Moriah Downs Pirates; Wildcats Denied In Hoops
LAKE PLACID - A nonleague match of state-ranked Class D and Class C teams was decided in the fourth quarter as Section 7s Moriah downed Section 10's Harrisville 54-50 at Lake Placid High School on Saturday. The 12-1 Vikings came from behind in the fourth quarter with a 16-10 advantage.
In another nonleague game General Brown downed Gouverneur 57-45 and the Parishville-Hopkinton vs Alexandria Bay game was postponed.
"We played very well against a very talented and very tough Class C team in Moriah which I think could very well make it to Glens Falls," said Harrisville Coach Brian Coloney who led the NAC West leading Pirates to the State Class D title last season.
"We could have won if we just made our free throws but we only made seven of 14 in the fourth quarter. Up to that time we were perfect (6-6) from the line. But this game will help us. We were playing our second game in two days against a very good team."
Braeden Swan and Bryce Sprague each scored 18 points for Moriah and Maddox Blaise and Will Rohrer tallied six.
Jadon Sullivan tallied 14 points to lead a balanced Harrisville offense which also included 13 points from Adam Szlamcynski and 10 from Ben Taylor and Nate Schmitt. Nolan Parrow added three points.
General Brown 57 - Gouverneur 45: Dustin Heller and Kacey Lennox combined for 19 and 10 points as 8-2 General Brown downed Gouverneur in a nonleague game for its fifth straight win. Caden Storie tallied 11 points for Gouverneur (2-8) and Garrett LeClair and Connor Wood each scored nine
"We played extremely well for three quarters. General Brown is a very good team and we just didn’t value the basketball enough down the stretch to beat a good team. We are getting better and I’m extremely proud of how hard my young guys get after it," said Gouverneur Coach John Free.