St. Regis Completes Unbeaten Season; O.F.A. Beats Salmon River

Gouverneur senior Devin Cox (2) cuts around Potsdam defender Jacob Mitchell (1) to create an open jump shot to chip away at the Sandstoners lead in the second quarter. Potsdam jumped ahead with an early 17-5 run in the first quarter and later went on to defeat the Wildcats 60-32 on Senior Night.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Final Standings & Non League Stats

EAST DIVISION                  W-L   GB   Non-Lg
x-St. Regis Falls
Tupper Lake
14-0       -        4-0
11-3       3       1-3
10-4       4       2-2
  8-6       6       1-3
  7-7       7       2-2
4-10     10       2-2
1-13     13       2-2
1-13     13       1-2
CENTRAL DIVISION           W-L    GB  Non-Lg
Salmon River
St. Lawrence Central
14-0       -        3-1
12-2       2       2-2
10-4       4       4-0
  7-7       7       2-2
  6-8       8       2-1
  5-9       9       4-0
3-11     11       3-1
0-14     14       2-2
WEST DIVISION                 W-L    GB  Non-Lg
12-2       -       3-2
11-3       1      1-0
10-4       2      3-2
  9-5       3      2-2
  8-6       4      1-3
3-11       9      1-4
2-12     10      1-3
1-13     11      0-2

Games of Week 10: February 3-8, 2014

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


East Division
St. Regis Falls 51, Brushton-Moira 31
Central Division
Ogdensburg 84, Salmon River 44



East Division
Chateaugay 71, Norwood-Norfolk 23
Brushton-Moira 62, Madrid-Waddington 56
St. Regis Falls 53, Colton-Pierrepont 27
Central Division
Malone 58, St. Lawrence Central 32
Ogdensburg 86, Massena 40
Potsdam 60, Gouverneur 32
Salmon River 60, Canton 49
West Division
Lisbon 39, Harrisville 33
Heuvelton 50, Hermon-DeKalb 37
Morristown 55, Hammond 35
Edwards-Knox 63, Clifton-Fine 41



East Division
Tupper Lake 61, Parishville-Hopkinton 28
West Division
Morristown 74, Edwards-Knox 60
Non League
Colton-Pierrepont 47, Hammond 37



East Division
Madrid-Waddington 70, Norwood-Norfolk 25
Chateaugay 64, Tupper Lake 52
Central Division
Massena 83, Malone 76 (2OT)
Ogdensburg 80, Potsdam 37
Salmon River 45, St. Lawrence Central 40
Gouverneur 54, Canton 52
West Division
Morristown 81, Edwards-Knox 70
Harrisville 41, Heuvelton 36
Hermon-DeKalb 49, Clifton-Fine 38



East Division  
Colton-Pierrepont 63, Parishville-Hopkinton 39
Chateaugay 51, Madrid-Waddington 42
Non League
Lisbon 54, Northern Adirondack 53

Massena Pulls Out 83-76 Double O.T. Win VS. Malone

Massena’s Logan DeShane (4) cuts between Malone defenders Jordan Yando (12) and Taylor LaPage (21) to gain an open layup to tie in the third quarter. After Malone rallied in the third quarter, the Raiders battled back in the fourth quarter to force overtime, then out dueled the Huskies in an 83-76 win.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Malone’s Jordan Yando (12) goes for the layup while facing heavy defense from Massena’s Viskovich brothers Xavier (50) and Dante (20). The Malone Huskies erased a 32-28 Red Raider halftime lead to force overtime, but still fell to Massena 83-76 in double overtime in a Class A regular-season matchup. The Huskies were only able to muster nine points in a slow first quarter, but then exploded for 40 points over the middle two frames. The Viskovich brothers led Massena with 49 points combined – Xavier scored 25, Dante added 19 points and Zevon dropped in five. Rhoades Tarbell tossed in 14 points, while Tyler Haas chipped in 13. The Huskies were led by Alex Johnson with 24 points, including three three-pointers. Cody Malvern Hill poured in 19 points, while Austin Lamay chipped in 13. With the win Massena improved to 12-1 Central, 14-3 overall and secured a second-place finish in the Central Division. Malone fell to 9-4 Central, 13-4 overall. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Salmon River Outlasts St. Lawrence Central 45-40

St. Lawrence Central senior Josh White (3) spins past Salmon River’s Justin Bigness (20) for the open jump shot to put the Larries within two to end the first quarter. In a back-and-forth contest, a late surge lifted the Shamrocks past St. Lawrence Central for a 45-40 victory on Senior Night in Brasher Falls. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Salmon River’s Zach Smith (22) cuts between St. Lawrence Central defenders Cody Meacham (5) and Bradley Francis for the lay up to give the Shamrocks the lead in the first quarter. Salmon River pulled out of 45-40 victory on Senior Night at Brasher. Salmon River pushed open a lead of as much as eight points, 30-22 in the third quarter, but could not put away St. Lawrence Central until the closing seconds 45-40. Antoine Domino keyed the balanced Salmon River offense with 13 points, while Kason Tarbell scored 11 and Russ Oakes tossed in nine points. The Larries’ Josh White was presented the Shamrocks with the biggest scoring challenge, providing a game-best 19 points. Cody Meacham added 11 points, including three three-pointers. Shane Fuentes and Bradley Francis chipped in four points each.

Potsdam Downs WILDCATS in Regular-Season Finale

Potsdam’s Jacob Mitchell (1) spins around Gouverneur's Curt LaPlant (12) to sink the open layup. Potsdam jumped to a quick 17-5 first quarter lead, en route to a 60-32 win at Gouverneur.  Nick Vaccaro tossed in 16 points, while Jake Mitchell knocked down 10 points in Potsdam’s Central Division win. Dustin Hutton led the Wildcats with 10 points. Potsdam improved to 7-7 division, 9-9 overall. Gouverneur closed the regular season at 3-11, 6-12 overall.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

H-D Green Demons Avenge:
Beat Clifton-Fine 49-38

Hermon-DeKalb’s Jaron Robinson (11) attempts a shot in the paint, surrounded by Clifton-Fine’s Logan Hayes (21), Mike Rust (23) and Chase Koster (11). The Eagles came out strong in the opening minutes, but the Demons fought back to lead 20-15 at the half. Hermon-DeKalb pulled away to a 49-38 victory. (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Hermon-DeKalb’s Brandon McAdam (30) is fouled by Clifton-Fine’s Forest Hathaway (15) while attempting a short jumper. The Hermon-DeKalb Green Demons avenged a six-point loss three days earlier with a 49-38 victory at Star Lake on Tuesday. Clifton-Fine jumped out to an 8-2 lead, before scoring went dormant for the balance of the first half. H-D closed the first half on an 18-7 run, including an 11-2 second quarter. Cody Merritt led Hermon-DeKalb with 30 points, including 20 after intermission. Jaron Robinson added 13 points, while Jacob McDonald and Ryan Matthews closed out the scoring with two points each. Hermon-DeKalb led Clifton-Fine 20-15 at the half.  For the Eagles, Chase Koster scored 20 points, including 12 after intermission. Senior guard Carl Provost, in his last varsity home game, scored 10 points including two three-pointers in the second half. Austin Locke added three points, while Jake Folsom added two and Michael Rust sunk a free throw. With the win, Hermon DeKalb improved to 2-11 West, 3-14 overall. Clifton-Fine slid to 1-12 West, 1-14 overall.

Colts' Early 3-Pointers TORPEDO P-H Panthers 63-39

Colton-Pierrepont’s Mark Dumas (32) knocks down the jump shot past three Parishville-Hopkinton defenders to extend the Colts’ lead to four points. P-H kept the game close throughout the first half, but Colton-Pierrepont surged in the second half to claim the 63-39 win over the Panthers.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Parishville-Hopkinton’s Garrett Hayes (25) loops around Colton-Pierrepont’s Ethan Knight (24) for the open jump shot. Scott Boyce and Zach Farr rounded up 14 points apiece as the Colton-Pierrepont Colts defeated the Parishville-Hopkinton Panthers 63-39. Knight added 13 points, while Riley Doyle chipped in 11. Colton-Pierrepont improved to 4-8 East, 5-10 overall. The Panthers – now 1-12 East, 2-13 overall – were led by Kobe Wells with seven points, followed by six points each from Wyatt Snell and Hunter Charleson. Mike Burns hit five points, all from the free-throw line.


Games of Week 9: January 27-February 1, 2014

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


West Division
Clifton-Fine 53, Hermon-DeKalb 47



East Division
Tupper Lake 56, Madrid-Waddington 42
Chateaugay 64, Colton-Pierrepont 39
Brushton-Moira 65, Norwood-Norfolk 19
Central Division
Ogdensburg 99, Canton 25
Salmon River 53, Gouverneur 35
Malone 62, Potsdam 55
Massena 69, St. Lawrence Central 37
West Division
Edwards-Knox 50, Lisbon 45
Heuvelton 52, Hammond 27
Harrisville 52, Hermon-DeKalb 23
Morristown 60, Clifton-Fine 17



East Division
Gouverneur 44, St. Lawrence Central 33 (OT)
West Division

Harrisville 46, Hammond 13



East Division
Brushton-Moira 59, Parishville-Hopkinton 31
Central Division
Gouverneur at St. Lawrence Central, ppd to 1/30



East Division
St. Regis Falls 63, Chateaugay 35
Madrid-Waddington 72, Colton-Pierrepont 68
Central Division
Massena 65, Potsdam 49
West Division
Edwards-Knox 58, Heuvelton 42
Harrisville 43, Clifton-Fine 33
Morristown 61, Lisbon 39



East Division
Brushton-Moira at Parishville-Hopkinton, ppd. 1/29
West Division
Hammond at Harrisville, postponed 1/30


St. Regis Falls’ Louis Goodrow (24) kicks the ball out to an open teammate after the Chateaugay defense collapses on him. The Saints pulled ahead 18-8 after the first quarter and held Chateaugay to four points in the second frame for a 37-12 lead at the break. The title-focused St. Regis Falls' defense hounded the Bulldogs into a poor-shooting second quarter and  won 63-35 to capture the East Division crown.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Doubled teamed, St. Regis Falls’ Brandon Votra (23) is fouled hard by Chateaugay’s Tyler Jones (15).

