Chateaugay, Ogdensburg, Harrisville Win Regular-Season Titles

Harrisville's Nate Weaver (10) leaps over Ogdensburg defender Allen Fisher (35) to drain the distance two-pointer to extend on Pirates' to 59-52 lead early in the fourth quarter. A strong opening to the fourth quarter led Harrisville to close out the regular season with a 68-63 victory over the Blue Devils.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

2015-16 SECTION X BOYS BASKETBALL br /Final Standings & Non League Records

EAST DIVISION                  W-L   GB   Non-Lg
St. Regis Falls
St. Lawrence Central
Tupper Lake
13-1       -        6-0
12-2      1        5-1
11-3      2        5-0
  8-6      5        5-1
  6-8      7        1-5
3-11    10        3-3
2-12    11        1-1
1-13    12        1-3
CENTRAL DIVISION           W-L    GB  Non-Lg
Salmon River
10-2       -        2-6
  8-4      2        7-1
  8-4      2        6-2
  6-6      4        3-5
  5-7      5        6-2
  5-7      5        3-2
0-12    10        2-5
WEST DIVISION                 W-L    GB  Non-Lg
12-0       -       7-1
  9-3      3       3-4
  7-5      5       2-5
  6-6      6       5-3
  5-7      7       1-7
  3-9      9       3-4
0-12    12       0-4

Games of Week 10: February 1-6, 2016

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


Non League
Northern Adirondack 77, Brushton-Moira 66



Non League
Potsdam 48, Saranac Central 36
Northern Adirondack at Brushton-Moira, ppd.



Non League
Moriah 83, Malone 62



Non League
Harrisville 68, Ogdensburg 63



East Division
Brushton-Moira 64, Parishville-Hopkinton 43
Chateaugay 67, Tupper Lake 46
Madrid-Waddington 67, St. Regis Falls 48
St. Lawrence Central 60, Colton-Pierrepont 55
Central Division
Potsdam 44, Salmon River 20
Malone 56, Gouverneur 39
West Division
Harrisville 65, Hammond 33



West Division
Heuvelton 63, Clifton-Fine 44
Non League
General Brown 42, Lisbon 31



Central Division
Massena 57, Canton 55



East Division
Madrid-Waddington 60, Parishville-Hopkinton 20
Chateaugay 63, St. Regis Falls 47
Brushton-Moira 66, St. Lawrence Central 53
Colton-Pierrepont 49, Tupper Lake 47
Central Division
Ogdensburg 63, Salmon River 31
Potsdam 65, Malone 54
West Division
Harrisville 57, Edwards-Knox 37
Hermon-DeKalb 52, Clifton-Fine 46

Non League
Heuvelton 64, Gouverneur 50



East Division
Chateaugay 60, Parishville-Hopkinton 27

Potsdam earns division win over salmon river 44-20

Potsdam’s Matthew Stone (24) cuts through two Salmon River defenders to earn the short jumper to extend the Sandstoner lead  midway through the third quarter. A strong scoring surge in the second quarter lifted Potsdam past Salmon River in a 44-20 Central Division win.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Salmon River’s Travis Thompson (45) shoots over Potsdam defender Zahir Purvis (52) in a three-point attempt from the right corner.  Brian Cole splashed 12 points , while Jack-Ian Byrnes pitched in 11 points as Potsdam continued its late-season push. The Sandstoners won five of their last six games to improve to 5-7 Central, with four of their losses by four points or less. For the first time since Christmas break, Potsdam’s overall record climbed over .500 at 10-9. Salmon River was led by Kurt Leroux who netted 10 points. The Shamrocks slipped to 5-7 Central, 8-9 overall.


Massena's Xavier Goyko (1) races past Canton defender Louden Porter (12) to earn a quick scoop shot in the closing seconds of the third quarter to keep the Red Raiders in the lead.  Nick McKeel broke away to earn the game-winning basket with three seconds left to give Massena the 57-55 victory.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery 

Canton's Declan Porter (3) muscles his way past Massena's Dante Viskovich (20) to down the layup and draw Canton within five points midway through the fourth quarter.  After an even first quarter, Massena began to edge ahead and took a 29-22 advantage into halftime. While Massena restored the seven-point lead twice in the second half, the Raiders were never able to expand on the lead. Canton kept surging back, eventually taking a brief lead at 51-49 with 3:45 remaining in the fourth period when Dan Ames buried a three-pointer. Bailey Terry, who led all scorers with 25 points, thrust Massena back into the lead when he also rainbowed a three-ball to make it 52-51. In the final 30 seconds, Louden Porter floated a bucket that deadlocked the game at 55-55. With seconds to go, Massena’s Bailey LaBarge spotted forward Nick McKeel who managed to shag the Canton defense under the basket for the game-winning bucket with 3.4 seconds left. Porter had a last-gasp shot at the buzzer, but the ball banged off the side of the rim. Dante Viscovich also scored 15 points for the Raiders. Canton suffered from poor outside shooting, going just 8-for-33 from beyond the arc. However, Ames and Porter netted 18 points each, while Declan Porter scored 13 points for the Bears.

Pirates sink blue devils in REGULAR season finale

Harrisville's Nate Weaver (10) leaps over Ogdensburg defender Allen Fisher (35) to drain the distance two-pointer to extend on Pirates' to 59-52 lead early in the fourth quarter. A strong opening to the fourth quarter led Harrisville to close out the regular season with a 68-63 victory over the Blue Devils.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Ogdensburg's Peyton Lalone (12) cuts through two Harrisville defenders to down the quick layup and muster the Blue Devils to a slim 44-42 lead through the third quarter.

By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
The Pirates demonstrated their “arcs-manship” knocking down 13 three-pointers – including four each from Jared Dreythaler (22 points), Nate Weaver (22 points) and Ryan Weaver (14 points) – to anchor a 68-63 victory over host Ogdensburg and close the regular season the same way they opened it. Meanwhile, since Harrisville’s 69-49 win over the Blue Devils to launch the season, both teams have won their respective regular-season championships. Harrisville displayed an awesome fourth-quarter finish, quickly rallying to take the lead and never relinquished it. The Pirate trio buried five straight trifectas, then Trenton Sullivan (nine points) added a rainbow from beyond the arc to jump Harrisville to a 62-52 advantage. The Blue Devils then rallied to cut the spread to 66-63 with 44 seconds remaining. Nate Weaver finished the deal with a fade-away in the paint with 20.8 seconds left. For OFA, Cale Sargent led the way with 16 points, including four perimeter connects. Al Fisher and Josh Farrar added 10 points each.

MADRID-WADDINGTON SURGES past st. regis falls 67-48

Madrid-Waddington’s Jesse amere (3) battles his way past St. Regis Falls defender Sage Allen (35) to earn the quick basket to extend the Yellow Jackets' lead late in the third quarter.  Despite a late push in the fourth quarter by the Saints, Madrid-Waddington captured the 67-48 East Division victory.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

St. Regis Falls Spencer Reuss (33) skies over a Madrid-Waddington defender for the bucket.  A 24-point performance from Aaron Armstrong and 13 points from Austin Delosh guided Madrid-Waddington to the win, and a second-place finish at 12-2, 17-3 overall, one game behind East Division champion Chateaugay. St. Regis Falls was led by Zach White with 15 points and Spencer Reuss with 13. The Saints finished the regular season at 8-6, 13-7 overall, and fourth place in the eight-team division.


Brushton-Moira’s Alex Burnett (14) leaps over St. Lawrence Central defender Jared Young (3) to down the short jumper and to extend on the Panthers' lead late in the second quarter.  A quick scoring surge in the first quarter gave the Panthers enough of an edge to capture the 66-53 victory.  Burnett scored 15 points to lead Brushton-Moira. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central's AJ Kessner (11) rises over Brushton-Moira defender Bryan Aubrey (33) to bury the jump shot to begin the fourth quarter.  Taylor Tallman scored 13 points and Chase Bassett 12 points for the Panthers.  Jared Young led the Larries output with 15 points, while Kolby Perkins and Shiloah Winters downed 12 apiece.


