a big night dishing off the ball and finished with 12 assists in the win.

Lake Placid was led by Matt Brandes with 13 points and Nick Marvin added 10 points in the loss.

The teams were tied 10-10 after the opening quarter and Saranac Lake then lit up the floor, scoring 27 points in the second quarter to lead 37-20 at halftime.

Saranac Lake will wrap up the season Friday at home against Salmon River with the opening tipoff slated for 7:30 p.m.

Saranac Lake 74,

Lake Placid 34

Saranac Lake (74)

Yando 3-0-7, Wilson 3-0-6, Roberts 2-0-6, McCarthy 10-1-22, Zalewski 1-0-3, Santiago 0-0-0, Catania 3-0-6, Faubert 6-0-18, Hewitt 2-2-6. Totals: 30-3-74

Lake Placid (34)

Armstrong 1-3-5, Brandes 5-0-13, Byrne 0-0-0, Colby 0-0-0, Ledwith 0-0-0, Kondrat 0-0-0, Cecunjanin 1-0-3, Gavin 1-0-3, Marvin 5-0-10, Trombley 0-0-0, Hooker 0-0-0, Daby 0-0-0. Totals: 13-3-34.

Halftime: SL 37, LP 20

Three-point goals: SL (11) Yando 1, Roberts 2, McCarthy 1, Zalewski 1, Faubert 6.  LP (5) Brandes 3, Cecunjanin 1, Gavin 1.


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