By Drew Gearsbeck, North Country SportsNet
The St. Regis Falls Saints kept their unbeaten streak alive with a 63-35 victory over their East Division foes, the Chateaugay Bulldogs. With the win, the Saints also clinched the East Division regular-season title.  The Bulldogs’ Seth Young drained a three-pointer in the opening minute to put Chateaugay in front 3-0, but the Saints countered with a 13-0 run to pull ahead and led the remainder of the game. St. Regis Falls led 18-8 after the first quarter. The Saints’ defense proved to be almost impenetrable in the second quarter, forcing numerous shot-clock violations and did not allow the Bulldogs many open looks at the basket. Chateaugay was only able to salvage four points in the second frame as the Saints rolled to a 37-12 lead at the half. The Bulldogs came out strong in the second half, playing nearly evenly, but were still outscored 28-23 after intermission. Louis Goodrow led the Saints with 20 points. Brandon Votra chipped in 15 points. Noah Bowes led Chateaugay with 10 points. St. Regis improved to 12-0 East, 16-0 overall. Chateaugay fell to 7-3 East, 8-6 overall.

Massena Breaks Away From Potsdam in 65-49 VICTORY

Massena’s Tyler Haas (24) pops a jump shot over Potsdam defenders Nick Vaccaro (23) and Dequan Pitts (35). The Sandstoners stayed even with the Red Raiders up until midway through the third quarter for a 29-27 lead, before Massena pulled ahead for keeps and defeated Potsdam 65-49 in Central Division action.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Massena’s Zevon Viskovich (44) dishes up a layup past Potsdam’s Dequan Pitts (35). After trailing 29-27 in the third quarter, the struggling Red Raiders finally broke free by producing a 21-7 run in the final period to shut down the Sandstoners. Dante Viskovich held the hot hand with 20 points in the Raiders’ 65-49 home-court victory. Devon Viskovich chimed in 13 points, while Tyler Haas knocked down 12. Potsdam was led by Brian Cole with 19 points. Jack Byrnes chipped in 11 for the Sandstoners. Massena improved to 9-1, 11-3 overall. Potsdam slid to 6-5 Central, 8-7 overall.

Clifton-Fine Earns First Win Outlasting H-D Demons 53-47

Clifton-Fine’s Austin Locke (32) leaps over Hermon-DeKalb defenders Harrison Chilton (15) and Jacob McDonald (23) for the jump shot to put the Eagles up by four points. In a seesaw battle, the Eagles gained the biggest lead, going up by six in the closing seconds and earned their first win 53-47.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Hermon-DeKalb’s Jaron Robinson (11) makes the inside jump shot, after cutting through two Clifton-Fine defenders to tie the game in the fourth quarter. Clifton-Fine rallied in the closing two minutes to earn their first victory of the season on the road at Hermon-DeKalb 53-47. Jake Folsom scored 15 points, Chase Koster added 13 and Carl Provost chipped in 11 points as the Eagles pulled even with the Green Demons in the West Division standings. The two teams will meet again in just three days in the rematch. Hermon-DeKalb was led by Cody Merritt with 17 points and Reilly O’Donnell with 15. Clifton-Fine improved to 1-11 West, 1-13 overall. H-D slid to 1-11 West, 2-14 overall.

Gouverneur Finally BEATS St. Lawrence in O.T. 43-33

St. Lawrence Central’s Shane Fuentes (10) spins around Gouverneur’s Nathan Drake (23) to get inside for the open layup to put the Larries up by three points in the first quarter. The Larries battled back after falling behind by 10 points and eventually force overtime.  Gouverneur went on to win 43-33.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Gouverneur’s Curt LaPlant (12) drives to get past St. Lawrence Central’s Jayce Lanning (15) to set the half court offense. The Wildcats pounced on the Larries for a quick 10-point, first-quarter lead, but St. Lawrence chipped away to force overtime. After battling to a 31-31 tie through regulation, the Gouverneur Wildcats outscored St. Lawrence Central 12-2 in overtime to capture their second Central Division win. The Larries bounced back from an early 10-point deficit to climb within three points in the first half. Curt LaPlant led the Wildcats with 14 points, followed by Dustin Hutton who tallied 12. St. Lawrence Central was led by Cody Meacham and Brad Francis who each scored nine points.

After Early Battle, B-M Panthers Pull Away vs. P-H

Brushton-Moira’s Taylor Tallman (32) makes a jump shot early in the first quarter to bring the Panthers to a 17-7 lead. The B-M Panthers weathered a quick Parishville-Hopkinton comeback by that brought the margin to just two points. Brushton-Moira went on to grab a 59-31 victory in the East matchup.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Parishville-Hopkinton’s Wyatt Snell (12) steals the ball and drives in to flip a layup in, against Brushton-Moira’s Austin Tavernia (15). Brushton-Moira jumped to a quick 34-13 halftime lead, en route to a 59-31 victory at Parishville-Hopkinton. Adam Martin scored a game-best 24 points to lead Brushton Moira. Alex Burnett chipped in 12 points, while Taylor Tallman added seven. Parishville Hopkinton was led by Wyatt Snell and Mike Charleson with five points each. Brushton Moira improved to 5-6 East, 7-8 overall. Parishville Hopkinton slipped to 1-11 East, 2-13 overall.


By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
The Morristown Green Rockets pulled off perhaps their biggest victory in recent years, knocking off previously West-unbeaten Lisbon in convincing fashion 61-38. Morristown Coach George Beaulieu told North Country SportsNet, “Everything just came together tonight. We’ve been getting better. The boys played their best game of the season.” More importantly, the victory kept the Rockets in striking distance, with an outside chance of the West Division title. Four players reached double figures led by Jake Van Arnum with 15 points, followed by Tristan Gilmour and Ryan Vollmer with 12 points each and Devon Dulmage with 11. Ryan Buckley led the Knights with 13 points, while Jimmy Robinson added 11. Morristown improved to 7-3 West, 8-3 overall. Lisbon fell to 10-1 West, 12-3 overall. The Golden Knights’ loss opens the door for second-place Edwards-Knox to directly challenge the West Division lead when they host Lisbon on Friday night.


Games of Week 8: January 20-25, 2014

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


East Division
Chateaugay 51, Parishville-Hopkinton 33
Non League
Carthage 75, Massena 45



East Division
Colton-Pierrepont 62, Norwood-Norfolk 24
St. Regis Falls 57, Madrid-Waddington 40
Chateaugay 54, Parishville-Hopkinton 25
Tupper Lake 71, Brushton-Moira 50
Central Division
Potsdam 52, St. Lawrence Central 35
Ogdensburg 92, Gouverneur 22
Malone 60, Salmon River 48
Massena 78, Canton 50
West Division
Lisbon 57, Clifton-Fine 25
Heuvelton 59, Morristown 55
Harrisville 49, Hammond 38
Edwards-Knox 78, Hermon-DeKalb 48



Non League
St. Lawrence Central 56, Norwood-Norfolk 36
Salmon River 40, Chateaugay 36



West Division
Heuvelton 42, Harrisville 41
Morristown at Edwards-Knox, postponed
Lisbon Tournament
Salmon River 64, Hammond 42 (consolation)
Canton 50, Lisbon 42 (championship)

Non League
Potsdam 48, Indian River 46 (OT)
St. Lawrence Central 68, Parishville-Hopkinton 33



Tupper Lake 65, Norwood-Norfolk 31
Lisbon Tournament
Canton 60, Salmon River 58 (semifinal)
Lisbon 64, Hammond 34 (semifinal)

Salmon River's Fast Start Sinks Devils in Consolation

Salmon River’s Jordan Wood (15) drives the lane, heavily defended by Hammond’s Brock Tulley (3) and Jeffery Shelton (15). The Shamrocks got off to a quick start and pushed their lead to double digits over the Red Devils in the first half. The Shamrocks won 64-42 in the consolation of the Darcy Tournament. (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Salmon River’s Brandon Burdash (45) attempts a short jumper over Hammond’s Payton Frisina (5).  The Salmon River Shamrocks went on a 21-6 first-quarter run, led by Jason Tarbell’s eight points, in setting the stage for a 64-42 victory over the Hammond Red Devils in the consolation game of the James Darcy Memorial Tournament at Lisbon. Tarbell finished with 18 points to top all scorers, followed by Russ Oakes with 11 points. Jordan Wood added seven, while Antoine Domino and Tyler Brooks both scored six. For Hammond, Brock Tulley popped 13 points, while Zech Cunningham chipped in 11. Devon Leach contributed six points while Jaylyn Raglin closed out with five. Salmon River improved to 4-8 overall, while Hammond fell to 4-9 overall.

Potsdam Rallies To Beat Indian River in Overtime

Potsdam's Daquan Pitts (35) blocks a layup attempt by Indian River’s Elijah Franklin (22). Potsdam battled back to tie the game with just 31 seconds left to force overtime. Potsdam’s Nick Vaccaro fired in a three pointer in overtime to lead the Sandstoners to a come-from-behind victory over the Warriors 48-46.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Indian River’s Elijah Franklin (22) pops in a jumper over Potsdam's Daquan Pitts (35) with one minute left in the game. In the low-scoring defensive game, Potsdam jumped out to a 15-6 lead in a first quarter that included three trifectas. Indian River climbed back into the game by outscoring the Sandstoners 17-8 in the third quarter. After tying the game with 31 seconds remaining in regulation, the Sandstoners outscored Indian River 7-5 in the extra frame. Potsdam was led by Nick Vaccaro with 15 points, all from beyond the arc. Pitts added 11 points, while Brian Cole chipped in eight and Jack Byrnes finished with seven points. For Indian River, Williams scored 14 points, while Tillman and Angelo contributed 12 points each.

St. Regis Falls Surges in 2nd Half To Beat Jackets

St. Regis Falls’ Brandon Votra (23) is fouled by Madrid-Waddington’s Jacob Barney (0) as he attempts a close-range shot. In a seesaw battle for the first 16 minutes of play, both teams struggled to find points. The Saints led 19-16. St. Regis Falls pulled away in the second half to down the Jackets 57-40.  (Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

After a low-scoring 19-16 first half, St. Regis Falls edged ahead by eight points to close the third quarter. After a low-scoring 19-16 first half, St. Regis Falls edged ahead by eight points to close the third quarter. The Saints closed out the contest by sinking all of their last 15 free throws, including all 14 in the final quarter, to beat the Yellow Jackets 57-40. The unbeaten Saints were led by Louis Goodrow with 17 points, while Brandon Votra chipped in 11 points. Zack Brock led Madrid-Waddington with 12 points, while David Odendahl added 11 and Jacob Barney dealt 10 points. The Saints improved to 11-0 East, 15-0 overall. Madrid-Waddington slipped to 6-3 East, 7-6 overall.