Games of Week 8-9: January 17-31, 2016

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


Non League
Carthage 60, Heuvelton 58
Madrid-Waddington 61, Gouverneur 45



East Division
St. Regis Falls 59, Colton-Pierrepont 37
St. Lawrence Central 58, Tupper Lake 47
Brushton-Moira 65, Madrid-Waddington 43
Central Division
Massena 59, Salmon River 38
Ogdensburg 60, Potsdam 30
Canton 57, Gouverneur 37
West Division
Hammond 59, Edwards-Knox 57
Heuvelton 49, Lisbon 35
Harrisville 86, Clifton-Fine 38
Non League
AuSable Valley 56, Malone 46



Non League
Brushton-Moira 74, Gouverneur 57
Colton-Pierrepont 62, Clifton-Fine 49
Chateaugay 61, Beekmantown 46



East Division
Parishville-Hopkinton at Chateaugay, postponed
Lisbon Darcy Tournament
Salmon River 49, Hammond 33 (consolation)
Canton 55, Lisbon 32 (championship)
Non League
Potsdam 56, St. Lawrence Central 48
Tupper Lake 52, Lake Placid 47 (OT)



Central Division
Canton 58, Salmon River 57 (Darcy Tourney semi)
West Division
Lisbon 43, Hammond 33 (Darcy Tournament semi)
Non League
Indian River 65, Massena 53



East Division
Colton-Pierrepont 64, Parishville-Hopkinton 56
St. Regis Falls 61, Tupper Lake 34
Chateaugay 80, Brushton-Moira 55
Madrid-Waddington 66, St. Lawrence Central 30
Central Division
Salmon River 54, Gouverneur 32
Potsdam 52, Massena 46
Ogdensburg 91, Malone 60
West Division
Heuvelton 59, Hammond 49
Lisbon 62, Hermon-DeKalb 51
Edwards-Knox 63, Clifton-Fine 45
Non League
Indian River 70, Canton 54



East Division
Brushton-Moira 58, Colton-Pierrepont 36
St. Regis Falls 54, St. Lawrence Central 31
Tupper Lake 50, Parishville-Hopkinton 43
Chateaugay 70, Madrid-Waddington 40
Central Division
Potsdam 60, Gouverneur 28
Canton 79, Malone 61
Ogdensburg 47, Massena 43
West Division
Heuvelton 62, Hermon-DeKalb 41
Harrisville 61, Lisbon 32
Hammond 71, Clifton-Fine 41



East Division
Madrid-Waddington 70, Tupper Lake 36
Non League
Massena 66, Carthage 50
Hammond 60, Colton-Pierrepont 46

potsdam claims victory OVER gouverneur 60-27

Potsdam’s Garrett Mattimore (10) leaps over Gouverneur defender Connor Fenlong (21) to down the distance two-point jumper to extend on the Sandstoners' lead to begin the third quarter. The Sandstoners pulled away from the Wildcats midway through the second quarter to capture the 60-28 victory over Gouverneur. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Gouverneur’s Brock Miller (4) drives past Potsdam defender Connor Prosper (23) to earn the open layup early in the second quarter.  Miller led the Wildcats with 11 points. Potsdam picked up its second league win and sixth overall, behind a balanced offensive attack from Connor Prosper with 12 points, Jack-Ian Byrnes with 11 and Matthew Stone’s 10 points.


Ogdensburg's William Kroeger (25) drives through the Massena defense to sink the uncontested layup. The Blue Devils outlasted the Red Raiders 47-43, after a strong Massena rally in the fourth quarter.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

The Red Raiders' Xavier Goyco (1) flies by Ogdensburg defender Anthoni Pope (31) to lay in the bucket.  The Blue Devils took over sole possession of first place in the wild Central Division, avenging a home loss to the Raiders earlier this season. Ogdensburg jumped to an early 12-4 lead on four straight three-pointers to open the contest. The Blue Devils carried a 13-point lead after three quarters, but struggled for buckets in the final period. Massena closed to within three points with 27 seconds remaining, but ran out of time. O.F.A.’s Peyton Lalone tallied 16 points, while Cale Sargent and Allen Fisher each dropped in 10 points. Nick McKeel popped in 13 points and Xavier Goyco chipped in 12 points for Massena, who dropped back into a second-place tie with Canton, a game behind. Salmon River and Malone at tied two games back.


Potsdam’s Garrett Mattimore (10) rises for the layup while Massena defender Dante Viskovich (20) reaches in, trying to block the shot.  The Sandstoners defeated the Red Raiders 52-46, after a huge comeback in the fourth quarter.  (Darius Rohleder photo) Game Gallery

Massena’s Bailey LaBarge takes the midrange jumper surrounded by Sandstoner defenders.  After Massena lead 34-33 at the half and built a 44-35 lead midway through the third quarter, Potsdam rallied to take the lead on a pivotal 14-2 run that included four three-pointers. The Raiders’ only two points during the streak tied the game at 46-46. Jack-Ian Byrnes notched a team-best 19 points, while Brian Cole chimed in 14 points and Matt Stone added 10 for the Sandstoners. Massena’s Dante Viskovich poured in a game-best 21 points, followed by Xavier Goyco with 13 points and Bailey Terry 12.

b-m panthers roll past LARRIES IN 66-35 victory

Brushton-Moira’s Alex Burnett (14) leaps over St. Lawrence Central Defender Jared Young (3) to down the short jumper and to extend on the Panthers lead late in the second quarter. A quick scoring surge in the first quarter gave the Panthers enough of an edge to capture the 66-35 victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central's AJ Kessner (11) leaps past Brushton-Moira defender Bryan Aubrey (33) to earn the jump shot and cut into the Panthers lead to begin the fourth quarter.

Panthers roll OVER Yellow Jackets in 65-43 victory

Brushton-Moira’s Bryan Aubrey (33) attacks the rim, beating Madrid-Waddington defenders Jordan Arquett (32) and Wade Lawrence (25).  The Panthers jumped to a 15-2 lead, opening to a 35-19 lead at the half, then cruised away with a 65-43 victory over the Jackets. (Darius Rohleder photo) Game Gallery
Yellow Jackets' Aaron Armstrong (1) goes up tough for the layup to score against the Panthers' Alexander Burnett (14).  Burnett poured in a game-high 21 points, while Chase Bassett tossed down 13 and Taylor Tallman scored 12 points as the Panthers dominated all four quarters. The Panthers improved to 9-3 East. Armstrong splashed 19 points to lead Madrid-Waddington (10-2 East). Both teams are 14-3 overall.


Potsdam’s Jack-Ian Burns (21) attacks the rim for a layup, while his shot is contested by St. Lawrence Central guard Trent Saucier (33). After opening a 17-point lead early in the third quarter, the Sandstoners held off a second-half St. Lawrence surge for a 56-48 win in an interdivisional contest.  (Ryan Moore photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam guard Connor Prosper (23) attacks the rim for a layup, while the Larries’ Shiloh Winters gives chase.  Prosper led the Sandstoners with 14 points, while teammate Matt Stone chipped in 11 points. Potsdam squared its overall record at 8-8. Winters led the Larries with 11 points. St. Lawrence slipped to 6-12 overall.

Canton survives 58-57 thriller VS. salmon RIVER

Canton’s Louden Porter (12) sneaks through Salmon River defenders Benjamin Kelly (21) and Kurt Leroux (32) to go up for the layup. The Golden Bears defeated the Shamrocks 58-57 after a thrilling crunch time finish in the semifinals of the James Darcy Memorial Tournament in Lisbon.  (Darius Rohleder photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

The Shamrocks' Jordan Bigness (20) drives to the basket drawing the foul against Canton defender Isaiah Davis (50).  After going scoreless in the first half, freshman Declan Porter found the range for 18 points, including eight straight points in the fourth quarter, to power the Golden Bears to a 58-54 lead with just under two minutes remaining. Declan added another half-dozen tipped or blocked shots, while brother Louden netted a game-best 23 points to guide the Central Division victory. However, the Bears had to withstand two buzzer-beater attempts – one from three-point range and a missed putback in the final four seconds – to survive. Kurt Leroux came off the bench to net16 points to lead the Shamrocks.

Lisbon DOWNs Hammond 43-33 after 10-0 run in 4th Qtr.

Lisbon’s Hunter Forsythe (32) rises to sink the layup against two Hammond defenders.  The Golden Knights defeated the Red Devils 43-33, after a 13-0 run in the fourth quarter in the semifinals of the James Darcy Tournament in Lisbon. (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

The Red Devils' Ryan Vollmer (5) dashes past Lisbon defender Ryan Mason (44) to finger roll the basket. Hunter Gray and Hunter Forsythe ended up with 15 points each to lead Lisbon. Gray range up four three-pointers in the first half to lead the early Knights’ surge. Hammond surged late in the third quarter to close to within a point at 28-27, then took a 33-30 lead in the fourth quarter. However, the Red Devils’ offense went silent. Lisbon scored the final 13 points for the win. Ryan Vollmer led the Devils with 15 points, six steals and eight rebounds.


