Brushton-Moira, O.F.A., Chateaugay, Massena Fall in State Playoffs

Ogdensburg’s Peyton Lalone (12) battles past Hudson’s defender Shamar Daniels (3) to earn the open look at the lay up and reclaim the lead for the Blue Devils midway through the first quarter. The Blue Hawks pulled away from the Blue Devils late in the fourth quarter to earn the 70–63 victory and to advance to the NYS Class B Final Four in Glens Falls. (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

Section X Class A Playoffs 

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NYS Class A Opening Round - Fayetteville-Manlius
Christian Brothers Academy (III) 53, Massena (X) 42



Class A Championship - at SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Massena 51, (#2) Malone 48


Slowly, slowly, slowly Section III’s Christian Brothers Academy inched away from Section X champion Massena. Charles Pride hit a layup with 4:21 left in the half to break a 16-16 tie and put CBA ahead for good. Quarter by quarter, the Brothers barely outscored Red Raiders 10-9, 17-15, 16-11 and 10-7. The Raiders hung in every quarter, but the sum of the difference was a 53-42 CBA win in the New York State Class A subregional at Fayetteville-Manlius High School. Pride led CBA with a game-best 23 points, while Daniel Damico produced 12 points. Massena’s spread scoring attack resulted in 12 points for Dante Viskovich, the only player in the game with two 3-pointers. Bailey Terry added nine, Xavier Goyco with eight, Nick McKeel with 7 and James Donnelly with six points. Another key difference in the game came from the free-throw line where the Brothers collected 13 points and the Raiders just four points. Massena wrapped up its final season at 16-8 overall under retiring Coach Tom Miller.

Malone’s Jason Spaulding (1)flies to the rim to sink the layup facing Red Raiders Dante Viskovich (20) and James Donnelly (30).   (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Game Broadcast

Massena battles down Huskies 51-48 in "a" final

Massena’s Dante Viskovich (20) hits the runner beating Malone defender Jared Moody (23).  The Red Raiders defeated the Huskies 51-48 capturing the Class A title.

In a game that saw 10 lead changes and four ties, Massena scratched back from a 17-7 hole, capped the first half with a buzzer-beating, lead-changing three-pointer and outlasted Malone 51-48 in the Section X Class A Championship. However, Malone had its chances in the final minute to reverse the outcome. The senior-laden Raiders overcame tentative play in the first quarter by turning up the defensive pressure and cashing in turnovers to start the second frame. A 7-2 run in a matter of 30 seconds chopped the margin in half. Xavier Goyco’s bucket slipped Massena ahead 22-21 with just over three minutes left in the quarter. After the Huskies countered with seven straight points, Dante Viskovich and James Donnelly scored, then Bailey Terry’s three-point buzzer-beater from the right corner shifted Massena back into the lead 29-28 at the intermission. But the Huskies seemed unfazed. Swapping advantages became the norm in the second half with seven lead changes, and eventually a 46-46 tie with under two minutes to go. Malone’s Camron Gallagher sunk a pair of free throws for a 48-46 lead. However, Dante Viskovich nailed a three-pointer on a fadeaway from the left corner to push Massena back in front. The Huskies had chances to tie or take the lead in the final minute, but could not convert on missed shots. Terry finished the game with 16 points, while Viskovich dropped in 13, Goyco with nine and Nick McKeel eight points. Jason Spaulding led the Huskies with 12 points, while Jared Moody posted 11. Massena will now compete in the Section X overall championship playoffs next week, then encounter the Section III champions in the opening round of state play. Malone ended its season at 9-12 overall.


