Ogdensburg Season Ends in 4th Quarter of State Semifinal 61-43

Malone’s Camron Gallagher (32) leaps over Christian Brothers Academy’s Dan Domico (33) to earn two points and chip away at the CBA lead. The Huskies rallied late in the second period to bring the game within nine points. However, a scoring surge by CBA in the third quarter lead them to a 67-40 victory. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Final Standings & Non League Stats

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

Section X & New York State Class B Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Class B Scoreboard

FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2015

NYS Class B Final 4 at Glens Falls Civic Center
Woodlands (I) 61, Ogdensburg (X) 43



NYS Class B Regionals at Hudson Valley
Ogdensburg (X) 57, Hoosick Falls (II) 42



NYS Class B Playoffs at SUNY Potsdam
Ogdensburg (X) 93, Plattsburgh (VII) 33



Section X Class B Championship - SUNY Canton
(#1) Ogdensburg 61, (#2) Salmon River 48



Class B Semifinals - at Home of Higher Seed
(#1) Ogdensburg 96, (#4) Gouverneur 23
(#2) Salmon River 66, (#3) Canton 53


Salmon River’s Antoine Domino (3) soars to block the ball off the backboard during Thursday’s Class B semifinal. The Shamrocks full-court press disrupted the Golden Bears, forcing multiple turnovers in the first two minutes. Canton battled strong, the Shamrocks prevailed 66-53 to advance to the final.  (Brock Simons photo) Game Gallery

 Canton’s Mike Couglar (11) flies high for the layup against Salmon River.   Russ Oakes scored 20 points and Brandon Bradish added 13 points to lead the Shamrocks in the win.  Canton's Louden Porter netted a game-best 24 points, while Tommy Bortnick chipped in 10 points.  The second-seeded Shamrocks advance to face top-seeded Ogdensburg for the Class B title.  Canton closed its season at 9-10.


Ogdensburg’s Allen Fisher (35) rips down a rebound and gets the putback against Salmon RIver's Ben Kelly and Russ Oakes (21) Shamrocks early in the Section X Class B championship. The Blue Devils had their hands full with the pesky Shamrocks and found them selves down 28-25 at the half, then up by only four points early in the fourth quarter. O.F.A. went on to win 61-48. (Brock Simons photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Salmon River’s Jordan Wood (15) shoots a three-pointer late in the second quarter.  Ogdensburg was led by Kinnon LaRose with 21 points, followed by Jack Manke with 11 points.  Antoine Domino Led the Shamrocks with 13 points and Jordan Wood with eight points.  Ogdensburg advances to the Section X overall semifinals to face Class A Champion Malone, before moving onto state play.  Salmon River closed out its season at 12-6 overall.


The Section X Champion Ogdensburg Blue Devils took the lead for just 10 seconds late in the third quarter, after chipping away at an early 11-point hole in the New York State Class B semifinals in Glens Falls. Section I Champion Woodlands opened the game with back-to-back three-pointers in their first two possessions, building a 22-11 lead early in the second quarter, before O.F.A. spent the rest of the half clawing away at the lead, while holding the Falcons to just four points. Woodlands led 26-21 at the half. In the third quarter, Kinnon LaRose buried a three-pointer to boost the Devils into a 36-35 lead with 1:11 left, their first lead of the night. However, Woodlands answered immediately. Pierre Lys penetrated to the hoop, scored and was fouled to reverse the lead – a lead the Falcons never gave back. Woodlands went into aggressive double-team traps all over the floor that provided the Devils with very few good looks and opportunities to score. LaRose, who scored a game-best 21 points, came away empty in the final period. On the other end, O.F.A. struggled to get a stop, especially on second-chance buckets, while Woodlands went on a 20-7 run in a frustrating and season-ending fourth quarter for the Devils. Jack Manke and Seth Pinkerton closed out with seven points each. The Blue Devils, who will lose eight seniors, closed out the season at 21-4, with its second consecutive state semifinal appearance, after a trip to the state quarterfinal in 2013.


