Defense Lifts M-W; Big Efforts Link Chateaugay Teams
Defense was the order of the evening as Madrid-Waddington (12-0, 15-3) downed Colton-Pierrepont (5-7, 8-10) 38-26 to stay unbeaten in NAC East Girls Basketball play on Wednesday and huge individual efforts linked wins by the Chateaugay boys and girls teams.
The undefeated Chateaugay Boys, currently ranked number one in the NYS Class D Poll, earned 71-59 NAC East win over Brushton-Moira where Jonah McDonald scored 39 points to raise his career total to 1876 and pass 2000 graduate McKenzie Patnode as Chateaugay's all-time scorer in boys and girls basketball.
The Chateaugay Girls dropped Chazy 34-8 where Julianna Gordon grabbed 30 rebounds.
In another NAC East Boys Basetball game fast-finishing Parishville Hopkinton downed St. Regis Falls 53-45.
M-W 38 - C-P 26: A 8-0 mini-run in the second quarter anchored the Yellowjackets' victory along with a balanced offense featuring Emma Plumley with 10 points, Alexis Sullivan with nine and Jaelynn Uppstrom and Anna Brady with seven apeice.
"We played good defense tonight but we couldn't score against their defense," said C-P Coach Bill Reed.
Other M-W scoring came from Grace Plumley (2) and Lydia Thomas (3).
C-P's Kiana Hogle led all scorers with 13 points including 11 of the Colts' 18 points in the fourth quarter. Alexis Cuthbert and Emma Clemo each scored four points and Amber Erwin added three.
Chateaugay 38 - Chazy 8: Julianna Gordon dominated the offensive and defensive boards amassing 30 rebounds and scored six points for Chateaugay whose winning effort also included 10 points, five rebounds, six assists and two steals from Chloe Champagne; 11 points and four assists from Cammi Champagne; 17 points from Anna Bleakley, six points and nine rebounds from Adrienne Secore, six points and four steals from Gracie Jarvis and eight points and eight rebounds from Ayanna Adams.
Chazy's top scorer was Emily Dunbar with three points.
Chateaugay 71 - B-M 59: In a meeting of Franklin County rivals host B-M held Jonah McDonald to a season-low two 3-pointers but the explosive Bulldog guard delivered 39 points, 10 assists, seven rebounds and five assists with 27 points in the first half. The Bulldogs (12-0, 18-0) took a 44-30 halftime lead and the Panthers (7-4, 11-5) regrouped to gain a 29-27 edge in the final two quarters.
Walker Martin (6 rebounds) scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half with nine in the fourth quarter. Logan Secore came through with six points and seven rebounds, Silas Lewis tallied nine points with seven rebounds and Cameron Tracy added five rebounds and three steals.
"We are really proud of this team’s effort tonight. They played really well against a quality team. Logan Secore had a heck of a defensive game and had some big offensive rebounds," said Chateaugay Assistant Coach Jason LaPlante.
"Once again Silas, Carson (Richards), and Cameron did a great job stepping up in the absence of Jed (McDonald). Walker had a big fourth to help seal the win. Once again Jonah simply put us on our back early. He attacked the rim and finished in that first half. He continues to do some pretty special things. Overall this was a great team win and our guys did what we asked of them." Dawson and Logan Bassett B-M with 17 and 13 points and Josh Kennedy dropped in 12.
P-H 53 - St. Regis 45: The Panthers (4-8, 6-12) methodically built a 39-26 lead after three quarters and continued to produce balanced offensive efforts and disciplined defense. Lawson Snell buried four 3s leading the way with 17 points, Peyton and Harrison Snell connected for 14 and 13 points, Burt Chevier netted 10 and Tanner Rosenbarker finished with nine.
"Tough defense won our game tonight. We were having trouble with our offense. Lawson Snell and Tanner Rosenbarker were great in the backcourt and Burt Chevier and Harrison Snell were key in the paint. Peyton Snell and Jacob Fisher help round out our defensive presence," said P-H Coach Stephen LaRose.
"The guys are playing great basketball and it was a great team effort."
Derrick Prevost scored a game-high 28 points with 12 in the fourth quarter for St. Regism (2-8, 2-12). Coalby Cox followed with 11 points for the Saints.