M-W Girls Reverse Watertown IHC
BY DAVE SHEA
MADRID - Noting a complete turnaround from a 32-25 loss at Watertown IHC, Madrid-Waddingtown downed the Cavaliers 60-35 in a nonleague girls basketball game at "The Hive" on Monday afternoon.
Emma Putney made her first start of the season and the Jackets quickly ran their offense through the slashing ability of Plumley and Alexis Sullivan and moved out to a 16-6 first quarter lead.
Plumley scored seven of her 14 points of the day in the first quarter and also delivered crisp passes to cutting teammates on the break and in the halfcourt sets. Sullivan delivered nine points to a 15-7 second quarter and went to score a game-high 23 points for the Jackets who are ranked 13th in latest NYS Class C Poll.
"Alexis Sullivan had a good scoring day. She has become a real offensive threat for us and continues to defend well. Having Emma Plumley back in the lineup makes us a more complete team as she plays well at both ends of the floor," said M-W Coach Bryan Harmer.
On the defensive Jaelynn Uppstrom provided a stopper outing in the backcourt and Anna Brady and Laney Tiernan combined inside to contain IHC's talented center Hannah Malbouf as the Jackets built a commanding 49-22 lead through three quarters.
"Their big girl, Malbouf was tough in the post, very physical. Anna Brady and Laney Tiernan did a good job fronting her most of the time. They limited her second-chance points. Jaelynn Uppstrom did a great job on their lead guard and really disrupted their offensive flow," said Coach Harmer.
”A good team win today”.
Malbouf showed her skills and determination to compete hard on every possession scoring eight points in the quarter and finished with a game-high 24. But none of her teammates scored more than four points.
Along with her strong defensive effort Anna Brady went 4-4 from the foul line scoring eight points and Lydia Thomas scored five interior points. Other scoring came from: Uppstrom (2), Grace Plumley (1), Kayla Dinneen (2), Laney Tiernan (2) and Lily LaMere who buried a 3-pointer.
Watertown IHC other scorers were: Emily Bombard (3), Sam Malbouf (2), Melinda Rivera (2) and Ameet Auija (4).
The MW JVs, who like the varsity are unbeaten in NAC play, secured a 46-30 win led by 19 points from Hailey Marcellus and 14 from Natalia Pearson. Reese Fuller netted six, Lane Ruddy added five and Angelie Bush chipped in four.
CARDINAL O'HARA DOWNS CANTON
In a high octane intersectional nonleague game Canton was outscored by 11-1 Cardinal O'Hara of Tonowanda 70-56 in the Bishop Grimes Tournament in Syracuse which snowed out over the weekend. Cardinal O'Hara entered the game ranked eighth in the Class AA Poll and Canton stood 20th in the Class B rankings.
Mia McCarthy tallied 19 points with three 3-pointers leading a balanced winning offense which produced 22 points in the first quarter and 24 in the third quarter.
Ameila Armstrong scored 15 points, Paula Glanning hit four 3s scoring 12 points and Courtney McClaney added 10.
Canton's Katie Chisholm led all scorers with 22 points and Sara Sieminski and Hailey Duvall netted six and five. Other scoring came from Gretchen Warner (4), Maddie Hoy (4), Jill DiSalvo (2) and Ester Shipman (2).
In one NAC Girls Basketball game on Monday St. Regis Falls downed Colton-Pierrepont 42-33.