The Lake Placid boys basketball team dropped two games last week, falling 60-29 against Schroon Lake on Dec. 12 and losing 50-25 to Elizabethtown-Lewis on Dec. 18.
Against Elizabethtown-Lewis, the Blue Bombers fall into a 26-11 hole in the first half and were never able to recover. The Lions improved to 6-0 with the win.
Tarik Cecunjanin paced the Blue Bombers with 10 points, six of which came on 3-pointers. Teammate Alex Brandes hit one from behind the arc and chipped in five points.
Photo by Alicia Brandes
Colin Briggs squares up for a shot during Lake Placid’s game against Schroon Lake on Dec. 12.
Charlie Huttig led all scorers in the game with 17 points, while Zac Noka-Bailey hit for 13 to lead the way for the Lions.
Against Schroon Lake, the Blue Bombers were outscored in every quarter but the fourth playing on their home court. Cecunjanin again led the team in scoring with 11 points, followed by Brandes with nine.
Jesse Shaughnessy and Tanner Stone each netted a game-high 18 points to lead the Wildcats. Jeff Armstrong added nine points for the Wildcats and teammate Caleb Maisonville chipped in seven.
Lake Placid is 1-4 overall on the season.
Lake Placid 3, Salmon River 2
FORT COVINGTON - The Lake Placid girls hockey team improved to 4-1 with a 3-2 victory over Salmon River on Dec. 17.
Linemates Brooke Reid, Samantha Barney and Kendra Manning accounted for the Blue Bombers' goals. Reid scored in the second period, while Barney and Manning each tallied in the third to secure the victory.
Lake Placid got on the board first when Reid took a pass from Barney and Manning. Salmon River answered five minutes later to send the game into the third deadlocked at 1-1.
Barney put the Blue Bombers ahead 2-1 with an unassisted goal 2:16 into the third, but Salmon River answered once again with a goal 4:14 into the period. Manning put the game away with 7:55 left to play when she took a pass from Reid.
Lake Placid outshot Salmon River 43-15, but were limited by Shamrocks goaltender Becca Leroux, who racked up 40 saves. Freshman Tanner Stanton recorded 13 saves for the Blue Bombers.