Section X Class B Playoffs

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NYS Class B Quarterfinal at SUNY Potsdam
Hudson (II) 70, Ogdensburg (X) 63



Class B Championship - at SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Ogdensburg 75, (#2) Canton 72 (2OT)



Class B Semifinals - Home of Higher Seed
(#1) Ogdensburg 74, (#4) Gouverneur 25
(#2) Canton 74, (#3) Salmon River 65


In a game that will take its place among the classic playoff shootouts, the Ogdensburg Blue Devils clawed back from a pair of 17-point deficits in the second quarter and a 14-point hole in the fourth quarter, then survived two buzzer-beating three-pointers from Canton’s Louden Porter at the end of regulation and the first overtime to win an epic 75-72 battle for the Section X Class B championship. The Golden Bears, devoid of a title for two decades, had past history in its corner with Section X’s all-time leading scorer and first-ever Joe Jukoski Award winner Dr. Hal Cohen, who played for Canton in the 1970s, in the house. The Bears carried the lead into the fourth quarter, sparked by consistent shooting and quick transition buckets. Canton notched seven 3-pointers in the first half, 12 in all, and built leads of 28-11 and 33-16, before OFA stole some of the momentum with a 9-2 finish to end the first half. When the Bears flawlessly executed a quick three-pass, no-dribble press breaker to open a 60-46 lead in the fourth quarter, it appeared they might end their title drought. But the Blue Devils had recent history in their corner – the experience of three straight Section X crowns and two recent trips to the New York State Final Four. OFA answered with crucial defensive stops that transitioned into a 14-0 lightning run . Connor Badlam was on target with three 3-point swishes and “bedlam” against the Bears with three key steals. Cale Sargent added to the furious comeback with a three-pointer and a pretty reverse layup that completed the 14-point swing. Porter then connected on two free throws to put Canton ahead 62-60, but Peyton Lalone dialed long-distance from the right corner with 55.5 seconds left to giving the Blue Devils their first lead since the first minute of the game. Joe Dalton tacked on a transition basket to push the lead to 65-62, before Porter’s three-pointer threw the game into overtime. Both teams scored five points in the first OT with Badlam pushing the Devils ahead, but Porter’s second clutch three-pointer off a scramble with 6.4 seconds left propelled the contest into its second overtime at 70-70. Allen Fisher scored a three-pointer and Declan Porter floated an inside one-hander with 57.5 seconds left to make it 73-72. Canton freed up the ball in the final seconds for its last possession, but Cale Sargent’s steal near midcourt and subsequent two foul shots with six-tenths of second to play sealed the win for the Blue Devils. Fisher led OFA with 21 points, while Badlam pumped in 19, Sargent 15, Lalone and Dalton 10 points each. Ogdensburg advances to play Brushton-Moira in the overall semifinals, then moves on to its fourth straight state playoff. Louden Porter racked up a game-best 25 points, while Declan poured in 22 and Tom Bortnick netted 14 points for the Bears who closed out a strong season at 16-6.


Canton’s Thomas Bortnick (11) flies past Salmon River defender Zachary Smith (15) to the basket to put in the layup . Borthick scored a game-best 23 points.  The Golden Bears defeated the Shamrocks 74-65 in Class B semifinal and advanced to the title game where they will face Ogdensburg. (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

Salmon River’s Antoine Domino (3) fakes Canton defenders Declan Porter (3) and Thomas Bortnick (11) with an up-and-under layup to score for the Shamrocks.  Canton opened the night’s scoring with six straight points and, leading entirely for the first 20 minutes, took a sizeable 41-29 lead midway into the third period. Then Salmon River found the range and outscored Canton 16-2 over the next three minutes to take their only lead of the contest at 45-43. But after calling a timeout, Canton stopped the bleeding with a run of their own. In a pivotal 12-2 flourish, Canton regained a 10-point cushion and the defense held off the Shamrocks the rest of the way. The Bears’ Tom Bortnick netted a team-best 23 points, while Declan and Louden Power generated 18 points each. Canton advances to face Ogdensburg for the Section X Class B championship. Salmon River’s Ben Kelly amassed 31 points, while Antoine Domino netted 15 points. The Shamrocks ended their season at 8-10 overall.