St. Lawrence Central Wins 2nd in Row Beating Flyers

St. Lawrence Central’s Cody Meacham (5) goes for a jump shot while facing heavy defense from Norwood-Norfolk’s Travis Gay (3). The Larries took a 25-8 run through the first quarter en route to a 56-36 win. Norwood-Norfolk had a 12-2 run in the third quarter.  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Norwood-Norfolk’s Ian St. Andrews (34) takes a jump shot while facing double coverage from St. Lawrence Central’s Shane Fuentes (10) and Josh White (3). St. Lawrence broke out to a 25-8 lead through the first quarter, but then held off Norwood-Norfolk for a 55-36 victory in an interdivisional matchup. Norwood-Norfolk made a run in the second half, shaving a 26-point lead to 14 points before the Larries pulled away. St. Lawrence was led by Josh White who scored game-best 22 points, followed by Cody Meacham with 10 points and Shane Fuentes with nine. Nate Arquitte added two three-balls in the first quarter for six points. Dustin Fisher led the Flyers with 18 points, including 12 points in the second half. The win was the second in a row for the Larries who improved to 2-11 overall. Norwood-Norfolk slid to 3-11 overall.  (Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Canton Holds Off Lisbon Surge To Win Darcy title

Canton’s Loudon Porter (12) tugs at Lisbon’s Adam Kelley (10) while both try to corral a loose ball. The Bears’ suffocating defense caused problems for the Golden Knights in the first half.  Canton led 28-14 at the break. Lisbon fought back to within six points in the second half, but the Bears hung on to win 50-42 in the championship game of the 16th Annual James Darcy Tournament.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Game Broadcast

Canton’s Scott Wight (15) attempts a tough shot while heavily defended by Lisbon’s Jimmy Robinson (44). Wight led Canton with 15 points and was named MVP of the James Darcy Memorial Tournament in Lisbon. Canton’s defense provided the spark that opened an 11-4 lead through the first quarter and 28-14 at the half. Wight scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half to lead the surge. Lisbon began the second half with a uptempo run that cut the lead to 10 points. However, Francesco Palumbo responded with two three-balls that reopened the margin to 16. Lisbon continued to chip away, closing to within six points at 48-42 before Canton put the game away. For Canton, Palumbo scored 12 points including three trifectas. Loudon Porter added 11, Evan Lapoint scored eight, and Mike Kugler and Tommy Christy added two points each. For Lisbon, Ryan Buckley netted a game-best 16 points, followed by Jake Putney and Jimmy Robinson with eight each. Tristan Vine finished with six points, while Donnie Duprey and Kobe Jordan added two each.


Games of Week 7: January 13-18, 2014

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


Non League
Norwood-Norfolk 39, Parishville-Hopkinton 38
Edwards-Knox 58, Madrid-Waddington 54



East Division
Tupper Lake 61, Colton-Pierrepont 39
St. Regis Falls 53, Norwood-Norfolk 19
Central Division
Ogdensburg 82, St. Lawrence Central 29
Malone 84, Gouverneur 38
Potsdam 46, Canton 44
Massena 55, Salmon River 53

West Division
Hammond 50, Clifton-Fine 35
Edwards-Knox 71, Harrisville 42
Morristown 44, Hermon-DeKalb 39 (OT)
Non League
Chateaugay 54, Heuvelton 42



East Division
Madrid-Waddington 53, Parishville-Hopkinton 15
Chateaugay 67, Brushton-Moira 58
Central Division
Canton 63, Gouverneur 61
West Division
Lisbon 38, Heuvelton 16



East Division
St. Regis Falls 65, Parishville-Hopkinton 26



East Division
Madrid-Waddington 40, Chateaugay 35
St. Regis Falls 57, Tupper Lake 37
Brushton-Moira 49, Colton-Pierrepont 32
Central Division
Massena 66, Gouverneur 30
Salmon River 55, Potsdam 50
Ogdensburg 87, Malone 48
Canton 58, St. Lawrence Central 50
West Division
Edwards-Knox 75, Hammond 46
Morristown 47, Harrisville 39
Lisbon 48, Hermon-DeKalb 32
Heuvelton 56, Clifton-Fine 13



East Division
Norwood-Norfolk 44, Parishville-Hopkinton 33
West Division
Hermon-DeKalb 42, Hammond 39
Non League
Gouverneur 57, LaFargeville 47

Canton Rallies To Overtake Gouverneur WILDCATS 63-61

Canton’s Tommy Christy (2) attempts a tough shot, while swarmed by Gouverneur defenders Dustin Hutton (55), Troy Gates (13) and Ben Casey (3). The Wildcats led until midway through the fourth quarter, when the Bears overtook them and never relinquished the lead, ultimately winning 63-61.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Gouverneur’s Troy Gates skies over Canton’s Scott Wight (15) and Eugene Hitchman (33) for two of his 23 points. With just under eight minutes remaining, the margin was ten points. The Golden Bears were on the verge of being upset by the Wildcats who had led the whole game. The Wildcats closed the first half on a 10-3 run to open a 32-25 lead at the half. And four times the Wildcats opened a 10-point margin in the second half. The Bears needed a rush – and got it. Down 49-39 early in the fourth quarter, the Bears chipped away until they took the lead at 54-52, then held off the Wildcats down the final stretch for a 63-61 victory. Evan LaPoint led the Bears with 19 points, while Louder Porter stepped up with 16 points, including 10 scored in the final period. Porter tied the game from the free-throw line by connecting on all three shots after being fouled beyond the arc, then stole the ensuing inbound pass and scored to give the Bears their first lead of the game 54-52 with 3:52 left. It was a lead the Bears would not relinquish. Troy Gates scored a game-best 23 points, while Dustin Hutton added 14 points, all in the second half. Canton improved to 4-5 Central, 6-5 overall. Gouverneur went to 1-7 Central, 4-8 overall.

St. Regis Falls' 15-Point Surge Fells Lumberjacks

St. Regis Falls’ Evan Atkinson (32) leaps around two Tupper Lake defenders to extend a wraparound pass. The Saints went on a 15-2 run that began in the closing in the closing minutes of the first quarter and extended into the second quarter to gain the 57-37 win over the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

St. Regis Falls’ Corey Labounty (20) looks for the jump shot but is blocked by Tupper Lake’s Vodel Wesby (22). The Saints broke open the game early with a 15-point run to build a 31-14 halftime advantage and down the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks 53-37 in an East Division victory. The two teams met just three days earlier in Tupper Lake and, by contrast, the Saints won by just two points. The Saints remained undefeated at 8-0 East, 12-0 overall. Labounty held the hot hand with 19 points, while Brandon Votra added 14 points. Tupper Lake (5-3 East, 7-5 overall) was led by Mitch Keniston with 10 points.

Massena Tops Gouverneur 66-30 in Central Matchup

Gouverneur’s Jordan Chambers (40) and Dustin Hutton (55) try to defend a shot from a Massena attacker. The Red Raiders led by 16 points just prior to the half, closing out a 35-22 lead at intermission. Gouverneur was unable to make a dent into the Red Raiders lead in the second half, in a 66-30 final.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Gouverneur’s top team scorer Devin Cox (2) fires in a layup vs. Massena. The Red Raiders downed the Wildcats 60-33 to stay within a game of the Central Division lead. Ryan Haas led the Raiders with 17 points, followed by Dante Viskovich who knocked down 16 points and Rhoades Tarbell who delivered 13 points. Massena improved to 7-1 Central, 9-2 overall. For Gouverneur, now 1-6 Central and 4-7 overall, Troy Gates and Devin Cox netted 10 points apiece.


Canton's Evan LaPoint beats an inside challenge from Potsdam's Dequan Pitts (35) to knock down two points. The Sandstoners' Jack Byrnes capped a wild fourth quarter with an off-balance putback with sixth-tenths remaining to give Potsdam a 46-44 win over Canton. Pitts led Potsdam with 13 points.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam's Jack Byrnes (21) sinks a free throw.  Byrnes banked an off-balance free throw with six-tenths of a second left on the clock, to lift the Sandstoners to a 46-44 Central Division victory over the Bears.  The teams fired off dueling three-pointers during the final three minutes, capped off by the close finish.  The seesaw game intensified down the stretch and Canton took a one-point lead when Louden Porter spun in the lane for the bucket, then took an outlet feed from Evan LaPoint and dumped in an easy layup on a fast break. Potsdam’s Brian Cole starts a barrage of three-pointers, putting the Sandstoners ahead by two points. Canton’s Evan Lapoint nailed a three-pointer a short time later to tie the game 41-41. Potsdam’s Nick Vaccaro answered with a three-ball from the corner to put Potsdam ahead by three. Ryan Caldwell countered with a three from the top of the arc, tying the game at 44-44 with 8.7 seconds left. With the Sandstoners on the run and the clock running out, Jack Byrnes cleaned up the boards on a missed initial shot and knocked down the desperation bucket with 0.6 seconds left to give Potsdam a 46-44 win. Pitts paced the Sandstoners 13 points, while Byrnes and Nick Vaccaro each closed out with eight points, helping Potsdam improve to 5-4 Central, 6-6 overall. Porter also recorded 13 points to lead the Bears who slid to 3-6 Central, 5-6 overall.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Lisbon Downs Heuvelton; Robinson Honored For 1,000

Lisbon’s Golden Knights Jimmy Robinson (44) zooms through the lane, with the defense closing quickly, and drops the shot for two points. Before the game, Robinson was awarded a plaque for eclipsing the 1,000-point plateau in his varsity career. The Knights went on to defeat the Heuvelton Bulldogs 38-16.  (Jack Vaisey III photo)  Game Gallery

Lisbon’s Jimmy Robinson (44) is presented with a plaque, adding his name to the Golden Knights’ 1,000-point scorers club, during ceremonies prior to Thursday’s game. Robinson is accompanied by his parents and Coach Sean Backus.  the presentation came prior to Thursday’s home game – a 38-16 victory over the Heuvelton Bulldogs in a West division encounter. Robinson, who reached the milestone during a recent road game, went on to deliver a 17-point, 15-rebound performance in the Knights’ victory. Jake Putney added 15 points and nine rebounds for Lisbon, while the team improved to 8-0, West 10-1 overall. Heuvelton slipped to 4-3 West, 5-6 overall.  (Jack Vaisey III photo)  Game Gallery

Dandrow Reaches 1,000 Points in e-k Cougars' Win

With 998 points, Edwards-Knox’s Kaden Dandrow (32) shoots the three-ball and sinks it to surpass to the 1,000-point milestone during Tuesday’s game with Hammond. Dandrow scored 27 of his 34 points in the first half, leading the Cougars to a 75-46 home victory over the Red Devils. (Jack Vaisey III photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Edwards-Knox's Kaden Dandrow receives his 1,000-point ball, while flanked by parents, coaches to the left and grandparents to the right, during Tuesday's game vs. Hammond.

