Hammond, Heuvelton Prevail; Pirates Win Title
BY DAVE SHEA
Hammond, Heuvelton, Madrid-Waddington and Canton scored victories at SUNY Canton in the Roos House Girls Basketball Showcase while Harrisville won its own tournament on Saturday. Gouverneur won the consolation game of the Harrisville Tournament and St. Regis Falls won its own tournament.
Hammond 50 - Brushton-Moira 9: The Red Devils gained a win over the Panthers of the NAC East in the first of eight games (varsity, JV) played at the SUNY Canton Fieldhouse. Kylie Vaugh buried two 2 3s scoring 22 points and Kelsey Bennett followed with 15. Sadey Sprabary dropped in eight and Hailey Cunningham added two.
Alyssa Poirier scored four points for B-M and Emma Russell and Bailey Traynor added three and two.
"We did some nice things on the floor today. Ran well and had good pressure. Just need to keep pushing and getting better. Day by day," said Hammond Coach Shawn Dack.
Hammond will visit Edwards-Knox for NAC West action on Tuesday and play in OFA's Ben Cordwell Memorial Tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Heuvelton 52 - Northern Adirondack 40: The Bulldogs rolled out to an 18-0 first quarter lead and stood firm against a comeback by NAC which surged back into contention with a 19-10 third quarter advantage.
Rayna Cameron (4 3s) and Bella Doyle (7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals) each scored 14 points to lead Heuvelton and Dakota Mouthorp connected for 10. Grace Mills (6 rebounds, 2 assists), Molly Williams (3 assists) and Kaitlyn Sibley all scored four points and Dakota West added two.
"Great game. NAC played tenacious defense in second half, no quit. Rayna Cameron and Molly Williams continued to show leadership. Bella Doyle is continuing to improve, and Grace Mills had a real good game doing the little things," said Heuvelton Coach Rob Powers.
"Great bench play again from Dakota Mouthorp, Trista Ashley, Kaitlyn Sibley and Lara Martin."
Kira LaBarge scored 16 points leading the Bobcats" comeback and Alexis Belrose tallied seven.
The Heuvelton JVs also enjoyed a victory on the SUNY Canton court led by Katie Cunningham with 19 points, Slylynn Dixon with 11 ploints and eight from Rylin McAllister. Rounding out the HCS scoring were: Caidence Durrant (3), Lily Spooner (4), Jailyn Lovely (2) and Marva Ford (2)
M-W 39 - Thousland Islands 25: The Yellow Jackets limited TI to single digit scoring in all our four quarters and methodically pulled away from a 10-7 lead.
"We played excellent defense today and ran our offense well to get good shots. We have three players who can all penetrate the lane off the dribble and that made us difficult to defend," said M-W Coach Bryan Harmer.
"We also boxed out very well. Anna Brady was outstanding on the boards and we really need her to do that."
Guards Jaelynn Uppstrom, Grace Plumley and Alexis Sullivan scored 12, eight and nine points to lead the winning offense and Laney Tiernan added five points. Brady added four and Lily LaMere chipped in with one.
The M-W JVs secured a 33-25 win led by Lane Ruddey with 11 points and eight from Caeleigh Burke and Hannah Marcellus.
Canton 46 - Saranac 38: In the final game off the day at SUNY Canton the Golden Bears regrouped after being saddled with a 12-2 first quarter deficit to down the Lady Chiefs of Section 7. Katie Chisholm jump-started the Golden Bears' offense by hitting three 3-pointers in the second quarter and went on to a score 19 points. Lexi Huiatt scored nine and Sarah Sieminski added six for Canton which overcame 17 points from Payton Coutore and 14 from Sydney Myers.
Rounding out the Canton offense were: Gretchen Warner (4), Maddie Hoy (4), Hannah Reed (2) and Kelsea Whittier (2)
PIRATES WIN OWN TOURNEY
HARRISVILLE - The host Pirates used a swarming fullcourt press and balanced scoring to overcome an outstanding 42-point peformance by LaFargeville guard Josie Bartin to win their own Harrisville Girls Basketball Tournament. Tournament MVP Tori Moore scored 18 points, Harlee Moore dropped in 17 and All-Tournament selection Hannah LaPlatney scored 13 for the Pirates who secured a 66-45 victory.
Bartin buried four 3-pointers and went 12/13 at the foul line to score 42 of her team's 45 points and earned All-Tournament honors..
"They just couldn't handle our press and Tori Moore had a tremendous game on the boards. She just goes and gets the ball," said Harrisville Coach Steve Roberts after his team methodically pulled away from a 16-9 lead. Kira Moore (8), Bayleigh Spencer, Chloe Benson (2) and Ting Chen (2) rounded out the Harrisville scoring.
"We had great scoring balance today and our exchange student from China Ting Chen hit a shot which the crowd loved. Josie Bartin really had a great game for them. I have to give her a lot of credit," added Coach Roberts.
Gouverneur 83 - Beaver River 17: Reilin Burns, Shandel Sweet and Tori Salisbury combined for 23, 14 and 14 points leading the Wildcats to a consolation game win at the Harrisville Tournament.
SAINTS WIN TOURNAMENT
Host St. Regis Falls won its own Heather Provost Memorial Tournament in a day of close action. St. Regis shaded Salmon River 38-34 and Tupper Lake edge Parishville-Hopkinton 26-25 in the consolation game.