Ogdensburg’s Peyton Lalone (12) battles past Hudson’s defender Shamar Daniels (3) for an open look at the layup and reclaim the lead for the Blue Devils midway through the first quarter. The Blue Hawks pulled away from the Blue Devils late in the fourth quarter to earn the 70–63 victory and to advance to the NYS Class B Final Four in Glens Falls.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Hudson’s Kimderick Davis (50) leaps over Ogdensburg defender Allen Fisher for the quick jumper off an inbound pass from the baseline in the first period.  Section II’s Hudson used a final 11-3 spurt, capitalizing on Ogdensburg foul trouble down the stretch, to whisk away a 70-63 win in the New York State Class B quarterfinal at SUNY Potsdam. The Blue Devils fought their way to a 60-59 lead in the fourth quarter, using speed and quickness to offset the Blue Hawks’ size advantage. However, OFA lost starting guard Cale Sargent who put the Blue Devils ahead 60-59 with a three-pointer and two free throws to reach 27 points for the game. Shortly after, fellow guard Connor Badlam was whistled for his fifth foul. Hudson’s Mike Alert (team best 15 points) began the Hawks’ final push with a three-pointer. Allen Fisher scored 11 points for the Blue Devils who finished the year at 16-8 overall.


Ogdensburg’s Anthoni Pope (31) attacks the rim, guarded by Gouverneur’s Morgan Easton (20) in the first quarter.  The Blue Devils overran the Wildcats 74-25 in Class B semifinal. (Darius Rohleder photo) Game Gallery

The Wildcats' Brock Miller (4) takes the contact against Blue Devil defender Connor Badlam (3), but still sinks the layup.  The top-seeded Blue Devils opened the contest with 13 unanswered points, outscoring Gouverneur 19-6 in the first quarter and 29-6 in the second frame to take command of the game. The scrappy OFA defense converted six steals for buckets in the first quarter, setting the tone for the contest. Cale Sargent anchored the fast start with a pair of three-pointer from the top of the arc, as part of a 13-point performance. The tandem guards, Sargent and Peyton Lalone assisted each other for a combined 28 points. The Blue Devils advance to the Section X Class B championship to face #2-seeded Canton. For Gouverneur, Brock Miller led the way with seven points, while Dan Sweet produced six points. The Wildcats closed their season at 2-18 overall.


Section X Class C Playoffs

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NYS Class C Quarterfinal at SUNY Plattsburgh
AuSable Valley (VII) 50, Brushton-Moira (X) 38



NYS Class C Opening Round at SUNY Potsdam
Brushton-Moira (X) 68, Saratoga Catholic (II) 65



Class C Championship - at SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Brushton-Moira 59, (#2) Potsdam 57



Class C Semifinals - Home of Higher Seed
(#1) Brushton-Moira 81, (#4) Tupper Lake 26
(#2) Potsdam 79, (#3) St. Lawrence Central 56

B-M Panthers nip Saratoga catholic in states 68-65

Brushton-Moira’s Alex Burnett (14) stretches around Saratoga Catholic defender Evan Pescetti (34) to sink the layup.  After watching a 20-point third-quarter lead evaporate, the Panthers maintained their composure and rallied from a four-point deficit in the final two minutes to claim the opening-round game in the New York State Class C Boys Basketball playoffs, 68-65.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

The Saints' Colin Bradley (44) hits the jumper over Brushton-Moira’s Chase Bassett (12).  Brushton-Moira built a 35-21 halftime lead and stretched it to 42-22 in the third quarter, before Section II’s Saratoga Catholic pounded the Panthers with a 38-14 run in the second half. The Saints gained their first lead with just over three minutes left in the game and expanded it to 60-56, before the Panthers regained their rhythm and regrouped. B-M outscored Saratoga 12-5 in the final 2:30 to retake the lead, then held on for a 68-65 victory in the New York State Class C opening round game at SUNY Potsdam. B-M’s Alex Burnett celebrated his birthday with an 18-point, nine-rebound performance, while Chase Bassett and Taylor Tallman each netted 15 points. Evan Pescetti led the Saints with a game-best 19 points. The Panthers (19-5) advance to face Section VII Champion AuSable Valley (19-3) in the state quarterfinal game, Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at SUNY Plattsburgh.

Panthers beat Tupper Lake 81-26 to advance to "C" Final

Brushton-Moira’s Connor Trudeau (25) passes Tupper Lake defenders Alan Stuart (44) and Nick Moeller (33) to lay in the shot.  The Panthers outscored the Lumberjacks 81-26 in Class C semifinal.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

Tupper Lake’s Max LaClair (3) goes up for the fadeaway jumper over the Panthers' Bryan Aubrey (33).  Brushton-Moira took immediate command, jumping to a 30-point lead by the half. Taylor Tallman totaled 16 points, while Chase Bassett tossed in 15 points to lead the Panthers who face Potsdam in the Class C Championship. Kiley Stradley scored nine points to top the scoresheet for Tupper Lake who finished the season at 2-16.


