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Lake Placid girls hoops falls to Seton Catholic

February 1, 2012
By the News Staff ( , Lake Placid News

LAKE PLACID - Dani Balestrini had another big game for the Lake Placid girls basketball team on Tuesday, Jan. 31, but it wasn't enough as the Blue Bombers had to settle for a 34-28 loss to Seton Catholic.

Lake Placid led 8-6 after the first quarter, but Seton Catholic took over with a 12-5 second quarter and an 11-8 third. Kelli Ryan hit for 15 points and Paige Spittler scored 11 to pace the Knights.

"A strong second quarter by Spittler and Ryan was the difference in the game," said Lake Placid coach Jeff Potter. "Seton gave a great team effort and worked hard for every basket."

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Lou Reuter/Lake Placid News
Lake Placid junior Haley Brandes wrestles a loose ball away from Seton Catholic’s Lyndale Nephew late in the game Tuesday, Jan. 31 on the Blue Bombers’ home court.

Balestrini led all scorers with 17 points to go along with 15 rebounds. Ayla Thompson pulled down 13 rebounds and anchored the Blue Bombers defensively.

Lake Placid fell to 1-10 in league games and 2-13 overall with the loss. Seton Catholic is 3-9 overall and 3-8 in league games.


Girls Hockey

LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid girls hockey team tied the game midway through the second period Monday, but were unable to get the game winner in the third. The Blue Bombers were forced to settle for a 2-2 tie against Massena.

The Blue Bombers scored first when Brooke Reid broke through early in the first period with an unassisted goal. Massena answered shortly after with Laura Gonzales netting a goal at the 2:05 mark.

Gonzales scored again early in the second period to give the Red Raiders a 2-1 lead, but Lake Placid answered with a Samantha Barney power-play goal.

Tanner Stanton stopped 11 shots for the Blue Bombers.

Lake Placid traveled to Scott's Memorial Rink in Chazy on Wednesday, Feb. 1 for a first-round playoff game against Beekmantown. The Blue Bombers went into the game as the fourth-seeded team, while Beekmantown was the top seed.

The winner of the playoff game advances to the regional championship to face the winner of the Albany Academy-Saranac Lake game, which also took place on Wednesday. Saranac Lake was the No. 3 seed.



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