M-W, Canton Go 14-0; Devils Gain Title; Bulldogs Win
Madird-Waddington and Canton completed perfect seasons in the NAC East and the NAC Central and Hammond secured an NAC West Division crown in Wednesday's NAC Girls Basketball action.
Madrid-Waddington (14-0, 17-3) downed Parishville-Hopkinton (1-13, 1-19) 64-7 and Canton (14-0, 17-3) turned back Potsdam 63-42 as senior guard Katie Chisholm joined the Section 10 1000-Point Club. Hammond (10-1, 16-1) dropped Morristown (0-11, 4-15) 80-23 and in another NAC West game Heuvelton (9-2, 13-6) turned back Harrisville (5-6, 11-8) 44-41.
In NAC Central action Malone downed Massena 54-45 and St. Lawrence Central dropped Salmon River 59-17.
M-W 64 - P-H 7: Emma Plumley scored 11 points leading 10 Yellow Jackets into the scoring parade. Anna Brady netted eight, Jaelynn Uppstrom followed with seven and Kayla Dinneen and Lydia Thomas each scored six. Other scoring came from: Grace Plumley (1), Alexis Sullivan (4), Lanie Tiernan (4), Kelli Kingston (2) and Lily LaMere (4).
Emma Bloom and Sydnie Phippen scored four and three points for P-H.
Canton 63 - Potsdam 42: Katie Chisholm tallied 17 points to reach the 1000-point scoring milestone and Sarah Sieminski and Maddie Hoy followed with 14 and 13. Other Golden Bear points came from: Gretchen Warner (4), Jilly DiSalvo (4), Lexi Huiatt (5) and Emily Wentworth (6).
"Katie Chisholm scored her 1,000th point for her varsity career tonight. She has worked hard over the last four years and she is an unselfish player, a great teammate and an outstanding person. I look forward to seeing her play at St. Lawrence next season for Coach Roiger," said Canton Coach Jim DiSalvo.
Jill Basford with 12 points and Luca Pecora with 11 paced a tenacious Potsdam effort and Shawna Cummings tallied eight. Sadie Brusso (3), Grace Mattimore (4) and Katie Davis (4) rounded out the Potsdam scoring.
"Potsdam worked hard tonight on their home floor. I like the energy Coach Cummings has them playing with. They don’t quit. Our shots were not dropping in the first half. We tightened up our defense and transitioned better in the second half," said Coach DiSalvo.
HAMMOND, HEUVELTON POST WEST WINS
Hammond 80 - Morristown 23: Kelsey Bennett and Avery Kenyon combined for 24 and 20 points leading the Red Devils who posted their 16th straight victory. Kylie Vaugh scored 15 followed by Hailey Cunningham with seven, Alyvia Crosby with eight, Sadie Sprabary with four and Jordan Kloepping with two.
Emma Showers led Morristown with eight points and Emilie Gagnon tallied six. Kassidy Sullivan (4), Rylie Showers (3) and Mia Johnson (2) rounded out the scoring.
"We tried a new offense tonight and we were able to set up some shots but we couldn't make enough of them. Hammond is such a tough matchup. They are an outstanding team," said Morristown Stan Piercey.
Heuvelton 44 - Harrisville 41: The Bulldogs prevailed in a second half of major momentum shifts in their Senior Game where Rayna Cameron and Kaitlyn Sibley were honored. After outscoring the Pirates 17-7 in the third quarter the Bulldogs needed to quell a fiery Pirate rally which ran off an 18-6 finish led by Hannah LaPlatney who scored 12 of her 16 points.
Rayna Cameron (3 assists) led the victorious effort with a game-high 18 points followed by Bella Doyle with 10 points and five rebounds and Grace Mills with eight points and eight rebounds. Molly Williams provided a high energy floor game with five points, nine rebounds, two steals and four assists and Kaitlyn Sibley scored four points with four rebounds and four steals.
"It was Senior Night, honoring Rayna and Kaitlyn Sibley and it was an absolute old school atmosphere of our fans (boys basketball) and Harrisville cheering. Great to be a part of that. Shout out to our boys teams," said Heuvelton Coach Rob Powers.
"It was the second game in a row where we couldn’t match intensity and we got into early foul trouble due to being undisciplined. We need to learn from this and get better. Coach Roberts had his squad prepared and we were lucky they ran out of time in the fourth. Torie Moore is always a tough matchup and Hannah LaPlatney was unstoppable in the fourth quarter. Rayna Cameron played extremely tough and Grace Mills had one of her best varsity games. Bella Doyle overcame foul trouble to have a great second half. "
Torie Moore finished with 14 points for the Pirates, Harlie Moore tallied seven and Bayleigh Spencer added four.
"We got behind but we didn't quit. We scored 18 points in the fourth quarter and we had a shot at the end. It was a great effort by our team."