Hoosick Falls did something few other teams have done: held Ogdensburg’s top scorer to just 11 points in a game. But in overplaying LaRose, the basketball world got to see just how the rest of the team can step up, and just how tough the Blue Devils are as a team. LaRose was held to just two field goals, but hit 7-for-8 from the free-throw line. Peyton LaRose and Jack Manke dropped in 12 points each, while DaKota Brady chipped in 11 points and five assists, as the Blue Devils demonstrate a well-schooled and balanced team offense in downing Hoosick Falls 57-42 in the New York State Region II Class B championship. The win vaulted O.F.A. into the state Final Four vs. Section I Champion Woodlands next weekend. The Panthers’ game plan for avoiding the type of annihilation the Blue Devils have meted out all season worked well in the first period. LaRose suffered two first-quarter fouls and Hoosick rallied to tie 12-12 as the opening period ended. However, O.F.A. took command in an explosive, pivotal 16-3 run second quarter. The Devils expanded the lead to 41-21 when LaRose threw down an electrifying, two-handed slam with 1:50 remaining in the third quarter and appeared to be cruising. However, the Section II champions began to claw their way back. A pair of three-point plays and two buckets later, the Panthers had eaten chunks out of the O.F.A. lead and trailed 46-39 with 4:16 still to go. Once again, the Ogdensburg defense dug in. LaRose contributed two steals and a block, while Brady kicked in a steal and a layup to restore a comfortable lead and seal the win. Hoosick’s Andrew Hoag led all scorers with 17 points, while Mark Hackett dropped in eight points.

 O.F.A. rollS past hornets IN STATE QUARTERFINAL 93-33

Ogdensburg’s Kinnon LaRose (30) shoots the floater in the lane against the Plattsburgh Hornets. LaRose and the Blue Devils started off hot, scoring the first 12 points of the game.  LaRose led all scores with 25 points as the Blue Devils beat the Hornets 93-33 in the opening round of the New York State Class B playoffs. (JP Tebo photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Plattsburgh’s Nate Hughey (24) goes up for the finger-roll against the Blue Devils.  A super-hot start quickly turned into a blowout, as the Ogdensburg Blue Devils dominated the Plattsburgh Hornets 93-33 in the opening round of the New York State Class B playoffs. The Blue Devils downed four buckets, including a pair of Kinnon LaRose three-pointers in the first 30 seconds, to generate a 10-0 start in the first 63 seconds of play. The Blue Devil press then continued to disrupt the Hornets in the back court, forcing turnovers that were converted to points in blowing open a 31-4 lead at the end of the first quarter. By the half, LaRose had drilled six three-balls and posted 25 points as O.F.A. opened a 54-9 advantage. All 15 O.F.A. players saw action, with 12 hitting the scoresheet.  Jack Manke added 10 points, while Dakota Brady chipped in nine and Peyton Lalone added eight points, with eight assists. Nate Hughey led the Hornets with eight.


The top-seeded Ogdensburg Blue Devils rolled past Gouverneur 96-23 in the Section X Class B semifinals.  O.F.A.'s Kinnon LaRose led all scorers with 29 points, while Dakota Brady chipped in 14 points.  The Blue Devils advance to face second-seeded Salmon River for the Class B title.  The Wildcats closed out their season at 0-19.


Section X Class C Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Class C Scoreboard


NYS Class C Regionals at SUNY Potsdam
Lake George (II) 70, Potsdam (X) 58



Section X Class C Championship - SUNY Canton
(#1) Potsdam 71, (#3) Brushton-Moira 39



Class C Semifinals - at Home of Higher Seed
(#1) Potsdam 69, (#4) St. Lawrence Central 21
(#3) Brushton-Moira 49, (#2) Tupper Lake 47



Class C Play-In Game - at Home of Higher Seed
(#4) St. Lawrence Ctl. 44, (#5) Norwood-Norfolk 34


Dequan Pitts (35) scores a hook shot over a St. Lawrence Central defender early in the first quarter of the Class C playoff in Potsdam.  The Sandstoners got off to a hot start, leading the Larries 23-6 after the first quarter, then never looked back. Potsdam beat St. Lawrence Central 69-21. The Sandstoners go on to play against the Brushton-Moira Panthers for the C title. (Brock Simons photo) Game Gallery

St. Lawrence Central guard Ethan Simonds (22) drives to the hoop against Potsdam's Jack Byrnes.  In a balanced Potsdam offense, Dequan Pitts tallied 13 points, while Brian Cole added 12 points and Jake Mitchell dropped in 11 as the Sandstoners doused the St. Lawrence Central season 69-21 in the Class C semifinals. Potsdam will face Brushton-Moira in the championship game. Devon Young posted eight points to lead the Larries who closed out their season at 6-14.


