Lady Bulldogs, Rockets Win; HCS JVs Take Title
Heuvelton and Morristown used stellar defense to record much needed victories in Saturday's NAC Girls Basketball action.
Heuvelton downed Beekmantown 41-29 in the consolation game of the Saranac Central Mugsy Tip Off Tournament. The Heuvelton JVs claimed the tournament title with a 51-27 victory over Saranac following a first place the Madrid-Waddington Jessie Chamberlain Memorial Tournament.
Morristown gained a 32-29 overtime win at Alexandria Bay in its nonleague season opener.
Heuvelton 41 - Beekmantown 29: Rayna Cameron buried four of five three-point attempts scoring a game-high 16 points and grabbed eight defensive rebounds for the Bulldogs and All-Tournament selection Bella Doyle scored 10 points on 5-5 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds.
Molly Williams scored eight points on 4-4 shooting and also contributed three assists and seven rebounds and Grace Mills scored five points.
Bella Brohn and Kierra Regan combined for 12 and 11 points for Beekmantown.
"We had a slightly better performance today. Bella Doyle started to assert herself, Rayna Cameron is getting more comfortable after returning from injury and Molly Williams was all over the floor. We have a lot of work to do for Wednesday," said Heuvelton Coach Rob Powers who lead his team to Hammond for the NAC opener for both teams on Wednesday.
"Coach Duprey did a nice job getting her (Beekmantown) squad better."
Heuvelton JVs 51 - Saranac 27: Tournament MVP Rylin McAllister, who sank 10 3-pointers in two games, buried four 3s scoring 16 points and Katie Cunningham made plays all over the court delivering 12 points, 3 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks. All-Tournament selection Allison Trathen was also extremely active in the victory scoring nine points with six assists, Lily Spooner tallied four points with five rebounds, Caidence Durrant (2 points) grabbed three steals, Shylynn Dixon came through with four points and six rebounds and Jailyn Lovely and Marva Ford each added two points.
Morristown 32 - Alex Bay 29 OT: Emma Showers tallied 21 points for the Rockets and scored five points in the overtime after Alex Baty's Lindsey Monica sent the back into overtime with a tying 3-pointer at the buzzer of thew fourth quarter. Showers dropped in two points in the closing seconds of the overtime and the Rockets defended a final 3-pointer by the Purple Ghosts.
"The were a lot bigger than us but we used our quickness to play good team defense. We packed in our zone defense," said MCS Coach Stan Piercey.
"It was very important to win our opening game but we missed a lot of easy shots which we have to correct. We will have to work hard in practice to get ready for our tournament where we will play Sacketts Harbor in the first round."
Kassidy Sullivan tallied six points in the win, Rileigh Showers and Carly Piercey each scored two points and Hailey Ward added a free throw. Liz McCarty led Alex Bay with nine points.