Lady Bulldogs Thanks Supporters Across Section 10
Updated: Mar 10
BY DAVE SHEA
A pair of NAC West rivals with championship pedigrees opened their seasons in Edwards-Knox on Friday night with Heuvelton visiting the Lady Cougars. The Cougars claimed a 56-37 win and offered their heartfelt support for the Bulldogs who played with heavy hearts in the wake of the death of Bulldog player and Heuvelton Central School junior Shylyn Dixon. Funeral services are set for Wednesday.
"We felt so bad for the Heuvelton Girls and we can only imagine how tough it is on them and the coaches," said E-K Coach Patty Taylor.
Heuvelton Coach Rob Powers expressed the gratitude that his team, the school and Heuvelton Community feels for the support they have received across Section 10.
"I would like to thank the Section 10 family for all the well wishes we have received in regards to Shlynn. Our hearts go out to her family and friends. She was a great kid that positively influenced everyone she was in contact with (except those that had to face her in rebound drills in practice). Her work ethic, positivity and ever present smile will be missed," said Coach Powers.
In other NAC games Hammond and Madrid-Waddington noted 2-0 starts, Norwood-Norfolk gained a reversal over Colton-Pierrepont and Potsdam dropped St. Lawrence Central
In a Lewis County matchup Harrisville downed South Lewis 54-20.
EDWARDS-KNOX 56 - HEUVELTON 37
The Cougars finished with a 19-4 fourth quarter run to win the first game of a quick series between two teams who are led by All-NAC West selections. Heuvelton will host E-K on Saturday morning at 9 a.m.
"I was very happy with the way our team played tonight. Especially in the fourth quarter. We did a good job on defense against Bella Doyle who is a very good player," said Coach Taylor.
"Defensively we positioned ourselves well under the boards."
Lucy Frary buried three 3-pointers and went 6-9 from the foul line to lead the Cougars with 21 points and Hailey Matthews went 5-7 from the line scoring 16 points. The duo combined for 11 points in the fourth quarter. Decota Mathews finished with eight points followed by Lilly Lottie with six, Sofie Vachez with four and Rylee Typhair with one.
Bella Doyle and Katie Cunningham each scored eight points for Heuvelton followed by six from Dakota West and Lara Martin with five. Other scoring came from: Ali Trathen (4), Emma LaFaver (4), Amber Cunningham (3) and Molly Williams (1).
"Patty (EK Coach Patty Taylor) had her team better prepared and that's my fault. We had flashes of potential but not sustained long enough. Hopefully we can regroup by tomorrow morning," said HCS Coach Rob Powers.
MADRID-WADDINGTON 55 - LISBON 20
The Yellow Jackets broke out to a 24-10 first quarter lead in sweeping the series with Lisbon. Emma Plumley tallied nine of her 17 points in the quarter and Hailey Marcellus tallied 11. Lily LaMere and Natalia Pearson each finished with eight points followed by Grace Plumley with five and Lacey Sullivan, Laney Tiernan and Lane Rudy with two.
Grace Smith's eight points and six from Marissa Robinson led Lisbon which also received four from Riley Beldock and two from Jaylin Massia.
HAMMOND 76 - MORRISTOWN 19
Thirteen players scored for Hammond led by Avery Kenyon with 19 points, Landree Kenyon with 12 and Hailey Cunningham and Ava Howie with 10 points apiece. Other scoring came from: Jordan Kloepping (2), Zoey Cunningham (4), Caitlyn Cunningham (4), Brooklyn Arquitt (2), Alvyia Crosby (2), Sadey Sprabary (2), Hailey Manning (5), Hannan Belknap (2) and Lilly Towne (4).
"Hammond is just an outstanding team with so much length and we only had six players tonight. We did what we could and Carly Piercey did everything for us. She scored, grabbed eight rebounds and ran the point," said Morristown Coach Stan Piercey.
Piercey tallied 11 points, Kassidy Sullivan netted 12 and Laurel Vinch finished with six.
NORWOOD-NORFOLK 44 - COLTON-PIEREPONT 39
The Flyers reversed an opening night loss led by KJ Belmore's 12 points and nine from Schiavone and Kylle Kellison. Caryn Perretta scored six followed by Shelby Vallance 2, Bri Stratton 4 and Gardner 4. Kiann Hogle led C-P with 11 points and Emma Clemo and Alexus Cuthbert seven and six. Kaleigh Jacot netted five followed by Maila Hogle 2 and Izzy Vaccaro. 4.
HARRISVILLE 54 - SOUTH LEWIS 30
Torie Moore delivered 34 points to spark the offense and was part of an outstanding team defensive effort according to Harrisville Coach Steve Roberts. Rylee Wohnsiedler and Meghan Kackison each scored six points for the Pirates, Evelyn Winters tallied four and Abby McIntosh and Logan Smith each added two.
Jamie Dority led South Lewis with 10.
"I was very pleased with my entire team's defensive effort," said Coach Roberts.
"Everyone contributed something on the defensive end."
POTSDAM 50 - ST. LAWRENCE 45 A 14-point effort from Tatiana Burks-Carista and 10 fromKatelyn Davis and Luca Pecorasent sparked Potsdam to a split with the Larries who were led by Mackenzie Moreau's 14 points 11 from Brionna Foster. Katelyn Davis and Luca Pecora tallied 10 points apiece.