Section X’s Brushton-Moira battled into the fourth quarter in a tight-knit game vs. Section VII champion AuSable, before the Patriots went on a decisive 11-3 run in fourth-quarter crunch time. The Patriots beat the Panthers 50-38 in the New York State Class C quarterfinal at SUNY Plattsburgh. B-M climbed back from a slow 9-2 start, trailed 16-7 at the end of the first quarter and 26-19 at the half. The Panthers took a 31-30 lead with a 12-4 spurt to open the second half, and tied the game again when Chase Bassett drained a three-pointer to begin the fourth quarter. However, the AuSable defense took the Panthers out of their offensive rhythm in the final minutes when they held B-M to just three points. Joel Martineau led the Patriots to a Final Four berth with a 12-point game. Taylor Tallman scored 16 points, while Bassett and Alex Burnett netted 10 points each for the Panthers who ended their season at 19-6.

b-m panthers nip potsdam 59-57 for class c title

Brushton-Moira broke away from a 4-4 exchange to open the contest, building leads of 17-12 after the first quarter, 29-22 at the half, then extending the lead to 41-28 in the third quarter, before Potsdam stormed back to turn the game into a nail-biter late in the fourth quarter. The Sandstoners opened the final frame on a 10-0 run that seized their first lead 43-42, when Jack-Ian Byrnes drained a three-pointer. Taylor Tallman answered for the Panthers, muscling his way inside on a traditional three-point play. Byrnes and Garrett Mattimore each pumped in a two-pointer to put Potsdam back on top 47-45, but Chase Bassett connected on a pair of free throws to knot the score again. The next four possessions provided Brushton-Moira with one of their biggest wins of the season. Bassett scored two. Alex Burnett’s steal set up Brian Aubrey. Then after Brian Cole pulled Potsdam within two points, Bassett and Tallman stretched the Panthers’ lead to 55-49. Brian Cole sunk a three-pointer with 1.6 seconds left, but the Sandstoners ran out of time. Burnett finished with a game-high 26 points, while Tallman tallied 12 and Bassett 10 points for the Panthers, who now face Ogdensburg in the overall Section X semifinals, then state tournament play. Potsdam was led by Cole with 14 points, Byrnes with 13, and a trio of eight-pointers from Mattimore, Lucas Bird and Dan French. The curtain came down on the Sandstoner season at 12-10 overall.

Potsdam defeats LArries 79-56 in Class C semifinal

Potsdam’s Jack-Ian Brynes (21) takes the hook shot over St. Lawrence’s Trent Saumier (33) to score.  The Sandstoners defeated the Larries 79-56 to advance to Class C Championship facing Brushton-Moira.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

The Larries' Trent Saumier (33) sinks the layup beating Byrnes and Sandstoner co-defender Bryan Cole (20).  Double-digit performances from five Sandstoners paved the way for Potsdam’s 79-56 win. Cole led a balanced attack with 19 points that included three 3-pointers, while Jack-Ian Byrnes dumped in 17 points, Matt Stone added 13, Connor Prosper supplied 12 and Garrett Mattimore dropped in 10 points. St. Lawrence Central chipped away an early 19-point hole, closing to within 56-49 in the third period, before running out of scoring punch. Second-seeded Potsdam will face #1-seeded Brushton-Moira for the championship on Saturday. Trent Saucier posted 15 points, Kolby Perkins chipped in 14 and Shiloh Winters 13 points for the Larries who closed their season at 7-14 overall..


