Canton Beats H.S. Charter in NY Semifinal; Harrisville Edged in 2OT


Canton’s Declan Porter (3) leaps over Westhill defenders Kameren Jackson (23) and Antonio Scrimale (15) to score the corner three-pointer cutting the Warriors' lead to eight points in the first quarter.  After Canton closed the gap from 26 to 10 points in the second half, Westhill’s scoring surge lifted them to their third NYSPHAA Class B Championship in four years defeating Canton 80-62. (Cody Jenne & Sam Wangerin photos) Game Gallery

2016-17 SECTION X BOYS BASKETBALLbr /> Final Standings & Non League Records

EAST DIVISION                  W-L   GB   Non-Lg
x-Chateaugay
St. Regis Falls
Madrid-Waddington
Brushton-Moira
Parishville-Hopkinton
Tupper Lake
Colton-Pierrepont
Norwood-Norfolk
14-0       -        4-2
11-3       3       5-1
11-3       3       3-2
  7-7       7       1-5
  6-8       8       1-4
4-10     10       1-5
2-12     12       0-5
1-13     13       0-6
CENTRAL DIVISION           W-L    GB  Non-Lg
x-Ogdensburg
Canton
Massena
Salmon River
Malone
St. Lawrence Central
Gouverneur
Potsdam
13-1       -        3-2
12-2       1       3-3
10-4       3       2-4
  7-7       6       4-2
  6-8       7       2-3
  5-9       8       6-0
3-11     10       3-2
0-14     13       0-6
WEST DIVISION                 W-L    GB  Non-Lg
y-Edwards-Knox
y-Heuvelton
Harrisville
Lisbon
Hermon-DeKalb
Hammond
Clifton-Fine
10-2       -        3-2
10-2       -        4-4
  9-3       1       5-3
  7-5       3       4-4
  3-9       7       4-2
  3-9       7       5-3
0-12     10       1-3
 

New York State Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017

NYS Class B Championship - Binghamton, NY
Westhill 80, Canton (X) 62 (III)

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 17, 2017

NYS Class B Semifinals - Binghamton, NY
Canton (X) 67, Health Sciences Charter (VI) 55
NYS Class D Semifinals - Binghamton, NY
Newfield (IV) 65, Harrisville (X) 62 (2OT)

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017

NYS Class B Quarterfinal - SUNY Plattsburgh
Canton (X) 59, Northeastern Clinton (VII) 49
NYS Class D Quarterfinal - SUNY Potsdam
Harrisville (X) 52, Madison (III) 42

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017

NYS Class A Opening Round - SUNY Potsdam
Lansingburgh (II) 78, Massena (X) 47
NYS Class C Opening Round - SUNY Plattsburgh
Ticonderoga (VII) 58, St. Lawrence Central (X) 40

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

NYS Class B Opening Round - SUNY Potsdam
Canton (X) 87, Glens Falls (II) 63

 Harrisville heartbreak: Pirates Fall in double o.t.


Harrisville's Jaden Sullivan (10) battles his way through a pair of Newfield defendersin the paint for a scoring chance. The Pirates and Trojans tangled in a seesaw battle, separated by no more than six points all game, with Newfield emerging victorious 65-62 in double overtime in the New York State Class D semifinals.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Harrisville's Ryan Weaver (4) gets a tip on a Newfield shot. The Harrisville boys basketball team displayed relentless resiliency throughout one of the greatest postseasons in program history — right down to the final buzzer of double overtime in the state Final Four. Despite relentless comebacks, the Harrisville Pirates battled through double overtime to the final buzzer, but came out on the short end of a heartbreaking 65-62 final to Section IV’s Newfield in the New York State Class D semifinal at Floyd Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton. The Pirates, who had peaked at the right time of the season, coming out of Section X as a sixth seed, rolled all the way to the state Final Four. After a seesaw second half that featured 11 lead changes an seven ties, Harrisville again showed its grit and determination when netting the final six points of regulation to force overtime at 51-51 and the final four points of the first overtime to get a second OT at 58-58. And a third chance down three at the end of the second OT, the Pirates succumbed, missing a potential game-tying three-pointer with four seconds left and unable to trigger a final desperation shot off an in bounder with 0.7 seconds left. Newfield’s Stephen LaBarge scored a game-best 26 points. For Harrisville, Ryan Weaver netted 20 points including 12 at the foul line, while Trenton Sullivan popped in 17 points. Newfield advances to face another North Country team, Section VII’s Moriah for the state title.

lansingburgh advances past massena in 78-47 win


Lansingburgh's Anthony Kempster (24) leaps past Massena defender Andrew McMahon (24) to score in the first quarter lifting the Lansingburgh to a five-point lead.  Lansingburgh defeated the Massena Red Raiders 78-47 in the NYSPHSAA Class A opening round.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery 