Games of Week 6-7: January 1-16, 2016

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


East Division
Brushton-Moira 76, St. Lawrence Central 41
NAC Tournament

Northern Adirondack 67, Ogdensburg 55
Non League Games at Indian River
Watertown 61, Massena 51
Indian River 54, Malone 48
Carthage 75, Salmon River 56
IHC 44, Potsdam 28
Non League

Madrid-Waddington 53, Edwards-Knox 31
Ogdensburg 76, Canastota 51



East Division
St. Regis Falls 56, Parishville-Hopkinton 30
Madrid-Waddington 52, Colton-Pierrepont 45
Central Division
Salmon River 75, Canton 64
Ogdensburg 69, Gouverneur 28
West Division
Edwards-Knox 56, Lisbon 54
Hammond 54, Hermon-DeKalb 43
Harrisville 58, Heuvelton 31



East Division
Brushton-Moira 94, Tupper Lake 40
Chateaugay 53, St. Lawrence Central 27
Central Division
Malone 61, Massena 50



Central Division
Massena 62, Gouverneur 36



East Division
Chateaugay 74, Colton-Pierrepont 52
St. Lawrence Central 58, Parishville-Hopkinton 46
Brushton-Moira 61, St. Regis Falls 53
Madrid-Waddington at Tupper Lake, postponed
Central Division
Canton 45, Potsdam 42
Malone 64, Salmon River 37
Massena at Gouverneur, postponed
West Division

Lisbon 57, Clifton-Fine 40
Harrisville 72, Hermon-DeKalb 33
Edwards-Knox 70, Heuvelton 51



West Division
Heuvelton 81, Clifton-Fine 32



Non League
St. Regis Falls 51, Hermon-DeKalb 34
Massena 59, Peru 35
Sackets Harbor 60, Lisbon 50
Chateaugay 46, Heuvelton 38



East Division
Madrid-Waddington 49, St. Regis Falls 42
St. Lawrence Central 43, Colton-Pierrepont 36
Brushton-Moira 70, Parishville-Hopkinton 44
Central Division
Malone 75, Gouverneur 45
Canton 58, Ogdensburg 46
Salmon River 58, Potsdam 44



West Division
Hermon-DeKalb 57, Edwards-Knox 47
Harrisville 71, Hammond 36



East Division
Chateaugay 63, St. Lawrence Central 32



East Division
Madrid-Waddington 66, Parishville-Hopkinton 30
Chateaugay 62, St. Regis Falls 46
Colton-Pierrepont 69, Tupper Lake 59
Central Division
Ogdensburg 72, Salmon River 58
Massena 63, Canton 49
Malone 50, Potsdam 47
West Division
Hammond 54, Lisbon 44
Hermon-DeKalb 51, Clifton-Fine 35
Non League
Harrisville 62, Gouverneur 42



Non League
Alexandria Bay 51, Lisbon 47
Massena 67, Indian River 44
Chateaugay 84, Northern Adirondack 69

Massena PULLS AWAY FROM canton for 65-49 victory

Massena’s Nicholas McKeel (53) slips past Canton defender Brandon Lorenc (5) to sink the shot. The Red Raiders beat the Golden Bears 65-49 in Central Division action.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

Golden Bears' guard Louden Porter (12) drives to the basket to score against the Red Raiders' Bailey Terry (10).  Xavier Goyco produced his second 20-plus performance in a row with 23 points to lead the Red Raiders to their fifth league win in six games, 9-1 overall. The victory was also the 400th coaching win for Raiders head coach Tom Miller, including stints at Indian River and Edwards-Knox over a 30-year mentoring span. Nick McKeel chipped in 17 points and Bailey Terry dropped in 11 for Massena. Canton was led by Dane Ames with 12 points and Louden Porter with 11. The Bears slipped to 3-2 Central, 9-2 overall.


For the second game in a row, Alexandra Bay had a close encounter with a Section X team. This time at home, the Purple Ghosts survived with a 51-47 win over Lisbon. Tyler Ayen punched in a game-best 22 points, while Ryan Tebo added 11 points. Lisbon’s top scorers included Braiden Martin with 12 points and Hunter Gray with 10 points.

Both teams entered the contest at 7-1, but the Red Raiders used a 36-19 first half to springboard a 67-44 victory over Indian River in a non-league contest at Massena. Xavier Goyco spotted up for five three-pointers in a game-high 24 points. Also scoring for Massena: Bailey Terry 16, Dante Viskovich 13 and Nick McKeel 10 points. The Warriors were led by Adorian Nicholson with 15 points and Patrick Leonard with 12 points.

Chandler LaPlante launched seven trifectas for 21 of his game-high 23 points in propelling Chateaugay to a non-league home win over neighboring Northern Adirondack. Jordan Martin and Darek LaBare floated 15 points each, while Tyler Jones added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (8-1 overall). Martin also dished out 11 assists. The balanced Bulldog attack offset strong performances by NAC’s Josh Juntunen with 25 points and Stephen Peryea with 23 points.

Huskies fend off potsdam comeback to earn 50-47 win

Malone’s Jason Spaulding (1) drives past Potsdam defenders Garrett Mattimore (10) and Connor Prosper (23) to down the open-look layup to extend the Huskies lead to seven points midway through the third quarter. After a quick scoring surge in the first quarter, Malone held off the Sandstoners 50-47.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Potsdam’s Jack-Ian Burnes (21) leaps over Malone defender Jacob Poupore (15) to earn the 17-foot jumper for two points and to reduce the Huskies' lead to just one point, 32-31, at the end of the third quarter.  The Huskies built leads of 17-7 in the first quarter and 28-19 at the half, but Potsdam rallied to score the first seven points after intermission to draw within two. By the start of the fourth quarter, Potsdam shaved the lead to one point 32-31, but were unable to ever gain the lead. Jason Spaulding topped in 11 points and Jacob Poupore accounted for 10 points in leading the Huskies (2-3 East, 5-5 overall). Potsdam’s Jack-Ian Byrnes led all shooters with 19 points, while Connor Prosper added 11 and Brian Cole 10 points.


For the first time in nearly seven years (February 2009), the Canton Golden Bears defeated Ogdensburg 58-46, behind a 30-point performance by Louden Porter. Younger brother Declan pitched in 10 points. O.F.A. was led by Peyton Lalone with 14 points, and Joe Dalton and Allen Fisher with 12 points each. The loss pulled the Blue Devils a half-game behind idle Massena for the lead the embattled Central Division race. Canton moved to within one game of the lead.

Salmon River kept in close contention in the Central Division dogfight, just a game-and-a-half from first place with a 58-44 win over Potsdam. Antoine Domino rainbowed 19 points, while Myles Jacobs piled in 15 points for Salmon River. Potsdam was led by Jack-Ian Byrnes with 14 points and Connor Prosper 12.

Madrid-Waddington kept spotless its East Division record (7-0) with a 49-42 victory at St. Regis Falls. The Jackets held a slim 22-19 halftime lead, but outscored the Saints 15-7 in the pivotal third quarter. Aaron Armstrong flashed the hot hand with 29 points for the Jackets. Spencer Reuss led the Saints with 17 points, while Jesse Goodrow knocked down 13 points.

Yellow Jackets down e-k cougars in 53-31 victory

Madrid-Waddington’s Austin Delosh (30) leaps past Edwards-Knox defender Dan Gotham (15) to down the quick layup to extend the Yellow Jackets' lead midway through the third quarter. Madrid-Waddington’s scoring surge in the second quarter led them to the 53-31 victory over the Cougars.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery 

Edwards-Knox’s Trent White (12) muscles his way past Madrid-Waddington defender Wade Lawrence (25) for the open layup and to cut into the Yellow Jackets' lead to begin the fourth quarter.  Aaron Armstrong tossed in 27 points as the Yellow Jackets rolled to their 12th win in 13 games, dominating the Cougars in non-league at SUNY Canton.


Canton’s Dane Ames (22) rises to sink the short shot, beating Salmon River’s Myles Jacobs (23) who goes for the block.  Salmon River upended Canton 75-64 in an intense Central game. (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

The Shamrock's Jordan Bigness (20) takes the contact with Canton defender Thomas Bortnick (11) and hits the "and-one."  After regaining the lead 23-22 midway through the second period and holding on for a 33-29 lead at the half, the Shamrocks outscored the Golden Bears 19-11 in the third period to take command 52-40, en route to a key road win. Canton was on fire for 23 points in the final quarter, but the Shamrocks matched the output with 23 of their own. Salmon River’s Antoine Domino netted a game-best 29 points, with quick and seemingly unstoppable penetration through the lane and several key scores on putbacks. Ben Kelly and Zach Smith added 12 points each, while Jordan Bigness connected for 10. Louden Porter led the Bears with 24 points, followed by brother Declan with 15 and Tom Bortnick with nine points. In a tightly-packed five-team race at the top of the Central Division, the win edged Salmon River within 1½ of the division lead, with Massena and Ogdensburg tied at the top. Canton and Malone, who are both a game behind, will face each other in their next outing.

central race tightens as malone trips massena 60-51

The Malone boys basketball team has steadily reversed its early-season struggles and put themselves back in the thick of the hot Central Division race, following a 61-50 upset over Massena. After dropping three of their first four divisional games, the Huskies have reeled off five straight divisional wins, avenged its worst loss of the season at Massena 60-37 and positioned themselves within a game of the first-place Raiders. Four teams – Massena, Canton, Ogdensburg and Malone – are all packed within a game of the divisional lead, while Salmon River is just two games behind. Even tough-luck Potsdam (1-6) has been in contention for most of the season, suffering four of its six losses by four points or less. Jayson Spaulding scored 19 points, with Jacob Poupore and Camron Gallagher adding 11 points each to lead Malone. Dante Viskovich held the hot hand for Massena with 17 points. while Bailey Terry added 10.

