Harrisville Falls To East 78-48 in Class D State Semifinal Game

Harrisville's Peyton Schmitt (24) break through two East Central defenders to score the layup, cutting into the Panthers' lead midway through the first half.  Schmitt led the Pirates with 18 points.  A quick 10-0 scoring surge in the first quarter by East Central brought them to a 50-23 lead at halftime.  The Panthers advance into the NYSHSAA Class D Championship defeating Harrisville  ending the Pirates 2017-18 season at 21-3.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery shortly

Final Standings & Non League

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

Section X Class D Playoffs 

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018

NYSPHSAA Class D Tournament - Semifinals
East HS (VI) 78, Harrisville (X) 48



NYSPHSAA Class D Tournament - Quarterfinals
Harrisville (X) 66, McGraw (III) 55



Section X Class D Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Harrisville 76, (#3) Madrid-Waddington 52



Section X Class D Semifinals at SUNY Canton
(#3) Madrid-Waddington 60, (#2) Chateaugay 49
(#1) Harrisville 70, (#5) Hermon-DeKalb 42



Section X Class D Quarterfinals at Potsdam HS
(#3) Madrid-Waddington 70, (#6) St. Regis Falls 46
(#2) Chateaugay 65, (#10) Lisbon 31
(#5) Hermon-DeKalb 52, (#4) Heuvelton 49 (OT)
(#1) Harrisville 85, (#9) Edwards-Knox 52



(#9) Edwards-Knox 64, (#8) Tupper Lake 50
(#10) Lisbon 65, (#7) Hammond 60
(#6) St. Regis 73, (#11) Parishville-Hopkinton 39

Harrisville jumps past Madrid-Waddington 76-52

The top-seeded Harrisville Pirates took quick first-quarter command with a balanced attack of 15 points or more from four different players in rolling past the Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets 76-52 for their second straight Section X Class D championship.  A fast 26-9 first quarter set the pace for the win.  The Pirates' Ryan Weaver led all scorers with 19 points.  (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Madrid-Waddington’s Brennan Harmer (21) fires off a 16-footer for two points in the first quarter.  Top-seeded Harrisville literally raced out to a 26-9 first-quarter lead with fast-break and transition buckets and quick attack jumpers, then never relented in capturing a 76-52 win over the #3-seeded Madrid-Waddington Yellow Jackets and their second straight Section X Class D championship. The Pirates scrambling defense anchored the win, pushing out to a 44-23 lead at the half. The Pirates attacked the Yellow Jackets with strong scoring efforts from virtually every position. Four Pirates provided a balanced, but powerful attack with 68 combined points – Ryan Weaver scored a game-best 19 points including three three-pointers and 11 rebounds, with Trenton Sullivan and chiming in with 17 points, and Jadon Sullivan with 15 points and dishing out 10 assists. For Madrid-Waddington, Jesse Lamere scored 17 points, including 13 in the second half, while Jacob Rice added 11 in the Jackets’ valiant efforts to rally. M-W completed its season with an impressive 20-4 showing.

Harrisville pulls AWAY in 2ND QTR. TO BEAT H-D 70-42

Harrisville’s Trenton Sullivan (14) pulls up just inside of the arc for two points.  After leading 14-11 after the first quarter, the Pirates shut down the Demon offense and pulled away to beat Hermon-DeKalb 70-42 in the boys Class D semifinals.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Hermon-DeKalb’s Zach Denesha (3) buckets three of his eight points to cut the lead in the first quarter.  The Green Demons held tough, keeping the game close through the first quarter, but a 23-7 surge blew the game open.  Trenton Sullivan was the game's high scorer with 20 points, while Peyton Schmitt chimed in with 14, Ryan Weaver 14 and Jadon Sullivan with 11.  For the Demons, Alex Denesha posted 12, while Garrett Willard added eight.  Hermon-DeKalb finishes its season at 13-9.

