Lisbon Controls Fourth quarter; H-D Denies MCS, Devils Jewett Posts Triple-Double In Loss To Pirates
BY STEVE HEATON
AND DAVE SHEA
LISBON - For three quarters on Tuesday, Lisbon found themselves in a tight, typical battle with Heuvelton on the hardwood in NAC West Division Boys Basketball action which was the second night of the Lisbon Vs Heuvelton Against Cancer Games. But Lisbon took advantage of an untimely injury to Heuvelton lead guard Braeden Free and closed out a 59-52 victory before a packed house in which both schools helped raise funds for the Richard Winter Cancer Center.
Lisbon (5-2 NAC West, 11-3) returns to action Friday against Hermon-DeKalb (7-1, 14-2) which turned back a valiant effort by Morristown (0-8, 2-13) 50-48 to stay one game behind Harrisville (8-0, 12-3). The Pirates raced past Hammond (2-7, 2-12) 97-51 in a contest where the Red Devils' Nate Jewett forged a triple double with 28 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Harrisville strands fifth in this week's New York State Class D Rankings and H-D and Lisbon are ranked 12th and 16th. "It was a tight contest on both ends of the floor for three quarters. We struggled a lot with their three guard attack but the game turned late in the third when Braeden (Free) couldn't get back into the game and our triangle and two defense took over," said Lisbon Coach Bob Jordan. Heuvelton coach Josh McAllister pointed to the untimely injury and some empty possessions in the early part of the fourth quarter. "We kind of made a big run midway in the third quarter but when Braeden went down with a hip injury we just missed some shots," said McAllister, Lisbon's Teagan Jordan nailed a three pointer with 4:15 left in the third quarter for a 37-28 lead but Heuvelton rallied back behind Free who scored 12 of his game high 20 points in the third quarter including two threes to lead his troops to within three at 42-39 heading into the fourth quarter.
With Free unable to go, and Gavin Barney picking up his fifth foul with just under three minutes remaining in the game. Lisbon pulled out the win with a 17-10 fourth quarter advantage. Kaiden Mussen paced Lisbon scoring eight of his 19 points in the third and four crucial points early in the fourth and added nine rebounds. Teagan Jordan added 12 including six in the fourth and ripped down 13 boards. Alex Martin hit a timely fourth quarter three and had eight points.
Jayden Carr (4), Karter Jordan (4), Hunter Martin (3) rounded out the scoring. Free went six for 10 from the field in his 20 point performance for Heuvelton while Barney finished with nine and five boards. Cole Rickett (5). Nate Mashaw (4), Jed Crayford (5). Bryce LaKe (4), Jon Wrobel (5 points, eight boards), rounded out Heuvelton's scoring effort.
The Lisbon JV's stayed undefeated in the NAC West taking a 69-55 win in the latest of a series of high-scoring and uptempo meeting between junior varsity teams from the neighboring programs. Noah Martin scored 22 points for the Knights who broke away with a 23-9 second quarter response to a 16-14 Heuvelton lead. Jayden Williams scored 11 points , Colin Parmeter netted eight with two 3s and Storm Walker scored six points.
Chris Ashlaw and Lucas Thornhill each bured three 3-pointers scoring 14 and 11 points for Heuvelton and Tristan Young and Brandon Pray followed with 10 and nine points.
"Noah Martin had a great game and he showcased his footwork inside the paint. The extra practice he puts in really showed tonight. We got a spark from Miles Gendebien and Isaac LaRock late in the first quarter that helped us get a lead and we never looked back," said Lisbon Coach Blake Gendebien. "Jayden Williams had a great game and always gives us consistent energy and Storm Walker was physical inside. The entire team gave quality minutes on the first night of back to back games. We play Hermon-DeKalb tomorrow, which will be a high energy contest."
Rounding out the Lisbon scoring were: Miles Gendebien (3), Coop Davison (6), Alex Vessel (2), Issac LaRock (4) and Keaghan Power (2).
Harrisville 97 - Hammond 51: Jadon Sullivan buried seven of his eight three-pointers scoring 27 of his 34 points leading Harrisville to a 46-23 halftime lead and Pirates erupted for 32 points in the third quarter. Adam Szlamcynski tallied 16 points and Will Taylor (3 3s) and Nate Schmitt each scored 11.
Rounding the scoring were: Nolan Parrow (8), Ben Taylor (6), Cadyn LaPlatney (2), Matt Allen (2), Zack Palmer (5) and Kyle Baker (2).
Following Jewett in the Hammond offense were Randy Durham with 14 points and three assists, Lukas McQueer with eight points and six rebounds and Logan Jones with one point.
Hermon-DeKalb 50 - Morristown 48: Morristown came into the game looking to break through for its first NAC West win and came close of pulling off the upset of the season in the power laden division.
"I think it was a game where we played the closest to our potential yet, but just came up short. We know we can improve and clean up a few things up and show what we can do. Kade Marshall and Aaron Woodcock did a pretty good job tonight controlling the game along with Cael Woodcock. Foul trouble and crucial turnovers got to us late. We played well and hopefully we can turn the corner at the right time with some tough games coming up," said Morristown Wes Schofell.
"Ashton Colby did an outstanding job against Jay Carrow who only scored seven points. Ashton is a bull and plays very well against taller players. I am really proud of the guys. We lead for a lot of the first half and when they went up by seven in the fourth quarter we were able to comeback at the end."
Morristown led 23-22 at the half and added a point to their lead at 36-34 after three quarters. H-D prevailed with a 16-12 margin in the fourth quarter where Zach Denesha scored 10 points with a pair of three-pointers. Denesha finished with five 3's in a 25 point effort which anchored the Demons who also received a key 11-point effort from Art Carr, seven from Carrow, five from Adam Lynch and two from Jacob Spencer.
"Hermon-DeKalb made some nice adjustments at halftime. They went from a man-to-man to a zone defense which through us off for a time," said Coach Schofell.
"This was a tough loss but it could be a step forward."
Kade Marshall scored 12 of his 14 points for Morristown in the second half and came through with seven in the first quarter. Aaron Woodcock scored six of his 13 points in the first quarter and Cael Woodcock produced six of his eight points in the second quarter.
Ashton Colby scored six points, Tristan Simmons netted six and Austin Simmons added four. Morristown plays at Edwards-Knox tonight.