Edwards-Knox’s Daniel Pharoah (33) hit the fade-away jumper and sinks it for two of his 16 points. Edwards Knox’s Kaden Dandrow got off to a fiery start with 27 points in the first half, including a three-pointer from just to the left of the top of the arc with 2:10 remaining in the first half, to become just the 12th player to join the 1,000-Point Club at Edwards-Knox. Dandrow became the first E-K player in ten years to reach the milestone. Dandrow finished with 34 points to pace the Cougars (5-2 West, 6-4 overall) to a 75-46 victory over the injury-depleted Hammond Red Devils (2-6 West, 3-7 overall). Dan Pharaoh contributed 16 points, while Jeremiah Randall chipped in15 points for the Cougars. Hammond, down to just six players due to injury, was led by Payton Frisina with 14 points, while Zech Cunningham fired in 13 points and Brock Tulley tossed in eight.

Flyers Earn First East Division Win Over Panthers

Norwood-Norfolk’s Dustin Fisher (30) leaps over Parishville-Hopkinton’s Ryan Snyder (3) for a jump shot to put the Flyers up 34-28 with five minutes left to go in the fourth quarter. The Flyers got a strong first-quarter start, en route to their first league win of the season, downing the Panthers 44-33.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Parishville-Hopkinton’s Wyatt Snell (12) muscles his way past Norwood-Norfolk’s Garrett Waite (20) for a shot on the basket.  The Norwood Norfolk boys basketball team jumped off to a 16-point, first-quarter lead, en route to their first East division victory of the season. The Flyers held off Parishville-Hopkinton 44-33 in Monday’s game at Norfolk. Devon Guyette led the Flyers with 13 points, including three three-pointers. Garrett Waite and Dustin Fisher followed with 10 points each. The Flyers were able to extend their lead to 37-24 by the end of the third quarter, then held off the Panthers in the final period for the win. For Parishville-Hopkinton, Wyatt Snell scored 11 points, while Mike Burns added nine and Kobe Wells chipped in seven points. Norwood Norfolk improved to 1-7 East, 2-8 overall Parishville Hopkinton slipped to 1-6 East, 2-6 overall.


Games of Week 6: January 6-11, 2014

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


East Division
St. Regis Falls 45, Tupper Lake 43
Central Division
Malone 71, Canton 51
Brushton-Moira 54, St. Lawrence Central 44



East Division
Chateaugay 62, Norwood-Norfolk 27
West Division
Lisbon 74, Clifton-Fine 28



East Division
Madrid-Waddington 51, Brushton-Moira 50
Tupper Lake 63, Parishville-Hopkinton 19
St. Regis Falls 65, Colton-Pierrepont 31
Central Division
Malone 70, St. Lawrence Central 34
Potsdam 60, Gouverneur 46

Ogdensburg 72, Massena 46
Canton 67, Salmon River 63 (2OT)
West Division
Edwards-Knox 73, Clifton-Fine 36
Morristown 63, Hammond 40
Lisbon 49, Harrisville 34
Heuvelton 51, Hermon-DeKalb 36



East Division
Brushton-Moira 71, Norwood-Norfolk 22
Central Division
Salmon River 51, St. Lawrence Central 33



East Division
Chateaugay 64, Tupper Lake 61
Colton-Pierrepont 50, Parishville-Hopkinton 41
Central Division
Ogdensburg 98, Potsdam 39
Massena 64, Malone 57
Gouverneur at Canton, postponed weather
West Division
Lisbon 63, Hammond 23
Clifton Fine at Hermon-DeKalb, postponed to 2/1



East Division
St. Regis Falls 63, Brushton-Moira 55
All Other Games postponed

Lisbon Wins West Division Unbeatens Battle 49-34

With a leaping leaner, Harrisville’s Brennen Best (24) skies against three Lisbon defenders to toss the ball into the basket. Lisbon gained an eight-point lead at the half. In a battle of unbeatens, Lisbon emerged as the West Division leader with a 49-34 win over the Pirates. Lisbon’s Jimmy Robinson racked up 16.  (Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Lisbon’s Jimmy Robinson (44) speeds toward the basket for another layup. Lisbon opened a 24-16 lead at the half, then broke away for a 49-34 victory over Harrisville in a matchup of previous unbeatens atop the West Division. Robinson scored a game-best 16 points, while Tristen Vine stroked 12 points for the Golden Knights. Tim Fowler paced the Pirates with nine points, followed by Zane Mono and Brennen Best with eight points each. Lisbon took over the lead in the West division with a 5-0 record, 7-1 overall. Harrisville lost its first West Division contest, falling to 4-1, 6-3 overall.

Potsdam Tips Gouverneur 60-46 in Central matchup

With his team leading by just four points, Potsdam’s Jack Byrnes (21) drives down the lane and scores on the layup to give Potsdam a 37-31 lead. Byrnes ended up with 19 points to be the game’s top scorer with 19 points. Potsdam defeated Gouverneur 60-46 in a Central Division encounter on Thursday.  (Jack Vaisey III photo)  Game Gallery

Gouverneur’s Troy Gates (13) cuts across to save the ball at the baseline in front of Potsdam's Matt Stone (24).  Potsdam jumped on Gouverneur for a 20-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Wildcats closed to within eight points at the half, 31-23. However, Potsdam pulled away for a 60-46 victory in a Central Division encounter. Jack Byrnes paced the Sandstoners with 19 points. Matt Stone chipped in 17, followed by Ethan Van Blommestein with eight points. The Wildcats were led by Jordan Chambers with 13 points, while Dustin Hutton contributed 10 and Devin Cox chipped in nine points. With the victory, Potsdam improved to 4-3 Central, 5-5 overall. Gouverneur fell to 1-5 Central, 3-6 overall.

St. Regis falls overcomes slow start to beat B-M 63-55

Brushton-Moira’s Bryan Ambrey (21) cuts around St. Regis Falls’ defenders Tyler Fraser (13) and Louis Goodrow (24) for two points in the second quarter.  After falling behind early, the Saints went on a 28-4 run spanning the second and third quarters, then had to fend off a strong fourth-quarter Panthers’ surge for a 63-55 East Division victory.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

St. Regis Falls’ Brandon Votra (23) muscles up for the shot while facing heavy pressure from Brushton-Moira’s Austin Tavernia (15). Votra helped the Saints (5-0 East, 9-0 overall) overcome a slow start and remain undefeated by piling up 23 points and 19 rebounds in St. Regis Falls’ 63-55 victory over the Panthers (2-3 East, 3-5 overall). Brushton-Moira’s defensive game plan was to hound Votra with double and triple teams. The Panthers disrupted the Saints’ offense for the first 13 minutes and led 21-18, but then ran into foul trouble, a scoring drought and shifts in the Saints’ attack. Over a pivotal ten-minute span, the Saints outscored the Panthers 28-4 to vault into a 19-point lead. While the Panthers racked up over 25 fouls and two players fouled out, the Saints were flagged just seven times. For the Saints, Ryan Duquette threw down 14 points, Louis Woodrow added 10 and Corey Labounty chipped in nine points. The Panthers were led by Alex Burnett with 15 points, followed by Bryan Aubrey and Zak Burnett with 10 points each.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast


By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
The St. Regis Falls Saints have now weathered the first round of East Division play without a blemish on their record, but not before a strong challenge from rival Tupper Lake. The visiting Saints needed to hit virtually every free throw to emerged from Tupper Lake with a slim 45-43 victory over the Lumberjacks on Saturday to extend their lead to two games in the division. St. Regis made 22-of-25 free throws, including 10-of-12 in the fourth quarter, to improve to 7-0 East, 11-0 overall. Brandon Votra led all scorers with 16 points, which included splashing 13-of-14 free throws. Ryan Duquette contributed nine points, all behind the three-point arc. For the Lumberjacks (5-2 East, 7-4 overall), Anson Gagnier netted 12 points, while Mitch Keniston popped in 10 points.

O.F.A.'s Strong 2nd Quarter Sinks Massena RAIDERS 72-46

Ogdensburg’s Kinnon LaRose (30) attempts a three-point shot as Massena’s Dante Viskovich (20) closes in on him. The Blue Devils led 14-10 following the first quarter, but went on a 10-0 run to start the second and used a barrage of three pointers to push their lead to 44-17 at the break. O.F.A. won 72-46.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery
Massena’s Zevon Viskovich (44) skies to block a shot attempt by Ogdensburg’s Matt Piercey (21). In their first tangle of the season, Ogdensburg broke away from a 14-10 lead at the end of the first quarter with a barrage of three-pointers. The shower of three-balls opened a 44-17 O.F.A. lead at the half. Matt Piercey scored 18 points to lead the Blue Devils, while Kinnon LaRose added 17 and Colin Ross notched 13 points. With the win, Ogdensburg claimed sole possession of the Central Division lead at 7-0, 10-1 overall. Massena slipped to second place at 6-1, 8-2 overall.