The #3-seeded Brushton-Moira Panthers outlasted the second-seeded Tupper Lake Lumberjacks 49-47 in the Section X Class C semifinals. Brian Aubrey led the Panthers with 12 points, while Alex Burnett chipped in 11 points. The Panthers climb back to the Class C title game against top-seeded Potsdam. Tupper Lake was led by Anson Gagnier with 16 points, while Roger Delair popped in 12 points and Liam Lamere finished with 10. The Lumberjacks finish their season at 10-9 overall.


Lake George’s Joel Wincowski took over the final two minutes of a 54-54 game and almost single-handedly put the Potsdam Sandstoners away in a 70-58 victory in the New York State Class C Regional Championship at SUNY Potsdam. Potsdam edged out to leads of 13-12 through the first quarter and 28-26 at the half, while holding Wincowski to 15 points. The Sandstoners opened the second half on an 8-1 tun to open a 36-27 lead. Potsdam led by as much as eight points in the third quarter, but the Lake George clawed its away back and trailed just 44-43 by the end of the third period. After Potsdam tied the contest 54-all with 1:51 to go, Wincowski was hit on the succeeding three-point attempt and buried all three foul shots. He then proceeded to net an additional 12 straight points in the closing frenzy. For Potsdam, Dequan Pitts struck for 19 points, while Brian Cole tossed in 16 points. Potsdam closed out its season at 17-6 and in the state’s Elite Eight.

potsdam pulls away in 2nd half to win "b" title 71-39

The Potsdam Sandstoners hold their Class C Championship banner following a 71-39 win over Brushton-Moira. The Sandstoners stormed out of the gate to take a 15-4 lead, but the Panthers climbed back to within a point, 21-20, late in the first half. However, Potsdam controlled the remainder of the game, coasting to a 71-39 victory in the Section X Class B title game. (Drew Gearsbeck photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Potsdam’s Jack Byrnes (21) is double-teamed in the paint by Brushton-Moira’s Chase Bassett (30) and Alex Burnett (5).  Potsdam was led by Jake Mitchell with a game-best 23 points, followed by Dequan Pitts with 14 and Byrnes with 11 points.  Brushton-Moira was led by Alex Burnett with 14 points, while Chase Bassett with 10 and Taylor Tallman with eight points.  Potsdam will face Harrisville in the Section X overall semifinals, before moving on to state play.  Brushton-Moira closed its season at 5-15 overall.


St. Lawrence Central’s Ethan Simonds (22) goes up for the layup past Norwood-Norfolk’s Dustin Fisher (30) and Trent Saumier (15).  The game was tied midway through the fourth quarter, but the Larries' sharpshooting provided the final surge in a 44-34 victory over the Flyers in the Section X Class C play-in round.  (Brock Simons photo) Game Gallery

Norwood-Norfolk’s Dustin Fisher (30) leaps up for a rebound late in the contest.  Shiloh Winters paced the Larries with 19 points, while Nate Arquiett chipped in eight points.  Norwood-Norfolk's Zachary Benware and Travis Gay led a balanced Flyer attack with 12 points each.  The Larries advance to face top-seeded Potsdam in the Class C semifinals.  The Flyers ended their season at 1-18 overall.


Section X & New York State Class A Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Class A Scoreboard


NYS Class A Playoffs at SUNY Potsdam
Christian Brothers Academy (III) 67, Malone (X) 40



Class A Championship Game at SUNY Canton
(#2) Malone 68, (#1) Massena 62 (OT)


Malone’s Camron Gallagher (32) splits the Massena defense for a bucket in the second quarter of the title game. After Massena jumped out to a 7-0 lead, Malone closed the gap and the game stayed within seven points or less the rest of game. The Huskies surged past the Raiders in overtime to claim a 68-62 victory in the Section X Boys Class A Championship. The Huskies chipped away to end the first quarter within four points, 21-17, but then ran off the first five points of the second frame to establish their first lead on Jared Moody’s three pointer. Malone led 30-27 at the half. Massena regained the upper hand in the second half, taking a five-point lead into the final two minutes, only to see the Huskies tally the final five points of regulation to establish a 57-57 tie and force overtime. In the extra period, Massena took the first lead 61-60 on Bailey Terry’s free throw. However, Malone’s Zach Raymond answered with a pivotal three-pointer on the next play. Malone gained a 63-61 lead, which they did not relinquish. Massena was led by Nate Currier and Dante Viskovich with 14 points each, while Bailey LaBarge added 11 points. Massena had 31 free-throw attempts on the evening, but a critical factor was 16 missed shots.(Brock Simons photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Massena’s Bailey Terry (10) soars high to block the shot off the backboard.  Massena started the game with a 7-0 run, but the Huskies battled back. Four quarters was not enough to decide the Section X Class A Championship. The Huskies out-dueled Massena 11-5 in the overtime period to claim a 68-62 championship.  Malone advances to the New York State playoffs against a Section III champion to be determined. Massena ended its season at 11-8 overall.

