H-D Girls Gain Lone Win In NAC West Vs Frontier Foes
DEKALB JUNCTION - Bouncing back from an NAC West loss to Heuvelton on Friday in a physically taxing game, Hermon-DeKalb downed Bellville-Henderson 56-34 in a nonleague home game on Saturday. The game produced the only win in three Class D games matching NAC West teams against Frontier League opponents.
In other games Copenhagen downed Edwards-Knox 52-46 in overtime and Beaver River bested Morristown 45-34. In an NAC interdivisional game Norwood-Norfolk downed Potsdam 44-41 on a three-point shot at the buzzer of regulation by Tiffany Fisher.
H-D 56 - B-H 34: The Demons took a 35-19 halftime lead and received scoring from nine players. Hillary Jones buried three 3-pointers scoring 17 points and Haile Bouchey dropped in eight interior points.
"It was tough to play one day after a loss to Heuvelton where we played very hard. But the girls pulled together and did which was needed," said H-D Coach Jake Rowley after the 8-7 Demons raised their nonleague record to 6-1.
"We all appreciated the support of the community and everyone staying positive."
Other scoring efforts for H-D were: Hailey Gollinger (3), Audra Tehonica (6), Bri Grant (5), Kali Hernandez (4), Emery McQuade (6), Matti Brabaw (2) and Hannah Gollinger (5).
"Hailey Gollinger is a player who really understands what being on a team is all about. She supports her teammates all of the time and everyone was so happy to see her get in the scorebook." said Coach Rawley.
Jenna Canite scored a game-high points for Belleville-Henderson and Eden Vaugh netted nine.
Copenhagen 52 - E-K 46 OT: Alison Best scored seven points in the fourth quarter and three in the overtime to lead 10-1 Copenhagen to victory in a nonleague victory at Jefferson Community College. Best finished with 13 points and Brooke Smyka netted 11 for the Lions (11-1).
Abby Hart and Lucy Frary led E-K (7-4) with 17 and 13 points and Dekoda Matthews and Ali Matthews each tallied six.
Beaver River 45 - Morristown 34: Brenna Mast and Bryrn Rice combined for 16 and 12 points and Eva St. Croix netted seven for Beaver River (6-6) which pulled away from a 22-21 halftime lead.
"They were able to hit jump shots and we couldn't hit shots from the outside. That was the difference" said Morristown Coach Stan Piercey.
Carly Piercey tallied 10 points and Emma and Riley Showers each scored eight points for Morristown (4-11). Kaly Dulmage netted four and Emilie Gaqnon and Hailey Ward each scored two.