Red Storm hoopers top Beekmantown

SARANAC LAKE — After dropping their last three games, the Saranac Lake boys basketball team finally found their groove on Tuesday.

Playing at home, the Red Storm defeated Beekmantown 57-45.

Saranac Lake’s Nate McCarthy paced his team with a game-high 21 points. McCarthy also collected 11 rebounds in the win.

After leading Beekmantown by just five points at halftime, the Red Storm pulled away from Beekmantown behind the hot shooting of Landon Faubert with five three-pointers.

Red Storm head coach Dermott Morgan credited Gabe Wilson and Landon Ladue for doing a good job of running the Red Storm offense from the point guard position.

Along with the point guard duo, Saranac Lake’s Markus Navarra had a standout performance on the glass. Navarra recorded 12 rebounds.

On the other side, Beekmantown was led by Andrew VanNatten. VanNatten recorded 12 points in the loss while his teammate Josh Burgin chipped in 10 points.

The win pushed the Red Storm’s record to 7-5. The team was slated to take on Northern Adirondack on the road on Thursday.

Saranac Lake 57, Beekmantown 45

Saranac Lake (57)

LaDue 3-1-7, Wilson 0-1-1, McCarthy 5-10-21, Navarra 1-5-7, Faubert 5-0-15, Hewitt 3-0-6. Totals: 17-17-57.

Beekmantown (45)

Vian 2-0-5, VanNatten 6-0-12, Beebe 0-0-0, Parent 1-0-3, J. Sand 0-0-0, Parliament 3-0-7, Beauregard 0-0-0, Burgin 5-0-10, N. Sand 3-2-8. Totals: 20-2-45.

Three-point goals: Beekmantown (3) Parent, Parliament, Vian. Saranac Lake (6) Faubert 5, McCarthy.


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