H-D Wins Thriller For SH Tourney Title
SACKETS HARBOR - A grind-it-out game climaxed in fitting fashion for Hermon-DeKalb which claimed the championship of the Sackets Harbor Tournament with a 50-49 win over Copenhagen on Saturday night. It was the second tournament title of the holiday season for the Demons who won the Jeff Stout Memorial Tournament in Morristown last Saturday.
The Green Demons climbed to 10-0 on the season prevailing with a 6-5 advantage in the fourth quarter. While Demons continued one of their best starts in recent years Norwood-Norfolk did likewise climbing to 8-1 with a 58-34 win over LaFargeville in the championship game of the LaFargeville Tournament and Edwards-Knox (4-5) bested Belleville-Henderson in the consolation game.
In one nonleague game Chateaugay (7-0) downed Northern Adirondack 63-46.
H-D 50 - Copenhagen 49: All-Tournament selection Jay Carrow completed a 22-point performance with four points in the fourth quarter and Adam Lynch added the other two as the Demons overcame five points in the quarter from Lucas Graves who finished with 19 points. Zach Denesha, who buried nine three-pointers in a first round win over Watertown IHC, tallied seven points with two 3s in a seven-point effort and was honored as the Tournament's MVP.
Lynch scored 10 points and received the Glue Award which went to "the guy that could do it all when we needed him" said H-D Coach Dylan Klock. Rounding out the H-D scoring were: Art Carr (3), Jacob Coller (2) and Jacob Spencer (2).
Keegan Morrow netted four 3s scoring 14 points for Copenhagen.
H-D look to continue its unbeaten streak into the new year visiting Lisbon for a key NAC West game on Monday.
E-K 62 - Bellville-Henderson 54: Joey Hart buried four 3-pointers scoring 23 points and Avery Whitford went 10-11 at the foul line scoring 15 points for the Cougars who also received nine points from Tyler Scott and eight from Cameron Rowe. Kale Harper scored six points and Jud Collette added one.
Jake Fargo scored 15 points for B-H and Ryan Green finished with 13.
Chateaugay 63 - NAC 46: Jonah McDonald (23 points, 14 rebounds, 2 steals), Logan Secore (9 points), Cameron Tracy (6 points) and Chase Thomas (6 points) all buried two three-pointers for the Bulldogs who outscored NAC 39-18 over the course of the second and third quarters.
Walker Martin contributed six points, six assists and two steals to the victory.
"This was a very good all around team win today. Nate (Bilow) is a great coach and prepares his kids really well and they play really hard. They did a nice job limiting Jonah to 13 shots today. The guys around him really stepped up and knocked down some Big shots," said Chateaugay Assistant Coach Jason LaPlante.
"Cameron, Logan, and Chase hit some big threes. We had really nice third quarter. Jed really took over for a stretch and got to the rim. Jonah again had a solid all around game rebounding and defending underneath. Our defense dug in the second half and helped build a lead and help us pull this one out."
Coody Lambert scored 15 points leading NAC and Tom Bergeron and Lucas Smart followed with 12 and 11.