H-D Girls Win Tournament Title; Rocket Score Win
Updated: Jan 19
DEKALB JUNCTION - A 17-9 advantage in the second quarter proved to be decisive as Hermon-DeKalb prevailed over Potsdam 51-43 in the championship of the Hermon-DeKalb Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tournament on Saturday afternoon.
"We got the lead in the second quarter but Potsdam kept coming back and coming back. Haile Bouchey had a very strong inside game, Bri Grant rebounded very well and Hillary Jones made some tough 3s and we just get playing hard" said H-D Coach Jake Rowley.
"It was a good tournament for us heading into a big week where we play LaFargeville, Heuvelton and Bellville-Henderson."
Tournament MVP Haile Bouchey tallied 18 points, Hillary Jones buried five 3s scoring 19 points and Jordyn Whitton earned All-Tournament selection for her impactful all-around play leading the Green Demons (5-6) who received scoring contributions from nine players. Other scoring efforts were: Jordyn Whitton (2), Audra Tehonica (2), Bri Grant (1), Kali Hernandeaz (4), Maddie Brabaw (3) and Bella Marcellus (2).
Potsdam's All-Tournament selection Julia Basford tallied 17 points and Grace Mattimore netted. Sierra Cummings and Katie Davis scored seven points and Wynter Langlois added two for the Sandstoners (2-9).
Hermon-DeKalb also win the Junior Varsity Championship with a win over Morristown.
H-D's Hannah Gollinger was honored as the MVP on the All-Tournament Team which also included Aaliyah O'Donnell of H-D, Emilee O'Donnell of Morristown, Laurell Vinch of Morristown and Gabby Parker of Parishville-Hopkinton.
Potsdam's JVs were forced to withdraw from the tournament because of illness and injuries.
Morristown 60 - P-H 20: The Rockets (2-9) controlled the consolation game with their 2-1-2 fullcourt defense and enjoyed a season-best offensive effort.
"Ever since we got out of the 2-3 zone and played man to man the girls have been much more active and competing a lot better. Our press worked well today and things went very smoothly on offense especially in the second half when we scored 40 points," said Morristown Coach Stan Piercey.
"This game should be a big confidence boost for us. Emma and Riley Showers had big games. Mia Johnson really came alive scoring six points and Emilie Gagnon didn't score but did a lot of nice things."
Emma Showers scored 19 points and Riley Showers tallied 18 and earned an All-Tournament spot. Mia Johnson, Carly Piercey and Kassidy Sullivan each scored six points and Kaly Dulmage added five.
Sydnie Phippen scored six points for P-H (1-10) and All-Tournament selection Autumn MacWilliams netted five. Emma and Kelly Bloom added four and two points and Brenna Woods added one.