Massena's Alex Rusaw (24) breaks through the Lansingburgh defense to score off the layup in the first quarter.  The Massena Red Raiders stayed close in the first half, keeping the deficits to 10 points or less, but Section II champion Lansingburgh pulled away in the second half to down the Raiders 78-47 in the opening round of the New York State Class A playoffs. It was the first state playoff win for Lansingburgh in exactly 50 years. The Knights led 31-21 at the half. A 13-2 run to start the second half and a 32-10 shelling in the third quarter doomed Massena. Senior Dante Viskovich led Massena (13-10 season overall) with a game-best 18 points. He finished his high school career with 1,440 points total. James Donnelly added 13. Lansingburgh was led by Jio Canty with 17 points, followed by Davante Jones with 16, Anthony Kempster with 15 and Jahidi Wallace 14.

porter's 33 points lift canton to 87-63 victory


Canton’s Louden Porter (12) leaps over a Glens Falls' defender to drain the three-pointer in the first quarter to give the Golden Bears' a three-point in the first quarter. Porter drained 33 points in the game lifting the Golden Bears to the 87-63 victory to advance to the NYSPHSAA Class B quarterfinal where they will take on Section VII's Northeastern Clinton at SUNY Plattsburgh. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Gallery

A Glens Falls forward breaks through the Canton defense of Andy Downs, Brandon Lorenc (33) and Tom Bortnick  to score and give the Indians a five-point, first-quarter lead. While Glens Falls’ 36-point-per-game sophomore Joe Girard racked up 13 first-quarter points with three trifectas, it appeared the 24-0 Indians were getting comfortable early. However, Canton’s defense increased which invoked a sweeping momentum change. The Golden Bears roared back to tie the game 22-22, but the ball was rolling and there was little stopping it. Senior Louden Porter blistered the Indians with 18 second-quarter points, the transition game turned into a wrecking ball and the defense – with double and triple teams on Girard – allowed just three points in the final four minutes of the first half, while stacking up a stunning 42-25 advantage at the half. Glens Falls’ offense, not having faced this deep a deficit all season, had been completely disrupted, was in near-panic mode to push back, and had stopped running its set plays. Intermission allowed the Indians to regroup, but with every challenge in the second half, the Golden Bears had an answer. Girard nailed two threes in the third quarter and by later in the period, the Indians drew within seven points, 51-44, but three transition buckets from senior Tom Bortick turned back the first rally. The Indians again tried to steal the momentum in the fourth quarter, cutting Canton’s lead to 59-51, but with the focus on the starters, Cody Sipher was ignored and left wide open. Sipher buried six straight points and effectively buried the Indians’ final hopes. Canton rode a 28-point fourth quarter to the final victory. Girard finished with 38 points, while Louden Porter poured in 33 points, including 15-for-16 from the free-throw line. Bortnick dropped in 18 points, while Declan Porter added 16 along with 22 rebounds, and Sipher posted nine points. The Bears knocked down 37 of 46 free throws. The Bears advance to face Northeastern Clinton in the state quarterfinal on Saturday at SUNY Plattsburgh.

TICONDEROGA ENDS LARRIES' SEASON IN STATE OPENER

TICONDEROGA 58, ST. LAWRENCE CENTRAL 40
After a close first quarter with Ticonderoga leading St. Lawrence Central 12-11, the Sentinels pulled away for a 58-40 win at SUNY Plattsburgh, in the opening round of the New York State Class C playoffs. Jared Young led the Larries with 12 points, while Matt Berg chipped in eight. Brett Mosier led the Sentinels with 15 points, while Sam DuShane and Colton Huestis both netted 12 and Evan Graney 11 points.

Canton falls to westhill in nys class b championship


Canton’s Declan Porter (3) leaps over Westhill defenders Kameren Jackson (23) and Antonio Scrimale (15) to score the corner three-pointer cutting the Warriors' lead to eight points in the first quarter.  After Canton closed the gap from 26 to 10 points in the second half, Westhill’s scoring surge lifted them to their third NYSPHAA Class B Championship in four years defeating Canton 80-62. (Cody Jenne & Sam Wangerin photos) Game Gallery

Westhill’s Breaden Elmer (2) scores the short jumper leaping over Canton defenders Andy Downs (20) and Cody Sipher (15) in the first quarter.  A struggling first quarter in which Canton allowed 28 points for the first time all season, proved to be the Golden Bears’ ultimate undoing in the New York State Class B Championship in Binghamton. Westhill rained down 11 three-pointers in the first half and built a 26-point advantage, en route to an 80-62 win. Kameren Jackson netted a team-best 22 points as Westhill flexed its offense in a pattern that found the Bears chasing for the ball in the devastating first quarter. For the Bears, a Herculean comeback started in the second quarter, trimming the Westhill advantage to 46-25 at the half. The Bears generated momentum to open the second half, cutting the lead to 52-42, then 63-53 before a screaming throng of hundreds of supporters that hoped another post-season overthrow was coming. Louden Porter led the charged with 26 points, as the Bears regained shooting confidence. Declan Porter added 13. But by midway through the fourth quarter, the massive upswing began to run out of gas. Westhill took advantage with a 10-2 run that then put the game out of reach in the closing minutes. In the post-game awards ceremony, the Porter brothers were both honored with all-tournament team selections.

