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Oneonta State Red Dragons @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - February 22nd 2020
Plattsburgh State's Taylor Claire (21) with the mid-range jumper as part of a four-point night. It would be senior day for the Plattsburgh State Cardinals as they would host the Oneonta State Red Dragons in the last game of the season. The game would start off close as the Cardinals were looking to end the season on a high note as they would trail 19-14 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Cardinals would do there best to keep the game close as they would lose the quarter 16-14 and trail 35-28 at the intermission. When the teams would return for the third quarter it would be more of the same as the Red Dragons would pull away a bit more with an 18-14 quarter and have a 53-42 lead into the fourth. In the fourth quarter, it would be the status quo as the Red Dragons would win the quarter by a slim 17-16 for the 70-58 win. In the losing effort, Plattsburgh State's Taylor Durnin would lead the team with 13 points as the Cardinals finish the season at 7-18. Gallery.
New Paltz Hawks @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - February 21st 2020
Plattsburgh State's Cameron Ness (15) with the block on the hawks shot that he pins off the back board. The Plattsburgh State men's basketball team saw its playoff chances get much slimmer Friday, with a home-court loss to New Paltz at Memorial Hall. The Hawks, who sit in the last place in the SUNYAC, recorded a 73-68 win over the Cardinals that left the home team needing a win over second-seeded Oneonta to qualify for the postseason. The host team began the game well, taking a 4-0 lead early on and holding keeping ahead until after the midpoint of the first half. New Paltz battled back, though, and went into halftime with a 40-30 lead. Plattsburgh kept the Hawks from going on any notable runs in the second half, but the deficit slowly grew as high as 16 with just under 10 minutes remaining. The Cardinals then went on a run to narrow the margin. The Cardinals made it a one-possession game when junior Travis Cox scored a layup and converted on a free-throw to bring the deficit to three points in the final minute of the game. A missed three-point shot by New Paltz's Scott Reisert saw a defensive rebound by Plattsburgh's Matt Berhnhard, who drove up the court and ultimately set up senior Nick DeAngelis for a potential game-tying three with 16 seconds remaining. The shot missed, and Reisert picked up the rebound to end the threat. Cox's 31 points led the Cardinals, with only DeAngelis getting to double-digits, at 11. DeAngelis led with 8 rebounds, while three of his teammates each recorded 7. Gallery.
Morrisville State Mustangs @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - February 21st 2020
Plattsburgh State's Adam Tretowicz (21) tickles the twine as he gets one of his two goals on the night. It would be the last weekend of the regular season and the Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the first of a pair of games against the Morrisville State Mustangs as they fight for there playoff lives. It would not start off good for the Cardinals though as the visiting Mustangs would strike first just 19 seconds into the game on a goal by James Boisvert for the one 1-0. Although the Cardinals would answer back with a pair of goals from Matt Araujo and Hunter Alden and the 2-1 lead into the intermission. In the second period though the teams would combine for 5 goals as the Cardinals would take a 6-2 lead with goals from Mike Falangana, Adam Tretowicz (twice) and Joe Drabin. In the third period, the Cardinals would add to more goals from Hunter Alden (second of the night) and Brendan Young as they cruise to the 8-2 win. In the winning effort, Johnny Poreda would make 26 saves as the Cardinals go to 8-13-2 on the season and keep the playoffs alive. They are right back at it tomorrow night against the same Morrisville State Mustangs as they battle for the playoffs. Gallery.
New Paltz Hawks @ Plattsburgh State Cardinals - February 21st 2020
Plattsburgh State's Mya Smith (11) with the body as charges down to the basket as part of a two-point night. The Plattsburgh State women's basketball team had a tough night on the court against a SUNYAC-leading foe from New Paltz. In a game in which they never held a lead, the Cardinals couldn't hold back the New Paltz offense and lost by a final score of 73-45 at Memorial Hall. After the Hawks opened the scoring with a three-pointer by Marion Dietz, Plattsburgh's Taylor Durnin equalized nearly two minutes later in the low-scoring first quarter for both teams. The teams exchanged field goals just after the midpoint of the quarter, but 5-5 would be the last time the game was tied. New Paltz controlled the scoreboard from then on. Trailing by seven at the halftime buzzer, the Cardinals saw things turn from bad to worse in the third period. Two separate six-point runs by the Hawks, each lasting more than three minutes, allowed the visitors to build a commanding lead. The final 28-point margin was the result of a fourth-quarter even more dominant than the third for New Paltz, who outscored the host team 23-11 in the final frame. Individually, a balanced offense for the Hawks saw three different players hit double-digit points, with three more having 8 or 9, while Durnin's 10-point night was the only double-digit performance for the Cardinals. Gallery.