Chateaugay wins battle of the bulldogs vs. heuvelton

Chateauguay's Jordan Martin (12) used his quick footwork to spin past Heuvelton’s defender Joshua Cote (1) to earn the open-look short jumper to extend on the Bulldogs lead to five points midway through the first quarter. A scoring surge in the third quarter lifted Chateaugay past Heuvelton 46-38.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton's Brayden Couglar (44) skies over Chateaugay defenders Tyler Jones (15) and Austin Green (21) to sink the layup to begin the second quarter.

By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
In the seesaw boys’ battle of the Bulldogs, Chateaugay gained a 23-21 lead at the half, then turned up the defensive pressure in the second half to pull away with a 46-38 non-league win over Heuvelton at SUNY Canton. The East Bulldogs chipped away with a 12-7 run in the third quarter, opened a 13-point advantage early in the fourth quarter, then fended off Heuvelton’s final spurt. However, Chateaugay coach Mike Martin gave credit to Heuvelton’s defense in putting up a fierce battle. “Josh (Coach McAllister) had those kids ready and took us completely out of our rhythm. We missed some open looks, but that's a credit to Heuvelton’s defense. But our defense came through once again and held an excellent team to 38 points.” Heuvelton coach Josh McAllister felt there were three keys to the outcome. “We could have had them, but we shot only 11-for-29 from the line,” while Chateaugay was 11-for-16. Heuvelton also suffered early foul trouble, then seemed to lose a but of offensive composure in key spots in the second half against Chateaugay’s relentless pressure. Three-pointers were at a premium with just four for both teams combined. Chandler LaPlante finished with 12 points, including two of just three 3-balls for Chateaugay (11-1). Jordan Martin, Tyler Jones and Austin Green chipped in eight points each. Cole Piercey and Brayden Cougler each scored eight points, while Josh Cote contributed seven points and Brandon Stewart netted the lone trifecta for Heuvelton (7-4).

Larries edge Colts pulling away 43-36 victory

St. Lawrence Central’s Jared Young rises to score against Colton-Pierrepont defender Riley Doyle (4).  The Colts kept the reins on the Larries for most of the close contest, but St. Lawrence pulled away at the end to defeat the Colts 43-36.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

Colts John Angleberger (22) hits the runner over the Larries' Trent Saumier (33).  After trailing 29-28 through three quarters, the Larries outscored the Colts 15-7 in the final frame for the win. Shiloh Winters topped the Larries scorers with 13 points, while Kolby Perkins (11 points) and Jared Young (10 points) also it double digits. Ethan Knight led the Colts with 17 points, while John Angleberger chipped in 10.


Games of Week 4-5: December 21-31, 2015

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


Canton Burkman Holiday Tournament
Hermon-DeKalb 48, Alexandria Bay 47 (consolation)
Canton 62, Madrid-Waddington 39 (championship)



Section VII/X Challenge at Beekmantown 
Seton Catholic 73, Tupper Lake 42
AuSable Valley 62, St. Lawrence Central 37
Malone 57, Saranac Central 45
Salmon River 53, Peru 44 
Potsdam 50, Plattsburgh 31
Brushton-Moira 52, Beekmantown 41
Gouverneur Tournament 
Gouverneur 70, Edwards-Knox 56 (championship)
Heuvelton Tournament 
Hammond 54, Lisbon 41
Heuvelton 78, St. Regis Falls 74 (OT/championship)
Canton Tournament 
Madrid-Waddington 61, Hermon-DeKalb 38 (semi.)
Canton 66, Alexandria Bay 25 (semifinal)
Non League 
Harrisville 75, Copenhagen 58



Charlie Bridge Tournament at Sackets Harbor
Chateaugay 65, Harrisville 48 (championship)
Non League
Johnson City 70, Ogdensburg 66 (OT)



Section VII/X Challenge at SUNY Potsdam
Potsdam 53, Beekmantown 38
Brushton-Moira 65, Plattsburgh 63
AuSable Valley 73, Tupper Lake 41
Seton Catholic 65, St. Lawrence Central 45
Malone 77, Peru 50
Salmon River 59, Saranac Central 45
Wildcat Holiday Tournament at Gouverneur HS
Edwards-Knox 56, LaFargeville 47 (semifinal)
Gouverneur 69, Beaver River 65 (semifinal)
Bulldogs Holiday Tournament at Heuvelton HS
St. Regis Falls 48, Hammond 47 (semifinal)
Heuvelton 53, Lisbon 41 (semifinal/league)
Charlie Bridge Tournament at Sackets Harbor
Chateaugay 67, Sackets Harbor 43 (semifinal)
Harrisville 72, Immaculate Heart 59 (semifinal)
Non League
West Genesee 78, Ogdensburg 39



Non League
Massena 72, Carthage 49
Canton 62, General Brown 41
JCC Tournament
Harrisville 66, Thousand Islands 47



Non League
Indian River 58. Malone 48



East Division
Chateaugay 78, Parishville-Hopkinton 31
St. Regis Falls 62, Colton-Pierrepont 41
St. Lawrence Central 71, Tupper Lake 38
Madrid-Waddington 63, Brushton-Moira 36
Central Division
Ogdensburg 55, Potsdam 51
Salmon River 70, Massena 67 (2OT)
Canton 56, Gouverneur 32
West Division
Edwards-Knox 46, Hammond 43
Harrisville 74, Clifton-Fine 28


Jesse Goodrow netted a team-best 17 points, including a pair or crucial three-pointers in the closing minutes, to lift St. Regis Falls (8-1 overall) to a tight 48-47 win in the semifinals of the Al Gutterson Memorial Tournament in Heuvelton. Ryan Vollmer led all scorers with 19 points for Hammond (5-4). In the other semifinal, Heuvelton pulled away from Lisbon in the third quarter to spark a 53-41 win in a West Division matchup. Brayden Couglar tallied 12 points and Josh Cote tossed in 10 points for Heuvelton (4-1 West, 6-3 overall). Hunter Gray scored a game-best 15 points for the Golden Knights (2-3 West, 3-5 overall).
Plattsburgh rallied from 11 points behind in the third quarter to take a 52-50 lead, but Brushton-Moira came back to post a 65-63 win in the closest game of the annual Section X-Section VII Challenge at SUNY Potsdam. With 30 seconds remaining, Chase Bassett dropped in the go-ahead basket to his 13-point performance. Alex Burnett poured in 19 points to lead the Panthers (6-2), but it was his crucial steal in the final seconds that prevented the Hornets from a potential game-tying or game-winning bucket that sealed the win. Andrew Cutaiar led all scorers with 21 points for Plattsburgh.

Warriors pull away late IN 58-48 VICTORY OVER huskies

Malone’s Jacob Poupore (15) leaps through three Indian River defenders to earn the layup and reclaim the lead from the Warriors midway through the second period. The Huskies jumped to an early 16-10 lead at the end of the first period. However, Indian River led Malone 26-20 at halftime. Indian River went on to claim a 58-48 win at Malone.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Indian River’s Lawrence Borce (23) stretches over Malone defenders Cameron Gallagher and Zachary Raymond (4) to earn the lay up an extend on the Warriors lead in the closing seconds of the second quarter. Indian River surged in the second half of the game to capture the 58-48 victory.  Patrick Leonard scored a game-high 16 points, while Adorian Nicholson tossed in nine points to lead the Warriors (7-1 overall) in the non-league win. Malone was led by Jacob Poupore who scored 13 points.


St. Lawrence’s Trent Saumier (33) goes up for the layup beating Tupper Lake defenders Alan Stuart (44) and Brennan McComber (3).  The Larries defeated the Lumberjacks 71-38.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

Tupper Lake's Nick Moeller (33) dashes by Larries' defenders Kolby Perkins (32) and Jared Young (3) to score for the Lumberjacks.  St. Lawrence Central blew out to an 18-3 lead and never looked back in evening its Central Division record to 2-2. Jared Young collected a career-best 22 points, including four triples. Kolby Perkins netted 16 points, while Trent Saumier was strong on the offensive boards with 12 points and 11 putbacks. Tupper Lake was led by Devine Bullock with a game-best 23 points.

Blue Devils fend off late potsdam attack to win 55-51

Ogdensburg’s Joey Dalton (13) stretches over Potsdam defender Matthew Stone (24) to score the layup and extend the Blue Devils' lead to eight points over the Sandstoners late in the fourth quarter.  Potsdam mounted a 12-2 run to start the fourth quarter, but just fell short in the closing seconds 55-51.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Jack-Ian Byrnes (21) battles past Ogdensburg defenders Cale Sargent (32) and Joey Dalton (13) to earn two points.  Peyton Lalone’s two free throws with eight seconds remaining sealed Ogdensburg’s victory at Potsdam. Lalone finished with 12 points. Connor Badlam sprayed five 3-pointers in racking up 17 points to lead the Blue Devils. Potsdam’s Brian Cole tossed in a game-high 18 points, including three trifectas.