Canton Surges in 2nd Half, Wins State Semifinal 67-55


Canton's Andy Downs (20) scoots behind a Health Science's defender to lay in two points for the Golden Bears in 2nd quarter of the New York State Boys Class B semifinal in Binghamton. Canton had answers for the late scoring surges to defeat H.S. Charter 67-55 and advance to the state final vs. Westhill.  (Steve Heaton photo)  Gallery shortly

Canton's Declan Porter (gold) skies for the game's opening tip.  The Canton Golden Bears put another checkmark on their "bucket list," with just one unchecked box left. The Bears took a 27-21 lead into the halftime, but Health Sciences Charter of Buffalo netted the first eight points of the second half to jump ahead 29-27. The rest of their third quarter was a seesaw affair with Canton emerging with a 43-38 advantage. In the final frame, the Falcons had to contend with the Porter brothers – Louden’s senior leadership, Declan’s 17 of his game-high 27 points – unchecked Cody Sipher’s nine points off the bench, the Bears’ relentless answer to every HSC surge – and the ever-present and loud Canton faithful. Methodically, the Bears kept the Falcons at a distance ranging from eight to 12 points, starting with the opening salvo of the final quarter. After chewing up the first 55 seconds with three offensive boards, Declan splashed a three-pointer at the top of the arc, extending Canton’s lead to 46-38. The Bears continued to control the glass on both ends of the floor. Louden scissored through the lane pushed the lead to double digits, putting Canton into double-digit territory 48-38. But with all of the doubling defensive attention the Falcons paid to Canton’s starters, it left Sipher open to play a key attack-man scoring role in the final six minutes. After HSC pulled to within 59-51 behind 24 points from Jaden Horn, the Bears put the game away with a final 8-4 run to close, and lock up the school’s first-ever entry into the state championship 67-55. Canton, now 23-5 overall, will face an experienced state contender, Section III champion Westhill (24-1) for the New York State Class B title.

PIRATES upset #1 Madison
52-42 IN STATE QUARTERFINAL


Harrisville’s Trenton Sullivan (14) drains a jump shot over Madison’s Ethan Snyder (20) to put the Pirates back in the lead in the second quarter.  Harrisville trailed 23-21 at the half, but went on a pivotal 14-0 run early in the third quarter and went on to beat previously unbeaten Madison 52-42.  The Pirates thus advance to the NYS Class D Final Four in Binghamton. (Cody Hartle photo) Game GalleryMadison Central’s Spender Halivand (5) leaps inside Harrisville’s defense to score ttwo of his eight points and lift his Blue Devils back into the lead near the end of the first half.   Harrisville opened a 13-7 lead after the first quarter, but was outscored 16-8 in the second frame.  The momentum swung back to the Pirates in a 16-6 third quarter that proved to be the undoing of what had been a perfect 24-0 season for Madison.  Ryan Waver poured in a game-high 18 points, while Dalton Church led the third-quarter rally with eight for the Pirates.  Sam Matteson delivered 15 points, while Tyler Hummer added 10 for the Blue Devils.

CANTON RALLIES BACK TO WIN STATE QUARTERFINAL 59-49

CANTON 59, NORTHEASTERN CLINTON 49
The Canton Golden Bears dug a quick 16-3 hole just late in the first quarter, firing off numerous rushed three-pointers against a persistent zone defense by the Northeastern Clinton Cougars in the New York State Class B quarterfinal at SUNY Plattsburgh. Ryan Hollister led NEC with 11 points and Zavion Beasley notched eight points to lead the Cougars to advantages of 19-8 at the quarter, 24-11, 30-19 and finally 34-24 at the half. But with Declan Porter wreaking havoc on the boards and the Bears’ defense forcing turnovers, the Bears opened the second half with five quick points, cutting the NEC lead to 34-29. Suddenly the Cougars’ shooting ran cold. The Bears stretched their run to eight points and cut the lead to 34-32. Tom Bortnick’s bucket with 2:21 left in the third quarter drew Canton even at 36-36. Time and again, the Bears’ had the rebounds. With the momentum on their side, Porter buried a three-pointer to push the Bears’ lead to 45-41 with six minutes to go. Canton had found ways to successfully attack the Cougar’s zone. The Bears opened the fourth quarter scoring seven of 10 points from the free-throw line and held a five-point lead with 1:50 remaining. Porter again struck a three-pointer to finish with a game-high 25 points, to open a 57-49 advantage with 1:21 left. The Cougars never answered. Hollister finished with 16 points, Beasley 11 and Nick Duffy 9 for the Cougars. Canton advances to the NYS semifinals in Binghamton to face Section VI champion Health Sciences Charter.

