Heuvelton Splits At Tourneys; Massena Wins
The Heuvelton Boys and Girls Basketball teams both hit the road for the first round of basketball tournaments on Friday.
And travelled in different directions on the court.
The Bulldog boys downed Northern Adirondack 54-49 in the first round of the Brady Frazier Tournament in St. Regis Falls while the Lady Bulldogs fell to Northeastern Clinton 67-37 at the Mugsy Tournament in Saranac Central. The Heuvelton Boys and Girls Junior Varsity teams both advanced to their respective tournament title games.
In other Boys Basketball action Massena downed Willsboro 69-39 at the Mugsy Tournament in Saranac and St. Lawrence Central was shaded by Hoosic Falls 57-44 in the first round of the Lake George Tournament.
HCS BOYS WIN; GIRLS FALL
Heuvelton 54 - NAC 49: The Bulldogs (2-1) opened a 31-21 first half lead which proved to be decisive. Braeden Free scored a game-high 16 points with three 3-pointers and Nate Mashaw (8 points) went 7-10 from the foul line in the fourth quarter.
Jed Crayford tallied 10 points, Josh Wrobel and Bryce Lake both netted eight and Matt Basford provided a first half spark with four points.
"It was a good win. We played better tonight than we did at the Madrid-Waddington Tournament," said Heuvelton Coach Josh McAllister.
"They had some size and we did well against it. Nate Mashaw hit some key free throws in the fourth quarter shooting for Braeden Free after he was injured on a hard foul."
Lucas Smart tallied 14 points leading NAC (0-1).
Heuvelton will play host St. Regis Falls in the tournament's title game on Saturday.
St. Regis 31 - Colton-Pierrepont 30: Derek Prevost and Cody Ruess combined for 14 and seven points to lead the Saints into the finals of their own tournament. Teddy Farns led C-P with seven points followed by Tim Farns with six and Matt Duvall with five.
NEC 67 - Heuvelton 37: Northeastern Clinton opened a 24-12 first quarter lead and was never headed and the Cougars were led by Maya McComb who scored a game-high 24 points.
"We were outhustled from the tipoff and had numerous turnovers. NCCS is very well coached" said Heuvelton Coach Rob Powers.
Dakota Mouthorp and Molly Williams (3-5 shooting) each scored nine points for Heuvelton and Kaitlin Sibley (3-3 shooting) and Bella Doyle each produced six points and five rebounds. Rayna Cameron added five points and Grace Mills chipped in two.
MASSENA WINS, SLC SHADED
Center Ethan Firnstein tallied seven of his 14 points sparking a 24-3 first quarter run in Massena's win over Willsboro. Luke Greco and Chris McGregor dropped in 10 points each and Ethan Barr and Ryan Herrick each added six points.
Rega Amolo led Willsboro with 19 points.
Jon Kemp delivered 38 points as Hoosic Falls downed St. Lawrence Central in the first round of the Lake George Tournament. Hayden Demers led SLC with 13 points and Ethan LaRock netted nine on three 3-pointers. Hunter Arquiett and Cash Feeley followed with seven and six points.