Canton Captures burkman tourney title over m-w

The Canton Golden Bears celebrate winning the Burkman Classic Holiday Tournament beating the Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets 62-39. Madrid-Waddington’s Aaron Armstrong and Canton’s Declan Porter each received all-tournament team selections, while Louden Porter was named Tournament MVP of the Burkman Classic.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Madrid-Waddington’s David Ohdendal (4) takes the short jump shot over Canton defender Dan Ames (22) to chip into the Golden Bears' lead early in the third quarter.  Canton led 11-10 after the first quarter, but tore the game open with a 17-4 run in the second period, and 18-9 advantage in the third.  Louden Porter led all scoring with 16 points Bears, followed by Tom Bortnick and Declan Porter with 14 each, and Brandon Lorenc with 10. David Odendahl led the scoring for the Jackets with 16 points, while Aaron Armstrong had 14.

H-D'S Woodrow NETs game winner to beat ghosts 48-47

Hermon-DeKalb’s David Stiles (30) drives the ball through four Alexandria Bay defenders to makes the quick layup and extend on the Green Demons' lead midway through the third quarter. Hunter Woodrow sunk the game winner with 27 seconds remaining and the Demons held off the Ghosts to capture a 48-47 victory in the consolation of the Burkman Classic.  (Jenne photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Alexandria Bay’s Tyler Ayen (5) leaps past Hermon-DeKalb defender Hunter Woodrow (20) to earn the basket to restore the Purple Ghosts' early in the third quarter. Woodrow led Hermon-DeKalb draining 14 points, followed by David Stiles with 11 and Ryan Morrill with 10.  Ayen netted a game-best 16 points and Ryan Tebo 12 points for the Purple Ghosts. 

Wildcats defeat edwards-knox IN TOURNEY FINAL 70-55

The Gouverneur basketball team celebrates winning the Wildcat Holiday Tournament by defeating Edwards-Knox 70-55. The Wildcats and the Cougars battled to a 28-28 tie at halftime. However, Gouverneur’s Brock Miller (MVP) and Connor Fenlong (All Tournament player) started a scoring surge in the fourth quarter to lift them to the Tournament Championship.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Edwards-Knox’s Trent White (12) battles between Gouverneur defenders Daniel Sweet (5) and Morgan Easton (20) to knock down the short jump shot in the closing minutes of the second quarter.  The Wildcats piled up 27 points in the fourth quarter to break away from the Cougars.Miller was on target for 32 points, including four 3-pointers and 10-for-14 from the free-throw line. Connor Fenlong chipped in 15 points. Trent White fired in 15 points to lead the Cougars, while Dawson Taylor scored 11 points and Cody Rowe added eight.


Heuvelton’s Andrew Woodward (4) muscles his way past St. Regis Falls defender Jesse Goodrow (5) to stick in the layup and cut the Saints' lead to just three points midway through the third quarter. St. Regis took a 13-point lead in the third quarter, but Heuvelton rallied to tie 67-67 and force overtime.  The Bulldogs edged out to a 78-74 win in the championship of the 23rd annual Al Gutterson Tournament. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

St. Regis Falls forward Sage Allen (35) makes the short jump shot around Heuvelton defenders Brayden Couglar (44) and Cole Piercey (5) to launch a Saints' run at the beginning of the third quarter.  After Heuvelton took leads of 10-0 and 15-1 in the first quarter, the Saints bounced back to close within 24-17 to cap the first quarter. An 18-10 run provided St. Regis with a 35-34 advantage at halftime. After a wild Heuvelton comeback from 13 points down in the fourth quarter, the Saints appeared to have potentially sealed victory in regulation, but a free-throw violation negated a crucial point with just seconds left. Brayden Cougler buried two free throws with 8.2 seconds left to force overtime, then the Bulldogs buried seven of their first eight foul shots to begin pulling away in the extra frame against a depleted St. Regis Falls squad. Down to just five players due to injury and foul out, the Saints continued to take the offense to the Bulldogs, including two three-pointers from Zach White. Cougler was named MVP, while teammates Cole Piercey and Josh Cote, along with Saints Sage Allen and Jesse Goodrow were named All Tournament.

gouverneur snaps winless streak earning 69-65 win

Gouverneur’s Brock Miller (4) drives past Beaver River defenders Matthew Kilionski (4) and Ryan Davis (15) for a layup and cut the Beavers' lead to three points midway through the third quarter.  In the semifinals of the Gouverneur Holiday Tournament, the Wildcats rallied from a 24-6 deficit to capture a 69-65 victory breaking a 26-game winless streak, dating back to February 4, 2014.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

Beaver River’s Cameron Boliver (14) leaps over Gouverneur defender Bredan Fenlong (13) to fire the distance three-pointer early in the third quarter. Connor Fenlong collected 29 points and Brock Miller posted a 22 points, to lead Gouverneur.  The Wildcats trailed 39-29 at the half, cut the lead to five points twice, before finally overtaking Beaver River on Andrew LaPlant's three-pointer with six minutes left.  Brett Neddo had 29 points to lead Beaver River. The Wildcats advance to face the Edwards-Knox in the tournament championship.

E-K Cougars pounce on red knights LATE for 56-47 win

Edwards-Knox’s Dawson Taylor (2) breaks around from LaFargeville’s Tanner Jeffers (10) to earn the open look at the basket and extend the Cougars' lead midway through the third quarter.  Edwards-Knox pulled away in the fourth quarter with a late scoring drive to earn the 56-47 victory.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

LaFargeville's Seth Hoover (15) leaps over Edwards-Knox defender Dan Gotham (15) to secure two points on the jump shot. E-K’s Jacob Fenlong and LaFargeville’s Tanner Jeffers both scored game-bests 15 points each.  The Cougars advance to face Gouverneur in the championship of the Gouverneur Holiday Tournament.


In the nightly Central Division drama of close contests, Salmon River ousted the Massena Red Raiders as the last undefeated team in the division, but needed double overtime to do it. The Raiders rallied from 11 points down in the fourth quarter to force the overtime frames. Antoine Domino with 22 points and Ben Kelly with 20 points countered a game-high 35 points from Massena’s Dante Viskovich in outlasting the Raiders 70-67. The Shamrocks’ Miles Jacobs also tossed down four shots from behind the arc for his 12 points. Salmon River connected nine times from the Land of Threes.

The Edwards-Knox Cougars took advantage of 15 unanswered points in the third quarter to overtake the Hammond Red Devils 46-43 in West Division action. Hammond countered with a 19-7 rally in the fourth quarter, but came up short. Jake Fenlong tallied 15 points and Trent White hit for 11 points, including all six of his free-throw shots in the fourth quarter to seal the win for the Cougars who improved to 3-2 West. Ryan Vollmer produced 15 points in Hammond’s fourth quarter comeback and a game-best posted 25 points.


Games of Week 3: December 14-19, 2015

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


Harrisville Tournament
Lowville 64, Edwards-Knox 61 (consolation)
Harrisville 58, Immaculate Heart 56 (championship)

Non League
St. Lawrence Central 51, Keene 37
General Brown 55, Lisbon 35
Moriah 71, Heuvelton 38
Canton 72, Northern Adirondack 63



Central Division
Salmon River 63, Gouverneur 34
Non League
Brushton-Moira 75, Saranac Central 68
Harrisville Tournament
Harrisville 70, Edwards-Knox 51 (semifinal)



East Division
Parishville-Hopkinton 44, Colton-Pierrepont 43
Madrid-Waddington 58, St. Lawrence Central 38
St. Regis Falls 73, Tupper Lake 39
Central Division
Ogdensburg 61, Malone 52
Massena 48, Potsdam 44
West Division
Lisbon 44, Hermon-DeKalb 41
Edwards-Knox 70, Clifton-Fine 31
Heuvelton 53, Hammond 28



East Division
Parishville-Hopkinton 67, Tupper Lake 62
St. Regis Falls 51, St. Lawrence Central 42
Madrid-Waddington 49, Chateaugay 44
Brushton-Moira 68, Colton-Pierrepont 54
Central Division
Potsdam 75, Gouverneur 38
Massena 58, Ogdensburg 54
Canton 60, Malone 59
West Division
Hammond 67, Clifton-Fine 42
Heuvelton 53, Hermon-DeKalb 39
Harrisville 62, Lisbon 30


Colton-Pierrpont’s Ethan Knight (30) dashes past Parishville-Hopkinton defender Mike Charleson (11) to lay in the easy fast-break basket. However, the Panthers survived 44-43, after a furious Colts' comeback in the final three minutes.   (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

Panthers Lucas Snell (32) sinks the shot against Colts defender John Angleberger (22).  Parishville-Hopkinton built a pair of 10-point leads in the second half, only to experience a scoring outage in the final three minutes. Colton-Pierrepont scored the final nine points of the game, but came up wide on the final buzzer-beater. The Panthers survived with a 44-43 victory over the Colts. C-P netted the final seven points of the first half to accomplish a 17-17 tie at the break. P-H opened leads of 27-17 and 43-33 in the second half. The Colts had one final chance to pull out a win with 2.6 seconds left, but the shot hit off the backboard to the right at the buzzer. Hunter Charleson posted a game-best 17 points, while Garrett Hayes chipped in 10 points for Parishville-Hopkinton which squared its East Division record at 2-2. The Colts got balanced scoring from Riley Doyle, Ethan Knight and Mark Dumas who all scored 11 points, and John Angleberger who finished with 10 points.

