H-D Looks To Sustain Roll, Aid Renewal House Sat.
BY DAVE SHEA
DEKALB JUNCTION - After filling up the scoresheet and the stat sheet in an 88-36 NAC West win over Morristown at home on Thursday night the Hermon-DeKalb Boys Basketball team will be looking to get another win Saturday afternoon in a division game against Edwards-Knox.
The H-D and E-K Basketball families are also urging their fans to fill the gym with ugly Christmas sweaters, school spirit and the spirit of giving in a special event.
Instead of paying admission both teams are asking spectators to bring donations for the Renewal House in Canton which is looking for: bath towels, wash cloths, dish cloths, pillows, crib bedding, nonperishable food items, paper products, toiletries, baby items, cleaning and laundry supplies.
Against Morristown (0-4, 0-3 NAC West) the Demons (3-0, 2-0 NAC West) controlled the action with their fullcourt press, Jay Carrow's dominant play inside which produced 36 points, 15 rebounds, four steals and an effortless dunk and Zach Denesha's outside shooting which generated 22 points with seven three-pointers.
"Our fullcourt defense is always going to be a key for us. We need to press every team well but we are also working very hard at running our sets as we head into the heart of our division season," said H-D Coach Dylan Klock.
"Jay Carrow was very active and he also passed the ball well and Zach Denesha was really feeling it which was great to see. And I am very proud of Adam Lynch as a freshman he is playing very well all over court ."
Carrow scored 16 points in the Demons 28-4 third period run which answered a 14-13 advantage by Morristown in the second quarter. Denesha hit three 3s in the first and third quarter. Tavon Hubbard followed with nine points, Aric Bogart and Jacob Spencer followed with six and five points, Art Carr added four and Adam Lynch, Jacob Coller and Connor Carrow chipped in two points apiece. Peyton Hamilton passed out four assists.
Kade Marshall and Aaron Woodcock both tallied nine points for Morristown with some athletic finishes at the goal. MCS received five points from Ashton Colby and Tristan Simmons and four points from Masen LaPiene and Parker Stout.
"We played one good quarter tonight and we have to expand on that. But we did show improvement again," said Morristown Coach Wes Schofell. "I had to sit Aaron Woodcock in the second half because he hurt his ankle. Tristan Simmons did well coming up from the JVs and I think he and Aaron will play very well together as the season goes on."
The HD JVs gained a 54-34 victory over Morristown led David White and Kade Denesha who both buried three 3s scoring 25 and 13 points. Ayden Tehonica followed with eight points. Javen Joanette led Morristown with 11 points followed by Ethan Graveline with eight and Walker Belisle with seven.
One interdivisional game of the night saw Brushton-Moira trim Heuvelton and one NAC East game saw Norwood-Norfolk outscore Tupper Lake 67-59.
B-M 55 - Heuvelton 49: The Panthers prevailed with a 9-5 advantage in 3-pointers and outscored the Bulldogs 24-16 in the fourth quarter. Justin Kennedy and Wayne Palmer each buried three 3s scoring 15 and 16 points for the winners and Logan Bassett added nine points.
"We only shot 5-for-25 from three but we still had a chance to win. They hit some big 3s in the fourth quarter," said Heuvelton Coach Josh McAllister.
Braeden Free netted two 3s in a 17-point effort to lead Heuvelton and Jed Crayford tallied 12 points with two 3s. Bryce Lake followed eight points and the HCS scoring was rounded out by: Evan Felt, (5), Nate Mashaw (2) and Josh Wrobel (5).
Norwood-Norfolk 67 - Tupper Lake 59: Cole Perretta scored 10 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and also delivered six steals and four rebounds in combining with Nick Burke's 17 points with 10 in the third quarter to lead the Flyers. Luke Allen and Ryan LaShomb each came through with nine points.
Grant Codin and Dalton LaFountain both scored 18 points for Tupper Lake and Riley Hill posted eight points an eight rebounds.