E-K Girls Ride Early Break-Away At MCS
MORRISTOWN - Edwards-Knox started the season season looking to replace two all-star starters in Carly Fary and Koryn Rowe from a cast which went two straight New York State Class D Girls Basketball Final Four.
But the Lady Cougars (3-0 NAC, 4-1), led by returning all-stars Abby Hart and Lucy Frary, showed that the high energy and and team defense was still intact as they stayed unbeaten in NAC West with a 62-13 victory over Morristown (0-4 NAC, 1-7) on Monday.
Another NAC West game was much competitive as Hermon-DeKalb (2-3 NAC, 5-4) secured a 40-35 win over Lisbon (2-3 NAC, 4-5) where the both teams shook off cold shooting in a high-scoring fourth quarter as the Green Demons finished with a 21-19 advantage.
In one NAC Central Boys Basketball game St. Lawrence Central downed Gouverneur 73-34
E-K 62 - Morristown 13: The Cougars raced into the New Year scoring the first 16 points of the game and cruised to victory at Morristown led by the duo of Abby Hart and Lucy Frary who combined for 22 and 21 points.
"These girls are battle tested. They just go," said E-K JV Coach Fred Foster who filled in for varsity coach Patty Taylor was missed the game because if illness.
Rachel Vachez scored eight points followed by Dekota Matthews with four and Ali Matthews with three.
Emma Showers and Carly Piercey each scored five points for Morristown followed by Kassidy Sullivan with two points and Karly Dulmage with one.
"We just couldn't match their intensity. Abby Hart and Lucy Frary got a lot of their points just beating everyone down the court," said Morristown Coach Stan Piercey.
"I thought Carly Piercey did a good job for us getting position down low but we just didn't do a good job getting her the ball.
E-K also won the JV Game.
H-D 40 - Lisbon 35: Hillary Jones and Bri Grant combined for eight and five points as the Green Demons survived a 15-point outburst by Alexa McKee to defend a 21-19 lead after three quarters.
"I was proud of my team and proud of them (Lisbon) too. Both teams couldn't throw the ball in the ocean in the first half and both came alive in the fourth quarter. Audra Tehonica had a great game with 10 rebounds and we rebounded well as a team to overcome an 11 for 28 night at the foul line," said H-D Coach Jake Rowley.
"Alexa McKee was so tough for them. She played so hard. She had a great fourth quarter. This game just came down to us getting a few key bounces, it was a good game."
McKee finished with 21 points with a pair of 3s for Lisbon while Hillary Jones tallied 15 for H-D followed by seven from Bri Grant and six from Haile Bouchey and Audra Tehonica. Jordyn Whitton went 4-4 at the foul line for four points and Emery McQuade added two points.
Abby Flack scored four points for Lisbon, Erika Snyder and Karli Thompson tallied three and Emma Hitsman and Olivia McLear each added two.
SLC 73 - Gouverneur 34: Cash Feeley delivered 16 points, 12 rebounds and four assists from the low post and Ethan LaRock buried buried four-pointers scoring a game-high 17 points leading the Larries (3
-2 NAC, 6-3) to an NAC Central Division win. Ansen Weegar and Kevin Arquitt each scored six points, Hayden Perkins tallied four and Cauden Taylor passed out four assists for SLC which opened a 45-9 halftime lead.
Caden Storie led Gouverneur with 16 points and scored 15 in the second half. Broc Cox tallied six points with six rebounds and three steals and Garret LeClair tallied three points with six rebounds. Sully Rumble rounded out the scoring with four points.