M-W, SLC Set No. 1 Vs 2 For Class C Crown
In a recent NAC East game, Madrid-Waddington needed a buzzer beating jumper by Brennan Harmer to claim a one-poingt victory over Norwood-Norfolk after trailing for much of the second half.
On Thursday night the top-seeded and defending champion Jackets (17-4) dictated a drama free scenario downing the Flyers 60-40 in the Class C semi-finals of the Section 10 Tournament. MW advanced to face second-seeded St. Lawrence Central (12-9) in the sectional title game on Feb. 28 at 7:45 p.m. at SUNY Potsdam.
The Larries (12-9) of the NAC Central Division prevailed 54-51 over Brushton-Moira in a very strong group of four in Class.
"It was a slow start offensively but our D and bench kept us in it. Now we need to enjoy this win for a short time as we need to work hard to prepare for a good St. Lawrence Central team," said M-W Coach Aaron Jones.
M-W 60 - N-N 40: The Jackets took a 10-4 lead in a low scoring first quarter where where Sage Cordwell came off the bench and scored six of his nine points in the contest. Jacob Morgan came through with a second quarter spark netting seven points with a 3-pointer and Brennan Harmer went 8-for-8 at the free throw line to lead M-W to a 21-8 advantage in the fourth quarter.
In his final appearance at "The Hive" Brennan, the school's all-time scoring leader for boys basketball, tallied a game-high 18 points with six rebounds and three steals. Cordwell, Morgan and Kyle Stoner (4 rebounds, 3 steals) all finished with nine points and Drew Harmer added four points with six rebounds.
Trent Lashua scored three points with nine rebounds, three steals and two blocks. Nick Beldock, Colby Beldock, Jacob Murphy and Connor Arquiett all added two points.
Cole Perretta (5 rebounds) and Luke Allen (7 rebounds) both scored 12 points leading N-N (13-8) and Nick Burke (4 rebounds) followed with nine. Mike Richards and Levi Sochia added four points and one point.
SLC 54 - P-H 51: The Larries erased a 32-23 halftime deficit sparked by Steve Hoerner who scored a game-high 25 points with 10 in the first quarter and eight in the third quarter. Cash Feeley tallied eight points and Caeden Taylor tallied seven. Ansen Weegar and Ethan LaRock each added six points. LaRock and Grant Taylor each hit 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and Weegar went 4-4 from the free throw line.
Parker and Logan Bassett combined for 15 and 13 points to lead B-M (13-7) and Justin Kennedy and Eli Russell followed with eight and seven points. Wayne Palmer added six points and Alex Martin contributed two.