 

Section X Overall Championship

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard

FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017

Overall Championship - at SUNY Potsdam
Canton (B) 66, Harrisville (D) 48

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2017

Section X Overall Semifinals - at SUNY Potsdam
Canton (B) 64, St. Lawrence Central (C) 33
Harrisville (D) 59, Massena (A) 57

Harrisville outlasts massena to advance 59-57


Harrisville’s Jaden Sullivan (10) fires up a jump shot past Massena defender James Donnelly (31) to score and bring the Pirates lead over the Red Raiders to three points early in the first quarter. The Pirates narrowly defeated the Red Raiders 59-57 to advance to the Section X Overall Championship where they will take on the Canton Golden Bears. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Massena’s Joshua Sheets (10) leaps over two Harrisville defenders to score off the jump shot to give the Red Raiders a one-point lead in the first quarter.  The Class D champion Harrisville Pirates led the whole first half, edging out to a 28-25 halftime lead over the Class A champion Massena Red Raiders. The Pirates conducted a 19-12 run in the third quarter to expand their lead, enough to hold off the surging Raiders in the final quarter. Massena outscored Harrisville 17-12 in the final frame, behind a game-best 31 points from Dante Viskovich. Josh Sheets dropped in eight points for the Raiders. However, a balanced Harrisville offense ruled the night. Trenton Sullivan tossed in 16 points, while Peyton Schmitt scored 14 and both Dalton Church and Ryan Weaver netted 13 points each. Church launched a pair of key three-pointers in the final frame that doomed Massena’s comeback attempt. Harrisville will play Canton for the overall Section X championship on March 3rd. Massena advances to state tournament action, hosting the Section II champion on March 8th.

Canton wins FIRST section x title SINCE 1996 VS. PIRATES


Canton’s Declan Porter (3) leaps over Harrisville defender Peyton Schmitt (24) to score off the lay up to extend the Golden Bears lead over the Pirates to ten points in the first quarter. The Golden Bears captured the 66-48 victory over Harrisville to capture the Section X Overall Championship. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Harrisville’s Peyton Schmitt (24) breaks past Canton defender Louden Porter (12) to score off the jump shot midway through the first quarter.  Canton’s set the tone quickly when Brandon Lorenc buried a three-pointer off the opening tip just six seconds into the game. Freshman Andy Downs posted a personal-best 23 points. Both jump-started the Golden Bears in a 66-48 victory over the Harrisville Pirates in the Section X overall championship, the first title for a Canton boys basketball team since 1996. The Bears struck at will most of the first quarter, stacking up a 22-6 advantage. Declan Porter popped in 18 points for the bears who now advance the New York State Class B opening round against undefeated Section II champion Glens Falls who rallied from a five-point halftime deficit to beat Mekeel Christian 60-55.

CANTON DOWNS ST. LAWRENCE IN OVERALL SEMIFINAL 64-33


Canton’s Cody Sipher (15) breaks past St. Lawrence Central defenders Jared Young (3) and Cole Meacham (5) to score off the fade away jump shot to extend the Golden Bears lead to 25 points in the fourth quarter. Canton defeated the St. Lawrence Central Larries 64-33 to advance to the Section X Overall Championship where they will take on the Harrisville Pirates. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central’s Jewell Walkins (12) cuts between two Canton defenders to score off the open-look layup at the end of the fourth quarter.  The Canton Golden Bears used their size and speed to out-man the St. Lawrence Central Larries in the first half, then cruised to a 64-33 victory in the Section X boys overall semifinals at SUNY Potsdam. The Bears jumped out to a 19-7 lead behind an 11-point performance from Louden Porter who scored 13 overall. Tom Bortnick splashed four 3-pointers in the first half and finished the night with 14 points overall. The Golden Bears stretched the lead to 36-16 at intermission. Declan Porter scored 13, while Andy Downs connected for three shots beyond the arc for nine points overall. St. Lawrence Central was led by Cash Feeley who scored seven points in the second quarter and nine overall, but was held scoreless in the second half. Ben Horner added six points all in the fourth quarter. Canton advances to face the winner of the Massena-Harrisville semifinal for the overall Section X Championship. St. Lawrence Central will continue on to the opening round of the New York State Class C playoffs.

 

Section X Class D Playoffs 

 NCSN Boys Basketball Scoreboard

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017

Section X Class D Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#6) Harrisville 55, (#1) Chateaugay 47

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017

Section X Class D Semifinals - SUNY Canton
(#6) Harrisville 63, (#2) St. Regis Falls 57
(#1) Chateaugay 59, (#5) Heuvelton 50

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017

Section X Class D Quarterfinals - SUNY Potsdam
(#6) Harrisville 68, (#3) Madrid-Waddington 60
(#2) St. Regis Falls 74, (#7) Lisbon 38
(#5) Heuvelton 41, (#4) Edwards-Knox 35
(#1) Chateaugay 60, (#9) Hermon-DeKalb 41

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2017

Section X Class C Play-In Game
(#4) Potsdam 74, (#5) Norwood-Norfolk 44
Section X Class D Opening Round
(#5) Heuvelton 92, (#12) Clifton-Fine 40
(#6) Harrisville 77, (#11) Colton-Pierrepont 28
(#7) Lisbon 56, (#10) Parishville-Hopkinton 35
(#9) Hermon-DeKalb 67, (#8) Hammond 48