Yellow jackets fend off bulldogs for 49-44 victory

Madrid-Waddington’s Jordan Arquiett (32) leaps over a Chateaugay defender to drain the distance jump shot for two points to cut the Bulldogs' lead to one point midway through the third quarter.  In the seesaw battle, the Yellow Jackets pulled away in the closing minute to win on home court 49-44.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Chateauguay's Zach Cowan (23) muscles his way past Madrid-Waddington’s Wade Lawrence (25) to earn two points and tie the game 35-35 to begin the fourth quarter.  In dealing the Bulldogs their first setback of the season, the Jackets were led by David Odendahl with 16 points, including four three-balls.  In the balanced offense, Aaron Armstrong chipped in 15 points, followed by Jordan Arquiett with 13 points. Cowan led all scorers with 17 points for Chateaugay. Chandler LaPlante posted 14 points including three triples. Tyler Jones contributed10 points and eight rebounds.


The Massena Red Raiders stormed back from a dismal 27-9 start to rally for a 58-54 victory in Ogdensburg. Ogdensburg’s Joe Dalton hit an inside shot with just over two minutes remaining to put the Devils back in the lead 49-48, but it was OFA’s last advantage of the game. Massena closed out the win with a 10-5 finish and dealt the Blue squad its first Central Division loss since December 7th, 2012 against Malone. Dante Viskovich poured in 34 points to lead the Raiders (3-0 Central, 5-0 overall), including 14 in the second quarter when Massena engineered its comeback. Xavier Goyco chipped in 11 points. Ogdensburg was led by Allen Fisher with 15 points, while Peyton Lalone shot in 13 points.

Canton won a thriller at Franklin Academy, besting the Huskies 60-59. Declan Porter tossed in three triples in a game-best 26 points. Thomas Bortnick supplied 12 points and Louden Porter buried 10 for the Golden Bears. Malone countered with 21 points from Camron Gallagher, while Zach Raymond pitched in 14 points.


With five seconds remaining in the game, Immaculate Heart completed a 17-point comeback to tie the contest 56-56 against the host Pirates in the championship game of the Harrisville Boys Basketball Christmas Tournament. Also on the line, both team’s undefeated records to start the season. Seconds later, Brandon Best’s buzzer-beater on a second-chance rebound touched off the celebration as the Pirates outlasted the Cavaliers 58-56. Harrisville’s Jared Dreythaler poured in 21 points to lead the win andwas named Tournament MVP.  Nate Weaver chipped in 17 points for the Pirates who remaining undefeated at 6-0 overall.  The Cavaliers, who came into the contest at 6-0, were led by Jake Fusilli’s game-best 27 points, while Silas Baker hit all four attempts from beyond the arc for 12 points.

In the consolation game, Edwards-Knox was able to keep the game close, despite a red-hot shooting performance from Lowville’s Brian O’Connor. O’Connor’drained nine 3-pointers, en route to a 39-point performance.  He also dealt six assists and snared four steals in lifting the Red Raiders to a narrow 64-61 victory. Edwards-Knox’s balanced offense was led by Jake Fenlong with 13 points, Trent White 12 and Tyler Jandreau 10.  Edwards-Knox slipped to 4-5 overall. 


Massena’s Bailey Terry (10) rises high to drop in the layup.  Massena scored the final four points of the game, all on free throws, to put away a 48-44 victory over the Potsdam Sandstoners.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Jack-Ian Byrnes (21) scores the tough shot in the midst of three Red Raider defenders.  The Raiders broke a 44-44 tie with four free throws in the final 30 seconds to beat the Potsdam Sandstoners 48-44. Bailey LaBarge hit the first pair of foul shots, then Dante Viskovich hit the second pair to seal Potsdam’s fate with four seconds remaining. The Sandstoners had a chance to tie or take the lead with two runs at the hoop in the closing minute, but missed both shots. Massena scored the final seven points of the first half to cut Potsdam’s biggest lead of the night at 26-16. Potsdam led 26-23 at the half, but Massena came out of intermission with a five-point start to take the lead. Both teams then continued to exchange leads through the second half. Viskovich netted a game-best 15 points, while Nick McKeel added 13 and Bailey Terry 11 for the Raiders who remained unbeaten at 4-0 league, 6-0 overall. Potsdam was led by Jack-Ian Byrnes and Brian Cole who scored 12 points each.


Braiden Martin’s bucket with 20 seconds remaining opened a three-point Golden Knights’ lead, allowing Lisbon to pull out a 44-41 home win over the Hermon-DeKalb Green Demons. Kane Jordan accounted for half of the Lisbon scoring with a career-best 22 point performance. Martin added 10 points. Hermon-DeKalb was led by Alex Denesha’s 17-point game which included four three-pointers.

Ogdensburg pulled away with a 61-52 victory in the hotly-contested Central Division race. Peyton Lalone led the Blue Devils with17 points, while Allen Fisher totalled 13 points and Joe Dalton added 11 points for OFA. Malone’s Camron Gallagher led all scorers with 25 points on the night.


St. Regis Falls’ Cole Lage (23) rises for the layup, but St. Lawrence Central forward Trent Saumier (33) rejects the shot. The Saints pulled away for a 51-42 victory over the Larries.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence’s Jared Young (3) leans into Saints' defender Sage Allen-Recor (35) to sink the shot.  Conner Labar popped in 13 points to lead the Saints' win.  Kolby Perkins countered with 11 points for St. Lawrence Central. 

Sandstoners quick scoring defeats gouverneur 75-38

Potsdam’s Brian Cole (20) leaps past a Gouverneur defender to earn the two-point layup and the extra point off the foul to gain the 5-4 lead over the Wildcats early in the first quarter. The Sandstoners pulled away from Gouverneur early in the game to earn the 75-38 Central Division victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Gouverneur’s Braden Fenlong (13) sinks the short fadeaway jump shot over Potsdam defender Connor Prosper (23) to earn two points and an early 4-0 lead over the Sandstoners.  Potsdam jumped out to a 38-19 halftime lead, followed by a 28-4 run in the third quarter.  Jack-Ian Burns led Potsdam with a game-best 21 points, while Cole followed closely with 20 points, including four trifectas.  The WIldcats were led by Andrew LaPlant with 18 points.


Games of Week 2: December 7-12, 2015

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


Non League
Potsdam 59, Saranac Central 42
Heuvelton 60, Belleville-Henderson 9
Hammond 36, Schroon Lake 35
Colton-Pierrepont 50, Hermon-DeKalb 36



East Division
St. Regis Falls 57, Parishville-Hopkinton 32



East Division
Madrid-Waddington 48, Colton-Pierrepont 25
Brushton-Moira 84, Tupper Lake 59
Central Division
Ogdensburg 72, Gouverneur 35
Massena 60, Malone 37
West Division
Hammond 57, Hermon-DeKalb 36
Harrisville 57, Heuvelton 35
Edwards-Knox 57, Lisbon 53



Central Division
Ogdensburg 59, Canton 51



East Division
Chateaugay 60, Tupper Lake 39



East Division
St. Lawrence Central 66, Parishville-Hopkinton 43
Brushton-Moira 59, St. Regis Falls 58
Chateaugay 64, Colton-Pierrepont 18
Central Division
Malone 58, Salmon River 47
Massena 63, Gouverneur 31
Canton 56, Potsdam 41
West Division
Lisbon 62, Clifton-Fine 49
Harrisville 69, Hermon-DeKalb 35


Harrisville’s Nathan Weaver (10) puts in the layup over Heuvelton defender Brayden Cougler (42). After a close first half, including a buzzer-beater by Trent Sullivan for a 21-18 lead, the Pirates broke loose for a 36-17 run after intermission in a 57-35 win.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

On the runner, Heuvelton’s Cole Piercey (5) hits the rainbow shot over Harrisville defender Nate Weaver (10).  The Pirates' Jared Drythaler had a scorching second half for a game-best 28 points, while Weaver added 13 points.  Heuvelton was led by Brandon Stewart with nine points and Josh Cote with 7.

Edwards-Knox HOLDS ON TO BEAT Lisbon Knights 57-53

Edwards-Knox’s Jake Fenlong (10) takes the contact from Lisbon defender Hunter Forsythe (32), but still sinks the layup. The Cougars survived a close encounter with Lisbon 57-53.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

Lisbon’s Coleman Smith (24) rises for the hook shot facing Edwards-Knox’s Dan Gotham (15).  Trent White scored a game-best 22 points, while Fenlong added 16 for the Cougars.  Koby Jordan dropped in 18 points, while Hunter Gray knocked down 13 points for the Golden Knights.