Madrid-Waddington'S QUICK START SINKS ST. REGIS 70-46

Madrid-Waddington’s Jacob Rice nails the fade-away jumper for two points late in the third quarter.  Madrid-Waddington rolled out to a 20-7 first quarter lead and never let up in beating St. Regis Falls 70-46 in the boys Section X Class D quarterfinals.(Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

St. Regis Falls' Chris Goodrow pulls up for two points.  Jesse Lamere’s quick up-tempo pace and 17 points led the #3-seeded Jackets in the decisive opening spurt. Evan Ruddy downs 12 points, while Brennan Harmer pitched in 10. The Jackets advance to face East rival Chateaugay in the semifinals. For the Saints, Goodrow and Alex White fed off each other’s transition game for 18 points each, while Danny Lucey contributed 10 points. The Saints closed out the season with a 9-11 overall record.


Chateaugay's Chandler LaPlante (2) swings around the rim for the two-point hook shot.  After Lisbon edged out to a 7-6 lead, the Bulldogs reeled off 20 straight points to take the lead. The Bulldogs cruised to a 62-31 win over Lisbon in Section X Class D quarterfinal. (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery NCSN Broadcast

Lisbon’s Josh O’Brien hits the jumper for two points to tie the game early in the first quarter.  Four consecutive three-pointers from Nate Roach fueled Chateaugay’s decisive 20-0 run, and a 24-5 end to the first half that propelled the Bulldogs into a 39-13 lead at the half. Roach finished with 4, McDonald tossed the rock for a game-best 19 points, including three trifectas. The school’s all-time leading scorer Chandler LaPlante contributed eight. For Lisbon, ending its season at 7-14 overall, Adam Gravlin dropped in 15 points.

tenth seeded Lisbon pulls off upset over #7 Hammond

Lisbon's Carter Jordan angles to the rack for the lefty lay-in against Hammond's Brett Gleason (3).  A hard fought game between tenth-seeded Lisbon and #7-seeded host Hammond in the Section X Class D playoff opener resulted in a 65-50 upset victory for the Golden Knights.  Lisbon came out of the gates hot, ending the first half with a 10-point lead, then expanding the lead to 13 after three quarter.  However, the Hammond Red Devils roared back to within four during the fourth quarter, before running out of time.  Lisbon's Adam Gravlin led all scorers with 19 points.  The Knights face Chateaugay in the Section X Class D quarterfinals.  (Photo Courtesy Lisa Freeman)

Hammond's John Boland reaches around Lisbon's Carson Smith for the inside jumper.  Boland led the Red Devils with 15 points in their comeback effort.  However, Hammond came up short, ending their season at 8-11 overall.

E-K upsets tupper lake 64-50 to advances in playoffs

In a Section X Class D play-in matchup between ninth-seeded Edwards-Knox and #8-seeded Tupper Lake, the Cougars emerged victorious 64-50.  With short-staffed Edwards-Knox leading 44-42 entering the fourth quarter, the game was decided on the Cougars' 20-8 scoring surge in the final quarter. For the underdog Edward-Knox squad, Parker Harper led all scorers with 23 points, while Justin Scott notched 18.  The Cougars advance to take on top-seeded Harrisville in the quarterfinals. The Lumberjacks were led by scorers Jacob Stradly and Bradly McLear, who contributed 22 and 18 points respectively.  The Lumberjacks' season ended with an overall 8-13 mark.


Harrisville's Peyton Schmitt (24) break through two East Central defenders to score the layup, cutting into the Panthers' lead midway through the first half.  Schmitt led the Pirates with 18 points.  A quick 10-0 scoring surge in the first quarter by East Central brought them to a 50-23 lead at halftime.  The Panthers advance into the NYSHSAA Class D Championship defeating Harrisville  ending the Pirates 2017-18 season at 21-3.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery shortly

One bright spot for the Pirates: Ryan Weaver (4) sunk this foul shot late in the third quarter to earn his 1,000th varsity career point. The senior finished the game with 10 points and 1,004 overall.  Trenton Sullivan scored eight points.