Section X Class D Playoffs

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NYS Class D Opening Round at SUNY Plattsburgh
Moriah (VII) 72, Chateaugay (X) 39



Class D Championship - at SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Chateaugay 49, (#3) Madrid-Waddington 35



Class D Semifinals - at SUNY Canton
(#3) Madrid-Waddington 49, (#2) Harrisville 47
(#1) Chateaugay 60, (#5) Heuvelton 47



Class D Quarterfinals - at SUNY Canton
(#3) Madrid-Waddington 51, (#6) Edwards-Knox 31
(#2) Harrisville 55, (#7) Hammond 21
(#5) Heuvelton 59, (#4) St. Regis Falls 53
(#1) Chateaugay 50, (#9) Lisbon 29



Class D Opening Round - Home of Higher Seed
(#5) Heuvelton 68, (#12) Clifton-Fine 38
(#6) Edwards-Knox 62, (#11) Parishville-Hopk. 43
(#7) Hammond 66, (#10) Hermon-DeKalb 63 (OT)
(#9) Lisbon 58, (#8) Colton-Pierrepont 41

chateaugay rallies past heuvelton in semifinal 60-47

Heuvelton's Josh Cote (1) sinks the one-hander past Chateaugay's Austin Green (21).  Chateaugay rallied to beat Heuvelton 60-47.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

Heuvelton's Braeden Couglar (44) gets a big swat on a shot inside by Chateaugay.  Chateaugay struggled to score in the opening five minutes, trailing 8-2 before the offense found its rhythm. The East Bulldogs answered with 10 straight points, before the West Bulldogs answered to tie at 14-14. However, fifth-seeded Heuvelton out-scrambled Chateaugay with a 23-7 run on the second quarter to build a 32-21 halftime lead. Top-seeded Chateaugay switched up to full-court pressure and drained five prominent three-pointers to surge a second time, out-dueling Heuvelton 39-15 after intermission. Chandler LaPlante supplied 16 points, Austin Green tallied 11 and Jordan Martin dished up 10 points for Chateaugay, who advances to face Madrid-Waddington in the Class D final. Andrew Woodard netted 12 and Josh Cote added 11 points for Heuvelton that logged out of the season at 15-7.

Chateaugay attacks lisbon in 2nd half for 50-29 win

Chateauguay's Austin Green (21) drives between two Lisbon defenders for the bucket and one. The Golden Knights carried a 21-16 lead before halftime.  However, the Bulldogs pounced on Lisbon in the second half to capture the 50-29 victory in the Section X Class D quarterfinals.  (Jason Aubrey photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Lisbon's Koby Jordan (24) fights past a Chateaugay defender for an off-angle three pointer in the second quarter to give the Golden Knights the lead.  Upset-minded and ninth-seeded Lisbon took the opening tip for a bucket and battled top-seeded Chateaugay into the second half, before falling away. The Golden Knights took a 21-16 lead into halftime, after resigning in the Bulldogs 15-4 in a hard-fought second quarter. However, Chateaugay tied the game 23-23 on an Austin Green basket, then turned the game on Jordan Martin’s pickoff and two-point conversion that heralded the Bulldogs’ second-half revival. Chateaugay’s suffocating defensive pressure, particularly in the fourth quarter, complimented a 20-3 run that shut down the Knights and their season. Martin supplied 12 of his 14 points in the final frame, while Zach Cowan and Tyler Jones each produced seven. Green and Darek LaBare each chipped in six. Chateaugay advances to face Heuvelton in the semifinals. Lisbon was led by Braiden Martin and Hunter Gray with nine points each. The Knights closed out the year at 7-15 overall.

Heuvelton advances past eagles to quarterfinals

Heuvelton's Cole Piercey (5) stretches around Clifton-Fine defender Robert Muncil (23) to earn the quick layup off an inbounds play at the baseline. The Bulldogs pulled out to a quick 23-9 lead in the first quarter, en route to a 68-38 victory to advance to the Section X Class D quarterfinals.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Clifton-Fine's Robert Martin (24) hits the hold around Heuvelton defenders to earn the open look at the jump shot near the end of the first quarter.  Mike Martin’s 15 points, all on three-pointers, paced the Bulldogs, while Braeden Cougar added nine points. Fifth-seeded Heuvelton advances to face #4-seeded St. Regis Falls in the quarterfinals. Chase Koster scored 14 points and Forest Hathaway added nine points for Clifton-Fine’ season-ending game.  


