Chateaugay Pulls Away From Solid OBGC Effort
Playing its first game without leading scorer and rebounded Dave Tomford, the Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club turned in a spirited effort against first place Chateaugay in a Franklin CYO Basketball League game played at the Tom Luckie Senior Court on Saturday.
The OBGC trailed 20-19 at the half but Chateaugay pulled away to a 44-26 victory to climb to 9-1 on the season. Coach Andrew DeDekker was pleased with efforts of squad making adjustments with Tomford who enrolled at Gouverneur for the start of the second semester and the school's junior varsity basketball team.
"The kids played hard. We had a good first half but just couldn't stay with them," said Coach DeDekker.
Maranatha, Citizen Advocates, and Bangor all picked up wins starting February play.
Chateaugay 44 - OBGC 26
The trio of Cody Woodward (15 points), Matt Jarvis (13 points) and Bob Magoon (13 points) all showed the ability to score off dribble and off strong inside moves to lead Chateaugay. Julia Bosely added four points for the winners.
Mikey Bice scored eight points to lead OBGC and delivered some drive and kick passes to his teammates. Kassidy Johnson scored seven points followed by Tyler George with six, Bryce Redmond and Conner O'Shea added three and two points.
Citizen Advocates 52, Smitty's 27
Nick Bertrand led the winners with 21 points on seven three-pointers. Toby Vermette followed with 12, while Dawson Scharf added eight points and hauled in eight rebounds. Others scoring were Alex Hanna, Dylan Warner, and Braedyn Dietz with three points apiece while Blake Rivers added two.
Smitty's was led by Nate Martin with 17, followed by Lucas Saumier with six, while Jarrett Sweet and Bradley Smith each scored a pair.
Maranatha 56, St. John Bosco 54
Maranatha prevailed in this back and forth contest. Brayden Powell led the winners with 18 points followed by Ryan Avery with 13 and Israel Ryman with 12. Avante Pickett added five while Eddie Russell and Jeremy LeClair each added four. Ryman scored the deciding points by converting two free throws with 10.9 seconds left in the game. Bosco was unable to answer, missing several shots in the last 10 seconds.
Logan Hohol led St. John Bosco with 14 points and five rebounds followed by Lynden Webb who had 11. Others scoring were Jeremy Lamitie with nine, Josh Bova with eight, Seth Gonia with five, Conner Chevrier with three, and Darrien Boyea and Austen St Denis with two apiece.
Bangor 63, FBMM 48.
The winners were led by Dryden Spinner with 26 points and nine rebounds followed by Caiden Lamay with 19 points and Scott McCray Jr with 10. Others scoring were Tyson Preve with six and Connor Smith with four.
FBMM was led by Ethan LaVare with 12 followed by Garrett Osborn and Zedynn Poirier with 11 points each. Others scoring were Conner Hannah with six, while Skyler Gravel and Kolt Warner each scored three points.
Chateaugay travelled to Ogdensburg and returned with a win, details TBA as they become available.
Current Standings: Chateaugay 9-1, Maranatha 8-2, St John Bosco 7-2, Citizen Advocates 6-3, Bangor 3-6, FBMM 2-7, Ogdensburg Boys and Girls Club 1-7, and Smitty's 0-8.
February 8: Varsity: 12:30 FBMM vs Ogdensburg, 1:30 Bangor vs St John Bosco, 2:30 Smitty's vs Ogdensburg, 3:30 Chateaugay vs Citizen Advocates.