SEMIFINAL: m-w JACKETS OUTDUEL chateaugay 60-49

Madrid-Waddington’s Braydon Bush (33) extends his shot around Chateaugay defender Chandler LaPlante (2) to score off the layup, giving the Yellow Jackets a four-point lead in the first quarter. Leading by just three points in the fourth quarter, M-W generated a 10-4 surge down the stretch to capture a 60-49 victory to advance into the Section X Class D Championship against top-seeded Harrisville on Saturday at SUNY Potsdam. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery 

Chateaugay’s Jonah McDonald (5) takes the corner three-pointer over Madrid-Waddington defender Braydon Bush (33) to tie the game up 7-7 midway through the first quarter.  The Jackets edged out to a 16-13 advantage after one quarter, then gained a 12-point lead late in the third frame, before the margin closed down to just three points in the fourth.  But the Jackets surged in the fourth frame behind a 16-point performance from Evan Ruddy whose timely buckets buoyed the Jackets through the Chateaugay surge.  Jake Robinson chimed in with 15 points, while Jess Lamere is credited to 12.  Chandler LaPlante closed out his Bulldog career with a game-best 24 points and as Chateaugay's all-time boys scorer.  Chris Cook added nine and Jonah McDonald eight, as the Bulldogs finished 19-4.

H-D's Alex denesha NETS 38 in 52-49 comeback O.T. WIN

Hermon-DeKalb’s Alex Denesha (12) puts up two points off the glass. Denesha would be the Demons' solo scorer of the first half with 17 points and a game total of 38.  H-D rallied in the fourth quarter to erase an eight-point deficit, force overtime and take a 52-49 comeback victory over Heuvelton in the Class D quarterfinal. (Wangerin photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Heuvelton’s Zed Crayford (23) puts up two points off the rebound.  After a seesaw opening, the Bulldogs jumped into a second-quarter lead that would span the middle two periods. Jordan Fisher stacked up 11 points and John Wrobel dropped in 10 points as Heuvelton appeared to be taking control. Hermon-DeKalb slipped behind 39-31 early in the fourth quarter, as momentum began to swing to Heuvelton in a game where points seemed hard to come by. But at that point, the Demons took advantage of a foul and technical foul, putting the red-hot Alex Denesha to the free-throw line where he promptly buried all four free throws and chopped the lead in half. The Demons kept feeding the hot-handed Denesha who connected on 18 straight foul shots spanning the second to fourth quarters, and 17-of-18 in the second half. He even assisted on the game-tying shot, feeding Garrett Willard on a slashing layup to tie the game 41-41 for the final bucket of regulation with 5.2 seconds remaining. The pair reprised the move to start the overtime period and put the Demons in the lead. Willard finished the game with 10 points, all coming after halftime. Tanner Hale knocked down two key three throws in the extra period, as well. With H-D up 51-46, Noah Steele drew the Bulldogs within a possession with three-ball rocket with 18 seconds to spare. Heuvelton got one final chance in the closing 2.6 seconds to shoot for the tie. Tanner Armstrong chased down the ball in the right corner and fired off a desperation three-pointer, but Willard got a piece of the ball to end the game. For the game, H-D outscored Heuvelton 28-8 from the charity stripe. Heuvelton’s season ended at 13-8 overall.

TOP-SEED Harrisville takes QUARTERFINAL: 85-52 VS. e-k   

Harrisville’s Peyton Schmitt (24) pulls up for two points in the first quarter. Harrisville defeated Edwards-Knox 85-52 in the boys Section X Class D quarterfinals held at Potsdam. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Edwards-Knox’s Joseph Hart (14) hits the jumper for two points to trim the Pirates' first-quarter lead.  Trenton Sullivan popped in 17 points, while Ryan Weaver poured in 16 and Jadon Sullivan dropped in 14 points as the top-seeded Pirates ended a tough, but determined and resilient season for the Cougars. Harrisville will get a rematch with Hermon-DeKalb in the semifinals. Bitten by the injury bug, the #9-positioned Cougars played with just five or six players during several games at the end of the season, still managing to win three in a row during that stretch. They added several JV callups for the postseason. For Edwards-Knox, Justin Scott led the way with 19 points, while Parker Harper contributed 15. The E-K season ended at 6-13.

