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Heuvelton Girls Rally To Down Hammond

HAMMOND - Erasing a 13-point halftime deficit Heuvelton won the renewal of an always exciting and intense rivalry by edging Hammod 59-56 in an NAC West Girls Basketball game on Wednesday night. Rayna Cameron buried two of her five 3-pointers on the night and scored eight of her 20 points in the fourth quarter where the Lady Bulldogs prevailed 17-10.

Avery Kenyon scored 11 of her 20 points sparking Hammond to a 20-10 first quarter lead but saw her night ended by a knee injury in the third quarter.

Bella Doyle scored eight of her 14 points in the fourth quarter and grabbed 10 rebounds and four steals for Heuvelton. Kelsey Bennet tallied 11 points for Hammond and Kylie Vaugh went 6-8 from the free throw line scoring seven points along with Sadey Sprabary.

"Bella Doyle had a very solid game and Rayna Cameron stepped up huge as a senior to lead us today. It was another great rivalry game. Both teams played hard-nosed and we got great contributions from the bench again," said Heuvelton Coach Rob Powers.

"I sure hope Avery Kenyon is OK, she is a great competitor and has worked so hard to get where she is."

Dakota Mouthorp also played a key role in the comeback scoring seven of her eight points in the third quarter, Molly Williams tallied seven points, Lara Martin and Amber Cunningham each added three and Dakota West and Amber Cunningham chipped in two. Hailey Cunningham scored two points for Hammond.

Heuvelton JVs Win: Heuvelton won the junior varsity game 44-36 with a balanced offense led by Katie Cunningham with 14 points, eight from Rylin McAllister and seven from Marva Ford and Shylynn Dixon. Ali Trathen added four points and Lily Spooner and Caidence Durant added three and one.

Hammond countered with 11 points by Ava Howie, seven from Landree Kenyon and Natalie Howie, five from Zoe Cunningham, three from Hannah Belknap and two from Brooklyn Arquitt.

AROUND NAC

In nonleague action on Wednesday Salmon River downed Tupper Lake 29-16, Potsdam dropped Parishville-Hopkinton 60-22 and St. Lawrence Central shaded Chateaugay 46-38.

29-16 Salmon River picks up their first win in over a year

SR 29 - Tupper Lake 16: “A win is a win no matter how you get one. We missed numerous layups that kept a fiesty Tupper lake crew in the game with one quarter to go”. We pulled it together and clamped down on defense," said SR Coach Shawn Martin.

"I’m glad we got the win but there’s a lot of work to do. Kiyahna (Thompson) had a great game 15 points four rebounds and three steals.

Thompson scored eight points in the first quarter for the Shamrocks who also received four poinbts from Kamea Thompson and two from Lyndsay Martin, Witha Goodleaf and Iohserrio Tabor. Elaina Daniels led Tupper Lake with six points.

Potsdam 60 - P-H 22: Sierra Cummings delivered 26 points and Julia Basford netted 14 to lead Potsdam which opened a 23-9 lead in the first quarter. Luca Pecora netted nine for the Sandstoners and other complementary scoring came from: Sadie Brusso (2), Grace Mattimore (3), Shannon Todd (2), Shawna Cummings (2) and Jessica Blackmer (2).

Autumn McMillan led P-H with six points followed by Kelly Bloom (2), Emma Bloom (3), Mary Grace Gilroy (3), Sydnie Philipps (2) and Brenna Woods (3).

Hammond's Sadey Spabary challenges a pass by Lara Martin of Heuvelton in Wednesday's NAC West game. (Lisa Arquitt Photo)



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