No. 1 Chateaugay Clears M-W In East Drive
CHATEAUGAY - Host Chateaugay (15-0) showed all of the reasons why it is ranked number one in this week's New York State Class D rankings in besting Madrid-Waddington on Tuesday 79-44 to open up a two-game lead in the NAC East Division race for the first time this season.
The Bulldogs (10-0 NAC East) countered the Yellow Jackets (7-2, 11-4) triangle-and-two defense and received impressive three-point shooting from three players to take a 45-28 halftime lead and reel off a 21-7 burst in the third quarter.
Jonah McDonald (10 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals) netted five 3s in a 31-point effort, Silas Lewis (9 points) buried three 3s in the first quarter and Cameron Tracy (12 points, 4 3s) netted three 3s in the second quarter. Jed McDonald (4 points) grabbed 10 rebounds and four steals and Chase Thomas passed out five assists and hit a 3.
"Wow what a way to end a heck of a stretch. That was a great team win. They came out in a triangle and two and we had guys step up and make them pay. Silas Lewis and Cameron Tracy came off the bench and hit huge shots. This group of kids believe in each other and are ready to step up at any time. Jonah McDonald continues to do amazing things as well. He trusted his teammates. He didn’t take many shots and still scored 31," said Chateaugay Assistant mCoach Jason LaPlante.
"Jed McDonald simply is the glue to this team. He does everything. We can’t express how proud we are of this entire team. They brought energy and defense."
Trent Lashua produced a 13-point, 12-rebound double-double and Brennan Harmer delivered 12 points, four assists and four steals to lead M-W which stands 20th in this weeks Class C rankings. Drew Harmer scored six points, Coby Beldock and Kyle Stoner (3 assists) each added five points and Nick Beldock hit a three-pointers and grabbed five rebounds.
Rounding out the Chateaugay scoring were: Logan Secore (3), Carson Richards (2) and Matt Beaudin (3 pointer).
P-H, N-N, B-M RECORD WINS
In other East Division action Parishville-Hopkinton (3-6, 4-10) bested St. Regis Falls (2-7. 2-10) 65-46, Brushton-Moira (6-3, 10-4) downed Colton-Pierrepont (1-7, 1-13) 81-39 and Norwood-Norfolk (5-4, 11-5) outscored Tupper Lake (2-7, 5-9) 75-49.
P-H 65 - St. Regis 46: The Panthers continued to show an evolving offense finishing with five players with seven points or more and four in double figures led by Burt Chevier who went 7-10 from the foul line scoring 19 points. Peyton Snell tallied 16, Tanner Rosenbarker buried three 3-pointers scoring 13 points, Harrison Snell came through with 10 points and Lauson Snell added seven.
"We are firing on all cylinders. Its a nice feeling. The boys are picking up the offensive slack for their teammates and we could have anyone score 20. It is nice watching them play as a team and having fun," said P-H Coach Stephen LaRose.
"It was a great game tonight. We started off with a rough offensive series but changed that fast. Our defense is on point and Lauson Snell and Tanner Rosenbarker really turn up the heat with their steals."
Derrek Prevost scored a game high 21 points for St. Regis Falls and Dawson White and Coalby Cox followed with 11 and eight.