Canton Outlasts Salmon River 67-63 in Overtime

Canton’s Evan Lapoint (22) flies to the basket scoring his 22nd point of the game in the first overtime period. Lapoint added another layup in the second overtime for a team-best 24 points leading the Golden Bears into a 67-63 victory over Salmon River. Antoine Domino led the Shamrocks with a game-best 26 points.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Salmon River’s Zach Smith (22) fires in a layup to push Salmon River to a 51-47 lead with two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.  The Canton Golden Bears bounced back from a 20-10 hole at the end of the first quarter to upend the Salmon River Shamrocks 67-63 in a double overtime thriller at Jerry Hourihan Gymnasium in Canton. The Bears outscored the Shamrocks 19-12 in the second quarter, the chipped away 10-8 in the third quarter and 15-14 in the fourth quarter to force overtime at 54-54. Canton outscored the Shamrocks 13-9 during the two extra frames to pull out the victory. Evan LaPointe led Canton with 24 points, followed by Francesco Palumbo and Scott White with 13 each. Ryan Caldwell and Louden Porter chipped in seven points each. For Salmon River, Antoine Domino scored a game-best 26 points, followed by Josh Heinz with 16 and Kason Tarbell with nine points. Canton aided its own cause by hitting 13-for-20 from the free-throw line. Salmon River was nearly as good, but hit 13-for-23 from the charity stripe and missed six key free throws in the second half. With the win, Canton improves to 2-4 Central, 4-4 overall. Salmon River slipped to 2-5 Central/overall.

Colts Rally To Defeat Parishville-Hopkinton 50-41

Colton-Pierrepont’s Zach Farr (14) pulls up for a 10-foot jumper over Parishville-Hopkinton’s Connor Sullivan (44) and Preston Frank (3). In a seesaw battle throughout, the Colts prevailed 50-41. Farr led the Colts with a game-high 24 points. Wyatt Snell led the Panthers with 16 points.

Parishville-Hopkinton’s Mike Burns (35) attempts a fade away jump shot over the outstretched reach of Riley Doyle (4). Burns scored six points for the Panthers. The Colts won their first game since the opening day of the season with a 50-41 victory over the Panthers.  The Colts improved to 2-4 East, 2-6 overall. The Panthers slipped to 1-4 East, 2-7 overall. (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery


Games of Weeks 4-5: Dec. 23, 2013-Jan. 4, 2014

NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


Non League
Harrisville 64, Thousand Islands 57
Northern Adirondack at Lisbon, postponed



East Division
Colton-Pierrepont 34, Norwood-Norfolk 28
Non League
Beekmantown 49, Chateaugay 44
Morristown 51, Belleville Henderson 34



Non League
Plattsburgh 66, Potsdam 38



Central Division
Ogdensburg 87, Gouverneur 38
Section VII-X Tournament at SUNY Potsdam
Malone 71, Peru 48
AuSable Valley 76, Brushton-Moira 58
Saranac Central 52, Tupper Lake 49
Potsdam 44, Beekmantown 38
Seton Catholic 57, St. Lawrence Central 32
JCC Tournament
Hermon-DeKalb 35, LaFargeville 31
Non League
Carthage 79, Massena 51



Section VII-X Challenge at SUNY Plattsburgh
Beekmantown 55, Brushton-Moira 49
AuSable Valley 53, Potsdam 42
Section Catholic 60, Tupper Lake 52
Ogdensburg 71, Peru 44
Malone 57, Saranac Central 43
Chittenango Tournament
Massena 52, Solvay 48 (championship)
Heuvelton-Al Gutterson Memorial Tournament
Gouverneur 46, Heuvelton 41 (consolation)
St. Regis Falls 55, Lisbon 35 (championship)
Canton-Berkman Classic
Edwards-Knox 66, Hermon-DeKalb 37 (consol.)
Canton 43, Madrid-Waddington 34 (championship)
Sackets Harbor-Charlie Bridge Tournament
Harrisville 57, Lyme 55 (OT/consolation)
Non League
Norwood-Norfolk 42, Alexandria Bay 39



Chittenango Tournament
Massena 55, Tully 54 (semifinal)
Sackets Harbor Tournament
Immaculate Heart 69, Harrisville 64 (semifinal)
Heuvelton-Al Gutterson Tournament
St. Regis Falls 72, Gouverneur 43 (semifinal)
Lisbon 34, Heuvelton 24 (semifinal)
Canton-Berkman Classic
Madrid-Waddington 61, Hermon-DeKalb 33 (semi.)
Canton 69, Edwards-Knox 61 (semifinal)



West Division
Hammond at Harrisville, postponed

Malone Huskies Run Past Peru Indians IN 71-48 WIN

Malone’s Jordan Yando (12) loops around a Peru defender to get the open jumpshot. Yando sprayed a game-best 19 points in leading the Huskies to a 71-48 win over the Indians in the Section X-VII Challenge. The Huskies won both of their games in the challenge, but Section X were 4-6 overall.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Peru’s Zane Bazzano (24) scoops a hook shot around Malone’s Austin Lamay (1). The Malone Huskies captured their captured their eighth straight victory with a 71-48 victory over the Peru Indians in the Section X-VII Challenge at SUNY Potsdam. Malone’s Jordan Yando led all scorers with 19 points, while Cody Mulverhill splashed 15 for the Huskies (8-1). Tyler Lemza tossed in 15 points for Peru (5-3). 

Saranac's Late Bucket Cuts Down Lumberjacks 52-49

Tupper Lake’s Vodel Wesby (22) splits two Saranac Central defenders with an inside move to the basket. Saranac led 26-21 at the half, but Tupper Lake battled back to gain the lead in the fourth quarter. The Chiefs pulled ahead 52-49 with 16 seconds remaining in the game, then held Tupper Lake without a shot in the final seconds to secure the victory in the Section X vs. Section VII Challenge.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

Tupper Lake’s Mitch Keniston (33) attempts to block a floater in the lane in Monday’s game against Saranac Central. The Chiefs pulled out a 52-49 victory over Tupper Lake in the Section X-VII Challenge. Dylan Christopherson notched 14 points, John Maye scored 12 and Mitch Pellerin added 11 points as the double-digit scorers for the Chiefs. Anson Gagnier a tossed in 17 points, including four three-pointers, to pace the Lumberjacks who fell to 6-2 overall.

Canton Holds Off Cougars in TOURNEY Semifinal 69-61

Canton’s Evan LaPoint (22) fights his way up for two points while facing heavy defensive pressure from Edwards-Knox’s Abe White (13). In the semifinal round of the Berkman Classic at Canton, the Bears surged late in the third quarter to pull away, then held off the Cougars down the stretch 69-61.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Edwards-Knox’s Trent White (12) battles for the jump shot as Canton’s Ryan Caldwell (3) goes up for the block. The Cougars fell to the Golden Bears 67-61. Following seven lead changes and six ties early into the third quarter, Canton outscored the Edwards-Knox43-34 in the second half to pull away for a 69-61 victory in the semifinals of the Canton Berkman Classic. Canton was led by Francisco Palombo with 19 points, while Evan LaPoint dropped in 11 points which included hitting all four of his free throws. The Bears made the Cougars pay for fouls, going 10-for-13 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter. Canton’s Tom Christy added 10 points, including three 3-pointers, while Scott Wight also chipped in 10. Louden Porter nailed seven points. Edwards-Knox was led by game-high scorer Kaden Dandrow with 26 points, including 11 points in a frantic fourth quarter. Dan Pharaoh tallied 15 points before fouling out late. Jerimiah Randall splashed nine points all from beyond the arc. 

Defense Anchors M-W Jackets' Win vs. H-D Demons

Madrid-Waddington’s Jacob Barney (0) drives to the hoop for a lay-in against Hermon-DeKalb’s Patrick Woodrow (22). After holding off the Green Demons for the first 14 minutes, the Yellow Jackets scored eight unanswered points just before the half, then pulled away in the third quarter for an eventual 61-33 victory in the semifinals of the  Canton Berkman Classic.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Hermon-DeKalb’s Cody Merritt (5) powers his way to the hoop past Madrid-Waddington’s Zach Brock (2) for two points. The Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets pulled away from a 21-16 lead with eight straight points late in the second quarter, to pull away from the pesky Hermon-DeKalb Green Demons in a 61-33 victory in the semifinals of the 35th annual Canton Berkman Classic. Maurice Rease got the Jackets started with a pair of three-pointers to open up a 10-2 lead, less three minutes into the game. Reese finished with a team best 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals. David Odendahl was a spark plug from the bench splashing 10 points. Brock added nine points, Jacob Barney tossed eight points and added four steals, while Alex Hammond chipped in six points, Luke Miller added eight rebounds and Brandon Vice contributed a three-pointer. Merritt and Trevor Rolfe led the Green Demons with nine points each.

Colton-Pierrepont Gains First Division Win vs. Flyers

Norwood-Norfolk’s Ryan Fullerton (21) scoops in a layup over Colton-Pierrepont’s Zach Farr to give the Flyers’ an early 9-7 lead over Colts. Farr, Riley Doyle and Ethan Knight all scored eight points in a balanced offensive front to lead the Colts to their first league win of the season, a 34-28 victory over the Flyers.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Colton-Pierrepont’s Ethan Knight (24) knocks down a basket to stretch the Colts’ lead to 18-14 near the end of the half. Knight scored eight points, along with teammates Zach Farr and Riley Doyle to lead the Colts to their first East Division win of the season. The Colts improved to 1-4 East, 2-6 overall, following the road win at Norfolk. The Flyers (0-3 East, 0-4 overall) were led by Devon Guyette with 12 points.

AuSable's Second Half Surge Sinks B-M Panthers

Brushton-Moira’s Roland Burke (10) zigzags around three AuSable Valley players to create the open layup opportunity. The Panthers stayed within striking range, closing to within four points in the second half, before the game slipped out of reach. AuSable went on for a 76-58 victory in the Section X-VII Challenge.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Brushton-Moira’s Adam Martin (3) scrambles to defend again for a lay-up that gave the AuSable Valley Patriots a 15-13 lead in the first half. The Brushton-Moira Panthers played a seesaw game with the AuSable Valley Patriots until the final stretch. However, the Panthers were again unable to close out in a close game this season. Shane Douglas and Kobe Parrow both splashed 15 points to lead the Patriots who pulled away for a 76-58 win over Brushton-Moira in the Section X-VII Challenge at SUNY Potsdam. AuSable improved to 5-3. Adam Martin notched 17 points to lead the Panthers who slipped to 2-4.

