H-D Girls Ride Huge Run Away From Pirates
BY DAVE SHEA
DEKALB JUNCTION - After Hillary Jones buried a 3-pointer just before the half to give Hermon-DeKalb a 27-25 lead over Harrisville in Wednesday's NAC Girls Basketball, Demon Coach Bob Bice gave his team a prime directive in his halftime talk.
Get the ball off the boards and run.
The Lady Demons cleared the boards, forced turners and ran and ran and ran to score the first 31 points of the second half and cruise to a 60-38 victory and a second win in two days.
"I told the girls at halftime that we had to get out on the break and they did a great job at that at the second half," said Coach Bice who will lead his team to Morristown on Friday and then finish with games against Edwards-Knox on Saturday and Tuesday.
"Defensively we did a great job on Tori Moore. We did a good job with our defensive help to keep her from driving to the basket."
H-D pulled away with 28 unanswered points in the third quarter where Jones buried two 3s scoring 12 of her 23 points. Center Audri Tehonica noted her second 23-point effort in two days and scored eight points in the third quarter. Other scoring came from: Rylee Hale with eight, Ellie McQuade with four and Emery McQuade with two.
Megan Kackison tallied 13 points and Tori Moore went 7/10 from the foul line scoring 12 points to lead Harrisville. Evelyn Winters finished with six points, Ryene Wohnsiedler netted five and Alex Horton added two.
SENIOR NIGHT PHOTOS: In Hermon-DeKalb Senior Night photos below are Emery McQuade with parents Mike and Jamie McQuade and siblings Ellie and Emerson McQuade; Audri Tehonica with parents Christa Backus and Al Rickett; Hillary Jones with mother Jennifer Shampine and Bri Grant with parents Angela and Allen Grant.
HARRISVILLE BOYS DOWN EDWARDS-KNOX
In an NAC Boys Basketball game involving NAC West teams Harrisville downed Edwards-Knox 54-37 and one Franklin County game saw Brushton-Moira trimmed Tupper Lake 51-44.
Nate Schmitt and Tucker Kelly combined for 17 and 12 points to lead Harrisville and Degan Carr and Will Taylor tallied nine and eight. Other scoring came from: Tanner Sullivan (3), Zach Palmer (2) and Nolan Sullivan (3).
Mason White and Kale Harper combined for 14 and 12 points to lead E-K and Tyler Scott netted six. Dylan Wood (3) and Kolby Barbarito (2) rounded out the scoring.
James Durant and Josh Kennedy scored 16 and 14 points for B-M and White buried three 3s scoring nine points. Eli Kulzer and Alex Godin each scored 16 points for Tupper Lake.
SALMON RIVER STAYS UNBEATEN IN HOCKEY
The lone Boys Hockey game saw Salmon River climb to 8-0-1 with a 9-1 win over Tupper Lake. In Girls Hockey Salmon River downed Beekmantown 5-2.
Salmon River 9 - Tupper Lake 1: Jared Showen delivered two goals and one assist and Gavin Cook-Avery and Connor Lewis delivered a goal and two assists to lead a well-distributed Salmon River offense and Evan Collette scored twice. Other scoring efforts were: Ethan Moulton (1 assist), Evan White (1 assist), Chase Lewis (1 goal) and Stone Chubb (1 assist).
Rick Chatlan made six saves for Salmon River and Jamie Whitmore stopped a wave of 76 shots for Tupper Lake.
Salmon River 5 - Beekmantown 2: Myranda Collette scored twice for SR and Joryan Sunday, Jaryn Chubb and Karahkennawe White all netted single goals. Kayla Cunningham passed out three assists to back Malchia Snyder's 10 saves in goal.