POTSDAM 78, OFA 39
Potsdam: Z. Adams 9-4 22, Whispell 2-0 4, Bartenstein 5-3 13, Coleman 10-1
21, J. Adams 3-2 8, Smith 1-1 3, Hazen 1-0 2, Buchanan 2-0 4. Totals:
OFA: Bouyer 12-2 29, Morrow 1-0 2, Crowder 1-2 5, Luckie 1-1 3. Totals:
3-pt goals: OFA 4 (Bouyer 3, Crowder 1).
Potsdam: 20-19-20-19 78
OFA: 10-11-14-4 39
The Potsdam Central varsity boys basketball team never gave up the
lead to OFA on Monday.
As it turned out, the Sandstoners never gave the Blue Devils a chance to win
³I don¹t think it was anything that Ogdensburg didn¹t do. I just think it
was a case where we performed at an extremely high level tonight. This was a
game that we wanted badly,² said coach Steve Kmack after his squad
methodically worked its way to a 78-39 win over OFA in a matchup of
early-season NAC Central Division unbeatens.
³Ogdensburg is no slouch. They¹re very well-coached and they have some
talented players. I have the utmost respect for coach (Bill) Merna. We¹ve
had some real battles over the years. But our guys have put in a lot of
hours preparing for this one and they came out tonight and really played the
game the way it should be played,² Kmack added.
The Blue Devils managed to win the opening tip-off but the Sandstoners
answered by reeling off the first seven points over the game over the first
2:15. Senior Gene Bouyer broke the Potsdam streak 11 seconds later with the
first two of his game-high 29 points to lead a 7-4 OFA run over the next
minute-and-a-half that cut the deficit to 11-7 only to have the Sandstoners
close out the quarter with a 7-3 run over their own that pushed the lead
back up to 20-10.
Potsdam carried the momentum of the late surge into the second quarter where
they scored the first 10 points to push their lead to 30-10 and the Blue
Devils never got closer than 14 points the rest of the night, falling behind
39-21 by halftime and 59-35 heading into the fourth quarter where they
opened by trading baskets with the Sandstoners in the first minute but were
shutout over the last seven.
Junior Zach Adams fired through 22 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to anchor
the Potsdam win. Classmate John Coleman tallied 21 points, six assists and
six steals. Scott Bartenstein contributed 13 points and six assists toward
the win. Josh Adams, a sophomore, generated eight points and nine rebounds.
Senior Chris Whispell added four points and another six assists.
While Bouyer, who also grabbed a team-high eight rebounds, was able to break
through for his 27 points, the rest of the Blue Devils lineup struggled to
find the mark. Dave Crowder was the next leading scorer with five points.
Owen Luckie (5 assists) added three and Jared Morrow accounted for the other
³Gene (Bouyer) scored 29 of their 37 points and he¹s as fine a player as
I¹ve ever coached against but we made his work hard for all of his points
tonight. We also did a nice job of not letting anyone else hurt us,² noted
³We¹ve very pleased with the win but it¹s only one game,² he added.
The Sandstoners improved to 6-0 with the win and 3-0 in the Central while
OFA slipped to 2-1 in the NAC and 4-2 overall.
H-D 83 - Lisbon 80
H-D: Whitton 5-3-13, Amo 10-1-26, Brabaw 3-0-6, Peters 7-8-22, Allen 1-2-5,
Rust 3-2-10, Wentzel 1-2-4. Totals: 22-7-18-83.
Lisbon: Akins 9-1-19, Crawford 0-1-1, Mehaffy 6-4-17, Lawton 4-2-10,
Fletcher 1-2-5, Binion 6-0-12, LaTulip 1-1-0-5, McDonell 3-6-14. Totals:
26-5-16-83. Three-Pointers: H-D 8 (Amo 5, Allen 1, Rust 2), Lisbon 5
(Mehaffy 1, Fletcher 1, LaTulip 1, McDonell 2).
Lisbon carried out its entire game plan very effectively in Monday
night¹s meeting of 3-0 NAC West League teams versus reigning league champion
And the Knights did everything possible in the final 5.3 seconds of
regulation to defend a 65-62 lead against H-D guard Dylan Amo as the
southpaw sniper looked for shooting space for a three-pointer as time
But Amo launched a 25-foot straight-on rainbow over the outstretched arms of
two defenders and the improvised shot found nothing but net to send the
entertaining and well-played game into overtime.
Two overtimes later, Amo broke an 80-80 tie with a 28-foot flip which again
swished after the buzzer to decide an 83-80 H-D win in a game where Lisbon
hit three three-pointers in the second OT only to be outscored 14-11.
³I just chucked it,² said a soft-spoken and smiling Amo after the contest
where he admitted that he felt little pressure on his game-winner because
the score was tied.
