Heuvelton Boys Hold Streak; 6-0 Bears Deny Lady Bulldogs
BY DAVE SHEA
The Heuvelton Central Boys moved to 9-0 on the season with 68-51 victory at Gouverneur while the Lady Bulldogs forced Canton to play extremely well and shoot very well to secure a 6-0 season in a 57-45 win on the HCS court.
Both Bulldog squads will be home on Friday for a Senior Night Doubleheader against Gouverneur.
DEFENSE, SCORING SPURTS LIFT BULLDOGS
The Heuvelton Boys rendered a steady defensive performance complemented by timely scoring spurts to claim a well-earned win over Gouverneur which is coached by former HCS Modified Coach John Free who helped the develop the current Bulldog squad including his son Braeden Free.
"Gouverneur came out firing and it was a real battle. We played well on defense and had some good spurts on offense," said Heuvelton Coach Josh McAllister.
" Tristan Lovely did a nice job defending against Kyle Gaumes. The guys played together well."
The Bulldogs secured their margin in the first half with a 14-8 first quarter lead and a 21-14 margin in the second quarter where Nate Mashaw scored eight of his game-high 20 points. Tristan Lovely followed with 15 points and Jed Crayford and Braeden Free each finished at 10. Chris Ashlaw and Josh Wrobel rounded out the winning total with seven and six points.
Kyle Gaumes went 8/8 from the free throw line leading Gouverneur (2-3) with 18 points and Caden Storie buried three 3s scoring 13. Brock Cox finished with 12 followed by Garret LeClair with four, Connor Wood with five and Cole Davis with two.
LADY BULLDOGS TEST UNBEATEN BEARS
Both Canton and Heuvelton were sparked by outstanding 3-point shooting in the girls game where Maddy Hoy hit five-pointers and scored 19 of her game-high 22 points over the course of the second third quarters where the Bears gained a 36-23 lead.
The control of the middle two stanzas started with Canton using an extended 1-3-1 defense to force turnovers after Molly Williams (2 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals) netted points with two 3s sparking the Bulldogs to a 15-13 lead. Williams went on to score 21 points with five 3s.
Canton gained an advantage in complementary scoring as Hailey Duvall scored eight points and Lexi Huiatt (5/6 FT) and Ava Hoy each scored seven points. Emily Wentworth netted six, Camryn Sipher added three and Mattigan Porter and Amelia Rodee each contributed two.
Bella Doyle delivered seven points, six rebounds, four assists and two steals to the Heuvelton (6-3) cause and Katie Cunningham tallied four points. Other scoring came from: Ali Trathen and Amber Cunningham with three, Trista Ashley, DaKota Mouthorp and Lara Martin with two and Lilly Spooner with one.
"I was happy with our effort. Canton has been excellent for years and Coach DiSalvo has them rolling right now. Molly Williams had a tremendous game for us and Bella Doyle gave us another excellent game. Our youngsters continue to improve," said Heuvelton Coach Rob Powers.
"We lost track of Maddy Hoy a couple of times and she made us pay. We need to build off this and get ready for a tough Gouverneur team for Friday's Senior Game and Hammond next week."