Seton Knights Ride Past Larries With Big Run 57-32

Following a steal, St. Lawrence Central’s Josh White (3) speed dribbles past Seton Catholic’s Keagan Briggs (20) for two quick points. After building a five-point lead midway through the first half, the Larries suffered multiple turnovers in a 29-4 Knights’ run that led to a 57-32 Seton victory in the Section X-VII Challenge.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Seton Catholic’s Chris Kestos (30) fires off a shot just over the high reach of St. Lawrence Central’s Shane Fuentes (10). In a game that started out as a close matchup, the Knights capitalized on multiple turnovers, converted for points, in forging a 29-4 run in the middle of the game to thump St. Lawrence Central 57-32 in the Section X-VII Challenge at SUNY Potsdam. Adam Tedford led the Knights (5-1) with 14 points. Fuentes led St. Lawrence Central with 16 points, including 10 points in the first half to help keep the game close. With the score 18-17 with six minutes remaining in the first half, Seton Catholic went on its 29-4 run that doomed the Larries who fell to 0-6.

Battle of Unbeatens:
St. Regis Rolls Past Lisbon

St. Regis Falls forward Ryan Duquette (5) powers inside two Lisbon defenders to make the jump shot in the paint. In a battle of undefeated teams, the Saints dominated the first half, erupting for the game’s first nine points and building a 31-15 halftime lead, en route to a 55-35 victory and the title of the Gutterson Memorial Tournament in Heuvelton.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Lisbon’s Jimmy Robinson (44) takes a jumper over St. Regis Falls’ defender Corey Labounty (22). In a battle of unbeatens, the Saints (8-0) quickly lost the services of their top scorer Brandon Votra after he rolled his ankle midway through the first quarter. However as Votra watched from the bench with his ankle elevated and wrapped in ice, the Saints continued to smother Lisbon defensively, knocking down the game’s first nine points and plowing forward for a 15-4 lead at the end of the first frame. Disrupting shots, forcing turnovers, one-shot-and-out defense by the Saints never allowed the Lisbon offense to get on track in the first half. Tournament MVP Corey Labounty shot unconsciously well for 17 points in the first half, including knocking down four three-pointers, including a long buzzer-beating trifecta to end the half, and flipping in an extended lay-in while falling belly-first on a tripping foul. Labounty finished the night with 26 points, seven boards, three assists and one steal. Louis Goodrow with 12 points, including 10 in the second half, and the injured Votra who had a strong semifinal performance were named to the All Tournament Team. Tyler Frasier added four points and five boards. Tyler Daggett contributed a three-pointer along with three assists, three steals and three rebounds. After falling behind 31-15 at the half, Lisbon found ways to battle the Saints’ stifling defense and held their own after intermission, but could not undo the first-half damage. Jimmy Robinson led the Knights with 15 points, 14 rebounds and two steals, followed by Ryan Buckley with eight points and four rebounds. Both were also selected to the All Tournament Team.

WILDCATS Outlast BULLDOGS 46-41 in Consolation GAME

Heuvelton’s Casey Smith (23) is smothered by Gouverneur defenders Jordan Chambers (40) and Devin Cox (2) as he drives hard through the lane. The Wildcats led the Bulldogs 25-24 at the half, then fended off the Bulldogs’ late surge in the final frame to secure a 46-41 victory.  (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Gouverneur’s Troy Gates (13) is fouled by Heuvelton’s Joe McDonnell (24) as he surges toward the hoop. A solid 15-7 third-quarter run carried the Wildcats to a 46-41 triumph in a seesaw battle in the consolation of the 21st Al Gutterson Memorial Boys Basketball Tournament at Heuvelton. The Bulldogs scratched out its biggest lead at five points in the first half, with leads of 14-12 after the first quarter and 25-24 at the half. Gouverneur pounced on the luckless Bulldogs to open the second half with a 14-4 run that built a nine-point lead. Heuvelton got back within five points late in the contest, but could not regain the lead. Curt LaPlant led the Wildcats with 15 points, followed by Troy Gates with 11 points and Devin Cox with right. Heuvelton was led by Jack Palmer with 12 points, while Michael Martin added eight points.


Games of Week 3: December 16-21, 2013

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


East Division
St. Regis Falls at Tupper Lake, postponed
Non League
Ogdensburg 84, Watervliet 45
Massena at Carthage, postponed

Indian River at Potsdam, postponed



East Division
Tupper Lake 53, Madrid-Waddington 45
Central Division
Ogdensburg 80, Canton 32
Malone 58, Potsdam 51
Salmon River 58, Gouverneur 51
Massena 50, St. Lawrence Central 29
West Division
Lisbon 46, Edwards-Knox 27
Heuvelton 63, Hammond 41
Harrisville 54, Hermon-DeKalb 29

Morristown 71, Clifton-Fine 49



East Division
Chateaugay 70, Colton-Pierrepont 23



West Division
Hammond 57, Hermon-DeKalb 42



East Division
Brushton-Moira 72, Parishville-Hopkinton 21
Madrid-Waddington 52, Colton-Pierrepont 29
St. Regis Falls 43, Chateaugay 38
Tupper Lake 78, Norwood-Norfolk 25
Central Division
Malone 77, Canton 48
Ogdensburg 95, Salmon River 52
Gouverneur 53, St. Lawrence Central 52
Massena 48, Potsdam 41
West Division
Edwards-Knox 55, Heuvelton 37
Harrisville 63, Clifton-Fine 38
Lisbon 54, Morristown 45


 By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
Tupper Lake pushed out to a quick first quarter lead, then had to fend off Madrid-Waddington surges in the second and third quarters to produce a 53-45 win in a key East Division matchup. Tupper Lake posted 17 points in the fourth quarter to put away the contest. The win moved the 4-0 Lumberjacks into a first-place tie with idle St. Regis Falls. The two divisional leaders are scheduled, weather permitting, for a key showdown in Tupper Lake at high noon on Saturday before they break for Christmas. The Lumberjacks were led by Mitch Keniston’s 16 points, followed by Anson Gagnier with 14 points and Cody LaPierre with 11 points, including three trifectas. For Madrid-Waddington (3-2 East, 3-3 overall), Jacob Barney unleashed 24 points to lead all scorers. Aaron Armstrong chipped in six points.

Gouverneur Outlasts
St. Lawrence Central 53-52

Gouverneur’s Troy Gates (15) leaps up over St. Lawrence defender Josh White (3) for two points to put the Wildcats up by nine points in the third period. St. Lawrence roared back in the fourth quarter for a 52-51 lead with 30 seconds remaining. Devin Cox scored the game winner with :17 left for a 53-52 win.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central Josh White (3) attempts to muscle inside, looking for an opening past Gouverneur defenders Dustin Hutton (55) and Curt LaPlant (12).  The Wildcats survived 53-52 to gain their first win of the season (1-2), after carrying a nine-point lead into the final period. Devin Cox, with 10 points total, scored the game winner on a layup with 17 seconds remaining, just seconds after the Larries had mounted a furious comeback to take the lead. For St. Lawrence Central, Josh White splashed a game-best 21 points, while Brady Francis sunk 13 points, including three trifectas. Shane Fuentes pitched in eight points.


Malone forward Jordan Yando (12) wrestles for the loose ball against Potsdam’s Jack Byrnes (21). In a seesaw battle for all 32 minutes, the Huskies led the high-tempo encounter 32-29 at the half. In the closing two minutes, the Huskies pulled away from a one-point lead to beat the Sandstoners 58-51. Alex Johnson led the Huskies with 20 points, while Potsdam' Dequan Pitts tallied 19 points. (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Malone senior Austin Lamay (1) powers to the hoop as Potsdam defender Jake Mitchell (1) steps in front to deny an easy two points.  In a fast-paced running game for most of four quarters, the Huskies pulled away from a one-point lead in the final two minutes to beat the Sandstoners 58-51. The teams exchanged leads four times and held five ties in the first half, before Malone edged out to a 32-29 lead at the end of the first half. Potsdam led by as many as four points, while the Huskies’ biggest lead was five points well into the fourth quarter. In the final three minutes, after Malone appeared to be on the verge of securing the win, Potsdam rallied one final time to draw within one point, 49-48. Kody Mulverill hit two free throws and a bucket down the stretch to polish off a 58-51 victory. Alex Johnson led the Huskies with 20 points, while Mulverhill added 15, Jordan Yando contributed 10 and Austin Lamay nine points. For Potsdam, Dequan Pitts tallied 19 points, while Jack Byrnes added 11 and Brian Cole 10 points. Malone improved to 4-1 Central, 6-1 overall. Potsdam slid to 3-2 Central/overall.

lisbon defense corrals e-k cougars in 46-27 victory

 By Bob LaRue, North Country SportsNet
Lisbon’s defense not only held Edwards-Knox’s top scorer Kaden Dandrow to less than 30 points, the suffocating pressure held the entire Cougars’ team to under 30, in the Golden Knights’ 46-27 West Division victory on Thursday. Lisbon broke out to a 17-5 first quarter and kept a double-digit lead the rest of the game to improve to 3-0 West, 4-0 overall. Dandrow had rung up more than 30 points in each of his previous three games, but was hounded constantly all night. He produced just two points in the first half, before breaking out for 16 points total. Lisbon’s Jimmy Robinson totaled 16 points and 21 rebounds, while Ryan Buckley showed nine points and 10 rebounds, and Jake Putney contributed 13 points, six boards and three assists. For the Cougars (3-2 West, 3-3 overall), Abe White added six points and Jeremiah Randall closed out with five points.

Unbeatens game: Massena Downs Potsdam 48-41

Massena’s Xavier Viskovich (50) reaches up to bring in the rebound over Potsdam’s Eathan Van Blommestein (30). In a battle of previous unbeatens, Massena gained an eight-point lead at half and held Potsdam at bay for a 48-41 win. Xavier Viskovich powered the Raiders’ victory with a game-best 13 points. (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam player (24) dribbles inside past a Massena defender. Massena carved out a 16-9 first-quarter advantage, then pushed ahead 25-17 at the half, while taking advantage from the charity stripe. The Red Raiders outscored the Sandstoners 16-2 from the free-throw line, while Xavier Viskovich posted 13 points, including nine points on foul shots, to lead Massena to a 48-41 victory. Dante Viskovich added nine points, while Tyler Haas tossed in seven points. Dequan Pitts paced the Sandstoners with 10 points, followed by Jake Mitchell with eight points and Nick Vaccaro with seven points. 