Northeastern Clinton Cougars @ Saranac Chiefs - High School Boys Hockey - February 20th 2020
Saranac's Eric Frechette (30) with the glove save that he sends over the net as part of a 30 save night. The Saranac Chiefs scored a key victory on senior night with a 6-2 win over Northeastern Clinton Thursday at AC North. The third-placed Chiefs started the game strongly against their second-placed foes, taking a first-period lead with goals from Zack O'Connell and Hayden Buckley. The second period was a back-and-forth affair and saw only one goal when Saranac's Rylee Wilson sent home a cross-ice pass from teammate Bailey Marsh at 13:45. The Chiefs extended the lead to a commanding 4-0 early in the third period with Buckley's second of the evening, before the Cougars got on the board 100 seconds later. Blake Chevalier's pass from behind the net appeared to his the back of goaltender Erick Frechette and enter the net. Two minutes later, the Chiefs regained the four-point margin, as defenseman Garrett Adolfo hit a snipe off the feed from Wilson. Despite another goal from Reid LaValley for the Cougars, a goal from Nikalas Hamel ensured the victory for the Chiefs.Frechette made 30 saves in net for Saranac, while Northeastern Clinton goaltenders Ethan Garrand and Peter Judkins combined for 27. Gallery
Saranac Lake/Lake Placid Lakers @ Beekmantown Eagles - High School Boys Hockey - February 20th 2020
Saranac Lake/Lake Placid Benn Munn (20) slides by the goal as the puck rules into the back of the net. It would be the last night of the Champlain Valley Athletic Conference regular season and the Beekmantown Eagles would host the Saranac Lake/Lake Placid Lakers. The game would start off slow as the teams were feeling out each other and there would be no scoring in the first period. The Lakers would finally break through the ice 1:50 into the second period when Brendan Bullock would score to make it 1-0 Lakers. The Lakers wouldn't waste time extending the lead to 2-0 on the Hugo Hobson at the 3:58 mark of the second period. The Eagles would get right back in the game at 2-1 with a goal 33 seconds later when Dalton Kane would score. The Lakers would reclaim their two-goal lead at 3-1 when Benn Munn would score on his sliding shot. Then in the final minute of the second period, the Lakers would pull the lead to 4-1 on the Rhett Darrah goal. In the third period, the Eagles would not go down without a fight although they would only be able to score once on the Dalton Kane goal in the final minute for his second goal of the night. With that, the Lakers would get the 4-2 victory and take the number 1 seed in the upcoming playoffs as Andres Stanton would make 22 saves. In the losing effort, Riley Hansen would make 30 saves but the Eagles will have to play the Plattsburgh Hornets in the opening game of the playoffs with the winner getting the lakers in the semis Gallery.