St. Regis falls' quick start dooms p-h in play-in game

St. Regis Falls’ Alexander White (24) pops in two points on the layup. as the Saints scored the first nine points of the game and took an 18-8 lead in the first quarter.  White tossed down a game-best 21 points to lead the Saints 73-39 win over Parishville-Hopkinton in the Section X Class D play-in round.. (Sam Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Parishville-Hopkinton’s Peyton Snell (13) buckets three-pointer to trim the lead to six points early.  While the Panthers had multiple good looks, several good shots rimmed out, as the Saints pulled away.  Chris Goodrow chipped in 14 points for the Saints, who advance to face Madrid-Waddington in the quarterfinals.  The Panthers, who were led by senior Kyle Woods' 11 points, along with 10 points for Tanner Rosenbarker, closed out their campaign with a 3-18 record.


Section X Class C Playoffs 

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NYSPHSAA Class C Tournament - Quarterfinals
Lake George (III) 62, St. Lawrence Central (X) 42



Section X Class C Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) St. Lawrence Ctl. 52, (#2) Brushton-Moira 43



Section X Class C Semifinals
(#2) Brushton-Moira 50, (#3) Norwood-Norfolk 46

brushton-moira advances past n-n flyers in 50-46 win

Brushton-Moira’s Logan Bassett (3) breaks past Norwood-Norfolk defender Michael LaShomb (45) to score off the jump shot to take the lead from the Flyers early in the first quarter. Brushton-Moira pulled away from Norwood-Norfolk late in the fourth quarter to capture the 50-46.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Norwood-Norfolk’s Luke Allen (22) bumps up against Brushton-Moira defender Colby McCarthy (23) to score the layup and cut the Panthers' lead to just three points midway through the first quarter.  McCarthy led the Panthers with 15 points.  B-M will advance to face St. Lawrence Central in the Class C Final.  Joel Garriga led the Flyers with 13 points.  The Flyers season ended with a 9-12 overall record.

Lake George slams S.L.C.S to advance to final four

Lake George’s Mason Flatley (21) slams it down for the break away dunk over St. Lawrence Central’s Matt Burg (10). Lake George came into the game with a perfect record and ranked #1 in the state, after a slow start the Warriors came alive. Chris Becker led with 18 pts and 11 rebounds. Mason Flatley with 13, Caleb Scribe with 10 and Alex Jones 9. St. Lawrence Central stayed competitive for much of the game, when the final buzzer rang, the undefeated streak held true. Lake George advances to the Final Four with a 62-42 victory over the Larries. (Troy O’Brien photo) Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central’s Matt Burg (10) nails a three point jumper, giving the Larries a one point lead in the first quarter. Burg and the Larries were able to compete with Lake George during the first half of play, but the fire power from the Warriors proved effective late in the game. Lake George advances with a victory over St. Lawrence Central, and earns their spot in the final four.

Larries down panthers for section x class c crown

St. Lawrence Central Larries were crowned Section X Class C Champions in their 52-43 win over the Brushton-Moira Panthers. Both teams got out to a hot start, with eight lead changes just in the first quarter.  At the end of half, Cash Feely led all scorers with eight points. During the second half, the Larries began distanced themselves from the Panthers. After rallying and closing to within six, St. Lawrence Central regained a 14-lead and went on to the win.  Feely led the Larries with 13 points, while Matt Burg contributed 11 and Toby Reome and Kolby Perkins each netted 10.  For Brushton-Moira, Logan Bassett led the way with 10 points.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Brushton-Moira's leading scorer Logan Bassett (21) elevates over Cash Feely (00) for a mid-range jumper during the Panthers' comeback effort. Eli Russell and Jake Brown added nine points each as the Panthers closed out their season at 15-10 overall.