Games of Week 2: December 9-14, 2013

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


East Division
Brushton-Moira 72, Parishville-Hopkinton 21
Madrid-Waddington 52, Colton-Pierrepont 29
St. Regis Falls 43, Chateaugay 38
Tupper Lake 78, Norwood-Norfolk 25
Central Division
Malone 77, Canton 48
Ogdensburg 95, Salmon River 52
Gouverneur 53, St. Lawrence Central 52
Massena 48, Potsdam 41
West Division
Edwards-Knox 55, Heuvelton 37
Harrisville 63, Clifton-Fine 38
Lisbon 54, Morristown 45
Hermon-DeKalb at Hammond, ppd. till Tuesday



East Division
Brushton-Moira 67, Colton-Pierrepont 42
Non League
Gouverneur 67, Hammond 31
Alexandria Bay 61, Hermon-DeKalb 31



East Division
Parishville-Hopkinton 47, Norwood-Norfolk 46
Central Division
Massena 74, Canton 42
Malone 55, Salmon River 44



East Division
St. Regis Falls 50, Madrid-Waddington 41
Tupper Lake 55, Brushton-Moira 43
Central Division
Ogdensburg at Gouverneur, postponed
Potsdam 62, St. Lawrence Central 37
West Division
Edwards-Knox 50, Hermon-DeKalb 48
Morristown 48, Heuvelton 36
Hammond at Harrisville, postponed



East Division
Chateaugay at Parishville-Hopkinton, postponed



East Division
Madrid-Waddington 64, Parishville-Hopkinton 24
St. Regis Falls 79, Norwood-Norfolk 26
Tupper Lake 64, Colton-Pierrepont 29
Central Division
Potsdam 51, Canton 42
Malone 55, Gouverneur 47
Ogdensburg 92, St. Lawrence Central 36
Massena 59, Salmon River 29
West Division
Hammond 46, Clifton-Fine 42
Morristown 68, Hermon-DeKalb 39

P-H Panthers Hang On to Edge N-N flyers in 47-46 win

Norwood-Norfolk’s Devan Guyette (32) fires in a layup tying the game early. In a seesaw battle, the Flyers bounced back from an early seven-point deficit to take a three-point lead in the second half. The Panthers escaped with a 47-46 win when the Flyers missed on a final shot with 2.8 seconds left.  The Panthers won their second game overall and their first in the East Division.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Parishville-Hopkinton’s Connor Sullivan (44) fights his way up against the Norwood-Norfolk defense for a fade-away bucket.  The Parishville-Hopkinton Panthers held on for a 47-46 victory over the Norwood-Norfolk Flyers for the second win of the season and first in the East Division. The Panthers rolled out to a six-point advantage in the first half, before settling to a three-point lead at intermission. The Flyers got an aggressive start to the second half and grabbed a four-point lead, before the teams settled into a seesaw battle the rest of the way. Mike Burns led the Panthers with 14 points, while Wyatt Snell and Connor Sullivan chipped in 12 points apiece to lead P-H. The Panthers’ defense forced the Flyers to attempt an off-balance shot in desperation with 2.8 seconds remaining to close out the win.

Morristown Climbs in West in 48-36 Win vs. Heuvelton

Morristown’s Jacob VanArnam (12) soars towards the hoop for the lay-in and two points. The Green Rockets downed the Heuvelton 48-36 in West Division action on Thursday. (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton’s Dylan Liscum (32) knocks down the jumper over Morristown’s Jacob Fox (21). Jacob VanArnum splashed 15 points, while Fox added 14 points and Zach Kanaly connected for 11 more in the Green Rockets’ 48-36 win over Heuvelton. The Rockets have launched a 2-1 start to the season. For Heuvelton, Casey Smith led the way with 11 points. The Bulldogs slipped to 1-1 West, 2-2 overall.


Edwards-Knox’s Kaden Dandrow nailed a 12-foot jumper with just 2.4 seconds remaining and Hermon-DeKalb was unable to sink its final desperation shot, as the Cougars hung on for a 50-48 victory in a West Division encounter. Dandrow poured in a game-high 32 points in the victory, as the Cougars improved to 2-1 West, 2-2 overall. Hermon-DeKalb’s Cody Merritt also had a big night with 25 points and eight boards.

Ogdensburg Cruises Past Larries To Improve to 2-0

Ogdensburg’s Seth Pickerton (10) tosses down a leaner in the paint over St. Lawrence’s Cody Meacham (5) that put the Blue Devils up by 15 points in the first quarter. The Larries got their first Central Division experience against O.F.A.’s run-and-gun operation at Bill Merna Gymnasium in a 92-36 Devils’ win.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

O.F.A.’s Kinnon LaRose (30) speeds around St. Lawrence Central’s Shane Fuentes to drop in a layup to end the first quarter. LaRose led the Devils to their second divisional win of the season, downing the Larries 92-36. O.F.A. improved to 2-1 overall, while St. Lawrence slipped to 0-2 overall. 

Brushton-Moira Jumps On
C-P Colts For First Win

Brushton-Moira’s Jason LeBlanc (34) is pressured on his short-range jumper by Colton-Pierrepont’s Riley Doyle (4). The Panthers racked up a 20-point first quarter, while conversely the Colts struggled with a 4-for-20 field-goal shooting percentage in the first half. The Panthers roared to a 67-42 victory.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Colton-Pierrepont’s Riley Doyle (4) swats the ball away to stop Brushton-Moira’s Taylor Tallman (32) in first-half action. The Panthers roared to a 67-42 victory over the Colts. Brushton-Moira led 36-13 at the half. Colton-Pierrepont shot just 4-for-20 in the first half, including just one field goal in the second quarter. Trent Gary led the Panthers’ balanced attack with 13 points, followed by Bryan Aubrey with nine points. Adam Martin, Alex Burnett and Zach Burnett each dealt eight points. Colton-Pierrepont’s Zach Farr tossed in 16 points, while Dan Knight contributed 11 and Scott Boyce eight points.  (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Battle of Unbeatens: SAINTS PULL OUT 50-41 WIN VS. M-W

Madrid-Waddington's Maurice Rease (20) fires down a short-range jumper between St. Regis Falls defenders Ryan Duquette (5) and Louis Goodrow (24). Rease scored a team-best 13 points, but the Saints surged in the second quarter for a 50-41 victory over the Jackets in a battle of East Division unbeatens.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

St. Regis Falls' Corey LaBounty (20) sticks in a two-pointer over Madrid-Waddington's Harrison VanBuren.  St. Regis Falls took advantage of a points-rich 19-6 run in second quarter, but Madrid-Waddington fought back with a 13-8 third frame to pull within 33-29. The Saints then pulled away in the final quarter for a 50-41 home victory. The Saints were led by Brandon Votra knocked down 15 points and reeled in 16 rebounds, while Corey LaBounty chipped in 12 points and Louis Goodrow finished with 10 points. Maurice Rease led the Yellow Jackets with 13 points, while Zach Brock chipped in 10 points and both David Odendahl and Jacob Barney scored six points. The Saints improved to 3-0 East, 5-0 overall. Madrid-Waddington slipped to 2-1 East, 2-2 overall.

Potsdam Improves to 3-0, Beating st. lawrence 62-37

Potsdam's Matt Stone (24) slips a low-post wraparound pass behind St. Lawrence Central's Cody Meacham across the lane. Jake Mitchell led the Sandstoners with 14 points including a pair of three-pointers, en route to a 62-37 Central Division victory.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central’s top scorer Josh White (3) puts in another layup. White scored a game-best 21 points, while Brad Francis added six points.  However, Potsdam defeated St. Lawrence Central 62-37 in Central Division play.  Potsdam rose to a division-best 3-0 and finished the night with a half-game lead over idle Massena and Ogdensburg. Brian Cole added 11 points and Nick Vaccaro downed 10 points for Potsdam.

Potsdam Pulls Away in 2nd Half To Beat Canton 51-42

Potsdam’s Daquan Pitts (35) soars for a layup to drop in two more points in Monday’s game at Canton. Pitts scored 17 points and Owen Mitchell added 15 points to help the Sandstoners pull away in the second half to score a 51-42 victory over the Golden Bears. Scott Wight scored 10 points to lead the Bears (1-1). (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s rebounds and putbacks generated a six-point run to close the margin to one point at the half at 21-20. Potsdam chipped away in the second half to pull out a 51-42 win over the Golden Bears. Daquan Pitts scored 17 points and Owen Mitchell added 15 points to help the Sandstoners pull away in the second half. Scott Wight scored 10 points to lead the Bears. In both the Central and overall, Potsdam improved to 2-0, while Canton slipped to 1-1.


Games of Week 1: November 29-December 7, 2013

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard


Harrisville Tournament
Regiopolis-N. Dame 61, Edwards-Knox 41 (consol)
Immaculate Heart 66, Harrisville 51(championship)
Malone Tournament
Brushton-Moira 62, Saranac Lake 36 (consolation)
Malone 62, Chateaugay 35 (championship)
Non League
St. Regis Falls 61, Beekmantown 51
Ogdensburg 59, Newark 57



Central Division
Massena 69, Gouverneur 25
West Division
Heuvelton 50, Clifton-Fine 23
Harrisville Tournament
Immaculate Heart 68, Regiopolis-Notre Dame 33
Harrisville 61, Edwards-Knox 42
Malone Tournament
Chateaugay 49, Brushton-Moira 39
Malone 67, Saranac Lake 18
Non League
Albany Academy 65, Ogdensburg 63



Central Division
Potsdam 64, Salmon River 58
Canton 44, St. Lawrence Central 31
West Division
Harrisville 57, Morristown 50
Lisbon 57, Hermon-DeKalb 29
Madrid-Waddington-John Dineen Tournament
Heuvelton 51, Norwood-Norfolk 19 (consolation)
Tupper Lake 54, Madrid-Waddington 46 (champ.)