Canton’s Declan Porter (3) rises high to block the shot of Potsdam’s Jack-Ian Byrnes (21).  After a close first half, the Bears outscored the Sandstoners 56-41 in their Central Division opener.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Thomas Bortnick (11) leans into Potsdam defender Connor Prosper (23) to sink the layup.  With a seesaw start, Potsdam kept the high-powered Canton scoring attack under control for the first half, holding the Bears close at 13-12 and 22-19 at the half. But Canton opened the lead to 39-29 after three periods, before closing out the 56-41 win. Key to the win was Louden Porter’s impressive 15-for-16 free-throw shooting, part of a 26-point performance. Louden also dished six assists and snared four rebounds. Declan Porter pitched in 12 rebounds and 14 points, including a pair of three-pointers. Tom Bortnick scored six points and Brandon Lawrence five points.



Potsdam’s Connor Prosper shoots over Saranac Central defender Austin Myers to drive home a three-pointer late in the second quarter to extend the Sandstoners' lead. Potsdam built a 25-15 lead over the Chiefs at halftime, then went on to beat Saranac Central 57-42 the non-league contest.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Brian Cole (20) takes the fade away jumper past Saranac Central’s Griffin Williams (3) to score a distance two pointer.  Cole tallied 19 points to lead the Sandstoners to their second win in three non-league games and 2-2 overall. Jack-Ian Byrnes contributed 16 points for Potsdam.

Red Raiders pull away  early to earn 60-37 victory

Massena’s Xavier Goyko (1) fires a shot from beyond the arch past Malone defender Jacob Poupore (15) to bury the three-ball and extend the Red Raiders lead early in the first quarter. The Red Raiders began to pull away from the Huskies late in the second quarter to capture a 60-37 Central Division victory.(Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Malone’s Jared Moody (23) makes the falling shot, extending past Massena’s Nick McKeel (53) in the first quarter.  The Red Raiders opened a 29-19 lead at halftime, including a three-point buzzer-beater at halftime by Dante Viskovich, capping a 9-1 run in the final two minutes of the half to provide Massena with some separation. Massena got balanced scoring from Viskovich who rainbowed 18 points, Bailey Terry who added 15, McKeel with 14 and Xavier Goyco with 11 points. Franklin Academy was led by Jared Moody and Ben Walley with eight points each.

Brushton-Moira downs tupper lake lumberjacks

Brushton-Moira’s Chase Bassett (12) leaps over two Tupper Lake defenders after cutting through two other defenders to sink the short jump shot and extend on the Panthers lead midway through the third quarter. After jumping out to a quick lead, Brushton-Moira defeated the Lumberjacks 84-59.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Tupper Lake's Devin Bullock (30) spins between a pair of Brushton-Moira defenders two earn two points late in the fourth quarter.  Bullock led all scorers by piling up 38 points for Tupper Lake.  Alex Burnett tossed down 22 points to guide the Panthers to an 86-59 win over Tupper Lake. Chase Bassett added 11 points and Austin Tavernia splashed 10.

Blue Devils survive beating the Golden Bears 59-51

Ogdensburg’s Allen Fischer (35) rises to sink the layup beating Canton defender Shemuel Prudhomme (15) for two of his game-best 18 points. The Blue Devils defeated the Golden Bears 59-51 after a close game at Hugh C Williams High School.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Canton’s Louden Porter (12) takes the contact facing three Blue Devil defenders to hit the shot. Canton’s Louden Porter (12) takes the contact facing three Blue Devil defenders to hit the shot. A 24-4 run in the second quarter, which included a 15-point run to close the half, broke open what otherwise had been a seesaw game in front of a packed crowd at Jerry Hourihan Gymnasium at Canton Central. Canton built a 20-14 lead through the first quarter, but shortly into the second frame, the Bears’ offense began to struggle against Ogdensburg’s pesky defense. Simultaneously, the Blue Devils’ offensive attack became unleashed with high speed and percentage, quickly piling up a 38-24 lead at the half. However, the momentum immediately shifted to start the second half. Canton outscored OFA 7-2 to open the third quarter, and gradually chipped away, drawing to within a point at 45-44. The Blue Devils completed the win with a 15-9 fourth quarter run. Allen Fisher led Ogdensburg with 18 points, followed by Peyton Lalone and Connor Badlam with 13 points each. Thomas Bortnick led Canton with 14 points, while Declan Porter added 13 and Louden Porter 11 points for the Bears who suffered their first loss of the season.

Larries WIN FIRST GAME WITH 66-43 WIN VS. p-h panthers

St. Lawrence Central’s Cole Meacham (5) closely defends Parishville-Hopkinton’s Lucas Snell (32) who charges his way to the basket. The Larries started strong, jumping to a 31-19 lead at the half.  St. Lawrence Central held off the Panthers at bay to capture a 66-43 win in the regular-season opener.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Parishville-Hopkinton’s Lucas Snell (32) drives through two St. Lawrence Central defenders to earn the basket and the foul near the end of the first quarter. Shilo Winters led the Larries racking up 18 points, while Jared Young earned 14, Colby Perkins scored 12 and AJ Kesner fired off 10 points.  Hunter Charleson downed 13 points for the Panthers.


Games of Week 1: November 27-December 5, 2015

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


Chateaugay Tournament
Brushton-Moira 61, Saranac Lake 35 (consolation)
Chateaugay 58, Malone 51 (championship)
Non League at SUNY Canton
Watertown 53, Potsdam 43
Immaculate Heart 50, St. Lawrence Central 36
Non League at Morristown
Hammond 51, Gouverneur 42
Non League
LaFargeville 49, Hermon-DeKalb 29
Ogdensburg 61, Cohoes 58 (OT)
Canton 62, Indian River 54
Madrid-Waddington 60, Schroon Lake 29



Chateaugay Tournament
Malone 49, Saranac Lake 39 (semifinal)
Chateaugay 61, Brushton-Moira 44 (semifinal)
Non League
Massena 63, Peru 50
Scotia-Glenville 55, Ogdensburg 52
Northern Adirondack 73, Salmon River 69 (2OT)



John Dineen Tournament at Madrid-Waddington
Edwards-Knox 73, Tupper Lake 67 (consolation)
Madrid-Wadd. 51, Heuvelton 41 (championship)
Non League
Canton 75, General Brown 46
St. Regis Falls 73, Clifton-Fine 43
Hammond 53, Colton-Pierrepont 35



Non League
Hermon-DeKalb 41, Gouverneur 39
Massena 73, Edwards-Knox 27
Harrisville 69, Ogdensburg 49



Non League
Saranac Lake 56, St. Lawrence Central 54
Potsdam 51, Lisbon 21



John Dineen Tournament at Madrid-Waddington
Madrid-Waddington 76, Tupper Lake 19 (semifinal)
Heuvelton 55, Edwards-Knox 48 (semifinal)



St. Regis Falls-Brady Fraser Tournament
Parishville-Hopkinton 51, Clifton-Fine 34 (consolation)
St. Regis 40, Colton-Pierrepont 35 (championship)
LaFargeville Tournament
Hermon-DeKalb 49, Sandy Creek 26 (consolation)
LaFargeville 49, Edwards-Knox 40 (championship)
Non League
Heuvelton 52, Sackets Harbor 36
Thousand Islands 63, Hammond 45
Lisbon 66, Belleville-Henderson 29



St. Regis Falls-Brady Frazier Tournament
Colton-Pierrepont 27, Parishville-Hopk. 26 (semifinal)
St. Regis Falls 72, Clifton-Fine 22 (semifinal)
LaFargeville Tournament
Edwards-Knox 50, Hermon-DeKalb 32 (semifinal)


Strong starts in each half led the Bulldogs to 58-51 victory over Malone in the championship game of the third-annual Chateaugay Tournament. The hosts built a 19-14 lead in the first quarter, which Malone shaved to 28-25 at the half. A pivotal 15-8 surge in the third quarter provided Chateaugay with a double-digit advantage to withstand the Huskies’ comeback attempt in the final frame. Eight players put points up for both teams. Chateaugay was led by Jordan Martin with 12 points, while Tyler Jones chipped in nine and Darek LaBare tallied eight, including a pair of threes. Malone’s Jake Poupore led all scorers with 13 points, while Camron Gallagher posted 10. In the consolation, Brushton-Moira pulled away from Saranac Lake 61-36. The Panthers’ Alex Burnett poured in a tournament-best 28 points for the game.

IHC Cavaliers RIDE past

Immaculate Heart’s AJ Jandous (5) leaps over St. Lawrence Central defender Trent Saumier (33) bury the short jumper and extend the Cavaliers' lead midway through the first quarter. The Cavaliers ended the first quarter with a commanding 26-4 lead. IHC went on to defeat St. Lawrence Central 50-36 in the non-league game. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central’s Cole Meacham (5) earns the layup past Immaculate Heart’s Jeremie Coleman (12) in the first quarter.  The Cavaliers’ zone defense held the Larries to just four points, while generating a 22-point advantage in the first frame. St. Lawrence Central saw some second-half surge, closing the gap to 14 at game’s end. Jared Young dropped in 10 points, while Cole Meacham pitched in nine to lead the Larries. 