TOP-SEED CHATEAUGAY WINS SEMIFINAL OVER HEUVELTON


Chateaugay’s Jamie Rabideau (22) slips around Heuvelton defender Braydon Couglar (44) to score and extend the East Bulldogs' lead to nine points over Heuvelton in the first quarter. Chateaugay pulled away from Heuvelton in the closing minutes to capture the 59-50 victory and advance to the Section X Class D Championship against the Harrisville Pirates.  (Renee Palmer photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Heuvelton’s Josh Cote (1) makes the layup off the breakaway past Chateaugay defender Nathan Roach (4) to extend Heuvelton lead to six over Chateaugay early in the third quarter. Chateaugay edged out to a 25-19 lead before the half. However, Heuvelton reversed the lead, taking a nine-point lead in the third quarter. Chateaugay scrapped its way back, allowing Heuvelton very few offensive rebounds, in rallying to a 59-50 victory in the Section X Class D semifinals. Chandler Laplante led all scorers with 25 points, followed by Jonah McDonald with 18 and Jamie Rabideau with 13 points for the East Bulldogs, who advance to face Harrisville in the final. Cole Piercey led Heuvelton with 15 points, Noah Steele added 14 and Keegan Kelley 10 points. Heuvelton closed out its season with a share of the regular-season West Division title and a 16-7 overall mark.

Heuvelton fends off late COUGARS' comeback 41-35


Heuvelton’s Josh Cote (1) battles his was around Edwards-Knox defender Jake Fenlong (10) to score off the jump shot to extend the Bulldogs' lead to four points in the first quarter. Heuvelton held off a late rally attempt by Edwards-Knox to capture the 41-35 victory to advance to the Section X Class D semifinals where they will face the Chateaugay Bulldogs. (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Fenlong wraps his way around Cote on his way to score the basket.  Noah Steele led all scorers with 13 points. Edwards-Knox’s Tyler Jandreu, Jarrett Bullock and Jim Smith led the Cougars with seven points each.  The Cougars closed out their season after earning a share of the West Division crown and a final record of 13-5 overall.

Chateaugay GRABS EARLY CONTROL, BEATS H-D 60-41


Chateaugay’s Jamie Rabideau (22) fights out of a 1-on-4, dishing the ball to a teammate in the first quarter. The Bulldogs' 15-0 run early in the second quarter fueled an insurmountable lead, en route to a 60-41 win over the Green Demons and advance to the Section X Class D semifinals against Heuvelton. (Cody Hartle photo) Game Gallery

Hermon-DeKalb’s Alex Denesha (24) leaps over Chateaugay defender Jamie Rabideau (22) to score in the first quarter, cutting the Bulldogs' lead to just three points, 11-8.  Jonah McDonald buried six three-pointers in a 21-point performance, while Chandler Laplant added 12 points to pace the Bulldogs.  Hermon-DeKalb was led by Ryan Morrill with 14 points, while Denesha scored 13.

Heuvelton MOVES past c-f eagles to quarterfinals


Heuvelton’s Andrew Woodward breaks past Clifton-Fine defender Robert Muncil (10) to score off a breakaway layup extending the Bulldogs' lead over the Eagles in the first quarter. Heuvelton jumped to a 27-2 lead in the first quarter, jumpstarting  their 92-40 victory to advance into the Section X Class D quarterfinals. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Clifton-Fine’s Adam Szlamczynski (5) leaps over Heuvelton defender Braydon Couglar (44) to score the first bucket of the game for the Eagles in the first quarter. Clifton-Fine’s Robert Muncil lead all scorers draining 17 points. Heuvelton’s Braydon Couglar, Skyler Osuch and Clifton-Fine’s Adam Szlamczyski all scored 13 points in the game

HARRISVILLE DOWNS COLTON-PIERREPONT IN PLAY-IN GAME

HARRISVILLE 77, COLTON-PIERREPONT 28
The sixth-seeded Harrisville Pirates plundered the #11-seeded Colton-Pierrepont Colts 77-28 in the opening round of the Section X Class D playoffs. The Pirates were led by Trenton Sullivan with 19 points, while Peyton Schmidt added 18 and Ryan Weaver tossed in 13 points. Liam Whalen led the Colts with 10 points, while Cooper Regan chipped in nine points. The Pirates advance to face third-seeded Madrid-Waddington in the quarterfinal round. The Colts closed out their season at 2-18 overall.