West Division
Edwards-Knox 62, Hammond 40



Central Division
Ogdensburg 91, Malone 50
Madrid-Waddington-John Dineen Tournament
Tupper Lake 68, Heuvelton 36 (semifinal)
Madrid-Waddington 60, Norwood-Norfolk 14 (semi)



Non League
Hammond 40, Colton-Pierrepont 32



St. Regis Falls-Brady Frazier Classic
Parishville-Hopkin. 49, Clifton-Fine 39 (consolation)
St. Regis 49, Colton-Pierrepont 21 (championship)
Non League
Lisbon 53, Belleville-Henderson 24



St. Regis Falls-Brady Frazier Classic
Colton-Pierrepont 51, Clifton-Fine 33 (semifinal)
St. Regis 74, Parishville-Hopkinton 32 (semifinal)

Canton Pulls Away From Larries in 2nd Half 44-31

St. Lawrence Central’s Brody Simonds (12) drives the ball to the basket in the Larries’ battle to keep pace with the Canton Golden Bears. Evan LaPoint scored 18 points as Canton pulled away from a 19-19 halftime battle to beat the Larries 44-31 in their season opener and the Larries first game in the Central Division. (Shonn Surber photo)  Game Gallery

Canton’s Evan LaPoint (22) skies for the basket in a strong second-half performance. LaPoint, held scoreless for the first 14 minutes, led the Golden Bears’ second-half surge with 18 points for the game. Canton spoiled St. Lawrence Central’s debut in the Central Division, pulling away from a 19-19 halftime battle, to beat the Larries 44-31 in their season opener. The Larries were led by Josh White who scored all 17 of his points in the 19-point first half.

Ogdensburg Piles Up 91-50 Win vs. Malone in Opener

Ogdensburg’s Kinnon LaRose (30) outduels Malone’s Alex Johnson (15) for the opening tip of the season to gain the first possession of the game for the Blue Devils. Ogdensburg opened defense of its Central Division crown with a fast lead and downed the Malone Huskies in their season debut 91-50.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Malone’s Alex Johnson (15) battles to get around Ogdensburg defender Kinnon LaRose (30) for a first-quarter bucket. The Blue Devils sent a strong message to the rest of the Central Division – they are ready to play and defend their Central crown. O.F.A. blistered the Huskies 32-12 in the first quarter, then forged ahead to a 91-50 win in their season opener. LaRose fired in 25 points to lead the Blue Devils, while Matt Piercey chimed in for 20 more in the season opener. Austin Lamay dished up 10 points, while Jordan Yando contributed eight points for the Huskies.


Hammond’s Zech Cunningham drives to the hoop past Colton-Pierrepont defender Riley Doyle (4). The Red Devils bounced back from a 21-10 halftime deficit to win their season opener 40-32. The Devils chipped away to draw even 27-27 by the end of the third quarter, then outscored the foul- and injury-plagued Colts 13-5 in the final frame of the interdivisional game.   (Eric Foote photo)  Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

Colton-Pierrepont’s Scott Boyce (20) pulls up for a jumper over Hammond’s Brock Tulley (3). After shooting under 10 percent from the free-throw line and the field in the first half, the Hammond Red Devils bounced back from a 21-10 halftime deficit to win their season opener. The Devils chipped away to draw even 27-27 by the end of the third quarter, then outscored the foul- and injury-plagued Colts 40-32. Point guard Brock Tulley led the Hammond resurgence eight second-half points to finish with 11 points. Devon Leach added eight points, six of which came in the second half. Zech Cunningham tallied seven points. Nick Jewett and Payton Frisina chimed in with six points each. Mason Rogers added two points. However, the Devils suffered from the free-throw line, shooting just 1-for-12 in the first half, and 4-for-22 for the game. Colton-Pierrepont appeared to be cruising with a 13-5 lead in the first quarter and 21-10 at the half. However, foul trouble and missed shots piled up against three Colts. Ethan Knight topped the Colts with four points in the second half and 10 points overall. Riley Doyle finished with nine, Zach Farr with six, John Angleberger with four and Scott Boyce with three points. The Colts fell to 1-2 overall.

C-P Colts Pull Away From Clifton-Fine in 51-33 Win

Colton-Pierrepont’s Ethan Knight (24) breaks away from Clifton-Fine defender Austin Locke (32) to make the open lay-up early in the fourth quarter. Knight scored 14 points, while Locke countered with six points. The Colts downed the Eagles 51-33 in the semifinals of the Brady Frazier Classic at St. Regis Falls.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Clifton-Fine’s Chase Koster (11) looks to finish a layup in the fourth quarter, while facing heavy defense from Colton-Pierrepont’s Scott Boyce. Koster led the Eagles with nine points, while Boyce dropped in 11 points for the Colts. Zach Farr guided the Colts with 15 points. Colton-Pierrepont pulled away from a 35-25 lead early in the fourth quarter, earning a 51-33 win in the semifinals of the Brady Frazier Classic at St. Regis Falls. The Colts face St. Regis Falls in the final.



Malone Beats Chateaugay 62-35 To Win Huskies Tourn.

Malone’s Kody Mulverhill (3) jab steps past Chateaugay’s Zachary Cowan (14), who recovers to continue pursuit. The Malone Huskies took advantage of lopsided first and third quarters to power away from the Chateaugay Bulldogs 62-35 in the championship game of the 2013 Franklin Academy Huskies Tournament.  (Jack Vaisey III Photo)  Game Gallery

Malone’s Jordon Yando dribbles across under the basket, then completes the reverse layup. The Malone Huskies took advantage of lopsided first and third quarters to power away from the Chateaugay Bulldogs 62-35 in the championship of the 2013 Huskies Tournament. The Huskies outscored the Bulldogs 17-9 in the first quarter and 19-4 in the third frame. Class D Chateaugay played almost even with Class A Franklin Academy, 15-12 in the second quarter and 11-10 in the final frame. Ten of 12 Huskies put points on the board. With 12 points, Alex Johnson led a balanced attack for Coach Tim Lamay’s squad. Chris Poupore chipped in 10 points, while Zach Raymond added eight, and Camron Gallagher and Kody Mulverhill scored seven points each. Nick Ashline led the Bulldogs with seven points, Chad Stalter tossed in six points and both Seth Young and Dylan Lavoie pumped in five points.

B-M Panthers Top Saranac Lake 62-36 in Consolation

Brushton-Moira’s Taylor Tallman (32) dribble drives quickly with Saranac Lake’s Joe Carp (13) reaching to try to steal the ball. The Panthers cruised out to a 16-4 first quarter lead, then widened the margin to 33-16 at halftime in downing the Red Storm 62-36 in the consolation game of the Malone Tournament. (Jack Vaisey III Photo)  Game Gallery

Brushton Moira’s Alex Burnett (5) twist in the air to avoid the block attempt from Saranac Lake’s Carl Bevilaqua (2) and sinks the shot.  The Red Storm suffered a 20-4 third quarter, before redeeming themselves in the final quarter 16-7. Adam Martin with 14 points and Alex Burnett with 12 points led the Panthers. Taylor Tallman contributed nine points and Trent Gary added seven points, while Roland Burke chipped in a three-pointer in the first quarter jumpstart. Saranac Lake was led by Devin Cowan with 13 points, while Carl Bevalaqua chipped in eight points and Dustin Fischer scored four.

Heuvelton Presses Flyers To 51-19 Win IN CONSOLATION

Norwood-Norfolk’s Kyle Steenberg leaps for the basket while facing heavy pressure from Heuvelton’s Joe McDonnel (24) and Tyler Lytle (44). Heuvelton’s full-court pressure smothered the Flyers for the first six minutes in building an early 18-2 lead, en route a 51-19 victory in the consolation of the John Dineen Memorial Boys Basketball Tournament at Madrid-Waddington.   (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Heuvelton’s Jeffery Arquitt (5) takes a shot over Norwood-Norfolk’s Ian St. Andrews (34). Heuvelton’s full-court pressure smothered the Flyers for the first six minutes in building an early 18-2 lead, jumpstarting a 51-19 victory in the consolation game of the John Dineen Memorial Tournament at Madrid-Waddington. The Bulldogs led 25-6 at halftime. For Heuvelton, in improving to 1-1 overall, Mike Martin led with 14 points, while Jeff Arquitt chipped in with 10 points. Garrett Waite led the Flyers (0-2) with seven points.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Tupper Outlasts Jackets in Dineen TOURNEY Final 54-46

Madrid-Waddington John Dineen Memorial Tournament Champions, the Tupper Lake Lumberjacks, after defeating the host Yellow Jackets in a well-played season-opening tourney. Mitch Keniston (33) at 6'5" dominated the rebounds and the scoring in the fourth quarter to anchor the win for the 2-0 Jacks.  (Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Tupper Lake’s Roger Delair (32) skies for two points over Madrid-Waddington defender Zach Brockearly in the third quarter to restore the Lumberjacks’ lead. Madrid-Waddington had two short-lived, one-point leads, but otherwise kept the game close until the final quarter. The Lumberjacks closed with an 18-5 run in the final period to pull away from Madrid-Waddington 54-46 in the championship of the M-W John Dineen Memorial Tournament. Mitch Keniston dominating the boards and the scoring in the second half, piling up 15 rebounds and 12 of his game-best 22 points. Cody LaPierre drained three three-balls in the first quarter, leading to a 13-point performance to get the Jacks rolling. However, it wasn’t until Roger Delair sunk to key free throws with 44 seconds left that gave the Jacks (2-0) enough separation at 51-46 to hold off the host Jackets. Maurice Rease led Madrid-Waddington (1-1) with 15 points.

ST. REGIS Runs Away From Parishville-Hopkinton 74-32

St. Regis Falls celebrated last season's East Division co-championship and Class D1 title, its first titles in 31 years, with the unveiling of a team photo next to its new championship banner. Past players joined in the unveiling prior to the 2013-14 season opener in the Brady Frazier Classic.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

St. Regis’ Tyler Daggett (21) looks for the quick basket while facing strong pressure from Parishville-Hopkinton’s Kobe Wells (30) and Wyatt Snell (12). St. Regis Falls’ Corey LaBounty shot at a torrid pace, knocking down 31 points, while Brandon Votra added 20 points in a 74-32 win.

St. Regis Falls’ Louis Goodrow (24) battles for the basket past Parishville-Hopkinton’s Connor Sullivan (44). Corey LaBounty broke the game open early by hitting three trifectas in the first quarter for a 13-2 lead. The Panthers bowed to the Saints 74-32. LaBounty and Brandon Votra accounted for 51 of the Saints’ 74 points, eight of nine St. Regis players notched points. Ryan Duquette, Tyler Fraser and Tyler Daggett each contributed six points, while Votra also logged four steals. Parishville-Hopkinton was led by Mike Burns with 11 points and Wyatt Snell with nine points.