Malone Sweeps Class A Hoop Titles
Top seeded Malone teams combined on a Huskie sweep of the Section 10 Class A Basketball Championships on Monday at SUNY Potsdam.
Both Huskie squads utilized strong fourth quarters in sweeping Massena teams.
The Huskie Boys prevailed 55-48 and the Lady Huskies gained a 60-41 victory.
Malone 55 - Massena 48: Daimen and Payton Poirier combined for six and five points leading a 21-12 fourth quarter rally by the Huskies (13-8) who made 14 of 18 free throws.
Daimen Poirier finished with 17 points and Payton Poirier tallied 10.
Other scoring efforts came from: Gavin Barse (3), Aiden Dicilles (4), Keith Shafter (3), Akijaidni Sosa (4), Keegan Monette (5), Pat Poupore (6) and Alex Preve (3).
Ryan Herrick and Ethan B arney scored 12 and 10 points for Massena (10-11) and Chris McGregor and Ethan Firnstein tallied nine. Zach LaBarge and Adam Peets followed with six and two.
Malone 60 - Massena 41: The Huskies bookended their title win with a 12-4 run in the first quarter and a 19-10 finishing kick in the fourth quarter. Madison Ansari buried three 3-pointers and a flow of strong finishes at the goal to score 34 points with 22 in the second half and 12 in the fourth quarter for the Huskies (13-8).
Leaha Gallagher continued her rock steady interior production scoring 17 points and Makenzie Lane netted five. Rylie McCauley and Monica Stone scored two points each and Missy Douglass added one.
Tori Jacobs led Massena (10-10) with 18 points followed by Shaylynn Mandigo with eight and Nova LeGrow with six. Aryssa Hopps scored two and Tse David connected for three.