M-W Boys Gear Up For Class C Title Bid
The Class C bracket of the upcoming Section 10 Boys Basketball Tournament will be one of one of the strongest in recent years top-seeded Madrid-Waddington, Brushton-Moira, Norwood Norfolk of the NAC East and St. Lawrence Central of the Central Division.
M-W geared up and gained momentum for the post season with an 80-35 win over Parishville-Hopkinton in its regular season finale to finish at 12-2 and 16-4 on Friday night.
The Jackets pulled away from a 14-11 first quarter lead with a 21-8 burst in the second quarter fueled by solid team defense and some high level offensive performances led by Trent Lashua who scored a game-high 24 points on 10-14 shooting with eight rebounds.
Kyle Stoner buried three 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 16 points on 5-10 shooting with six rebounds and Jacob Murphy (3 steals) buried four of six 3-point attempts scoring 14 points in the fourth quarter.
Brennan Harmer passed out seven assists, scored four points and snatched two steals. Drew Harmer scored seven points on 3-6 shooting with 14 rebounds and four assists. Sage Cordwell scored eight points on 4-7 shooting with seven rebounds and three assists. Other contributions came from: Jacob Morgan (3 points, 5 rebounds), Colby Beldock (2 points) and Nick Beldock (2 points, 3 assists, 4 steals).
"It was a good finish to the regular season and now on to the second season. We have to continue to work on certain things if we are going to survive. We got some good play out of our four substitutes tonight and we are going to need that going forward," said M-W Coach Aaron Jones.
"Jacob Murphy came out tonight and stroked the ball very well."
Peyton Snell's 13 points led P-H (5-9, 7-13) followed by Burt Chevier with nine and Lucas Snell with six. Pat Caringi (4), Lauson Snell (6), Avery Wright (1) and Jack Clark-Vallance (1) rounded out the Panthers' scoring who compete in the Class D bracket.