Section X Class B Playoffs 

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NYSPHSAA Class B Tournament - Quarterfinals
McKeel Christian Academy (II) 53, Canton (X) 47



NYSPHSAA Class B Tournament - Opening Round
Canton (X) 54, Peru (VII) 33



Section X Class B Championship - SUNY Potsdam
Canton 56, Ogdensburg 55



Section X Class B Semifinals
(#2) Ogdensburg 76, (#3) Salmon River 47
(#1) Canton 95, (#4) Potsdam 54



Section X Class B Play In Game
(#4) Potsdam 69, (#5) Gouverneur 60

potsdam advances PAST gouverneur in 69-60 victory

Potsdam’s Nic Gregg (21) breaks past Gouverneur defender Connor Fenlong (21) and Brodey Young (5) to score the layup, trimming the Wildcats' lead to five points at the end of the second quarter. The Sandstoners battled back from 12 points in the third quarter to capture the 69-60 victory in the Section X Class B play-in. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Gouverneur’s Connor Fenlong (21) leaps past Potsdam defender Zahir Purvis (52) to score the short jump shot to extend the Wildcats' lead in the third quarter. Potsdam’s Nic Gregg led the Sandstoners with 26 points, followed by Purvis who netted 19 points. For the Wildcats, Connor Fenlong led the way with 24 points, followed by Andrew LaPlante scoring 19 points. The Sandstoners advance in the Section X Class B semifinals vs. the Canton Golden Bears.


Canton’s Declan Porter (3) puts up the rebound for two points in the third quarter.  The Golden Bears pulled away in the third quarter to beat Potsdam 95-54 in the Section X Class B semifinals.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery

Potsdam’s Conner Labar (12) hits two points off the glass.  Porter scorched the nets for a game-best 37 points, while Cody Sipher added 17 to lead the Bears back to the Section X Class B title game vs. OFA.  Potsdam was led by Teddy Rice with 10 points while Jay McKinney added nine.  Potsdam's season drew to a close at 5-17 overall.


The Canton Golden Bears celebrate with their championship banner and trophy after capturing the Section X Class B Championship by defeating Ogdensburg in a thrilling 56-55 victory.  After the Bears' most of the second half, Cody Sipher hit the game-winning low-post jumper on an inbound play with just 4.3 seconds remaining, then Cale Sargent launched a desperation 25-footer at the buzzer that hit the front of the rim.  Canton now advances into the Section X overall semifinals and the NYSPHSAA Class B tournament.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Ogdensburg’s Cale Sargent (32) leaps up around Canton defenders Cody Sipher (15) and Brandon Lorenc (12) to score and extend the Blue Devil lead to seven points midway through the first quarter. Canton’s Declan Porter led all scoring with 20 points, followed by teammate Cody Sipher with 15 points. For the Blue Devils, Mecci Johnson downed 15 points, followed by MeSean Johnson with 14 points.  Ogdensburg closed its season at 17-5 overall.

Ogdensburg pulls ahead in 2nd QTR. to win "B" SEMIFINAL

Ogdensburg’s MeSean Johnson (15) gets the layup for two points against a Salmon River defender to tie the game in the first quarter.  The Blue Devils beat Salmon River 76-47 in the Section X Class B semis.  (Wangerin photo) Game Gallery

Salmon River’s Ben Kelly (21) makes the jumper in the paint.  The Shamrocks led for most of the first quarter, holding an 18-16 edge at the end of the first quarter.  But OFA carried a 33-24 lead at the half.  Cale Sargent the second quarter resurgence with 17 points overall.  Justyn McCormick, Connor Griffith and MeSean Johnson each netted 11.  Jared Bigness led the Shamrocks with 15 poitns, while Hunter Ghostlaw dropped in 10.  The Shamrock season ended at 12-7.