After a scrappy 57-57 finish in regulation, #7-seed Hammond pulled out the first-round win with a 9-6 run over 10th-seeded Hermon-DeKalb in the extra period for the 66-63 playoff win. Ryan Vollmer led the Red Devil offense with 24 points, while John Boland dropped in 16 points and Jacob Walsh pumped in 12. Hammond advances to face #2-seeded Harrisville in the quarterfinal round. For Hermon-DeKalb Ryan Morrill racked up 21 points, while Hunter Woodrow and Alex Denesha each splashed 11 points. The Green Demons finished the season at 6-14 overall.

Edwards-Knox joined the party at the D-Arama on Saturday with a 62-43 win over #11-seeded Parishville-Hopkinton. The Cougars, who squared their overall record at 10-10, received a game-best 17 points from Cody Rowe and 15 points from Trent White. Dawson Taylor notched 11 and Jason Burke pitched in 10 points in a balanced Cougar offense. The sixth-seeded Cougars will face #3-seeded Madrid-Waddington in the quarterfinal round. Hunter Charleson led the Panthers with 12 points, while Garrett Hayes chipped in nine. P-H ended its season at 3-14 overall.


Moriah jumped ahead of Chateaugay 11-0 to open the New York State subregional game at SUNY Plattsburgh and never let up. Dylan Trombley got the Section VII champion Vikings off to a solid start, opening a 17-3 lead against the undersized Bulldogs in the first quarter. Section X champion Chateaugay notched the first five points of the second quarter to cut the lead to 17-8, but that would be as close as the game would get. Adam Jaquish netted the last seven points of the half to push Moriah head 33-16 at the break. The Bulldogs’ fate was no different in the second half. Tyler Slattery’s four-point play on a trifecta from the corner typified the unstoppable Vikings’ 22-point surge in the third quarter. Moriah went on to beat Chateaugay 72-39. The Vikings will advance to the state quarterfinal to face Section II champion Argyle. Chateaugay closed its remarkable season at 22-3 overall.

chateaugay defense stops m-w jackets for "d" title

Chateaugay’s intense defensive pressure prevented Madrid-Waddington from gaining any significant scoring rhythm in a 49-35 victory in the Section X Class D Championship. The Bulldogs stepped out to a 15-7 lead in the first quarter, and expanded the margin to 26-12 at the half. The Jackets’s best quarter was in the third, when they outscored Chateaugay 13-9, then trimmed the lead to single digits early in the fourth quarter, but could not sustain the run. The Bulldog pressure prevented another M-W comeback that highlighted their semifinal victory, by limiting Aaron Armstrong to nine points, Jordan Arquiett to eight and David Odendahl to seven points. The win also avenged the Bulldogs lone loss of the season in improving to 22-1 overall. Zach Cowan’s 13 points in the second half (15 overall) was the linchpin to Chateaugay’s keeping separation in closing out the Jackets. Cowan netted 11 points vs. 10 points for M-W as a team in the fourth quarter to seal the championship win. Jordan Martin and Darek LaBare each posted 10 points for the Bulldogs who now advance to face Massena in the Section X overall semifinals and state tournament play. Madrid-Waddington closed the books on a 19-4 season.


Madrid-Waddington's Jesse Lamere (3) flips the ball over the reach of Harrisville's Nate Weaver (10) to score the inside bucket.  The Jackets overcame a 15-2 Pirates' start in a thrilling 49-47 semifinal.  (Bob LaRue photo)  Game Gallery

Madrid-Waddington's Wade Lawrence takes the charge as Harrisville's Ryan Weaver (4) tries to sail over for the bucket.  Harrisville produced eleven straight points to open and built a 15-2 lead, before Madrid-Waddington bounced back. The third-seeded Jackets scored the final three points of the first quarter and first six points to start the second period to chop the Pirates’ lead 15-11. Wade Lawrence’s bucket and freshman Jesse Lamere’s three-pointer ignited the Jacket offense. However, Harrisville regained some momentum and closed the half with a 13-10 spurt. In the second half, M-W repeatedly closed the gap to two points, then finally took their first lead at 46-45 with 2:22 left on the clock, when Aaron Armstrong rainbowed a three-pointer. The Jackets expanded the lead on two free throws by David Odendahl, but Nate Weaver answered on a putback to make it M-W 48-47. The Pirates had a final chance with 6.1 seconds left. On the inbounds play, Jared Dreythaler sliced into the paint and released a promising floater, but the shot struck off the right side of the rim as time expired. Odendahl netted 13 points, Armstrong added 12 and Lamere produced 11 points in the win. The Jackets will face Chateaugay in the Class D title game. Brennon Best netted a game-best 12 points, while Weaver sunk 12 and Dreythaler 11 for the Pirates who closed an impressive season at 20-2.

