7 3-Point Efforts Spark Victories For Morristown, P-H
BY DAVE SHEA
Morristown and Hammond completed their 2021 Boys Basketball season on Tuesday night in the same way that the neighboring NAC rivals gratefully commenced play six weeks ago after New York State approved the delayed start of the winter sports season.
On Tuesday, the neighboring schools renewed their NAC West rivalry with a spirited contest where Morristown used a 22-10 fourth quarter surge to claim 64-58 win.
In a match of neighboring rivals in the NAC East Parishville-Hopkinton downed Colton-Pierrepont 58-50 in overtime and Harrisville capped its season with a 74-36 triumph over LaFargeville.
MARSHALL'S SEVEN 3S POWERS MCS COMEBACK WIN
Senior Kade Marshall made the final basketball game of his MCS career memorable and historic on his home court. Marshall buried seven 3-pointers, one of the best efforts from behind the arc in school history, and tallied a career high 27 points.
Marshall scored nine points with two 3s in the fourth quarter and Tristen Simmons scored eight of his 15 points in the third quarter sparking the Rockets' comeback from a 33-28 halftime lead. Ethan Graveline tallied seven of his 10 points in the fourth quarter, Parker Stout netted eight points and Walker Belile came through with a valuable five-point effort.
Kennon Gardner scored eight of his 12 points in the first quarter sparking a fast start for Hammond and Brandon LaRock scored 10 of his 15 points in the third quarter for the Red Devils who delivered a full effort from the first to the final minute of the season. Lukas McQueer led the Devils with 18 points. Logan Jones netted four and Dominic Perretta and Kameron Toland and Logan Tate each dropped in three.
HARRISVILLE PULLS AWAY WITH TOTAL SCORING EFFORT
Nate Schmitt tallied 17 points capping a brilliant senior season for Harrisville which received scoring contributions from all 13 players against LaFargeville which was led by Wyatt Parliment's 11 points.
"All 13 player scored tonight which was nice. We went 11-5 which was better than I expected," said Harrisville Coach Brian Coloney.
Matt Smith dropped in 10 points for Harrisville, Ben and Will Taylor each scored eight and Tucker Kelly and Zach Palmer both finished with seven. Other scoring came from: Tanner Sullivan (2), Nolan Sullivan (3), Degan Carr (1), Aiden Benzel (4), Brady Hall (1), Charles Fuller (2) and Frank Wichroski m(4).
P-H'S PAYTON SNELL MAKES 7 3S IN OT WIN
Patyon Snell made seven 3-pointers as Parishville-Hopkinton answered a 21-8 fourth quarter run by Colton-Pierrepont with an 8-0 overtime advantage to gain a 58-50 victory. Snell finished with 28 points and was one of five Panthers to bury 3-pointers.
Lawson Snell hit two scoring 14 points and Pat Caringi (3 points), Burt Chevier (5 points) and Conner Taillon (3 points) all knocked down one trey.
C-P countered with a very balanced offense led by a pair of double doubles from Noah Rousell with 17 points and 12 rebounds and Harlee Besio with 10 points and 17 rebounds. Michael Schwartzfigure netted seven points. Bill LaPierre and Cody Francis each netted two 3s scoring six and points and Theo Hughes added one point.