CBA ends huskies season in third quarter surge 67-40

Malone’s Camron Gallager (32) leaps over Christian Brothers Academy’s Dan Domico (33) to earn two points and chip away at the CBA lead. The Huskies rallied late in the second period to bring the game within nine points. However a scoring surge by CBA in the third quarter lead them to a 67-40 victory.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Malone’s Zach Raymond (4) blocks the path to the basket for Christian Brothers Academy’s Monte Stroman (22). Stroman led CBA scoring with 18 points while teammate Emmett Dunn followed with 12 points.  Christian Brothers scored the first seven points, built a 20-10 first-quarter lead and 32-19 halftime advantage, before downing the Malone Huskies 67-40 in the New York State Class A Region II semifinal at SUNY Potsdam. For Malone, the Huskies were led by Camron Gallagher who put up 11 points, followed by Jacob Poupore with nine points, while Ben Walley added seven. The Malone Huskies closed out their season at 8-13.




Section X Overall Championship

 NCSN Boys Class A Scoreboard


Section X Overall Championship- SUNY Potsdam
(B) Ogdensburg 61, (C) Potsdam 48



Section X Overall Semifinals- at SUNY Potsdam
(B) Ogdensburg 86, (A) Malone 49
(C) Potsdam 41, (D) Harrisville 36


Ogdensburg’s Seth Pinkerton (10) leaps over Malone defender Charles O’Connor (20) to sink the short jump shot to put the Blue Devils up by 25 points at the beginning of the second quarter. The Blue Devils jumped out to a 31-11 lead in the first quarter, before cruising past the Huskies 86-49 in the Section X overall semifinal. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery NCSN Broadcast

Malone’s Jacob Poupore (15) takes the jumper to earn two points in the second quarter against Justin Ross (23) who tries to draw the charge. The Huskies were led in scoring by Camron Gallagher with 16 points, while Jason Spaulding chipped in eight points.  For Ogdensburg, Kinnon LaRose netted 26 points, including 21 in the first half and 10-for-11 from the free-throw line. Dakota Brady added 12 points and Seth Pinkerton 10.  Ogdensburg will advance to the Section X Overall Championship to face Class C Champion Potsdam. Malone will advance to the New York State Playoffs to face Peru. 

LaRose win jukowski award for SECOnd year in a row

Ogdensburg’s Kinnon LaRose is the recipient of this year's Joe Jukowski award, becoming the first player in the 41-year history of the award to win  in back-to-back years.  Other nominees included Harrisville’s Nate Weaver, Salmon River’s Antoine Domino and Ogdensburg’s Jack Manke. (Cody Jenne photo)  Awards Gallery

Ogdensburg wins overall championship past potsdam

Ogdensburg’s Dakota Brady (24) earns the hook shot past Potsdam’s Dequan Pitts (35) to extend the Blue Devils lead by six in second quarter. Jake Mitchell sank a three-pointer from half court to end the half to cut the O.F.A. lead to 25-21. Ogdensburg fended off Potsdam rallies in the second half to win the Section X Overall Championship 61-48.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Potsdam’s Connor Prosper (23) looks to dribble past O.F.A. defender Seth Pinkerton (10).  The Blue Devils claimed their third straight Section X title by pulling away from Potsdam in the second half for a 61-48 victory. Potsdam fell behind 18-8 n the first quarter, but chipped away to get with four points, 25-21 at the half, when Jake Mitchell tossed in a running shot just past midcourt for a three-pointer. The game stayed close in the opening of the second half, before O.F.A. began to slowly build and a 43-35 lead by the end of the third quarter. A 9-2 run to start the fourth quarter virtually put the game away. The Blue Devils were led by Kinnon LaRose who netted 27 points, went 8-for-10 from the charity stripe and hauled down 15 rebounds. Jack Manke chipped in 10 points with 11 boards. Ethan VanBlommestein led Potsdam with 15 points. Both teams head to state playoff action with state rankings to their list of credentials. Ogdensburg was ranked sixth in Class B and Potsdam 13th in Class C in this week’s New York State Sportswriters Association polls.