Heuvelton pulls away from st. regis falls late for win

Heuvelton's Cole Piercy (5) leans away from St. Regis Falls defenders Cole Lage (23) and Sage Allen (35) to create space for the two-pointer and to extend the Bulldogs lead midway through the third period. Heuvelton advanced past the Saints 59-53 and into the Section X Class D semifinals.  (Jason Aubrey photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

St. Regis Falls' Spencer Ruess (33) surges past Heuvelton defender Brayden Couglar (44) to sink the layup and chip away at the Saints lead in the fourth quarter.  St. Regis Falls built a 11-6 first-quarter lead, but then Heuvelton hit its stride in the second frame. But after gaining a 14-point advantage headed into the fourth quarter, the momentum swung back to the Saints who closed within two points at 50-48 in the final three minutes. The Bulldogs were again plagued by dismal free-throw shooting, connecting on just eight of 29 attempts, but converted on crucial foul shots by Cole Piercey and Andrew Woodward down the stretch. Mike Martin and Keegan Kelley also raced to buckets to open a 58-50 lead in the final minute. Piercey delivered 15 points, while Woodward notched 10. Heuvelton moves to the semifinals against Chateaugay. Sage Allen and Spencer Reuss scored 14 points each and Jesse Goodrow added 10 for the Saints who finished 14-7.

harrisville, m-w jackets advance to class d semis

The #2-seeded Harrisville Pirates punched their ticket to the Section X Class D semifinals with a 55-21 victory over seventh-seeded Hammond. The Pirates poured in 17 straight points in a pivotal second-quarter run that doomed the Red Devils. Jared Dreythaler scored 15 points to guide the Pirates, while Trenton Sullivan chipped in 11 and Brennan Best posted nine points. Harrisville advances to face Madrid-Waddington in the semifinal round. Sean Walsh led the Devils with five points. Hammond finished its season at 12-10.

Madrid-Waddington set the stage early with a 19-6 first quarter run that carried the Yellow Jackets to a 51-31 victory over Edwards-Knox. M-W’s Aaron Armstrong led the way with a game-best 23 points including five 3-pointers, while Jordan Arquiett provided 12 points and Wade Lawrence added six. The third-seeded Jackets continue their post-season journey against #2-seeded Harrisville in the semifinals. Edwards-Knox was led by Trent White with 12 points and Jake Fenlong with six. The Cougars closed out the season at 10-11 overall.

knights beat Colts 58-41 to advance to quarterfinals

Lisbon’s Hunter Foresythe (32) rises high for the jumper over three Colton-Pierrepont defenders. The Knights defeated the Colts 58-41 to proceed to the Class D quarterfinals.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Game Gallery

The Colts' Ethan Knight (30) hits the flying runner over Lisbon defenders Hunter Foresythe (32) and Braiden Martin (00).  Hunter Gray scored Lisbon’s only fourth-quarter bucket with 6:31 remaining to open a 42-33 lead. But the ninth-seeded Golden Knights sunk 16 free throws during the balance of the game to defeat Colton-Pierrepont 58-41. Lisbon’s Kobe Jordan rainbowed 22 points, while Gray posted 12 points. Lisbon advances to face top-seed Chateaugay in the Class D quarterfinals. Ethan Knight tallied with 16 points, while Riley Doyle dropped in 12 and John Angleberger added 10 for the Colts who closed out the season at 6-15 overall.