#9 HERMON-DEKALB TIPS #8 HAMMOND IN OPENER 67-48

HERMON-DEKALB 67, HAMMOND 48
The only visiting team to pull off a first-round win, #9 Hermon-DeKalb, defeated eighth-seeded Hammond 67-48. The Demons opened up a 34-23 lead at the half. The Green Demons’ Dawson Kerr lead all scorers with 19 points, while Zach Deneshia produced 17 points. Hammond’s John Boland scored a team-best 15 points, while Jaxen LaPiene tossed in 11 points. Hermon-DeKalb advances to face top-seeded Chateaugay in the D-Arama quarterfinals. The Red Devils finished their season at 8-13 overall.

harrisville captures class d championship in 55-47 win


Harrisville’s Peyton Schmitt (24) skies over Chateaugay defender Jamie Rabideau (left) to score off the fadeaway jump shot to extend the Pirates lead to three points early in the fourth quarter. Harrisville captured the Section X Class D crown with a 55-47 victory over Chateaugay. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

Chateaugay’s Chandler LaPlante (2) breaks through the defensive pressure of Harrisville’s Dalton Church (11) and Scott Roberts (35) to score off the layup.  In a classic seesaw battle well into the fourth quarter, the Harrisville Pirates began to extend their lead while disrupting Chateaugay shooting with a tenacious help-and-recover defense that did not let the Bulldogs get easy looks and routes to the basket. Jadon Sullivan locked in with a three-pointer with 0:24 remaining in the third quarter, upping the Pirate advantage to four points. Harrisville extended the lead to 47-39 early in the final period when Ryan Weaver swiped the ball and went coast-to-coast to score. But top-seeded Chateaugay responded, cutting the lead to 47-45 with 4:07 remaining. Dalton Church then splashed a key three-pointer for his only bucket of the game, which proved to be the game winner. Ryan Weaver paced the Pirates with 16 points, while Jordan Smithers tossed down 14, Jadon Sullivan collected 13 and Trenton Sullivan finished with nine. They advance to the Section X overal semifinals against Massena. Jonah McDonald and Chandler LaPlante bested the Bulldog scoring 14 points each. Josh Secore chipped in 13 points. The Chateaugay season ended at 20-3 overall.

#6 HARRISVILLE TURNS BACK ST. REGIS IN SEMIFINAL 63-57


Harrisville’s Ryan Weaver (4) battles his way through St. Regis Falls’ defenders Sage Allen (35) and Spencer Ruess (33) to score off the jump shot to reclaim the lead for the Pirates in the second quarter. Harrisville surged to begin the fourth quarter lifting the Pirates to a 63-57 victory over St. Regis Falls to advance to the Section X Class D Championship game where they will face Chateaugay. (Steve Heaton photo) Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

St. Regis Falls’ Spencer Ruess (33) leaps over Harrisville defenders Trenton Sullivan (14) and Peyton Schmitt (24) to score off a layup to tie the game at 28-28 near the end of the second quarter. Second-seeded St. Regis Falls battled back and took a 31-30 lead just before the half, but #6-seed Harrisville regained the advantage in the second half to post a 63-57 win in the Section X Class D semifinals. Harrisville had three players in double digits: Trenton Sullivan led the way with 16 points, while Payton Schmidt added 13 and Ryan Weaver chipped in 10. The Pirates advance to face top-seeded Chateaugay for the Class D Championship. For the Falls, Tristan Hartson dropped in a game-best 17 points, while Sage Allen and Connor Labar tossed in 13, and Spencer Reuss posted 10. The Saints finished their season at 17-5.

Harrisville FENDS OFF M-W JACKETS IN QUARTERFINAL

Harrisville’s Jaden Sullivan (10) shoots over Madrid-Waddington defenders to put the Pirates in the lead early in the first quarter.  The game was neck-and-neck the whole way, but Harrisville pulled away from Madrid-Waddington to win 68-60 and advance to the Section X Class D semifinals to face St. Regis Falls. (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN BroadcastMadrid Waddington’s Austin Delosh (30) scoots up for a layup over a couple Harrisville defenders to tie the game in the second quarter.  Madrid-Waddington’s Jesse Lamere led all scorers with 27 points, followed by Brennan Harmer with 15.  Harrisville was led by Peyton Schmitt with 18 points, followed by Jaden Sullivan with 16 points. The Jackets closed out at 14-6.

st. regis falls TOPS lisbon 74-38 in class "d" Q-FINALS


St. Regis Falls' Sage Allen (35) slips behind Lisbon defender Hunter Forsythe (32) to net the bucket in the low post.  The Saints jetted out to an 18-point lead late in the first half and held on to that advantage to win 74-38.  The Saints advance to face Heuvelton in the Class D semifinals. (Cody Hartle photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast
Lisbon’s Brayton Martin (00) shoots over a pair of St. Regis Falls defenders for a score in the first quarter.  The Saints were led by Spencer Reuss with 21 points, Sage Allen 16 and Chris Goodrow with 12.  Lisbon was led by Kane Jordan with 12 points and Hunter Gray with 11 points, including a "Hail Mary" 60-foot buzzer-beater to end the first half.  Lisbon wrapped up its season at 12-10 overall.

Lisbon advances past PARishville-Hopkinton 56-35


   Lisbon’s Koby Jordan (34) goes up-and-under Parishville-Hopkinton defender Lucas Snell (32) scoring off the lay-in to extend the Golden Knights' lead to 20 points in the third quarter. Lisbon’s quick scoring in the first half lifted the Golden Knights to a 56-35 victory to advance to the Section X Class D quarterfinal where they will play St. Regis Falls.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery

Lisbon’s Kane Jordan (25) wraps around Snell to score inside in the third quarter.  Lisbon’s Hunter Gray led all scorers downing 20 points, while Hunter Forsythe added 15 points and Braiden Martin chipped in 10.  Parishville-Hopkinton’s Garrett Hayes racked up 20 points as well.