Plattsburgh Hornets @ Beekmantown Eagles - High School Boys Hockey - February 15th 2020
Plattsburgh's Ethan Vaughn (13) fires the shot on the net over the stick of Beekmantown's Cody Repas (9) as Riley Hansen (1) looks on. Plattsburgh High School and Beekmantown skated to a 0-0 tie amid drama and controversy in the Hannah's Hope game at the Ronald B. Stafford Ice Arena Saturday, Feb. 15. Beekmantown cleared the bench with 12 seconds left in the overtime period, swarming forward Collin Latinville in celebration of an apparent game-winning goal. The Eagles briefly celebrated and then lined up for post-game handshakes before the officials finished discussing the play and waving off the goal. The ruling was that Plattsburgh goaltender John Dublanyk was interfered with by incidental contact from Luke Moser. After protests from Beekmantown players and coaches, play resumed and the final 12 seconds passed without a goal. It was the second disallowed goal of the night, as the Hornets thought Brandt Clarke had scored a goal in the second half of the third period to take the 1-0 lead, but the official blew the play dead and ruled the puck had not crossed the line. That incident came only moments after Beekmantown's best scoring chance of the game, an odd-man rush that saw Dalton Kane's shot hit the post. In the physical game that accompanied a fundraiser for Hannah's Hope Fund, which raised more than $2,000, Beekmantown's Ryan Hansen made 27 saves while Dublanyk stopped all 50 shots sent his way. Gallery
#4 Elimra Soaring Eagles @ #1 Plattsburgh State Cardinals - February 14th 2020
Plattsburgh State's Ashley Davis (1) with the shoulder save for one of her 17 saves on the night for the shutout win. It would be a battle of national powers as the #1 Plattsburgh State Cardinals would host the #4 Elmira Soaring Eagles at the Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena as part of the senior night for the Cardinals. The game would start off good for the home Cardinals as they would take the 1-0 lead 5:48 into the first period when Sara Wolfe would light the lamp. The game would stay there the ten-minute mark of the period when the Cardinals would strike again once again from Sara Wolfe for her second of the night to make it 2-0 Cardinals. The Soaring Eagles would do there best to keep the game close as they would go through the whole second period without a goal. In the third period about halfway through the back would break and the Cardinals would score from Taylor Whitney for the 3-0 lead and hold one for the win. In the winning effort, the Cardinals would go to 22-1 on the season as Ashley Davis would make 22 stops on the night. Gallery
Plattsburgh Hornets @ Saranac Chiefs - High School Boys Basketball - February 12th 2020
Saranac's Brady Hebert (14) draws the body contact as he leans in for the score. It would be the Saranac Chiefs hosting the Plattsburgh Hornets in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference Boy's Basketball action. Before the game would start they would honor the seven seniors that were on this year's team. Once the game would get underway the Chiefs would take early control of the game and have a 20-10 lead. In the second quarter, it would be more of the same as the Chiefs would stay hot and win the quarter 14-7 and have a 34-17 lead at the break. When the teams would come out from the break for the third quarter the Hornets would start to find there stroke but it would be not enough they would win the third 18-16 and the Chiefs would still have a 50-35 lead. In the fourth quarter, the Hornets would stay hot and win the quarter 22-19. Although it would not be enough as the Chiefs would hang on for the 69-57 victory. In the winning effort, the Chiefs would go to 15-4 on the season and Connor Recore would lead the way with 18 points. Gallery.
Saranac Chiefs @ Plattsburgh Hornets - High School Boys Hockey - February 11th 2020
Plattsburgh's Jackson Kain (8) with the bone-crunching hit on Saranac's Austin Carpenter (6) to break up the play. It would be senior night at Ronald B Stafford Ice Arena as the Plattsburgh Hornets would honor their seniors before there game against the Saranac Chiefs in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference action. When the game would get underway it would start off good for the home Hornets as Seamus Andrews would light the lamp at the 9:52 mark to give the Hornets the 1-0 lead. Although with just under two minutes left in the period the Chiefs would answer back and tie the game at 1 on the Autin Carpenter goal. In the second period, the Hornets would fight back and take the one-goal lead back at 2-1 with just over four minutes left as Seamus Andrews would strike for his second of the game. Although the Chiefs wouldn't go away cause with 40 seconds left in the period they would tie the game up again this time at two on the Hayden Buckley goal. Then the third period would come around and the Chiefs would run out of gas as the Hornets quickly take a 3-2 lead 1:26 into the period on the Tyler Ried goal. Then with just under five minutes left in the game, the Hornets would extend there lead to 4-2 on the Ethan Kay goal. Then in the final minutes of the game, Seamus Andrews would get his hat trick on a shorthanded empty-net goal for the 5-2 victory. In the winning effort, John Dublanky would make 28 saves as the Hornets would go to 4-10-2 on the season while Erick Frechette would make 24 saves as the Chiefs fall to 11-8 on the season. Gallery.