Heuvelton, M-W, Lisbon Girls Post Victories
BY DAVE SHEA
Heuvelton defended its share of the West Division lead with Hammond and while Madrid-Waddington remained undefeated in the East Division in NAC Girls Basketball action on Friday night. Heuvelton downed neighboring rival Hermon-DeKalb 55-37 and M-W checked St. Regis Falls 61-22.
Lisbon and Colton-Pierrepont geared up for the stretch run of the West and East Division seasons with interdivisional victories. Hermon-DeKalb gained a nonleague win over LaFargeville on Wednesday.
Heuvelton 55 - H-D 37: The Bulldogs (7-1) took a 19-18 lead in a first half dictated by intense, physical defense by both teams and then untracked their offense to gain a 36-19 advantage in the third and fourth quarters.
Rayna Cameron buried a pair of 3-pointers scoring 10 third quarter points and Bella Doyle worked the interior for nine points. Molly Williams (8 rebounds) buried two 3's scoring eight of her nine points in the game to lead the Bulldogs' closing efforts in the fourth quarter.
Doyle went on to lead all scorers with 17 points with 11 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks and Cameron finished with three 3s and three assists in a 13-point effort.
"It was a great team game once again. We challenged the girls at halftime and they really responded. Bella (Doyle) really took over at times at both ends of the floor, Molly (Williams) played very tough through illness and Rayna (Cameron) played super tough after spraining an ankle last night in practice," said Heuvelton Coach Rob Powers.
"And Kaitlyn Sibley really had a monster game doing the things that don’t show up in the scorebook. H-D playing extremely tough, their record is not indicating the toughness they play with."
Grace Mills tallied six points with six rebounds, DaKota Mouthorp and Kaitlyn Sibley each added four and Lara Martin chipped in with one."
Haile Bouchey continued to anchor the H-D (2-6) offense in the low blocks scoring 14 points and Hillary Jones came through with 11 from the backcourt. Kali Hernandez tallied five points followed by Bella Marcellus and Audra Tehonica with two and Bri Grant with one.
Heuvelton JV's 47 - H-D 17: Rylin McAllister buried a 3-pointer in all four quarters and finished with five 3s in a 19-point effort to lead the Bulldogs and Katie Cunningham scored seven of her 11 points in the first quarter. Ali Trathen followed with six points, Caidence Durant and Lily Spooner each tallied four and Marva Ford chipped in with two.
Ellie McQuade scored four points for H-D with Hannah Gollinger adding three. Marianna Gladle, Jaylynn O'Donnell, Maidson Wright and Morgan Nolan added two.
H-D 55 - LaFargeville 47: In a nonleague played on Wednesday Haile Bouchey scored 11 of her 14 points in the first quarter sparking the Demons (7-6) to a 19-10 lead and Emery McQuade provided a vital spark off the bench with 11 points which included six in the fourth quarter.
Bouchey finished with 14 points and Hillary Jones led the Demon offense with 15 points.
"It was a good game. We got off to an early lead but Josie Bartin's shooting brought them back when she got going," said H-D Coach Jake Rowley.
"Emery McQuade really played a key role for us with her scoring off the bench."
Audra Tehonica added six points followed by Jordyn Whitton (3), Kali Hernandez (2), Matti Brabaw (2) and Bella Marcellus (2).
Josie Bartin buried five 3s scoring a game-high 19 points flor LaFargeville and Kiara Malveuex netted eight points.
M-W 61 - St. Regis Falls 22: The Yelllow Jackets (7-0) enjoyed consistent execution on offense and defense to stay undefeated atop the NAC East Division standings.
Alexis Sullivan and Emma Plumley combined for 23 and 12 points leading the offense while Jaelynn Uppstrom set the pace for the defensive intensity.
Sullivan and Plumley combined for 11 and six points sparking a 19-6 first quarter lead for M-W.
"Alexis Sullivan had another strong offensive night. Emma Plumley was solid on both ends of the floor and made some great passes. Jaelynn Uppstrom continues to be our best on the ball defender. She didn’t score, but put in a great defensive effort," said M-W Coach Bryan Harmer.
Lydia Thomas and Laney Tiernan both scored six interior points and Kayla Dinneen added four. Grace Plumley and Kelly Kinston both tallied three points and Lilly LaMere and Anna Brady each added two.
Kitty Arcadi and Leah Walker combined for 10 and eight points for St. Regis Falls (4-3) and Maisie Hastings added four.
Lisbon (40) - P-H 22: Alexa McKee tallied a game-high 14 points as the lead scorer in the nonleague game and the Lady Knights (5-7) developed a solid complimentary scoring led by Erika Snyder and Karli Thompson with six points apiece. Brooke Measheaw netted five, Calee Wood added four and Olivia McLear chipped in with three for the Knights who took a 9-0 lead after one quarter.
Autumn McWilliams led P-H with six points and other Panther scoring came from: Kelly Bloom (4), Emma Bloom (3), Mary Grace Guiney (2), Sydnie Phippen (4) and Navaeh Phillips (3).
C-P 39 - Morristown (20): C-P Coach Bill Reed credited his Lady Colts (5-8) for strong man-to-man defense as they pulled away from a 9-9 first quarter tie by outscoring the Green Rockets 22-5 over the second and third quarters.
Izzy Vacarro tallied 12 points to lead the Colts who also received seven points from Kiana Hogle, six from Mattitlyn Lovely, five from Jaeleigh Jacot and five from Alexis Cuthbert. Rounding out the scoring were Emma Clemo and Amber Erwin with two points apiece.
Emma Showers led Morristown (4-9) with seven points and other scoring came from Mia Johnson (2), Riley Showers (1), Kassidy Sullivan (2), Carly Piercey (4), Hailey Ward (2) and Emilie Gagnon (2).
"We didn't react well at all to their man-to-man defense. It was a disappointing game but we have a chance to bounce back tomorrow (Saturday) at home against Beaver River," said Morristown Coach Stan Piercey.