M-W Boys Win; Chateaugay's McDonald 9-11 In 3s
Updated: Feb 2, 2020
Madrid-Waddington (13-4) lifted its East Division record to 9-2 with a 74-40 win over Parishville-Hopkinton and Chateaugay's Jonah McDonald continued his 3-point shooting superlatives approaching the all-time Section 10 career scoring record in Saturday's NAC Boys Basketball action.
McDonald buried nine of 11 3-point efforts in the first half and concentrated on attacking the basket in the second half of a 42-point effort in a 70-56 nonleague win over Seton Catholic. The Bulldogs rallied from a 28-18 first quarter deficit to climb to 17-0 as the state's number one ranked Class D team.
Massena also took the comeback trail to gain a 63-61 victory over Carthage.
M-W 74 - P-H 40 - The Yellow Jackets outscored the Panthers 20-16 in the first quarter and then elevated their defense and allowed just 26 points over the final three quarters. Trent Lashua and Brennan Harmer continued to lead the Jackets scoring 17 and 15 and Drew Harmer tallied nine leading a strong showing by the supporting cast. Jacob Morgan and Sage Cordwell tallied eight points followed by: Coby Beldock (7), Jacob Murphy (4) and Kyle Stoner (4).
Burt Chevrier continued his season-long production inside for P-H scoring 14 points and Tanner Rosenbarker tallied eight. Other scoring came from: Lucas Snell (3), Pat Caringi (2), Harrison Snell (4), and Peyton Snell (4).
"It was a tough game. We played with them through the first half but they had a lot of balanced scoring," said P-H Coach Stephen LaRose.
Chateaugay 70 - Seton Catholic 56: The Bulldogs' Jonah McDonald and Seton Catholic's Alex Coupal both buried four 3s in the first quarter where SC took a 28-18 lead aided by two 3s by RTom Murray. The Bulldogs would limit to Coupal to just one 3 the rest of the game while McDonald (11 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals) drilled home five 3s in 25-8 second quarter burst by Chateaugay which swung the momentum of the day.
Walker Martin (6 assists, 4 steals) netted two 3s in a 15-point outing and Silas Lewis (6 rebounds) connected for three treys scoring 11 points. Logan Secore grabbed seven rebounds.
"We did not come out and play smart defensively in the first quarter. Murray and Coupal are really great players and they made us pay early. We were able to dig in and play much better defensively after the first quarter. Jonah once again simply put on a special performance. He was 9-11 from three in the first half then was in attack mode in the second half. He didn’t only score, he did everything. The kid is special," said Chateaugay Assistant Coach Jason LaPlante.
"We were without Jed (McDonald) who was injured last night. Carson, Cameron, and Silas Lewis really stepped up and did what was needed. Walker Martin again continues to to be solid on both sides. Really proud of this group how we responded."
Coupal finished with five 3's and went 7-7 from the foul line leading Seton Catholic with 25 points and Murray finished with 18 points.
Massena 63 - Carthage 61: Massena (8-9) regrouped after falling behind 10-0 to take a 15-14 first quarter lead and secured the win with a 20-17 advantage in the fourth quarter where Ethan Barney scored his seven-point total on the night.
Ethan Firnstein with 12 points, Adam Peets and Luke Greco with 10 points and Zach LaBarge and Chris McGregor with nine led a splendidly balanced offense as the Raiders overcame a 28-point effort from Elijah Whitfield who buried three 3s and went 7-7 at the free throw line and a 20-point outing by Zion Tevager.
Ryan Herrick added six points to the Massena cause.
"The boys showed some real grit and determination tonight. Ethan Firnstein had a great game playing against very physical defense. Luke Greco hit some timely shots when they were desperately needed," said Massena Coach Brandon Downs. "We return to action Tuesday at home against St. Lawrence Central where we will celebrate five seniors Ethan Barney, Hayden Amo, Chris McGregor, Ryan Herrick and Adam Peets.
CHATEAUGAY GIRLS RIDE DEFENSE, BALANCED SCORING
A strong defensive effort and balanced scoring carried Chateaugay to a 33-12 nonleague girls basketball win over Seton Catholic.
Cammi Champayne led the scoring with 14 points and grabbed four steals, Anna Bleakley followed with nine points and six steals and Chloe Champayne turned in an efficient floor game with six points, five assists, six steals and six rebounds.
Adrienne Secore added eight rebounds and two points, Grace Jarvis scored two points and passed out five assists and Julianna Gordon controlled 10 rebounds.
Maddy Whalen and Kennedy Spriggs scored five points for Seton Catholic.
In other NAC Girls Basketball action General Brown shaded Gouverneur 49-46 and St. Regis Falls dropped Parishville-Hopkinton 53-35.