 

New York State Section X Class C Playoffs 

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TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

NYS Class B Opening Round - SUNY Potsdam
Canton (X) 87, Glens Falls (II) 63

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2017

Section X Class C Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) St. Lawrence Ctl. 46, (#2) Brushton-Moira 40

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Section X Class C Semifinals
(#1) St. Lawrence Central 71, (#4) Potsdam 45
(#2) Brushton-Moira 80, (#3) Tupper Lake 31

ST. LAWRENCE POUNCES ON POTSDAM 71-45 IN SEMIFINAL

St. Lawrence Central's Matt Berg (10) connects on a jump shot over Potsdam's Jahir Purvis (52) for two of his 28 points to lead the Larries in a 71-45 win over Potsdam in the Section X Class C semifinals.  (Hartle photo) Game GalleryPotsdam guard Hunter Sheehan (1) makes a falling shot in the third quarter. St. Lawrence Central jumped off to a 34-21 halftime advantage, then pulled away for a 71-45 victory over the Potsdam Sandstoners in the Section X Class C semifinals. The Larries' Matt Berg exploded for a game-best 28 points, while Jared Young added 15. Top-seeded St. Lawrence advances to face #2-seeded Brushton-Moira in the Section X Class C Championship. Garrett Mattimore paced Potsdam with 12 points, while Teddy Rice added 11. Potsdam closed out its season at 1-21.

potsdam picks up first win OF SEASON IN PLAY-IN 74-44


Potsdam’s Zahir Purvis (52) and Norwood-Norfolk’s Michael LaShomb (45) battle for possession of the ball early en route to a 74-44 win over the Flyers in the Class C play-in.  Potsdam advances to the Section X Class C semifinals where they will face the top-seeded St. Lawrence Central Larries.  (Jim Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery

   Potsdam’s Patrick Blanchard (11) battles his way around three Norwood-Norfolk defenders to take the open jump shot.  In a rare statistic, Potsdam led 37-22 at the half, then both teams doubled their output in the second half.  Norwood-Norfolk’s Mike LaShomb led all scorers racking up 24 points followed Luke Allen downing 12 for the Flyers. Leading the way for the Sandstoners, Teddy Rice scored 21 points, while Garrett Mattimore dropped in 12 points.  The Flyers concluded their season at 1-20 overall.

st. lawrence central pulls away from b-m to win title


The St. Lawrence Central Larries celebrate with the Section X Championship banner and plaque after capturing the Section X Class C Championship over Brushton-Moira. The Larries were down by 12 points early in the game, but surged in the second half, lifting them to a 46-40 victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery   NCSN Broadcast

St. Lawrence Central’s Cole Meacham (5) leaps over Brushton-Moira defender Jake Brown (25) to score off the layup extending the Larries lead to four points in the fourth quarter.  Top-seeded St. Lawrence Central battled back from a dismal 14-2 start against #2-seeded Brushton-Moira in an effort that was replete with turnovers, missed easy buckets and a rushed offense that found open looks, but without a finish to each transition. In a live interview with NCSN (at the half of the Chateaugay-Harrisville broadcast), forward Kolby Perkins noted, “We had a lot of jitters to start. We came out really flat. I think we felt we had too much pressure on us.” After all, this was a completely new cast of players than since last won the Class C title in 2012 and 2013. Shiloh Winters (9 points) helped keep the St. Lawrence within range in the first half with a team-best six points. But in the second half, the Larries came out settled and more confident. “He (Coach Joe Reome) just told us we need to calm down and play our basketball.” Senior guard Cole Meacham added, “We were trying to run too many plays (in the first half) and we were more of a fluid offense (in the second half).” Jared Young, who scored just one point in the first three quarters, got loose for 12 points – including a pair of there-pointers -- in the final frame. Perkins gave the Larries their first lead at 50-49 with a putback just 14 seconds into the final period. Young’s second three-ball with under 2:00 remaining pushed the Larries to their biggest lead at 43-35 and proved to be the game winner. Guard Matt Berg who was hounded and contained to just two points in the first half, found ways to score eight in the second half. Reome said the key to staying in the game and getting the win was the team’s defense, allowing his team to get over the hump in the second half. Chase Bassett led the Panthers with 14 points, while Anthony Premo and Jake Brown finished with seven each. B-M finished at 9-13.

after slow start, panthers ROLL PAST lumberjacks 80-31

A Brushton-Moira guard fires a jump shot over the Tupper Lake defense to tie the game 8-8 in the first quarter.   After a struggling start, trailing 13-11 after the first quarter, Brushton-Moira took command. The second-seeded Panthers jetted out to a 35-20 lead at the half, en route to a 80-31 victory over the #3-seeded Tupper Lake Lumberjacks in the Section X Class C semifinals. (Cody Hartle photo) Game GalleryA Tupper Lake three-pointer put the Lumberjacks ahead 13-11 to end the first quarter. .B-M’s Chase Bassett led all scorers with 15 points, while Josh Langdon contributed 14 for the Panthers. Brushton-Moira advances to the Class C title game against top-seeded St. Lawrence Central. Tupper Lake was led by Brad McLean with 11 points and Kiley Stradley with seven points. The Jacks wrapped up their season at 5-16 overall.