Section X Class A Playoffs

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NYSPHSAA Class A Tournament - Opening Round
Utica-Notre Dame (III)  85, Malone (X) 48



Section X Class A Championship- SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Malone 58, (#2) Massena 53


Malone’s Cole Fountain (11) leaps over Utica-Notre Dame defender Isaiah Warmack (10) to score the jumper from the free-throw line cutting into the Jugglers lead midway through the first quarter.  After a strong 33-9 start to end the first quarter, Utica-Notre Dame advanced into the NYSPHSAA Class A quarterfinals defeating the Malone Huskies 85-49.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Utica-Notre Dame junior Jaylen Warmack (2) breaks around Malone defender Hunter Swan (5) to drop in the layup and earn his 1,000th varsity point.

malone claims class a title over massena in 58-53 win

The Malone Huskies celebrate with their championship trophy and banner after winning the Section X Class A Championship game by defeating the Massena Red Raiders 58-53. The Huskies were led in scoring by Cole Fountain who downed 19 points, while teammate Hunter Ansari drained 14 points. The Huskies advance to the overall Section X semifinals and the NYSPHSAA Class A Tournament  in March. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Massena’s Alexander Rusaw (24) leaps over Malone defenders Hunter Ansari (30) and Cole Fountain (11) to score the jump shot for two points, tying the game at 6-6 midway through the first quarter. For the Red Raiders, leading the charge was Rusaw who scored 17 points and Spencer Beckstead with 11.


Section X Overall Championship Playoffs

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Section X Overall Championship
(B) Canton 66, (D) Harrisville 59



Section X Overall Semifinals
(B) Canton 55, (C) St. Lawrence Central 33
(D) Harrisville 80, (A) Malone 64

canton tops Harrisville in the 4th for repeat title

The Canton Golden Bears celebrate with the Section X championship trophy, after holding off the Harrisville Pirates down the stretch in a 66-59 victory in the overall final game. Canton’s Declan Porter(3) led all scorers with 27 points, followed by Andy Downs (11) with 18 in a seesaw game that saw Canton pull away in the final two minutes. (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Harrisville’s Jadon Sullivan (10) hits for two points, allowing the Pirates to take back the lead early in the second half.  The Harrisville Pirates were led by Ryan Weaver with 23 points and Peyton Schmitt with 18 points.  The Pirates jumped out to a 20-12 first quarter lead, but Canton came back to take a 24-23 lead and extended that to 26-33 at the break.  Harrisville opened the second half with a three-pointer to tie, followed by several seesaw leads, but the Bears went on a 13-6 run to close out the game and their second-straight Section X title.


Harrisville’s Trenton Sullivan (14) hits the three to thrust the Pirates back into the lead in the first quarter in the Section X overall semifinal.  Malone pushed ahead by five points, before setting for a 15-13 lead at the quarter.  Harrisville's offense kicked in with a 26-18 second quarter run, en route to an 80-64 win over the Huskies.  (Sam Wangerin photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Malone’s Cole Fountain (11) hits a jumper for two points to tie the game in the first quarter.  Fountain finished with 13 points, while Hunter Swan tossed down 18 points to lead the Huskies.  Harrisville was led by Peyton Schmitt's 23 points, while Jadon Sullivan rang up 20 points and Scott Roberts 11.



Canton's Cody Sipher (15) leaps past St. Lawrence Central defenders Cash Feeley (00) and Ethan LaRock (5) to score off the scoop shot to extend the Bears' lead in the first quarter.  The Golden Bears pulled away in the second half to win 55-33 and advance to the Section X Overall Championship where they will take on the Harrisville Pirates.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery - Section X Awards Gallery  NCSN Broadcast
Top scorers: St. Lawrence Central's Matt Berg (10) breaks past Canton defender Andy Downs (11) to score on a layup to tie the game 7-7 midway through the first quarter.  However, the Bears jumped into control with a 16-2 run that proved to be the difference in the game.  Canton led 34-19 at the half.  Downs finished with a game-best 19 points, including a 14-point run in the decisive second quarter.  Brandon Lorenc added 10 points.  Burg posted 14 points.


Canton's Declan Porter (white) was honored with the 2018 Joe Jukoski Award, presented on overall semifinals night.  Other finalists for the award included (L-R) Ogdensburg's Cale Sargent, Harrisville's Trenton Sullivan and Salmon River's Ben Kelly.  The award honors Section X basketball players for their basketball abilities, academics, leadership and sportsmanship.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Awards Gallery