Sandstoners score late to defeat harrisville 41-36

Potsdam’s Jake Mitchell (1) splits between Harrisville’s Jared Dreythaler (2) and Brennan Best (24) to create a layup midway through the second quarter. The Pirates rallied to within one point in the last 30 seconds of the game, but Potsdam hung on for the 41-36 victory in the Section X overall semifinal.  (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Harrisville’s Nate Weaver (10) leaps between Potsdam defenders Matt Stone (24), Dequan Pitts (35) and Jack Byrnes (21) to sink a ten-foot jumper in the second quarter. Harrisville’s Nate Weaver led a 13-0 run throughout the fourth quarter to bring the Pirates within one point.  However, Potsdam’s Jack Byrnes sunk a layup with four seconds remaining for their first points of the quarter and added two foul shots to seal the Sandstoners' 41-36 victory over Harrisville. The Sandstoners advanced to the Section X Overall Championship to face the Ogdensburg Blue Devils at 6:30 Friday at Maxcy Hall. The Pirates continue to the New York State Class D opening round on March 11th to face the Section II Champion.


Section X Class D Playoffs

 NCSN Boys Class D Scoreboard


NYS Class D Playoffs at Saratoga HS
Germantown (II) 47, Harrisville (X) 45



Section X Class D Championship - SUNY Canton
(#2) Harrisville 49, (#5) Morristown 42



Class D Semifinals - at SUNY Canton Field House
(#2) Harrisville 47, (#3) Madrid-Waddington 42 (OT)
(#5) Morristown 55, (#1) Chateauguay 35



Class D Quarterfinal at SUNY Canton Field House
(#3) Madrid-Waddington 54, (#6) Heuvelton 43
(#2) Harrisville 64, (#7) Edwards-Knox 32
(#5) Morristown 46, (#4) St. Regis Falls 32
(#1) Chateauguay 47, (# 9) Hammond 32



Class D Play-In Round - at Home of Higher Seed
(#9) Hammond 50, (#8) Lisbon 47 (OT)
(#7) Edwards-Knox 55, (#10) Colton-Pierrepont 48
(#6) Heuvelton 69, (#11) Parishville-Hopkinton 34
(#5) Morristown 68, (#12) Hermon-DeKalb 32
(#4) St. Regis Falls 77, (#13) Clifton-Fine 32

harrisville wins 47-42 in ot to advance to championship

Harrisville’s Brennan Best (24) spins past two Madrid-Waddington defenders to get the layup off, but the shot is blocked by Madrid-Waddington’s Aaron Armstrong. The Pirates claimed an overtime win over the Yellow Jackets, 47-42, to advance to the Class D championship against Morristown. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Madrid-Waddington’s David Ohdendal (4) earns the open layup past Harrisville’s Jared Dreythaler (2) to tie the Pirates 9-9 near the end of the first quarter.  After a 40-40 tie at the end of regulation, second-seeded Harrisville allowed just two points and outscored #3-seeded Madrid-Waddington 7-2 in the overtime frame to claim a 47-42 Class D semifinal win and thwart M-W’s bid to defend last year’s title. The Pirates’ Nate Weaver had the hot hand with 18 points, while Aaron Armstrong and David Odendahl led the Yellow Jackets with 13 and 12 points respectively. Harrisville faces Morristown for the Class D title. Madrid-Waddington finished its season at 14-5.

Chateaugay digs out 47-32 over pesky RED DEVILS

Chateaugay guard Jordan Martin (12) goes over Hammond defender Nick Jewett (55) for the bucket during the Section X Class D quarterfinals. The ninth-seeded Red Devils gave the top-seeded Bulldogs the strongest challenge of the four quarterfinals, keeping Chateaugay within four points into the fourth quarter. However, the Bulldogs took advantage of several Hammond turnovers late in the game and won 47-32.  (Brock Simons photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Hammond’s Sean Walsh (23) goes over Chateaugay's Austin Green (21) for two of his six points.  Chateaugay’s Derek LaBare led all scorers with 17 points, while Jordan Martin added 11 to pace the win.  Hammond’s Payton Frisina with 12 points.  Chateaugay advances to face Morristown in the semifinal round.  Hammond finished the season 9-11.

