By PATRICIA CURRY
Sports Correspondent

With schools back in session, all area high school basketball teams returned to action last week.

Johnsburg 40, IL/LL 33
Tuesday, Jan. 3, the Indian Lake / Long Lake boys traveled to North Creek to face Johnsburg. The host Jaguars took a 15-12 advantage in the first quarter and continued to widen the lead throughout the game.
IL/LL didn’t have an answer for Taylor Ordway, who scored 30 points in his team’s win. Henry Sandiford led The Orange with nine points.
IL/LL: Moore 3-0-6, Farrell 2-0-5, Sandiford 3-1-9, Seaman 3-0-7, Douglas 0-0-0, Giesson 0-0-0, Gagnier 0-0-0, Cortis 3-0-6. Totals 14-0-33.
Johnsburg: Sears 0-1-1, Smith 0-0-0, Prouty 0-3-3, Ordway 10-8-30, Scott 1-0-2, Watson 0-0-0, Washburn 2-0-4, Gahan 0-0-0, Moore 0-0-0. Totals 13-12-40.
IL/LL 12 8 4 9 – 33
Johnsburg 15 11 5 9 – 40
3-point goals: IL/LL (Farrell 1, Sandiford 2, Seaman 1); Johnsburg (Ordway 2).

Wells 49, M/N 46
An 18 point first quarter deficit wasn’t a deterrent for the Wells boys’ basketball team when they faced Minerva/Newcomb Jan. 3. The Indians outscored The Mountaineers 46-25 in the last three quarters to attain the win. Jake Early was the catalyst behind the rally, netting 32 of his game high 33 points during the final three periods.
Wells: Jake Early 12-9-33, Michenzi 2-0-4, Brenan 2-0-4, Weaver 2-1-5, Chicoski 1-0-3, Jennings 0-0-0. Totals 19-10-49.
M/N: Marra 0-0-0, Thompson 2-1-5, Jung 1-0-2, Labarr 1-0-2, Morgan Winslow 7-1-17, Saville 1-0-2, Austin Williams 7-4-18. Totals.
Wells 3 11 14 21 – 49
M/N 21 5 6 14 – 46
3-point goals: Wells (Chicoski 1); M/N (Winslow 2).

IL/LL 46, Johnsburg 19
Jessica Bain’s 16 points, seven assists and three steals led the IL/LL girls to an easy win over Johnsburg Wednesday, Jan. 4. Sydney Hinckley had eight points and six rebounds, while Morgan Hinckley contributed 10 rebounds.
IL/LL: Farrell 3-1-7, Waters 0-0-0, King 0-1-1, Bain 8-0-16, Walters 2-0-4, Hamdan 1-0-2, Burch 0-0-0, S. Hinckley 4-0-8, M. Hinckley 0-0-0, Darling 0-0-0, Bennett 0-0-0, Smith 3-2-8, Dechene 0-0-0. Totals: 21-4-46.
Johnsburg: Amell 1-0-2, Dunkley 0-0-0, Williford 1-0-2, Knickerbocker 0-0-0, Denno 1-0-2, Urbonowicz 1-0-2, Glode 1-0-2, Gahan 0-0-0, Millington 0-0-0, Ordway 0-0-0, Russell 0-0-0, Ellsworth 1-1-3, Myler 3-0-6. Totals: 9-1-19
IL/LL 10 13 19 4 – 46
Johnsburg 3 4 4 8 – 19