Section X Overall Playoffs 

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Overall Championship at SUNY Potsdam
(B) Ogdensburg 51, (A) Massena 37



Overall Semifinals - at SUNY Potsdam
(B) Ogdensburg 71, (C) Brushton-Moira 50
(A) Massena 64, (D) Chateaugay 43

Blue Devils storm past b-m panthers in 71-50 victory

Brushton-Moira’s Alex Burnett (14) drives the ball through the Ogdensburg defenders of Allen Fisher (35) and Cale Sargent (32) to drain the quick layup to cut into the Blue Devils' lead midway through the second quarter. Ogdensburg defeated the Panthers 71-50 to advance to the Section X Overall Championship. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Ogdensburg’s Cale Sargent (32) spins past Ogdensburg’s Brushton-Moira defender Bryan Aubrey (33) to down the two-point jump shot.  After an initial flurry of points in a fast-paced opening four minutes, Class B Champion Ogdensburg began to steadily pull away to a 41-19 halftime lead. Allen Fisher led the Blue Devils with 18 points, while Cale Sargent added 14 points and Peyton Lalone chipped in 10 points for the double-digit leaders. Alex Burnett paced the Class C Champion Panthers with 10 points as well. O.F.A. advances to face Class A Champion Massena in the overall championship. Brushton-Moira moves on to Class C state playoffs.

Section X All Northerns & JUKOSKI Award presented

Section X boys basketball awards night was highlighted by the presentation of the prestigious Joe Jukoski Award, the highest honor for a boys basketball player in Section X, for all-round play, sportsmanship, leadership and academics.  This year, the award went to Madrid-Waddington senior Aaron Armstrong, a three-year starter averaging almost 20 points per game and named divisional MVP this year.  The runners-up included Brushton-Moira's Alex Burnett, Salmon River's Antoine Domino and Chateaugay's Jordan Martin.  (Darius Rohleder photo)  Award Gallery

blue devils win 4th overall championship in a row 51-37

The Ogdensburg Blue Devils team celebrate winning their fourth straight Section X Overall Championship, after defeating the Massena Red Raiders 51-37. The Blue Devils advance into the New York State Class B tournament to meet the winner of the game between Section VII and Section II champions.  (Cody Hartle photo) Game Gallery 

Ogdensburg’s Connor Badlam battles the ball away from Massena’s Bailey LaBarge (2) and to make a charge on the basket.  The Class B Champion Blue Devils threw down the first 10 points of the game, highlighted by two 3-pointers by Cale Sargent, and never relinquished the lead in downing Class A Champion Massena 51-37. But despite the fast 10-0 start, OFA quickly found the Raiders on their heals with the lead whittled to 13-12 late in the first quarter. And Massena continued to cut the lead to one possession four times, before Ogdensburg’s Connor Badlam and Josh Farrar sank a pair of three pointers to finish the half 27-19. Again the Raiders trimmed the lead to 37-32 at the end of the third quarter, before OFA opened the final stanza with five quick points and restored a 10-point separation. The Blue Devils were strongly aided by 16-for-19 free-three shooting, including 9-of-10 in the stretch run. Sargent finished with a game-best 21 points, while Peyton Lalone added eight and Badlam seven points. Bailey Terry led Massena with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Xavier Goyco, Dante Viskovich, James Donnelly and Nick McKeel all finished with six points each.

Massena downs Bulldogs 64-43 in overall Semifinal

Massena’s Bailey Terry (10) takes the contact against Chateaugay defender Chandler LaPlante (2) drawing the foul. The Red Raiders defeated the Bulldogs 64-43 in Section X overall semifinal at SUNY Potsdam.  The Red Raiders advance to face O.F.A. for the overall Section X Championship.  (Darius Rohleder photo) Game Gallery

Bulldogs Jordan Martin (12) with an acrobatic move hitting the runner over Massena defender Xavier Goyco (2).  The Class A Champion Red Raiders used their height and team speed in quickly establishing an 11-point lead in the first quarter and rolled to a 64-43 win over the Class D Champion Bulldogs. Bailey Terry led Massena with 21 points, while Dante Viskovich and Nicholas McKeel chimed in with 10 points each. The Raiders advance to face Class B Champion Ogdensburg for the overall championship. Darek LaBare netted 12 points to lead Chateaugay with 12 points. The Bulldogs continue their postseason with Class D state playoffs.