WILLSBORO - The Lake Placid boys basketball season came to an end Tuesday, Feb. 28 in a Section VII, Class C semifinal game against Ticonderoga.
The Sentinels led most of the game and held off a third quarter Lake Placid rally to secure a 55-32 victory. Ticonderoga advanced to the championship game where it will meet Seton Catholic for the sectional title Saturday at SUNY Plattsburgh.
After falling behind 26-12 at halftime, the Blue Bombers battled back to cut the deficit to 33-23 in the third quarter. Lake Placid's Logan Stephenson hit two straight 3-pointers to reduce the margin, but the Sentinels were able to extend the lead to 41-25 by the end of the quarter.
Lake Placid’s JP Morrison goes takes flight to make a pass during a Section VII, Class C semifinal game against Ticonderoga on Tuesday, Feb. 28.
Photo by Alicia Brandes
Stephenson led all scorers in the game with 18 points, including four 3-pointers. That performance was coming off a 21-point outing in a 49-46 quarterfinals victory over Northern Adirondack on Feb. 21.
Michael Graney and Nate Lenhart each scored 14 points to lead a balanced scoring attack for Ticonderoga. Nine different players scored for the Sentinels, who improved to 9-8 with the victory.
Lake Placid's finished the season with a 9-9 record.
Defending champion Lake Placid girls lose to Seton
WILLSBORO - The Seton Catholic girls basketball team avenged its loss in last year's Section VII, Class C title game Thursday. Feb. 23 with a 51-45 semifinal victory over Lake Placid.
With the win, Seton Catholic advanced to its 13th-straight championship game. The Knights, who haven't won the title since 2008, will take on Moriah on Friday, March 2.
Lake Placid took the lead during the third quarter , but Seton Catholic fought back with a 17-14 fourth quarter that sealed the victory.
Dani Balestrini and Ayla Thompson each scored 15 points to pace the Blue Bombers, who finished their season with a 2-17 record. Kelsey Taylor chipped in 10 points for Lake Placid.
Kelli Ryan scored 15 points, Kate Schofield had 12 and Paige Spittler hit for 11 points to lead Seton Catholic (6-11).