M/N 48, Wells 35
The Wells girls had a tough loss in Minerva Thursday, Jan. 5. After being tied 8-8 in the first quarter, The Indians outscored the host Mountaineers in the middle two periods to take a 35-29 lead, but in the last period M/N shut out Wells 19-0 for the come-from-behind win.
Desi Gallup and Karli Tomlinson paced Wells with 13 and 11 points respectively. Tomlinson also recorded nine rebounds and five steals while Macala Vrooman hauled in 10 rebounds.
Wells: Stuart 0-2-2, Woodward 1-0-2, Michienzi 1-0-2, Speece 0-0-0, Tomlinson 5-1-11, Page 2-1-5, Gallup 6-0-13, Simons 0-0-0, Zemken 0-0-0, Vrooman 0-4-0. Totals: 15-4-35.
M/N: Bennett 0-0-0, Winslow 3-2-8, Bolan 1-0-2, Yandon 5-1-11, McNally 2-2-8, Miller 0-0-0, Martin 5-0-10, Hammond 3-1-7, Rubertone 1-0-2. Totals: 20-6-48.
Wells 8 12 15 0 – 35
M-N 8 11 10 19 – 48
3-point goals: Wells (1), Gallup.

Lake Placid 49, Wells 41
The Wells boys’ team traveled to Lake Placid Friday for a game that was battled out. Wells trailed by only one point after the first quarter and held their own in the second quarter to be down 26-25 at the half, but Lake Placid outscored Wells 23-16 in the second half for the win.
The highly physical game put Wells on the foul line often, where they netted just over one-third of their points. Jake Early led Wells with 18 points.
Wells: Earley 5-8-18, Michienzi 2-1-6, Brenan 1-5-7, Weaver 1-0-2, Chicoski 3-1-8. Totals: 12-15-41.
LP: McLean 2-1-7, Bickford 4-0-8, Stephenson 5-0-11, Morrison 2-1-5, Lawrence 0-3-3, Daniels 6-3-15. Totals: 19-8-49.
Wells 16 9 9 7 – 41
Lake Placid 17 9 14 9 – 49
3-point goals: Wells 2 (Michienzi, Chicoski); Lake Placid 3 (McLean 2, Stephenson).

IL/LL 42, Willsboro 19
Willsboro traveled to Indian Lake Friday for a doubleheader. In the first game of the twin bill, the IL/LL girls were never challenged as they held the visiting Warriors to two points in each of the first three quarters.
Meg Smith was the leading scorer for The Orange with 15 points. Sophomore Shannon Farrell had a great all-around game with four points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals.
Willsboro: Bruno 4-1-10, Marcotte 0-0-0, Holland 1-3-5, Murphy 0-0-0, Swires 1-2-4, Mahoney 0-0-0. Totals 6-6-19.
IL/LL: Farrell 2-0-4, Waters 0-0-0, King 0-0-0, M. Hinckley 2-0-4, Bain 1-0-2, Walters 1-2-5, Hamden 0-0-0, Burch 0-0-0, S. Hinckley 3-1-7, Darling 1-3-5, Bennett 0-0-0, Smith 7-1-15, Deshane 0-0-0 Totals 17-7-42.
IL/LL 12 20 5 5 – 42
Willsboro 2 2 2 13 – 19
3-point goals: Willsboro (Bruno 1) IL/LL (Walters 1)

Willsboro 74, IL/LL 33
Willsboro boys opened the second game of the night with a full court press that proved pivotal as they took a 27-4 lead in the first quarter. IL/LL couldn’t recover from the early deficit and suffered a loss. Matt Moore led The Orange with 12 points.
IL/LL: Moore 5-0-12, Jennings 0-0-0, Farrell 3-2-8, Sandiford 3-0-8, Douglas 0-0-0, Shortt 0-0-0, Giessen 0-0-0, Gagnier 1-1-3, Hart 1-0-2, Miller 0-0-0, Cortis 0-0-0. Totals 13-3-33.
Willsboro: Sherman 8-5-23, Cross 4-2-10, Porter 1-2-5, Shaffer 2-0-5, Betrand 5-2-12, D. Sayward 4-0-8, Hubbard 3-0-6, Lobetell 0-0-0, C. Sayward 2-1-5. Totals 29-12-74.
Willsboro 27 16 20 11 – 74
IL/LL 4 11 8 10 – 33
3-point goals: Willsboro (Sherman 2, Porter 1, Shaffer 1); IL/LL (Moore 2, Sandiford 2).