Heuvelton Races To 3-0; Lisbon Wins, E-K Denies Rockets
BY DAVE SHEA
Heuvelton established all facets of its offense and defense in the first quarter and aggressively built an 18-7 lead against Madrid-Waddington in Monday's NAC Boys Basketball action.
Nate Mashaw buried two 3-pointers and scored nine points and Tristan Lovely converted three times in the lane in the first quarter and the pressing and trapping Bulldogs were never headed in posting a 3-0 record with a 64-45 win.
"Things went well except for Cole Rickett suffering a broken nose. Our press worked well and Nate Mashaw is really playing strong. He has really spent a lot of time working out over the past year. Braeden Free has been our leading scorer but he did a lot of other things tonight. We have a lot guys on this team who can score," said Heuvelton Coach Josh McAllister.
"The guys are really playing well and we found out today that we will play Lisbon twice next week. That is always a big game."
Lovely came through with seven points in a 13-3 second quarter pull-away by the Bulldogs and finished with a game-high 20 points. Mashaw finished with 15 and Jed Crayford tallied 12. Chris Ashlaw netted seven and Josh Wrobel and Free finished with five.
Kyle Stoner's 13-point effort led M-W (1-2) followed by eight from Drew Harmer, seven from Jacob Morgan and six from Sage Cordwell. Other scoring was: Kaden Kingston (3), Luke LePage (1), Colby Beldock (4), Logan Cordova (2) and Caleb Froats (1).
The Heuvelton JV's won their opening game. In other action involving NAC West teams Lisbon downed Colton-Pierrepont 56-31, Edwards-Knox shaded Morristown 55-52 and Class B power Lowville rolled past Harrisville 98-46.
BIG SECOND QUARTER TURNABOUT FOR LISBON
The Golden Knights anchored their second straight win in a 27-9 burst in the second quarter to erase a 13-7 C-P lead. Teagan Jordan and Ethan Martin combined for 12 and nine points in the surge which was followed by a 22-9 advantage in the second half.
Jordan led all scorers with 22 points and Kaiden Mussen and Martin followed with 14 and 12 points. Jordan Carr, Greg Wood and Noah Martin all tallied two points.
Hayden Besio and Theo Hughes combined for 11 and 10 points leading C-P and Nate Roussen netted five. Billy Lapierre and Mike Schwartzfigure added four points and one point.
LISBON JVS STAY UNBEATEN
Ten players scored as the Lisbon JV's posted a 3-0 start in a 52-32 win over Colton-Pierrepont. The Golden Knights came out strong with a full court pressing defense helping to set up the offense. Issac LaRock and Keagan Power combined for 14 and 12 points and Matt Kinney netted eight. Other scoring came from: Armondo Lazaro (5), Coby Mills (3), Conner Bell (2), Thurman Gendebien (2), Simon Murray (2), Caleb Hayden (2).
"I thought our entire team played great defense and unselfish offense. I am very proud of our team effort tonight, everyone got lots of playing time" said Coach Blake Gendebien.
"Eli Johnson did a nice job handling the pressure, he is a good team leader for C-P. Eric Friedel gave us some trouble with his athleticism and skill in the first half."
EDWARDS-KNOX HANDS MORRISTOWN FIRST LOSS
Dylan Wood connected for four three-pointers in the second quarter as E-K used a 27-11 run to halftime as the anchor to a 55-52 win which handed Morristown its first loss. Kale Harper dropped in 16 points and Tyler Scott netted 10. Jarred Lottie scored his seven points in the second quarter and Andrew Franklin finished with six points on the night.
Morgan White and Darrian Gavin each added two points.
Aaron Woodcock scored seven of his 18 points in the fourth quarter leading a Morristown comeback and Ethan Graveline connected on three 3s in a 13-point effort. Kade Marshall and Parker Stout came through with 10 and eight points, Jack Evans added two and Tristin Simmons chipped in one.
"We made good adjustments for the second half to bring the game down to the wire. They did a good job frustrating us offensively. They were hungry from the start," said Morristown Coach Wes Schofell.
"Should be fun come Thursday."
LOWVILLE ROLLS PAST HARRISVILLE
Lowville's high octane offense produced a 40-13 first quarter lead. Brad Brown (20 points, 4 3s), Aiden Macauley (23, 4 3s) and Aidan Zehr (19 points, 5 3s) combined for 12 3-pointers leading the way. Nate Schmitt scored 19 points for Harrisville and Will Taylor and Tucker Kelly followed with nine and eight points. Tanner Sullivan added four points, Nolan Sullivan netted two, Charles Fuller and Matt Smith netted two and Zach Palmer and Aiden Benzel all added one.
ST. REGIS, MALONE GIRLS WIN
Cox, Work and Richardson combined for 22, 10 and 10 points as St. Regis Falls downed Tupper Lake in the opening Franklin County game for both teams. Tyo scored seven points for Tupper Lake.
In another Franklin County game 3-0 Malone downed 0-1 Brusthon Moira 72-26.