M-W, Harrisville Gain Division Basketball Wins
Harrisville remained unbeaten atop the West Division while Madrid-Waddington stayed one game off the East Division lead held by undefeated Chateaugay in Monday's NAC Boys Basketball games.
M-W gained a 77-70 win at Brushton-Moira while Harrisville broke away to an 86-54 win at home against Hammond.
Harrisville 86 - Hammond 54: The Pirates (6-0 West, 8-3) dominated the second half after erupting for a 27-13 third quarter run and were paced offensively by Adam Szlamczynski with 22 points and 11 rebounds and Jadon Sullivan with 17 points and eight assists.
"The kids reacted to the ball much better in the second half on defense and we got out and ran," said Harrisville Coach Brian Coloney.
"Adam Szlamczynski had a very nice game. He has become a true center."
Will Taylor buried three 3-pointers scoring 15 points and Ben Taylor and Nate Schmitt each finished with eight. Other Harrisville scoring came from Nolan Parrow (7), Zach Palmer (1), Cayden LaPlatney (6) and Kyle Baker (2).
Nate Jewett scored a game-high 29 points with 12 rebounds and five assists continuing his excellent leadership for Hammond. Lukas McQueer and Logan Tate each scored nine and Randy Durham added seven.
M-W 77 - B-M 70: The Jackets built their margin of victory by outscoring the Panthers in three of the very competitive four quarters including a wild fourth with as 27-24 advantage. Brennan Harmer scored a game-high 29 points with seven assists, eight steals and four rebounds. Trent Lashua put together a 20-point, 14-rebound double-double with three assists and four steals and Drew Harmer scored 12 points with eight rebounds as M-W (6-1 East, 10-3) overcame B-M's 11-3 advantage from 3-point range.
Logan Bassett led B-M (5-3 East, 8-4) with 23 points with three 3s, Wayne Palmer buried five 3s scoring 16 points and Justin Kennedy netted three 3s scoring 13 points. Parker Bassett tallied 12 points for the Panthers.
Logan Bassett buried two 3s scoring 12 points in the fourth in an attempt to ignite a Panther rally and M-W answered with 12 points by Brennan Harmer who went 6-6 from the foul line in the second half and Kyle Stoner stepped up with two 3s and two free throws for his entire eight point totals in game.
"The kids battled and won in a place that's never easy to win in. It was a good team effort by all nine that played," said M-W Coach Aaron Jones who will lead his team to Chateaugay next Tuesday, Jan. 28.
Jacob Morgan with four and Nick Beldock with two rounded out the M-W scoring and Andy Martin's six points completed the B-M scoring.