Bulldogs Sweep Titles, H-D Rebounds At Tourney
MADRID - A good night for the Dakotas anchored a very good win for Heuvelton as the Lady Bulldogs shaded host Madrid-Waddington 45-44 in the championship game of the Jessie Chamberlain Memorial Girls Basketball Tournament on Tuesday night.
Dakota West sank five of seven free throw attempts and scored eight of her 16 points in the fourth quarter where HCS came from behind with a 17-13 advantage. Dakota Mouthorp tallied 13 points for Heuvelton and Rayna Cameron tallied five of her 10 points in the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer in the game's climax.
"Rayna Cameron had a very solid night on her first night back from injury," said Heuvelton Coach Rob Powers who will lead the Bulldogs into the Saranac Central Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
"It was a solid defensive battle for both sides. Like all Bryan Harmer coached teams, they are tenacious. Huge bench production for us tonight from the Dakotas."
Bella Doyle accounted for Heuvelton's other four points and snatched three steals. Grace Mills and Lara Martin combined for five and four rebounds.
Alexis Sullivan scored 10 points in then first half and seven in fourth quarter finishing with 17 for M-W which gained a good look as time expired but the shot rimmed out. Grace Plumely and Jaelynn Uppstrom followed with eight and six points, Anna Brady netted five and Lydia Thomas and Lily LaMere each added four.
Heuvelton also won the JV title posting a 55-21 win over M-W. Rylin McAllister buried three 3-pointers scoring a game-high 15 points, Katie Cunningham scored 10 and Caidence Durant and Shylynn Dixon each netted six. Lane Ruddy led M-W with eight points.
DEMONS WIN CONSOLATION GAME
Hilary Jones buried three 3-pointers and went 8-8 from the foul line scoring 25 points and Hailee Bouchey dropped in 18 as Hermon-DeKalb won the consolation game over Parishville-Hopkinton. H-D leveled its record at 1-1 in preparation for a challenging NAC West opening against Edwards-Knox and Hammond.
The outside-inside combination netted 23 points in the third quarter for the Demons who also received six points from Bella Marcellus and five each from Emery McQuade and Maddie Brabaw. Rounding out the Demons' scoring was: Hailey Gollinger (2), Jordyn Whitton (1), Audra Tehonica (2), Kali Hernandez (3),.
Kelly Bloom's 11 points led P-H with other scoring coming from: Amanda McWilliams (3), Megan McWilliams (2), Emily Bloom (4), Grace Guiney (2), Sydney Phippen (2), Nicole Phillips (2) and Brenna Woods (2).
H-D won the JV consolation game 52-13 led by Hanna Gollinger's 15 points.
The John Dinneen Memorial Boys Basketball Tournament will climax tonight at M-W with M-W facing Heuvelton in the varsity and JV title games. Games will be played at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m .