Golden Bears shut down General Brown 75-46

Canton guard Louden Porter (12) drives to the basket, taking the contact with General Brown’s Eric Makuch (23).  The Golden Bears defeated the Lions 75-46 at Hugh C. Williams High School.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

Canton forward Declan Porter (3) hits the runner over General Brown’s Austin Guidry (23).  The Porter brothers combined to rack up 47 points – freshman Declan tallied 25 points including four three-pointers, while junior Louden tossed down 22 points including three triples – in providing Canton with a season-opening 75-46 victory. The Bears jumped out to a 16-point halftime lead, then extended the margin with a barrage of two- and three-pointers to open the third quarter. Eric Makuch scored 13 points and Collin Parody chipped in 12 points for General Brown. 


Madrid-Waddington’s Aaron Armstrong (1) rises high to score the layup, despite being surrounded by three Tupper Lake defenders. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Lumberjacks 76-19 at the semifinals of the John Dineen Tournament. (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Tupper Lake’s Alan Stuart (44) fires the midrange jumper, while defended hard by Madrid-Waddington’s Jordan Arquiett (32). Madrid-Waddington jumped to a 17-0 lead in the first seven minutes, before Tupper Lake scored four points to end the first quarter. The Yellow Jackets’ starting five presented a fast-paced, quick-transition offense that jump-started the lead, along with a smothering defense that forced six early turnovers, five of which were converted for points. M-W opened the second quarter with an 11-2 streak that keyed a 40-11 halftime advantage.  Arquiett led the Jackets with a game-best 14 points. Aaron Armstrong’s long-armed presence in the perimeter forced several turnovers while producing 11 points. Nate Plumley added 12 points, Wade Lawrence added eight and Nik Miller seven points. All ten M-W players who hit the court found the mark for points. The Lumberjacks were led by Noah Santana with nine points and Kameron Sarvis with seven points.

Saints pull away from eagles early for 72-22 win

St. Regis Falls Spencer Reuss (33) sweeps around Clifton-Fine defenders Chase Koster (11) and Forrest Hathaway (12) in the fourth quarter.  St. Regis Falls raced out to a 43-10 lead at halftime and cruised to a 72-22 victory in the semifinals of the St. Regis Falls-Brady Fraser Classic and that served as season opener for both teams.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

Clifton-Fine’s Dylan Martin (24) fires up a three-pointer over St. Regis Falls’ Chris Goodrow (3) early in the fourth quarter.  Jesse Goodrow fired in 19 points, while Sage Allen-Recor added 17 points and 12 rebounds, and Spencer Reuss posted 13 points for the Saints.  The Eagles' Curtis Hitchman scored six points, while Martin and Koster added five each.





Canton pulls away late to defeat Indian river 62-54

Canton’s Louden Porter (12) just gets the shot past Indian River’s Adrian Nicholson (22) to earn the bucket and the foul to complete the conventional three-point play, as Canton retook the lead in the third period.  Canton pulled away from the Warriors in the fourth quarter to capture the 62-54 victory.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Indian River’s Oscar Griffith (2) leaps over Canton defender Nate Aldous (20) to chip away at the Golden Bears' lead in the second quarter.  In the highly competitive and entertaining game, the first eight minutes provided the Bears with an 18-12 advantage at the first break, and edge that seemed to set the tone and carry throughout the game. Canton (3-0) led 32-28 at the half, then with a second-half start, outscored the Warriors 17-13 in the third quarter to extend the lead. Declan Porter finished with 30 points, including six three-balls and 11 rebounds, while Louden Porter rained down 18 points, including three triples. Dane Ames scored nine points. Tom Bortnick provided a variety of key plays which included three points, four assists, two steals and four rebounds. In a balanced Indian River attack,, Khorey Mitchell and Oscar Griffith each scored 10 points, Pat Leonard tallied 10 and Adorian Nicholson nine points.

Cyclones storm past sandstoners late for win

Watertown’s Trevor Forsythe (30) leaps over Potsdam defender Jack Fin-Byrnes (21) to score and chip away at the Sandstoners' edge late in the third quarter. Watertown went on to post a 10-2 run early in the fourth quarter to defeat Potsdam 53-43 in the non-league contest. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Dan French (32) leaps over two Watertown defenders to sink a distance two-pointer to chip away at the Cyclones' lead in the fourth quarter.  With a strong finish, Watertown reversed a 36-35 deficit with an 18-7 flourish in final quarter to beat Potsdam 53-43. Rashaun Hunter and Kelvin Ortiz-Serrano led the late surge, each scoring 16 points for the game, while Hassan Isaiah added 10 points for the Cyclones. The Sandstoners were led by Jack Byrnes with 15 points, while Matt Stone rolled in 10 points, Lucas Birth kicked in seven points and Connor Prosper dished up six.

hammond out scores colts in third earn 53-35 victory

Hammond’s Sean Walsh (25) slips between Colton-Pierrepont’s Mark Dumas and Jake Thomas to earn the layup and extend the Red Devils' lead to begin the third quarter. Hammond led 25-15 at halftime, then pulled away in the third quarter to capture a 53-35 victory.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Colton-Pierrepont’s Riley Doyle (4) leaps over Hammond’s Jacob Tate (33) to earn a three point shot from half court at the buzzer to end the second quarter and to chip away at the Red Devils lead.  Walsh pitched in 18 points, while Ryan Vollmer rainbowed 12 more in Hammond’s non-league win at Colton-Pierrepont. The Colts were led by Ethan Knight with 15 points and Riley Doyle with nine points.

Green Demons pull away in closing minute to win 41-39

Hermon-DeKalb’s David Stiles (30) earns the basket past Gouverneur defender Andrew LaPlant (12) to rally the Green Demons midway through the second quarter.  A surge in the closing minutes earned H-D the 41-39 non-league victory. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Gouverneur’s Benjamin Upward (40) cuts through two Hermon-DeKalb defenders to drop in two points and give the Wildcats the lead late in the second quarter.  In a seesaw battle between two teams showing promise of rebuilding their programs, Hermon-DeKalb pulled away from 36-36 and 38-38 ties in the final two minutes to edge Gouverneur 41-39 in a non-league contest. The Green Demons switched up to a smothering 2-3 zone defense to overcome a pair of six-point deficits. Trey Grant provided a key steal with under 30 seconds remaining to set up the final points. Alex Denesha knocked down 14 points and Ryan Morrill chipped in 12 points for the Demons. Gouverneur’s Connor Fenlong led all scorers with 15 points in the Wildcats’ season opener.


Heuvelton’s Victor Gagnon (32) lays the ball in the basket against Edwards-Knox’s Cody Rowe. The Bulldogs defeated the Cougars 55-48 in a close, seesaw battle in the semifinals of the John Dineen Tournament at Madrid-Waddington. (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Edwards-Knox’s Jake Fenlong (10) takes the runner past Heuvelton defender Josh Cote (1). In a seesaw thriller featuring six lead changes and three ties, Heuvelton rallied from an early nine-point deficit, then pulled away in the final two minutes to trip Edwards-Knox 55-48 in a game that also served as a regular West Division contest. The Cougars bounced out to a 13-4 advantage before the Bulldogs found their rhythm and pulled even at 16-16 early in the second quarter. Heuvelton edged into a 32-31 halftime lead on a three-point buzzer beater from Cole Piercey. At the end of the seesaw third quarter, Edwards-Knox emerged with a 43-38 advantage, but found itself scrambling against the Bulldog defense and lost some of its shooting touch in the pivotal 17-5 fourth quarter. Piercey led Heuvelton’s fourth-quarter charge with eight points, for a team-high 19 points. Andrew Woodard connected on all nine of his free-throw attempts and finished with 16 points. Josh Cote added 12 points. For the Cougars, Jake Fenlong poured in a game-best 20 points, including three trifectas. Cody Rowe splashed 13 points. Trent White and Dan Gotham tossed in five points each.

Doyle scores game winner to advance colts PAST P-H

Colton-Pierrepont’s Ethan Knight (30) fires the shot past Parishville-Hopkinton defender Mike 1) to chip away at the Panthers' lead midway through the third quarter. The Panthers led most of the game, until Riley Doyle drained the game-winning shot with eight seconds remaining to give the Colts their only lead and the final score of 27-26 to advance to the championship of the Brady Fraser Classic. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Parishville-Hopkinton’s Garrett Hayes (25) leaps over Colton-Pierrepont’s Mark Dumas to drop in the short two-pointer.  The Panthers dashed out to an 8-1 lead in the first quarter, using fast breaks and quick-strike opportunities, but then struggled to score over an eight-minute stretch that saw the Colts shave the margin to 14-11 at the half.  Leading the way with 13 points for the Colts, Riley Doyle hit 6-of-7 free throws, including his final three to pull the Colts within a point 26-25 in the final 30 seconds.  Ethan Knight added five points and Jake Thomas added a three-pointer.  The Panthers were led by Mike Charleson with eight points and Lucas Snell with six.