Hammond, Heuvelton Girls Continue Winning Seasons
Hammond, Heuvelton and Edwards-Knox all continued outstanding NAC Girls Basketball seasons with victories on Tuesday night.
The Lady Red Devils remained undefeated with a 74-17 win over Hermon-DeKalb, Heuvelton dropped Lisbon 58-25 and E-K downed Colton-Pierrepont 54-29.
HAMMOND CONTROLS HERMON-DEKALB
Senior Avery Kenyon, sophomore Sadey Sprabary and freshman Landree Kenyon combined for 22, 17 and 13 points leading Hammond which jumped out to a 21-3 first quarter lead. Hailey Cunningham delivered nine points.
"We drew one heck of a schedule playing Canton and then Hammond but playing tough teams like this will only make us better. The girls and I both feel that way so we are going to Hammond on Friday and just looking to do the best we can and then finish our season next week with games against Morristown and Harrisville," said H-D Coach Bob Bice.
"Hammond just has a great program and Coach Shawn Dack has done a great job with not only with his veterans but his young players. Their young players just come out and play very tough."
Rounding out the Hammond scoring were: Ava Howie with five, Caitlin Cunningham with three, Lily Towne with two, Brooklyn Arquitt with one and Hailey Manning with two.
Ellie McQuade tallied five points for H-D and Audri Tehonica, Rylie Hale and Emery McQuade netted four. Hillary Jones added three.
"Emery McQuade has really been doing a great job for us. She really knows the game and she is an outstanding student," said Coach Bice.
BALANCED SCORING LEADS HEUVELTON PAST LISBON
Amber Cunningham scored a career-high 16 points with three assists and two steals leading a balanced Heuvelton offense. Bella Doyle netted 10 points with seven rebounds, three assists and two steals, Molly Williams (4 assists, 2 steals) buried three 3-pointers scoring nine points and Katie Cunningham (6 rebounds) also scored nine points for the Bulldogs.
"We had great production up and down. We played some kids out of position and they played well," said Heuvelton Coach Rob Powers.
"Coach Marcellus' squad played tough with limited numbers, right until the final whistle."
Rounding out the Heuvelton effort were: Ali Trathen with six points and two rebounds, Trista Ashley with five points, Lara Martin with two points and three rebounds, Dakota Mouthorp and DaKota West with two points and Rylin McAllister with three assists and two steals.
Marissa Robinson went 6/6 at the foul line scoring nine points for Lisbon, Mikaela Buckley tallied six points, Ryley Beldock and Gabby Smith each dropped in four and Madison Parker added two.
EDWARDS-KNOX RIDES FAST START PAST COLTON-PIERREPONT
Lucy Frary struck for a pair of 3-pointers scoring 17 of her game high 20 points in the first quarter as the Cougars took a 20-7 lead. Lilly Lottie tallied 14 points with eight in the fourth quarter and Sophia Vachez went 5/6 from the foul line scoring nine points.
Dekoda Matthews, Kayleigh Allen and Rylee Typhair rounded out the scoring with four, three and two points.
"The girls played really well and we only had six players tonight. We had a great first half," said E-K Coach Patty Matthews.
"Colton-Pierrepont played a box and one against Lucy Frary in the second half and did a good job holding her to two points."
Alexus Cuthbert led C-P's strong second half with nine points and Kiana Hogle tallied six on the night and excelled at shadowing Lucy Frary in the second half. Emma Clemmo, Landree Chamberlain and Jayleigh Jacot all scored four points and Izzy Vaccaro added two.