harrisville uses early run to down e-k cougars 64-32

Edwards-Knox’s Caleb Rowe (2) scoops up a shot between Harrisville’s Jared Dreythaler and Chris Sullivan (4). The Pirates pushed the pace early to take a 36-23 lead into the half. Harrisville doubled up the Cougars 64-32 to advance to the Class D semifinals against Madrid-Waddington. (Drew Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Harrisville’s Brennan Best (24) fires up a turnaround jumper over Edwards-Knox’s Jarred Meilleur (55).  Brennan Best led the way with 19 points, while Weaver added 16 points and Jared Dreythaler popped in 14 for the Pirates. Jeremiah Randall with nine points and Cody Rowe with eight points paced the Cougars who finished their season at 9-10 overall.

Vollmer lifts morristown past hermon-Dekalb 68-32

Morristown’s Devin Dulmage (23) cuts through three Hermon-DeKalb defenders to create an open layup and extend on the Green Rockets' lead to 15 to begin the fourth quarter. The Rockets defeated the Green Demons 68-32 in the Class D opening round.  (Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Hermon-DeKalb’s Zach Robinson (10) takes the three-pointer over Morristown defender Ryan Vollmer (5). Vollmer led the Green Rockets in scoring with 22 points.  Zack Robinson led the Green Demons with 14 points in the Class D opening round game. The #5-seeded Rockets advanceto face (#4) St. Regis Falls in the Class D quarterfinals at 5:30pm.  Hermon-DeKalb closed out their season with an overall record of 3-15.


Colton-Pierrepont's Zach Farr (14) skies up to swat away a shot attempt by Edwards-Knox's Jimmy Smith.  The Cougars rolled out to an early nine point lead, but the Colts continually chipped away to keep the game close.  Edwards-Knox held off Colton-Pierrepont 55-48 in the opening of the Section X Class D playoffs.  (Abby Hale photo)  Game Gallery

Cotlon-Pierrepont's Jacob Thomas (20) wards off an attempt by Edwards-Knox's Jeremiah Randall (10) to swipe the ball against a potential Colts' breakout.  Randall racked up 27 points, outdueling Colton-Pierrepont's Riley Doyle who splashed 24.  The Cougars advanced to the Section X Class D quarterfinals to face Harrisville, after a 55-48 triumph over the Colts in the opening round.  Trent White added 15 points for E-K.  The Colts folded their season at 6-13.


Two players racked up 20-plus points in St. Regis Falls’ 77-32 victory over Clifton-Fine in the opening round of the Section X Class D playoffs. Ryan Duquette led the way with 21 points, while Tyler Fraser produced 20 points and seven rebounds in the Saints’ win. Sage Allen also chipped in 13 points. The #4-seeded Saints advance to face #5-rated Morristown in the quarterfinal round. Chase Koster scored 11 points to lead the Eagles who closed out their season at 1-17 overall.


The Section X Champion Harrisville Pirates gave up a 41-35 advantage to start the fourth quarter, scoring just four points in the final frame, in bowing to Germantown 47-45 in the New York State Class D Region II semifinals in Saratoga. The Pirates tied the game 45-45 in the final minute, but fell on two final free throws in the closing seconds. Nate Weaver led the Pirates with a game-best 18 points, while Jared Dreythaler dropped in 13 points, Brennan Best added eight and Ryan Weaver contributed six points. Germantown was led by Tyler Fuchs netted 13 points and Logan Rifenburgh with 11.

Harrisville captures title BEATING Morristown 49-42

Harrisville’s Nate Weaver (10) cuts between Morristown defenders Zack Kanaly (15) and Ryan Vollmer (5) to sink the distance three-pointer to close within one point in the first quarter. The #2-seeded Pirates outscored the fifth-seeded Green Rockets 15-9 in the fourth quarter to win 49-42 and capture the Section X Class D Championship. (Cody Jenne photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Morristown’s Ryan Vollmer (5) splits Harrisville defenders Ryan Weaver (22) and Trenton Sullivan (40) to create the open opportunity for the layup. Vollmer and Jake VanArnum each scored 11 points to lead the Rockets' scoring. The Pirates were led by the duo of Nate Weaver and Brennan Best each putting up 14 points.  Harrisville captured the Section X Class D Championship for th efirst time since 2003, beating Morristown 49-42. Harrisville now advances to the Section X overall tournament to face the Class C Champion Potsdam, before entering the New York State playoffs to face the Section II representative on March 11th at Saratoga High School at 7pm.