 

Section X Class B Playoffs 

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017

Section X Class B Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#2) Canton 59, (#1) Ogdensburg 37

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2017

Section X Class B Semifinals
(#1) Ogdensburg 82, (#4) Gouverneur 50
(#2) Canton 61, (#3) Salmon River 40

o.f.a. beats gouverneur to advance TO CHAMPIONSHIP

Ogdensburg's Anthoni Pope (31) leaps over Gouverneur's Andrew LaPlante (1) and Brock Miller (2) to score and add momentum to the Blue Devils run.  Ogdensburg came off strong start to beat Gouverneur 82-50 in the Section X Class B semifinals and move on to face Canton in the Class B final.  (Cody Hartle photo)  Game GalleryGouverneur's Morgan Easton (23) leaps over Ogdensburg's Matt Rector of Ogdensburg (50) to drop in two points. O.F.A.'s Cale Sargent led both teams with 21 points, while Anthoni Pope backed him with 17 points.  Connor Fenlong led the Wildcats with 19 points, followed by LaPlante with 12.  The Wildcats closed out their season at 6-14 overall.

CANTON'S BIG RALLY ANCHORS FIRST BOYS' TITLE SINCE 1996


The Canton Golden Bears celebrate with the championship banner and plaque after capturing the Section X Class B Championship over the Ogdensburg Blue Devils 62-56 victory. In the third and fourth quarters, the Golden Bears went on a 21-0 scoring run and overcame an 18-point deficit from the second quarter to pick up the victory. (Ben Sitts photo) Game Gallery      NCSN Broadcast

Ogdensburg’s Connor Badlam (0) leaps over Canton defender Tommy Bortnick (11) to score off the jumpshot. In a stunning reversal, Canton overcame an 18-point deficit in the second quarter, gained a six-point lead in the fourth quarter, then held on for a 62-56 victory in the Section X Class B championship, the Bears’ first boys title in 21 years. Canton closed to within five points, 49-44, by the end of the third frame. Tom Bortnick struck two free-throws to put Canton ahead 50-49. The Golden Bears then continued to disrupt O.F.A.’s shots, running up a 21-point streak, while holding O.F.A. to 13 second-half points. The Bears’ balanced attack was led by Declan Porter with 14 points, while Louder Porter and Andy Downs scored 13 points each, and Bortnick added 10. Canton advances to the Section X overall semifinals and the New York State Tournament for the first time since 1996. Senior Connor Bedlam scorched the hoop for 26 points, while Cale Sargent tossed in 12 and Anthony Pope dished in 10. The Blue Devils closed out their season at 17-4 overall.

canton downs SHAMROCKS 61-40 to move on to final

Canton's Andy Downs (2) twist up over a Salmon River defender to make the layup and extend the Golden Bears' lead to six points in the third quarter. Canton pulled away from a 34-31 lead early in the third quarter to win 61-40 and advance to the Section X Class B Championship against the Ogdensburg Blue Devils.  (Cody Hartle photo) Game GallerySalmon River's Kurt Leroux (32) powers past two Canton defenders to chip away at the Canton lead in the third quarter. Declan Porter scored a game-best 23 points, while Randon Lorenc added 14 for the Bears.  Ben Kelly led the way for Salmon River with 19 points. while Leroux scored six.  Salmon River finished its season at 11-10 overall.

 

Section X Class A Playoffs

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017

Section X Class A Championship - SUNY Potsdam
(#1) Massena 67, (#2) Malone 64


   The Massena Red Raiders celebrate with the championship banner and plaque after they held off a late comeback attempt by the Malone Huskies to capture the Section X Class A Championship with a 67-64 victory.  Dante Viskovich poured in a game-best 25 points, while Alex Rusaw added 13 points and James Donnell added 11 points for the Raiders. Massena advances to the Section X overall semifinals and the New York State Class A playoffs. Malone was led by Ted Childs with 17 points and Hunter Swann with 16. Franklin Academy wrapped up its season with an 8-12 overall record. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

 

massena fends off malone to win class a championship


Massena’s Alexander Rusaw (24) breaks past Malone defender Hunter Ansari (30) to score off the layup to extend the Red Raiders lead to seven points in the first quarter.  After Massena seemingly took command with a 28-10 lead in the second quarter, the Huskies chipped away, closing to within six points, 35-29 at the half. Malone rallied for a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter. However, foul trouble and turnovers for the Huskies allowed Massena to engineer a counter rally, scoring the last 10 points of the game, to pull off a 67-64 victory in a thrilling finish to the Section X Class A Championship.