But the pressure was intense on his life-giving trifecta at the end of
regulation which gave the fans of both teams a bonus of eight additional
minutes of outstanding high school basketball.
³This was like a playoff game and I was just so pleased at the way we
played. We have a lot of juniors and sophomores out there which made it even
better. We played very well tonight but they are such a tough defensive team
because they are so long. We just gave them too many rebounds in the second
half,² said Lisbon Coach Sean Backus of his Knights who outscored the
Demons 17-8 in the second quarter, sparked by five quick points off the
bench by David Latulip, and never relinquished the lead until Connor Whitton
converted a drive off the tipoff of overtime.
³I thought about fouling at the end but as the play developed we did
everything right. We got around the high screen and had two guys right on
Dylan. But he made a great shot.²
Amo finished with 26 points and five assists for the winners who received
22 points and 10 rebounds from Jon Peters who led a fourth quarter rally
with 10 points. Whitton tallied 13 points and sent the game into a second
overtime with a free throw with 21.1 seconds to play. Brandon Rust netted 10
with two three-pointers and Logan Brabaw (3 assists) and Logan Allen (6
rebounds) followed with six and five points.
³I told the guys that if we didn¹t rebound better in the second half that we
weren¹t going to win because Lisbon is such a tough team. In the second half
we rebounded better out of our zone and Dylan Amo made those two great
three-pointers,² said H-D Coach Clay Denesha.
³Tonight Chris Wentzel got in foul trouble and we had to play a lot of
combinations. We had to play small a lot and I really think that everyone
who played for us played their best game. Logan Brabaw and Logan Allen
really came through.²
Center Ryan Akins paced the Golden Knights with 19 points focused around
lefthanded conversions inside, 12 rebounds, three steals and three blocked
shots highlighted by a spectacular above the rim rejection with 19.9 seconds
remaining in the regulation. Eric Mehaffy delivered 17 points with six
rebounds, four steals and four assists and an outstanding defensive
performance and his backcourt partner Mike McDonell did likewise tallying 14
points with five steals.
Scott Lawton came through with a 10-point, eight rebound effort with several
key offensive rebounds and sophomore Kyle Binion delivered a 12-point effort
off the bench converting six of eight shots in the paint.
McDonell and Mehaffy buried threes to give Lisbon a 78-75 lead in the second
overtime and Nolan Fletcher (5 points) buried a three with 20 seconds to
play to tie the score at 80-80.
Heuvelton 48, Morristown 32
Morristown: King 2-6-11, Co Learn 1-0-2, N Nugent 0-0-0, Young 3-0-7, E
Robinson 3-0-6, D Lipinsky 2-1-6, Totals 11-7 32.
Heuv: Cooper 2-1-5, Ross 2-1-5, Jackson 2-0-5, Kingsley 1-0-3, Putman
4-2-10, Limoges 2-2-6, Ashley 0-2-2, Hargrave 0-5-5, Brother 2-2-7; Totals
Three Pointers - MCS 3 (King 1, Young 1, Lipinsky 1); HCS 3 (Jackson 1,
Kingsley 1, Brothers 1).
Heuv 4-10-7-11 Heuv 7-16-8-17
JV: Heuvelton won 43-35
Heuvelton 48, Morristown 32: Balanced scoring lifted the Bulldogs to their
second straight win heading toward their Al Gutterson Memorial Holiday
Tournament. David Putman scored 10 points, Trevor Brothers tallied seven
and Zach Limoges finished with six. Jon Cooper, Andrew Ross, Andrew
Jackson, and Jesse Hargrave each added five for Heuvelton.
Jeff King led all scorers with 11 points for Morristown. Josh Young added
seven and Eric Robinson and Drew Lipinsky each added six.
In junior varsity action, Heuvelton topped Morristown 43-35. Cody Pierce
paced Heuvelton with 14 while Cody Holland and Aaron Cobb each scored nine
as the Bulldogs led by 12 late in the third quarter and fended off a
Morristown comeback which had the Rockets within five. Bob Simmons fired in
three three¹s for nine points for Morristown. Dakota Marshall scored eight
and Geoff Baldwin and Brandon Aldrich each scored seven.
Harrisville 64, Clifton-Fine 51
Harr: Alec Weir 5-2-12, T Stott 1-0-2, J Thomas 12-9/13-33, C Baker 1-1-4,
Kiggins 5-3-13, Totals 24-15-51. C-F (51): K Blackmer 3-0-6, McCormick
6-3-15, Shaul 2-1-6, J Fetterhoff 0-1-1, GGearsbeck 1-0-3, T. Fetterhoff
7-6-20, Totals 19-11 51.
