M-W, Bulldogs Match Wins; C-P Gains First Win
NORFOLK - As the NAC Basketball season nears its midpoint after the holiday break coaches are looking players to step up in the New Year.
Kyle Stoner and Drew Harmer did just that for Madrid-Waddington in a quality 69-54 win at Norwood-Norfolk (3-3, 8-3) on Friday.
M-W (7-3) climbed to 4-1 in the NAC East on the heels of undefeated Chateaugay (7-0, 9-0) which rode a 40-point barrage by Jonah McDonald in an 82 -41 win over St. Regis Falls (2-4, 2-7).
The other NAC East games saw Colton-Pierrepont (1-4, 1-8) secure its first win of the season in a 60-54 decision over neighboring rival Parishville-Hopkinton (1-5, 2-8) and Brushton-Moira (4-2, 7-3) continued its midseason surge downing Tupper Lake (2-5, 3-7) 60-48.
M-W 69 - N-N 54: Kyle Stoner scored eight points as M-W took an 18-13 first quarter lead and went on to score a season-high 18 points including eight in an electrified third quarter where the Flyers outscored the Jackets 24-22. M-W answered with a 15-9 edge in the fourth quarter.
Drew Harmer also came through with a season best delivering 12 points, five rebounds and two blocks in a team effort led by Brennan Harmer with 16 points, seven assists and eight steals and Trent Lashua with 12 points, 19 rebounds, four steals and three blocks.
Nick Beldock added to the lucrative bench scoring with six points on two 3-pointers and four rebounds.
"Kyle Stoner had a nice game as did Drew Harmer. Trent Lashua controlled the boards and Nick Beldock gave us good minutes off the bench," said M-W Coach Aaron Jones.
Luke Allen and Ryan LaShomb combined for nine and six points in N-N's third quarter burst and finished with 16 and 11 points. Cole Perretta tallied 14 for the Flyers who are enjoying their best season in several years and Nick Burke followed with seven points.
Mike Richards added four and Levi Sochia chipped in two.
Chateaugay 81 - St. Regis Falls 42: Jonah McDonald ignited a 27-12 first quarter lead by hitting six three-pointers and buried four treys in the third quarter on his way to a 40-point performance which also included five rebounds and three steals. Silas Lewis scored 10 points with five assists and three steals, Logan Secore delivered six points, five rebounds and five assists, Jed McDonald (3 points) produced five assists, three steals and three blocks and Freshman Walker Martin came through with eight points, five assists and three steals.
"We came out with great energy and forced a bunch of turnovers. Jonah McDonald got going in the first quarter and guys found him. We shared the ball well and made the extra pass really nicely tonight," said Chateaugay Assistant Coach Jason LaPlante.
"Logan Secore had a really nice game and Silas Lewis was solid to as well. Our team energy and chemistry is really fun. The kids are playing hard right now."
Rounding out the scoring were: Aidan Tam (4), JJ Johnston (3), Chase Thomas (3), Ethan Rockhill (3) and Beaudin (2).
Derek Prevost led St. Regis with 16 and points and Devon White followed with 12. Coalby Cox and Cody Ruess each added four points.
C-P 60 - P-H 54: Playing before a large crowd at P-H the two rivals competed with fervor and the Colts prevailed with a 22-point fourth quarter where Aiden Knight scored eight points, Ted Farns tallied five and Harlee Besio went 4-4 from the foul line. Besio finished with a triple double of 16 points, 13 rebounds and a 10/10 night at the foul line.
Aiden Knight came through with a 16-point, 11 rebound double-double, Timmy and Teddy Farns combined for 15 and 11 points and Noah Rousell added two points.
Tanner Rosenbarker led P-H with a game-high 19 points and Peyton and Harrison Snell each scored 10. Sam Clark-Vallance tallied eight, Lucas Snell added five and Burt Chevrier chipped in two.
"We had a tough time with shooting tonight and only having seven free throws hurts. We need to find our offense as a team. Tanner Rosenbarker kept us alive offensively and we were tough on defense. I am proud of that aspect and we will get there," said P-H Coach Stephen LaRose.
In Central Division action, Malone, Massena and Salmon River recorded victories.
MALONE, MASSENA WIN
Malone 74 - SLC 50: Malone at 5-1 stayed one game behind 6-0 OFA and in a second place tie with Canton in a break-away win fueled by 25 points from Payton Poirier, 10 from Keegan Monnette, nine from Alex Preve and eight from Jake VanSteenberg.
Canton visits OFA today (Saturday) for a 5:30 p.m. in the final game of the Freddie Badlam Basketball Celebration.
SLC (4-3, 7-5) countered with 20 points, 12 rebounds and three assists from Cash Feeley and 19 points, nine rebounds and three assists from Steve Horner. Hayden Perkins scored three points and Caiden Taylor netted two and passed out three assists.
Massena 52 - Gouverneur 32: The Raiders (3-4, 5-6) cruised to a 27-8 halftime lead against the Wildcats (0-5, 2-7) and were anchored inside by Ethan Firnstein with 11 points, six rebounds and four blocks. Ryan Herrick tallied 12 points with six steals, Luke Greco also scored 12 points and Zach LaBarge (3 points) passed out five assists.
Ethan Barney and Mark Perry Jr. each added two points.
Garrett LeClair and Sully Rumble led Gouverneur with 10 and eight points and Cayden Storie added four.
Salmon River 61 - Potsdam 51 : Salmon River (2-5, 5-7) raced out to an early 23 point lead but Potsdam (0-6, 0-9) stormed back to cut the deficit to 10 with six minutes remaining. But it wasn't enough. For SR, PJ Ghostlaw had 14 (4 3's), Clayton Jones had 13, Kyran Skidders and Hawi Francis-Cook both had 10.
For Potsdam, Noah Dominy had 23 and Aiden Stickles had 14.
In one NAC East basketball game played on Friday Chateaugay (5-2, 5-3) downed St. Regis Falls 51-34 with a host of strong contributions. Chloe Champayne delivered 17 points and 10 steals, Cammi Champayne scored 14 points, Anna Bleakley netted nine, Juliana Gordon grabbed eight rebounds, Adriene Secore supplied four points, seven rebounds and four steals and Gracie Jarvis added four points and six rebounds.
Kitty Arcadi tallied 10 points for St. Regis Falls (3-1, 4-2), Leah Walker and Rhea Wolfe each finished with nine points and Maisie Hastings dropped in six.