CON ELLIOT TOURNAMENT
Malone earned its second win in as many days on Monday, downing
reigning Class D champion Hammond 49-27 in the first round of the Con
Elliott Girls Basketball Tournament at Potsdam Central.
³We came out ready to play,² said Malone Coach Shelly Skelly whose team will
face Harrisville tonight at 6 p.m. in the finals. Harrisville won a 51-42
decision over Potsdam.
³Kelsey Johnson still wasn¹t 100 percent but as a team we stepped up again.
Our shots were falling early and we were able to run our sets,² said Skelly.
The Huskies (5-1) opened to a 13-3 lead and led 32-7 at the half enroute to
handing Hammond (7-1) its first loss of the season.
³One of the keys tonight was our ability to move the ball. We were
unselfish,² said Skelly.
Brittany Marshall paced the Huskies with 13 points, five steals, seven
rebounds and two assists. Kelsey Johnson provided nine points, seven
rebounds, four assists and two steals. Amanda Gadway added six points and
four rebounds while Stephanie Skelly added five points and three steals.
Ashley Gadway chipped in six boards.
Malynda Jenne scored 12 points for Hammond and Alyssa Crosby added 10
Harrisville 51, Potsdam 42: Patty Coloney generated 14 points and Kathleen
Coloney tallied 13 points to lead the Pirates over the defending Class B
champions, Sandstoners. Natalie Carranza scored 15 points for Potsdam.
Veronica Sapp added nine.
ST. REGIS FALLS
Tournament MVP Krista Lucas scored 19 points, hitting four
three¹s to lead the St. Regis Falls Girls Basketball team past
Norwood-Norfolk, 38-22, in the championship game of the St. Regis Falls
Holiday Tournament. Lucas added 13 rebounds, five assists and four steals.
Khalshia White scored eight points earning All Tournament team honors.
Aleashia LaBounty had four points and also was named to the All Tournament
team for the host Saints.
N-N¹s Emily Cotey scored seven points and was named to the All Tournament
team. Amy Tiernan was also selected for N-N.
The Canton Girls Basketball team couldn¹t overcome a 20-9 third quarter run
by Fulton in a 66-52 loss at the Fulton Christmas Tournament. Ashley
Palmitisso generated 20 points including four threes to pace the winners.
Kacie Wentworth scored 16 points for Canton. Emily Rexford added eight while
Tressa Goolden chipped in seven.
The current Heuvelton Central Girls Basketball team never had a
chance to meet Cindy Brady.
But it was obvious that the Lady Bulldogs knew that Cindy Brady took great
pride in being a Heuvelton Central student-athlete.
After spinning their wheels to a 1-5 start to the season, Coach Rob Powers¹
Bulldogs turned in positraction performances to defeat Lisbon in a league
game on Saturday and then rode a late surge past Tupper Lake to a 49-44
victory on Monday to give host HCS a seventh straight Cindy Brady Memorial
³The girls knew what this tournament means to the school and they talked
about how they had to step up their play. And they did,² said Coach Powers
on a day when HCS players wore pink socks to honor Cindy Brady¹s courageous
fight against cancer.
³This was just a super all-around good performance tonight and our bench was
big. Alyssa Rupert doesn¹t get a lot of playing time but she converted a big
putback late in the first half and Kristi Pike came off the bench and hit a
huge three to give us the lead late in the game.²
Pike¹s three gave the Bulldogs a 45-43 lead after Sara Sloan buried two
pull-up jumpers just inside the arc to spark the late surge in a contest
which was all about making tough shots in the face of aggressive defense.
Tournament MVP Kara Leonard played a key role in the shot-making and the
defense as she delivered 17 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and six
blocked shots in a classy matchup in the pivot with Tupper Lake
All-Tournament selection Taylor Keniston who tallied 15 points with five
³Kara Leonard looked to shoot more tonight and had just a great game. If she
can keep playing like that we will be very competitive in the Class D
ranks,² said Coach Powers.
Also earning All-Tournament selection after the championship game were: the
Heuvelton combination of guard Emilie Ross and guard-forward Samantha Weaver
and Tupper Lake power forward Hunter Aldridge.