Three Pointers: Harr 1 (Baker 1); C-F 2 (Shaul 1, Gearsbeck 1)
Harr 13-32-44-64 C-F 17-32-45-51
JV: Harr Won 64-28.
Harrisville 64, Clifton Fine 51: Jason Thomas scored 17 of his 33 points in
the fourth quarter to lift the visiting Pirates who overcome a 45-44 deficit
after three quarters. Gavin Kiggins scored 13 while Alec Weir chipped in 12.
Tim Fetterhoff scored 20 points and grabbed 20 rebounds for the Eagles.
Thomas McCormick added 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven blocks.
Edwards Knox 51, Hammond 39
Hamm: Stark Ennis 5-3 13, Mann 2-1-1-8, Kenyon 6-4-16, Bresett 1-0-2.
Edwards-Knox: T Davis 5-0 10, B Fuller 1-1-1-6 (6s), Thompson 1-0-2, J
Davison 3-1-1-10, D Bullock 6-2-14 (6r), N Morehouse 3-3-9.
E-K 9-20-37-51 JV: E-K 73-40.
Edwards-Knox 51, Hammond 39: David Bullock scored 14 points and grabbed
six rebounds and Jon Davison and Taylor Davis each scored 10 points to lift
the Cougars who broke free from a 20-17 halftime lead. Ben Fuller chipped in
six steals and six points while Nathan Morehouse added nine points.
Taylor Kenyon paced Hammond with 16 points. Griff Stark Ennis added 13.
Massena 78, Gouverneur 48
Mass: Green 0-2-2, M Jenack 1-2-4-12, T Elsner 5-2-0-16, JP Dumas 1-1-3, B
Condlin 9-1-1-22, Bacon 10-3-23, Totals 26-5 11/17-78.
Gouv: Gotham 1-1-0-5, Knowlton 1-2-1-9, Carbone 2-3-7, Blackburrn 0-3-0-9,
French 1-1-2-7, Wedlock 2-0-4, Laplant 2-1-0-7. Totals 9-8 6/14-48.
Mass 12-13-15-8 Mass 16-26-19-17
JV: Massena won.
The Massena Central varsity boys basketball team bounced back
from its first league loss of the season by pulling away to a 78-48 NAC
Central road win over Gouverneur on Monday.
Trevor Bacon worked the paint for a game-high 23 points to lead the Raiders
offensively, Brady Condlin struck for another 22 points to go along with
nine rebounds and seven assists.. Taylor Elsner tossed through another 16,
including a pair of three-pointers, and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.
For the Wildcats, Jared Knowlton and Storm Blackburn led the way with nine
Malone 68, Canton 51
Malone (68): Sparkman 4-0 8, Tousignant 1-0 3, Heden 3-1 8, B. Honahan 1-3
6, Lamay 1-0 2, Gravel 6-1 13, N. Honahan 1-0 3, Cosgrove 2-2 7, Gibson 2-2
6, Doe 1-3 5, Dunlavey 3-1 7. Totals: 25-13 68. Canton (51): Koser 2-3 7,
Rexford 1-0 3, Thomas 5-6 17, Bartley 4-0 9, McGovern 1-2 4, Pratt 4-0 11.
Totals: 17-11 51.
3-point goals: FA 5 (Tousignant, Heden, B. Honahan, N. Honahan, Cosgrove);
Can 6 (Pratt 3, Rexford, Thomas, Bartley)
In Malone, 11 players scored for the Huskies paced by
Jake Gravel¹s 13 points. For the Bears, who led 32-30 at the half, Tyler
Thomas scored 17 points, Tanner Pratt hit a trio of three-pointers in
scoring 11 points, Brandon Bartley connected for nine points while Ben Koser
Tupper Lake 53, N-N 42
N-N (42): Adam Stone 7-0-15, Williams 1-0-2, Sasson 1-0-2, Durant 2-0-4,
Pollock 5-4-14, Andrew Stone 2-0-5, 18-4-42
Tupper Lake (53) Deshane 1-3-6, Garrow 3-1-8, J Klossner 6-5-18, LaMere
3-2-9, N. O¹Neill 5-2-12, Totals 18-13 53.
Three-Pointers: N-N 2 (Ad Stone 1, An Stone 1), Tupper Lake 4 (Deshane 1,
Garrow 1, Klossner 1, LaMere 1)
N-N 2-15-12-13 TL 16-6-13-18
JV N-N Won.
Tupper Lake 53, N-N 42: Jacob Klossner scored 18 points and Nick O¹Neill
another 12 in the winning effort. Adam Stone paced the Flyers with 15 points
and Jared Pollock netted 14.
Madrid-Waddington 63, P-H 33
PH: N Avery 2-3-7, Brian Bicknell 4-2-11, C Bicknell 1-0-3, Votra 0-0-0,
Wilcox, Wilson, Zellewger 0-1-1, T. Zellweger 5-0-11. Totals 12-6 33.
