McDonald's 20-Pt Fourth Quarter Lifts Chateaugay
Updated: Jan 26
It was a famine-feast situation for Chateaugay in the second half as the undefeated and number two Class D state-ranked Bulldogs came from behind to down Malone 66-61 powered by a dazzling 20-point fourth quarter by Section 10 scoring leader Jonah McDonald.
After being outscored 15-4 in the third quarter of the NAC interdivisional game, and falling behind 43-41, Chateaugay (14-0) stormed to the win with a 25-18 fourth quarter advantage powered by McDonald who scored 20 points sinking three 3-pointers and seven of nine free throws.
McDonald (7 rebounds, 3 steals) finished with 39 points with six 3s followed by Walker Martin with 10 points and Jed McDonald (10 rebounds, 4 steals) who tallied nine points. Chase Thomas added four points, Logan Secore added three and Carson Richard chipped in one.
"What a great atmosphere tonight in that gym. That was one heck of a high school basketball game. Two teams that have great respect for each other giving all they had. Jonah (McDonald) was absolutely special tonight. He put on an all time performance. Jed (McDonald) did all the little things tonight and was big presence inside," said Chateaugay Assistant Coach Jason LaPlante.
"Logan (Secore) and Chase (Thomas) played great defense and their intensity was great. Carson (Richards) had a great game off the bench and Walker hit some timely shots. Our intensity was awesome tonight. We are so proud of this our entire team, every one of those kids deserve credit."
Aiden DeCillis tallied 17 points atop a balanced Malone (10-4) offense which also featured 16 points from Payton Poirier, 12 from Damien Poirier and six from Gavin Barse and Keith Shafer.
In one other NAC interdivisional game matching two neighboring schools St. Lawrence Central shaded Norwood-Norfolk 59-54. In nonleague action Harrisville downed Old Forge 61-47, Tupper Lake downed Long Lake 98-16 and Saranac Central checked Canton 87-47.
Harrisville 61 - Old Forge 47: The Pirates overcame foul trouble to Jadon Sullivan and Adam Szlamcynski to secure a nonleague victory which was sealed in a 19-8 scoring advantage in the fourth quarter.
Nate Schmitt tallied 18 points for the Pirates (10-3), Will Taylor netted 14, Szlamcynski came through with 12 and Sullivan came alive for all 10 of his points in the fourth quarter.
Nolan Parrow's seven points rounded out the scoring for the Pirates. Roman McGrady and Jim Connell combined for 15 and 13 points to lead Old Forge (9-4).
Harrisville entered the game ranked sixth in the NYS Class D Poll and Old Forge stood at 18.
SLC 59 - N-N 54: A 19-4 first quarter run proved to be the difference for the Larries (8-6) who were led by 18 points and 13 rebounds by Cash Feeley, 13 points and eight assists by Steve Horner, nine points from Austin Weegar, eight points and seven rebounds by Hayden Perkins and five points and four assists by Ethan LaRock.
Other scoring came from Cayden Taylor (2) and Hunter Arquette (2). Cole Perretta scored 20 of his game-high 24 points in the second half for N-N. Logan Allen tallied 14 points and Ryan LaSomb added eight. Levi Sochia (3) and Nick Burke (5) rounded out the 9-5 Flyers' scoring.