Ross contributed tempo-setting tenacity on both sides of the ball in scoring
eight points complemented by four assists and three steals and the versatile
Weaver finished with six points including a strong drive to the goal to
create the final score with 50.3 seconds to play.
H. Aldridge supplied the Lumberjacks with an 11-point, 11-rebound
double-double. Sophomore Carley Aldridge contributed six points, five steals
and six assists and freshman guard Katie Stuart netted six of her 10 points
in the third quarter. Kari Terwilliger added six rebounds to the Heuvelton
effort and Jenna Lashua passed out four assists.
³It was a good game and we played pretty well considering that point guard
Amber Lawyer, who is one of our best players, is out with an injury until
after break,² said TL Coach Jenn Vroman.
³We had a freshman and a sophomore playing at guard tonight and they did
Lisbon 55 - SLC 42
The Golden Knights reversed the flow of the first
quarter to claim a well-earned consolation game victory. The Larries took an
18-8 first quarter led by fast-breaking out of their zone defense and
forcing turnovers with their fullcourt press.
The Knights used similar tactics to control the fourth quarter, 19-6,
sparked by eight points from Allison Akins (12 points, 6 rebounds, 6
assists) who also steadied the Knights down the stretch where SLC¹s Jenna
Evans buried back-to-back three-pointers to cut a 45-36 Lisbon lead to
Akins fed Brianna Teele for a layup and Aleashia Parmeter went the length
of the floor for a layup off a steal to start a string of 10 unanswered
points to close the game.
"We really picked up our defensive intensity in the second half and Allison
Akins did a good job handling the ball down the stretch which is going to be
very important for us with Taylor Armstrong out," said Lisbon Coach Dickie
All-Tournament selection Jaclyn Moore also scored 12 points in an
intimidating outing in the low post which also included 14 rebounds, seven
blocked shots and three steals. Teele delivered timely inside conversions
and went three-for-four at the foul line to score nine points and Taylor Amo
tallied seven points with three steals. Mckenzie Walker finished with six
points, five rebounds and two blocked shots and Parmeter scored four points
with three steals.
Evans buried three three-pointers in scoring 11 points for SLC which
received 12 points from Molly McCuin's determined inside efforts and 10 from
guard Autumn Irwin who earned All-Tournament selection after scoring eight
of her 10 points in the third quarter. Ashley Thayer tallied seven
BOYS HS BASKETBALL:
The Canton and Hermon-DeKalb boys basketball teams have reached the
finals of the 31st Burkman Classic after semifinal victories on Monday night
at Jerry Hourihan Gymnasium. Canton (2-4) defeated Colton-Pierrepont 59-41
while H-D (5-1) pulled away from E-K for a 54-38 decision and their fifth
Canton and H-D will meet tonight at 8 p.m. for the championship after C-P
and E-K square off in the consolation game at 6 p.m.
Canton 59, C-P 41: Ahead just 22-20 at halftime versus the scrappy Colts,
the Golden Bears outscored their opponent 37-21 after intermission.
Tyler Thomas and Ben Koser led Canton with 14 and 12 points respectively,
Tanner Pratt connected for 10 more while Aaron Rexford (two three-pointers),
Brandon Bartley and Nate Christy all added six more for the Bears.
For the Colts, Beau Boyden scored a game-high 16 points, Mike Reilly hit a
trio of three-pointers in scoring 11 points while Tory Boyce added six more.
H-D 54, E-K 38: In Hermon-DeKalb¹s victory, Jonathan Peters poured in 24
points and Dylan Amo added 11 for H-D which pulled away from a determined
Cougar squad with a 12-0 run in the fourth quarter.
Peters also finished with 17 rebound and six steals while Amo added 12
rebounds and seven steals.
³E-K¹s defense was able to tie up Dylan Amo a little bit. They did a great
job and the game was closer than the score would indicate,² said H-D coach
Chris Wentzel added seven points while Brandon Rust played exceptional
defense and logged five points for H-D.