M-W: Brock 2-0-4, B Perrine 2-0-4, Kendall 4-3-11, T Whiteford 1-0-2, B
Bernard 5-0-13, Pierce 1-0-2, Z Marcellus 5-0-11, Lanning 1-0-2, C O¹Bryan
1-0-2, C Shoen 4-4-12, Steinburg, W O¹Bryan. Totals 26-7 63. Three
Pointers: P-H 3 (B. Bicknell 1, C. Bicknell 1, T Zellweger 1) M-W 2 (B.
Bernard 3, Z. Marcellus 1)
PH 2-8-12-11 MW 14-11-25-13
JV: M-W won.
The Madrid-Waddington Boys Basketball team sealed a 63-33 win with
a 25-12 third quarter effort after leading 25-10 at halftime against
Parishville-Hopkinton in NAC East League action on Monday night.
B.J. Bernard fired in three three-pointers in a 13-point performance while
Quinn Shoen generated 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead a
balanced effort which saw 10 Yellowjackets score. Jordan Kendall and Zach
Marcellus each provided 11 points. Kendall also contributed six rebounds,
four steals, and three assists.
Brian Bicknell and T. Zellweger each scored 11 points for P-H.
P-H won the JV game 70-40 with Matt Kendall scoring 23 points for M-W and
Greg Thompson netting. James Hunt and Cody Pierce each scored four for tje
St. Regis Falls 60, Salmon River 38
SRF (60): Destafano 3-2-11, Susice 1-2-5, Brown 2-0-4, Artus 4-0-8, B
LaBounty 1-10-12, DeBuque 0-4-4, M Bishop 3-2-8, Marsh 0-1-1, Wilson 0-1-1,
Wenner 3-0-6, Totals 17-22 60.
Salmon River (38): Benko 5-7 19, LaFrance 3-3 9, Durant 1-0-2, Shutts
0-1-1, Seidell 0-0-0, Bigness 2-1-5, Bigtree 1-0-2, Totals 12-12 38.
SRF 12-12-14-22 SR 13-5-7-13
St. Regis Falls 60, Salmon River 38: A 36-20 second half run sealed the
victory for the Saints as Billy LaBounty scored 12 points and Joe Destefano
added 11 to lead the balanced effort. William Benko scored 19 to lead the
Chateaugay (75): Boyea 3-4 10, Layton 2-1 5, Matthews 1-0 2, Dominic 2-0 4,
Dwyer 5-3 14, Stalter 6-4 16, Henderson 3-7 16, Franze 2-2 6, A. Lamica 1-0
2. Totals: 25-21 75
Brushton-Moira (54): Lyon 2-0 4, Tavernia 1-0 2, An. Martin 2-0 4, Ad.
Martin 2-0 4, Sevey 4-4 13, Tudor 1-0 2, LaPage 1-0 2, Green 5-3 16, Aubrey
3-1 7. Totals: 21-8 54.
3-point goals: Chat 4 (Henderson 3, Dwyer); B-M 4 (Green 3, Sevey).
Chat 20 22 15 18 75
B-M 18 10 9 17 54
Chateaugay 75, B-M 54: Ian Henderson and Alex Stalter scored 16 points each
to pace the Bulldogs who sealed the win with a 22-10 second quarter and 15-9
third quarter advantage. Eric Dwyer added 13 more. Green scored 16 points
for B-M as Josh Sevey added 13.
Malynda Jenne scored 17 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, collected
four steals and three blocked shots to lead Hammond over Morristown, 61-39,
in a Northern Athletic Conference West League Girls Basketball showdown.
Trica Boland added 12 for the winners.
For MCS, Liz Whalen scored 12 points
Saranac Lake improved to 5-0 on the season with a 3-2 victory
over the Norwood-Norfolk hockey team on Monday. Drew Tedford scored the
game-winner with just over two minues remaining to give the Red Storm a 3-1
Norwood-Norfolk¹s Chucky Wagstaff cut into the lead with a goal less 30
seconds later, but that¹s the way it ended. Tedford tallied a goal and an
assist in the game, and Mike Phelan also scored for the Red Storm.
Thomas Fiacco scored the only other goal for the Flyers.
Also, it was Lake Placid over Tupper Lake 1-0.
Alex Bay 3, Potsdam 1: Jamie Wylie scored twice on power-plays and Katelyn
Murphy added a goal and one assist to lead the Alex Bay girls hockey team
over Potsdam. Geneva Wagoner added two assists as Katelyn Russell made 34
saves in net.
Ali Miller scored for Potsdam as Abby Tardelli made 18 saves in net.
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