(#5) Morristown stun (#1) bulldogs 55-35 to advance

Morristown’s Devin Dulmage (23) earns the layup leaping over Chateaugay defender Austin Green (20) to put the Green Rockets ahead 21-7 midway through the second quarter. A strong start lifted Morristown past the Bulldogs 55-35 to advance to the Class D Championship to face the Harrisville Pirates.  (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery

Chateaugay’s Tyler Jones (15) cuts past Morristown defender Devin Dulmage (23) to create an open layup to chip away at the Green Rockets' lead to close out the second quarter.  Devin Dulmage led the #5-seeded Green Rockets with 20 points in a 55-35 win over top-seeded Chateaugay in the Class D semifinal at SUNY Canton. Adding to the cause was Jacob Fox with 11 points. The Rockets get a rematch with Harrisville for the Class D title. Zach Cowan scored 13 points to lead the Bulldogs who closed out the season with a 17-2 overall record.

yellow jackets advance to semis with 54-43 victory

Madrid-Waddington’s Dakota Matthie runs into Heuvelton’s Brayden Cougler who blocks his shot attempt. The Jackets’ strong full-court defense forced several turnovers in the early stages of the game to build a 36-18 at the half, then coasted to a 54-43 victory to advance to the Class D semifinals. (Drew Gearsbeck photo) Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Heuvelton’s Mike Martin (25) fires up a left-handed floater over the outstretched reach of Madrid-Waddington’s David Odendahl.  Madrid-Waddington broke out to a 21-10 lead through the first eight minutes, then never led the Bulldogs back within ten points. Odendahl and Aaron Armstrong produced mirror-image 19-point games, both with four assists and four steals. Cole Piercey netted 15 points to top the scoring for Heuvelton that bowed out at 10-10 overall.

rockets' defense and fast break beats saints 46-32

Morristown’s Ryan Vollmer (green) goes up and under for the reverse layup against St. Regis Falls' Jesse Goodrow. The Rockets upended the Saints with tough defense, allowing St. Regis just seven points in the first half. Morristown won the game 46-32 and goes on to play Chateaugay in the semifinal round. (Simons photo)  Game Gallery  NCSN Broadcast

Saint’s forward Sage Allen-Recor (35) scores a layup against Morristown. Morristown’s Jacob VanArnam led the game with 22 points, while Ryan Vollmer chipped in 11.  St. Regis was led by Tyler Fraser and Sage Allen-Recor both with 10 points each.  St. Regis closes out at 15-5 overall. 

Red Devils defeat Golden Knights in OT thriller 50-47

 Hammond’s Brock Tulley (3) drives hard to the hoop in the first quarter against Lisbon. Tulley scored eight points.  In a close battle, the teams went overtime.  The Red Devils won their first playoff game in eight years, fending off the host Golden Knights 50-47 in the Section X Class D opening round.  (Brock Simons photo)  Game Gallery

Lisbon’s Alex Gravelin (33) goes up for the block against Hammond.  Ninth-seeded Hammond took the host #8-seeded Golden Knights into overtime for a 50-47 victory.  Peyton Frisina scored 17 points, while Brock Tulley added eight points in the win.  Hammond goes on to play the top-seeded Chateaugay Bulldogs in the quarterfinal round.  Lisbon was led by Kobe Jordan with 16 points, while Hunter Forsythe chipped in nine points.  Lisbon closed out at 7-12 overall.

Heuvelton advance past P-H panthers IN OPENING ROUND

Heuvelton’s Casey Smith (23) earns the layup while facing strong defense from Parishville-Hopkinton’s Mike Charleston (12) and Michael Cook (20). The Bulldogs began the game on a 10-2 run and carried the momentum to a 69-34 win over the Panthers in the Class D opening round. The #6-seeded Bulldogs advance to face (#3) Madrid-Waddington in the quarterfinals. (Cody Jenne photo) Game Gallery
Parishville-Hopkinton’s Connor Sullivan (44) takes the layup past Heuvelton defender Cole Piercey (5).  Piercey led the Bulldogs with 13 points, followed closely by Victor Gagnon who scored 11. Leading the way for Parishville-Hopkinton was Mike Charleston with 12 points.  Parishville-Hopkinton closed out the season with a 5-14 overall record.