Lisbon Faces B-M For Darcy Title, HCS Wins
Updated: Dec 11, 2019
BY DAVE SHEA
LISBON - Karter Jordan buried three 3-pointers in the first half to lead host Lisbon to a 31-26 lead over Hammond in Friday's first round game of the 22nd James Darcy Memorial Tournament. But the Knights went to their defense to scramble the efforts of an aggressive Hammond squad and pull away to a 53-35 NAC West victory in the second half.
"We were struggling to run our offense and we got in some foul trouble. Our man to man fullcourt press was big tonight especially in the third quarter," said Lisbon Coach Bob Jordan after his Knights followed Brushton-Moira into today's 4:30 p.m. championship game.
B-M downed Gouverneur 72-69 in overtime.
Today's action begins at noon with the JV consolation game between Hermon-DeKalb and B-M, Lisbon and Gouverneur will play for the JV title at 1:30 p.m., Hammond and Gouverneur will play in the varsity consolation game at 3 p.m. and Lisbon and B-M are scheduled to square off in the varsity championship game at 4:30 p.m.
Karter Jordan went on to score 15 points with five 3s and Teagan Jordan delivered a 15-point, 10-rebound double-double with 11 points in the second half to lead the Lisbon offense which also featured nine points and 10 rebounds from Kaden Mussen. Jack LaRock scored six points, Alex Martin added four and Ethan Martin and Jayden Carr each chipped in with two.
Randy Durham was extremely active all over the court scoring a game-high 16 points with three 3s for Hammond and Nate Jewett finished with 10. Lukas McQueer added six followed by Kenon Gardner with two and Logan Tate with one.
In other action of the night Heuvelton posted a 63-41 nonleague win over Parishville-Hopkinton and Harrisville gained a 63-42 NAC West win over Edwards-Knox in the first round of the Harrisville Tournament. Beaver River dropped Morristown 79-16 in the other first round game. The tournament concludes today at the home of the reigning New York State Class D Champions.
In other games Saranac Lake edged Tupper Lake 49-45 and Whitesboro handled Malone 57-29.
B-M 72 - Gouverneur 69: B-M buried 14 3-pointers and gained a 9-6 edge in overtime after Gouverneur's Brock Cox powered his way to the last four points of regulation to create a 63-63 tie. Cox led all scorers with 34 points and B-M prevailed behind 23 points from Logan Bassett who drained five 3s, 14 points from Justin Kennedy who netted three 3s, 12 points from Eli Russell who scored four points in overtime and 12 points from James Durrant.
Caden Storie and Garrett LeClair combined for 13 and 12 points for Gouverneur which was denied a good look at a potential tying 3-pointer in the final seconds of overtime.
"I thought we did very well with only three practices with the whole team," said Gouverneur's first year coach John Free.
"Brushton-Moira hit a bunch of threes and we really had to battle back."
Heuvelton 63 - P-H 41: Freshman Nate Mashaw buried two threes and went 5-7 from the foul line scoring a game-high 19 points and Braedon Free scored 12 of his 17 points in the Bulldogs 24-10 fourth quarter roll.
"They (P-H) played very had they were physical. That was good for our young guys to play play against that and we adjusted pretty well. Nate Mashaw is really making some nice adjustments and Braeden Free came on in the second half," said Heuvelton Coach Josh McAllister.
"Josh Wrobel (2 points) worked very hard inside which helped us."
Evan Felt and Gavin Barney each scored eight points followed by Matt Basford (1), Jed Crayford (4), Mason Knauf (2) and Matt Basford (1).
Peyton Snell and Bert Chevrier each scored 11 points for P-H and Harrison Snell nettted six points. Paul Caring (4) and Lawson Snell (3) rounded out the Panthers' scoring.
"It was a good game versus a very good Heavelton Bulldogs team. We were down by 20 plus at half and were able to bring it with in four points before the Bulldogs rallied," said P-H Coach Stephen LaRose who is a Rensselaer Falls native.
"The boys played tough. I was able to see what kind of team we have and can have . We have a lot of heart and passion and if we can minimize our mistakes we will be tough. We will cause some trouble in the league in a good way. I couldn't be more proud of this team."
HARRISVILLE TOURNAMENT Nolan Parrow connected for two 3-pointers and two field goals in scoring 10 his game-high 17 points as the Pirates erupted for a 26-point third quarter to take total control against a scrappy E-K squad. William Taylor struck for three 3s scoring 13 points, Adam Szlamzynksi followed with 12 and Nathan Schmitt dropped in 11. Ben Taylor also buried three 3s in a nine point effort.
"Jadon Sullivan couldn't play tonight because of an injury and Nathan Schmitt and Adam Szlamzynksi both got in foul trouble," said Harrisville Coach Brian Coloney.
"We had to scramble but we got it going in the third quarter."
Joey Hart and Avery Whitford combined for 14 and 11 points leading Edwards-Knox.
Beaver River Over Morristown: Beaver River advanced to the finals against a Morristown team which could not compensate for a major injury.
" An injury kept our starting point Aaron Woodcock out of the game. We struggled offensively without our primary ballhandler," said MCS Coach Wes Schofell.