Heuvelton Repeats At SRF Tourney; Rockets Drop Debut
Updated: Dec 1, 2019
The Heuvelton JVs posted their second tournament championship in the young season downing Tupper Lake in the championship game.
BY DAVE SHEA
ST. REGIS FALLS - A trapping fullcourt press sped up the tempo as Heuvelton raced away from host St. Regis Falls with a 22-4 third quarter run to claim a repeat championship of the Brady Frazier Memorial Tournament on Saturday. Evan Felt and Nate Mashaw combined for 13 and 12 points to lead a well balanced winning offense for the 3-1 Bulldogs who claimed a 65-27 victory.
Jed Crayford dropped in 10 points and earned a spot on the All-Tournament Team which was headed by teammate in MVP Braeden Free who buried two 3-pointers scoring six points.
Matt Basford followed with seven points, Gavin Barney added six, Bryce Lake contributed five and Josh Wrobel and Hayden Knauf chipped in four and two.
"We did a good job with our run and trap press and Braeden Free and Jed Crayford had nice floor games earning all-tournament honors. Evan Felt came through with a nice scoring game and Todd Mashaw is getting used to the speed of the varsity game," said Heuvelton Coach Josh McAllister.
"Bryce Lake was very active inside and Josh Wrobel and Gavin Barney hit some shots."
Hunter Feefee scored 14 points and Coalby Cox and All-Tournament selection Derek Prevost followed with 11 and 10 to lead St. Regis Falls (1-1).
Northern Adirondack downed Colton-Pierrepont 48-38 in the consolation game. In boys basketball action on Saturday Morristown fell to Thousand Islands 59-34 in a nonleague season opener for both teams, St. Lawrence Central downed Stillwater 56-44 in the consolation of the Lake George Tournament and Massena fell to host Saranac 49-46 in the title game of the Mugsy Tournament.
NAC 48 - C-P 38: Cody Lambert and Lucas Smart combined for 20 and 14 to lead the Bobcats who prospered through control of the backboards.
Northern Adorondack‘s height and aggressiveness were the difference. NAC outrebounded CP 35 to 18 and NAC had 14 offensive rebounds which lead to a great deal of points at the rim. Colton-Pierrepont turned it on in the 4th but it was too little too late," said C-P Coach Nate Pike whose team was led in scoring by Michael Schwartzfigure with nine points. Matt Duvall delivered seven points, five blocks and four rebounds and Timmy Farns (2 points) snatched five steals. Other C-P scoring came from Billy LaPierre 6, Teddy Farns 6, Harlee Besio 4, Chris Fisher 2, Noah Rousell 2.
Other NAC scoring came from: Tom Bergeron 2, Kayden Guerin 5, Colton Coryea 1, Tyler Lavalley 6.
ROCKETS LOSE OPENER
Thousand Islands rode some poised guard play and timely 3-point shooting to control tbhe second half 32-14 to key a 59-34 victory at Morristown. Joey Melfi buried four 3s scoring 27 points and Emmet Baker struck for two 3s in a 19-point effort.
"We have a lot of good juniors but we just aren't very big. But we should do pretty well in our league," said TI Coach Scott Lalonde.
Cael Woodcock worked the interior 15 points to lead Morristown and Aaron Woodcock buried a pair of threes scoring all of his nine points in the first half. Masen LaPiene and Aston Colby each scored four points and Parker Stout added two.
"We just didn't do things like we have dome them in practice. We will keep working on that. Cael Woodcock and Masen LaPiene showed promise working together inside but we have to do a better job getting them the ball properly," said MCS Coach Wes Schofell.
Morristown won the JV game 60-50 with Tristan Simmons scoring 42 points with a host of conversions off steals. Ethan Graveline tallied 19 points and Jack Evans added four.
SLC 56 - Stillwater 44: Ansen Weegar scored eight of his 19 points in the fourth quarter leading a 21-14 finish for the Larries in the consolation game of the Lake George Tournament.
Cash Feeley delivered a 12-point, 11-rebound double-double for the Larries and Steve Horner tallied 10 points with eight rebounds. Rounding out the SLC scoring were: Hayden Perkins (2), Ethan LaRock (7), Caedan Taylor (3) and Hunter Arquiett (3).
Saranac 49 - Massena 46: Massena was down 13-4 at end of first quarter and trailed 28-16 at the half before rallying in the second half and falling just short with a missed 3-pointer at the buzzer. Adam Peets and Chris McGregor of the Raiders were named to All-Tournament team.
Peets led the Raiders with 13 points and Zach LaBarge followed with eight. Other scoring came from Luke Gregor (4), Ethan Barney (4), Ryan Herrick (5) and Ethan Firnstein (4).
Cogan Johnson and Jarred Duquette both scored 12 points Saranac and Connor Pecore dropped in 10.