Lisbon Splits In Regular Season Finals
Reversing a midseason loss to Edwards-Knox gave Lisbon Central valuable momentum for the Section 10 Tournament on Saturday.
The Golden Knights finished NAC West Division play at 7-5 and 13-7 overall with a 75-56 victory over the Cougars (4-8, 8-11). In a nonleague game the Lisbon Girls (3-9, 6-13) dropped a 41-30 decision to St. Regis Falls (7-7, 10-9).
The seedings and matchups for the Section 10 Boys and Girls Tournaments will be finalized on Sunday.
Lisbon 75 - E-K 56: The Golden Knights took a 37-27 halftime lead and closed the regular season with a flurry hitting six 3-pointers in a 22-11 fourth quarter.
"The boys are playing more consistent going into the playoffs,. Solid defense and productive offense. All of the team was productive today," said Lisbon Coach Bob Jordan.
"Teagan Jordan played big on the boards and had a solid game. Kaiden Mussen had a great second half on both ends of the court and Hayden McBath gave us a great spark off the bench when we needed it."
Teagan Jordan and Kaiden Mussen each buried two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and led the Knights with 22 and 14 points and Jackson LaRock followed with 11. Ethan Martin with nine, Karter Jordan with eight, Alex Martin with seven and Hayden McBath with four gave the Knights consistent offensive production through game as they scored 16 or more points in all four quarters.
Tyler Scott buried three 3-pointers leading E-K with 20 points and Joey Hart tallied six. Other scoring came from: Avery Whiteford (4), Thorne VanBrocklin (2), Kale Harper (4), Mason White (2), Kelly Barbarito (4) and Jordan Collette (4).
St. Regis Falls 41 - Lisbon 30: The Saints' fast start trumped the Knights promising start in a game played in St. Regis Falls. Lisbon took a 12-5 first quarter lead and outscored the Saints 11-8 in the third quarter but St. Regis secured the win with an 18-4 fourth quarter run.
"We played a lot of players with some of our JV players getting time and we played pretty well," said Lisbon Coach Dicky Marcellus who received a game-high 20 points from Alexa McKee in her final regular season game. Leah Walker (9 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals) led the Saints with 18 points and Kitty Arcadi (7 rebounds) and Rhea Work (7 rebounds) each adding six. Other scoring came from: Calista Fraser (2), Maisie Hastings (3), Leah Wheeler (2 points, 5 rebounds) and Emily Arcadi with her first two varsity points.
Olivia McLear scored five points for Lisbon followed by: Abby Flack (1), Karli Thompson (2) and Grace Smith (2) with her first varsity points.