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Lisbon, H-D, E-K Win In Roos House

Lisbon Central bounced back from its first loss of the season in one of two boys games played at the Roos House Basketball Showcase on Saturday. Norwood-Norfolk won the other boys game. Hermon-DeKalb downed Morristown and Edwards-Knox used a late rally to down Gouverneur in the girls games.

Lisbon 75 - Alex Bay 20: Jackson LaRock scored 23 points and Teagan Jordan, Karter Jordan and Kaiden Mussen connected for 14, 12 and 11 as the Knights bounced back from a close to Harrsivlle in a nonleague game at the Roos House Basketball Showcase. Mussen and Teagan Jordan also shared rebounding honors with 11 for the Knights.

The scoring was rounded out by Jayden Carr (7), Hayden McBath (3) and Hunter Martin (2). Scotty Diange led the Purple Ghosts with 14 points.

The Lisbon JVs posted a 60-27 win over Alex Bay. Colin Parmeter and Noah Martin scored 11 points and Alexander Vessel tallied 10 leading a balanced offense as the Golden Knights stayed undefeated. Other scoring came from: Miles Gendebien (2), Storm Walker (6), Jayden Williams (7), Matt Kinney (3), Isaac LaRock (6) and Keghan Power (4).

Dominic Tied led Alex Bay with nine points.

"We had balanced scoring from the entire team. Alex Bay is a young developing team. I thought number 20 (Liam Side) was a hard working young man who really boxed out well."

Hermon-DeKalb 57 - Morristown 28: Hillary Jones buried four 3-pointers and went 7-7 from the foul line scoring 27 points for the Demons who turned back a Morristown rally in the third quarter and then reeled off a 21-1 run in the fourth quarter. Kaley Hernandez tallied 10 points for Demons followed by Maddie Brabaw with seven and Hailee Bouchey with five. Other scoring came from: Emery McQuade (2), Audra Tehonica (4) and Bella Marcellus (4).

"We played a solid game and finished very strong," said H-D Coach Jake Rowley.

Rileigh Showers scored five points for Morristown and Emma Showers, Kassidy Sullivan, Hailey Ward and Kaley Dulmage all added four. Carly Pierce and Kaitlyn Ladlee chipped in three and two points.

"The game was closer than the score would indicate. We got the gap to six in the third quarter but missed good shots to make it closer. They are a good team and finished very strong," said MCS Coach Stan Piercey.

"We did a nice job getting shots but we didn't convert and we only went 9-28 at the foul line which really hurt. Burt we are getting better."

N-N 49 - C-P 37: Luke Allen tallied 14 points and Ryan LaShomb and Cole Perretta combined for 11 and nine for N-N which stretched a 15-10 first quarter lead to 45-26 after three quarters. Other N-N scoring came from Joel Garriga 2, Levi Sochia 3, Nick Burke 8 and Isaiah Gillespie-Chicoine 2.

C-P was led by Timmy Farns with 16 points and Aiden's Knight's 12 points and 12 rebounds. Other scoring came from: Michael Schwartfigure 3, Harlee Besio 4 and Noah Rousell 2. E-K 41 - Gouverneur 39: The final game at Roos House closed the day with a thriller as Edwards-Knox came from behind in the closing seconds to deny the Wildcats who had rallied from a 10-point deficit to take the lead. Dakota Matthews hit a foul shot to tie the game then E-K stole the ball and Lucy Frary hit a short jumper to give the Cougars a 41-39 lead with 3.6 seconds to play.

Frary led the Cougars with 21 points and Abby Hart and Hailey Matthews followed with eight and five. Dekota Matthews and Ali Matthews scored three and Rachel Vachez added one. Raelin Burns led Gouverneur with a game-high 23 points in a scoring parade which also included: Laney Smith (4), Cierra Besaw (2), Tori Salsbury (4), Shantell Sweet (3) and Shacoria Jackson (2).

"It was a good game. We were down 10 but we took the lead," said Gouverneur Coach Sean Devlin.


Chateaugay and St. Lawrence Central scored wins at the North Country Community College Classic and Gouverneur feel short of Thousand Islanders in a well-played nonleague game.

Chateaugay knocked off Saranac Central, the number eight ranked Class B team in the state, 57-50 and SLC downed Saranac Lake 62-48.

Chateaugay 57 - Saranac 50: Jonah McDonald delivered 26 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocks and Walker Martin scored 15 points with five steals for the undefeated Bulldgos. Jed McDonald scored six points with five rebounds, five assists and four steals and Silas Lewis tallied eight points with with five rebounds and three steals.

"This is a great win against a really good team. Saranac is ranked number eight in class B and their size is something else. We battled and played our hearts out today. Our defense won us this game today," said Chateaugay Assistant Coach Jason LapLante."

"Matt, Cameron, and Silas did a great job off the bench. Jed continues to be our glue. Chase Thomas toughness is so valuable. Walker had a great all around game. Jonah has an unbelievable all around game. His defense and rebounding inside against their size was great. We are so proud of these guys. They were aggressive on both ends of the court. Saranac is the real deal."  Thousand islands 61. Gouverneur 58: Joey Melfi tallied 32 points leading the Vikings in a nonleague game where Emmitt Baker tallied 14 and Connor McKay dropped in seven.

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Gouverneur received its leadership from Garrett LeClair with 15 points, Brock Cox with 13 points and Connor Wood with 12.

"We played very well in the first half on the defensive end. Unfortunately we let Joey Melfi get going in the second half and couldn’t get a stop when we needed one. I’m happy with how my guys competed in the fourth quarter," said Gouverneur Coach John Free.

Hayden McBath makes a move in the lane against Alex Bay at SUNY Canton on Saturday. (Cassie LaRock Photo)