For E-K, which trailed 28-20 at the half, David Bullock scored 11 points,
Simon White added 10 and Jon Davison nine.
ST REGIS HOOP FESTIVAL
Norwood-Norfolk earned a win over Parishville-Hopkinton 59-32 in the St.
Regis Falls Boys Basketball Hoop Festival where only three teams competed.
Adam Stone scored 17 points while Andrew Stone and Jesse Williams finished
with 12 for the Flyers. Nick Avery scored 15 for P-H.
The OFA boys basketball team rebounded from a one-sided loss to
Potsdam by claiming a 57-45 victory over Beekmantown on Monday in the third
game of the CVAC-NAC Section 7-10 Challenge at Maxcy Hall.
"As the game went on, we got more scrappy. And we got some long rebounds
which we didn't get earlier in the game. We started getting some of our
shots to fall and we got our transition going, which is so key," said OFA
Coach Bill Merna.
Down most of the first seven minutes of the game, the Devils took their
first lead 12-11 on a putback by Gene Bouyer with 8:32 left in the first
half (16 minute halves). After trading hoops, Jake Rishe stole the ball at
midcourt and scored a layup with 3:28 remaining for a 22-17 lead.
David Crowder later hit a three and Owen Luckie dropped in a three for a
28-17 lead at the 1:07 mark.
"Our 3-2 zone worked well late in the first quarter when we were able to
drop down and help down low," noted Merna.
"Gene didn't feel well today (flu) but Jake (Rishe) stepped up. He's had
some great practices and it finally carried over to the game."
The Devils broke open the game eight minutes into the second half. Crowder
nailed a three and scored in transition on a pass from Bouyer for a 49-28
lead with 7:28 to play.
Crowder generated a team high 17 points, four rebounds and three steals.
Rishe finished with his career best 16 points going eight for 10 from the
field. He also had four rebounds and two steals. Bouyer led the team in
rebounding with 12 and scored 11 points and handed out five assists while
collecting five steals. Jared Morrow added eight points and seven rebounds.
Devon Anderson scored 11 while Malo Valerian added 10 with two three's.
Keegan Ryan posted 10 points while Thomas Ryan chipped in nine for B-town.
SLC 69, Seton Catholic 25: Playing resiliently unselfish, the Larries rolled
past the Knights scoring the first 10 points en route to a 31-4 halftime
lead at the CVAC - NAC Section 7 vs. Section 10 challenge.
"Today, we were playing without Brian LaBier and Cody Kilcoyne and we played
very well. We looked for each other offensively and played unselfish. " said
SLC Coach Joe Reyome.Ryan Cole led the balanced SLC effort with 15 points,
four rebounds and two assists while Kevin Logan (five assists) and Mike
Frohm (seven rebounds, five assists) each scored 13. Rylan Patraw chipped in
11 points, three steals, three assists and three rebounds while Quinn Patraw
(eight points, three assists, four rebounds, four steals) and Matt Aldous
(eight assists, five points, two rebounds) all contributed with impact.
Nate Bedell scored eight points for Seton Catholic.
Plattsburgh 70, Malone 60: Too many lapses of offense hurt the Huskies. The
Huskies, down 20 midway through the second half, cut it to eight with 3:30
to play but couldn't get any closer.
Kyle LaPoint scored 20 points to lead the Hornets. Kyle Knight added 17
while Trey Bucci and Seth Fout finished with 11 and 10.
Jake Gravel paced a balanced Huskies effort scoring 17 points, collecting
six steals and adding two rebounds. Austin Dunlavey added 10 points, five
blocks, two assists, three rebounds and two steals. Jared Heden chipped in
eight points and four assists.
Peru 55, Gouverneur 40
The Indians opened to a 27-15 halftime lead and
never looked back as Robert Duquette generated 20 points and Kyle Carter
chipped in 14 points. Kaleb Golkhe added eight. Marco Carbone paced
Gouverneur with 14 points.
Potsdam 67, Saranac 37
Zach Adams pumped in 23 points and
Scott Bartenstein generated 21 more to lead a powerful Stoner team past
Saranac. Jeremy Bullis scored 14 points for Saranac
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